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Paris & Sensations of Lyon and Provence on Emerald Liberté 2021

Paris & Sensations of Lyon and Provence on Emerald Liberté 2021

Operator: Emerald Waterways
Ship: Emerald Liberte
Starts: Paris, France on Thu, Aug 05, 2021
Ends: Nice, France on Sat, Aug 14, 2021

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Itinerary

Countries Visited

France

Rivers Visited

Rhone, Saone

River Cruise Itinerary

Day 1 (Thu, Aug 05, 2021): Paris

Welcome to Paris, the world-famous City of Lights. You will be met at the airport and transferred to the lush surrounds of your centrally located hotel, yours to enjoy for the next two nights.


Meals Included: Dinner

Day 2 (Fri, Aug 06, 2021): Paris

Join your local guide for a walking tour of Paris, touching on the ornate façade of the Notre Dame Cathedral and the towering structure that is the Arc de Triomphe. After your walking tour, you will be taken for a relaxing river cruise along the Seine, 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 3 (Sat, Aug 07, 2021): Paris - Lyon

After breakfast, you will be transferred from your centrally located hotel in Paris to Lyon, to board your luxurious Emerald Waterways Star-Ship. Tonight, enjoy a welcome reception and dinner on board.


Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 4 (Sun, Aug 08, 2021): Chalon-sur-Saône – Beaune

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
EmeraldEXCURSION: Visit the Hospices de Beaune


Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 5 (Mon, Aug 09, 2021): Lyon

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
EmeraldEXCURSION: A guided tour of Lyon
DiscoverMORE: Visit to Pérouges


Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 6 (Tue, Aug 10, 2021): Tournon

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 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 7 (Wed, Aug 11, 2021): Viviers

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


Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 8 (Thu, Aug 12, 2021): Avignon

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: A Provençal dining experience on board
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 9 (Fri, Aug 13, 2021): Arles

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


Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 10 (Sat, Aug 14, 2021): Arles Disembarkation - Nice

After breakfast, it’s time to bid farewell to your fellow guests and disembark the ship for your transfer to Nice airport, taking memories of the idyllic French countryside and delightful cuisine 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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