Day 1 Welcome to Paris
A world of wonder awaits you. Celebrate the start of your journey at your hotel tonight.
Day 2 Paris
Freechoice: Treat yourself to a sightseeing tour of Paris, or visit the world-renowned Louvre Museum. Alternatively, take an insightful walking tour with a Parisian. (Breakfast)
Day 3 Paris
Enjoy a day of leisure in Paris, the ‘city of light’.
Freechoice Dining: Dine at the world-famous Lido, or at 58 Tour Eiffel in the Eiffel Tower itself, while drinking in the incredible Parisian skyline. (Breakfast, Dinner)
Day 4 Paris > Chalon-sur-Saône
Depart Paris and transfer to Chalon-sur-Saône where you’ll be welcomed warmly aboard your luxurious Scenic Space-Ship. (Breakfast, Dinner)
Day 5 Mâcon > Lyon
Freechoice: Travel to Beaujolais’ ‘Golden Stone’ region for wine tasting, or visit Cluny, built around the great Benedictine Abbey.
Perhaps join a cooking class in Scenic Culinaire whilst cruising leisurely to Lyon this afternoon. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Day 6 Lyon
Awake today in Lyon, the gastronomic heart of France.
Freechoice: Discover Lyon’s hidden traboules, secret passageways that date back to the 4th century, and visit the Notre Dame Basilica, which offers fabulous views across Lyon, or walk the cobblestone paths of yesteryear in the medieval hilltop town of Pérouges. Alternatively, join a guided cycling tour to Lyon’s charming Botanical Gardens and Zoo. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Day 7 Vienne > Tournon
Enjoy a city tour this morning in Vienne, an old Roman city in a lovely setting. Soak up a leisurely afternoon of cruising to picturesque Tournon. If you like, join a cooking class in Scenic Culinaire en-route.
Enjoy a delightful afternoon aperitif on the terrace of the Castle of Tournon whilst local guitarists perform an acoustic set for your exclusive benefit. It’s the perfect soundtrack to an awe-inspiring backdrop. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Day 8 Viviers > Avignon
This morning take advantage of an included walking tour of Viviers. This delightful town, nestled between hill and river, boasts ancient homes and an unusual cathedral.
Scenic Culinaire will be hosting a lesson in French cuisine for those wishing to improve their skills whilst cruising this afternoon. Or perhaps, simply soak in the panoramic vistas from the Sun Deck as you cruise into Avignon.
Tonight, enjoy a fabulous French chanson vocalist perform for your enjoyment on board. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Day 9 Avignon
Freechoice: Shop with a Chef at a local market and cook up a storm in Scenic Culinaire afterwards. Alternatively, savour an in-depth tour of Avignon’s architectural jewel, the Pope’s Palace, or take an excursion to Uzès and visit Pont du Gard, a magnificent ancient Roman aqueduct.
This afternoon enjoy time at leisure in Avignon.
Be treated to a truly unforgettable experience at the prestigious Pope’s Palace in Avignon. After the doors close to the general public, virtuoso musicians will showcase their skill by performing Mozart, Bach and Vivaldi within this elegant 14th century palace. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Day 10 Tarascon
Relax on board as we cruise onto the Provençal town of Tarascon.
Freechoice: Visit Les Baux, and drop into a local olive farm, or visit Saint-Paul de Mausole Monastery in Saint-Rémy. Alternatively, view the Arles Arena in this thriving former Roman city. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Day 11 Tarascon > Marseille
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. (Breakfast)
Please note: Pre-release itinerary subject to change.
Embark on an 11 day journey from Paris with a luxurious river cruise along the Rhone. Experience an exclusive dinner at the Pope's Palace in Avignon.
City of light
24 meals including 10 Breakfasts, 6 Lunches and 8 Dinners
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.