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.
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.
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 > Paris
After breakfast, drive through the beautiful Île-de-France region to Paris where you’ll be staying in one of the city’s luxury hotels. (Breakfast)
Day 9 Paris
Freechoice: Take a sightseeing tour of Paris, or visit the Louvre Museum. Alternatively, take a walking tour with a Parisian. (Breakfast)
Day 10 Paris
Enjoy a day at leisure in Paris.
Freechoice Dining: Dine at the world-famous Lido, or at restaurant 58 Tour Eiffel in the Eiffel Tower. (Breakfast, Dinner)
Day 11 Paris
After breakfast it’s time to bid a fond adieu and transfer to Paris airport. (Breakfast)
Board a luxurious Scenic Space-Ship and cruise the Rhône to Chalon-sur-Saône. Travel from the beautiful Île-de-France region to Paris & explore the city.
Travel through iconic regions and landscapes of the South of France. Relax and rejuvenate on board as you make the most of this exquisite part of the world.
Board your luxurious Scenic Space-Ship in the old Roman town of Tarascon for your cruise along the Rhône and Saône rivers over eight glorious days. With its picturesque villages, and beautiful towns, you’ll drift through a land of resplendent castles and awe-inspiring cathedrals before arriving in Paris, the 'city of light' for your three night stay.
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.