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Barcelona - River Cruise - Paris

AMAWATERWAYS - AMACELLO

October 5-18, 2020

land tour and river cruise including
Certified Sign Language Interpreter Service



Eiffel Tower Paris, France

Eiffel Tower Paris, France
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Provence

Provence, France
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Prices include all of the following:
    • Deluxe accommodation onboard the AmaCello
    • Port charges
    • Terry bathrobes and plush bedding in all cruise cabins
    • Breakfast, lunch, tea time, dinner onboard the ship
    • Unlimited wine, beer & soft drinks with lunch and dinner onboard the ship
    • Pre-dinner cocktail hour with wine, beer, spirits, and soft drinks onboard the ship
    • Bottled water in each cabin every day
    • free espresso and cappuccino at any time during the cruise
    • Farewell Cocktail onboard the ship
    • Sightseeing, wine tastings, and bus transportation as shown in the itinerary below
    • Train ride from Paris to Lyon
    • WiFi during the cruise
    • hotel accommodation, breakfast, and sightseeing during the land tour as shown below
Lyon, France

Lyon, France
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Park Guell, Barcelona, Spain

Park Guell, Barcelona, Spain
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Map

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October 5 BARCELONA, SPAIN
Arrive in Barcelona and check in to your hotel. Afternoon free time.
October 6 BARCELONA
Barcelona, the bustling capital of Catalonia, is an artist's, architect's, foodie's, historian's and culturist's dream. Tour the cobblestoned lanes of the Gothic Quarter in the medieval city center and Las Ramblas. Visit Montjuic Hill and see some imaginative architectural creations, highlights of the UNESCO World Heritage Site "Works of Antoni Gaudi," including La Sagrada Familia. (B)
October 7 BARCELONA - EXCURSION TO MONTSERRAT
Join an excursion to the mountain Montserrat, which is home to the Benedictine monastery of Santa Maria de Montserrat, located about 30 miles from Barcelona. Once there, you'll ride a scenic funicular to the top of the mountain and experience an indescribable view of the Catalonia landscape. The monastery, officially founded in 1025, soon began to receive pilgrims and visitors who contributed to the spread of stories of miracles and wonders performed by the Virgin Mary. The whole of Montserrat is built around facilitating the worship of the Black Madonna in the Basilica. While here, you'll see the famous Black Madonna sculpture, which sits at the back of the church, above the altar area. The stairway leading to the statue, plus the room and altar in which the statue sits are ornate, golden and pay tribute to the wonder that is the Virgin herself. (B)
October 8 BARCELONA - NIMES, FRANCE - ARLES - EMBARKATION
Check out of the hotel and board the TGV high-speed train to Nimes. See the highlights of this delightful town with one of the finest collections of Roman buildings in France before transferring via motorcoach to Arles, where you'll board your luxury ship. (B,D)
October 9 ARLES
Considered one of the most beautiful cities in France, Arles enchants. For art lovers, you'll wish to visit Saint Paul de Mausole Asylum, where Vincent van Gogh once lived and painted. Afterwards, go to the Carrieres de Lumieres, where you'll be treated to a spectacular presentation of art, sound and history projected on the walls of caves. In the evening, cruise to Avignon for a romantic illuminations cruise through the city. (B,L,D)
October 10 AVIGNON
Avignon, aptly named the "City of Popes," was the center of the Catholic Church in the 14th century when its "Palais des Papes" was the equivalent of today's Vatican. Discover the history of Avignon on a guided walking tour that includes the Papal Palace and the well-preserved medieval walls surrounding the historic center of town, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. During the afternoon, you can enjoy free time in Avignon.(B,L,D)
October 11 VIVIERS
Take in the quaint surroundings of Viviers, a charming commune that slides up to the right bank of the Rhone. From Viviers, travel to the magnificent hilltop village, Grignan. After visiting this enchanting Provencal town, go in search of the highly prized "Black Diamond" truffles with a farmer and his trustworthy canine companion. (B,L,D)
October 12 TOURNON
Admire the hilltop village of Tournon with its imposing castle. Take a train ride past magnificent landscape carved along the Gorge du Doux, stopping at the charming little station of Colombier le Vieux-Saint Barthelemy le Plain, where the train maneuvers in preparation for its return journey. (B,L,D)
October 13 VIENNE - LYON
Situated between the wine regions of Beaujolais and Cotes du Rhone lies Vienne with a Roman past that can be seen in its marvelously preserved ruins. Follow the footsteps of the ancient Romans on a walking tour to see the amazingly well-preserved Augustus and Livia Temple, the Saint Maurice Cathedral, a Gothic church that took more than 500 years to build, and St. Pierre Abbey-one of the oldest surviving churches in France, and now an Archaeological Museum. For those wishing to be more active, you can take a guided bike tour along a portion of the ViaRhona bike route. Later in the day travel to Lyon, considered the "Food Capital of France." Take a walking tour that starts in Fourviere Hill, part of the city's historic region that is now a designated UNESCO World Heritage Site and home to the 19th-century basilica Notre-Dame de Fourviere. Continue on to the old town of Lyon, followed by a guided walk through the St. Jean district, where you will be introduced to the city's unique covered walkways, known as "traboules." You can also visit the famous indoor market hall Les Halles de Lyon - Paul Bocuse, named after the late chef renowned for his Michelin-starred l'Auberge du Pont de Collonges restaurant. There you'll have a chance to sample of the delicacies offered by butchers, bakers, chocolatiers and cheesemongers while taking in the colorful sights and enticing aromas around you. (B,L,D)
October 14 LYON
Visit a traditional Beaujolais winery and learn the history and techniques of their vineyard. Plus, enjoy a tasting of their specialty. (B,L,D)
October 15 LYON - DISEMBARKATION - PARIS
Disembark the ship and enjoy tasting some local Lyon specialties before boarding your high-speed train to Paris and checking into your hotel. (B)
October 16 PARIS
Enjoy taking in the signature sites of Paris, including the awe-inspiring Notre-Dame Cathedral, Arc de Triomphe and iconic Eiffel Tower. You'll also stroll the Champs Elysees with its cinemas, sidewalk cafes and luxury specialty shops. (B)
October 17 PARIS
Spend the day at your leisure explring such landmarks as the Louvre museum with its famous glass pyramid, or sampling a fresh, flaky croissant at one of the city's legendary cafes. In the evening, visit Montmartre, long known as the city's premier artist's enclave. During the mid to late 1800s, artists also began calling Montmartre home. Pissarro and Jongkind were two of the first to live there, followed by other notable artists, including Edgar Degas, Henri Matisse, Toulouse-Lautrec, Pierre-Auguste Renoir and Pablo Picasso. You'll be taken on an evening illumination tour, discovering why Paris is renowned as the "City of Light." (B)
October 18 DEPART PARIS
Bid farewell to Paris and prepare for your flight home. (B)

