South of France

£1449pp—Gourmet Rhône cruise inc Lyon & Provence, save 35%

Amy Groves
Deal Expert
Feast on Lyonnaise and Provençal dishes while the lavender fields are in peak bloom

Why We Love This Deal

The Rhône Valley has such delicious cuisine that even the French can agree it is the undisputed "gastronomic capital" of France. Explore rustic vineyards, tour sun-baked stone villages, and sample the freshest local produce on this luxurious river cruise this summer. You'll finish up with a memorable Provençal dinner hosted by local chef Fabien Morreale.

What's included

  • £500 per person flight credit
  • Airport transfers to and from your Emerald Liberté Star-Ship
  • A 7-night cruise on an Emerald Cruises Star-Ship, in a Category D Emerald Stateroom
  • 20 meals, including seven breakfasts, six lunches, and seven dinners
  • Paired wines, beer, or soft drinks with lunch and dinner
  • A variety of guided excursions in every port, from guided bike tours to canoeing trips
  • A Provençal dinner hosted by local chef Fabien Morreale
  • All tips and gratuities

Fly from across the UK on 13, 27 July; 17, 24 August, 2024.

This offer includes £500 per person flight credit to cover outbound flights to Marseille and return flights from Lyon. You can put the credit towards flights from anywhere in the UK, and when we checked, we found it should be enough to cover most major airports.

Depart on 1, 22 June or 7, 21 September from £1699 per person.

For more information, see our partner's website. To book at the discounted rate, call up and quote TZOO_MAY24.

Sail between fragrant lavender fields and sunbaked stone villages on your cruise along the Rhône and Saône, calling at:

  • Marseille... transfer to the Emerald Liberté Star-Ship in Arles and enjoy a welcome reception onboard.
  • Arles... embark on guided tour of the city, including a visit to the Roman amphitheatre.
  • Avignon... join a walking excursion in the city, or gear up for a canoeing adventure.
  • Viviers… explore the city by foot with a guide or go hiking in the rustic countryside at your leisure.
  • Tournon… join a walking tour of the city, hike through the lush vineyards, or enjoy a guided bike excursion to Glun.
  • Lyon... walk or cycle around the city with a guide and discover its famous bouchons.
  • Chalon-Sur-Saône to Beaune... tour the top-level wine estate, the Hospices de Beaune, with an expert.
  • Lyon... transfer to the airport in the morning for your flight home

You can also enjoy epicurean experiences onboard ship, including:

  • A cheese and olive tasting session
  • A regional wine-tasting session
  • A welcome reception with appetisers and snacks
  • A 5-course farewell dinner, inspired by traditional Lyonnaise cuisine
  • A Provençal dinner hosted by chef Fabien Morreal

Ship details
Emerald Liberté is one of Emerald Cruises' smaller Star-Ships, carrying up to 132 passengers at full capacity.

The ship is purpose-built to navigate the Rhône and Saône rivers, and facilities include a heated swimming pool with a retractable roof that converts into a cinema on selected evenings. 

Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are served in Reflections Restaurant, which has open seating and floor-to-ceiling windows. Dinners are multi-course, taking inspiration from the region, and a sommelier chooses local wines to feature each evening. The Terrace is also open for light bites at breakfast and lunchtime, or for free hot drinks at any time of day. 

Category D Emerald Staterooms have a queen-size bed or twin beds (according to your preference), plus a picture window, a flat-screen TV, and an en-suite bathroom with luxury ESPA toiletries, bathrobes, and slippers. Wi-Fi is included.

Other options

  • Sail in a Best Available Panorama Balcony Suite from £1749 per person
  • Add a Platinum Drinks Package from £99 per person**

Transfers & baggage
Both are included.

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When You Can Go

13, 27 Jul; 17, 24 Aug, 2024


Up to £815

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