Sensations of Southern France Cruise: 7 - nights


Begin your idyllic 7-night Sensations of Southern France Cruise from Lyon to Arles.

OperatorVesselPorts of CallSailing DatesSensations of Southern France , 7 - nights
Evergreen River Cruises Emerald Liberte France
Departs: Sat, Oct 21 2017
Arrives: Sat, Oct 28 2017
Cruise code: EFRC211017.2
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NZD $5020.00
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NZD $9690.00
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Cruise Itinerary

DayPorts of callArrivalDeparture
Total length of cruise: 7 - nights


Day 1: Arles
Welcome to France. You will be met at the airport and transferred to the ship where you will be welcomed by your Captain and crew. Tonight enjoy a welcome reception and dinner on board.

Day 2: Arles - Avignon
Join your local guide for a walking tour showcasing the highlights of the city in particular the exterior of the 2000 year old Roman Amphitheatre still in use today, which was originally built to hold 20,000 spectators in the style of the Colosseum in Rome.

Discover More: Hilltop village of Les Baux (extra expense) or Tastes of Provence, visit an olive oil farm (extra expense)

Day 3: Avignon
Avignon has a rich history from Celtic beginnings to being the residence of the Popes and later central to the French Revolution. Although a fortified town, it is the Papal Palace which stands more secure on a hill in the centre of town; its walls are 17–18 feet thick. Your guided walk with a local guide takes you through this historic centre strolling the cobbled laneways and browsing the shops, overlooking the famous “Pont de Avignon”. Youre Invited: Provencal dinner on board hosted by a popular local chef as well as traditional local style concert known as Chanson music.

Discover More: Secrets of the Pope’s Palace (extra expense) or Excursion to Pont du Gard (extra expense)

Day 4: Tournon
Join your local guide for a walking tour of Tournon, which is dominated by the 16th century castle and roman ruins, and is nestled in the valley near the steep slopes of le Massif Central, France's 3rd largest mountain range. The area has a long tradition in wine making, including the renowned wine growing centre of Tain l'Hermitage across the river. Emerald Active: Guided biking tour to Glun. Youre Invited: Cheese and olive tasting on board.

Discover More: Regional Wine Tasting in Tournon (extra expense)

Day 5: Macon
Arrive in Macon, another important wine region and gateway to the Beaujolais vineyards. Walk the Heritage Trail from Old Saint Vincent to the General Hospital buildings, half–timbered house and Soufflot Chapel, maybe trying some local wines at the many tasting displays in the town. Enjoy time at leisure in the afternoon.

Discover More: Visit to Benedictine Abbey of Cluny (extra expense)

Day 6: Chalon-Sur-Saone Beaune
Chalon–Sur–Saone is best known as the birthplace of photography and the centre of Burgundy’s wine region. Travel by road to the quaint village of Beaune, where we visit the Hospices de Beaune, one of the finest examples of French fifteenth–century architecture. Marvel at the multi–coloured roofs of this former hospital, now a museum, which has become one of the symbols of Burgundy. Return to the ship for lunch, and depart this afternoon for Lyon arriving in the evening. Tonight, enjoy local entertainment on board.

Day 7: Lyon
Lyon is France’s third largest city, a former Roman capital positioned at the conference of the Rhone and Saone rivers, which is steeped in history. Your tour starts with a drive to the Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere, Lyon’s hilltop church, with stunning views over the town. Then pass by the recently re–discovered Roman amphitheatre and walk through the cobbled streets of the gastronomic old town including the secret laneways.

Discover More: Excursion to the medieval town of Perouges (extra expense)

Day 8: Lyon - Disembarkation
After breakfast disembark your river cruise ship and transfer to the airport for your onward or homebound flight.




Begin your idyllic 7-night Sensations of Southern France Cruise from Lyon to Arles.


