AmaWaterways Offers Two New French Itineraries in 2013

AmaWaterways is offering two new French itineraries in 2013: Paris & Normandy and The Jewels of France. The Francophile cruises will visit classic French landmarks, towns and famous wine regions.

AmaWaterways’ French cruises highlight the Seine and Rhone with visits to Paris, Vernon, Giverny, Rouen, Les Andelys, Conflans, Barcelona, Perpignan, Arles, Avignon, Viviers, Tournon, Vienne, Tréveux and Lyon. The itineraries include shore excursions through Roman ruins and medieval villages, wine tastings at rustic French vintners, expeditions to the Normandy beaches and walking tours through some of Europe’s cities and harbors. AmaWaterways’ new 2013 French cruise itineraries are as follows:

Paris & Normandy – Aboard the AmaLegro, the seven-night Seine River cruise will travel through Europe’s cities of Vernon, Rouen, Les Andelys and Conflans before returning to Paris. Excursions include visits to the village of Giverny, where Monet lived for 43 years and tours of Honfleur, a French harbor town made famous from artist’s paintings. The trip ends in the magical city of Paris, where guests will spend two nights.  North American travelers can book voyages from March 29 - Nov. 8, 2013.

Jewels of France – Combining two of France’s rivers, the seven-night Rhone River cruise and the seven-night Seine River cruise showcase Europe’s most charming cities. Starting with three nights in Barcelona, passengers will explore Spain’s second largest city.  In Arles, France, passengers will board the AmaDagio to cruise through France’s wine regions. Excursions include wine tastings; exploring Roman ruins at Pont du Gard and Uzes and visits to the Renaissance palace in Grignan. Disembarking in Lyon, France, passengers will travel to Paris aboard the high-speed TGV train to embark on a seven-night Seine River cruise aboard the AmaLegro through historic northern France. North American travelers can book voyages from March 26 – Oct. 25, 2013.

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