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Enchanting Rhône with Monte Carlo

Over 12 days, journey from Nice to Paris in 5-star luxury. Visit Monte Carlo and cruise the Rhône towards Chalon-sur-Saône. End with a night in Paris.

12 Day
From (AUD)
$ 8,820
  • 2019 Nice > Paris

    Southern delights

    Discover the towns of Avignon, Tournon & Lyon on a 9 day tour from Paris to Nice with a luxury river cruise along the Rhone on board a Scenic Space-Ship

    Begin your journey in Monte Carlo for a three night stay before boardin 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'.

    Tour Code:

    PCRM

    Duration:

    12 Days

    Departure City:

    Nice

    Return City:

    Paris

  • 12 Day Itinerary

    • Day 1 - Welcome

      Start your holiday with a welcome reception at your luxurious seafront hotel in Monte Carlo.

    • Day 2 - Monte Carlo > Nice > Monte Carlo

      Tour Monte Carlo and visit the Prince’s Palace of Monaco, then explore the charming city of Nice. This evening, enjoy exquisite French cuisine in an unforgettable setting.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

    • Day 3 - Monte Carlo

      Make the most of your free day in this beautiful Mediterranean city. Your Tour Director will be on hand to help you plan it.

      Meals included: Breakfast

    • Day 4 - Monte Carlo > Tarascon

      Cross the beautiful French Riviera region to Tarascon, where you’ll be welcomed on board your luxurious Scenic Space-Ship. Tonight you can look forward to a rousing welcome reception.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

    • Day 5 - 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.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 6 - 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.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 7 - 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.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 8 - 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. 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.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 9 - 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.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 10 - 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.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 11 - 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.

      Meals included: Breakfast

    • Day 12 - Paris

      After breakfast it’s time to bid a fond adieu and transfer to Paris airport.

      Meals included: Breakfast