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Hosted by Greg Eyjolfson

Join your cruise in Arles where you will embark on a guided tour and later enjoy an authentic Provençal dinner on board, hosted by renowned French chef, Fabien Morreale. Sail onwards through the South of France, witnessing some of the finest examples of French 15th-century architecture and sun-soaked vineyards. The country’s gastronomic beating heart, Lyon, is sure to be a highlight of your river cruise. Extend your journey with a 2-night city stay in Paris, including a guided tour and a cruise along the romantic Seine.

For more information about this deluxe river cruise please contact:
Greg Eyjolfson – Maritime Travel
Unit 280 – 32500 South Fraser Way
Abbotsford, BC V2T 4W1

604 746 4041

August 24 – September 2, 2024

From: $6,235 per person* – Cat. D (Prices based on double occupancy. Includes port charges & taxes. Cruise only.)
Travel: 10 Days


Emerald Stateroom (E) SOLD OUT
Emerald Stateroom (D) $ 6,235 pp (1 remaining)
Emerald Panorama Balcony Suite (C) SOLD OUT
Emerald Panorama Balcony Suite (B) SOLD OUT
Emerald Panorama Balcony Suite (A) SOLD OUT
Grand Balcony Suite (S) SOLD OUT
Owner’s One Bedroom Suite (SA) SOLD OUT

*Savings not shown in above prices. Prices are per person, based on double occupancy. Includes port charges & taxes. Cruise only.


  • Airport transfers to and from your Star-Ship
  • 7 nights in a suite or stateroom of your choice, all with a river view
  • 2 nights hotel in Paris
  • 22 meals: 9 breakfasts, 6 lunches and 7 dinners including a Welcome and Farewell Reception & Dinner
  • Complimentary wine, beer & soft drinks to accompany lunch & dinner on board
  • Complimentary tea & coffee on board
  • Complimentary bottled water in your suite or stateroom, restocked daily
  • A variety of on board evening entertainment
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi on board
  • First-class service from English-speaking crew and knowledgeable local guides
  • Earn EmeraldEXPLORER loyalty points
  • Complimentary River Cruise Cover
  • All port charges and taxes
  • Plus we include all gratuities


Welcome to France and the beginning of your cruise. You’ll be met by a member of our team at the airport and transferred to Arles, where your friendly captain and crew will be waiting to welcome you on board your contemporary Emerald Cruises Star-Ship. This evening, enjoy a welcome reception and dine with your fellow guests.

Please book your flight to arrive into Nice prior to 12:00 PM.
Meals: Dinner

Revel in the glory of the Roman Empire today during an insightful visit to Arles, including its UNESCO World Heritage-listed Roman and Romanesque monuments. Visit Arles Amphitheatre, a 2,000-yearold structure where thousands of spectators once gathered to watch heart-pounding chariot races.

Enjoy learning about the time spent by Vincent van Gogh in the city, taking inspiration from his surroundings and using them to create many of his most iconic pieces of art, including ‘Starry Night Over the Rhône’. Then, enjoy some time to explore the beauty of Arles at your leisure.

A Provençal dinner hos ted by chef Fabien Morreale
Guided tour of Arles with arena visit
Excursion to Les Baux de Provence (extra expense)
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Avignon has a long and storied history. This fortified town is the former residence of seven consecutive Popes in the 1300s who fled Rome to escape from the political pressures of the Roman Empire. The city went on to become an important location during the French Revolution. Embark on a guided walking tour to witness its illustrious past, including the ornate Gothic exterior of the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Palais des Papes, built by the Popes over two decades. This afternoon is yours
to leisurely explore, perhaps crossing the 12th-century Stone Bridge.

Canoeing excursion in Avignon
Guided tour of Avignon
Guided tour of the Pont du Gard (extra expense)
Classical concert in Avignon (extra expense)
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

A snapshot of quintessential France awaits your arrival in Viviers, a town that perfectly encapsulates the medieval days of the region. Pastel coloured buildings gently faded by the sun line narrow cobblestone streets, and the heart of the Old Town is yours to explore today during a guided walking tour.

Guided tour of Viviers
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

As we sail down the gently twisting Rhône River into Tournon, you’ll be treated to an extraordinary view of a 16th-century castle overlooking the village and a pair of
ancient watchtowers adorning the surrounding rural landscape. Today, embark on a guided tour of Tournon and learn about its illustrious history and the culture of the people who call it home. If you would like to explore more of the region’s natural beauty, then you may instead choose to embark on an EmeraldACTIVE hike through some of the local vineyards.

