Sensations of Lyon and Provence and The Islands of Dalmatia

15 Days
Lyon to Dubrovnik
From (AUD)
$ 10,020
Dates & Pricing

2019 Lyon > Dubrovnik

Tour Map
Tour Code:
EFDC
Duration:
15 days
Departure City:
Lyon
Return City:
Dubrovnik

Selected Itinerary

15 Day Itinerary

  1. Day 1 - Arrival Lyon

    Welcome to Lyon. You will be met at the airport and transferred to the ship where you will be welcomed by your Captain and crew. Tonight, enjoy a welcome reception and dinner on board.

    Meals Included: Dinner

  2. Day 2 - Chalon-Sur-Saône – Beaune

    Chalon–Sur–Saône is best known as the birthplace of photography and the center of Burgundy’s wine region. Travel by road to the quaint village of Beaune, where we visit the Hospices de Beaune, one of the finest examples of French fifteenth–century architecture. Marvel at the multi–colored roofs of this former hospital, now a museum, which has become one of the symbols of Burgundy.
    You’re Invited: Cheese and olive tasting on board

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  3. Day 3 - Lyon

    Lyon is France’s third largest city, a former Roman capital positioned at the conference of the Rhone and Saone rivers, which is steeped in history. Today be part of the guided tour of Lyon, which starts with a drive to the Basilique Notre Dame de Fourvière, Lyon’s hilltop church, with stunning views over the town. Then, pass by the recently re–discovered Roman amphitheatre and walk through the cobbled streets of the gastronomic old town including the secret laneways. Alternatively, join a guided bike tour of Lyon.
    EmeraldACTIVE: Guided Bike Tour

    DiscoverMORE: Tour to Perouges (extra expense)

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  4. Day 4 - Tournon

    Join your local guide for a walking tour of Tournon, which is dominated by the 16th century castle and roman ruins, and is nestled in the valley near the steep slopes of le Massif Central, France's 3rd largest mountain range. The area has a long tradition in wine making, including the renowned wine growing centre of Tain l'Hermitage across the river.
    EmeraldACTIVE: Guided active walk through vineyards
    You’re Invited: Regional wine lecture on board
    EmeraldACTIVE: Guided bike tour to Glun

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  5. Day 5 - Viviers

    Arrive in Viviers, a town which still has a lot of flare. Viviers is also the home of one of France’s oldest cathedrals, join an included city tour exploring all the architectural heritage of this quaint town.
     

    DiscoverMORE: Tour to Grignan (extra expense)

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  6. Day 6 - Avignon

    Avignon has a rich history from Celtic beginnings to being the residence of the Popes and later central to the French Revolution. Although a fortified town, it is the Papal Palace which stands more secure on a hill in the centre of town; its walls are 17–18 feet thick. Your guided walk with a local guide takes you through this historic centre with its cobbled laneways and shops, overlooking the famous 'Pont d’Avignon'. The rest of the day is at leisure.
    EmeraldACTIVE: Guided active hike in Avignon
    EmeraldACTIVE: Yoga Lesson on Board
    You’re Invited: Provençale dinner hosted by local Chef Fabien Morreale
    DiscoverMORE: Excursion to Pont du Gard (extra expense)

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  7. Day 7 - Arles

    Sail into Arles where you will join your local guide for a walking tour showcasing the highlights of the city in particular the 2000-year-old Roman Amphitheatre still in use today, which was originally built to hold 20,000 spectators in the style of the Colosseum in Rome. The rest of the day is at leisure to relax on board and explore Arles further.

    DiscoverMORE: Excursion to Les Baux de Provence (extra expense)

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  8. Day 8 - Disembarkation Arles – Nice – Split – Trogir Embarkation

    After breakfast disembark your ‘Star-Ship’ and transfer^ to Nice Airport (flight not included). You will be met at Split airport and transferred to Trogir to board your private yacht, where a warm welcome awaits you from your Captain and crew. The evening is yours to settle into your sumptuous cabin aboard our exclusively-chartered boutique yacht. Get to know your fellow guests or take the opportunity to explore the local surroundings as we dock overnight.

