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Emerald Panorama Balcony Suite (B)

$ 9999

twin share per person

Emerald Panorama Balcony Suite (A)

$ 10290

twin share per person

Deal details

  • Economy class flights Auckland to Paris via Doha on Qatar Airways
  • 3 night Hotel Stay in Paris with breakfast
  • Skip the Line Eiffel Tower tickets
  • 2 Day Paris hop-on hop-off pass
  • Scenic Paris River Cruise
  • Skip the line Louvre Museum tickets
  • Rail Travel from Paris to Lyon
  • 7 night Emerald Cruises "Sensations of Lyon & Provence" River Cruise Paris to Nice
    • 7 nights on board an Emerald Cruises Star-Ship
    • Airport transfer from your Star-Ship
    • 20 delectable 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
    • All tipping and gratuities
    • Port taxes and charges
    • Visit to the Hospices de Beaune
    • Guided tour of Lyon
    • Guided hike through the vineyards in Tournon
    • Guided tour of Tournon
    • Provençal dinner hosted by local chef Fabien Morreale
    • Guided bike tour to Glun
    • Guided tour of Viviers
    • Hike in Viviers
    • Guided tour of Avignon
    • Canoeing excursion in Avignon
    • Guided tour of Arles with arena visit
  • Economy class flights Nice to Auckland via Doha on Qatar Airways

Cruise Itinerary

Day 1

: Lyon


Welcome to Lyon, on the confluence of the Rhône and Saône rivers. On arrival at the airport, you’ll be met by a member of our friendly greetings team and transferred to the contemporary surrounds of your Emerald Cruises Star-Ship.


Inclusions: Dinner

Day 2

: Chalon-sur-Saône – Beaune


Chalon-sur-Saône is known for its art and history. Today, you’ll have the opportunity to observe 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, the Hospices de Beaune is now home to one of Burgundy’s most popular wine auctions.


Cheese and olive tasting on board

Included Excursion
Visit to the Hospices de Beaune

Inclusions: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 3: 



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, you'll enjoy an array of exemplary culinary delights.

Today, a guided city tour awaits you, including a visit to 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 the highlights of the city on two wheels as part of a guided bike tour of Lyon.


Guided bike tour of Lyon

Included Excursion
Guided tour of Lyon

Excursion to Pérouges (extra expense)

Inclusions: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

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 the local vineyards and marvel at the rows upon rows of grapes used to make some of the finest wines in Europe.

Later, a guided bike tour to Glun will showcase rural life in the French countryside.


Regional wine tasting on board

Guided bike tour to Glun

Guided hike through the vineyards

Included Excursion
Guided tour of Tournon

Inclusions: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

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 highlight many of the city’s numerous spectacular monuments, along with their ornate windows and lavish façades.


Included Excursion
Guided tour of Viviers

Inclusions: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 6

: Avignon


Avignon has a rich history, from Celtic beginnings to being the residence of seven successive Popes between 1309 and 1377. The city also played a major part 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. In the afternoon, the beauty of Avignon is yours to leisurely explore. This evening, you’ll enjoy a delightful Provençal dining experience on board, expertly prepared by France's Top Chef finalist, Fabien Morreale.


Provençal dinner hosted by local chef Fabien Morreale

Canoeing excursion in Avignon

Guided tour of the Pont du Gard (extra expense)

Classical concert in Avignon (extra expense)

Included Excursion
Guided tour of Avignon

Inclusions: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

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, where a stop at a local and quintessential café is a must before returning to relax on board your Star-Ship.


Included Excursion
Guided tour of Arles with arena visit

Excursion to Les Baux de Provence (extra expense)

Inclusions: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 8

: Arles – Nice


After breakfast, it’s time to bid farewell to your fellow guests and disembark your Star-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 Nice after 01:00 PM.


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.


Inclusions: Breakfast

Cabin info
Emerald Panorama Balcony Suite
These spectacular suites showcase our revolutionary indoor balcony design. With the touch of a button, the upper part of the suite’s floor-to-ceiling window drops down to unveil uninterrupted views of the stunning scenery. You’ll also find a mini-fridge, complimentary Wi-Fi, a flat-screen TV and infotainment system, a safe for your valuables and plenty of storage.

170FT² (15.8M²)

All cruise packages are based on Twin share, inside cabin and costs are per person. Availability is current as at 5Mar24 and deals are available until date shown or until sold out. Space is strictly limited and is subject to availability at time of booking. All passengers are bound by the individual cruise lines terms & conditions, please ask your consultant for a full copy. Current Deals must be paid in full at time of booking or deposit dates as shown. All passengers must have a valid passport with more than 6 months validity at the end of their holiday. Travel insurance should be taken out at time of booking to cover in the event of any unforeseen cancellation, we recommend that you purchase a policy that includes cover around Covid-19. Included airfares are based on special non refundable economy fares, ground transfers are not included unless specified, any hotels included are on a room only basis unless specified. Hotels in certain destinations in Europe, USA and Asia may require local tourist taxes or resort fees payable at check in, We aim to give an indication of these where possible, but unfortunately you cannot pre pay this aspect of the hotel rate and must settle at check in. ESTA Visas are required for Itineraries visiting USA ,Canada, India, China, Vietnam & Sri Lanka. Visa costs are not included. If travelling on a non NZ passport other visas + NZ re-entry permits may also be required, please check with applicable embassy. Vaccination and health requirements are the responsibility of the passengers. Guests require a USA and a Canada ESTA for this itinerary