• Beaune
  • Macon vineyard
  • Tournon
  • Avignon
  • Avignon
  • Pont du Gard, Arles

Sensational Southern France

This superb 7-night cruise along the Rhone river travels past rustic rural villages, grand cities and architectural treasures. Includes return flights from Manchester, shore excursions and complimentary drinks with lunch and dinner

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7 Nights from £1495pp

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Discover the scenic valleys, grand old cities and quaint villages of East Burgundy on this marvellous 7-night River Rhone cruise.

Explore the wonders of the gastronomic capital of Lyon and try the local wine in Macon after cruising along the beautiful Saone river.

See the Roman ruins of the elegant city of Tournon, explore the local boutiques in the fortified town of Avignon and see the magnificent 2,000-year-old Amphitheatre in Arles.

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Day 1 : UK - Lyon (France)

Fly from Manchester to Lyon where a representative will meet you at the airport and transfer you to your ship. This evening there is a welcome reception and dinner on board. (D)

Day 2 : Lyon

Lyon is France's second largest city. The guided tour begins with a drive to the magnificent Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere then a walk through the cobbled streets of the old town passes the Roman amphitheatre. (B,L,D)

Day 3 : Chalon-sur-Saone - Beaune

Chalon-sur-Saone is at the heart of the Burgundy wine region. Travel to the 15th-century Hospices de Beaune in the morning then enjoy lunch on board whilst cruising toward Macon, or join a bike ride from Tournus to Macon. (B,L,D)

Day 4 : Macon

Sail along the picturesque Soane river to Macon, the gateway to the Beaujolais vineyards, and see the half-timbered houses and Souflot Chapel. Perhaps sample some local wines before exploring Macon at your leisure. There is the option to join an excursion to the Benedictine Abbey of Cluny (extra cost and 2017 only). (B,L,D)

Day 5 : Tournon

Enjoy a walking tour of Tournon accompanied by a local guide and see the 16th-century castle and numerous Roman ruins. Why not join the bicycle tour to Glun today, or a guided vineyards hike. EmeraldPLUS: Onboard regional wine tasting. (B,L,D)

Day 6 : Avignon

The fortified town of Avignon was once the residence of the Popes and played an important role in the French Revolution. Join the guided tour through the historic centre then enjoy free time to explore the town at leisure. There will be a yoga/Pilates lesson on board. EmeraldPLUS: Tonight there is a special Provencal dinner on board, created by a local chef. (B,L,D)

Day 7 : Avignon - Arles

Explore Arles, the capital of Provence, on a guided walking tour of the city's highlights, including the 2,000-year-old Roman Ampitheatre. Spend the rest of the day exploring at leisure. (B,L,D)

Day 8 : Arles - UK

Disembark your ship and transfer to the airport for your return flight to Manchester. (B)

For navigational reasons the Captain of the ship reserves the right to modify the cruise itinerary. Key: B - Breakfast, L - Lunch, D - Dinner

Price Includes

  • 7-night full-board cruise
  • Return flights from Manchester airport
  • Overseas transfers
  • Shore excursions
  • 2 EmeraldPLUS activities
  • Complimentary wine, beer and soft drinks with lunch and dinner
  • Complimentary tea and coffee on board and bottled water in cabin, restocked daily
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
  • All port charges, gratuities and tips

Price Does Not Include

  • Additional optional tour excursions
  • Travel Insurance

Special Features

  • EmeraldPlus Activities
  • Onboard Cheese and Olive tasting experience
  • Authentic Provencal dinner prepared by a local chef

2018 Departures

Lyon to Arles

Ship: Emerald Liberte Our Price From
Apr 28£1795
May 12£2695
May 26£2195
Jun 09£2695
Jun 23£2195
Jul 07£2495
Jul 21; Aug 18£1995
Sep 01£2195
Sep 15£2695
Sep 29; Oct 13£1995

Prices shown are per person based on two people sharing

Arles to Lyon

Ship: Emerald Liberte Our Price From
Apr 21£1595
May 05, 19£1995
Jun 02£2195
Jun 30; Jul 14£1995
Jul 28; Aug 11£1795
Aug 25£1495
Sep 08£2195
Sep 22; Oct 06£1995

Prices shown are per person based on two people sharing

Price Information

  • Regional flight supplement may apply.
  • Prices are per person based on two people sharing a Cat E cabin. Single supplements are available - please contact us.

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