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Sensations of Lyon and Provence & Paris

Discover the peace and tranquility of rural Provence on a cruise that winds through the picturesque landscapes of southern France, with two nights in the centre of Paris, Europe’s most exciting capital.

Explore historic towns and cities, picture postcard villages, sun-soaked villages and vineyards. Taste the best cuisine in Lyons, France’s gastronomic capital. Enjoy sedate walking tours, with biking and hiking for those keen to explore further afield.

Relax on board an Emerald Star-Ship with imaginative and beautifully appointed cabins and amenities, making time on board truly memorable. Enjoy a range of activities and experiences alongside award-winning cuisine and five-star service.

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  • Cruise Line: Emerald Cruises
  • Ship: Star-Ship
  • Duration: 9 Nights
  • Departure: Aug - Oct

Sensations of Lyon and Provence & Paris Cruise Prices

Departure
Cruise Name
Cruise Line
Duration
Price
24th Aug
Sensations of Lyon and Provence & Paris from Nice
Emerald
9 nights
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Departure
Cruise Name
Cruise Line
Duration
Price
5th Oct
Sensations of Lyon and Provence & Paris from Nice
Emerald
9 nights
Price on Request

Sensations of Lyon and Provence & Paris Cruise Itinerary

Cruise amongst the beautiful sun-drenched scenery of Provence on this 9-night cruise that visits picture postcard villages and historic towns and cities. Enjoy architectural and cultural tours, delicious Lyonnaise cuisine, and active hikes and bike rides through vineyard-clad hills with a final two nights in Paris. Relax in indulgent style on board a luxury Emerald Star-Ship with spacious and elegant cabins, a host of unique features and facilities, and award-winning dining.

Day 1

Nice – Arles

Arrive in Nice to a warm welcome from your travel representative. Transfer from the airport to Arles and step aboard your luxurious Emerald Cruises Star-Ship. Enjoy a Welcome Reception and Dinner.

Day 2

Arles

Explore Arles’s UNESCO World Heritage-listed Roman monuments, including a 2,000-year-old amphitheatre. Follow in the footsteps of Van Gogh, who used Arles as his inspiration. With EmeraldPLUS, enjoy a Provençal dinner prepared by a top chef.

Day 3

Avignon

Avignon has a long and colourful history, which guests uncover on a guided tour. The city includes the World Heritage-listed Palais des Papes and the famous 12th-century stone bridge. There is also a canoeing excursion with EmeraldACTIVE.

Day 4

Viviers

Experience quintessential France on a tour of picturesque Viviers, with its quaint cobblestone streets and pretty pastel-coloured buildings. On a guided walking excursion, explore the heart of Viviers’ medieval Old Town.

Day 5

Tournon

Sail into Tournon to a fantastic view of a 16th-century castle overlooking the village and enjoy a tour of this peaceful rural community. There’s an EmeraldACTIVE hike for those who want to explore the vineyards and a guided bike tour to Glun.

Day 6

Lyon

Lyon is a former Roman capital, but in recent times, Lyonnaise cuisine has really put this city on the map. Enjoy a walking or guided bike tour with architectural landmarks and the famous Basilica Notre-Dame de Fourvière.

Day 7

Chalon-sur-Saône – Beaune

Head to Beaune, the heart of the Burgundy wine region. Explore this quaint village including a tour of the 15th-century Hospices de Beaune, now home to a famous wine auction. Enjoy a cheese and olive tasting on board the ship with EmeraldPLUS.

Day 8

Lyon – Paris

After breakfast, disembark your Star-Ship in Lyon and travel by train to Paris for a two-night stay in a city centre hotel.

Day 9

Paris

Enjoy an informative guided tour of one of Europe’s finest capital cities, including the Arc de Triomphe, the Eiffel Tower, and Notre Dame Cathedral. Take to the water on a Seine River cruise or explore the Montmartre area of the city on a guided excursion.

Day 10

Paris

Check out of your hotel and transfer to the airport for flights back to the UK.

