South of France River Cruising

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Romantic settings, historic villages and stunning scenery, French flavours and rolling vineyards are yours to discover on Evergreen's new river cruise featuring the Saône and Rhône Rivers.

Explore the amazing culinary destination of France on board our Emerald Liberté Star-Ship. Our relaxed itineraries and plenty of time to explore on your own, this is the perfect destination to river cruise. All the luxuries you are used to – the drop down glass balconies, indulgent one bedroom suites, club pool which converts into a cinema, extensive dining choices and included excursions – are all featured for your enjoyment whilst cruising onboard our 'Star Ships'.

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 postcard towns in Europe, then step back in time at the Arles Colosseum.

Link this exciting itinerary with our Rhine Highlights Cruise from Amsterdam to Basel, featuring the incredible castles of the Rhine Gorge with the picturesque valleys of the Black Forest. Transfer from Basel to Lyon by coach travelling through Switzerland. For something different, experience our exciting new itinerary Provence to Geneva and Sensations of Lyon and Provence River Cruise, to really immerse yourself in the South of France.

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Inclusions & Features

  • Emerald Waterways river cruise ship - Liberté exclusive to Evergreen Cruises & Tours
  • Balanced Itineraries between must see sights and free time
  • Superb amenities in all suites and staterooms
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi and bottled water daily
  • Complimentary 'You’re Invited' unique and exclusive experiences
  • “Discover More” sightseeing options to personalise your holiday
  • Services of Evergreen Cruise Directors plus expert local guides
  • Port taxes and charges are all included
  • All tipping and gratuities included
  • Free airport transfers
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Highlights, Experience & Attractions

Our inclusions bring to life the Southern France you’ve always dreamed of. We know you’ll never forget the moment you cast your eyes marvel at the sheer size of Palais du Pape in Avignon, taste the world-renowned wines of Beaujolais and Burgundy or step back in time at the Arles Colosseum.

Included with your Southern France river cruise, a guided tour of Tournon, Avignon and Arles, a city tour of Lyon including the Basilique Notre Dame du Fourviere, and a visit to the Hospice de Beaune and the Papal Palace.

You're Invited to a cheese and olive tasting on board and a delicious Provencal dinner hosted by a local master chef.

Active guests can enjoy the EmeraldACTIVE program during the cruise including a guided bike tour of Lyon, a guided hike and onboard yoga.

Combine your Southern France river cruise with a Portugal river cruise, a Rhine River Cruise, a Spanish Conquest Tour or simply add additional City Escapes for extra time in romantic Paris and/or beautiful Nice.

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Discover More

Personalise your holiday with a “Discover More” optional excursion such as wine tasting in the Beaujolais region, a visit to a Benedictine Abbey in Cluny, or a tour of the medieval town of Perouges. These excursions can be pre-booked or purchased on board with your Cruise Director.

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