South of France

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 as you sample many of its products.

Marvel at iconic sights such as the Palais des Papes in Avignon, the beautiful town of Uzes and historical Pont du Gard. Explore Arles and the sights Vincent Van Gogh so famously painted during his time here.

Price Includes

• 5-star Scenic Space-Ship featuring Scenic Sun Lounges
• Two exclusive Scenic Enrich experiences
• Scenic Culinaire
• Your choice of 26 Scenic Freechoice activities
• Up to five on board dining options, from casual to fine dining
• 29 meals – 10 breakfasts, 9 lunches, and 10 dinners
• Complimentary beverages all day, every day
• Butler service for all guests
• Exclusive Scenic Tailormade available throughout your cruise
• The freedom of our e-bikes – electronically assisted bicycles
• Cruise Directors to guide and assist
• Expert local guides
• Complimentary Wi-Fi
• All tipping and gratuities

Category E Standard Suite, from $6,495* per person twin share
Category C Balcony Suite, from $9,190* per person twin share

Bonus

• Fly for $95 per person* to Europe when booked by 31 December 2019
• Included savings of up to $2,585* per person (or up to $5,170* per couple)
• Early Payment Discount of up to $300* per person when booked and paid in full by 31 Oct 2019

Helloworld Exclusive Offer
Save up to $200* per person

Room/Cabin information
Per person, twin share

Category E Standard Suite
Category C Balcony Suite

Travel Dates

12 October 2020

Offer Ends

30 Sep 19,

unless sold out prior. Availability is limited.

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Cruise

Day 1 - Lyon
Welcome to Lyon. Upon arrival, transfer to the Scenic Sapphire where your friendly crew await to welcome you on board. Spend the afternoon exploring the many features and amenities of 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.
Meals Included: Dinner

Day 2 - 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.
Explore Château de Cormatin, boasting beautiful gardens and 17th century architecture. Or, join the highly trained hounds and their owners in a nearby quaint village to locate and sample French truffles – a gastronomic delicacy. Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 3 - Chalon-sur-Saône

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 the estate of Château Meursault and taste some of the acclaimed wines from this premium estate located in the heart of the Burgundy region or, visit the photography museum and learn the history of photography in the town where it was first invented.
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4 - 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. 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 for a tasting of the region’s delicious varietals among the vines, or choose to join a guided cycling tour along the Rhône to neighbouring villages.
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 5 - Avignon
A Scenic Culinaire cooking class is on offer this morning
Take a walking tour of the magnificent city of Avignon including entrance to the Popes’ Palace and the famed St. Benezet Bridge, also known as the Pont d’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

Day 6 - Avignon
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 take an excursion to Uzès and Pont du Gard. The Pont du Gard is an engineering masterpiece dating back to the middle of the first century, designed to carry water to the city of Nimes.
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 7 - Tarascon

Explore the artistic heritage of Arles, and visit the striking Arles Arena, or stop in at the pretty hilltop village of Les Baux before touring a charming family-run 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.
This afternoon stay on board for a Provençal Soap Making workshop or enjoy time at leisure to explore 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.
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 8 - Viviers
Enjoy a walking tour of Viviers including an organ recital in the town’s cathedral.
Explore the Ardèche National Park and immerse yourself in 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 the aromatic Lavender Museum and learn how lavender is harvested in this region and how it is used. Alternatively, if you are 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 - 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 to add to your culinary prowess.
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.
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 10 - Lyon
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, if you’re feeling more active, you can also explore Lyon on foot and explore the city sights along the waterways. 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. This afternoon you have time at leisure to further explore this magnificent city. Use your Scenic Tailormade app on your personal device to explore the largest single renaissance quarter in France, Le Vieux Lyon or savour your last opportunity to sample some more of Lyons gastronomic delights.
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 11 - Lyon
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.
Meals Included: Breakfast

Helloworld Terms & Conditions

*Conditions apply. Prices correct as at 14 August 2019 but may fluctuate if surcharges, fees, taxes or currency change. Offers subject to availability. Valid for new bookings only until 30 September 2019. Agents may charge service fees, rates vary. Payments by credit card will incur a surcharge. Offer applicable for new bookings only. All savings are included in the advertised price. Fly for $95 per person airfare is not included in the from price. Economy flight offers are subject to availability ex SYD/MEL/BNE/ADL/PER and based on an airline of Scenic’s choice. Airfares must be booked through Scenic. All airfare deals are scheduled for travel to best suit the tour departure and conclusion dates on available scheduled flights. Any requests outside of the tour dates may incur seasonal surcharges as enforced by the airline. From price includes include Helloworld Travel exclusive discount of up to $200 per person. Early Payment Discounts of up to $300 per person are included in the advertised prices where applicable. To receive Early Payment Discount, journey must be paid in full by 31 October 2019. Prices and offers based on South of France FRAC121020.1 in a category E suite (no balcony). First non-refundable $1,000pp deposit due within 7 days of booking, a second non-refundable deposit of $2,000pp is due by 28 September 2019 or 11 months prior to departure, whichever comes first. Scenic reserve the right to ticket any flights upon receipt of the second deposit and any subsequent changes will incur change and/or cancellation fees. 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 Travel booking terms and conditions apply, see in store for details.