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Sensations of Lyon & Provence River Cruise 2022
Including a three-night hotel stay in Nice on the French Riviera
 12 Days • 23 Meals
River Cruise
Enjoy the beautiful scenery and lovely towns along the Rhône and Saône Rivers. As you leisurely cruise through the wine country of France aboard the Emerald Liberté, the friendly crew makes you feel right home.

  • 23 Meals: 10 breakfasts, 6 lunches and 7 dinners
  • Airport transfers on tour dates when air is provided by Mayflower Cruises & Tours
  • Three-night hotel stay in Nice, France
  • Touring in Nice and Monte Carlo
  • Seven-night cruise through southern France
  • First-class service by an English-speaking crew
  • Shore excursions with English-speaking local guides
  • Personal listening device for onboard excursions
  • All meals included onboard with a variety of international cuisine
  • Complimentary regional wines, beer and soft drinks accompany onboard lunches and dinners
  • Complimentary bottled water in your stateroom
  • All tipping and gratuities included during cruise
  • Complimentary WiFi onboard
  • Complimentary bicycles onboard for use ashore
  • $60 in Mayflower Money

Day 1  Depart the USA
Depart the USA: Depart the USA on your overnight flight to Lyon, France.
Day 2  Lyon, France
Welcome to Lyon, at the junction of the Rhône and Saône Rivers. Upon arrival, you’ll be met by a representative of Mayflower Cruises & Tours and transferred to the Emerald Liberté. Settle into your new surroundings and enjoy dinner onboard as the ship departs for Chalon-Sur-Saône this evening. Meal: D
Day 3  Chalon-Sur-Saône-Beaune
Chalon–Sur–Saône is best known as the birthplace of photography and the center of Burgundy’s wine region. Travel by coach to the quaint village of Beaune to visit the Hospices de Beaune, one of the finest examples of French 15th–century architecture. Marvel at the multi–colored roofs of this former hospital, now a museum, which has become one of the symbols of Burgundy. Meals: B, L, D

EmeraldPLUS Cheese and olive tasting onboard

Day 4  Lyon
Lyon, France’s third largest city, is steeped in history and a former Roman capital. The city is positioned at the confluence of the Rhône and Saône Rivers. Today, take part in the guided tour of Lyon, which starts with a drive to the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Basilique Notre-Dame de Fourvière, Lyon’s hilltop church, with stunning views over the town. Then pass by the recently re–discovered Roman amphitheater and walk through the cobbled streets of the old town with its secret alleyways. Meals: B, L, D

EmeraldACTIVE Guided bike tour

DiscoverMORE Tour to Pérouges (additional expense)

Day 5  Tournon
Join your local guide for a walking tour of Tournon, dominated by the 16th-century castle overlooking the village, ancient watchtowers and Roman ruins. Nestled in the valley near the steep slopes of le Massif Central, France’s 3rd largest mountain range, it’s picture-perfect. The area has a long tradition in wine making, including the renowned wine growing center of Tain l’Hermitage across the river. Meals: B, L, D

EmeraldACTIVE Guided hike through vineyards

EmeraldACTIVE Guided bike tour to Glun

EmeraldPLUS Regional wine tasting onboard

Day 6  Viviers
Arrive in Viviers, a town which still has Middle-Age flair. Viviers is also the home of one of France’s oldest cathedrals. Join an included walking tour exploring all the architectural heritage of this quaint town. Meals: B, L, D

EmeraldACTIVE A hike in Viviers

DiscoverMORE Fishing class (additional expense)

Day 7  Avignon
Avignon is one of the few French cities to have preserved its ramparts, historic center and churches. Classified as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, it is well known for the imposing Palace of the Popes. During your guided walk, see the famous ancient stone bridge, ‘Pont d’Avignon’, crossing the Rhône. Marvel at the ornate beauty of the Palace of the Popes and stroll through the historic center. Meals: B, L, D

EmeraldPLUS Provençal dining experience onboard

EmeraldACTIVE Canoeing excursion

DiscoverMORE Excursion to Pont du Gard (additional expense)

DiscoverMORE Classical concert in Avignon (additional expense)

Day 8  Arles
The UNESCO World Heritage Site and Provençal town of Arles combines all of the region’s charms. While strolling through the streets, medieval in character, with the local guide, you’ll discover why the colorful houses were an inspiration to Vincent Van Gogh and other famous artists. Visit the 2,000-year old Roman amphitheater which is still in use today. Meals: B, L, D

DiscoverMORE A Camargue Excursion (additional expense)

Day 9  Arles / Nice
After breakfast, it’s time to say farewell to the captain and crew as your river cruise comes to end. But your land adventure is just beginning as you journey by coach to Nice on the famed Cote d’Azur for a three-night stay. Meal: B
Day 10  Monte Carlo – NIce
Depart by coach for the principality of Monaco to visit Monte Carlo on the French Riviera. Home to the Grand Prix, location of numerous movies and playground of the rich and famous – you’re sure to recognize its beautiful setting and famed casino. After an insightful tour and free time to explore, return to Nice for the remainder of the day at leisure. Meal: B
Day 11  Nice
The final day in Nice is left free of planned activities. Your hospitality representative is at your service to help you plan your day in this vibrant city. Meal: B

DiscoverMORE A Visit to St. Paul de Vence (additional expense)

Day 12  Nice / USA
It’s time to bid ‘au revoir’ to France and depart to the Nice airport for your flight home. Meal: B

Days 2 - 8  Aboard the Emerald Liberté
Days 9 - 11  Best Western Plus Hotel Massena or similar, Nice, France


 Dates and Rates
Departure Dates Stateroom Category Deck Per Person twin Single Room
August 5, 2022 Emerald Stateroom E Riviera $4,999 + $3,249
Emerald Stateroom D Riviera $5,149 + $3,349
Panorama Balcony Suite C Vista $5,699 + $3,699
Panorama Balcony Suite B Vista $5,799 + $3,769
Panorama Balcony Suite A Horizon $6,149 + $3,999
Grand Balcony Suite Horizon $6,649 N/A
Owner’s One-Bedroom Suite Horizon $7,149 N/A
September 2, 16, 2022 Emerald Stateroom E Riviera $4,999 + $3,249
Emerald Stateroom D Riviera $5,149 + $3,349
Panorama Balcony Suite C Vista $5,699 + $3,699
Panorama Balcony Suite B Vista $5,799 + $3,769
Panorama Balcony Suite A Horizon $6,149 + $3,999
Grand Balcony Suite Horizon $6,469 N/A
September 30, 2022 Emerald Stateroom E Riviera $4,999 + $3,249
Emerald Stateroom D Riviera $5,149 + $3,349
Panorama Balcony Suite C Vista $5,699 + $3,699
Panorama Balcony Suite B Vista $5,799 + $3,769
Panorama Balcony Suite A Horizon $6,149 + $3,999
Grand Balcony Suite Horizon $6,469 N/A
Owner’s One-Bedroom Suite Horizon $7,149 N/A
Call for air rates and schedules.
Passports and Visas: Each U.S. citizen must have a valid passport. Expiry date of passports should be at least 6 months after the return date of tour. If you don’t have a passport, call our office and we’ll tell you how to apply for one. Some countries require visas for entry by U.S. citizens. We will send visa applications and instructions if a visa is required for your tour. Holders of non-U.S. passports should contact their nearest consulate and inquire about the necessary passport or visa documentation required for entry into the countries visited.

NOTE: Due to airline security measures, your passport name must match your airline ticket name and your tour reservation name or you may be denied aircraft boarding.


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