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Nice with Three Rivers Discovery

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River View
$10,123
Balcony
$12,751
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 Cruise Length
18 Days
 Cruise Starts
Nice
 Cruise Finishes
Porto
18 Day Nice with Three Rivers Discovery Itinerary (Emerald Cruises)
Countries Explored: Portugal Spain France
River Ship
Departures
Passengers
112
Crew
37
Launched
2017
Cruise Code
ENRD-2

Overview

A three-night stay in Nice introduces you to the French Riviera, as well as glamorous Monaco. Continue with seven nights on board Emerald Libertè cruising the Rhóne and Saóne Rivers before a flight to Porto for a second seven night cruise along Douro River through Portugal and into Spain.

Itinerary

Welcome to Nice, a fascinating city on the French Riviera and the sun-kissed capital of the Côte d’Azur. You will be transferred from the airport to your centrally located hotel, where a three-night stay is yours to enjoy. (D)

Today, you will be taken to Monte Carlo to learn about the jet set lifestyle that can be found in Monaco, an area that has famously been portrayed in a handful of successful movies and the home to one of the most recognisable Grand Prix tracks in the world. Included Excursion A city tour of Monaco and Monte Carlo (B)

Nice has long held a reputation for its glamour, where sun-kissed beaches and lavish surrounds create a unique atmosphere that is unlike any other. Today, explore Nice at leisure. Your Emerald Cruises representative will be available to help you to plan your day in this vibrant city. DiscoverMORE Visit to Saint Paul de Vence (extra expense) (B)

After breakfast, you will get transferred to your Emerald Cruises Star-Ship in Arles, where a warm welcome awaits from your captain and crew. Tonight, enjoy a dinner on board. (B/D)

Revel in the glory of the Roman Empire today during an insightful visit to Arles, including the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Roman and Romanesque monuments of Arles and Arles Amphitheatre, a 2,000-year-old structure where spectators would have once gathered by the masses to watch superb chariot races.

Enjoy learning about the time that Vincent van Gogh spent in the city, taking inspiration from his surroundings and using them to create many of his most iconic pieces of art, including the “Starry Night Over the Rhône”, before exploring Arles at leisure. EmeraldPLUS A Provençal dinner hosted by Chef Fabien Morreale Included Excursion A guided tour of Arles with arena visit DiscoverMORE A Camargue excursion (extra expense) (B/L/D)

Avignon has a long and storied history, as this fortified town was once the residence of Popes who fled from Rome, hoping to escape from the political pressures of the Roman Empire. Embark on a guided walking tour of Avignon to witness its illustrious past, including the ornate Gothic exterior of the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Palais des Papes, built by the Popes over two decades.

This afternoon is yours to explore at leisure, perhaps crossing the 12th-century Stone Bridge. Included Excursion A guided tour of Avignon EmeraldACTIVE A canoeing excursion in Avignon DiscoverMORE A guided tour to Pont du Gard (extra expense) DiscoverMORE A classical concert in Avignon (extra expense) (B/L/D)

A snapshot of quintessential France awaits your arrival in Viviers, a town that perfectly encapsulates the medieval days of the region. Pastel coloured buildings that have been gently faded by the sun line narrow cobblestone streets, and the heart of the old town is yours to explore today during a guided walking tour. Included Excursion A guided tour of Viviers DiscoverMORE Fishing class (extra expense) EmeraldACTIVE Hike in Viviers (B/L/D)

As we sail down the gently twisting Rhône and into Tournon, a 16th-century castle sits overlooking the village and a pair of ancient watchtowers can be seen adorning the surrounding rural landscape. Today, embark on a guided tour of Tournon to learn about its illustrious history and the culture of the people who call it home. If you would like to explore more of the region’s natural beauty, then you may instead choose to embark on an EmeraldACTIVE hike through some of the local vineyards.

Later, a guided bike tour to Glun will touch on the French countryside and the lives of the people who live there. 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)

As one of the largest cities in France and a former Roman capital, a lot of the most important moments in French history have taken place in Lyon. But, it’s Lyonnaise cuisine that has really put this city on the map, delighting gastronomists from around the world. Join your local guide for a walking tour of Lyon, including the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Basilica Notre-Dame de Fourvière.

