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April 12 - 19, 2025


Guest limits

8 / 7

Days / Nights



Join us on a memorable journey to the legendary Rhône Valley, blending the ease and comfort of a river cruise with the curated experiences of a custom wine and food trip. From the gastronomic capital city of Lyon to the enchanting Provençal town of Avignon, discover the diverse terroirs and culinary delights of the South of France. Attend expert-led tasting workshops featuring Côtes du Rhône wines, explore medieval villages and UNESCO-listed castles and monuments, and enjoy panoramic views of sun-soaked vineyards and idyllic countryside as you cruise along the historic banks of the Rhône River.


the gastronomic capital city of Lyon and the ancient city of Avignon, home to several popes in the 14th century


medieval villages and UNESCO-listed castles and monuments


artisan foods and local wines from the acclaimed Beaujolais and Côtes du Rhône regions

Day 1


Land in the Lyon-Saint Exupéry Airport where an Experi driver will be waiting in the Arrivals area. This afternoon, we’ll board our river ship with time to settle in before a Welcome Reception and Dinner.


Overnight on Emerald Liberté

Day 2


Visit the historic walled village of Beaune in the Côte d’Or region, known for its soil and vineyards that have produced some of the most prestigious red wines in the world. Walk through the lively town, taking in the diverse architecture, and tour the medieval Hospices de Beaune, founded in 1443 as a hospital for the poor and now one of the most iconic landmarks in Burgundy.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Overnight on Emerald Liberté

Day 3


Today, a guided tour awaits you, including a visit to the Basilica Notre-Dame de Fourvière. Wander through the city and soak in its vividly illustrated history. Alternatively, explore the highlights of the city on two wheels as part of a guided bike tour of Lyon.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Overnight on Emerald Liberté

Day 4


Located on the banks of the Rhône, the charming village of Tournon is best known for its ancient castle and its historic fortifications, including a set of medieval watchtowers.

Enjoy a guided tour of the village or embark on a hike through the local vineyards and marvel at the rows upon rows of grapes used to make some of the finest wines in Europe.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Overnight on Emerald Liberté

Day 5


Continuing down the Rhône, our next stop is the medieval walled town of Viviers. Once a Roman settlement and home to one of France’s oldest cathedrals, the town is an architectural open-air museum. Step back in time and wander the narrow lanes and tree-lined streets during a guided walking tour that showcases the history as well as the Romanesque and Renaissance architectural influences of this pedestrian-friendly town.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Overnight on Emerald Liberté

Day 6


Our port today is in the ancient city of Avignon, filled with magnificent art and architecture and home to seven popes in the 14th century. This evening, return to our ship for a delightful Provençal dining experience, expertly prepared by Top Chef finalist, Fabien Morreale. 

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Overnight on Emerald Liberté

Day 7


Arrive in the town of Arles this morning. Once an important Phoenician trading port, Arles was a thriving city during the height of the Roman empire. Our tour of the city will showcase some of the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Roman and Romanesque monuments scattered around the city including the 2,000-year-old Arles Amphitheatre.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Overnight on Emerald Liberté

Day 8

Arles - Marseille

After breakfast, disembark the ship and transfer to Marseille Provence Airport for flights home. Au revoir!


Extend your trip

+ 4 days in Provence

Day 8


After disembarking the ship in Arles, we’ll take a private transfer east into the picturesque Luberon hills of Provence. Check into our luxury accommodations, located in the heart of the Regional National Park of Luberon, which provide an ideal base for exploring the surrounding hilltop villages and family-run wineries. Have time to relax and get settled before enjoying a wine-paired dinner at the property.


Overnight at Coquillade Provence Resort and Spa

Day 9


After a leisurely breakfast and relaxing morning, we’ll visit the property’s Aureto vineyard and cellars. Learn about their winemaking technique and aging methods, taste their exceptional wines, and savor a light lunch of charcuterie and cheese. The afternoon is free to enjoy the offerings of the property, which include a state-of-the-art spa, a cycling center that rents bikes and organizes guides, hiking trails, and more.

Breakfast, Lunch

Overnight at Coquillade Provence Resort and Spa

Day 10


Today we visit the fortified hilltop village of Gordes, listed as one of the “most beautiful villages of France.” Join a local guide for a walking tour of the architectural and historical highlights of the village and enjoy a lunch of local flavors followed by some free time to stroll along the charming cobbled lanes. Later, we’ll visit a wine estate in a neighboring town for a guided tour and tasting of their wines before returning to the property for a free evening.

Breakfast, Lunch

Overnight at Coquillade Provence Resort and Spa

Day 11


After breakfast, our Provençal journey comes to an end with a transfer to the Marseille Airport to catch flights home. Aurevoir!


"The best trip I've ever taken, and as someone who works in events, the planning and detail were noticed and appreciated. Can't wait for our next Experi Trip." - Sarah N. [April, 2023]

Why Experi River Cruise:

  • Enhance your knowledge of regional wines through our exclusive Sommelier-led Wine Academy
  • Extended travel experience with our pre-cruise experiences
  • Custom-made wine-focused excursions off-ship for Experi guests with local guides
  • On-call local concierge for 24-hour assistance


River cruise
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Programs: April 12 - 19, 2025

Extensions: April 19 - 22, 2025


  • Seven nights / eight days accommodations aboard river ship, including all taxes and fees
  • Meals as listed on the itinerary: 7 breakfasts, 6 lunches, and 7 dinners, plus wine pairings with most major meals
  • Gratuities for local guides, drivers, and ship staff
  • Private airport transfers on arrival and departure days
  • Access to all ship amenities
  • Personalized service onboard from ship staff
  • Exclusive wine and food-focused activities that immerse you in the local culture
  • Access to bicycles for independent exploration on certain days
  • Port fees

Reservation process


A $1,000 non-refundable deposit per person reserves your space for this program. Final payments are due no later than 90 days prior to departure.

Travel Insurance

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Travel Terms & Conditions

View our complete terms and conditions here at https://experi.com/agreement.


Designated Single cabins are available; please contact us for availability.


Classic: $2,995
Single Occupancy: $4,295

Notes: Price includes everything listed as included.

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