Join ballroom stars Anton du Beke and Erin Boag for a celebration of music and dance on this magical cruise down the stunning Rhône river with Classic FM Experiences

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If this year's Strictly Come Dancing has got you eager to test out your foxtrot, then why not learn from the very best while relaxing on a river cruise through the gorgeous French countryside?

This is your chance to meet Anton Du Beke, who has been on the series since it first began, and his partner and former Strictly favourite Erin Boag, who will join readers on-board and show you how to dance like a professional.

You'll sail through historical cities and stunning landscapes on an Emerald Waterways Star-Ship, experiencing the laid-back lifestyle and fabulous flavours of this classic region of France. Setting sail from Lyon, your eight-day voyage will take you along both the Rhône and Saône rivers, stopping at the charming towns of Avignon, Arles, Viviers, Tournon and Chalon-sur-Saône.

Anton and Erin always bring something magical to the dance floor and you will see them perform at an historic venue in Avignon, plus take part in a dance masterclass on board. Anton and Erin will also host a fascinating Q&A session, during which you can ask them about their lives and careers and what really goes on behind-the-scenes at Strictly.

Earlier this year, Anton and Erin were the stars of our Strictly-inspired river cruise along the Danube, and as one reader said of that holiday: "It's been such a wonderful experience seeing Anton and Erin perform. I cannot imagine anything better."

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Price includes

  • Return flights, taxes and transfers.
  • Seven nights in deluxe full-board accommodation on an Emerald Waterways Star-Ship.
  • All on-board meals, and wine, beer and soft drinks with lunch and dinner.
  • All activities and excursions (as listed in the itinerary), including a performance, masterclass and Q&A with Anton du Beke and Erin Boag.
  • Tips, gratuities and free wi-fi on board.

Prices from:

Panorama Balcony B: Was: £2,995 | Now: £2,095

Panorama Balcony A: Was: £3,095 | Now: £2,145

Owner's One Bedroom SA: Was: £4,495 | Now: £3,995

Prices are per person, based on two sharing


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  1. Day
    Lyon, France
    Meals - Dinner
  2. Day
    Chalon-sur-Saône – Beaune
    Beaune, France
    Meals - Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  3. Day
    Lyon, France
    Meals - Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  4. Day
    Tournon-sur-Rhône , France
    Meals - Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  5. Day
    Viviers, France
    Meals - Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  6. Day
    Cocktail Reception and Dance Performance
    Avignon, France
    Meals - Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  7. Day
    Dance Masterclass and Q&A
    Arles, France
    Meals - Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  8. Day
    Return Home
    Marseille, France
    Meals - Breakfast


Emerald Liberté

Cruise ship

One of the most impressive river cruise ships of the Emerald Waterways fleet

Making her maiden voyage in 2017, Emerald Liberté provides a luxurious and relaxing passage through the southern stretches of France.

Proving the journey is every bit as important as the destination, Emerald Liberté is blessed with an incredible selection of amenities and features. Designed to ensure every moment spent navigating the rivers of Europe and Asia with Emerald Waterways is incredibly comfortable, relaxing and enjoyable; the ship's features and flourishes have been selected to perfectly complement the journey.

From luxury restaurants and bar areas to health-giving spa and fitness facilities; our award-winning Star-Ships are designed to complement the journeys and lifestyles of our guests. Determined to ensure our guests never feel restricted during their time with Emerald Waterways, all staterooms, suites and public areas of the ship have been designed to maximise comfort.

The Sun Deck aboard Emerald Liberte always proves to be hugely popular during the summer months, with the delicate river breeze perfectly complementing the stunning panoramas provided by the world's most beautiful waterways.

This open-air top deck consists of a dining area adjacent to leisure and relaxation features; perfect whether you fancy a gourmet meal with new friends, or soak up the sun from the pool.

And it's not just the public area of the Emerald Waterways Star-Ships which have been lovingly devised to maximise comfort and enjoyment, our ships are blessed with the most stylish cabins. Ensuring restful nights and comfortable days, they are endowed with all the facilities and features you'd expect from an upmarket boutique hotel.

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Emerald Cruises offers classic river cruises on board spacious, modern ships - its award-winning, state-of-the-art fleet is the newest in Europe.

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