Join Us as We Celebrate France’s Black History and Culture!

August 21, 2025 – August 31, 2025

Get ready to set sail on a cultural and culinary adventure like no other! Join us in 2025 for the Soulful Epicurean Experience with AmaWaterways. This unique journey takes you through the heart of Europe, offering a blend of exquisite culinary experiences and soulful entertainment.

Dive into the rich jazz history and indulge in delightful epicurean delights aboard the luxurious AmaKristina. From renowned chefs to world-class musicians, every moment promises to be a celebration of culture and cuisine.

Don’t miss this chance to be a part of an unforgettable voyage.

Colors of Provence

Embark on a remarkable journey with ADR Vacations and AmaWaterways aboard the acclaimed AmaKristina, setting sail from Arles and meandering along the Rhône to Lyon. This special voyage weaves through Marseille’s rich cultural tapestry, featuring onboard cultural talks and live shows, culminating in Paris, a city deeply imprinted by Black artists and entertainers. Enjoy exclusive experiences tailored to this itinerary, including guided explorations of jazz, African art, culinary delights, and a visit to a Senegalese WWII military cemetery, all while highlighting the profound influences of Black heritage.

Black History of Paris Tour

Set off on an enlightening exploration of Paris, tracing the city’s profound Black history. Your journey will take you to iconic landmarks like the Arc de Triomphe, delve into the history of the Code noir, and visit the Monument to the Abolition of Slavery. Experience the jazz heritage of Montmartre, delve into the vibrant African district, and discover Little Africa in La Goutte d’Or. Conclude your tour in the Latin Quarter, where you’ll find a special homage to Josephine Baker at Pantheon Square, a tribute established in 2021.


DAY 1 – Arles

River Cruise Embarkation (Arles)

DAY 2 – Arles

Marseille Full-Day Black Heritage Tour

DAY 3 – Avignon

Morning Walking tour and Papal Palace

OR Avignon Bike Tour

Afternoon Walking tour and Papal Palace

DAY 4 – Tournon

Steam train ride

OR Hermitage hike and wine tasting

DAY 5 – Vienne

Jazz and wine experience

OR Mount Pipet hike

OR ViaRhona bike tour

Evening red wine and chocolate

DAY 6 – Vienne

Beaujolais excursion

Scenic sailing

Evening onboard jazz and wine experience

DAY 7 – Lyon

Exclusive Lyon tasting tour

DAY 8 – Lyon

River Cruise Disembarkation (Lyon)

TGV transfer to Paris

Check into your hotel (Paris)

DAY 9 – Paris

“Black History of Paris” tour

DAY 10 – Paris

Exclusive Josephine Baker excursion

DAY 11 – Paris

Return flight home

What’s Included in Your River Cruise and Land Package

10-night river cruise and land journey starting from $4,930 per person through March 31, 2024

Price increases by $500 per person on April 1, 2024

  • 7-night river cruise on board AmaKristina in an elegantly appointed riverview stateroom
  • All fine dining in multiple venues on board, including The Chef’s Table specialty restaurant
  • Complimentary wine, beer and soft drinks with lunch and dinner
  • Daily Sip & Sail Cocktail Hour
  • A variety of included excursions each day, such as guided hikes, bike rides and tasting tours
  • Nightly entertainment, including jazz performances
  • Complimentary high-quality Wi-Fi
  • Wellness program with daily fitness activities led by a dedicated Wellness Host
  • Transfer from the ship to your hotel in Paris
  • A 3-night stay at the Renaissance Arc De Triomphe in Paris* with daily breakfast
  • Specially curated Josephine Baker excursion and “Black History of Paris” city tour
  • The services of one of our wonderful Cruise Managers throughout your river cruise and land journey

*Hotel subject to change

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The AmaKristina

The AmaKristina, an award-winning river ship, offers a luxurious journey with its 156-passenger capacity. Experience comfort in spacious staterooms featuring exclusive Twin Balconies and marble bathrooms with multi-jet showerheads. The vessel includes amenities like a heated pool with a swim-up bar, a fitness center, a sun-deck walking track, and complimentary Wi-Fi. Dining is a delight with fresh, locally-sourced ingredients served in a nature-inspired Main Restaurant and at The Chef’s Table.


10-night river cruise and land journey starting from $4,930 per person through March 31, 2024

Price increases by $500 per person on April 1, 2024