  • All main meals meals
  • Beer, wine and soft drink with lunch and dinner
  • Sightseeing and admissions where stated
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi internet
  • Services of an Evergreen Cruise Director
  • All gratuities and tipping where operated by Evergreen



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Vessel: Emerald Liberte France Length: 361ft
Year: 2017 Bars/Lounges:
Crew: 43 Dining: Open Seating
Gross Tonnage: Onboard Currency: Euro
Passenger Capacity: 138 Restaurants:
24 Hour Reception All Main Meals Included
All Sightseeing and On Board Activities Included All Tipping And Gratuities Included
Complimentary Use of Bicycles Exclusive Butler Service - Royal, Junior, Balcony Suites & Danube Deck
Expert Cruise Director Gift Shop
History Team On Board Elevator
On Board Entertainment On Board Infotainment System
Scenic Sluber Beds - Staterooms and Suites Teak Outdoor Furniture
Three Dining Venues Walking Track


The Scenic Spaceship fleet is one that is widely acknowledged as the finest on Europe's waterways and boasts all the facilities you would expect from a five star hotel. Not only are these vessels amongst the most spacious but they feature two full decks of private balcony suites which are 24% larger than comparable river cruising vessels. In the evenings, there's a choice of two superb restaurants to dine in and guests in our Royal and Junior suites are treated to the services of a personal butler. All of these features and more are exclusive to Scenic Tours and your Scenic Spaceship, river cruising fleet.

ABOUT Evergreen River Cruises

Evergreen Tours River Cruising has been more popular than ever with the launch of our new luxury river cruise ships, the Emerald Sky and Emerald Star sailing from Amsterdam to Budapest and linking seamlessly with city extensions and exciting touring itineraries. Many guests missed out on their favourite suites in our 2015 programmes, so with the launch of two further ships, the Emerald Sun and the Emerald Dawn, we're planning an even bigger season in 2016. Whatever your taste or budget, we will accommodate you in style with superb fittings and décor in all our suites and
staterooms. With innovative design and superior amenities, you will be supremely comfortable in your Emerald Stateroom, Emerald Balcony Suite, Grand Balcony Suite or the spacious Owner’s One-Bedroom Suite, complete with your own lounge and full outside balcony.
All meals are included onboard as well as beer, wine and soft drink with lunch and dinner. In each village, town or city we offer included guided excursions as well as a range of extra excursions where you can personalise your holiday or simply enjoy free time and relax onboard.

The Evergreen Exprience
Inclusions that Exceed your Expectations

Evergreen Tours has an excellent reputation for quality, value and professional service. From start to finish, we carefully plan, arrange and coordinate every aspect of your holiday.
Our itineraries are cleverly designed with the appropriate balance of inclusions, must-see sights and free time, all planned to unlock Europe’s richness and vibrancy. Many different kinds of
people travel with us and, like you, they recognise that value is not only about the price but also what’s included in a cruise and tour. As part of the Scenic Tours Group, we use the organisation’s purchasing power to pass the best value on to you.
Our inclusions bring to life the Europe you’ve always dreamed of. We know you’ll never forget the moment you first laid eyes on Michelangelo’s stunning Statue of David in the Florence
Academia, the excitement you feel as you discover Paris, or the unforgettable feeling of taking a romantic gondola ride along the ancient canals of Venice. Not to mention the incredible scenery on the Glacier Express railway to St Moritz. Each one is a unique, unsurpassed experience and an included Premium Highlight with Evergreen Tours.

Emerald 'Star Ships' 
The World's Most Innovative River Cruisers 
Expect stylish and spacious award winning ships designed to ensure the most comfortable journey. Breathe in the history of the continent’s greatest rivers. This is the most relaxing and convenient way to experience the Rhine, Main and Danube Rivers.
The Emerald ‘Star Ships’ are luxury floating hotels which impress from the moment you step on board. Four of Europe’s newest and most deluxe vessels – Emerald Sky and Emerald Star launched in 2014, and Emerald Sun and Emerald Dawn in 2015– are owned and operated by Evergreen Tours, setting new standards and offering guests the opportunity to experience some of the finest vessels in Europe.
With more space per person than most other operators, and exceptional features like floor to ceiling windows in the Horizon Bar and in all public areas, our ships provide an overwhelming sense of light and space. The public areas are well-designed with our guests in mind. The glorious sun deck with its 360 degree views, lounge chairs, walking track, putting green, giant Tic-Tac-Toe and Sky Barbecue is an inviting place to relax and enjoy the ever-changing scenery.

