Sensations of Lyon & Provence River Cruise from $2,995

Sensations of Lyon and Provence River Cruise


  • 7 nights on board an Emerald Waterways Star-Ship
  • Airport transfers to & from the ship
  • Guided Tour of Village of Beaune & Hospice; City tour of Lyon; Walking tour of Tournon; Walking tour of Viviers; Guided Tour in Avignon; Guided tour of Arles
  • 20 superb meals including 7 Breakfasts (B), 6 Lunches (L), 7 Dinners (D)
  • Captain’s Welcome & Farewell Reception and Dinner
  • Complimentary wine, beer and soft drinks served with lunch and dinner on board
  • The services of an Emerald Waterways Cruise Director
  • Port taxes & charges
  • All tipping and gratuities


Celebrate France’s past & present on this sensory journey along the Saône & Rhône rivers.


From Lyon to Arles over eight wonderful days, discover the wine-making customs of Chalon-Sur-Saône, the half-timbered charm of Mâcon, and the Roman-age splendour of Arles, all while cruising in effortless contemporary comfort on-board your Emerald Waterways Star-Ship. This memorable sailing introduces southern France in all its iconic style and splendour, from the revered vineyards of Beaujolais to the jovial bouchons of Lyon, the acclaimed culinary capital of the world.







We have hundreds of other departures available at discounted prices.

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Tour Map




*Itinerary may be in reverse depending on departure dates

DAY 1, Saturday – Depart for Hungary

Depart for Hungary


DAY 2, Sunday – Cruise Embarkation in Budapest

Arrive in Budapest, Hungary and transfer to the port. Embarkation will begin at 3 pm. After arrival formalities, time to relax on board. Tonight, a gala Welcome Dinner sets the mood for your delightful river cruise

Overnight: River Cruise

Meals: Dinner


DAY 3, Monday – Budapest City Tour

Your morning tour begins on the Pest side of the city, view the Parliament, City Park and Heroes Square. Cross to Buda to see the Royal Palace, Matthias Church and the graceful medieval architecture along the cobbled streets. Explore the city’s wonderful shops and cafes this afternoon on your own. Set sail to Bratislava in the evening

Overnight: River Cruise

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


DAY 4, Tuesday – Bratislava City Tour

This morning, enjoy the tranquil scenery as the ship sails along the scenic Danube. In the late afternoon, arrive in Bratislava, the capital of Slovakia, a mix of modern and Baroque architecture. This capital city is among the youngest in Europe, yet retains a rich history dating back more than 2000 years. Walk along the cobblestone lanes of the historic town center; view St. Martin’s Cathedral, coronation site of the Kings of Hungary, the 13th century Old Town Hall and the Franciscan church. Time to explore this colorful city on your own before returning to the ship for dinner. This evening, the ship will set sail to Vienna

Overnight: River Cruise

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


DAY 5, Wednesday – Vienna City Tour

Your morning tour of romantic Vienna introduces you to this Imperial city with its legendary opulence and elegance. Drive along the famed Ringstrasse, Vienna’s main boulevard lined with magnificent Baroque palaces, parks and monuments. View the lavish Hofburg Palace, and the impressive Vienna Opera House. Continue to majestic St. Stephen’s Cathedral and the Parliament building. Enjoy the afternoon at leisure, or, join the optional tour to the magnificent Schonbrunn Palace, once summer residence of the Hapsburgs. Visit the gorgeous baroque apartments and stroll through the world-famous manicured gardens. Tonight, perhaps take the opportunity to attend an evening of Viennese culture in the “City of Music” at an optional concert performance of the classical masterpieces of Mozart and Strauss, two of Vienna’s most famous citizens

Optional: Schonbrunn Palace Tour (PM)

Optional: Classical Viennese Concert (PM)

Overnight: River Cruise

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


DAY 6, Thursday – Melk Abbey

This morning, arrive in the village of Durnstein, one of the prettiest towns on the Danube. Free time to stroll this quintessential village in the heart of the Wachau wine district. Walk along medieval cobblestone streets revealing 16th-century town houses and wine taverns. Continue cruising late this morning through the scenic Wachau Valley, with lovely storybook views of vineyards, castles, hilltop ruins and monasteries. Later, disembark in Melk for a guided tour of the historic Benedictine Abbey, considered one of the finest examples of Baroque architecture in Europe. View the Abbot’s chambers, the Kaiser’s walk, and the lavish library. The ship will set sail as you dine on board this evening

Overnight: River Cruise

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


DAY 7, Friday – Full Day in Linz

Early this morning cruise into Linz. Founded by the Romans, Linz has cultivated a strong artistic tradition, especially in the field of music. Today is free to explore the city independently, taking in such sites as St. Mary’s Cathedral and Linz Castle, or just relaxing at a café sampling the famous Linzer torte which was named after this quaint city. Alternatively, join the optional full day tour to beautiful Salzburg, the birthplace of Mozart and setting for the Sound of Music. The walking tour will include some of Salzburg’s most historic sites including the Mirabell Palace, the Abbey, Salzburg Cathedral, and St. Peter’s Cemetery. After lunch at a local restaurant, there will be time to discover Salzburg on your own before returning to the ship. In the early evening, all passengers will rejoin the ship and set sail for Passau

Optional: Full Day Tour of Salzburg

Overnight: River Cruise

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


DAY 8, Saturday – Passau & Regensburg City Tour

Dock this morning in 2500-year-old Passau, known for its pastel patrician houses, cafes, cobblestone lanes and a riverfront promenade. Passau is a town with a mix of Roman, Italian Baroque and Gothic architecture. Return to the ship for lunch before departing by coach to explore Regensburg, one of Germany’s largest and best preserved medieval cities, designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The guided walking tour highlights the city’s stunning architecture as you view the Old Town Hall, Dom St. Peter and the Porta Praetoria, gateway to an ancient Roman fort built in 179 AD. Marvel at beautiful churches and one of the oldest stone bridges crossing the Danube. Tonight, enjoy a lavish Captain’s Dinner on board

Overnight: River Cruise

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


DAY 9, Sunday – Depart Germany

This morning transfer to the airport in Munich for your departure flight. The Munich airport is approximately a 2 hour drive from the port. Disembarkation will end at 9:30 am

Meals: Breakfast



Pricing & Departures



Embark date From
Apr 4, 2020 $2,995
May 16, 2020 $3,695
May 30, 2020 $4,145
Jun 6, 2020 $3,495
Jun 13, 2020 $4,145
Jun 20, 2020 $3,695
Jul 18, 2020 $3,395
Aug 15, 2020 $4,345
Sep 5, 19, 2020 $5,895
Oct 3, 2020 $3,495
Oct 24, 2020 $4,195


Embark date From
Apr 3, 2021 $2,995
Apr 17, 2021 $3,595
May 1, 8, 2021 $3,595
May 29, 2021 $3,795
Jun 5, 2021 $3,795
Jun 12, 2021 $3,595
Jun 19, 2021 $3,595
Jul 3, 17, 2021 $3,295
Aug 7, 14, 2021 $3,795
Sep 4, 18, 2021 $3,795
Oct 16, 2021 $3,295
Oct  30, 2021 $3,295



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