Flavors of Burgundy River Cruise

Embark on an exquisite adventure designed exclusively for discerning palates, where you can savor the luxurious French flavors that abound throughout the Burgundy region. Immerse yourself in the beauty of stunning locations like Seurre, Tournus, Mâcon, and Lyon as you indulge in refreshing wine tastings along the way. Delight in the crispness of the wines amidst the backdrop of breathtaking vineyards and historic sites while cruising along the enchanting River Saône. Prepare to indulge in mouthwatering regional cuisine, both aboard the cruise ship and at the charming ports of call.

This journey offers more than just an exploration of incredible food and beverages. The flavors of Burgundy extend to encompass its rich culture and captivating history, which you will have the pleasure of experiencing throughout the itinerary. Immerse yourself in the captivating tapestry of this remarkable region as you traverse its picturesque landscapes and uncover its hidden gems.

To further enhance your extraordinary voyage, we offer a choice of two additional tours. Prior to the cruise, treat yourself to three nights in the City of Lights itself, Paris. Renowned as one of the most beautiful cities in the world, Paris serves as the perfect starting point for your Burgundy River cruise. Our pre-tour includes a high-speed train journey to Dijon, ensuring a seamless transition to the embarkation point.

After the river cruise, indulge in a taste of Switzerland with a three-night post-tour to Geneva. As the gateway to the Swiss Alps, Geneva offers spectacular scenery that complements the magnificence of the wines you have enjoyed. And what better way to conclude your journey than with the delectable pairing of wine and chocolate, a match made in gastronomic heaven?

Join us on this tailor-made journey that caters to the most sophisticated tastes, where you can bask in the sumptuous flavors of Burgundy, revel in its fascinating history, and immerse yourself in its extraordinary culture.

 

INCLUSIONS & HIGHLIGHTS

  • 7 Nights luxury River Cruise Accommodations
  • All meals onboard, prepared using the finest and freshest ingredients
  • Unlimited sparkling wine and fresh juice with breakfast
  • Unlimited wine, beer, or soft drinks with lunch and dinner
  • Welcome cocktail, Welcome Dinner, La Chaîne des Rôtisseurs Dinner, Captain’s Cocktail and Gala Dinner
  • Tapas, sandwiches, snacks and refreshments served daily in the Main Lounge
  • Immersive tours in every destination
  • Gentle, regular, active and late-riser tour options
  • Bike tours and hikes
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout the ship
  • Wellness Activities with a dedicated Wellness Host leading various exercise classes as well as discussions on healthy eating and relaxation techniques, both on board and on shore.
  • Personalized service from a highly trained Cruise Manager during both cruise and land programs
  • Daily entertainment including cultural performances
  • AMA cruise Manager escort pre and post tour
  • Women’s Travel Club Tour Host

 

Paris Pre-Tour

  • 3 Nights luxury Paris hotel accommodations
  • Paris tour
  • Evening Montmartre and Illumination tour
  • TGV high-speed train to Dijon
  • Transfer from hotel to high-speed train included

 

Geneva, Switzerland Post-Tour

  • 3 Nights luxury Geneva hotel accommodations
  • Transfer to Geneva via Annecy
  • Montreux and Chillon Castle visit

 

 

 

ITINERARY

Prices are subject to change and availability. Space is limited, and activities and specific hotels are subject to change. Travel insurance is strongly recommended. In the event of water level problems or maintenance on the locks on stretches of any river, it may be necessary to operate part of the itinerary by motor coach. Included visits and special features are subject to change. If a change is necessary, a substitute will be offered.

DETAILS & PRICING

Rates

Category D – French Balcony

Double Occupancy – $6494 CAD per person sharing a cabin (approx. $4745 USD) Single Occupancy – $8350 CAD per person your own cabin (approx. $6101 USD)

Category B – French Balcony

Double Occupancy – $8146 CAD per person sharing a cabin (approx. $5952 USD) Single Occupancy – $12,084 CAD per person your own cabin (approx. $8829 USD)

Category A – French Balcony

Double Occupancy – $8273 CAD per person sharing a cabin (approx. $6044 USD) Single Occupancy – $12,247 CAD per person your own cabin (approx. $8948 USD)

Paris Pre-Package
Double Occupancy – $1753 CAD per person sharing a room (approx. $1350 USD)
Single Occupancy – $2745 CAD per person your own room (approx. $2100 USD)

Geneva Post-Package
Double Occupancy – $1792 CAD per person sharing a room (approx. $1380 USD)
Single Occupancy – $2554 CAD per person your own room ( approx. $1950 USD)

If you would like the double occupancy rate but don’t have a roommate, we will match you with a suitable roommate. The single occupancy rate will give you your own room. Single occupancy may be limited. CAD = Canadian dollars. USD = United States of America dollars. Conversion to USD is approximated by current exchange rates and is subject to change. You will be charged in CAD and your bank may charge a slightly different rate or fee.

