An exclusive wine & food RIVER JOURNEY with

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RHÔNE TO PROVENCE RIVER CRUISE

April 12 - 19, 2025

10+

Guest limits

8 / 7

Days / Nights

 20

MEALS

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.

Visit

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

Explore

medieval villages and UNESCO-listed castles and monuments

Taste

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

Day 1

ARRIVE LYON

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

Dinner

Overnight on Emerald Liberté

Day 2

CHALON-SUR-SAÔNE - BEAUNE

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

LYON

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

TOURNON

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

VIVIERS

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

AVIGNON

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

ARLES

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!

Breakfast

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.

Dinner

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!

Breakfast

ACCOMMODATIONS

River cruise
Coquillade Provence Resort and Spa_3

Details

DATES

Program: April 12 - 19, 2025
Extension: April 19 - 22, 2025

INCLUSIONS 

  • 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
  • Access to bicycles for independent exploration on certain days
  • All activities as listed in the itinerary
  • Upgraded drinks package
  • Port fees

Reservation process

DEPOSITS

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

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CATEGORIES & RATES

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

EXTENSION RATES*

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

Notes: Price includes everything listed as included.

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