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7 Nights - Departing April 26-May 3, 2025

Sail on the Rhône and Saône Rivers onboard the Emerald Liberte


Sail on the Rhône and Saône Rivers onboard the Emerald Liberte

The Rhône and Saône rivers meander through the picturesque south of France, where you’ll discover picture-perfect villages, palaces and Roman ruins, and delicious Provençal cuisine.


  • 7 nights on board an Emerald Cruises Star-Ship
  • Cheese and olive tasting on board
  • 20 delectable meals including 7 breakfasts (B), 6 lunches (L), 7 dinners (D)
  • Airport transfers to and from your Star-Ship
  • Regional wine tasting on board
  • Including a Welcome and Farewell Reception & Dinner
  • The services of an Emerald Cruises cruise director
  • Complimentary wine, beer and soft drinks served with lunch and dinner on board
  • Port taxes and charges
  • All tipping and gratuities

Opportunity to sign up for an optional pre and post nights in Lyon or Nice depending on flight schedule and hotel availability.


Pricing Details:

Pricing is based on double occupancy.

  • Category D Stateroom $3695 PP
  • Category A Panorama Balcony Suite $4595 PP
  • Category S Grand Balcony Suite $6245 PP

Non-Refundable Deposit: $500 PP           

Final Payment: December 2, 2024

Ask about special Pay in Full Offers!



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


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7 Nights Nights - Departs April 26-May 3, 2025

Day 1 · Lyon, France

Embarkation Day

Welcome to Lyon, on the confluence of the Rhône and Saône rivers. On arrival at the airport, you’ll be met by a member of our friendly greetings team and transferred to the contemporary surrounds of your Emerald Cruises Star-Ship.


Please book your flight to arrive into Lyon prior to 04:30 PM.

Inclusions: Dinner
Day 2 · Chalon-sur-Saone- Beaune

Chalon-sur-Saône is known for its art and history. Today, you’ll have the opportunity to observe the area’s architectural heritage and peaceful surrounds as you travel to the quaint village of Beaune and visit the Hospices de Beaune. Originally a hospital for the poor, the Hospices de Beaune is now home to one of Burgundy’s most popular wine auctions.


Included Excursion
Visit to the Hospices de Beaune

Cheese and olive tasting on board

Day 3 · Lyon

France’s third-largest city, Lyon is a former Roman capital, steeped in history and considered to be the gastronomic heartbeat of the country. Home to traditional Lyonnaise cuisine, you’ll enjoy an array of exemplary culinary delights.

Today, a guided city tour awaits you, including a visit to the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Basilica Notre-Dame de Fourvière, part of the inscribed historic site of Lyon. Wander through the city and soak in its vividly illustrated history, as buildings from all time periods can be seen adorning narrow cobblestone streets. Alternatively, explore the highlights of the city on two wheels as part of a guided bike tour of Lyon.


Included Excursion
Guided tour of Lyon

Guided bike tour of Lyon

Excursion to Pérouges (extra expense)

Private Culinary Charms of Lyon (extra expense)

Inclusions: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 4 · Tournon

The picturesque village of Tournon borders the gently meandering Rhône, dominated by a 16th century castle that overlooks the village and a number of iconic landmarks, including a set of ancient watchtowers.

Your guided tour of the village will showcase its intangible cultural heritage, granting every opportunity for you to immerse yourself in your surroundings. Alternatively, embark on an EmeraldACTIVE hike through the local vineyards and marvel at the rows upon rows of grapes used to make some of the finest wines in Europe.


Included Excursion
Guided tour of Tournon

Guided hike through the vineyards

Inclusions: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 5 · Viviers

Arrive in Viviers, a town with much Middle Age flair and home to one of France’s oldest cathedrals. Your included walking tour will highlight many of the city’s numerous spectacular monuments, along with their ornate windows and lavish façades.


Included Excursion
Guided tour of Viviers

Visit to Chauvet Pont D’Arc (extra expense)

Inclusions: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 6 · Avignon

Avignon has a rich history, from Celtic beginnings to being the residence of seven successive Popes between 1309 and 1377. The city also played a major part central to the French Revolution.

Your included walking tour will take you past the ornate beauty of the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Palais des Papes, as well as Pont d’Avignon, an ancient stone bridge crossing the Rhône. This evening you are invited to join the unique experience of a classical concert in Avignon.


Included Excursion
Guided tour of Avignon

Canoeing excursion in Avignon

Guided tour of the Pont du Gard (extra expense)

Private hidden Gems tour of Avignon (extra expense)

Visit to Chateauneuf du Pape with wine tasting (extra expense)

Classical concert in Avignon

Inclusions: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 7 · Arles

The past is yours to uncover in Arles, a once-important Phoenician trading port that was captured by the Romans, who peppered the city with iconic monuments. Today, your included tour of the city will showcase some of its UNESCO World Heritage-listed Roman and Romanesque monuments, illustrating how the city has evolved over the centuries.

Visit the 2,000-year-old Arles Amphitheatre and follow in the footsteps of world-renowned artist, Vincent van Gogh. The rest of the day is yours to explore at leisure, where a stop at a local and quintessential café is a must before returning to relax on board your Star-Ship. This evening, you’ll enjoy a delightful Provençal dining experience on board, expertly prepared by France’s Top Chef finalist, Fabien Morreale.


Included Excursion
Guided tour of Arles with arena visit

Excursion to Les Baux de Provence (extra expense)

Visit to L’Occitane Factory (extra expense)

Provençal dinner hosted by local chef Fabien Morreale

Inclusions: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 8 · Arles- Nice

After breakfast, it’s time to bid farewell to your fellow guests and disembark your Star-Ship for your transfer to the airport, taking memories of the idyllic French countryside and delightful cuisine with you.


Please book your flight to depart out of Nice after 01:00 PM.

Inclusions: Breakfast

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