South of France River Cruising

Discover South of France river cruising

Romantic settings, historic villages and stunning scenery, French flavours and rolling vineyards are yours to discover when you choose a river cruise on the picturesque Rhône and Saône Rivers. 

Explore the amazing culinary destination of France on board Emerald Liberté, the boutique Star-Ship operated by Evergreen’s sister brand Emerald Waterways. With relaxed itineraries and plenty of time to explore on your own, Provence and Burgundy are perfect river cruising destinations. All the luxuries you are used to – the drop-down glass balconies, indulgent suites, pool which converts into a cinema, extensive dining choices and included excursions – are all featured for your enjoyment.

Explore Lyon, France's second largest city, known as the gastronomic capital. Dock in the heart of the beautiful towns of Viviers, Chalon-Sur-Saône and Tournon, then taste the world-renowned wines of Beaujolais and Burgundy. Marvel at the sheer size of the Palais du Pape in Avignon, surely one of the most historic and picture perfect postcard towns in Europe, then step back in time at the Arles Colosseum.

Link this exciting itinerary with our Jewels of the Rhine Cruise to make a superb 15 day Rhine & Rhone river cruise from Amsterdam to Nice. Alternatively pair it with a Douro River cruise for a 15 day Three Rivers Discovery cruise through France and Portugal which is exclusive to Evergreen & Emerald Waterways.

Emerald Waterways exceptional inclusive value

When you book an Emerald Waterways river cruise you’ll enjoy exceptional EmeraldVALUE, where all this is included:

  • Experienced Cruise Directors & Local Guides
    Our team of local experts will proudly show you all your destination has to offer. Our friendly Cruise Directors, coach drivers and local guides go out of their way to ensure you're totally satisfied with every sightseeing experience.
  • EmeraldACTIVE
    Included EmeraldACTIVE experiences on our European river cruises give you the opportunity to enjoy a guided hike, bike tour, onboard yoga or canoeing, just as the locals do.
  • Unique EmeraldPLUS experiences
    Enjoy authentic included adventures that take you into the cultural heart of each destination with our exclusive EmeraldPLUS events. Enjoy a home-hosted afternoon tea with a family in Bratislava, experience a Provencal highlight dinner with a renowned local chef in France, learn the art of tile painting in Portugal, and so much more.
  • Five-star dining on board
    With all meals included while cruising, you’ll enjoy the finest flavours of Europe prepared by our expert culinary team including a full five course à la carte dinner in Reflections Restaurant. Café style breakfasts and lunch can also be enjoyed at The Terrace.
  • Complimentary wine and beer
    served with lunch and dinner, and complimentary tea and coffee is available throughout the day
  • All tipping & gratuities, airport transfers, port charges and taxes, and Wi-Fi
  • Activity Managers
    Our onboard Activity Manager can secure your place on one of the many EmeraldACTIVE experiences during your cruise as well as suggest sightseeing off the regular tourist routes. They will also keep you entertained in the evenings with activities in the Horizon Bar.
  • Deluxe cruising with river views
    All suites and staterooms on board have a river view so you can sit back, relax and enjoy the picturesque views.
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Discover the delights of France

Evergreen Cruises & Tours partners with sister company, Emerald Waterways, to offer you a deluxe onboard experience on their award-winning Star-Ships. Together we look forward to making your European river cruise tour a seamless and relaxing way to explore Europe.

To plan your next holiday call us on 1300 383 747, contact your Evergreen Specialist Agent or
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