Paris & Sensations of Lyon and Provence

10 Days
Paris to Nice
From (AUD)
$ 6,460
$ 5,460
Dates & Pricing

2020 Paris > Nice

Tour Map
Tour Code:
EFRP
Duration:
10 days
Departure City:
Paris
Return City:
Nice

10 Day Itinerary

  1. Day 1 - Paris

    Welcome to Paris, the world-famous “City of Light”. You will be met at the airport and transferred to the lush surrounds of your centrally located hotel, yours to enjoy for the next two nights.

    Meals Included: Dinner

  2. Day 2 - Paris

    Join your local guide for a walking tour of Paris, touching on the ornate façade of the Notre Dame Cathedral and the towering structure that is the Arc de Triomphe. After your walking tour, you will be taken for a relaxing river cruise along the Seine, concluding at the iconic Eiffel Tower.
    EmeraldEXCURSION: A guided tour of Paris and Seine cruise
    Discover More: A retro tour ride of Paris (extra expense)

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  3. Day 3 - Paris - Lyon

    After breakfast, you will be transferred from your centrally located hotel in Paris to Lyon, to board your luxurious Emerald Waterways Star-Ship. Tonight, enjoy a welcome reception and dinner on board.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  4. Day 4 - Chalon-sur-Saône – Beaune

    Chalon-sur-Saône is known for its art and history. Today, you will have the opportunity to witness the areas 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, and now home to one of Burgundy’s most popular wine auctions.
    You’re Invited: A cheese and olive tasting on board
    EmeraldEXCURSION: Visit the Hospices de Beaune

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  5. Day 5 - 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 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.
    EmeraldACTIVE: A guided bike tour of Lyon
    EmeraldEXCURSION: A guided tour of Lyon
    Discover More: Visit to Pérouges

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  6. Day 6 - 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 some of the local vineyards.
    Later, a guided bike tour to Glun will showcase rural life in the French countryside.
    You’re Invited: A regional wine lecture on board
    EmeraldACTIVE: A guided bike tour to Glun
    EmeraldACTIVE: A guided hike through the vineyards
    EmeraldEXCURSION: A guided tour of Tournon

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  7. Day 7 - Viviers

    Arrive in Viviers, a town with much Middle Age flair and home to one of France’s oldest cathedrals. Your included walking tour of Viviers will showcase some of its numerous listed monuments, along with their ornate windows and lavish façades.
    EmeraldEXCURSION: A guided tour of Viviers
    Discover More: A guided tour of Grignan (extra expense)

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  8. Day 8 - Avignon

    Avignon has a rich history, from Celtic beginnings to being the residence of the Pope and central to the French Revolution.
    Your included walking tour of Avignon 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 afternoon is yours to explore at leisure.
    This evening, return to your Star-Ship for a delightful Provençal dining experience, expertly prepared by Top Chef finalist, Fabien Morreale.
    You’re Invited: A Provençal dining experience on board
    EmeraldACTIVE: A canoeing excursion in Avignon
    EmeraldEXCURSION: A guided tour of Avignon
    Discover More: A guided tour to Pont du Gard (extra expense)
    Discover More: A classical concert in Avignon (extra expense)

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  9. Day 9 - Arles

    The past is yours to discover in Arles, once an 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 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 yours to explore at leisure, perhaps stopping at a local café or returning to your Star-Ship to relax on board.
    EmeraldEXCURSION: A guided tour of Arles with arena visit
    Discover More: Tour to Les Baux-de-Provence (extra expense)

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  10. Day 10 - Arles Disembarkation - Nice

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

    Meals Included: Breakfast

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