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Sensations of Lyon and Provence & Paris on Emerald Liberté 2021

Sensations of Lyon and Provence & Paris on Emerald Liberté 2021

Operator: Emerald Waterways
Ship: Emerald Liberte
Starts: Arles, France on Sat, Jul 17, 2021
Ends: Paris, France on Mon, Jul 26, 2021

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Itinerary

Countries Visited

France

Rivers Visited

Rhone, Saone

River Cruise Itinerary

Day 1 (Sat, Jul 17, 2021): 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, Jul 18, 2021): 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, Jul 19, 2021): 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, Jul 20, 2021): 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, Jul 21, 2021): 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, Jul 22, 2021): 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, Jul 23, 2021): 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, Jul 24, 2021): Lyon - Paris

After breakfast, you will be transferred from where your Star-Ship is docked in Lyon to your centrally located hotel in Paris, for a two-night stay.


Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 9 (Sun, Jul 25, 2021): Paris

Enjoy a guided tour in Paris, passing by iconic landmarks such as the noteworthy Notre Dame Cathedral and the Arc de Triomphe. Continue exploring the city as you board a Seine River cruise, concluding at the iconic Eiffel Tower.
EmeraldEXCURSION: A guided tour of Paris and Seine cruise
DiscoverMORE: A retro tour ride of Paris (extra expense)


Meals Included: Breakfast

Day 10 (Mon, Jul 26, 2021): Depart Paris

After breakfast, it’s time to bid farewell to your fellow guests and prepare to be transferred to the airport for your onward or homebound flight, taking memories of Burgundian wines and UNESCO World Heritage-listed monuments with you.

Please note: Pre-release itinerary subject to change.


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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