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Sensations of Lyon & Provence on Emerald Liberté

From Nice, France to Lyon, France
Length: 8 Days - Departs: Sat, May 18, 2024
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Departure
May 18, 2024
Arrival
May 25, 2024

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Embark on a luxury river cruise with Emerald during this limited-time Spring Savings Sale and enjoy 2-for-1 fares and savings of up to $4000 per suite on select departures. Plus as always, receive our AffordableTours.com 5% extra savings. (Not all itineraries quality, contact your Travel Consultant for applicable sailings).
Must Book By Sun, Apr 28, 2024
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Spring into Savings Sale is available for new bookings only made between April 15-28, 2024 on select 2024 - 2025 departures. 2 for 1 Fares are displayed as a per person rate in a double occupancy cabin. Fares are based on brochure pricing and may not have resulted in a sale. Offer applies to cruise pricing only; does not apply on land extensions, air or any other add-ons. Exclusive Spring Into Savings bonus of up to $1,000 per suite are available on select departures. Receive up to $3,000 in FlexCredit savings when you pay in full within 30 days of booking or 90 days prior to departure; whichever is sooner. Savings amount varies by departure or cabin type. Free single supplement available on select departures. All offers are inventory-controlled and may be extended, canceled or withdrawn at any time without notice. Emerald Cruises reserve the right to correct errors or omissions and to change any and all fares and promotions at any time. Full Terms & Conditions available at emerladcruises.com.

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Enjoy 2-for-1 fares on 2024-2025 departures and up to $3000 in FlexCredit per suite when you pay in full. With FlexCredit, you have the flexibility to use your savings towards your cruise fare or airfare, giving you more options to tailor your dream vacation. Receive a bonus savings of up to $500 per suite on select 2024 departures. Plus as always receive our AffordableTours.com 5% extra savings. Whether you choose to explore the charming streets of Budapest, sample wine in the vineyards of Bordeaux, or marvel at the majestic castles along the Rhine, your journey with Emerald River Cruises will be unforgettable. (Not all dates/itineraries qualify, contact your Travel Consultant for applicable sailings).
Must Book By Sun, Jun 30, 2024
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Available for new bookings only made between April 1 - June 30, 2024 on 2024 & 2025 Emerald Cruises Europe River cruise and 2024, 2025 South East Asia departures.

2-for-1 Fares: 2-for-1 fares are displayed as a per-person rate in a double occupancy cabin. Fares are based on full fare pricing and may not have resulted in a sale. Offer applies to cruise pricing only; does not apply on land extensions, air or any other add-ons.

Emerald Exclusive Savings: Bonus savings of up to $500 per suite ($250pp) are available on select departures. Savings vary by departure. Combinable with 2-for-1 fares and FlexCredit offers, and are capacity controlled.

Pay in full - FlexCredit: For S, RA and SA categories receive a choice of $1500pp savings or $1500pp air credit when you pay in full within 30 days of booking or at 90 days prior to departure, whichever is soonest. Other cabin categories receive the choice of $1000pp savings or $1000pp air credit for the same payment window. Guest must choose savings or air credit selection at time of booking. Departures outside of 11 months can pay in full at 10 months prior to departure to receive these benefits. Air credit offers are only valid 61 or more days prior to departure. All flights will be booked on Emerald Cruises' choice of airline and routing, and are subject to availability.

Single Supplement: Free single supplement is available on select departures. Full payment required. Single supplement is appled to the 2-for-1 fare; single guest pays one guest fare. Free single supplement is not combinable with any other offers. Other dates may have a 45% single supplement; can be converted to a 25% supplement when paid in full within 30 days of booking or 90 days prior to departure, whichever is soonest. Departures outside of 11 months can pay in full at 10 months prior to departure to receive these benefits. Single supplement offers not applicable on S, RA or SA categories. Not combinable with any other offers. Offer is capacity controlled.

All offers are inventory-controlled and may be extended, cancelled or withdrawn at any time without notice. Emerald Cruises reserves the right to correct errors or omissions and to change any and all fares and promotions at any time. Port charges are included in the price shown. For the most up-to-date pricing, availability and offers, please visit emeraldcruises.com or contact your Professional Travel Advisor. Offers applicable for residents of the 50 United States of America & Washington D.C. For complete terms and conditions visit emeraldcruises.com.