Deposit of $500 CAD is due at time of booking.
Final Payment due: June 18, 2024

*All payments are non-refundable Please see the full terms and conditions. Prices are subject to change based on availability.

Booking Deadline

Space is limited; we suggest booking as soon as possible.

Activity Level

Low-moderate activity
This is a fairly relaxed tour. Some walking while visiting areas and a few shorter walking tours. There is an opportunity for a more active tour with bicycle riding and hiking.

Group Size

Minimum – 10 members
Maximum – 20 members

Exclusions

  • International Airfare
  • Visa and passport handling fees
  • Meals not listed in itinerary
  • Alcoholic Beverages other than beer and wine with lunch and dinner
  • Gratuities
  • Optional Activities
  • Expenses of a Personal Nature
  • Early check-in and late check-out of hotel
  • Airport transfers
  • Shipboard gratuities

Tour Host

Women’s Travel Club tours are hosted tours. Your tour host is in addition to local tour guides. Your Women’s Travel Club tour host is your tour concierge, and she is there to make sure every part of the tour runs smoothly. Our trained hosts are seasoned travelers who are with you every step of your tour so that you only have to worry about enjoying yourself and having fun.
The Women’s Travel Club Tour Host for this tour is Irene.

Roommate Matching Policy

Roommate matching is done as a courtesy, and while most matches result in wonderful friendships, success is not guaranteed. If during the tour you decide you would no longer like to share a room with your roommate, you will need to request (and pay for) a single room at all accommodations. This can be shared between the two people in the room if it is a mutual decision. If you are a very light sleeper or snore, you may want to consider getting your own single room.

Flight Information

The Women’s Travel Club recommends booking flexible or refundable air tickets when possible.
Arrive to Paris, France, at Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport – CDG anytime on or before the first day of the tour if doing the Paris pre-tour.  If doing cruise only, arrive to Dijon, France.  Embarkation time is 3 PM on September 19, 2024.
Depart from Geneva, Switzerland, –  Geneva Airport – GVA – at anytime on the last day of the tour if you are doing the Geneva post-tour.  If doing cruise only, depart Lyon, France.

If you would like assistance booking international flights for your tour, please use the form below. The Women’s Travel Club Flight Desk will work with you to arrange the best options.
Our flight management fee is CAD 100.00 + HST, per tour.
Flight Quote

Travel Insurance:

Out-of-country medical insurance is required. We strongly recommend that you obtain cancellation and interruption insurance to protect your investment.
Use this link to request an insurance quote.

Insurance Quote

ACCOMMODATIONS

AmaCello

Decorated in a palette of gold and orange that reflects Europe’s brilliant autumn foliage, AmaCello is a floating delight. The glorious Sun Deck offers a soothing whirlpool, giant chess set and recliners from which to drink up the extraordinary scenery. Inside, enticing aromas waft from the beautiful Main Restaurant and The Chef’s Table specialty restaurant, each previewing a masterfully plated dish created by an expert chef using fresh, locally sourced ingredients. And after just one bite, you’ll understand why AmaCello, like all our European ships, was inducted into the internationally renowned culinary society known as La Chaîne des Rôtisseurs! Keeping with the French theme, most staterooms feature a French balcony as well as amenities that include Entertainment-On-Demand, climate-controlled air conditioning and an in-room safe. A fitness room, sauna and massage room are also available for your enjoyment on board this incredible river ship.

Category E & D

Category E & D cabins are both on the Piano Deck with fixed windows and are 170 sq. ft.   Category D is better located towards the front of the ship.

