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Paris - Nice - Example 10 Day Cruise aboard Emerald Liberté
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Make the most out of your 3-day stay in Paris, also known as the City of Light. Visit famous destinations in the city, the Notre Dame Cathedral, and the Eiffel Tower. Then, embark the ship in Lyon to start sailing. Explore Beaune and discover the architectural heritage and peaceful surroundings of the village. Walk around Viviers which showcases some of its numerous listed monuments. Enjoy this 10-day exploration to different cities and towns to learn more about the histories and appreciate the various cultures.

Day-by-Day Summary

Day 1 : Paris
Day 2 : Paris
Day 3 : Paris | Lyon | Embark
Day 4 : Chalon-sur-Saône | Beaune
Day 5 : Lyon
Day 6 : Tournon
Day 7 : Viviers
Day 8 : Avignon
Day 9 : Arles
Day 10 : Arles | Disembark | Nice

Highlights

  • Witness the ornate façade of the Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris
  • Visit the Hospices de Beaune in France
  • Tour to some of the local vineyards in Tournon
  • Visit the 2,000-year-old Arles Amphitheatre

Ship

Emerald Liberté

Places Visited

Activities

Trip Type

  • Small Ship

Activity Level

Relaxed

Trip Snapshots

Warm lights glow through the blue hour in Lyon The views of Paris from Notre Dame Cathedral Eiffel Tower in Paris, France Explore the legendary city of Paris The architectures of Lyon

Day 1 Paris

Welcome to Paris, the world-famous “City of Light”. Upon arrival to the airport, transfer to the lush surrounds of the centrally located hotel, settle in, and enjoy for the next two nights.

Day 2 Paris

Join a locally guided walking tour of Paris, touching on the ornate façade of Notre Dame Cathedral and the towering structure that is the Arc de Triomphe. After the tour, enjoy a relaxing river cruise along the Seine, concluding at the iconic Eiffel Tower.

Day 3 Paris | Lyon | Embark

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Dinner
After breakfast, transfer from Paris to Lyon and board the luxurious Emerald Waterways Star-Ship. Tonight, enjoy a welcome reception and dinner on board.

Day 4 Chalon-sur-Saône | Beaune

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Chalon-sur-Saône is known for its art and history. Today, enjoy the opportunity to witness the area's architectural heritage and peaceful surrounds as the tour explores the quaint village of Beaune and visits the Hospices de Beaune, originally a hospital for the poor, and now home to one of Burgundy’s most popular wine auctions.

Day 5 Lyon

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
France’s third-largest city, Lyon is a former Roman capital, steeped in history and considered to be the gastronomic heartbeat of the country and the home of traditional Lyonnaise cuisine.

Today, enjoy a guided tour of Lyon, including 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, embark on a guided bike tour of Lyon.

Day 6 Tournon

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
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.
 
Join a guided tour of the village that showcases its intangible cultural heritage, granting every opportunity to immerse ourselves in the surroundings. Alternatively, embark on an EmeraldACTIVE hike through some of the local vineyards.

Later, a guided bike tour to Glun will showcase rural life in the French countryside.

Day 7 Viviers

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Arrive in Viviers, a town with much Middle Age flair and home to one of France’s oldest cathedrals. A walking tour of Viviers will showcase some of its numerous listed monuments, along with their ornate windows and lavish façades.

Day 8 Avignon

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Avignon has a rich history, from Celtic beginnings to being the residence of the Pope and central to the French Revolution.

Join a walking tour of Avignon and go 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 afternoon is free to explore at leisure.

This evening, return to the Star-Ship for a delightful Provençal dining experience, expertly prepared by Top Chef finalist, Fabien Morreale.

Day 9 Arles

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
The past is here to discover in Arles, once an important Phoenician trading port that was captured by the Romans, who peppered the city with iconic monuments. Today, the included tour of the city will showcase some of the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Roman and Romanesque monuments of Arles, showcasing 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 free to explore at leisure, perhaps stopping at a local café or returning to the Star-Ship to relax onboard.

Day 10 Arles | Disembark | Nice

  • 1 Breakfast
After breakfast, disembark the ship and transfer to the Nice airport.

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Emerald Panorama Balcony Suite - Dimensions: 170 sq ft (15.8 sq m) 14 cabin located at Vista Deck with a Queen-size or twin hotel-style beds, indoor balcony with the open-air system, bathroom with shower, indulgent toiletries and hairdryer, flat-screen TV, infotainment system and mini-fridge
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Emerald Panorama Balcony Suite - Dimensions: 170 sq ft (15.8 sq m) 13 cabin located at Vista Deck with a Queen-size or twin hotel-style beds, indoor balcony with the open-air system, bathroom with shower, indulgent toiletries and hairdryer, flat-screen TV, infotainment system and mini-fridge
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Panorama Balcony Suite (A)
Emerald Panorama Balcony Suite - Dimensions: 170 sq ft (15.8 sq m) 21 cabins located at Horizon Deck with a Queen-size or twin hotel-style beds, indoor balcony with the open-air system, bathroom with shower, indulgent toiletries and hairdryer, flat-screen TV, infotainment system and mini-fridge
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Grand Balcony Suite (S)
Grand Balcony Suite - Dimensions: 170 sq ft (15.8 sq m) 4 cabins located at Horizon Deck with a Queen-size or twin hotel-style beds, outdoor private balcony with the open-air system, an in-suite mini-bar available at own expense, a complimentary Nespresso machine and bathroom with shower, indulgent toiletries, hairdryer, on-board complimentary bathrobes, and slippers
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Owner’s One-Bedroom Suite (SA)
Owner's One-Bedroom Suite - Dimensions: 315 sq ft. (29.3 sq m) 2 cabins located at Horizon Deck with a Queen-size or twin beds, an outdoor private balcony with the open-air system, a separate bathroom and lounge area, a walk-in wardrobe, an in-suite mini-bar, restocked daily with wine, beer, and soft drinks

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