Emerald Waterways – Tour Details 2018-11-19T20:11:42+00:00

Paris & Sensations of Southern France

Starting at $4,295

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Destination & Sightseeing

ITINERARY

Arrival Paris
Welcome to Paris, the city of light. This exuberant city is also known as the city of love, for its romantic atmosphere. Stroll through the boulevards, passing by the bridges to the Eiffel Tower as it lights up at night. Included is a two-night stay in Paris.

Paris
Enjoy a guided tour that passes by landmarks such as Notre Dame Cathedral and the Arc de Triomphe. Continue exploring on a Seine River cruise that ends at the iconic Eiffel Tower. DiscoverMORE: Retro Tour Ride of Paris (extra expense)

Paris – Lyon Embarkation
After breakfast transfer from Paris to Lyon by train and join your Emerald Waterways luxury river cruise ship and be welcomed by your Captain and crew. This evening, enjoy your first dinner on board with your fellow travellers. Your Cruise Director will also conduct a port talk to review the activities and itinerary for the days ahead.

Chalon-Sur-Saône – Beaune
Chalon–Sur–Saône is best known as the birthplace of photography and the center of Burgundy’s wine region. Travel by road to the quaint village of Beaune, where we visit the Hospices de Beaune, one of the finest examples of French fifteenth–century architecture. Marvel at the multi–colored roofs of this former hospital, now a museum, which has become one of the symbols of Burgundy.

Lyon
Lyon is France’s third largest city, a former Roman capital positioned at the conference of the Rhone and Saone rivers, which is steeped in history. Today be part of the guided tour of Lyon, which starts with a drive to the Basilique Notre Dame de Fourvière, Lyon’s hilltop church, with stunning views over the town. Then, pass by the recently re–discovered Roman amphitheatre and walk through the cobbled streets of the gastronomic old town including the secret laneways. Alternatively, join a guided bike tour of Lyon. EmeraldACTIVE: Guided Bike Tour DiscoverMORE: Tour to Perouges (extra expense)

Tournon
Join your local guide for a walking tour of Tournon, which is dominated by the 16th century castle and roman ruins, and is nestled in the valley near the steep slopes of le Massif Central, Frances 3rd largest mountain range. The area has a long tradition in wine making, including the renowned wine growing centre of Tain lHermitage across the river. EmeraldACTIVE: Guided active walk through vineyards EmeraldPLUS: Regional wine lecture on board EmeraldACTIVE: Guided bike tour to Glun

Viviers
Arrive in Viviers, a town which still has a lot of flare. Viviers is also the home of one of France’s oldest cathedrals, join an included city tour exploring all the architectural heritage of this quaint town. EmeraldPLUS: Cheese and olive tasting on board DiscoverMORE: Tour to Grignan (extra expense)

Avignon
Avignon has a rich history from Celtic beginnings to being the residence of the Popes and later central to the French Revolution. Although a fortified town, it is the Papal Palace which stands more secure on a hill in the centre of town; its walls are 17–18 feet thick. Your guided walk with a local guide takes you through this historic centre with its cobbled laneways and shops, overlooking the famous Pont d’Avignon. The rest of the day is at leisure. EmeraldACTIVE: Guided active hike in Avignon EmeraldACTIVE: Yoga Lesson on Board EmeraldPLUS: Provençale dinner hosted by local Chef Fabien Morreale DiscoverMORE: Excursion to Pont du Gard (extra expense)

Arles
Sail into Arles where you will join your local guide for a walking tour showcasing the highlights of the city in particular the 2000-year-old Roman Amphitheatre still in use today, which was originally built to hold 20,000 spectators in the style of the Colosseum in Rome. The rest of the day is at leisure to relax on board and explore Arles further. DiscoverMORE: Excursion to Les Baux de Provence (extra expense)

Arles Disembarkation – Marseille
After breakfast disembark your river cruise ship in Arles and transfer to Marseille Airport for your onward or homebound flight. Please note: Pre release itinerary subject to change

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