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EMERALD WATERWAYS
10 Days | Paris and Sensations of
Lyon and Provence
Southbound


PARIS TO NICE

Day 1 | Paris, France. Welcome to Paris, the city of light. This exuberant city is also known as the city of love, for its romantic atmosphere. Stroll through the boulevards, passing by the bridges to the Eiffel Tower as it lights up at night. Included is a two-night stay in Paris. (D)

Day 2 | Paris. Enjoy a guided tour that passes by landmarks such as Notre Dame Cathedral and the Arc de Triomphe. Continue exploring on a Seine River cruise that ends at the iconic Eiffel Tower. (B)

DiscoverMORE Retro Tour Ride of Paris (extra expense)

Day 3 | Paris. Lyon. Embark. After breakfast transfer from Paris to Lyon by train and join your Emerald Waterways luxury river cruise ship and be welcomed by your Captain and crew. This evening, enjoy your first dinner on board with your fellow travelers. Your Cruise Director will also conduct a port talk to review the activities and itinerary for the days ahead. (B,D)

Day 4 | 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. (B,L,D)

Day 5 | 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. (B,L,D)


EmeraldACTIVE Guided Bike Tour
DiscoverMORE Tour to Perouges (extra expense) Day 6 | 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. (B,L,D)


EmeraldACTIVE Guided active walk through vineyards

EmeraldPLUS Regional wine lecture on board

EmeraldACTIVE Guided bike tour to Glun

Day 7 | 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. (B,L,D)


EmeraldPLUS Cheese and olive tasting on board
DiscoverMORE Tour to Grignan (extra expense)

Day 8 | 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. (B,L,D)


EmeraldACTIVE Guided active hike in Avignon

EmeraldACTIVE: Yoga Lesson on Board

EmeraldPLUS Provençale dinner hosted by local Chef Fabien Morreale

DiscoverMORE: Excursion to Pont du Gard (extra expense)

Day 9 | 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. (B,L,D)

DiscoverMORE Excursion to Les Baux de Provence (extra expense)

Day 10 | Arles. Disembark. Nice. After breakfast disembark your river cruise ship in Arles and transfer to Nice Airport for your onward or homebound flight. (B)

NOTE: Itinerary is subject to change without notice. For the most up-to-date information, please refer to the itinerary schedule you receive with your final documents.

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