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Idyllic Rhône
(Tarascon to Chalon-sur-Saone)

8 days with Scenic  Rating: Deluxe

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River Cruise Itinerary

Day 1 Tarascon
Transfer to the former Roman town of Tarascon, where you’ll be welcomed aboard your luxurious Scenic Space-Ship. Tonight you can look forward to a rousing welcome reception. Transfers from Nice or Marseille Airports are included. (Please schedule flights to arrive by 12.30). (Dinner)

Day 2 Tarascon > Avignon
Tarascon has a distinctly medieval character and an impressive castle.

Freechoice: Visit Les Baux, and drop into a local olive farm, or explore Saint-Rémy and the Saint-Paul de Mausole Monastery. Alternatively, visit the Arles Arena on your tour of this once thriving Roman city.

Back on board, perhaps join a culinary lesson in Scenic Culinaire during your cruise into beautiful Avignon. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 3 Avignon
Freechoice: Shop with a chef at the local market before cooking up a storm in Scenic Culinaire, or explore Avignon’s architectural wonder, the Popes’ Palace. Alternatively, take an excursion to Uzès and Pont du Gard, the impressive Roman aqueduct.

This afternoon take some time to explore on your own.

Enrich
After the doors close to the general public at Avignon’s prestigious Popes’ Palace, you’re invited for an exclusive concert where virtuoso musicians perform Mozart, Bach and Vivaldi. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 4 Viviers > Tournon
Enjoy a walking tour of Viviers and visit the imposing Cathedral of Viviers. While cruising to Tournon this afternoon, perhaps join a class in Scenic Culinaire.

Sundowners
Relax with a beverage on the terrace of the Castle of Tournon. Local guitarists will perform an acoustic set for your exclusive benefit. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 5 Vienne > Lyon
Freechoice: Take a walking tour of Vienne including a visit to the Roman amphitheatre and uncover the history of this quaint riverside town, once conquered by Julius Caesar (not available all departures and will be replaced with St Pierre Archaeological/Lapidary Museum). Alternatively, join your local guide for a cycling tour.

Back on board, perhaps take a masterclass in French cuisine in Scenic Culinaire, or simply relax and view the beautiful vistas as you cruise to Lyon. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 6 Lyon
Awake today in Lyon, the gastronomic heart of France.

Freechoice: Walk Lyon’s hidden traboules, and visit Notre Dame Basilica with fabulous views of the city. Alternatively, walk the cobblestone paths in the medieval hilltop town of Pérouges, or join a guided bike ride to Lyon’s Botanical Gardens and Zoo.

Scenic Culinaire is available this afternoon. Learn how to cook a regional delicacy on board with our local experts. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 7 Mâcon > Chalon-sur-Saône
Freechoice: Travel to the ‘Golden Stone’ region of Beaujolais, where you’ll enjoy a tasting of the region’s delicious wines. Alternatively, explore charming Cluny, built around the great Benedictine Abbey.

Perhaps join a lesson in Scenic Culinaire or simply soak in the landscapes of the famous Burgundy region, straddling the shores of the Saône River as you spend a leisurely afternoon cruising to Chalon-sur-Saône. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 8 Chalon-sur-Saône > Lyon
After breakfast, transfer to Lyon airport for your onward or homebound flight. If flying out of Lyon, please book your flights to depart between 2pm and 8pm. (Breakfast)

Tour Map
All This Included
Board a luxurious Scenic Space-Ship in the former Roman town of Tarascon & cruise the Rhone to Chalon-sur-Saône. Enjoy the cuisines and delights of France.
  • 5-star Scenic Space-Ships featuring Scenic Sun Lounges
  • 1 exclusive Enrich experience
  • Your choice of 11 Freechoice activities and dining
  • Exclusive Scenic Culinaire
  • 1 Sundowners event
  • Exclusive Scenic Tailormade
  • 20 meals including 7 Breakfasts, 6 Lunches and 7 Dinners
Accommodations on this Tour
Cruising: Cabin onboard Scenic Sapphire
Notes
  • Itineraries are subject to change.
  • Cabin upgrades are available.
  • Please ask your Vacations To Go travel counselor for more information.
Terms and Conditions

* The prices shown are U.S. dollars per person, based on double occupancy, and subject to availability. Prices quoted for land/cruise arrangements are subject to increase without notice. Once we have received your deposit, land/cruise prices are guaranteed. Air prices quoted via phone or email are subject to increase and are guaranteed only from the time that full payment is received. Also, air prices or air promotions mentioned on this site or on the phone do not include baggage fees imposed by airlines. Sorry, we are unable to offer air from countries other than the U.S. However, for those international customers who are able to arrange their own transportation to the trip origination city, we are able to offer the land/cruise portion of the package at the price quoted.



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