Day 1

Paris

Arrive in Paris to a warm welcome from your travel representative. Transfer from the airport and step aboard your luxurious Emerald Cruises Star-Ship. Enjoy a Welcome Reception and Dinner.

Day 2

Paris

Enjoy an informative guided tour of one of Europe’s finest capital cities, including the Arc de Triomphe, the Eiffel Tower, and Notre Dame Cathedral. Take to the water on a Seine River cruise or explore the Montmartre area of the city on a guided excursion.

Day 3

Lyon – Paris

After breakfast, disembark your Star-Ship in Lyon and travel by train to Paris for a two-night stay in a city centre hotel.

Day 4

Chalon-sur-Saône – Beaune

Head to Beaune, the heart of the Burgundy wine region. Explore this quaint village including a tour of the 15th-century Hospices de Beaune, now home to a famous wine auction. Enjoy a cheese and olive tasting on board the ship with EmeraldPLUS.

Day 5

Lyon

Lyon is a former Roman capital, but in recent times, Lyonnaise cuisine has really put this city on the map. Enjoy a walking or guided bike tour with architectural landmarks and the famous Basilica Notre-Dame de Fourvière.

Day 6

Tournon

Sail into Tournon to a fantastic view of a 16th-century castle overlooking the village and enjoy a tour of this peaceful rural community. There’s an EmeraldACTIVE hike for those who want to explore the vineyards and a guided bike tour to Glun.

Day 7

Viviers

Experience quintessential France on a tour of picturesque Viviers, with its quaint cobblestone streets and pretty pastel-coloured buildings. On a guided walking excursion, explore the heart of Viviers’ medieval Old Town.

Day 8

Avignon

Avignon has a long and colourful history, which guests uncover on a guided tour. The city includes the World Heritage-listed Palais des Papes and the famous 12th-century stone bridge. There is also a canoeing excursion with EmeraldACTIVE.

Day 9

Arles

Explore Arles’s UNESCO World Heritage-listed Roman monuments, including a 2,000-year-old amphitheatre. Follow in the footsteps of Van Gogh, who used Arles as his inspiration. With EmeraldPLUS, enjoy a Provençal dinner prepared by a top chef.

Day 10

Arles – Nice

Check out of your hotel and transfer to the airport for flights back to the UK.

Sensations of Lyon and Provence & Paris 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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Sensations of Lyon and Provence & Paris

  • Nice
  • Arles
  • Avignon
  • Viviers
  • Tournon
  • Lyon
  • Chalon-sur-Saône – Beaune
  • Lyon (DISEMBARK)
  • Paris
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  • Star-Ship

Sensations of Lyon and Provence & Paris Cruise Review

“For us, this cruise perfectly combined historic and beautiful rural Provence in the south of France with a couple of nights in wonderful Paris. Exploring the peace and charm of this stunning rustic area by water was an exceptional experience and certainly the best way to imbibe the culture and the food. This is a highly recommended, truly relaxing cruise.”

Benji and Meg, Cardiff

Sensations of Lyon and Provence & Paris FAQ

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

What is EmeraldACTIVE?

EmeraldACTIVE is an optional shore excursion, usually involving a guided bike ride or hike. These tours allow guests to venture further afield and combine exercise with visiting a wider area or specific points of interest. EmeraldACTIVE also involves staying active on board ship with access to a wellness and fitness centre, plus, on selected sailings, guided fitness classes. EmeraldACTIVE is included in your cruise price, so there are no extra charges.

Do ATOL and ABTA protect Emerald Cruises?

Emerald Cruises is a member of both ATOL (Number 9294) and ABTA (Number Y6328).

Do Star-Ships provide mobility wheelchair access?

The following are included in your cruise package:

  • 7 nights on board an Emerald Cruises Star-Ship
  • Airport transfers to and from your Star-Ship
  • The services of an Emerald Cruises cruise director
  • Port taxes and charges
  • All tipping and gratuities

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