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Flavours of Burgundy & Provence

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Flavours of Burgundy & Provence

From £2,245 pp

An itinerary for foodies.  In Tournus, embark on a hunt for truffles with a local farmer and take part in cheese tasting on board.  Enjoy a wine tasting in Burgundy, and sail the Rhone to Tain L’Hermitage for a guided hike through vineyards and a visit to the Valrhona Cite du Chocolat museum.  Attend an exclusive Proverncal dinner preparred on board by our special guest chef, Fabien Morreale, and delight the taste buds on gourmet walking tour of Avignon.  Taste the famous red wines of Chateauneuf-du-Pape, and conclude back in Lyon for a gourmet city tour, including the culinary market of Paul Bocuse.

What’s Included On Board:

  • Complimentary Wine, Beer and soft drinks to accompany Lunch & Dinner
  • All on board meals
  • Indoor pool, that transforms into a cinema at night
  • Spacious accommodation
  • Coffee station
  • Bottled water re stocked daily in your suite
  • Included shore excursions
  • Visits to UNESCO World Heritage listed sites
  • Emerald Plus and Emerald Active, extra special excursions
  • First class service from an English speaking crew
  • Knowledgeable local guides
  • Complimentary WIFI
  • On board bicycles
  • All on board gratuities
  • Return economy flights from a choice of UK airports
  • All internal airport transfers to and from your ship
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Rhone - Fort Saint-Andre on Mont Andaon in Villeneuve-les-Avignon
Lyon at nightime
Day 1 - UK to Lyon

Return economy flights from one of up to 15 UK regional airports are included in the price of your holiday. Please call us to see if we can offer your local airport.

If you’d prefer not to fly, return travel via Eurostar is available. Welcome to Lyon, an ancient city christened the “gastronomic capital of the world” by a number of famous food critics.

You will be met at the airport and transferred to the lush surrounds of your Emerald Waterways Star-Ship.

This evening, enjoy a welcome reception on board.

Dinner

Day 2 - Tournus

Today, your exploration of France’s culinary treasures will unveil a truly memorable product, truffles. You will have the opportunity to meet a local truffle farmer to see how these luxury ingredients are gathered from their secret locations in the forests of Europe.

Burgundy truffles in particular are known for their hazelnut-like aroma and delicate flavour, both of which you will have the chance to experience during your included tasting.

Alternatively, enjoy a guided bike tour of the surrounding area, passing through several quintessentially French villages and learning about the gastronomy of the region. Later, a cheese tasting on board will introduce you to a number of local specialities.

EmeraldACTIVE: A guided bike tour around Tournus EmeraldEXCURSION:  A truffle discovery and tasting

Day 2 - Tournus

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 3 - Belleville-sur-Saône

Discover the world-renowned Beaujolais province today, an important wine-producing region in Burgundy that is known for the luscious and fruity characteristics of its produce.

This region is just one of several in the world that focus on a specific variety of grapes, and its wine-producing history can be dated back to the 19th century.

You will have the opportunity to learn the secrets of what makes this ancient grape variety so special during an included visit to a wine estate, including a tasting of their produce.

EmeraldEXCURSION: A winery tour and tasting in Beaujolais

Day 3 - Belleville-sur-Saône

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 4 - Tain l’Hermitage

Nestled on the banks of the Rhône, Tain l’Hermitage is surrounded by postcard-worthy fields of vines, a noteworthy feature of this wine-producing commune.

A walking tour of the town will highlight its popularity amongst those who wish to explore France’s culinary delights, as wine and gourmet chocolates are yours to find around every corner.

After your guided tour, you will have the opportunity to visit Valrhona Cité du Chocolat, home to chocolatiers who create some of the world’s finest artisanal chocolates, with a range that covers a plethora of unique and recognisable aromatic profiles. Enjoy tasting delicious samples during your time here.

Alternatively, embark on a guided hike through some of the region’s beloved vineyards.

