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Spectacular South of France River Cruise

From $8730 $30 taxes

At Scenic, our credo is: “Never lose your sense of wonder.” We wholeheartedly embrace our passion and continual commitment to delivering consistent excellence in all-inclusive luxury river cruises experiences—we’ve thought of every exclusive, handpicked detail, so that you don’t have to. We give our guests a promise: we are the curators of Scenic Wonder, and it’s up to us to deliver that, every moment of every day you journey with us.

Travel Best Bets Package Includes

  • Airfare to Paris and return from Nice
  • 1 night accommodation in Paris with breakfast
  • Deluxe 12 night all-inclusive river cruise aboard Scenic Sapphire
  • Dining Experiences: 36 superb meals including, 13 Breakfasts (B), 11 Lunches (L) and 12 Dinners (D)
  • Luxuriously appointed suites with a queen-size Scenic Slumber Bed, complimentary menu, mini bar, L’Occitane amenities and Mac mini infotainment system
  • A choice of up to six dining options, from casual dining at River Café to a six course dégustation menu at Table La Rive
  • Unlimited complimentary beverages, as well as an in-suite mini bar
  • A butler for each and every guest, available for requests that range from salon appointments and shoe-shining to meals served in your suite
  • Scenic Freechoice – Choose the exclusive sightseeing activities that interest you, and that move at your pace
  • Scenic Enrich – Handpicked experiences, exclusive to Scenic guests, that you’ll remember fondly for years to come, from exclusive private concerts in magnificent surrounds, to specially arranged meals where you can enjoy the warm hospitality of the locals
  • Scenic Tailormade – A personal GPS-guided tour system that curates the best Europe has to offer, on and off the ship
  • Scenic Sundowners – Specially arranged and exclusive cocktail events in spectacular settings, where you’ll get the chance to cap off a wonderful day’s exploration in the company of newfound friends
  • Scenic Sun Lounges – All-weather private outdoor balconies that ensure you won’t miss a minute of the sublime scenery
  • On board entertainment that showcases regional cultures throughout your journey of discovery
  • 24-hour room service
  • Wi-Fi Internet with streaming to your Mac mini infotainment system via your in-suite TV, enabling you to stay connected in comfort
  • Wellness centre, providing hair, massage and beauty treatments^ (treatments additional cost)
  • Personal airport transfers for any arrival or departure time
  • All tips and gratuities.

Travel Best Bets Exclusive!  Book by Sept 30 for flights included pricing.

July 12 – 25, 2018

Outside Balcony Taxes & Fees
Vancouver $8730 $10720  $30

Please call to inquire for flights from other departure cities.

 

