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Sensations of Lyon and Provence & Geneva

10 Day
Between Marseille and Geneva
Rhone
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* From price is for a 20 April 2019 departure. For a full list of pricing and availability, please see below. All prices are per person, twin share in GBP, based on two guests sharing. Terms and conditions apply and we reserve the right to withdraw our offers at any time. Please note, the ship operating a particular cruise is subject to change.
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Day 1

You will be met at the airport in Marseille and be transferred to the Emerald Liberte Luxury ship in Arles where you will be welcomed by your Captain and crew. Tonight, enjoy a welcome reception and dinner on board.

Meals included: Dinner
Day 2
Arles

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.
EmeraldPLUS: Provençale dinner hosted by local Chef Fabien Morreale
DiscoverMORE: Excursion to Les Baux de Provence (extra expense)

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 3
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 strolling the cobbled laneways and browsing the shops, overlooking the famous 'Pont d’Avignon'.
EmeraldACTIVE: Guided active hike in Avignon
EmeraldACTIVE: Yoga Lesson on Board

DiscoverMORE: Excursion to Pont du Gard (extra expense)

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 4
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.
EmeraldPLUS: Cheese and olive tasting on board

DiscoverMORE: Tour to Grignan (extra expense)

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 5
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.
EmeraldACTIVE: Guided active walk through vineyards
EmeraldPLUS: Regional wine taste on board
EmeraldACTIVE: Guided bike tour to Glun

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 6
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 take part on 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.
EmeraldACTIVE: Guided Bike Tour

DiscoverMORE: Tour to Perouges (extra expense)

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 7
Chalon-Sur-Saône – Beaune

Chalon–Sur–Saône is best known as the birthplace of photography and the centre 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–coloured roofs of this former hospital, now a museum, which has become one of the symbols of Burgundy.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 8
Lyon Disembarkation – Geneva

After breakfast disembark your river cruise ship in Lyon and transfer by coach to Geneva. This exuberant city is the headquarters of Europe’s United Nations and a global hub for diplomacy and baking. Included is a two-night stay in Geneva. Enjoy your sightseeing tour of Geneva, with some of the main highlights of your trip are the Jet d’Eau 140-meter high water jet, the quai du Mont-Blanc and rue de Rhone.

Meals included: Breakfast
Day 9
Geneva

The day is yours at leisure to continue exploring, this slick and cosmopolitan city nested in the Alps. Your tour director is at your disposal to help you plan your journey.

Meals included: Breakfast
Day 10
Geneva – Farewell

After breakfast transfer to the airport for your onward or homebound flight.

Meals included: Breakfast
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