If you are feeling more active, then you may instead choose to embark on a guided bike tour around Lyon, touching on its most prominent architectural wonders and moments from history. EmeraldACTIVE A guided bike tour of Lyon Included Excursion A guided tour of Lyon DiscoverMORE Visit to Pérouges (extra expense) (B/L/D)

The birthplace of photography and the centre of Burgundy’s wine region is yours to discover today as you travel by road to the quaint village of Beaune. Stop to visit the Hospices de Beaune, one of the best-preserved examples of 15th-century French architecture and home to one of the most popular wine auctions in the country. EmeraldPLUS A cheese and olive tasting on board Included Excursion Visit to the Hospices de Beaune (B/L/D)

After breakfast, you will be transferred from where your Star-Ship is docked in Lyon to Porto, where the second half of your river cruising adventure awaits. (B/D)

Relax on board today and enjoy a full day of sailing through the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Douro Valley. This fascinating area was inscribed because it hones in on two millennia of wine producing history, where viticulture has shaped the surrounding landscape and small, sleepy villages are peppered with dozens of sun-drenched vineyards.  Tonight, enjoy a welcome dinner and cocktail reception. EmeraldPLUS A Portuguese cooking demonstration on board (B/L/D)

Begin your day with a visit to the beautiful Quinta do Tedo vineyard in the heart of Portugal’s Douro Valley, nestled on the confluence of the Douro and Tedo rivers. This 18th-century estate is environmentally sound, creating organic produce by using traditional viticulture methods.  Alternatively, enjoy a guided walk through local vineyards, stopping along the way to admire your surroundings.  This afternoon, enjoy sailing to Vega de Terrón, perhaps relaxing on the Sun Deck.  EmeraldACTIVE A guided walk through the vineyards Included Excursion A visit to Quinta do Tedo with tasting (B/L/D)

Founded in Roman times, the ancient city of Salamanca and its UNESCO World Heritage-listed old quarter have an illustrious past, having been held by the Carthaginians, Romans and Moors.  Travel to the beautiful golden city for a walking tour, starting among the postcard-worthy galleries and arcades that adorn Plaza Mayor. You will have the opportunity to see Casa de las Conchas, a building that has been lovingly decorated with more than 300 shells. EmeraldPLUS Enjoy local entertainment from a tuna music band Included Excursion A guided tour of Salamanca (B/D)

This morning, arrive in Pocinho where you’ll have the opportunity to embark on a canoeing excursion or to visit the Côa Valley Museum. Later, return to your ship for lunch and soak up your idyllic surrounds as you sail towards Régua while taking part into a Port Wine cocktail lesson on board. A rural dinner at a wine estate is certain to be a highlight of your trip. EmeraldPLUS A Port Wine cocktail lesson on board  EmeraldPLUS A rural dinner with entertainment at Quinta da Pacheca EmeraldACTIVE A canoeing excursion Included Excursion A visit to the Côa Valley Museum DiscoverMORE Archaeological Tour 4x4 at Coa Museum (extra expense) (B/L/D)

Today, on an included excursion, you will visit the marvellous Baroque village of Lamego, stopping to see the picturesque Shrine of Our Lady of Remedies, a structure that stands gracefully over the town. EmeraldPLUS A mosaic tile painting lesson on board EmeraldACTIVE Walk down the steps of the Sanctuary of Our Lady of Remedies Included Excursion A guided tour of Lamego DiscoverMORE A visit to Mateus Manor House (extra expense) (B/L/D)

Located at the mouth of the Douro River, Porto is a fascinating eclectic mix of modern and ancient architecture. Famous for its exports of Port wines, it’s easy to imagine how British merchant ships would have once clustered together in the medieval harbour, waiting to take Port wines across the water.  Your included tour of the coastal city will touch on the fortified structures of Castelo da Foz and Castelo do Queijo, a building whose pentagonal façades overlook the ocean.

This evening, enjoy a charming evening cruise shining a different light on Porto's skyline. EmeraldACTIVE A guided active walk in Porto Included Excursion A guided tour of Porto DiscoverMORE Visit to Quinta do Aveleda with Vinho Verde tasting (extra expense) DiscoverMORE Taylor’s Port wine tasting (extra expense) EmeraldPLUS Evening cruise through Porto (B/L/D)

After breakfast, it’s time to say farewell to your fellow guests, taking memories of sun-drenched vineyards 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 note: Pre-release itinerary subject to change. (B)

Life Onboard Emerald Radiance

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Emerald Radiance

Relax and unwind in luxury when you explore the Duoro River on Emerald Radiance. Read more

You're Invited & EmeraldPLUS
You're Invited & EmeraldPLUS

Authentic included adventures that take you into the cultural heart of each destination. Read more

EmeraldACTIVE
EmeraldACTIVE

Emerald Cruises encourages you to be active and use your free time to explore Europe like a local. Read more

Horizon Bar and Lounge
Horizon Bar and Lounge

Enjoy seamless Douro riverscapes from the floor to ceiling windows in the relaxing Horizon Lounge and Bar. Read more

Emerald Riverview Suite
Emerald Riverview Suite

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Sun Deck Life on the Douro
Sun Deck Life on the Douro

Watch the Douro's landscapes change from the sun deck atop the ship where views will amaze. Read more

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