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Sensations of Lyon & Provence

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River View
$4,246
Balcony
$5,271
Suite
$6,821
* Port charges, taxes and fees included
 Cruise Length
8 Days
 Cruise Starts
Lyon
 Cruise Finishes
Nice
8 Day Sensations of Lyon & Provence Itinerary (Emerald Cruises)
Countries Explored: France
River Ship
Departures
Passengers
134
Crew
53
Launched
2017
Cruise Code
EFRC-1

Overview

It is no surprise that the South of France is recognized as the birthplace of photography, its unrivalled beauty comprises the finest examples of French 15th century architecture, with Roman ruins and sun-soaked vineyards nestled at the foot of colossal mountain ranges. Journey to the country’s gastronomic beating heart, Lyon, before enjoying an authentic Provençal dinner on board, hosted by renowned French chef, Fabien Morreale.

Itinerary

On the confluence of the Rhône and Saône rivers, Lyon can be found set across twin hills. Here, you will be met and transferred from the airport to the lush surrounds of your Emerald Cruises Star-Ship. (D)

Chalon-sur-Saône is known for its art and history. Today, you will have the opportunity to witness the areas architectural heritage and peaceful surrounds as you travel to the quaint village of Beaune and visit the Hospices de Beaune, originally a hospital for the poor, and now home to one of Burgundy’s most popular wine auctions. EmeraldPLUS A cheese and olive tasting on board Included Excursion Visit to the Hospices de Beaune (B/L/D)

France’s third-largest city, Lyon is a former Roman capital, steeped in history and considered to be the gastronomic heartbeat of the country and the home of traditional Lyonnaise cuisine. Today, enjoy a guided tour of Lyon, including the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Basilica Notre-Dame de Fourvière, part of the inscribed historic site of Lyon. Wander through the city and soak in its vividly illustrated history, as buildings from all time periods can be seen adorning narrow cobblestone streets. Alternatively, embark on a guided bike tour of Lyon. EmeraldACTIVE A guided bike tour of Lyon DiscoverMORE Excursion to Pérouges (extra expense) Included Excursion A guided tour of Lyon EmeraldPLUS Silk presentation on board (B/L/D)

The picturesque village of Tournon borders the gently meandering Rhône, dominated by a 16th-century castle that overlooks the village and a number of iconic landmarks, including a set of ancient watchtowers. Your guided tour of the village will showcase its intangible cultural heritage, granting every opportunity for you to immerse yourself in your surroundings. Alternatively, embark on an EmeraldACTIVE hike through some of the local vineyards. Later, a guided bike tour to Glun will showcase rural life in the French countryside. EmeraldPLUS A regional wine tasting on board EmeraldACTIVE A guided bike tour to Glun EmeraldACTIVE A guided hike through the vineyards Included Excursion A guided tour of Tournon (B/L/D)

Arrive in Viviers, a town with much Middle Age flair and home to one of France’s oldest cathedrals. Your included walking tour of Viviers will showcase some of its numerous listed monuments, along with their ornate windows and lavish façades. Included Excursion A guided tour of Viviers DiscoverMORE Fishing class on the Rhône (extra expense) (B/L/D)

Avignon has a rich history, from Celtic beginnings to being the residence of the Pope and central to the French Revolution.  Your included walking tour of Avignon will take you past the ornate beauty of the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Palais des Papes, as well as Pont d’Avignon, an ancient stone bridge crossing the Rhône. This afternoon is yours to explore at leisure. 

This evening, return to your Star-Ship for a delightful Provençal dining experience, expertly prepared by Top Chef finalist, Fabien Morreale. EmeraldPLUS Provençal dinner hosted by local Chef Fabien Morreale EmeraldACTIVE A canoeing excursion in Avignon DiscoverMORE A guided tour of the Pont du Gard DiscoverMORE A classical concert in Avignon (extra expense) Included Excursion A guided tour of Avignon (B/L/D)

The past is yours to discover in Arles, once an important Phoenician trading port that was captured by the Romans, who peppered the city with iconic monuments. Today, your included tour of the city will showcase some of the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Roman and Romanesque monuments of Arles, showcasing how the city has evolved over the centuries. Visit the 2,000-year-old Arles Amphitheatre and follow in the footsteps of world-renowned artist, Vincent van Gogh. The rest of the day is yours to explore at leisure, perhaps stopping at a local café or returning to your Star-Ship to relax on board. Included Excursion A guided tour of Arles with arena visit DiscoverMORE Excursion to Camargue (extra expense) (B/L/D)

After breakfast, it’s time to bid farewell to your fellow guests and disembark the ship for your transfer to the airport, taking memories of the idyllic French countryside and delightful cuisine with you. This itinerary is a guide only and may be amended for operational reasons such as high and low water. As such, the cruise may operate altered from that stated above. Please refer to our terms and conditions for further information. (B)

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Emerald Liberte
Emerald Liberte

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You're Invited & EmeraldPLUS

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EmeraldACTIVE
EmeraldACTIVE

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Swimming Pool and Cinema
Swimming Pool and Cinema

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Reflections Restaurant
Reflections Restaurant

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