Later, a guided bike tour to Glun will introduce you to the French countryside and provide priceless insight into the lives of the people who live there.

Regional wine tasting on board
Guided bike tour to Glun
Guided hike through the vineyards
Guided tour of Tournon

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

As one of the largest cities in France and a former Roman capital, many of the most important moments in French history have taken place in Lyon. But it’s Lyonnaise cuisine that has really put this city on the map, delighting gastronomists from around the world.

Join your local guide for a walking tour of the city, including the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Basilica Notre-Dame de Fourvière. If you’re feeling more active, then you may instead choose to embark on a guided bike tour, touching on its most prominent architectural wonders and moments from history

Guided bike tour of Lyon
Guided tour of Lyon
Excursion to Pérouges (extra expense)

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

The birthplace of photography and the centre of Burgundy’s wine region is yours to discover today as you travel by road to the quaint village of Beaune.

Stop to visit the Hospices de Beaune, one of the best-preserved examples of 15th-century French architecture and home to one of the most popular wine auctions in the country.

Cheese and olive tasting on board
Visit to the Hospices de Beaune

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

After breakfast, bid farewell to your contemporary Star-Ship in Lyon and relax as you transfer to Paris by train, where a distinctive Parisian atmosphere will be waiting to
welcome you. Your itinerary includes a two-night stay in a well-appointed hotel.

Meals: Breakfast

Today, the wide and opulently adorned Parisian streets will be yours to stroll down with your local guide, as you visit highlights that include the Notre Dame Cathedral and the Arc de Triomphe. Continue on to explore the Seine River during a charming cruise, before finishing at the Eiffel Tower.

A guided tour of Paris and a Seine river cruise
Tastes of Paris (extra expense)
Meals: Breakfast

After breakfast, it is time to bid farewell to your fellow guests as you are transferred to the airport for your onward or homebound flight, taking memories of gastronomic delights and the iconic Eiffel Tower with you.

Meals: Breakfast

This itinerary is only a guide. Our itineraries are regularly reviewed by our journey planners and may be revised from that stated above. Due to operational reasons, such as high and low water or local restrictions, cruise inclusions may change from those advertised. For the latest information on this itinerary please visit our website.

*Terms and Conditions:

Offers valid for new bookings only made by September 21, 2023 and are non-transferable. Offers apply to above featured tour EFRP240824.2. A non refundable $500 per person deposit due at time of booking. Group discount and port taxes & fees included in above pricing. Promotions not calculated into above featured prices: Super Earlybird Offer: Fly Free Economy + Save $300 or Air Credit of $1,200 + Save $300 applies to Category SA. Fly Free Economy or Air Credit of $1,200 applies to Category S. Fly for $295 or Air Credit of $900 applies to Category C, B, A. Fly for $595 or Air Credit $600 applies to category E and D. Super Earlybird offer applies when paying in full 10 months prior to departure. If full payment is not received 10 months prior to departure, the Super Earlybird offer will be removed from the booking without recourse. If choosing the air credit, apply discount to the above featured prices. If choosing Air Promo, maximum ticket value including taxes is up to $1,850 per person. Emerald Cruises reserves the right to ticket the airfare at 8 months prior to departure. Flights are booked in economy class only on Emerald Cruises choice of airlines and routes. Included flights are booked from 11 major Canadian gateways: YHZ, YYZ, YOW, YUL, YQR, YXE, YWG, YEG, YYC, YVR, & YYJ. Flight departures from all other Canadian cities shall be subject to additional surcharges. Flights are subject to availability of appropriate airline class and once sold out, surcharges shall apply. Full airline terms and conditions apply at all times. Early Bird Savings: Savings of $800 applies to Category SA, $700 Savings applies to Category S, $600 savings applies to Category C, B and A, and $500 savings applies to Category E and D. Earlybird Offer requires full payment at 90 days prior to departure. Super Earlybird and Earlybird offers are not combinable. Prices are per person, Canadian dollars, based on double occupancy. Pricing and promotions subject to change after September 21, 2023. Cabin availability subject to change. Future Travel Credit (FTC) holders with an air credit must rebook Super Earlybird with an air offer. Offers may be changed, cancelled or withdrawn at any time without notice. We reserve the right to not honour any published prices that we determine were erroneous due to printing, electronic or clerical error. For full booking terms and conditions, visit © EMERALD CRUISES | ALL RIGHTS RESERVED | BC CONSUMER PROTECTION #40178.

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