• Summary
    Lyon by Night

    Enjoy the fascination of a cruise on the French rivers Rhône and Saône through one of Europe's most beautiful Countryside with almost innumerable highlights: world famous wine-growing regions such as Cote d' Or, unique Landscapes such as that of Burgundy, the splendid view on the historic towns and monuments. The cruise on your floating hotel is without doubt the best way to savor the matchless French savoir vivre by exploring Provence,a very special corner of Europe.

    Included Features

    • 8-day river cruise with large, outside river-view stateroom featuring French Balconies
    • 7 Cultural Enrichment shore excursions with local expert guides
    • Complimentary state-of-the-art audio headsets
    • Services of an experienced and attentive Cruise Director
    • Services of an Onboard Concierge, dedicated to the individual experience seeker
    • Gourmet dining with all meals included – 7 breakfasts, 6 lunches and 7 dinners featuring fine local ingredients and regional specialties
    • Welcome Aboard cocktail party & dinner and Captain’s Farewell gala dinner
    • A featured off-ship meal and cultural event
    • Free-flowing red & white wines from Europe's famous wine regions, with every dinner on board
    • Visit UNESCO World Heritage Sites
    • All English language on board
    • All airport/ship transfers
    • All Port Charges included
    • All local taxes and entrance fees
    • Complimentary use of onboard bicycles
    • Wi-Fi onboard – connection speeds may vary

    7 Included Excursions

    • Mâconais and Museum of wine
    • Cluny Abbey
    • Beaune and the Burgundy
    • City tour Lyon
    • City walk Avignon with Pope palace
    • Nature Reserve Camargue
    • Valley of the Ardèche

    Not Included Features

    • Tips
    • Insurance
    • Personal Expenses

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  • Itinerary

    ITINERARY

    Day 1: Lyon

    You embark at the port of Lyon in the afternoon. Once you have found your way round your 'floating hotel' there'll be a welcome cocktail party before dinner is served on board. The ship leaves Lyon in the course of the evening.

    Day 2: Macon

    In the morning you arrive at Mâcon, a town set in the lovely countryside adjoining the river Saône in the south of Burgundy. After breakfast there'll be our "Mâconais and Museum of wine" tour (*). The romantic Beaujolais scenery, with its castles and vineyards, unfolds as we drive along the wine trail. The highlight of this excursion is visiting an unusual museum dedicated to all aspects of Beaujolais as a world-famous brand. How could a wine-tasting session not be included at this juncture?! After lunch back on board there'll be a trip to Cluny abbey (*). In the early Middle Ages Cluny was Europe's most influential monastery, controlling several hundred monastic foundations throughout Europe, as far afield as Scotland and Poland. Cluny's abbey church was the world's largest Christian structure until the building of St. Peter's in Rome. Unfortunately only a few remnants of Cluny survived the French revolution but they are nonetheless impressive. After dinner the Amadeus Symphony continues its journey to Chalon-sur- Saône.
     

    Chalon Sur Saone


    Day 3: Chalon Sur Saone - Tournus

    Once we have docked in Chalon-sur-Saône, those who have booked the excursion "Beaune and the Burgundy" (*) drive to Beaune, the wine-growing centre. In addition to visiting the Hôtel-Dieu, which was an alms-house dating back to the 15th century, this trip guides you through the history of viniculture and includes a wine-tasting session at a famous tavern. After lunch on board there'll be a drive to the medieval villages of "Brancion and Cormatin" (*). Take a pleasant stroll through Brancion, with its old castle towering above, and then visit the magnificent castle of Cormatin with its extensive gardens. If you prefer not to go on this excursion, you can stay on board and just watch the lovely Burgundian landscape passing by. The vessel stops briefly in the evening in Tournus, where those who have been on the trip rejoin us.

    Day 4: Lyon

    The Amadeus Symphony docks back in Lyon early in the morning. Our guided tour of Lyon (*) enables you to absorb the city's most important sights. The centre of the city has an impressive wealth of elegant squares and ancient buildings (those in the central Place des Terreaux being particularly splendid). The old quarter on the bank of the Saône has been a World Heritage Site since 1998. During lunch our ship continues its voyage south.

