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Spectacular South of France Cruise

10 nights from $7445 per person share twin
in a Standard Suite
flights are additional
Departs 11 Oct 24
other dates available

Sale Period

Book until 31 Oct 23 unless sold out prior


10 nights from
per person share twinin a Standard Suiteflights are additionalDeparts 11 Oct 24other dates available

Saone & Rhone Rivers

Over ten awe-inspiring nights, the tastes, sights and smells of Southern France unravel as you cruise the magical Saône and Rhône Rivers. Taste the gourmet offerings in Lyon, the food capital of France, and immerse yourself in the acclaimed Burgundy wine region, sampling many of its products. Marvel at iconic sights such as the Palais des Papes in Avignon, visit Arles and see the sights Vincent Van Gogh so famously painted during his time here. The possibilities are endless and the temptations of succumbing to the South of France become even more alluring.

Deal Includes:

 5-Star Scenic Space-Ships with up to 163 guests
✔ Your choice of spacious Standard Suite, or a Balcony Suite with an innovative Scenic Sun Lounge
✔ 2 Scenic Enrich experience  including an extraordinary classical concert and dinner in the magnificent Popes Palace in Avignon and an Acapella Choir performance at the Baroque Trinity Chapel in Lyon – Exclusive to Scenic
✔ Personalise your trip with 37 included Scenic Freechoice activities
✔ Dine at your choice of up to five on board venues, from casual to fine dining
29 meals – 10 breakfasts (B), 9 lunches (L) and 10 dinners (D)
✔ Complimentary premium beverages all day, every day – not just at meal times
✔ Butler service for every suite
✔ Complimentary full mini-bar restocked daily
✔ Innovative Salt Therapy Lounge and fitness area
✔ Scenic Tailormade App for river commentary and independent exploration
✔ The freedom of e-bikes – electrically assisted bicycles
✔ Scenic Cruise Director to guide and assist & expert local guides
✔ Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout your cruise
✔ All tipping and gratuities on board and on shore


Cruise Itinerary:

