Sensations of Lyon and Provence on Emerald Liberté 2020

Sensations of Lyon and Provence on Emerald Liberté 2020

Operator: Emerald Waterways
Ship: Emerald Liberte
Starts: Nice, France on Sat, May 16, 2020
Ends: Lyon, France on Sat, May 23, 2020

Overview

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Treat yourself this holiday season by taking advantage of Emerald's 12 days of Holiday Specials. On select 2020 European river cruises, enjoy free extended stays in some of Europe's greatest cities, plus receive free premium drinks. Premium Drink Package includes beer, wine and spirits from the bar menu. And as always, receive our AffordableTours.com 5% extra savings. These amazing values are only available until December 24, 2019 so book today.
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For new bookings made between December 12 and December 24, 2019 on select sailings included in the offer. A non-refundable initial deposit of $500 per person is required at the time of booking, with full payment required 90 days prior to departure. Extended city stays vary by itinerary and do not include the Premium Drink Package. Premium Drink Package offer is available during the cruise days of each itinerary and includes the full bar menu with beer, wine and spirits available during bar operating hours. Minibar is not included. These offers are not combinable with any other offer except for Travel Show vouchers, agent training vouchers, EmeraldEXPLORER and referral vouchers. Not combinable with group discounts. Taxes and port charges are included in the price. Offer available to residents of the 50 United States and Washington DC only. Offers and fares are capacity controlled and may be extended, cancelled or withdrawn at any time without notice. Additional restrictions may apply.

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A river cruise in Europe provides the most captivating passage through the history of the continent. 7-14 day itineraries receive free economy air. 15+ day itineraries receive free economy air + $500 per couple savings. Bookings in Horizon Deck categories receive an additional $500 per couple savings. Plus as always receive our AffordableTours.com 5% extra savings.
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For new bookings on 2020 itineraries on the Rhine, Main, Danube and Rhône rivers made by December 31, 2019. Air offers are only applicable to bookings made 61 or more days before departure, otherwise an air credit will apply. A non-refundable initial deposit of $500 per person is required at the time of booking, with full payment required 90 days prior to departure. A secondary non-refundable deposit of $500 per person is due 6 months prior to departure for economy flights; $800 for premium economy. Maximum value of air ticket is $1200 per person inclusive of all taxes & fees. Economy Air only on Emerald Waterways' choice of airlines and routes. Travelers who purchase their own air receive $1000 off per person on 7-14 day itineraries; $1500 off per person on 15+ day itineraries. Bookings in Horizon Deck categories receive an extra $250 per person savings. Offers are based on cruise days, and exclude land portions. These offers are not combinable with any other offer except for Travel Show vouchers, agent training vouchers, EmeraldEXPLORER and referral vouchers. Not combinable with group discounts. Taxes and port charges are included in the price. Offer available to residents of the 50 United States and Washington DC only. Offers and fares are capacity controlled and may be extended, canceled or withdrawn at any time without notice.


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Itinerary

Countries Visited

France

Rivers Visited

Rhone

River Cruise Itinerary

Day 1 (Sat, May 16, 2020): Arrival Nice - Arles Embarkation

You will be met at Nice airport and transferred to Arles, where your friendly captain and crew will be waiting for you to board your luxurious Emerald Waterways Star-Ship. This evening, enjoy a welcome reception on board.

Please book your flight to arrive into Nice prior to 12 noon.


Meals Included: Dinner

Day 2 (Sun, May 17, 2020): Arles

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
EmeraldEXCURSION: A guided tour of Arles with arena visit
DiscoverMORE: Tour to Les Baux-de-Provence (extra expense)


Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 3 (Mon, May 18, 2020): Avignon

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.
EmeraldACTIVE: A canoeing excursion in Avignon
EmeraldEXCURSION: A guided tour of Avignon
DiscoverMORE: A guided tour to Pont du Gard (extra expense)
DiscoverMORE: A classical concert in Avignon (extra expense)


Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4 (Tue, May 19, 2020): Viviers

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.
EmeraldEXCURSION: A guided tour of Viviers
DiscoverMORE: A guided tour of Grignan (extra expense)


Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 5 (Wed, May 20, 2020): Tournon

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 lecture on board
EmeraldACTIVE: A guided bike tour to Glun
EmeraldACTIVE: A guided hike through the vineyards
EmeraldEXCURSION: A guided tour of Tournon


Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 6 (Thu, May 21, 2020): Lyon

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
EmeraldEXCURSION: A guided tour of Lyon
DiscoverMORE: Visit to Pérouges (extra expense)


Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 7 (Fri, May 22, 2020): Chalon-sur-Saône – Beaune

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
EmeraldEXCURSION: Visit the Hospices de Beaune


Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 8 (Sat, May 23, 2020): Lyon

After breakfast, it’s time to bid farewell to your fellow guests and disembark the Star-Ship for your transfer to the airport, taking memories of French architecture and sun-kissed surrounds with you.


Meals Included: Breakfast

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Ship Information

Emerald Liberte


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Questions & Answers

Question: Will the day-by-day itinerary change?

Yes, the river cruise itineraries may change due to reasons such as inclement weather or unforeseen events. Your safety is the number one concern aboard and all precautions necessary will be taken in order to ensure passenger safety, including changing itineraries. Please note that when itineraries do change, the ship staff will do their best to substitute any missed port with an alternative destination.

Question: In what language is the river cruise conducted?

The river cruise will be conducted in English only.


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