EmeraldACTIVE: A guided hike through vineyards EmeraldEXCURSION: A guided tour of Tain l’Hermitage with Valrhona Cité du Chocolat

Day 4 -  Tain l’Hermitage

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 5 - Avignon

The UNESCO World Heritage-listed ancient centre of Avignon is yours to discover today during a guided tour, stopping along the way to learn about its storied past and delightful culinary traditions.

Meet local artisans, taste regional produce and take your senses on an immersive journey as you peruse the stalls in a local food market.

Alternatively, embark on a guided active walk in Avignon, passing places that include Palais des Papes, a true medieval Gothic icon. Enjoy passing through squares adorned with lavish façades and open-air dining establishments before Jardin des Doms offers spectacular views of the surrounding countryside.

This evening, enjoy an authentic Provençal dinner on board, hosted by renowned Chef Fabien Morreale.

EmeraldPLUS: A Provençal dinner hosted by Chef Fabien Morreale EmeraldACTIVE: An active walk through Avignon EmeraldEXCURSION: A gourmet walking tour of Avignon DiscoverMORE: A guided tour of Orange, including the Antique Theatre (extra expense)

Day 5 - Avignon

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 6 - Châteauneuf-du-Pape

A ruined medieval castle sits above the village of Châteauneuf-du-Pape, with a backdrop of vineyards and fields full of lush grapevines.

The rich history of this region is yours to uncover today, as are famous red wines and their diverse array of styles.

Today, you will have the opportunity to learn about Châteauneuf-du-Pape wines and their cultivation during your time in the lavish cellars of a wine estate.

Enjoy learning about traditional winemaking techniques before a tasting of the local produce.

EmeraldEXCURSION: A visit to a Châteauneuf-du-Pape wine estate with tasting

Day 6 -  Châteauneuf-du-Pape

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 7 - Lyon

Medieval and Renaissance architecture in Lyon will offer the perfect backdrop to your discovery of the flavours of Burgundy and Provence.

Enjoy a guided tour of Lyon’s UNESCO World Heritage-listed historic centre this afternoon.

Your local guide will take you through the heart of Les Halles de Lyon – Paul Bocuse, and discover more than sixty stalls of high-end regional products, including cheeses, cured meats, breads, gourmet chocolates and local specialties.Alternatively, enjoy a guided bike tour through the heart of Lyon.

EmeraldACTIVE: A guided bike tour in Lyon EmeraldEXCURSION: A gourmet tour of Lyon DiscoverMORE: A visit to Pérouges (extra expense)

Day 7 - Lyon

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 8 - Lyon Disembarkation

After breakfast, it’s time to bid farewell to your fellow guests and transfer to the airport for your onward or homebound flight, taking memories that will delight your senses with you.

Your flight home is included in the price of your holiday. Please call us to check if we can offer your preferred airport.

If you’d prefer not to fly, return travel via Eurostar is available.

Breakfast

Emerald Liberte Exterior

Built specifically for the Sensations of Southern France river cruise, Emerald Liberté is one of three Emerald Waterways ships launched in 2017.  Mirroring the effortless sophistication and beauty of the French countryside she navigates, Emerald Liberté offers authentic experiences of the rivers Rhône and Saône.  Travelling from Lyon to Avignon or vice versa, the Emerald Liberté explores culturally-rich and enigmatic cities before dissecting the wine regions and charming Mediterranean settlements of France.

The Emerald Liberté benefits from 70 generously-proportioned suites and staterooms with a capacity of 138 guests apiece, 43 crew contains a selection of excellent amenities and features.

The Sun Deck of the ship also boasts a retractable glass roof which provides seasonal protection for the pool, cinema and Riverview Lounge below. Whether you wish to undertake a few lengths before breakfast in the heated pool or enjoy a Hollywood classic in the cinema, the choice is yours.

