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Connections European River Cruise Journeys

Paris, Burgundy & a South of France Cruise 2020


11 days from $9,495

Limited to 24 guests

Stay in boutique hotels in Paris and Beaune, sample fresh-baked pastries on a food walk through Montmartre, and ply the Saône and Rhône rivers during a seven-night cruise through the south of France, with exclusive shore excursions.

A&K Advantages

Cruise the Saône and Rhône rivers, experiencing 11 days of exclusive sightseeing in your private small-group vehicle, escorted by your own Resident Tour Director

Stay at intimate hotels in Paris and Beaune, carefully chosen for their central locations and historic splendors

Enjoy seven meals ashore that highlight authentic local cuisine, including lunch at a Provençal farmhouse and dinner in Avignon

Set out on a food walk in the colorful Montmartre district of Paris, stopping to sample local delicacies along the way

Itinerary at a Glance

DAY 1
Arrive Paris, France
DAY 2
Paris | Surveying the City of Light
Day 3
Beaune | Medieval Marvel
DAY 4
Beaune | Wine Capital of Burgundy
DAY 5
Mâcon | A Taste of Chardonnay
DAY 6
Chalon-Sur-Saône | Riverside Town
DAY 7
Lyon | Historic Old Quarter
DAY 8
Avignon | Magnificent Palais des Papes
DAY 9
Sénanque & Arles | Footsteps of Van Gogh
DAY 10
Viviers | Local Pastimes
DAY 11
Depart Lyon
DAY 1
Arrive Paris, France

Arrive in Paris, where you are met and transferred to your elegant boutique hotel for check-in.

Hôtel Napoléon
Meals: Dinner
DAY 2
Paris | Surveying the City of Light

Explore the heart of medieval Paris this morning, with stops at Sainte-Chapelle and the Conciergerie and views of Notre-Dame de Paris. After lunch at a local restaurant, the remainder of the day is at leisure.

Hôtel Napoléon
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Day 3
Beaune | Medieval Marvel

Set out on a food walk in Montmartre, stopping to sample fresh-baked pastries, just-plucked produce and a variety of local delicacies. Transfer to Beaune to visit Hôtel-Dieu, a 15th-century charity hospital.

Hôtel Le Cep
Meals: Breakfast
DAY 4
Beaune | Wine Capital of Burgundy

Travel to a family-run mustard mill for a private small-group tour and opportunity to make the piquant condiment. Join a local sommelier in his home for a tasting of vintage wines, followed by lunch. Next, travel to Lyon and board your ship with priority embarkation.

'Amadeus Provence'
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
DAY 5
Mâcon | A Taste of Chardonnay

Arrive this morning in Mâcon. Travel to Cluny to tour the abbey. After lunch, continue to Chardonnay for a private wine tasting.

'Amadeus Provence'
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
DAY 6
Chalon-Sur-Saône | Riverside Town

Dock in picturesque Chalon-sur-Saône and spend a morning at leisure exploring this delightful riverside town. After lunch aboard ship, visit medieval Brancion, continuing to the 17th-century Château de Cormatin.

'Amadeus Provence'
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
DAY 7
Lyon | Historic Old Quarter

Arrive in Lyon to tour its old quarter, walking the hidden passageways of Croix-Rousse Hill and visiting a silk weavers’ workshop. Visit the Basilica of Notre-Dame de Fourvière, which overlooks the city.

'Amadeus Provence'
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
DAY 8
Avignon | Magnificent Palais des Papes

Explore Avignon, the 14th-century seat of Catholic popes. Continue to Pont du Gard for lunch in the shadow of the great aqueduct, followed by a tour. Back in Avignon, enjoy an exclusive dinner ashore.

'Amadeus Provence'
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
DAY 9
Sénanque & Arles | Footsteps of Van Gogh

Begin your excursion in Arles, where Vincent van Gogh painted Café Terrace at Night, and stand in the exact spot where the artist set up his easel. In Saint Paul-de-Mausole, stop at a family-run Provençal farm for a home-cooked lunch. Complete the day at the Cistercian Abbey of Sénanque, famous for its fields of lavender.

'Amadeus Provence'
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
DAY 10
Viviers | Local Pastimes

Visit Viviers on the Rhône River, meet some residents and play a traditional game of pétanque. Tonight, join the captain for a celebratory gala dinner.

'Amadeus Provence'
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
DAY 11
Depart Lyon

After breakfast, transfer to Lyon Airport, where you board your homebound flight for departure.

Meals: Breakfast


Prices are in USD, per person, based on double occupancy.

  • May 18 - May 28
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    B-4 Strauss-Deck
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    $9,495
    Single Supplement
    $2,395
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    Limited Availability
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    B-1 Strauss-Deck
    Price
    $9,895
    Single Supplement
    $3,395
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    A-1 Mozart-Deck
    Price
    $10,695
    Single Supplement
    $4,495
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    Amadeus Suite Mozart-Deck
    Price
    $11,495
    Single Supplement
    $6,895
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  • Jun 22 - Jul 02
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    Cabin Class
    B-4 Strauss-Deck
    Price
    $9,495
    Single Supplement
    $2,395
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    Limited Availability
    Cabin Class
    B-1 Strauss-Deck
    Price
    $9,895
    Single Supplement
    $3,395
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    Available
    Cabin Class
    A-1 Mozart-Deck
    Price
    $10,695
    Single Supplement
    $4,495
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    Available
    Cabin Class
    Amadeus Suite Mozart-Deck
    Price
    $11,495
    Single Supplement
    $6,895
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    Available
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  • Aug 31 - Sep 10
    Available
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    Single Supplement
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    Cabin Class
    B-4 Strauss-Deck
    Price
    $9,495
    Single Supplement
    $2,395
    Availability
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    Cabin Class
    B-1 Strauss-Deck
    Price
    $9,895
    Single Supplement
    $3,395
    Availability
    Available
    Cabin Class
    A-1 Mozart-Deck
    Price
    $10,695
    Single Supplement
    $4,495
    Availability
    Available
    Cabin Class
    Amadeus Suite Mozart-Deck
    Price
    $11,495
    Single Supplement
    $6,895
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    Available
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Journey Details

High or low water levels may impact sailing and require changes to the itinerary.

Minimum age is 12 years.

First group event: welcome briefing at 6:00 p.m. on Day 1.

Last group event: ship arrival in Lyon at 8:00 a.m. on Day 11.


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