    Day 5: Avignon

    We arrive at Avignon after breakfast. The folk-song about its old stone bridge has made this city'sname familiar to people all over the world. Avignon is one of the few cities whose medieval walls have been almost completely preserved. The Popes who resided in Avignon were responsible for building its vast imposing Palais des Papes, whose steeply rising façade bears witness to their hegemony. It can be visited in the morning in the course of our guided walk round the city (*). In the Afternoon you can either savour the hustle and bustle in the narrow streets and squares of Avignon's old quarter or you join our excursion to Pont du Gard and Uzès (*). The perfectly preserved Pont du Gard ranks as one of the architectural masterpieces of the ancient world. For more than two thousand years this Roman aqueduct supplied water to vast tracts of the Roman provinces in southern France. This trip includes time to stroll through the picturesque little town of Uzès with its narrow streets and sleepy squares before we return to the ship for dinner. The vessel remains moored overnight in Avignon.
     

    Arles Roman Ampitheatre


    Day 6: Avignon - Arles

    In the morning you can join our trip to the unique coastal scenery of the Camargue (*), Land and sea seem to merge in the marshlands of the Camargue, where nature reigns and – if you are lucky – you might see some of its famous wild horses and flamingoes. The excursion ends in Arles. Arles has plenty of historical buildings and Roman remains for you to explore during our city walk (*). After dinner the vessel travels upstream again.
    Amadeus S 3

     


    Day 7: Viviers - Le Pouzin

    From Viviers you can visit one of France's most interesting geographical features, the Ardèche gorge (*). Over several millennia waterpower has carved this very romantic gorge out through limestone. The coach will follow the river as it meanders through the gorge, which is 300-m deep in places, and you will see the famous Pont d´Arc – a natural stone bridge that has become an icon for the Ardèche region. Meanwhile the Amadeus Symphony continues to Le Pouzin, where those who have been on the coach trip rejoin it. The last stretch starts during lunch as the vessel returns to Lyon. On this final evening of your cruise, the captain welcomes everyone to a special dinner and the splendid ship's orchestra, which has been entertaining you in the bar throughout the cruise, will do its best to persuade you to take a turn on the dance floor.

    Day 8: Lyon

    Disembarkation is after breakfast in Lyon. End of the cruise.

    Amadeus S Panorama Bar

  • Map
     
  • Dates & Prices 2014

    Vessel:

    Departure Dates:
     

    C-A* Haydn

    C-1 Haydn

    B-4**Strauss

    B-1 Strauss

    A-1 Mozart

    Suite Mozart

    Amadaeus

    Symphony
     

    March

    27

    $2196

    $2548

    $3178

    $3289

    $3620

    $4288

    April

    10, 17, 24

    $2273

    $2618

    $3228

    $3446

    $3698

    $4348

    May

    08, 15, 22

    $2875

    $3198

    $3478

    $3628

    $3938

    $4619

    June

    26

    $2875

    $3198

    $3478

    $3628

    $3938

    $4619

    July

    10, 17, 31

    $2875

    $3198

    $3478

    $3628

    $3938

    $4619

    August

    07, 14, 21, 28

    $2875

    $3198

    $3478

    $3628

    $3938

    $4619

    September

    18

    $2875

    $3198

    $3478

    $3628

    $3938

    $4619

    October

    09, 16

    $2273

    $2618

    $3228

    $3446

    $3698

    $4348

    30

    $1899

    $2278

    $3068

    $2969

    $3289

    $3938

    * 122, 124, 125, 127
    ** 203, 204, 206, 230 and 231

    Single Cabin Supplement: C-4/C-1: 15%, B-4: 30%, B-1: 50%, A-1: 60% of cruise price
    No single cabin possible in the category Suite. All cabins are outside  facing and equipped with shower and have two beds that can be linked  together or set up separately, as you wish.

    Cruise prices are per person twin share in Australian Dollars. Conditions apply. Subject to change and  availability. Prices are subject to currency fluctuations.

  • Dates & Prices 2015

    EARLYBIRD SUPERSAVER - 2015 Dates and Prices

    Vessel

    Dates 2015

    C4*

    C1

    B4**

    B1

    A1

    Suite

    Amadeus Symphony

    26.03.-02.04

    $2,245

    $2,295

    $3,229

    $3,338

    $3,678

    $4,358

     

    SALE PRICE

    $2,020

    $2,065

    $2,908

    $3,005

    $3,310

    $3,922

    Amadeus Symphony

    02.04.-09.04

    $2,398

    $2,728

    $3,368

    $3,478

    $3,838

    $4,498

     

    SALE PRICE

    $2,088

    $2,392

    $2,960

    $3,058

    $3,390

    $3,985

    Amadeus Symphony

    09.04.- 16.04

    $2,398

    $2,728

    $3,368

    $3,478

    $3,838

    $4,498

     

    SALE PRICE

    $2,088

    $2,392

    $2,960

    $3,058

    $3,390

    $3,985

    Amadeus Symphony

    16.04.- 23.04

    $2,398

    $2,728

    $3,368

    $3,478

    $3,838

    $4,498

     

