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

Sensational Southern France

This superb 7-night cruise along the Rhone river showcases 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 £1995pp

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Explore the heart of East Burgundy on this superb cruise along the Rhone taking in some of the region's architectural treasures and traditional villages.

Explore the wonders of the gastronomic capital of Lyon and visit the renowned 15th-century Hospices de Beaune, before cruising to historic Tournon, home to an impressive 16th-century castle.

See the sights and explore the local boutiques in the fortified town of Avignon and discover 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 : Chalon-sur-Saone

Chalon-sur-Saone is located in the heart of Burgundy's wine region. Travel to picturesque Beaune for a visit to the Hospices de Beaune, a stunning example of 15th-century architecture. Admire the multicoloured roofs on this former hospital. There is a cheese and olive tasting on board. (B,L,D)

Day 3 : Lyon

The former Roman capital of Lyon is considered the gastronomic centre of France. Enjoy a guided tour, which starts with a drive to the Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere before continuing on to the Roman amphitheatre and into the old town. Alternatively, opt for the guided bike tour. An optional visit to Perouges is available. (B,L,D)

Day 4 : Tournon

Enjoy a walking tour of Tournon overlooked by a 16th-century castle and nestled in a valley near the slopes of le Massif Central. There are two EmeraldActive excursions - a guided bike tour to Glun and a guided hike through vineyards. Enjoy a wine lecture on board. (B,L,D)

Day 5 : Viviers

Viviers is home to one of the oldest cathedrals in France. Enjoy a guided tour showcasing the magnificent architecture that this town has to offer. On the reverse itinerary, there is an optional tour to Grignan. (B,L,D)

Day 6 : Avignon

Avignon has a rich history and is home to the Papal Palace. Enjoy a guided walk through the historic centre which overlooks the famous Pont d'Avignon. For those feeling active, there is a canoeing excursion. There is a special Provencal dinner on board, hosted by chef Fabien Morreale (forward itinerary only). In addition, there is an optional tour to Pont du Gard. (B,L,D)

Day 7 : Arles

Arles is the capital of Provence. Join a local guide for a walking tour taking in the Roman ampitheatre which was built to hold 20,000 spectators. Spend the remainder of the day at leisure. An optional tour of Les Baux is available. (B,L,D)

Day 8 : Arles - UK

Disembark after breakfast and head 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.

Price Includes

  • 7-night full-board cruise
  • Return flights from Manchester Airport
  • Overseas transfers
  • Shore excursions
  • 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
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2021 Departures £ price per person based on 2 people sharing

  • October
    • Oct 23rd - Arles to Lyon - Sailing on: Emerald Liberte From: £1995
      Cat E Emerald Stateroom Cat D Emerald Stateroom Cat C Panorama Balcony Suite Cat B Panorama Balcony Suite Cat A Panorama Balcony Suite Cat S Grand Balcony Suite Cat SA Owner's Suite
      Brochure Price from: £2245 Brochure Price from: £2395 Brochure Price from: £2945 Brochure Price from: £3045 Brochure Price from: £3145 Brochure Price from: £3845 Brochure Price from: £4545
      Yorkshire Cruise Club Price from: £1995 Yorkshire Cruise Club Price from: £2145 Yorkshire Cruise Club Price from: £2695 Yorkshire Cruise Club Price from: £2795 Yorkshire Cruise Club Price from: £2895 Yorkshire Cruise Club Price from: £3595 Yorkshire Cruise Club Price from: £4295
    • Oct 30th - Lyon to Arles - Sailing on: Emerald Liberte From: £1995
      Cat E Emerald Stateroom Cat D Emerald Stateroom Cat C Panorama Balcony Suite Cat B Panorama Balcony Suite Cat A Panorama Balcony Suite Cat S Grand Balcony Suite Cat SA Owner's Suite
      Brochure Price from: £2245 Brochure Price from: £2395 Brochure Price from: £2945 Brochure Price from: £3045 Brochure Price from: £3145 Brochure Price from: £3845 Brochure Price from: £4545
      Yorkshire Cruise Club Price from: £1995 Yorkshire Cruise Club Price from: £2145 Yorkshire Cruise Club Price from: £2695 Yorkshire Cruise Club Price from: £2795 Yorkshire Cruise Club Price from: £2895 Yorkshire Cruise Club Price from: £3595 Yorkshire Cruise Club Price from: £4295

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