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Essence of Burgundy & Provence Wine River Cruise
November 7 - 14, 2024


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Arles France


Macon France


Arles France


Tournus France


Viviers France


Chalon-sur-Saone France


Vienne & Lyon France


Dijon France



Who are the organizers of the trip?

Meet Michelle and Michael, the team behind Travel There and Back. Michelle, Co-Owner, and Travel Advisor, brings over nine years of experience in the travel industry. Michelle's journey into this profession was driven by a passion for exploration and a belief in the power of travel. She specializes in independent exploration in Europe, focusing on immersing in history, culture, and landscapes. Whether you're looking for Tuscany's landscapes, Burgundy's hills, or a getaway in Paris, Michelle is dedicated to planning your ideal trip. She also curates group tours, river cruises, and resorts tailored to various interests, from gastronomic adventures to golf.

Michael, also a Co-Owner, manages the website and online presence. With a travel history covering 15 countries, including Italy, Scotland, Ireland, and France, Michael brings experience to the team. His role ensures updated information and resources for your travel needs, supporting Michelle in crafting personalized journeys. Michael handles social media, sharing content and testimonials. He aims to connect with the audience and showcase Europe's beauty. Whether you're planning an adventure or seeking inspiration, Michael is here to help you navigate the website. Together, Michelle and Michael are a team committed to making your travel dreams come true, offering expertise, personalized service, and a shared passion for exploration.

What is the inspiration behind the trip?

Imagine cruising along the enchanting Rhone River, which will not only take you to the country but through it, immersing you in its culture and history.

We are thrilled to extend a special invitation to you to join us on this extraordinary AmaWaterways River Cruise. It's the perfect opportunity to embark on a journey through the picturesque Burgundy and Provence regions. And trust us, you won't want to miss out!

We're not just offering you a cruise; we're inviting you to become a part of a captivating story as we explore the rich history and breathtaking beauty of this magnificent river. But that's not all! We'll also be diving headfirst into the world of French wine, both on and off the ship. Picture yourself savoring delectable wines, indulging in wine tastings, and visiting local vineyards – all while surrounded by stunning landscapes.

So, pack your bags and get ready for a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Let's toast to adventure and create unforgettable memories together. Join us on this amazing journey, and let's create some memorie on the Rhone River! 

Why AmaWaterways?

Embarking on an AmaWaterways river cruise is an unparalleled journey that seamlessly blends luxury, exploration, and cultural immersion. One compelling reason to choose AmaWaterways is their commitment to providing an intimate and personalized experience. With smaller ships designed to navigate Europe's picturesque rivers, you can expect a more relaxed atmosphere and attentive service. The onboard ambiance is characterized by a sense of exclusivity, allowing you to forge meaningful connections with fellow travelers and the dedicated crew.

Another compelling factor is the meticulously crafted itineraries that showcase the best of each destination. AmaWaterways doesn't just offer a cruise; it delivers a curated experience, ensuring that every port of call is a delightful discovery. Whether meandering through the vineyards of Burgundy, exploring historic cities along the Danube, or cruising through the enchanting waterways of Bordeaux, each journey is tailored to immerse you in the rich culture, history, and cuisine of the region. With AmaWaterways, sailing becomes more than a means of transportation; it becomes a gateway to authentic and unforgettable travel experiences.


What are the options and costs for the different types of cabins and suites?

Cruise fares start at $5,398 double occupancy. Part of traveling with our group on this cruise you receive $250 off per person.  

What category of cabins remain?

The boat is filling up fast so you will want to make your deposit as soon as possible.  As of March 1st, there were three Category A cabins and five Category B cabins remaining.

Click on the images below to see a zoomed in view.

AmaCello deck plan
AmaCello Category A Cabin
AmaCello Category C Cabin
AmaCello Cabin Categories
AmaCello Category E Cabin
AmaCello Suite Balcony

Is it possible to see what the ship looks like?

Definitely, Here is a video tour of the boat we will be sailing on.


When and how can bookings be made?

Bookings are open right now and there are a limited number of cabins left available. To secure your spot now call Michelle at 425-361-5212 today.

What is the deposit required?

$400 per person

When should flights be booked?

Usually flights can start to be booked at 330 days out from your travel dates.  There are several different ways to book air travel and each have their pros and cons. Talk with Michelle to figure out what is best for your travel plans.

  • Flights can be booked through AmaWaterways Air Department

  • Michelle can book your flight for you.

  • You can obtain your flights using your points and/or miles.

  • You can purchase your flights directly from your airline of choice.

We do recommend that you fly in at least one day before the cruise departs and one day after the cruise concludes.

What about travel insurance?

We highly encourace and recommend that you purchase travel insurance for your trip.


AmaWaterways will offer you travel insurance to cover your cruise fare.

Travel There And Back has access to third party comprehensive travel insurance packages and we can send you quotes for those when you are ready to book.

We encourage you to take the "cancel for any reason" insurance, because life is what happens while you are making other plans.


What are the key dates?

  • August 1, 2024 final payment is due

  • November 7 - 14, 2024 - the actual trip.

  • November 4-7 is optional pre-trip to Nice

  • November 14-17 is optional post-trip to Geneva.

What is the name of the ship?

We will be sailing with AmaWaterways on the AmaCello.

When should we arrive to join the ship?

You will want to plan on arriving in Arles France on November 6, 2024 to give yourself some cushion in case of any flight delays.

Where should we fly out of?

You can fly out of Geneva Switzerland or Paris France and we can help make the transfer arrangements.

What are the included cruise amenities?

  • 7-night river cruise in elegantly appointed accommodations

  • Fine dining on board in multiple venues

  • Unlimited hand-selected wine, beer and soft drink with lunch/dinner

  • Small group guided shore excursions with a variety of choices including exclusive Special Interest hiking and biking tours

  • Professionally trained Wellness Host leading engaging wellness activities

  • Live local entertainment

  • Unlimited complimentary Wi-Fi access

Do you have a map of the trip?

Sure do. Click on the map to get an enlarged view.

Map of Wine Cruise Route


Can I explore on my own?

You can explore the towns on your own.  Take time to find a coffee, bottle of wine or just sit and people watch. You can even check out a bike to explore on your on.

Are the shore excursions an additional cost?

One of the advantages of sailing with AmaWaterways is that the cost of shore excursions are included in the price of your trip.

What are the shore excursions like?

There are multiple shore excursion options at each stop and plenty of space for everyone to participate in their excursion of choice. 




Pre & Post Cruise Options

13. Promenade des Anglais, Nice.jpg

Pre Cruise

Nice France

Nov 4-7, 2024

From $1,320 

per person


Post Cruise

Geneva Switzerland

Nov 14-17, 2024

From $1,410

per person

Pula Amphitheater Croatia

Custom Pre/Post

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