Day 1 Lyon (D)
Welcome to the spectacular city of Lyon. Upon arrival, transfer to the Scenic Sapphire where your friendly crew await to welcome you on board. Spend the afternoon exploring your Scenic Space-Ship. Perhaps relax in the on board Salt Therapy Lounge and soak in the healing properties of the salt, or simply take a beverage on to the Sun Deck and admire the magnificent views across the city of Lyon.
Day 2 Lyon > Tournus (B,L,D)
Relax on board as you cruise the Saône River towards Tournus. Perhaps sharpen your skills on French cookery at a lesson in Scenic Culinaire.
Freechoice: Explore Château de Cormatin, admire the castles gilded rooms, surrounding moat and water features, as well as the perfectly manicured gardens, or join highly trained hounds and their owners in a nearby quaint village locating and sampling French truffles. Alternatively, visit the restaurant of three star Michelin chef, Georges Blanc for a cooking demonstration.
Day 3 Chalon-sur-Saône (B,L,D)
Freechoice: Explore Beaune, including a visit to Les Hospices de Beaune. The former hospital is a prime example of traditional 15th century Burgundian architecture and now houses a fascinating museum. Alternatively, visit a local château and taste some of the acclaimed wines from this premium estate located in the heart of the Burgundy region, or visit the photography museum in the town where it was first invented. The museum is home to over three million photographs and objects, which you will have the opportunity to observe with your local guide.
Day 4 Tain l’Hermitage (B,L,D)
Perhaps start your day with a stretching class on the Sun Deck, or simply enjoy a leisurely morning as you take in the picturesque riverside panoramas.
Freechoice: Enjoy wine tasting at a local vineyard, or join a guided walking tour of the village of Tain l’Hermitage, including a tasting at Valrhona Chocolates. Alternatively, join a guided cycling tour along the Rhône to neighbouring villages.
Day 5 Avignon (B,L,D)
A Scenic Culinaire cooking class is on offer this morning.
Freechoice: Take a walking tour of the magnificent city of Avignon, including entrance to the Popes’ Palace and famed St. Benezet Bridge also known as the Pont d’Avignon. Alternatively, join an excursion to Pont du Gard, an engineering masterpiece dating back to the middle of the first century which was designed to carry water to the city of Nîmes, or paddle along the Gardon River underneath the spectacular Pont du Gard by kayak.
Enrich -Enjoy a truly unforgettable experience at the prestigious Palais des Papes. After the doors close to the general public, be treated to an exclusive dinner and classical concert in one of the grandiose rooms.
Day 6 Avignon (B,L,D)
Freechoice: Shop with a Chef at a local food market and cook up a storm in Scenic Culinaire with your fresh ingredients. Alternatively, drop into the villages of the Luberon region, including Gordes and Sénanque Abbey, or sample the celebrated wines of Châteauneuf-du-Pape at a Côtes du Rhône vineyard. If you’re feeling more active, you may choose to visit one of the most beautiful villages of France, Roussillon for a guided tour and a visit to the Lavender museum.
Day 7 Tarascon (B,L,D)
Freechoice: Explore the artistic heritage of Arles, and visit the striking Arles Arena, or stop in at the pretty medieval hilltop village of Les Baux and visit Carrières de Lumières, a former quarry that now houses an impressive art installation. Alternatively, tour a charming family-run olive farm followed by a cooking class where our host will divulge local recipes, or take an active walk through La Camargue National Park. This afternoon you may wish to enjoy the medieval charm of Tarascon. It is the perfect city to cycle around so why not jump on an e-bike and cycle the riverside paths along the Rhône, or simply stay on board and take a painting class.
Day 8 Viviers (B,L,D)
Freechoice: This morning enjoy a walking tour of Viviers. Admire the many monuments and architectural treasures of this beautiful town, or learn about the history of the French Resistance. Hear stories of heroism and daring missions as you explore the town.
Freechoice: Explore the Ardèche National Park including the Caverne du Pont-d’Arc Museum, a replica museum depicting the collection of engravings, paintings and drawings found in the nearby Chauvet Cave, or visit Bollene Hydroplant and dive into the world of renewable energies. Learn about the hydro power plant, wind farm and the two solar power plants located here. Alternatively, drop into the beautiful provincial town of Grignan for a guided tour and visit to the Château, before enjoying some time at leisure to explore on your own.
Day 9 Lyon (B,L,D)
Take in the vistas of the Rhône River as you sail towards the gastronomic heart of France, Lyon.
Enrich: Tonight admire the beauty of one of the city’s greatest baroque buildings, Trinity Chapel. Built in the 17th century, the interior is decadently covered in Carrera marble. As an exclusive experience with Scenic, join your fellow guests for a breathtaking acapella
choir performance in this wonderful setting.
Day 10 Lyon (B,L,D)
Freechoice: Discover Lyon’s historic significance by traversing its hidden secret passageways dating back to the 4th century, and visit Notre Dame Basilica for magnificent views across the city. Or explore Lyon on foot and view famous sights along the waterways. Alternatively, learn about Lyon’s rich heritage in silk production during a silk painting workshop, or walk the cobblestone paths in the medieval hilltop town of Pérouges.
This evening enjoy one final indulgence when a local pâtissier comes on board with a selection of their finest desserts for your dining pleasure.
Day 11 Lyon (B)
Depart after a wonderful farewell breakfast. Lyon is the end of your cruise, but it will be the start of a lifetime of wonderful memories.


Standard Suite
From $7445 per person share twin

Balcony Suite 
From $10865 per person share twin

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Terms and Conditions

Super Earlybird offers are for new bookings only and to receive these offers, in addition to the non- refundable deposit of $1,000 per person, due within 7 days of booking, full payment is due 10 months prior to departure. If booking is made within 10 months of departure, full payment is due within 7 days of booking. Offer available until sold out or withdrawn. Strictly limited suites available on set departures and subject to availability. Once sold out or if full payment is not received the standard Earlybird offer or best available offer will apply.

 Offers are available until sold out or withdrawn. Strictly limited suites available on set departures and is subject to availability. Values are based on per person, twin share in NZD, strictly limited, not combinable with other and are subject to availability

Sale Period

Book until 31 Oct 23 unless sold out prior

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