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Idyllic Rhône

Enjoy 8 days of visual delight on this elegant experience throughout Burgundy and the Riviera. Try life the French way from Chalon-sur-Saone to Tarascon.

8 Day
From (AUD)
$ 5,445
  • 2017 Chalon-sur-Saone > Tarascon

    From beautiful Burgundy to the sparkling Riviera

    With a myriad of flavours to savour, the south of France is revealed to you when you travel with Scenic

    With eight glorious days in this beautiful pocket of France you will have the perfect opportunity to step out and explore whatever incredible destination your 5-star floating hotel happens to be docked in. You’ll find yourself right there, in the centre of the action, in one of Europe’s most beautiful regions, with nightly opportunities to stretch your legs and explore. A gourmet splurge in Avignon, or an evening of fabulous entertainment in Tarascon, – the possibilities are endless, and the choice is yours. Combine that with highlights such as immersing yourself in the acclaimed Beaujolais wine region, and a visit to the beautiful Luberon villages, and the temptations of succumbing to the south of France become even more alluring.

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    8 Days

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  • 8 Day Itinerary

    • Day 1 - Welcome

      You’ll be met at Lyon Airport and transferred to Chalon-sur-Saône where you’ll be welcomed warmly aboard your luxurious Scenic Space-Ship for your cruise through France’s spectacular south of France. Please schedule flights to arrive by midday.

      Meals included: Dinner

    • Day 2 - Mâcon > Lyon

      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 3 - Lyon

      Awake today in Lyon, the gastronomic heart of France.


      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 4 - 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.


      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 5 - 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 6 - Avignon

      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.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 7 - Tarascon

      Relax on board as we cruise onto the Provençal town of Tarascon.


      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 8 - Tarascon

      All good things end eventually so after enjoying a great breakfast, disembark your Scenic Space-Ship and transfer to Nice or Marseille Airport. (Please book flights to depart after 1pm).

      Meals included: Breakfast

  • Tour inclusions

    All-inclusive highlights
    • 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 – 7 breakfasts, 6 lunches and 7 dinners