2018 FRENCH BOATING GUIDE
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Emerald Waterways Best Value For Money, River Cruise
£1,000 per person
Discover the treasures of Burgundy & Provence on a deluxe river cruise
along the Rhône Romantic landscapes, quaint villages, grand cities and spectacular historical landmarks are yours to discover on this magical river cruise through France’s pastoral south. Roman infl uences rise from mighty landmarks in Arles, world- class restaurants fi ll the streets of Lyon and celebrated vineyards spread themselves across the lands of Beaune and beyond. Experience the France of past and present on an award-winning deluxe Star-Ship.
Day 1 UK - Lyon Welcome to Lyon. On arrival at the airport you’ll be met by an Emerald Waterways representative and transferred by coach to your award-winning Star-Ship.
Day 2 Lyon This historically rich region starts with a drive to the Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere, Lyon’s hilltop church, where you’ll be treated to spectacular views over the city. Later, see the city’s recently re–discovered Roman amphitheatre and walk through the cobbled streets of the gastronomic old town. In the evening you’ll sail north through the beautiful Beaujolais wine region.
Day 3 Chalon–sur–Saône – Beaune Today you’ll travel by road to the quaint village of Beaune. During your time here you’re invited to visit the Hospices de Beaune, one of the fi nest examples of French fi fteenth–century architecture. Return to the ship for lunch before enjoying a leisurely afternoon cruise as you head to Mâcon.
Day 4 Mâcon Today you can walk the Heritage Trail from Old Saint Vincent to the General Hospital buildings, half–timbered house and Souffl ot Chapel, maybe trying some local wines at the many tasting displays in the town. Afterwards you have free time to explore this magical region at your leisure.
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River cruise Coach transfer Map is a guide only
Lyon Saône River
Tournon Rhône River
Plus enjoy an extra £200 per person
discount when you book a balcony suite
Exceptional EmeraldVALUE it’s all included in the price
Return fl ights from a choice of 5 UK airports
Day 5 Tournon Join your local guide for a walking tour of Tournon, a rural commune dominated by a 16th
Century castle and endless
Roman ruins. We also off er you the chance to embark on a bicycle tour to Glun as part of our EmeraldACTIVE programme. Glun is a commune in the Ardèche department in southern-west France.
Day 6 Avignon Today your guided walking tour with a local guide takes you through this historic centre to a point overlooking the famous ‘Pont de Avignon’. The rest of the day is yours to spend at leisure, strolling the plentiful walkways and exploring the local boutiques. The city’s intact ramparts and pedestrianised centre lend Avignon a small-town, medieval feel.
Day 7 Arles Sail into the Camargue wilderness region to the capital of Provence, Arles where you’ll join your local guide for a walking tour showcasing the highlights of the city, in particular the 2,000 year old Roman Amphitheatre which is still in use today. The rest of the day is yours to spend at leisure. Relax on-board or take to the streets of Arles – it’s up to you.
Day 8 Arles – Marseille – UK After a delicious breakfast to prepare you for the day ahead, it’s time to say your goodbyes to your fellow guests before you’re transferred to the airport for your onward or homebound fl ight.
Spacious on-board accommodation in an Emerald Stateroom All on-board meals Onshore excursions and guided tours Extra-special EmeraldPLUS and EmeraldACTIVE experiences Complimentary wine, beer and soft drinks to accompany lunch and dinner on-board Free tea & coff ee on-board A variety of on-board evening entertainment Complimentary Wi-Fi on-board Complimentary on-board bicycles First-class service from an English- speaking crew All port charges, taxes & transfer costs ABTA and ATOL protected All on-board tips, saving you up to £235 per couple
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Terms & Conditions: The prices shown are correct at the time of going to print (21st share, Category E Emerald Stateroom in low season. Our January Sale savings are available for new bookings only made between 18th January 2018 and 28th
December 2017) and include relevant discounts with all prices per person, based on a twin February 2018.
We reserve the right to withdraw our off ers at any time. Flights are subject to availability and may incur a supplement, full details will be given at time of booking. For full terms and conditions please refer to our 2018 European River Cruise brochure or visit our website emeraldwaterways.co.uk
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