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RIVER CRUISE

TASTE OF BORDEAUX

                                   7-NIGHT CRUISE

CRUISE FROM : BORDEAUX TO BORDEAUX

Travel to France’s legendary wine capital, Bordeaux. Iconic châteaux, timeless vineyards and delicious wine tastings are plentiful as you visit Libourne, Blaye, Bourg, Pauillac and Cadillac. This trip is a must for anyone interested in the best of French culture, lifestyle, wine and food.

COUNTRIES: FRANCE

RIVERS: GARONNE, DORDOGNE

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BORDEAUX TO BORDEAUX

DAY 1 Bordeaux

EMBARKATION

DAY 2 Bordeaux

Morning scenic cruising

Libourne

Saint-Émilion excursion and Grand Cru Classé wine tasting

OR Saint-Émilion Excursion

OR Château de Vayres

OR Saint-Émilion bike tour and wine tasting

DAY 3 Libourne

Bastide town and market visit

OR Fronsac Wine Tasting

OR Château Boutinet hike with wine and tapas tasting

Blaye

Free evening

DAY 4 Blaye

Citadel visit

OR Blaye bike tour towards Les Etauliers

Blaye to Bourg bike tour

Bourg

Bourg walking tour and Carriage Museum

Exclusive wine festival

DAY 5 Pauillac

Medoc Grand Cru Classé wine tasting and scenic vineyard tour

OR Lynch Bages Village visit & local specialties tasting

OR Soulac-sur-Mer excursion

DAY 6 Cadillac

Roquetaillade Castle with Sauternes wine tasting

Bordeaux

OR Roquetaillade and Cadillac visit

OR Cadillac bike tour

DAY 7 Bordeaux

UNESCO city tour and Wine Museum and market tasting

OR Bordeaux bike tour

Bordeaux Cite du Vin visit

OR Bassins de Lumières show

Illuminations cruise

DAY 8 Bordeaux

DISEMBARKATION

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FLAVORS OF PORTUGAL & SPAIN

7-NIGHT CRUISE

CRUISE FROM : VEGA DE TERRÓN TO PORTO

After visiting Spain’s timeless jewels, Madrid, Toledo and Salamanca, set sail along the UNESCO-designated Douro River. Taste new wines from Old World villages and sample the flavors of Portuguese cuisine. Explore Portugal’s timeless cities, Porto, the beautiful “City of Bridges,” and the seven hills of cosmopolitan Lisbon, uncovering a treasure trove of Old-World architecture and a wealth of stories about its famed explorers. Visit the seaside town of Sintra, one of the loveliest mountain villages in Portugal and a favorite summer residence of the Portuguese royal family for more than 500 years. Historic places, unspoiled beauty and distinctive wines are yours to be enjoyed as you savor the flavors of Spain and Portugal.

COUNTRIES: PORTUGAL, SPAIN

RIVERS: DOURO

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DAY 1 Vega de Terrón

EMBARKATION

DAY 2 Vega de Terrón

Castelo Rodrigo tour with tasting of regional fare

OR Castelo Rodrigo hike with tasting of regional fare

Pinhão

Local quinta wine tasting

 

DAY 3 Pinhão

Pinhão train station hike

Quinta de Avesseda lunch

DAY 4 Régua

Lamego tour and Bôlas tasting

OR Holy Staircase hike and Bôlas tasting

Mateus Palace and gardens

DAY 5 Régua

Scenic Cruising

Entre-os-Rios

Dinner at local quinta

DAY 6 Entre-os-Rios

Scenic Cruising

Porto

“City of Bridges” tour and Port wine tasting

OR Porto hike with Port wine tasting

DAY 7 Porto

Free time

DAY 8 Porto

DISEMBARKATION

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          COLORS OF PROVENCE

AUGUST 24 - SEPTEMBER 3, 2023

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We are delighted to announce our first ever “Soulful Epicurean Experience.” Join AmaWaterways aboard the award-winning AmaKristina in Arles as we sail through the South of France along the Rhône River to Lyon. Explore the cultural history of Marseille, delight in live performances on board and on shore and conclude your journey in Paris, where many Black artists, writers and entertainers made their mark. Enjoy a variety of experiences exclusive to this special itinerary, such as guided tours showcasing jazz, food and wine, all while shining a light on Black heritage.

What's Included in Your River Cruise and Land Package:

 

  • 7-night river cruise in an elegantly appointed riverview stateroom

  • All fine dining in multiple venues on board, including The Chef’s Table specialty restaurant

  • Complimentary wine, beer and soft drinks with lunch and dinner

  • Daily Sip & Sail Cocktail Hour

  • A variety of included excursions each day, such as guided hikes, bike rides and tasting tours

  • Complimentary high-quality Wi-Fi

  • Transfer from the ship to your hotel in Paris via TGV high-speed train

  • A 3-night stay at the Renaissance Arc de Triomphe hotel in Paris* with daily breakfast

  • Specially curated Josephine Baker excursion and “Black History of Paris” city tour

  • The services of one of our wonderful Cruise Managers throughout your river cruise and land journey

Additional experiences exclusive to this sailing are being curated and will be announced soon.

Date        Destination                                            Activities

Day 1         Arles                                             EMBARKATION

Day 2         Arles                              Marseille Full-Day Black Heritage Tour

                  Avignon                         Evening cruise to illuminated Pont d'Avignon

Day 3         Avignon                         Morning walking tour and Papal Palace
                                                                    OR Tastes of Avignon
                                                                          Pont Du Gard
                                                                     OR Avignon bike tour
                                                                Evening jazz performance

Day 4          Viviers                           Grignan excursion and Truffle Farm

                 Le Pouzin                                             TBA

Day 5         Tournon                        Exclusive private steam train ride
                                                             OR Red Wine and Chocolate
                                                     OR Hermitage hike and wine tasting

                                                       VienneEvening jazz performance

Day 6         Vienne                             Roman ruins walking tour
                                                             OR Mount Pipet hike
                                                            OR ViaRhôna bike tour

                   Lyon                                         Lyon city tour
                                                         OR Les Halles market tour
                                                             OR Lyon bike tour

Day 7      Villefranche                            Beaujolais excursion

Day 8         Lyon                                    DISEMBARKATION

                  Paris                                    Check into your hotel

Day 9         Paris                                  Exclusive Josephine Baker excursion

Day 10       Paris                                 "Black History of Paris" tour

Day 11       Paris                                     Return flight home