    Connecting Flight Nice to Split: Please book your flight to depart after 1pm.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  9. Day 9 - Trogir - Šibenik

    Start your day with a guided tour of Trogir. Its small, historic town centre resembles that of an outdoor museum, and the medieval streets boast magnificent Romanesque churches, as well as beautiful examples of Renaissance and Baroque architecture. Later, sail towards one of the oldest towns on the Adriatic Cost, Šibenik. Boasting fantastic monuments, dating back to Venetian times, like that of the marble Cathedral of St. James, a UNESCO World Heritage site.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

  10. Day 10 - Skradin – Hvar

    A short distance from the small town of Skradin, Krka National Park, named after the Krka River, covers an area of just over 142 square km and includes two thirds of the river itself. The top attraction of the park is its magnificent waterfalls, including the famous Skradinski Buk falls which are one of Croatia’s most famous sights. You can even swim in some parts of the park, so be sure to pack your swimwear. After the tour, return to the ship for an afternoon cruising.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

  11. Day 11 - Hvar – Split

    Enjoy a guided tour of Hvar. With its beautiful fields of lavender and carefully cultivated vineyards, the island is considered to be one of the most beautiful islands in the world. Carpeting the hillsides around its cosy harbour are terracotta-roofed villas, Gothic palaces and 13th-century ramparts rising towards an impressive citadel. Visit the impressive bell towers of the Franciscan Monastery, St Mark’s Church and Cathedral of St Stephen, before returning to your ship for an afternoon of sailing towards Split. Croatia’s second-largest city and the largest city on the Adriatic coast, boasts a fantastic contrast of Roman and modern architecture.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

  12. Day 12 - Omiš - Pucišca – Korcula

    Pucišca is a coastal town known for its white limestone, used to build part of the White House in Washington DC. For many generations, locals have been making use of the stone and, as part of your EmeraldPLUS included excursion, you’ll have the opportunity to visit a stonemason school. Founded in 1909 the school provides educational support for local students, producing quality religious icons, fountains, statues.
    You’re Invited: Tour of Pucišca &Visit to a Stone Masonry School
    DiscoverMORE Guided tour of Cetina with boat ride and local tasting (extra expense)

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

  13. Day 13 - Korcula - Mljet – Slano

    The island of Korcula is one of the greenest islands in the Adriatic Sea. Begin your day with a guided tour of the town, marveling at its typical medieval architecture, including ancient towers and red-roofed houses. Marco Polo, the famous worldtraveller and writer, as well as a Venetian merchant, is reputed to have been born in Korcula.
    DiscoverMORE Guided tour of Mljet

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  14. Day 14 - Slano – Dubrovnik

    As the gatekeeper of Pelješac peninsula’s wine empire, Ston is a jewel of the Adriatic Coast. Begin your day with an included guided tour, including a wine-tasting session. Later, cruise to Dubrovnik and witness the beauty of its Old Town, its charm lying on its white limestone streets, Baroque buildings and ancient city walls. A UNESCO World Heritage site, known as ‘the pearl of the Adriatic’, Dubrovnik will be sure to amaze you.
    You’re Invited: Guided tour of Ston, with wine-tasting

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

  15. Day 15 - Depart Dubrovnik

    After breakfast, it’s time to say farewell to your fellow passengers and transfer to Dubrovnik airport for your onward or homebound flight.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

Tour inclusions

INCLUDED IN YOUR PRICE
  • Emerald Waterways ‘Star-Ships’
  • The services of an Emerald Waterways Cruise Director
  • Port taxes and charges included
  • All tipping and gratuities included
  • Return airport transfers
  • 7 nights on board our exclusively-chartered boutique Yacht
  • 7 nights on a luxury European river ship
  • Explore 17 different cities, towns and villages with a guide during our included tours and shore excursions
  • City tour of Lyon including the Basilique
  • Notre Dame du Fourvière
  • Visit to the Hospice de Beaune
  • Walking tour of Viviers
  • Walking tour of Tournon
  • Guided walking tour in Avignon
  • Guided tour of Arles
  • Guided tour of Trogir
  • Guided tour of Krka National Park
  • Guided tour of Šibenik
  • Guided tour of Hvar
  • Guided tour of Split
  • Guided tour of Korcula
  • Guided tour of Dubrovnik

DINING HIGHLIGHTS
  • 35 Superb meals including:
  • 14 Breakfasts (B), 12 Lunches (L), 8 Dinners (D) & 1 Highlight Dinner
  • Complimentary wine, beer and soft drinks served with lunch and dinner on board Emerald Liberté
  • 2 drinks per passenger with meals on board MV Adriatic Princess

You’re Invited
  • Cheese and olive tasting on board
  • Regional wine lecture on board
  • Provençal dinner hosted by Fabien Morreale
  • Visit to a Stone Masonry School in Pucišca
  • Guided tour of Ston with wine tasting

Pricing & Availability