ITINERARY


Day 1 - INDEPENDENCE/ NEWARK/WILM./ PHL AIRPORT                         

Following departures, drive to Philadelphia Airport to board our overnight flight to Frankfurt, Germany.  Meals: D in flight

Day 2 -  FRANKFURT                                                                                                   

On arrival in Frankfurt, transfer to our hotel with remainder of day at leisure. Tonight enjoy your Welcome Dinner with your traveling companions.  Meals: B in flight,D
LE MERIDIEN PARK HOTEL

Day 3 - FRANKFURT/STRASBOURG, FRANCE
We travel to Strasbourg, “Petit France”, a provincial capital that mixes centuries of Roman, French, German and Alsatian influences, creating a unique character. Our fascinating city tour with a local guide will feature the Cathedral of Strasbourg, a gorgeous Roman-Catholic complex and the world’s tallest building for most of the 18th century. After your tour, free time to explore this perfectly preserved town on your own.  Meals:B
HILTON HOTEL

Day 4 - STRASBOURG/COLMAR/STRASBOURG
Tour through the Alsace region beginning with a sixth-century winery where you sample their latest vintages and learn about world-class wine making. Then we’re off to the storybook village of Riquewihr, a beautifully preserved village. Continue to Colmar, and as we tour with our guide you will feel that you have stepped into a fairy tale.  Remainder of afternoon to meander on your own through the village, a real treat! Dinner this evening at a local Strasbourg restaurant featuring regional specialties.  Meals:B,D
HILTON HOTEL

Day 5 - STRASBOURG 
The days is yours to explore Strasbourg independently or take an optional tour delving into the history of WWII including the Maginot Line, a strategic French defense system, and more! Meals:B
HILTON HOTEL

Day 6 - STRASBOURG/DIJON/EMBARK SHIP
We travel to the city of  Dijon in Burgundy (is this where they make the mustard?) to explore the old town and the Palace of the Dukes of Burgundy. From early 11th until the late 15th century, it was home to the Dukes of Burgundy and a place of tremendous wealth and power, and one of the European centers of art, learning and science. Many of the homes date from the 18th century with roofs made of tiles glazed in terracotta, green, yellow and black. And indeed, it is the home of Dijon mustard from an 1856 recipe. After sightseeing the town and an independent lunch we travel to the town of Macon to board our river boat, for 5 nights. The boat is lovely and the food is great!  Meals:B,D
AMADEUS SYMPHONY

Day 7 - CHALON-SUR-SAONE/BEAUNE 
Today we sail to Chalon-sur-Saone and then continue by land to Beaune, the wine capital of Burgundy. It is only one of the lovely, charming French cities you will visit. Our local expert guide will show you this historic walled city, highlighting its Hotel-Dieu, a building famous for its design. Wine tasting will complete your day before we return to our boat and sail down the Saone and Rhone Rivers towards Lyon. A delightful dinner aboard this evening.   Meals:B,L,D
AMADEUS SYMPHONY

Day 8 - LYON
Awake in the morning docked in the city of Lyon, a UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE SITE. Its full of historical and architectural treasures and the renowned Halles de Lyon indoor market will dazzle your senses. Tour the Old Town and this afternoon take in the scenery of the Cotes du Rhone from the comfort of your cabin or any of the shop’s public spaces. Meals:B,L,D
AMADEUS SYMPHONY

Day 9 - AVIGNON 
We dock in the city of Avignon, a city that has preserved its ramparts. See the great Palais de Papes built during the 14th century, where a total of 7 popes lived here during the Avignon Papacy. You may continue to explore Avignon on your own this afternoon or take an optional tour to Uzes, another UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE SITE, home of the great Roman Pont du Gard. This is another marvelous day!   Meals:B,L,D
AMADEUS SYMPHONY 

Day 10 - ARIES 
Relax and savor the river scenery as we sail on to Aries where you can join an optional tour to the Camargue Nature Reserve. Learn about 400 bird species and this carefully protected area. An afternoon walking tour of Aries introduces you to the history and culture of this ancient Roman town. You’ll visit the Amphitheatre, once capable of seating over 20,000 people, it has hosted chariot races and gladiator battles. Later take in the stunning architecture as you stroll the streets that inspired artists such as Van Gogh. Tonight our Captain’s Gala Diner aboard ship.  Meals:B,L,D
AMADEUS SYMPHONY 

Day 11 - DISEMBARK SHIP - AIX-EN-PROVENCE - ANTIBES 
Your journey continues in picturesque Aix-en-Provence. You’ll quickly see why this quintessential French city  is enjoyed by visitors. Each turn seems to reveal colorful local markets, hundreds of fountains and a wealth of architectural treasures. Time at leisure before we continue to the seaside resort of Antibes.  Meals:B
HOTEL AC AMBASSADOR

Day 12 - ANTIBES 
The day is yours to explore this ancient port at your own pace. It was a fortified Greek town in the 5th century and later a Roman town. It has an Old Town which lets you wander through pretty, narrow streets and the red roofs of the houses make it even more picturesque. A lovely Farewell Dinner this evening celebrating an unforgettable journey.  Meals:B,D
HOTEL AC AMBASSADOR

Day 13 - AIRPORT TRANSFER 
Morning transfer to the airport for our return flight to Philadelphia where transportation will be waiting to return you to Wilmington, Newark and Independence.  Meals:B


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Conditions: A deposit of $250 is due with each reservation. Final payment is due April 15, 2015. Cancellations: Deposits are refundable until April 15, 2015. After April 15, 2015, there are no refunds. ​


Responsibility: B & B Travel Inc. d/b/a 4 Seasons Tours and Travel acts only as agent for cruise line and all other suppliers providing transportation and services in this tour/cruise. 4 Seasons Tours and Travel is not liable for loss, damage, injury, death or expenses on account of delay, failure or accident of any conveyance or service or from any cause whatsoever, whether or not due to or caused by negligence of any company or person. The cruise line reserves the right to alter or change the cruise itinerary. ​


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A valid passport for 6 months after your return is required for this tour.

Join us on a journey through France that blends a river cruise with a marvelous and diverse land tour. Along the way discover four of the most magnificent regions of France - Alsace, Burgundy, Provence and the French Riviera! It is very exciting and beautiful, but we have limited space so reserve quickly. The Rhone is one of Europe’s most significant rivers and is the only major river to flow directly into the Mediterranean Sea.  

FRENCH RIVER CRUISE

aboard theAmadeus Symphony
with 

6-NIGHT LAND TOUR

JUNE 25 - JULY 7, 2016
13 days / 12 nights
 Prices begin at $5799