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Nice to Paris & Sensations of Lyon and Provence

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Cruise through the Rhône and drift past provincial wine lands dotted with spirit-lifting heritage towns and ancient cities whose cobblestone streets bristle with culture and epicurean tradition. This memorable sailing introduces southern France in all its iconic style and splendour, from the revered vineyards of Beaujolais to the jovial bouchons of Lyon, the acclaimed culinary capital of the world.
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Day 1

Located on the French Riviera in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, Nice is blessed by a sunny, temperate climate. This famous destination has been attracting visitors from around the world for decades. Included is a three-night stay in Nice.

Meals included: Dinner
Day 2
Nice

Nice, the capital of the Côte d’Azur, is beautifully curved round the Bay of Angels, desirable and as lively as you like. In the morning enjoy free time to explore on own, and in the afternoon we will take you to Monte Carlo for a guided tour, where you will learn about the jet set life in Monaco.

Meals included: Breakfast
Day 3
Nice

Today enjoy your day at leisure in Nice; your tour director is at your service to help you plan your day in this vibrant city.

DiscoverMORE: Tour to Cannes & Grasse (extra expense)

Meals included: Breakfast
Day 4
Nice – Arles Embarkation

You will be met at the airport in Nice and transferred to the Emerald Liberte Luxury ship in Arles where you will be welcomed by your Captain and crew. Tonight, enjoy a welcome reception and dinner on board.

Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner
Day 5
Arles

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.
EmeraldPLUS: Provençale dinner hosted by local Chef Fabien Morreale
DiscoverMORE: Excursion to Les Baux de Provence (extra expense)

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 6
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 strolling the cobbled laneways and browsing the shops, overlooking the famous 'Pont d’Avignon'.
EmeraldACTIVE: Guided active hike in Avignon
EmeraldACTIVE: Yoga Lesson on Board

DiscoverMORE: Excursion to Pont du Gard (extra expense)

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 7
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)

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 8
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, France's 3rd largest mountain range. The area has a long tradition in wine making, including the renowned wine growing centre of Tain l'Hermitage across the river.
EmeraldACTIVE: Guided active walk through vineyards
EmeraldPLUS: Regional wine taste on board
EmeraldACTIVE: Guided bike tour to Glun

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 9
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 take part on 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)

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 10
Chalon-Sur-Saône – Beaune

Chalon–Sur–Saône is best known as the birthplace of photography and the centre 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–coloured roofs of this former hospital, now a museum, which has become one of the symbols of Burgundy.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 11
Lyon Disembarkation - Paris

After breakfast disembark your river cruise ship in Lyon and transfer by train 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.

Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner
Day 12
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)

Meals included: Breakfast
Day 13
Paris – Farewell

After breakfast transfer to Airport for your onward or homebound flight.

Meals included: Breakfast
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