Paris & The Villages of Provence: Cruising the Rhône River Aboard Amadeus Symphony
September 16–24, 2013
This quintessential French sojourn features a stay in the great city of Paris. Travel by way of the famous Train à Grande Vitesse—TGV high-speed train—from Paris to Lyon, and a delightful five-night cruise almost the entire length of the bucolic Rhône River through the splendid countryside of Provence. Spend a full day in Lyon, France's gastronomique gateway, before embarking the exclusively chartered m.s. Amadeus Symphony. Experience the world-famous Côtes du Rhône wine region, the landscape of which inspired the great Impressionists Cézanne and Van Gogh, and visit the Roman city of Orange, the historic Papal Palace of Avignon and the wonderfully preserved Roman Amphitheater in Arles. The carefully designed London Pre-Program Option travels aboard the Eurostar train through the marvelously engineered Chunnel to Paris; an Aix-en-Provence Post-Program Option is offered also. Departing at the best time of year, this great itinerary is an excellent value, and you have the opportunity to travel all the way from London into the very heart of Provence.
Study Leader Information
Dwight Young has been actively involved in historic preservation for over 30 years. He joined the staff of the National Trust in 1977, and moved to Trust headquarters in Washington in 1992. He is the author of Alternatives to Sprawl and Saving America’s Treasures, as well as Dear First Lady: Letters to the White House and Dear Mr. President: Letters to the Oval Offi ce from the Files of the National Archives. He is best known as author of the “Back Page” feature in Preservation magazine. In 2003, the National Trust published a collection of these essays titled Road Trips through History. Dwight has enriched countless National Trust tours to historic destinations all over the world through his love and knowledge of architecture and unique places.
September 16 - Depart from the U.S.
September 17 - Paris
September 18 - Paris
September 19 - Paris/TGV high-speed train/Lyon/Embark Amadeus Symphony
September 20 - Lyon
September 21 - Viviers (Orange/Pont du Gard)/Avignon
September 22 - Avignon
September 23 - Arles
September 24 - Arles/Disembark Amadeus Symphony/Return to the U.S.
Please email National Trust Tours for questions about this program. Be sure to include your mailing address if you are requesting a paper copy of the brochure for this program.