Prize is a Panorama Balcony Category A suite for two guests (double occupancy) on a May-August 2023 departure of Emerald Cruises’ 8-day Sensations of Lyon & Provence itinerary. Includes roundtrip economy airfare for two up to a ticket value of $1600 CAD per person.

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You could win a spectacular 8-Day Sensations of Lyon and Provence River Cruise including airfare for two with Emerald Cruises valued at over $16,000. Join small-ship expert, Emerald Cruises on an inclusive river cruise to the South of France. It is no surprise that the South of France is recognized as the birthplace of photography, its unrivalled beauty comprises the finest examples of French 15th century architecture, with Roman ruins and sun-soaked vineyards nestled at the foot of colossal mountain ranges. Journey to the country’s gastronomic beating heart, Lyon, before enjoying an authentic Provençal dinner on board, hosted by renowned French chef, Fabien Morreale. 

Sensations of Lyon & Provence, 2023

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Award-winning river cruise for two including airfare, valued at over $16,000.

Day 1 - Lyon
Welcome to Lyon, on the confluence of the Rhône and Saône rivers, where you will be met and transferred from the airport to the contemporary surrounds of your Emerald Cruises
Star-Ship.  

Day 2 - Chalon-sur-Saône – Beaune
Chalon-sur-Saône is known for its art and history. Today, you will have the opportunity to witness the area’s 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, it is

now home to one of Burgundy’s most popular wine auctions.  

Day 3 - 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, home to traditional Lyonnaise cuisine.
Today, enjoy a guided city tour, 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, explore on two wheels as part of a guided bike tour of Lyon. 

Day 4 - 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.

Day 5 - Viviers
Arrive in Viviers, a town with much Middle Age flair and home to one of France’s oldest cathedrals. Your included walking tour will showcase some of its numerous listed monuments, along with their ornate windows and lavish façades.

Day 6 - 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 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. Then, the afternoon is yours to explore at leisure.
This evening, you’ll enjoy a delightful Provençal dining experience on board, expertly prepared by Top Chef finalist, Fabien Morreale.

Day 7 - Arles
The past is yours to uncover in Arles, a once 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 its UNESCO World Heritage-listed Roman and Romanesque monuments, illustrating 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.

Day 8 - Arles - Marseille
After breakfast, it’s time to bid farewell to your fellow guests and disembark the ship for your transfer to the airport, taking memories of the idyllic French countryside and delightful cuisine with you.

Please book your flight to depart out of Marseille after 11:00 AM.

This itinerary is a guide only and may be amended for operational reasons such as high and low water. As such, the cruise may operate altered from that stated above. Please refer to our terms and conditions for further information.

  • 7 nights on board an Emerald Cruises Star-Ship 
  • Airport transfers to and from the ship 
  • The services of an Emerald Cruises Cruise Director 
  • Port taxes and charges 
  • All tipping and gratuities
     
  • Visit to the Hospices de Beaune 
  • Guided tour of Lyon 
  • Guided tour of Tournon 
  • Guided tour of Viviers 
  • Guided tour of Avignon 
  • Guided tour of Arles with arena visit
     
  • Cheese and olive tasting on board 
  • Silk workshop presentation on board 
  • Regional wine tasting on board 
  • Provençal dinner hosted by local Chef Fabien Morreale
     
  • Guided bike tour of Lyon 
  • Guided hike through the vineyards in Tournon 
  • Guided bike tour to Glun 
  • Hike in Viviers 
  • Canoeing excursion in Avignon
     
  • 20 superb meals including 7 Breakfasts (B), 6 Lunches (L), 7 Dinners (D) 
  • Including a Welcome and Farewell Reception & Dinner 
  • Complimentary wine, beer and soft drinks served with lunch and dinner on board

Tour inclusions

YOUR CRUISE INCLUDES

INCLUDED EXCURSIONS

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DINING HIGHLIGHTS

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TERMS & CONDITIONS: *Prize is a Panorama Balcony Category A suite for two guests (double occupancy) on a May-August 2023 departure of Emerald Cruises’ 8-day Sensations of Lyon & Provence itinerary. Exact sailing date subject to availability and discretion of Emerald Cruises. Includes roundtrip economy airfare for two up to a ticket value of $1600 CAD per person. Cruise and flights cannot be booked earlier than January 1, 2023. Travel insurance and incidentals, both on board and onshore to be paid by winner. DiscoverMore tour options are excluded and can be purchased separately while making booking or on board. Prize cruise and airfare prize package is not transferable and cruise eligibility dates cannot be extended. Once cruise and airfare are booked, no changes are allowed without forfeiture complete of prize. Contest runs until December 1, 2022.

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Award-winning river cruise for two including airfare, valued at over $16,000.

Your Cruise Includes

  • 7 nights on board an Emerald Cruises Star-Ship 
  • Airport transfers to and from the ship 
  • The services of an Emerald Cruises Cruise Director 
  • Port taxes and charges 
  • All tipping and gratuities 

    INCLUDED EXCRSIONS
  • Visit to the Hospices de Beaune 
  • Guided tour of Lyon 
  • Guided tour of Tournon 
  • Guided tour of Viviers 
  • Guided tour of Avignon 
  • Guided tour of Arles with arena visit

    EmeraldPLUS
  • Cheese and olive tasting on board 
  • Silk workshop presentation on board 
  • Regional wine tasting on board 
  • Provençal dinner hosted by local Chef Fabien Morreale

    EmeraldACTIVE 
  • Guided bike tour of Lyon 
  • Guided hike through the vineyards in Tournon 
  • Guided bike tour to Glun 
  • Hike in Viviers 
  • Canoeing excursion in Avignon

    DINING HIGHLIGHTS
  • 20 superb meals including 7 Breakfasts (B), 6 Lunches (L), 7 Dinners (D) 
  • Including a Welcome and Farewell Reception & Dinner 
  • Complimentary wine, beer and soft drinks served with lunch and dinner on board