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Enchanting Rhône with Paris & Barcelona

Cobblestone roads, spectacular food, sparkling cities - be inspired by endless cultural wonder on this 14 day experience from Paris to Barcelona.

14 Day
From (AUD)
$ 10,295
  • 2017 Paris > Barcelona

    Create your own story in beautiful Paris

    Many millions of words have been written about Paris, a city that’s inspired more stories than virtually anywhere else in the world.

    It has featured in the works of towering French talents like Hugo, Flaubert and Voltaire as well as émigrés like Hemingway, Dickens, and Orwell. Of course, that’s hardly surprising, for there’s just so much to say about this fascinating place. And Paris, with its grand monuments and boulevards, is just the opening gambit in this wonderful itinerary. From there you’ll be transported down the delightful Rhône River, with stops at numerous quaint villages, and splendid historical cities. You’ll also enjoy passages through the incredible wine regions of Burgundy and Beaujolais, before wrapping up the trip of a lifetime in Spain’s atmospheric seaside city of Barcelona.

    Tour Code:

    PFCB

    Duration:

    14 Days

    Departure City:

    Paris

    Return City:

    Barcelona

  • 14 Day Itinerary

    • Day 1 - Welcome to Paris
      Highlights:
      Welcome reception

      A world of wonder awaits you with a three night stay at one of our luxurious city central hotels.

    • Day 2 - Paris
      Highlights:
      Louvre Museum
      Freechoice

      Treat yourself to a sightseeing tour of Paris, or visit the world-renowned Louvre Museum. Alternatively, take a walking tour with a Parisian.

      Meals included: Breakfast

    • Day 3 - Paris
      Highlights:
      City of light

      Enjoy a day of leisure in Paris, the ‘city of light’.

      FreechoiceDining

      Dine at the world-famous Lido, or at 58 Tour Eiffel in the Eiffel Tower itself, while drinking in the incredible Parisian skyline.

      Meals included: 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.

      Meals included: 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.

      Meals included: 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.

      Meals included: 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 enroute.

      Sundowners

      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.

      Meals included: 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.

      Meals included: 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.

      Enrich

      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.

      Meals included: 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.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 11 - Tarascon > Barcelona

      After breakfast, travel to Spain’s beautiful city of Barcelona. On arrival, enjoy an included orientation tour.

      Meals included: Breakfast

    • Day 12 - Barcelona
      Highlights:
      Poble Espanyol de Montjuic

      Enjoy a tour of Barcelona, including Gaudi’s Cathedral of the Sagrada Familia and Parc Güell.

      Freechoice

      Visit Gaudi’s Casa Batlló, or tour the Barcelona Football Stadium and Museum. Alternatively, discover Poble Espanyol de Montjuic, the open air museum that boasts the Magic Fountain of Montjuic.

      Meals included: Breakfast

    • Day 13 - Barcelona
      Highlights:
      A day by the sea

      Enjoy a full day of leisure in beautiful Barcelona. Your Tour Director will be on hand to assist you with any plans you’d like to make for the day. Enjoy a special Spanish dinner in the city this evening.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

    • Day 14 - Barcelona
      Highlights:
      Farewell

      All good things end eventually so after enjoying a great breakfast, transfer to Barcelona Airport for your onward or homebound flight.

      Meals included: Breakfast

  • Tour inclusions

    All-inclusive highlights
    • 5-star Scenic Space-Ships featuring Scenic Sun Lounges
    • 1 exclusive Enrich experience
    • Your choice of 19 Freechoice activities and dining
    • Exclusive Scenic Culinaire
    • 1 Sundowners event
    • Exclusive Scenic Tailormade
    • 28 meals– 13 breakfasts, 6 lunches and 9 dinners