Book one of the Balcony Suites, found on the Vista and Horizon Decks, and you’ll enjoy unparalleled views from the spacious private balconies – a truly invigorating start to another day on Europe’s beautiful waterways.

Onboard Features & Facilities

  • Spacious staterooms and suites
  • Indoor Heated Pool with retractable roof
  • Evening cinema
  • Complimentary speciality tea and coffee
  • Sun Deck with seating area and walking track
  • Putting Green
  • Complimentary Bicycles
  • Fully equipped fitness centre
  • Wellness Area
  • Hairdresser *
  • Dedicated cruise director
  • Al Fresco Dining & BBQ area
  • Lift
  • Games Area
 * payable locally

Accommodation & Amenities

70 elegantly appointed staterooms and Suites range in size from 162-310 ft².  Most accommodations have a open air balcony.  Try one of the 2 One-Bedroom Owner’s Suites at 315 sq ft²  with their very own bedroom which closes off from the rest of the suite.  An outdoor balcony, complete with open-air system, allows you to enjoy the views of your surroundings whatever the weather so you can enjoy the ever-changing scenery however you wish.

Suites feature added enhancements such as in suite such as a larger sitting area with two chairs.  All staterooms include amenities such ensuite bathroom with shower, Infotainment, free high-speed Internet access, climate-controlled air conditioning; and an in-room safe, fridge and complimentary bottled water replenished daily.

 

One Bedroom Owner’s Suites

315 ft² – Horizon (Upper) Deck

  • Outdoor private balcony with open-air system and sliding glass door
  • Separate bedroom with walk-in wardrobe and separate lounge area
  • Bathroom with shower, toiletries, hairdryer, bathrobes and slippers
  • Complimentary in-suite Mini-Bar with wine, beer, soft drinks and bottled water, restocked daily
  • Complimentary Nespresso machine
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi and use of an iPad
  • Queen-size or twin hotel-style beds with pillow menu
  • Safe and Telephone
  • Individual climate control
  • Flat screen TV and infotainment system
  • Continental breakfast, pre-dinner canapés and after-dinner sweet treats served in your suite
  • Four items of laundry a day
  • Invite to dinner at the Captain’s Table
Emerald Waterways Space Ship One Bedroom Owners Suite
Emerald Waterways Space Ship Grand Balcony Suite

Cat. S – Grand Balcony Suites

207 ft² – Horizon (Upper) Deck

  • Outdoor private balcony with open-air system and sliding glass doors
  • Bathroom with shower, toiletries, hairdryer, bathrobes and slippers
  • In-suite mini-bar available at own expense, complimentary bottled water, restocked daily
  • Complimentary Nespresso machine
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
  • Queen-size or twin hotel-style beds with pillow menu
  • Telephone and Safe for your valuables
  • Individual climate control
  • Flat screen TV and infotainment system
  • Continental breakfast, pre-dinner canapés and after-dinner sweet treats served in your suite
  • Two items of laundry a day

Cat. A, B & C Panorama Balcony Suites

170 ft² – Horizon & Vista (Upper & Middle) Deck

  • Floor to ceiling window with open-air balcony system and sliding glass doors
  • Bathroom with shower, toiletries and hair dryer
  • Complimentary bottled water, restocked daily
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
  • Queen-size or twin hotel-style beds
  • Telephone and Safe for your valuables
  • Individual climate control
  • Flat screen TV and infotainment system
  • Mini-fridge
Emerald Waterways Space Ship Lower Deck Stateroom

Cat. D & E Staterooms

170 ft² – Riviera (Lower) Deck

  • Picture window which does not open
  • Bathroom with shower, toiletries and hair dryer
  • Complimentary bottled water, restocked daily
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
  • Queen-size or twin hotel-style beds
  • Telephone and Safe for your valuables
  • Individual climate control
  • Flat screen TV and infotainment system
  • Mini-fridge

 

