Evergreen - Sensations of Lyon and Provence

Evergreen - Sensations of Lyon and Provence

8 Day Sensations of Lyon and Provence

Sensations of Lyon and Provence

Days: 8

From: Lyon to Nice

Countries Visited: France

Code: efrc

Our Price (from): $4,375 pp

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Itinerary


1. Arrival Lyon
Welcome to Lyon. You will be met at the airport and transferred to the ship where you will be welcomed by your Captain and crew. Tonight, enjoy a welcome reception and dinner on board.

2. Chalon-Sur-Saône – Beaune
Chalon–Sur–Saône is best known as the birthplace of photography and the center of Burgundy’s wine region. Travel by road to the quaint village of Beaune, where we visit the Hospices de Beaune, one of the finest examples of French fifteenth–century architecture. Marvel at the multi–colored roofs of this former hospital, now a museum, which has become one of the symbols of Burgundy.

3. Lyon
Lyon is France’s third largest city, a former Roman capital positioned at the conference of the Rhone and Saone rivers, which is steeped in history. Today be part of the guided tour of Lyon, which starts with a drive to the Basilique Notre Dame de Fourvière, Lyon’s hilltop church, with stunning views over the town. Then, pass by the recently re–discovered Roman amphitheatre and walk through the cobbled streets of the gastronomic old town including the secret laneways. Alternatively, join a guided bike tour of Lyon.

4. Tournon
Join your local guide for a walking tour of Tournon, which is dominated by the 16th century castle and roman ruins, and is nestled in the valley near the steep slopes of le Massif Central, France's 3rd largest mountain range. The area has a long tradition in wine making, including the renowned wine growing centre of Tain l'Hermitage across the river.

5. Viviers
Arrive in Viviers, a town which still has a lot of flare. Viviers is also the home of one of France’s oldest cathedrals, join an included city tour exploring all the architectural heritage of this quaint town.

6. Avignon
Avignon has a rich history from Celtic beginnings to being the residence of the Popes and later central to the French Revolution. Although a fortified town, it is the Papal Palace which stands more secure on a hill in the centre of town; its walls are 17–18 feet thick. Your guided walk with a local guide takes you through this historic centre with its cobbled laneways and shops, overlooking the famous 'Pont d’Avignon'. The rest of the day is at leisure.

7. Arles
Sail into Arles where you will join your local guide for a walking tour showcasing the highlights of the city in particular the 2000-year-old Roman Amphitheatre still in use today, which was originally built to hold 20,000 spectators in the style of the Colosseum in Rome. The rest of the day is at leisure to relax on board and explore Arles further.

8. Arles Disembarkation - Nice
After breakfast disembark your river cruise ship in Arles, transfer to Nice airport for your onward or homebound flight.

Dates & Prices


Cruise Starts
Cruise Ends
Ship
Brochure Price
Our Price
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25 Aug 2018
01 Sep 2018
-
$5,895
$5,795

08 Sep 2018
15 Sep 2018
-
$4,945
$4,845

06 Apr 2019
13 Apr 2019
-
$5,625
$5,525

20 Apr 2019
27 Apr 2019
-
$4,675
$4,575

11 May 2019
18 May 2019
-
$5,195
$5,095

18 May 2019
25 May 2019
-
$4,995
$4,895

25 May 2019
01 Jun 2019
-
$4,995
$4,895

01 Jun 2019
08 Jun 2019
-
$4,995
$4,895

08 Jun 2019
15 Jun 2019
-
$4,995
$4,895

15 Jun 2019
22 Jun 2019
-
$4,995
$4,895

22 Jun 2019
29 Jun 2019
-
$4,995
$4,895

29 Jun 2019
29 Jun 2019
-
$4,995
$4,895

13 Jul 2019
20 Jul 2019
-
$4,745
$4,645

20 Jul 2019
20 Jul 2019
-
$4,945
$4,845

03 Aug 2019
10 Aug 2019
-
$4,745
$4,645

10 Aug 2019
17 Aug 2019
-
$4,745
$4,645

17 Aug 2019
24 Aug 2019
-
$4,745
$4,645

24 Aug 2019
31 Aug 2019
-
$4,745
$4,645

31 Aug 2019
07 Sep 2019
-
$4,945
$4,845

Your Cruise Includes

  • 7 nights on board an Emerald Waterways Star-Ship
  • Airport transfers to and from the ship
  • The services of an Emerald Waterways Cruise Director
  • Port taxes and charges
  • All tipping and gratuities

Included Excursions

  • Guided Tour of Village of Beaune & Hospice
  • City tour of Lyon
  • Walking tour of Tournon
  • Walking tour of Viviers
  • Guided Tour in Avignon
  • Guided tour of Arles

You’re Invited:

  • Regional wine lecture on board
  • Cheese and olive tasting on board
  • Provencal dinner hosted by local chef Fabien Morreale

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  • Guided bike tour in Lyon
  • Guided active walk through vineyards
  • Guided bike tour to Glun
  • Yoga lesson on board in Avignon
  • Guided active hike in Avignon

Dining Highlights

  • 20 superb meals including 7 Breakfasts (B), 6 Lunches (L), 7 Dinners (D)
  • Captain's Welcome & Farewell Reception and Dinner
  • Complimentary wine, beer and soft drinks served with lunch and dinner on board