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Eiffel Tower Paris

Soulful Epicurean Cruise
with Key Occasions

06/17/24 - 06/27/24

Elevate your Juneteenth celebration with a Black Cultural experience throuhout the South of France.  Embark, with us, on a 10-night “Soulful Epicurean Experience.” visiting Paris and beyond.

Soulful Epicurean Experience

Come check this popular location off your bucket list with Key Occasions!

Join us and AmaWaterways aboard the award-winning AmaKristina as we sail through the South of France along the Rhône River between Arles and Lyon. Explore the cultural history of Marseille, delight in live performances on board and on shore. You will also enjoy an exclusive included 3- night land package in Paris, where many Black artists, writers and entertainers made their mark. Be immersed in a variety of experiences exclusive to this special itinerary, such as guided tours showcasing jazz, food and wine, all while shining a light on Black heritage.

The Itinerary

Day 1

Arrival in Paris

Days 2 & 3

Paris Activities

Day 4

Ground Transfer to Lyon

Lyon Embarkation

Day 5

Lyon City Tour

OR Les Halles Market Tour

OR Lyon Bike Tour

Beaujolais excursion from Trevoux

Day 6 - Lyon

Free Time

Scenic Sailing

Day 7 - Vienne

"Footsteps of Ancient Romans" walking tour

OR Mount Pipet hike

OR ViaRhona bike tour

Day 8 - Tournon

Exclusive private steam train ride

OR Red wine & chocolate tasting

OR Tain-l'Hermitage hike and wine tasting

Day 9 - Avignon

Walking tour and Papal Palace

OR Tastes of Avignon

OR Avignon bike tour

Pont du Gard

OR Truffle farm visit

Evening cruise to illuminated Pont d'Avignon

Day 10 - Arles

Arles walking tour

OR Bike tour

OR Van Gogh Walking Tour

Les Baux and Carrieres des Lumieres

Day 11 - Arles

Disembarkation & Departures

Red Bridge in Lyon

Full Package Includes

  • 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 between the hotel in Paris to the ship

  • A 3-night stay at the Renaissance Arc de Triomphe hotel in Paris* with daily breakfast (hotel subject to change)

  • Specially curated Josephine Baker excursion and “Black History of Paris” city tour

  • The services of one of our wonderful Cruise Managers throughout the river cruise and land journey ​

Eiffel Tower
Image by Pedro Lastra
Image by Charlota Blunarova
Image by Louis Paulin
Image by Bastien Nvs
Red Bridge in Lyon

Reserve Your Spot Today!

Packages start at $4,449 Per Person

(based on double occupancy)

Secure your reservation with a $400 Deposit

Rate Request


  • Airfare

  • Airport Transfers

  • Early Check In / Check Out at the hotel

  • Meals other than specified

  • Any optional tours

  • Gratuities & Personal Expenses

  • All other expenses not mentioned in cost inclusions

  • Visa

  • Travel Insurance

Payment & Cancellation Schedule:


Payment Due Date Schedule

Security/Initial Deposit - Due when securing the reservation

Final Payment - Due 120 Days prior to departure

Payment PLAN:

Once you secure your reservation with your non-refundable security deposit and/or trip payment, we’ll calculate an evenly divided billing plan for you.  Your initial deposit is due at the time of booking, and your future payments will be due according to the proposed schedule you see on your invoice.  The payment schedule is flexible, except for the final payment.  You may make payments as often and in the amounts that you so desire up until your final payment due date.  At the time of the final payment due date, all outstanding funds are due to prevent cancellation of your vacation package (funds that were previously paid are not refundable if the final payment is late or not submitted).  Payments are processed on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays of each week; therefore, you will need to keep this in mind when submitting your payments (ex. if your final payment due date falls on a Thursday, you will want to make sure you submit your payment on the Wednesday prior).

  • Missing a vacation is bad enough. Losing the money you paid for your vacation is even worse. Not having medical coverage in the case of an injury is even worse.  Trip insurance is therefore recommended, and you will receive a personalized quote via email from Key Occasions, LLC.

  • You can also purchase travel insurance on your own.

  • Traveling abroad require a passport valid for six months beyond travel dates. For this tour, your passport should not expire before December 27, 2024.

  • You are required to make your own flight arrangements and airport transfers. When making your own flight arrangements, you must pay close attention to dates. You should schedule your flight to ARRIVE in Paris on June 17, 2023 (airport code: CDG). Your departure flight should be from Arles (airport code: FNI).

  • At check-in, a credit card will be required for check-in to cover anticipated room incidentals.



  • Making reservations for this package signifies your acceptance of our Terms and Conditions.

  • All of your payments to Key Occasions, LLC are non-refundable and non-transferable.

  • Reservations must be made in your FULL NAME as it appears on your Passport and/or government-issued identification

  • Prices are subject to change without notice. Please make your reservations today at this low price to be locked in

  • Monthly payments are required to keep your reservations current. Your invoice will clearly note your payment plan. We suggest you put this payment plan on your personal calendar.

  • You must ensure your roommate, if applicable, is also making timely monthly payments.

  • Name changes are allowed with a $50 name change fee.  Please note that some Suppliers charge additional name change fees, and these additional charges are at the discretion of individual Travel Supplier(s).

  • A late payment fee of $100 per person is required if payments are submitted after the final due date.

  • Management must approve all late payment requests before the final payment date on your account.

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