B - Breakfast, L - Lunch, D - Dinner


BOOK BY JULY 31, 2019 AND RECEIVE A DISCOUNT OF $250 PP DBL OCC
Land & River Cruise Category E*, Panoramic Window, 170 sq. ft.: $6,408 per person
Land & River Cruise Category D*, Panoramic Window, 170 sq. ft.: $6,707 per person
Land & River Cruise Category C, French Balcony, 170 sq. ft.: $7,407 per person
Land & River Cruise Category B, French Balcony, 170 sq. ft.: $7,607 per person
Land & River Cruise Category A, French Balcony, 170 sq. ft.: $7,707 per person
Land & River Cruise Category Suite, French Balcony, 255 sq. ft.: $8,907 per person
*close to the water line, steep staircase with no elevator access

MS AMACELLO: Deck Plans, Ship and Stateroom Information


All prices are based on double occupancy. Prices and itinerary are subject to change at any time without prior notification. Prices do not include travel insurance, tips, round trip air from the U.S. etc. The full deposit payment of $450 per person double occupancy is due NOW in order to make a firm reservation ($900 per cabin). Flight arrangements are offered by AMAWATERWAYS and can be booked through Kerstin's Deaf Travel. A passport, valid for 6 months beyond the completion date of your travel is required. Appropriate physical fitness is required since the tour includes walking at each stop. Minimum group size: 20 guests, maximum group size: approx. 40 guests.

Contact Kerstin's Deaf Travel to book your Spain & France Land Tour & River Cruise vacation by sending an e-mail to kerstin@kerstinstravel.com




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