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Itinerary

Day 1 Welcome to Paris
Celebrate the start of your France holiday at this evening’s welcome reception and relax at one of our luxurious city central hotels. A world of wonder awaits you.
Day 2 Chalon-sur-Saône (B,D)
Traverse the Île de France countryside aboard the TGV train to Dijon. Known worldwide for its famous mustard exports you’ll enjoy an orientation tour and time at leisure before transferring to Chalon-sur-Saône. Your friendly crew await to welcome you on board your luxurious Scenic Space-Ship for your journey through France’s iconic south.
Day 3 Chalon-sur-Saône > Tournus (B,L,D)
Freechoice: This morning explore Beaune, including a visit to Les Hospices de Beaune. Alternatively, visit the estate of Château de Savigny-les-Beaune to see the impressive collection of motorcycles, race cars, and fighter planes.
Day 4 Tournus > Mâcon (B,L,D)
Freechoice: Experience the magnificent Château de Cormatin, boasting beautiful gardens and water features. Alternatively, join the intelligent hounds and their owners in a nearby quaint village to locate and sample French truffles – a gastronomic delicacy. Enjoy leisurely cruising to Mâcon this afternoon, or opt for a class in French cuisine in Scenic Culinaire on board. Alternatively, cycle from Tournus to Mâcon and meet the ship there.
Day 5 Mâcon (B,L,D)
You’re sure to love Mâcon. Be fascinated by its history and delighted by the surrounding picturesque farming region acclaimed for its five wine appellations and gastronomy.Freechoice: Retrace the traditional life of the region on your visit to the Bresse Museum, or enjoy wine tasting in the celebrated Beaujolais region. Alternatively, visit Cluny, a village in Burgundy that was constructed around the great Benedictine Abbey.
Day 6 Lyon (B,L,D)
Awake today in Lyon, the gastronomic heart of France.Freechoice: Discover Lyon’s historic significance by traversing its hidden traboules – secret passageways that date back to the 4th century, and visit Notre Dame Basilica, offering a fabulous vantage point for views across Lyon. Alternatively, walk the cobblestone paths of yesteryear in the medieval hilltop town of Pérouges. Or, if you wish, visit the exclusive culinary school of Paul Bocuse and perfect the art of French cuisine before sampling some of the delicious fare.Lyon’s Botanical Gardens and Zoo are perfect for a leisurely bike ride this afternoon.  Or you may choose to visit Scenic Culinaire and pick up a trick or two to add to your culinary prowess.Enrich
Experience the French extravaganza that is the can-can amidst other performances when you are treated to the exclusive gala spectacular, Scenic Rouge, under the big-top onshore this evening in Lyon.
Day 7 Tournon (B,L,D)
Cruising from Lyon you’ll have the opportunity to soak in the picturesque riverside panoramas as you glide effortlessly toward Tournon. On arrival in Tournon enjoy a fun lecture on the French paradox and etiquette.Sundowners
Overlooking the Rhône, Tournon Castle is a must-see for visitors, both for its historic interest and its breathtaking outlook. Enjoy an afternoon aperitif on the terrace of the castle accompanied by local musicians. You’ll find it a great soundtrack to a truly awe-inspiring backdrop.
Day 8 Tournon > Viviers (B,L,D)
Freechoice: Enjoy a unique wine tasting in the wine cave of Tournon Castle, or join a guided walk of Tain l’Hermitage including a tasting at Valrhona Chocolates. You could also enjoy a group bike ride along the Rhône to neighbouring villages, or hike Heritage Hill for a tasting of the delicious varietals of the region amidst the vines.Scenic cruising to Viviers this afternoon.
Day 9 Viviers > Châteauneuf-du-Pape (B,L,D)
Enjoy a walking tour of Viviers including an organ recital in the town’s cathedral.Freechoice: Explore the Ardèche National Park and visit the aromatic Lavender Museum. If you’re feeling adventurous, you can kayak through one of Europe’s largest natural canyons, or drop into the beautiful provincial town of Grignan.
Day 10 Châteauneuf-du-Pape > Avignon (B,L,D)
Freechoice: Join an exclusive cooking class in Scenic Culinaire on board, or sample the celebrated wines of Châteauneuf-du-Pape at a charming Côtes du Rhône vineyard.Enjoy picturesque cruising to Avignon this afternoon. Then take a walking tour that includes a visit to the city’s architectural jewel, the Pope’s Palace.
Day 11 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 in to the villages of the Luberon region including Gordes and l’Isle-sur-la-Sorgue, or take an excursion to Uzès and Pont du Gard.Explore Avignon at leisure this afternoon.Enrich
Be treated to a truly unforgettable experience at the prestigious Pope’s Palace of Avignon, among the most visited sites in France. After the doors close to the general public, you’ll be ushered in for an exclusive gala dinner and classical concert in one of the grandiose rooms.
Day 12 La Camargue (B,L,D)
Choices today include the spectacular La Camargue National Park.Freechoice: Enhance your French cooking skills by joining a lesson in Scenic Culinaire. Or take in the wild beauty of Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer and visit the 60 hectare Parc Ornithologique whilst there. You can also choose to visit the fortified Mediterranean village of Aigues-Mortes.This afternoon, relax on the Sun Deck while cruising roundtrip from Tarascon towards the Mediterranean Sea. Tonight, a Camargue gypsy band performs live for your listening pleasure on board.
Day 13 Tarascon (B,L,D)
The riverside town of Tarascon exudes a charming medieval character.Freechoice: Explore the artistic heritage of Arles, and see the striking Arles Arena, or stop in at the pretty hilltop village of Les Baux before touring a charming family-run olive farm to sample their delicious products in a delightful setting. Alternatively, pay a visit to Saint-Rémy and Saint-Paul de Mausole Monastery where Van Gogh was held for a year.
Day 14 Tarascon > Nice Airport (B)
All good things end eventually and after enjoying a great breakfast, disembark your Scenic Space-Ship and transfer to Marseille or Nice Airport. Please book your flights to depart between 11am and 4pm if flying out of Marseille and after 1pm if flying out of Nice.

 

 

 


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