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Single Supplements From Just 45%

Single Supplements From Just 45%

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Traveling solo on a river cruise has become one of the easiest ways to enjoy a relaxing voyage entirely in your own way. With single supplements from just 45% on selected sailings. From the moment you step foot on board, you have the freedom to do as much or as little as you please. Whether you want to tour each stunning destination in depth, or simply unwind in the contemporary surrounds of your award-winning Star-Ship, you'll revel in the delights of cruising solo. (Not all dates may apply, contact your Travel Consultant for applicable sailings)
Must Book By Tue, Apr 30, 2024
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Reduced Single Supplement offer is available for new bookings only made after Go Live date for the sailing in question. Pay in full required 12 months from departure; if within 12 months, full payment is due 72 hours from booking. Savings are based on the cruise + upgrade element only, excludes air fares, port charges, taxes, any pre- or post land touring, hotel stays and other additional items. These offers are combinable with trade vouchers and future travel credits only; not combinable with any other offers. Not combinable with groups.

Offer is available globally on selected dates and cabin categories. All Top Suites are excluded from the Offer. Offer is inventory controlled and may be extended, cancelled or withdrawn at any time without notice. Emerald Cruises reserves the right to correct errors or omissions and to change any and all fares and promotions at any time. For the most up-to-date pricing, availability and offers, please call your Professional Travel Advisor.

$200 Group Savings

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$200 Group Savings

$200 Group Savings

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Don't miss out on this incredible group savings of $200 per person on 2024 and 2025 river cruise departures. Plus as always, receive our AffordableTours.com 5% extra savings. Contact your travel consultant for more details.
Must Book By Tue, Apr 30, 2024
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Available for new group agreements made between April 1 - April 30, 2024. Book a new group and receive group savings of $200 per person on 2024 and 2025 Emerald Cruises river cruise departures. Group savings are available for the life of the agreement based on availability and standard review dates. Combinable with current offers, Emerald Exclusive, loyalty savings, and future travel credits. Excludes Flash Sale offers.

Group policies and benefits are subject to change at any time. Refer to Emerald Cruises Guide to Group Benefits for amenity selections. All offers are inventory-controlled and may be extended, canceled, or withdrawn at any time without notice. Emerald Cruises reserves the right to correct errors or omissions and to change any fares and promotions at any time. Offer applicable for residents of the 50 United States of America & Washington D.C. For complete terms and conditions visit www.emeraldcruises.com.


River Cruise Itinerary

  1. Day 1
    Nice - Arles
    Sat, May 18, 2024

    Welcome to France and the beginning of your cruise. You’ll be met by a member of our team at the airport and transferred to Arles, where your friendly captain and crew will be waiting to welcome you on board your contemporary Emerald Cruises Star-Ship. This evening, enjoy a welcome reception and dine with your fellow guests.

    Please book your flight to arrive into Nice prior to 12:00 PM.


    Meals: Dinner
  2. Day 2
    Arles
    Sun, May 19, 2024

    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 thousands of spectators once gathered to watch heart-pounding chariot races.

    Enjoy learning about the time spent by Vincent van Gogh 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 the beauty of Arles at your leisure.

    EmeraldPLUS
    A Provençal dinner hosted by chef Fabien Morreale

    Included Excursion
    Guided tour of Arles with arena visit

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    Excursion to Les Baux de Provence (extra expense)


    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  3. Day 3
    Avignon
    Mon, May 20, 2024

    Avignon has a long and storied history. This fortified town is the former residence of seven consecutive Popes in the 1300s who fled Rome to escape from the political pressures of the Roman Empire. The city went on to become an important location during the French Revolution.

    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 leisurely explore, perhaps crossing the 12th-century Stone Bridge.

    EmeraldACTIVE
    Canoeing excursion in Avignon

    Included Excursion
    Guided tour of Avignon

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    Guided tour of the Pont du Gard (extra expense)

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    Classical concert in Avignon (extra expense)


    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  4. Day 4
    Viviers
    Tue, May 21, 2024

    A snapshot of quintessential France awaits your arrival in Viviers, a town that perfectly encapsulates the medieval days of the region. Pastel coloured buildings 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: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  5. Day 5
    Tournon
    Wed, May 22, 2024

    As we sail down the gently twisting Rhône River into Tournon, you’ll be treated to an extraordinary view of a 16th-century castle overlooking the village and a pair of ancient watchtowers adorning the surrounding rural landscape.

    Today, embark on a guided tour of Tournon and 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: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  6. Day 6
    Lyon
    Thu, May 23, 2024

    As one of the largest cities in France and a former Roman capital, many 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’re 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.

