Sensations of Lyon & Provence: 7-Nights

Price $4595 $4495 8 Days/7 Nights
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Sensations of Lyon & Provence: 7-Nights

$4595 $4495 per person

*Prices are CAD per person, based on 2 people sharing. From price shown is the lead in rate for July 2024 departure, and the discounted rate includes the member benefit. Additional offers will apply when available.  

It is no surprise that the South of France is recognized as the birthplace of photography; its unrivalled beauty comprises the finest examples of French 15th century architecture, with Roman ruins and sun-soaked vineyards nestled at the foot of colossal mountain ranges. Journey to the country’s gastronomic heartbeat, Lyon, before enjoying an authentic Provençal dinner on-board, hosted by renowned French chef, Fabien Morreale.

What’s Included: 

  • Airport transfers to and from your Star-Ship
  • 7 nights in a suite or stateroom of your choice, all with a river view
  • 20 meals: 7 breakfasts, 6 lunches and 7 dinners, including a Welcome and Farewell Reception & Dinner
  • Complimentary wine, beer & soft drinks to accompany lunch & dinner on board
  •  Complimentary tea & coffee on board
  • Complimentary bottled water in your suite or stateroom, restocked daily
  • A variety of on board evening entertainment
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi on board
  •  Complimentary bicycles on board
  • First-class service from English-speaking crew and knowledgeable local guides
  • Earn EmeraldEXPLORER loyalty points
  • Complimentary River Cruise Cover
  • All port charges and taxes
  • All gratuities on board


As a Trip Merchant Member you save an additional $100 CAD Per Person. Combinable with current offers. Must book with Trip Merchant. Offer Code: TMEMERALD

Current savings available for select river cruise itineraries and departures. Please contact Trip Merchant to find out what is available!

Call for assistance: 1-800-481-9739 ext 0
Mention Promo Code for Savings: TMEMERALD

Departure Dates

Nice to Lyon Sailings
April 6, 20
May 4, 18
June 1, 15
July 27
August 10, 24
September 21
October 5, 19
Lyon to Nice Sailings
April 13
May 11, 25
June 8, 22
July 6, 20
August 3, 17, 31
September 14, 28
October 12, 26
Nice to Lyon Sailings
April 5, 10
May 3, 17, 31
June 14, 28
July 12, 26
August 9, 23
September 6, 20
October 4, 18
Lyon to Nice Sailings
March 29
April 12, 26
May 10, 24
June 7, 21
July 5, 19
August 2, 16, 30
September 13, 27
October 11, 25
  • Destination
  • Arrival City
    Nice, France
  • Departure City
    Lyon, France
  • Activity Level
  • Passenger Limit
Nice - Arles
You will be met at the airport and transferred to Arles, where your friendly captain and crew will be waiting for you to board your contemporary Emerald Cruises Star-Ship. This evening, enjoy a welcome reception on board. Please book your flight to arrive into Nice prior to 12:00 PM.
Meals Provided: Dinner
Revel in the glory of the Roman Empire today during an insightful visit to Arles, including its UNESCO World Heritage-listed Roman and Romanesque monuments. Visit Arles Amphitheatre, a 2,000-year-old structure where spectators would have once gathered by the masses to watch superb chariot races. Enjoy learning about the time that Vincent van Gogh spent in the city, taking inspiration from his surroundings and using them to create many of his most iconic pieces of art, including ‘Starry Night Over the Rhône’. Then, enjoy some time to explore Arles at your leisure.
EmeraldPLUS - A Provençal dinner hosted by chef Fabien Morreale
Included Excursion - Guided tour of Arles with arena visit
DiscoverMORE - Excursion to Les Baux de Provence (extra expense)

Meals Provided: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Avignon has a long and storied history. This fortified town is the former residence of Popes who fled Rome, hoping to escape from the political pressures of the Roman Empire. Embark on a guided walking tour to witness its illustrious past, including the ornate Gothic exterior of the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Palais des Papes, built by the Popes over two decades. This afternoon is yours to explore at leisure, perhaps crossing the 12th-century Stone Bridge.
EmeraldACTIVE - Canoeing excursion in Avignon
Included Excursion - Guided tour of Avignon
DiscoverMORE - Guided tour of the Pont du Gard (extra expense)
DiscoverMORE - Classical concert in Avignon (extra expense)

Meals Provided: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
A snapshot of quintessential France awaits your arrival in Viviers, a town that perfectly encapsulates the medieval days of the region. Pastel coloured buildings, that have been gently faded by the sun, line narrow cobblestone streets, and the heart of the old town is yours to explore today during a guided walking tour.
Included Excursion  - Guided tour of Viviers

Meals Provided: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 5 - Tournon

As we sail down the gently twisting Rhône into Tournon, a 16th-century castle sits overlooking the village and a pair of ancient watchtowers can be seen adorning the surrounding rural landscape. Today, embark on a guided tour of Tournon to learn about its illustrious history and the culture of the people who call it home. If you would like to explore more of the region’s natural beauty, then you may instead choose to embark on an EmeraldACTIVE hike through some of the local vineyards. Later, a guided bike tour to Glun will introduce you to the French countryside and provide priceless insight into the lives of the people who live there.
EmeraldPLUS - Regional wine tasting on board
EmeraldACTIVE - Guided bike tour to Glun
EmeraldACTIVE - Guided hike through the vineyards
Included Excursion - Guided tour of Tournon

Meals Provided: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
As one of the largest cities in France and a former Roman capital, a lot of the most important moments in French history have taken place in Lyon. But it’s Lyonnaise cuisine that has really put this city on the map, delighting gastronomists from around the world. Join your local guide for a walking tour of the city, including the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Basilica Notre-Dame de Fourvière. If you are feeling more active, then you may instead choose to embark on a guided bike tour, touching on its most prominent architectural wonders and moments from history.
EmeraldPLUS - Silk presentation on board
EmeraldACTIVE - Guided bike tour of Lyon
Included Excursion - Guided tour of Lyon
DiscoverMORE - Excursion to Pérouges

Meals Provided: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Chalon-Sur-Saône – Beaune
The birthplace of photography and the centre of Burgundy’s wine region is yours to discover today as you travel by road to the quaint village of Beaune. Stop to visit the Hospices de Beaune, one of the best-preserved examples of 15th-century French architecture and home to one of the most popular wine auctions in the country.
EmeraldPLUS - Cheese and olive tasting on board
Included Excursion - Visit to the Hospices de Beaune

Meals Provided: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Lyon Disembarkation
After breakfast, it’s time to bid farewell to your fellow guests and disembark the Star-Ship for your transfer to the airport, taking memories of French architecture and sun-kissed vineyards with you. Please book your flight to depart out of Lyon after 12:00 PM.
Meals Provided: Breakfast
Call for assistance: 1-800-481-9739 ext 1
Mention Promo Code for Savings: TMEMERALD

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Specially commissioned to sail the Rhône and Saône as part of our Sensations of Southern France river cruise, Emerald Liberté is one of three Star-Ships added to the Emerald Waterways fleet in 2017 (click on the Download PDF Deck/Cabin Plan to see the deck plan and don't forget to watch the video)

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