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Aix-en-Provence with Sensations of Lyon & Provence

Follow the meandering path of the Rhône and Saône Rivers flowing through this beautiful corner of southern France, home to picture postcard villages, historic towns and cities, and delicious Provençal cuisine.

Explore the heart of French gastronomy in Lyon, visit historic Viviers and Avignon, and follow Van Gogh’s footsteps in Arles. Enjoy educational walking tours or explore the picturesque scenery on bikes and hikes.

Sail in the height of luxury on an Emerald Star-Ship offering five-star boutique-hotel-style accommodation. Relax on the Sun Deck or enjoy a game on the dedicated putting green. Savour award-winning cuisine with expert guest chefs.

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  • Cruise Line: Emerald Cruises
  • Ship: Star-Ship
  • Duration: 9 Nights
  • Departure: Aug - Oct
£3,041 pp
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Aix-en-Provence with Sensations of Lyon & Provence Cruise Prices

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17th Aug
Aix-en-Provence with Sensations of Lyon & Provence
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9 nights
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14th Sep
Aix-en-Provence with Sensations of Lyon & Provence
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12th Oct
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12th Apr
Aix-en-Provence with Sensations of Lyon & Provence
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From £3,221 pp
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7th Jun
Aix-en-Provence with Sensations of Lyon & Provence
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9 nights
From £3,887 pp
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5th Jul
Aix-en-Provence with Sensations of Lyon & Provence
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9 nights
From £3,527 pp
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16th Aug
Aix-en-Provence with Sensations of Lyon & Provence
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9 nights
From £3,311 pp
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13th Sep
Aix-en-Provence with Sensations of Lyon & Provence
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11th Oct
Aix-en-Provence with Sensations of Lyon & Provence
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9 nights
From £3,041 pp

Aix-en-Provence with Sensations of Lyon & Provence Cruise Itinerary

Discover this picturesque corner of southern France on a 9-night voyage through stunning scenery with port stops at charming villages and historic towns and cities. Enjoy gourmet cuisine both on and off the ship and a selection of guided and insightful tours ranging from the sedate to the active. Relax in luxurious accommodation on board one of Emerald’s iconic Star-Ships, vessels that blend the quality and style of classic cruising with modern amenities and convenience.ota

Day 1

Lyon

Arrive in Lyon on the confluence of the Rhône and Saône rivers and receive a warm welcome from your travel representative. Transfer to your luxury Star-Ship.

Day 2

Chalon-sur-Saône – Beaune

Famous for its art and history, Chalon-sur-Saône offers a tranquil environment for guests to enjoy some architectural gems. Travel to the quaint village of Beaune to visit the Hospices de Beaune, now home to one of Burgundy’s most famous wine auctions.

Day 3

Lyon

Lyon is the third-largest city in France and, as a former Roman capital, offers centuries of history. It also has a reputation as the gastronomic heart of the country. Enjoy a guided city walk or bike tour including the UNESCO-listed Basilica.

Day 4

Tournon

Explore the picturesque village of Tournon, bordering the Rhône, with visits to iconic landmarks and the 16th-century castle. There is also an EmeraldACTIVE hike through local vineyards and a guided bike tour to Clun. EmeraldPLUS offers an onboard wine tasting.

Day 5

Viviers

Home to one of France’s oldest cathedrals, the Cathedral of Saint-Vincent, Viviers is full of architecture and monuments dating from the Middle Ages. See the grand classical Town Hall and the stone bridge across the Escoutay River dating from the 2nd or 3rd century.

Day 6

Avignon

With Celtic origins and a history spanning seven Popes and the French Revolution, enjoy a walking tour that includes the Palais des Papes and the iconic stone bridge, the Pont d’Avignon. Tonight, enjoy a unique Provençal dinner prepared by a top chef.

Day 7

Arles

Arles has a long history and was once a strategic Phoenician trading port. The city tour includes many of the UNESCO-listed iconic landmarks, including the famous Roman amphitheatre. Follow in the footsteps of Van Gogh, who spent a year living in Arles.

Day 8

Arles – Aix-en-Provence

Disembark your river ship and transfer to a luxury hotel in Aix-en-Provence. Discover the city of Cezanne and enjoy a guided tour of the leafy Baroque and Rococo squares set with ornate fountains, with time to stop and watch the world go by at a local café.

Aix-en-Provence

Spend time exploring the city. Stroll through old Aix, which has artisan shops, galleries, and boutiques. Visit the studio of Paul Cezanne, untouched since his death and see his work at the Musée Granet in a collection of 12,000 sculptures and paintings.

Aix-en-Provence – Nice

After breakfast, check out of your hotel and transfer to the airport for flights back to the UK.

