Southern France & Switzerland River Cruise


Float through picturesque Southern France with MyCruises. Walk the pebbly shores of the French Riviera in Nice before transferring to Arles to embark on 8 luxurious days on board an Emerald Waterways Star Ship. Witness the scenery that inspired Van Gogh, explore ancient Roman ruins, indulge in Lyon—France’s gastronomical capital, and test the flavours of the Burgundy wine-making region. This exclusive cruise package includes return economy airfares, transfers, and bonus post-cruise accommodation in Lyon and Geneva!

Emerald Waterways Southern France & Switzerland

Southern France & Switzerland River Cruise


7 night deluxe river cruise with Emerald Waterways
All meals onboard with complimentary regional wine, beer and soft drinks with-
lunch and dinner whilst cruising
Arrival Transfer from Nice airport to Arles to embark the cruise ship
Captains Gala Dinner
Welcome reception dinner & cheese & olive tasting on board
Explore 8 different cities, towns & villages with a guide during included tours & shore excursions
Complimentary WiFi
Gratuities, tipping, port charges and taxes included

$4000 Bonus Value


Return Economy Airfares on a full service carrier flying into Nice-
and returning from Geneva.
Complimentary Stateroom Category Upgrade
1 nights accommodation in a Deluxe Hotel in Lyon
3 nights accommodation in a Deluxe Hotel in Geneva
Rail ticket from Lyon to Geneva
Private car transfer from Lyon Port to your hotel
Private car departure transfer from Geneva hotel to the Airport

Valued At $8,990*pp
Our Price From $6,990*pp



Call 1300 692 784

The Ship

Emerald Star Ship

Wish upon a star and board an Emerald Waterways Star Ship. This ship is luxuriously modern and accommodates 182 passengers. With 47 attentive crew members, this sleek vessel offers a unique and personal cruise experience. Experience panoramic views with floor to ceiling glass in common areas and relax in rooms and suites complete with elegant décor and stylish furnishings and fixtures. Take a stroll on the walking track, spend time at the golf putting green, or take a dip in the heated swimming pool and stay for a movie as it transforms into a cinema at night! With local tour guides and bikes on board, a Star Ship is the best way to actively experience Europe’s fascinating ports!

My Cruises

Southern France & Switzerland River Cruise

Start your cruise in Arles—the city famous for inspiring the works of Van Gogh. Visit the Arles Amphitheatre to see a mix of 90AD Roman architecture and medieval add-ons. Return to the ship to be welcomed by your Captain and enjoy dinner on board.
Take advantage of the bikes on board your Star Ship and pedal around the city. With museums, churches, and plenty of ancient artefacts, you won’t run out of things to see! If bikes don’t appeal, join your local tour guide for a walking tour of the city!
Enjoy the rich history of Avignon. Once a papal residence, this stunning city was also central to the French Revolution. Take a guided walk through cobbled laneways or take part in a Provencal dinner and Chanson music concert hosted by a popular local chef.
Tournon’s historic structures stand out against the nearby slopes of le Massif Central (France’s 3rd largest mountain range). Walk around roman ruins and the 16th Century castle before venturing across the river to Tain l’Hermitage—the renowned wine growing centre.
Enjoy the freedom of your Emerald Waterways cruise. Explore Macon’s Heritage Trail, visit tasting displays to sample local wines, or simply enjoy some leisure time on board the ship. The choice is yours—that’s the beauty of an Emerald cruise!
Dock in the once-busy port of Chalon-Sur-Saone and travel to the walled village of Beaune. Observe French 15th Century architecture at the medieval Hospices de Beaune and marvel its patterned, multi-coloured roofs before departing for Lyon in the afternoon.
Lyon reflects over 2,000 years of history and is France’s third largest city. Start your tour with views of the city from the Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere. Pass by the recently re-discovered Roman amphitheatre and discover secluded gastronomic secrets in the laneways of the old town.
Enjoy your last morning on the Star Ship before disembarking for the final time. Sit by the lake at the 19th Century Parc de la Tête d’Or and enjoy the night in Lyon before transferring to Geneva for 3 nights of deluxe Swiss accommodation!

Exclusive Upgrade

Emerald Balcony Suite

Upgrade to an Emerald Balcony Suite from only $799 per person OR Emerald Balcony Suite from only $899 per person

Call our My Cruises experts today to find out more about upgrading  your cabin as part of your cruise deal.

Emerald Waterways

Travel Dates

Sail Date: 12 August 2017.
Other available dates: 9 September 2017.

Surcharges may apply

Please call one of our My Cruises Experts for more information!

Valued At $8,990*pp
Our Price From $6,990*pp



Call 1300 692 784

Prices are based on per person, twin share, in AUD and subject to availability. Prices are subject to change without notice, until reservation is confirmed.

Flights may not be direct or operate daily. Cruise itineraries may be varied due to high or low water levels, flooding, lock closures, unscheduled vessel maintenance or for any other circumstances beyond our control.

Cabin upgrade is subject to availability at time of booking.

Complimentary upgrade based on lead in Emerald Stateroom E with an upgrade to category D.

Rail ticket included in package is based on Economy train ticket, upgrade to comfort seats are available.

Not included is transfers to/from accommodation and train stations in Geneva an Lyon.

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