    EmeraldACTIVE
    Guided bike tour of Lyon

    Included Excursion
    Guided tour of Lyon

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    Excursion to Pérouges (extra expense)


    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  7. Day 7
    Chalon-sur-Saône – Beaune
    Fri, May 24, 2024

    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: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  8. Day 8
    Lyon
    Sat, May 25, 2024

    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 10:00 AM.

    This itinerary is a guide only and may be amended for operational reasons such as high and low water. As such, the cruise may operate altered from that stated above. Please refer to our terms and conditions for further information.


    Meals: Breakfast

Countries Visited

France

Rivers Visited

Rhone, Saone

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Questions & Answers

Question: Will the day-by-day itinerary change?

Yes, the river cruise itineraries may change due to reasons such as inclement weather or unforeseen events. Your safety is the number one concern aboard and all precautions necessary will be taken in order to ensure passenger safety, including changing itineraries. Please note that when itineraries do change, the ship staff will do their best to substitute any missed port with an alternative destination.

Question: In what language is the river cruise conducted?

The river cruise will be conducted in English only.

Emerald Tours Customer Reviews

Overall Rating
4.4
Accommodations
4.3
Itinerary
4.5
Professional Staff
4.6
Repeat with Operator
4.4
Value for Money
4.3

Ratings based off 57 reviews about Emerald Tours - currently showing 15 reviews with comments only

Unfortunately because of the high water level in Rhine we got off the ship from Wazburg and continued the trip by land. Not as comfortable and convenient as when we were on the ship but the staff of Emerald gave the best accommodation they could get.

Great cruise. Congenial group. The weather cooperated. Food excellent. Service efficient and polite.

We had a great cruise with no issues whatsoever.

We had an outstanding trip down the Danube on Emerald Waterways. The food was amazing, the service was absolutely top-notch, the places we stopped (Passau, Linz and Cesky Krumlov, Vienna, Bratislava, and Budapest) were all wonderful in their own way. The options provided by Emerald (active vs. included, and the add-on activities) were just right. Our Cruise Director and the Activity Manager were very knowledgeable and attentive throughout our trip. As alway, Affordable Tours helped us book, and provided great follow-up care when we needed it. 

Emerald was awesome. It offered us cultural experience that was unusual and authentic. We felt like we got to know the countries we visited. We are looking to book with Emerald again in Europe. Local and tour Director was the best

first emerald waterway tour was excellent ! excellent and unique excursions included plus good optional tours offered loved the Vespa ride, ox cart and rickshaw ride Hoi Ann and Halong bay are highlights emerald staff very welcoming to us

The staff and crew of the ship was fantastic. Christmas Markets are not to be missed.

Although this is my first river cruise, so I cannot compare with other companies, I was very happy with Emerald with a few exceptions. They advertise that it is all inclusive and do offer several free tour options at each port, but that also sell Discovery options that are more money. We did 4 of those which increased the cost for 2 by $600. If you like to workout, forget the gym, which had one rowing machine, an exercise bike and some dumbbells with enough room for 3 people at most. The staff were all great, the food was very good and the itinerary was excellent. They have a small swimming pool and late night activities. Good diversity with most people from US, Canada, Australia and new Zealand.

Was great, food was good, cabin small but nice, excursions were good.

This trip was wonderful, with only 160 passengers we were treated royally. Everyone on board the ship worked with only one thing in mind to please the customers.

Derek was very thorough and easy to work with. Our trip was what we expected.

We were fortunate the trip went as planned. A lock was damaged and the ship we were scheduled for was unavailable. Emerald provided a different ship and we completed our full itinerary. Great job Emerald. The trip wonderful. Great staff, tours and food. Our Affordable agent Allyson fulfilled all our needs efficiently providing excellent customer care.

Great river cruise, the operator Emerald Waterways did not disappoint. On board service was exceptional and the tours were very good. Only thought would be that having a little more free time during site visits would have made the excursions good to great.

Our third river cruise but found the baths on this particular ship to be very small. The crew, though, was excellent, especially the director!

This trip was all we expected and more. The booking and planning by Affordable Tours weas very helpful. The Emerald Radiance was a joy. The ship and crew were unbelievable. The Douro Valley is so very beautiful and Portugal an amazing destination-just need to explore it further.

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    Cruise Line
    Emerald
    Ship
    Emerald Liberte
    Starts
    Nice
    Ends
    Lyon
    Days
    8
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