Day 1

Aix-en-Provence – Nice

Arrive in Aix-en-Provence and receive a warm welcome from your travel representative. Transfer to your luxury Star-Ship.

Day 2

Aix-en-Provence

Spend time exploring the city. Stroll through old Aix, which has artisan shops, galleries, and boutiques. Visit the studio of Paul Cezanne, untouched since his death and see his work at the Musée Granet in a collection of 12,000 sculptures and paintings.

Day 3

Arles – Aix-en-Provence

Discover the city of Cezanne and enjoy a guided tour of the leafy Baroque and Rococo squares set with ornate fountains, with time to stop and watch the world go by at a local café.

Day 4

Arles

Arles has a long history and was once a strategic Phoenician trading port. The city tour includes many of the UNESCO-listed iconic landmarks, including the famous Roman amphitheatre. Follow in the footsteps of Van Gogh, who spent a year living in Arles.

Day 5

Avignon

With Celtic origins and a history spanning seven Popes and the French Revolution, enjoy a walking tour that includes the Palais des Papes and the iconic stone bridge, the Pont d’Avignon. Tonight, enjoy a unique Provençal dinner prepared by a top chef.

Day 6

Viviers

Home to one of France’s oldest cathedrals, the Cathedral of Saint-Vincent, Viviers is full of architecture and monuments dating from the Middle Ages. See the grand classical Town Hall and the stone bridge across the Escoutay River dating from the 2nd or 3rd century.

Day 7

Tournon

Explore the picturesque village of Tournon, bordering the Rhône, with visits to iconic landmarks and the 16th-century castle. There is also an EmeraldACTIVE hike through local vineyards and a guided bike tour to Clun. EmeraldPLUS offers an onboard wine tasting.

Day 8

Lyon

Lyon is the third-largest city in France and, as a former Roman capital, offers centuries of history. It also has a reputation as the gastronomic heart of the country. Enjoy a guided city walk or bike tour including the UNESCO-listed Basilica.

Day 9

Chalon-sur-Saône – Beaune

Famous for its art and history, Chalon-sur-Saône offers a tranquil environment for guests to enjoy some architectural gems. Travel to the quaint village of Beaune to visit the Hospices de Beaune, now home to one of Burgundy’s most famous wine auctions.

Day 10

Lyon

After breakfast, check out of your hotel and transfer to the airport for flights back to the UK.

Aix-en-Provence with Sensations of Lyon & Provence Cruise Ships

Emerald Star

From the activities on the Sun Deck to the comfort and peace of a luxury suite or stateroom, no detail is overlooked on the Emerald Star. Enjoy a blend of home-from-home comfort, elegant interiors with modern amenities, and five-star service.

Wellness Suite
Outdoor Covered Terrace
Crew of 52

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Aix-en-Provence and Lyon & Provence River Cruise Deals

Discover the History, Charm, and Cuisine of the South of France with Crui.se

9 Nights
Aug Oct

Aix-en-Provence with Sensations of Lyon & Provence

  • Lyon (EMBARK)
  • Chalon-sur-Saône – Beaune
  • Lyon
  • Tournon
  • Viviers
  • Avignon
  • Arles
  • Arles – Aix-en-Provence
  • Aix-en-Provence
  • Aix-en-Provence – Nice
£3,041 pp Est. Price per person
  • Star-Ship

Aix-en-Provence with Sensations of Lyon & Provence Cruise Review

“We are regular cruisers through Germany, but this was the first time we have chosen to cruise in France. What a delightful way to see some of the most beautiful scenery in Europe and, with cuisine to match! Foodies, you will love this cruise. If you enjoy art, then this is also the trip for you. Highly recommended!”

Peter Hill, Brentwood

Aix-en-Provence with Sensations of Lyon & Provence FAQ

Find answers to some of the most common questions about river cruising here.

Is there an option for additional excursions on this cruise?

Each cruise has an itinerary of shore excursions, and guests can choose EmeraldPLUS and EmeraldACTIVE for passengers who want to bike, hike, or take to the water. Emerald’s DiscoverMORE optional excursions can be booked on board. Talk to your friendly reservations team, who can tell you the different opportunities on your cruise.

Is there Wi-Fi available onboard?

Visitors may join you on board the ship, but they will be required to pay for any food and drink they consume. Our team in the UK organises the paperwork for non-resident guests.

Do Star-Ships provide wheelchair access?

Emerald Cruises prides itself on being inclusive and welcomes passengers with limited or restricted mobility. However, some of our ships do not have elevators to all decks because of the ship’s design. Guests should also note that airport transfers are made by bus or coach with steps to get in and out of the vehicle. Some historic locations have uneven footing or cobblestones, which may not be suitable for wheelchair users or those who walk with assistance.

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