11 Day Spectacular South of France
Delight in the tastes, sights and smells of southern France as you cruise the magical Saône and Rhône Rivers in truly all-inclusive luxury. Taste the gourmet offerings in Lyon, be immersed in the acclaimed Burgundy wine region and see sights made famous by Vincent Van Gogh in Arles.
- 5-star Scenic Sapphire with only up to 149 guests
- Spacious Balcony Suites with a Scenic Sun Lounge
- 2 Scenic Enrich experiences – Exclusive to Scenic
- Scenic Culinaire – for Exclusive on board cooking lessons
- Personalise your trip with 29 included Scenic Freechoice activities
- Dine at your choice of up to five on board venues, from casual to fine dining
- 29 meals – 10 breakfasts, 9 lunches and 10 dinners
- 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 our e-bikes – electronically assisted bicycles
- Scenic Cruise Director, Enrichment Manager & expert local guides
- Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout your cruise
- Return airport transfers
- All tipping and gratuities on board and onshore
Fly Business Class from $3,995pp when booking a Sapphire or Diamond Deck suite
Fly First Class from $11,995pp when booking a Sapphire or Diamond Deck suite
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.
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.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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Freechoice: Enjoy a walking tour of Viviers. Admire the many monuments and architectural treasures of this beautiful town before you are treated to an organ recital, 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 a visit to the Château, before enjoying some time at leisure to explore on your own.
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.
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.
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. This itinerary is a guide only and may be amended for operational reasons such as high and low water. As such, the cruise may operate altered from that stated above. Please refer to our terms and conditions.
Tour code – FRAC
From $6,395*pp in a Standard Suite
From $8,895*pp in a Balcony Suite
Save up to $100* per person (Included in the price)
20 October 2023
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30 Jun 22,
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*Conditions apply. Offer ends 30 June 2022, unless sold out prior. Availability is limited. Offers subject to availability. Agents may charge service fees, rates vary. Payments by credit card will incur a surcharge. Airfare not included. All savings are included in the advertised price. 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. Scenic and Helloworld Travel booking terms and conditions apply, see in store for details.
*Helloworld Bonus offer $100pp valid on Scenic 2022/2023 International Europe River Cruises. Discount is not included in advertised price. Valid on deposited bookings from 29 April – 30 June 2022. Discount is per person, per booking. Offers can be combined with Super Earlybirds, Scenic Club Members Welcome Home Vouchers, Members Introduce a Friend vouchers and Future Travel Credits. Not combineable with Expo offers, Information Session offers, Scenic Club Member offers published in Wonder Magazine and other mailings. Advertised price is inclusive of the Super Earlybird Saving. Earlybird and Super Earlybird offers are for new 2023 river cruise bookings only until 30 September 2022, unless sold out prior. Super Earlybird offers not available for bookings using a Future Travel Credit (FTC) Voucher. Fly Business Class for $4,250pp is subject to availability ex SYD/MEL/BNE/ADL/PER and based on Business Class Singapore Airlines in U class. If that airline and/or class is not available a surcharge may apply. Business Class Offer is available when booking selected Sapphire and Diamond Deck suites on selected departures only. Airline/airport taxes of up to $265pp are included but may vary depending on gateway cities travelled. Any additional taxes are at guest’s expense. 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. We reserve the right to ticket any flights upon receipt of deposit and any subsequent changes will incur change and/or cancellation fees. A non-refundable deposit of $1,000pp and Business Class fare are due within 7 days of booking. From prices and offers are based on FRAC201023.1 in a Cat E Standard Suite and Cat C Balcony Suite. Prices correct as of 11 April 2022 and please note a fuel surcharge may be applicable at time of full payment. ^All beverages are included except for a very small number of fine and vintage wines, Champagnes and spirits.