Rhone River Cruise: Spectacular South of France

12 Days
Paris to Lyon
From (USD)
$ 7,745
Dates & Pricing

2020 Paris > Lyon

Tour Map
Tour Code:
FRCR
Duration:
12 days
Departure City:
Paris
Return City:
Lyon

Selected Itinerary

12 Day Itinerary

  1. Day 1 - Welcome to Paris

    Celebrate the start of your journey at one of our luxurious city central hotels.

  2. Day 2 - Paris > Lyon

    Board the TGV train to Lyon. Upon arrival transfer to the Scenic Sapphire where your friendly crew await to welcome you on board.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  3. Day 3 - Lyon > Tournus

    Relax on board as you cruise the Saône River towards Tournus. Perhaps sharpen your skills on French cookery at a lesson in Scenic Culinaire.

    Experience Château de Cormatin. Or, join the intelligent hounds and their owners in a nearby quaint village to locate and sample French truffles.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  4. Day 4 - Chalon-sur-Saône

    Explore Beaune, including a visit to Les Hospices de Beaune. Alternatively, visit the estate of Château Meursault and taste some of its acclaimed wines or, visit the photography museum and learn the history of photography in the town where it was first invented.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  5. Day 5 - Tournon

    Perhaps start your day with a stretching class on board the sun deck or simply enjoy a leisurely morning as you take in the picturesque riverside panoramas. If you are feeling more active, cycle from Andance to Tournon.

    Enjoy wine tasting at a local vineyard, or join a guided walk of Tain l’Hermitage including a tasting at Valrhona Chocolates. You could also enjoy a hike to Heritage Hill.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  6. Day 6 - Avignon

    A Scenic Culinaire cooking class is on offer this morning.

    Take a walking tour of the magnificent city of Avignon. Alternatively, sample the celebrated wines of Châteauneuf-du-Pape at a Côtes du Rhône vineyard.

    Enjoy a truly unforgettable experience at the prestigious Palais des Papes. After the doors close to the general public, be treated to an exclusive classical concert in one of the grandiose rooms.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  7. Day 7 - Avignon

    Shop with a Chef at a local food market and cook up a storm in Scenic Culinaire. Alternatively, drop into the villages of the Luberon region including Gordes and Sénanque Abbey, or take an excursion to Uzès and Pont du Gard.

    Sail past the famous Pont d’Avignon with a drink in hand and take in this beautiful location on board your Scenic Space-Ship.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  8. Day 8 - Tarascon

    Explore the artistic heritage of Arles, and visit Arles Arena, or stop in at the pretty hilltop village of Les Baux before touring an olive farm. Alternatively, pay a visit to Saint-Rémy and Saint-Paul de Mausole Monastery where Van Gogh was held for a year or take an active walk through La Camargue National Park. Or, you may choose to join an expert for a guided tour of Antique history at the Musée départemental Arles.

    Later, enjoy time at leisure to explore the medieval charm of Tarascon, or simply stay on board for a Provencal Soap making workshop.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  9. Day 9 - Viviers

    Enjoy a walking tour of Viviers including an organ recital.

    Explore the Ardèche National Park including the Caverne du Pont-d’Arc Museum, or visit the aromatic Lavender Museum. Alternatively, kayak through one of Europe’s largest natural canyons, or drop into the town of Grignan.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  10. Day 10 - Lyon

    Take in the vistas of the Rhône River as you sail towards the gastronomic heart of France, Lyon. Why not visit Scenic Culinaire and pick up a trick or two.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  11. Day 11 - Lyon

    Discover Lyon’s historic significance by traversing its hidden secret passageways, and visit Notre Dame Basilica or, traverse Lyon by foot, set on the confluence of the Rhône and Saône Rivers, explore the city sights by the river and visit the museum in Saint-Romain-en-Gal.. Alternatively, walk the cobblestone paths in the medieval hilltop town of Pérouges. Or visit the exclusive culinary school of Paul Bocuse for a cooking demonstration.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  12. Day 12 - Lyon

    After breakfast, disembark your Scenic Space-Ship and transfer to Lyon airport.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

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