Nice to Lisbon & Three Rivers Discovery Cruises

21 Days
Nice to Lisbon
From (USD)
$ 9,060
Dates & Pricing

2019 Nice > Lisbon

Tour Map
Tour Code:
EFPL
Duration:
21 days
Departure City:
Nice
Return City:
Lisbon

Selected Itinerary

21 Day Itinerary

  1. Day 1 - Arrival Nice

    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

  2. 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 we will take you to Monte Carlo for a guided tour, where you will learn about the jet set life in Monaco. Enjoy free time to explore in the afternoon.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  3. 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.

    Discover More: Visit to the village of St Paul de Vence (must be pre-booked, extra cost)

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  4. Day 4 - Nice - Arles Embarkation

    Today transfer 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

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. 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.
     

    DiscoverMORE: Tour to Grignan (extra expense)

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. 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.
    EmeraldPLUS: Cheese and olive tasting on board

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  11. Day 11 - Lyon Disembarkation – Porto Embarkation

    After breakfast disembark your river cruise ship in Lyon and transfer to Airport for your flights to Porto. In Porto you will be met at the airport and transferred where a warm welcome awaits you from your Captain and crew as you board your luxury Emerald Waterways Radiance river cruise ship.
    EmeraldPLUS: Sunset Cruise Through Porto

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  12. Day 12 - Porto – Pinhão

    Today, enjoy a full day sailing the windy turns and twists of the Douro Valley. A UNESCO world heritage site this area is sparsely populated by small quaint villages and typical communities working vineyards and small farms. In the afternoon, your Cruise Director will host a lecture on board showcasing the history and wine culture of the region. Later, arrive in the village of Pinhão which is situated on a river bend surrounded by terraced hillsides producing some of the world’s best Port. Tonight, your captain will be delighted to host the welcome dinner and cocktail reception.
    EmeraldPLUS: Cooking Demonstration on Board
    EmeraldACTIVE: Yoga Lesson on Board

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  13. Day 13 - Pinhao - Vega de Terrón

    Begin your day with a visit to a beautiful Quinta vineyard in the heart of the Douro Valley. Alternatively, join the EmeraldACTIVE walk through the vineyards.  Later, sail to Vega de Terrón, your gateway into Spain.
    EmeraldACTIVE: Guided Walk through Vineyards
    EmeraldPLUS: Cocktail Lesson on board

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  14. Day 14 - Salamanca

    Founded in Roman times, the city of Salamanca is home to one of the oldest universities in Europe, the seat of the Spanish language, and still a lively student town. Board your coach this morning in Vega de Terrón and travel to this beautiful golden city for a guided walking tour passing through its grand squares and medieval structures, where you will feel like stepping back in time. Tapas bars feature on every street and traditional Spanish music trickles out of buzzing bars and restaurants. You will also have plenty of free time to explore independently before returning to the ship later this afternoon.
    EmeraldPLUS: Local Entertainment

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  15. Day 15 - Pocinho

    This morning, arrive in Pocinho and either embark on an excursion to the Côa Valley Museum or take part on the Emerald Active canoeing experience. The Côa Valley Museum is a concrete structure that details pre-historic stone carvings made by the early inhabitants of the Douro, which were uncovered during the construction of the nearby dam. Later return to your ship for lunch and enjoy your idyllic surroundings as you sail towards Régua.
    EmeraldACTIVE: Guided Canoeing Experience
    EmeraldACTIVE: Yoga Lesson on Board
    EmeraldPLUS: This evening your highlight dinner will be hosted at a traditional rural wine estate in the Régua area

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  16. Day 16 - Régua

    Today you will have a choice to visit the marvelous baroque village of Lamego and the picturesque Our Lady of Remedies Sanctuary where history stands still. As part of your EmeraldACTIVE feature, walk up the stairs of the Our Lady of Remedies Sanctuary.
    EmeraldACTIVE: Walking up the Stairs of the Sanctuary
    EmeraldACTIVE: Yoga Lesson on Board
    EmeraldPLUS: Mosaic Tile Painting Lessons on Board

    DiscoverMORE: Visit to Mateus Manor House with wine tasting (extra expense)

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  17. Day 17 - Porto

    Located at the mouth of the Douro River, Porto is a fascinating eclectic mix of modern and ancient architecture. Enjoy your city tour passing by numerous landmarks of this beautiful city.
    EmeraldACTIVE: Guided Active Walking Tour

    DiscoverMORE: Visit to Guimarães (extra expense)

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  18. Day 18 - Porto Disembarkation - Lisbon

    After breakfast disembark your river cruise ship and transfer to Lisbon. Included is three-night stay in Lisbon.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  19. Day 19 - Lisbon

    Today you will have an exciting tour of the city centre and view some of the famous points, as well as experience the sights of the yellow trams clattering through tree-lined streets.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  20. Day 20 - Lisbon

    Today enjoy your day at leisure in Lisbon. Your Tour Director is at your service to help you plan your day in this vibrant city.

    DiscoverMORE: Excursion to Sintra (extra expense)

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  21. Day 21 - Lisbon – Farewell

    After breakfast transfer to the airport for your onward or homebound flight.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

Tour inclusions

YOUR CRUISE INCLUDES
  • 14 nights on board an Emerald Waterways Star-Ship
  • Airport transfers to and from the ship
  • The services of an Emerald Waterways Cruise Director
  • Port taxes and charges
  • All tipping and gratuities

INCLUDED EXCURSIONS
  • Guided tour of Monte Carlo
  • Guided tour of Arles
  • Guided Tour in Avignon
  • Walking tour of Viviers
  • Walking tour of Tournon
  • City tour of Lyon
  • Visit to Quinta in the heart of Douro Valley
  • Tour of Salamanca
  • Excursion to Coa Valley Museum
  • Tour of Baroque Village of Lamego & Sanctuary
  • City tour of Porto
  • City tour of Lisbon

EmeraldPLUS
  • Provençal dinner hosted by local Chef Fabien Morreale
  • Cheese and olive tasting on board
  • Regional wine taste on board
  • Sunset Illumination Cruise
  • Cooking Demonstration on Board
  • Cocktail making lesson on board
  • Local Entertainment in Salamanca
  • Rural Dinner Experience
  • Mosaic Tile Painting Lessons on Board

EmeraldACTIVE
  • Yoga lesson on board in Avignon
  • Guided active hike around Avignon
  • Guided bike tour to Glun
  • Guided active walk through vineyards
  • Guided bike tour in Lyon
  • Guided Walk through Vineyards
  • Yoga Lesson on Board (DourCanoeing in Pocinho
  • Active Walk up the steps of Sanctuary in Lamego
  • Guided Active Walking Tour in Porto

DINING HIGHLIGHTS
  • 47 superb meals including 20 Breakfasts (B), 11 Lunches (L), 16 Dinners (D)
  • Captain's Welcome & Farewell Reception and Dinner
  • Complimentary wine, beer and soft drinks served with lunch and dinner on board

Pricing & Availability