    SALE PRICE

    $2,088

    $2,392

    $2,960

    $3,058

    $3,390

    $3,985

    Amadeus Symphony

    23.04.-30.04

    $2,398

    $2,728

    $3,368

    $3,478

    $3,838

    $4,498

     

    SALE PRICE

    $2,088

    $2,392

    $2,960

    $3,058

    $3,390

    $3,985

    Amadeus Symphony

    30.04.-07.05

    $2,398

    $6,488

    $3,368

    $3,478

    $3,838

    $4,498

     

    SALE PRICE

    $2,088

    $2,392

    $2,960

    $3,058

    $3,390

    $3,985

    Amadeus Symphony

    07.05.-14.05

    $2,998

    $3,329

    $3,618

    $3,748

    $4,078

    $4,758

     

    SALE PRICE

    $2,635

    $2,928

    $3,188

    $3,308

    $3,598

    $4,218

    Amadeus Symphony

    14.05.-21.05

    $2,998

    $3,329

    $3,618

    $3,748

    $4,078

    $4,758

     

    SALE PRICE

    $2,635

    $2,928

    $3,188

    $3,308

    $3,598

    $4,218

    Amadeus Symphony

    21.05.-28.05

    $2,998

    $3,329

    $3,618

    $3,748

    $4,078

    $4,758

     

    SALE PRICE

    $2,635

    $2,928

    $3,188

    $3,308

    $3,598

    $4,218

    Amadeus Symphony

    11.06.-18.06

    $2,998

    $3,329

    $3,618

    $3,748

    $4,078

    $4,758

     

    SALE PRICE

    $2,635

    $2,928

    $3,188

    $3,308

    $3,598

    $4,218

    Amadeus Symphony

    18.06.-25.06

    $2,998

    $3,329

    $3,618

    $3,748

    $4,078

    $4,758

     

    SALE PRICE

    $2,635

    $2,928

    $3,188

    $3,308

    $3,598

    $4,218

    Amadeus Symphony

    25.06.-02.07

    $2,998

    $3,329

    $3,618

    $3,748

    $4,078

    $4,758

     

    SALE PRICE

    $2,635

    $2,928

    $3,188

    $3,308

    $3,598

    $4,218

    Amadeus Symphony

    16.07.-23.07

    $2,998

    $3,329

    $3,618

    $3,748

    $4,078

    $4,758

     

    SALE PRICE

    $2,635

    $2,928

    $3,188

    $3,308

    $3,598

    $4,218

    Amadeus Symphony

    23.07.-30.07

    $2,998

    $3,329

    $3,618

    $3,748

    $4,078

    $4,758

     

    SALE PRICE

    $2,635

    $2,928

    $3,188

    $3,308

    $3,598

    $4,218

    Amadeus Symphony

    30.07.-06.08

    $2,998

    $3,329

    $3,618

    $3,748

    $4,078

    $4,758

     

    SALE PRICE

    $2,635

    $2,928

    $3,188

    $3,308

    $3,598

    $4,218

    Amadeus Symphony

    30.07.-06.08

    $2,998

    $3,329

    $3,618

    $3,748

    $4,078

    $4,758

     

    SALE PRICE

    $2,635

    $2,928

    $3,188

    $3,308

    $3,598

    $4,218

    Amadeus Symphony

    08.10.-15.10

    $2,398

    $2,728

    $3,368

    $3,478

    $3,838

    $4,498

     

    SALE PRICE

    $2,088

    $2,392

    $2,960

    $3,058

    $3,390

    $3,985

    Amadeus Symphony

    15.10.-22.10

    $2,398

    $2,728

    $3,368

    $3,478

    $3,838

    $4,498

     

    SALE PRICE

    $2,088

    $2,392

    $2,960

    $3,058

    $3,390

    $3,985

    Amadeus Symphony

    05.11.-12.11

    $2,098

    $2,509

    $2,989

    $3,088

    $3,418

    $4,078

     

    SALE PRICE

    $1,818

    $2,188

    $2,625

    $2,715

    $3,008

    $3,598

    All prices are in AUD$ based on twin share and are subject to change at anytime without prior notice.

    Single Supplements Apply - Please Call for Pricing.

    *) Cabins 122, 124, 125, 127
    **) Cabins 203, 204, 206, 230 and 231

    SINGLE CABIN SUPPLEMENT per. person. / ALL DATES
    C-4/C-1: 15%, B-4: 30%, B-1: 50%, A-1: 60%, Suite: 100% of cruise price.
    All cabins are outside facing and equipped with shower and have two beds that can be linked together or set up separately, as you wish

     

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