Cat. ES Single Staterooms

105 ft² – Riviera (Lower) Deck

  • Picture window which does not open
  • Bathroom with shower, toiletries and hair dryer
  • Single Bed
  • Complimentary bottled water, restocked daily
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
  • Telephone and Safe for your valuables
  • Individual climate control
  • Flat screen TV and infotainment system
  • Mini-fridge
Emerald Waterways Star Ship Single Cabin
DepartShipEmbarkFrom  
Jul 4Emerald LibertéLyon£2245SAVE £450Cabin Upgrades
Lower DeckCat E170 ft², Fixed Windows£2245  
Lower DeckCat D170 ft², Fixed Windows£2395  
Lower DeckCat ES (Single)105 ft², Fixed Windows  
Middle DeckCat C170 ft², French Balcony£2945  
Middle DeckCat B170 ft², French Balcony£3045  
Upper DeckCat A170 ft², French Balcony£3145  
Upper DeckGrand Balcony Suite207 ft², Outside Balcony£3845  
Upper DeckOwner's Suite315 ft², Outside Balcony£4545  
Jul 11Emerald LibertéLyon£2395SAVE £450Cabin Upgrades
Lower DeckCat E170 ft², Fixed WindowsSold Out  
Lower DeckCat D170 ft², Fixed Windows£2395  
Lower DeckCat ES (Single)105 ft², Fixed Windows  
Middle DeckCat C170 ft², French Balcony£2945  
Middle DeckCat B170 ft², French Balcony£3045  
Upper DeckCat A170 ft², French Balcony£3145  
Upper DeckGrand Balcony Suite207 ft², Outside Balcony£3845  
Upper DeckOwner's Suite315 ft², Outside Balcony£4545  
Aug 1Emerald LibertéLyon£2245SAVE £450Cabin Upgrades
Lower DeckCat E170 ft², Fixed Windows£2245  
Lower DeckCat D170 ft², Fixed Windows£2395  
Lower DeckCat ES (Single)105 ft², Fixed Windows  
Middle DeckCat C170 ft², French Balcony£2945  
Middle DeckCat B170 ft², French Balcony£3045  
Upper DeckCat A170 ft², French Balcony£3145  
Upper DeckGrand Balcony Suite207 ft², Outside Balcony£3845  
Upper DeckOwner's Suite315 ft², Outside Balcony£4545  
Aug 8Emerald LibertéLyon£2245SAVE £450Cabin Upgrades
Lower DeckCat E170 ft², Fixed Windows£2245  
Lower DeckCat D170 ft², Fixed Windows£2395  
Lower DeckCat ES (Single)105 ft², Fixed Windows  
Middle DeckCat C170 ft², French Balcony£2945  
Middle DeckCat B170 ft², French Balcony£3045  
Upper DeckCat A170 ft², French Balcony£3145  
Upper DeckGrand Balcony Suite207 ft², Outside Balcony£3845  
Upper DeckOwner's Suite315 ft², Outside Balcony£4545  

Extend your stay 10 Sensations of Lyon & Provence with Paris – Prices from £2,445 pp 2 nights Crown Plaza Republique Daily Breakfast One dinner at the hotel Guided Bus tour of Paris & Seine TGV train transfer between Paris & Lyon Transfers to and from the airport 11 day sensations of Lyon & Provence with Nice – Prices from £2,295 pp 3 nights at Splendid Hotel & Spa Daily Breakfast Coach transfer to Nice Guided bus tour of Nice & Monte Carlo Transfers to from Airport

Why not combine your “Sensations of Lyon and Provence” with “Secrets of the Douro” for an extended 15 day river cruise seeing the best that Spain and Portugal has to offer, Call for more details


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Why Choose This Cruise?

Emerald Waterways are a new entrant to the river cruise market and sit as Scenic’s premium river cruise sister company.  Ships are brand new and very contemporary in style and the river cruising is very relaxed.  A very welcome inclusion to the premium, luxury market.  A holiday to enjoy.

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