  • In-room temperature control
  • Deluxe hotel-style bedding with Egyptian linen, down pillows and duvet
  • Spacious bathrooms with multi-jet showerheads
  • Large wardrobe, full-length mirror, hair dryer, safe and direct-dial telephone
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Entertainment on Demand system providing complimentary TV, movies and music library
  • Complimentary internet and Wi-Fi
  • Complimentary bottled water replenished daily
  • Desk and chair

Category A, B & C

French Balcony, 170 sq. ft.
Category C is on Cello and Violin Decks at the rear of the ship.
Category B  is on Cello and Violin Decks mid-ship and forward.
Category A is on Violin Deck  and mid-ship and forward.

  • In-room temperature control
  • Deluxe hotel-style bedding with Egyptian linen, down pillows and duvet
  • Spacious bathrooms with multi-jet showerheads
  • Large wardrobe, full-length mirror, hair dryer, safe and direct-dial telephone
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Entertainment on Demand system providing complimentary TV, movies and music library
  • Complimentary internet and Wi-Fi
  • Complimentary bottled water replenished daily
  • Desk and chair

Renaissance Paris Le Parc Trocadero Hotel

Discover the hidden gem that is Renaissance Paris Nobel Tour Eiffel Hotel. Located in the desirable 16th Arrondissement, our 4 star boutique hotel – uniquely designed combining 4 historic buildings surrounding a lush garden and terrace. Our hotel is pet friendly, we welcome 1 pet at 15 kg max per room at non-refundable fee of EUR 30 per room per night. Take a leisurely stroll to the Eiffel Tower, Arc-de-Triomphe and Champs Elysées, or ride the nearby Metro to explore further into Paris. Discover an elegantly-styled design complemented by our indoor and outdoor gardens, rooms and suites with deluxe amenities and views, incredible French dining at our restaurants and a 24-hour fitness center. Select any of our indoor or outdoor venues to host impeccable business meetings, conferences, and more. Whether you are traveling to the City of Lights for work, leisure, or on a romantic getaway, you’ll find our impeccable service and unique happenings make us the premier choice for your visit to Paris.

 

Hotel Rotary Geneva-MGallery

A welcoming, intimate place near Lake Geneva. The 4-star Hotel Rotary Geneva – MGallery offers unique décor for an exceptional stay. Our hotel, located in the business district of central Geneva, provides a comfortable, unexpected, refined and completely renovated setting for guests. Our rooms create high-end comfort through classic furnishings paired with items found during the owner’s travels.

164 yards (150 meters) from Lake Geneva, this charming, Art Deco gem is a modern cabinet of curiosities. The location’s discreet yet refined elegance is accentuated by lots of iconic objects. The capital of peace and world leader in fine watchmaking, Geneva also wants to be admired. This is evident in the business district, which is designed by a famous architect and lover of beauty.

** Occasionally, due to situations beyond our control, specific hotels may change. Any accommodation changes will be to a similar hotel.

FAQ's

Through our own clients and networking clubs we have realized a general desire for women to travel but they don’t always have a companion. We developed the Women’s Travel Club for these women to have a fun and safe group to travel with. We offer a wide range of destinations, so that there is something for everyone.

We have women of all ages, with the average being 45 to 65 years. However, we do have regular travelers anywhere from 30 years to over 80 years of age.

We do not include international flights in the price of our tours. Not including the cost of international flights in the cost of the tour allows members the flexibility to get the flight schedule, price and class of service that best suits them. The Women's Travel Club flight desk will be happy to help arrange your international flights.

Yes, we always negotiate the best possible single supplement rate for our trips. Single spots fill quickly and may be limited so we suggest you book early for a single spot.

Yes, each of our booking forms has an area for you to request to be matched with a roommate. We get some general information that will help us match you with a great new friend. If a roommate is not initially available you may have to book in as a single and then change to double occupancy when a roommate is available.

France and Switzerland are Schengen area countries. Canadian and US citizens do not need a visa for travel to countries within the Schengen area for up to 90 days. However, travel requirements may change at any time. Please visit your governments travel recommendations page. Canada - Canada Travel Recommendations & Information USA - USA Travel Recommendations & Information

In September, the weather in France is generally pleasant with mild temperatures. It's not as hot as summer, but still warm enough for outdoor activities. However, weather conditions can vary across different regions of France, so it's a good idea to check the specific locations you plan to visit. September is a lovely time to visit Switzerland. The summer crowds have diminished, and the weather is typically pleasant, with mild temperatures and colorful autumn foliage starting to appear in higher elevations.

Sep 16 - Sep 29 2024

Tour Level: Signature Tours,
Tour Type: Cruises, Sightseeing Tours,
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