South of France

The wonderful South of France will set your senses ablaze, offering a myriad of flavours, scents and experiences during your cruise. Discover why this region is rightly famous for its beautiful countryside, delicious delicacies and amazing architecture.

Price Includes

• 12 night luxury cruise on board Scenic Space-Ship
• All meals in up to 6 on board dining venues
• Complimentary beverages all day
• Scenic Enrich exclusive events
• Scenic Freechoice sightseeing activities
• Airport transfers
• Butler service
• Tipping and gratuities


From Sydney from $7,395* per person twin share 
From Melbourne from $7,395* per person twin share 
From Brisbane from $7,395* per person twin share 
From Adelaide from $7,395* per person twin share 
From Perth from $7,395* per person twin share 



Bonus
• Fly Free~ on selected departures
• Early Payment Discount: $300* per person when paid in full by 31 Oct 2017.

Helloworld Exclusive Offer: $100* per person exclusive discount 


Room/Cabin information
Twin Share
Travel Dates

10 Apr 2018

Other departures available between 29 Jun - 19 Oct 2018, seasonal surcharges may apply.


Offer Ends

30 Sep 17,

unless sold out prior. Availability is limited.

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Itinerary

Day 1 - Chalon-sur-Saône

Your friendly crew await to welcome you aboard your luxurious Scenic Space-Ship for your journey through France’s iconic south. Arrival transfers included from Lyon airport. If flying into Lyon, please book your flights to arrive between 10am and 3pm.

Meals included: Dinner

Day 2 - Chalon-sur-Saône > Tournus

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.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 3 - Tournus > Mâcon

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.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4 - Mâcon

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.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 5 - Lyon 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.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 6 - Tournon

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.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 7 - Tournon > Viviers

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.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 8 - Viviers > Châteauneuf-du-Pape

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.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 9 - Châteauneuf-du-Pape > Avignon

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.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 10 - Avignon

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.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 11 - La Camargue

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.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 12 - Tarascon

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.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 13 - Tarascon > Marseille Airport

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.

Meals included: Breakfast

Helloworld Terms & Conditions

*Conditions apply. Prices correct as at 09 Aug 2017 but may fluctuate if surcharges, fees, taxes or currency change. Offers subject to availability. Agents may charge service fees, rates vary. Payments by credit card will incur a surcharge. All savings are included in the advertised price. First non-refundable deposit of $1,000 per person is due within 7 days of booking. Full payment is due 31 Oct 2017. ~Flights are based on wholesale airfares in economy class with an airline of Scenic’s choosing. Flights must be booked by Scenic and must be scheduled to meet the itinerary start and end cities and dates otherwise surcharges apply. Offers may be withdrawn without notice and are not combinable with any other offers unless stated. Please check all prices, availability and other information before booking. Airline Conditions of Carriage, Scenic and Helloworld booking terms and conditions apply, see in store for details.