Take a dip in our 24 sq m heated swimming pool at the rear of the Horizon Deck. A retractable roof allows you to enjoy it in all conditions. At night, the pool is covered by an extended floor and the area transforms into an entertainment lounge, hosting movie nights and other functions.
The Reflections Restaurant is a relaxed setting to enjoy our superb on board cuisine and complimentary wine, beer and soft drinks are served with lunch and dinner. Lunch is freshly prepared featuring a tempting array of hot and cold dishes, and in the evenings you will
feast on a delicious four course dinner.
The Terrace, on the ship’s bow, is perfect for al fresco dining. For early risers, it’s a quiet spot to watch the sunrise and enjoy your coffee and a light breakfast.
With panoramic views of the spectacular scenery, The Terrace is also a lovely alternative for a café-style lunch or to catch the late afternoon breezes with a chilled drink. As you would expect from a deluxe hotel there is also a fully equipped gym, a beauty centre and free Wi-Fi on board. Bicycles are also available for our more active guests.

Emerald Balcony Suite

  • The spacious Emerald Balcony Suites are located on the Horizon (R or P category) and Vista Decks (A, B or C category). These Suites are 180 sq ft (16.7 sq m) and are blessed with an innovative indoor balcony. At the touch of a button the top section of your loor to ceiling window drops down, looding your Suite with fresh air and providing seamless views.
  • All Emerald Balcony Suites include a lat screen TV with infotainment system, individual air conditioning system, a personal safe, fridge, 
    hairdryer, hotel-style beds, an ensuite bathroom, complimentary Wi-Fi and bottled water daily.
  • The Balcony Suites on the Horizon Deck (R or P category) also enjoy the desirable upper deck views as well as additional inclusions like 
    complimentary onboard bathrobes and slippers, and other treats to make your experience special.



Emerald Stateroom

  • Measuring 162 sq ft (15 sq m) the Emerald Staterooms are located on the Riviera Deck. Although the interior fixtures and amenities are identical to the Emerald Balcony Suites, the Emerald Staterooms have a small ixed picture window due to the lower deck position.
  • All Staterooms are equipped with a lat screen TV with infotainment system, individual air conditioning system, a personal safe, fridge, 
    hairdryer, hotel-style beds, an ensuite bathroom, complimentary Wi-Fi and bottled water daily.



Grand Balcony Suite

  • On the Horizon Deck the Grand Balcony Suites at 210 sq ft (19.5 sq m) ofer the luxury of outside space. In addition to the full outdoor balcony which converts into a sunroom at the touch of a button, enjoy the convenience of the mini-bar, plus our Emerald Concierge Service so you can enjoy a continental breakfast as well as delicious pre-dinner canapés served in the comfort of your Suite.
  • Complimentary onboard bathrobes and slippers, a Nespresso cofee machine, and two items of laundry per day are also included.
  • Also includes: lat screen TV with infotainment system, individual air conditioning system, a personal safe, hairdryer, hotel-style beds, an ensuite bathroom, complimentary Wi-Fi and bottled water daily.

Owner's One Bedroom Suite

  • For the ultimate cruising indulgence the 315 sq ft (29.2 sq m) Owner’s One Bedroom Suites on the Horizon Deck are nearly twice the size of an Evergreen Stateroom and Suites feature a full outside balcony which converts to a sunroom, a separate bedroom and living area, a deluxe walk-in wardrobe and a larger basin ensuite bathroom.
  • With Evergreen’s superb In-Suite Service you can opt for a continental breakfast served on your balcony. Delectable pre-dinner canapés are served in-suite and your complimentary mini-bar with beer, wine and soft drinks is stocked daily. Complimentary onboard bathrobes and slippers, an ipad and a Nespresso cofee machine, along with four items of laundry per dayare also included. There’s also a lat screen TV with infotainment system, individual air conditioning system, a personal safe, hairdryer, hotel-style beds, complimentary Wi-Fi and bottled water daily.

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Emerald Liberte France

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