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Idyllic Rhône

Board a luxurious Scenic Space-Ship in the former Roman town of Tarascon & cruise the Rhone to Chalon-sur-Saône. Enjoy the cuisines and delights of France.

8 Day
From (AUD)
$ 5,990
  • 2018 Tarascon > Chalon-sur-Saone

    Tour Code:

    FCCC

    Duration:

    8 Days

    Departure City:

    Tarascon

    Return City:

    Chalon-sur-Saone

  • 8 Day Itinerary

    • 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).

      Meals included: Dinner

    • Day 2 - Tarascon > Avignon

      The town of 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 wondrous 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. On arrival enjoy entertainment on board from one of the region’s best French chanson singers.

      Meals included: 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 Pope’s Palace. Alternatively, take an excursion to Uzès and Pont du Gard, the impressive ancient Roman aqueduct.

      This afternoon take some time to explore Avignon on your own.

      Enrich

      After the doors close to the general public at Avignon’s prestigious Pope’s Palace, you’ll be invited in for an exclusive concert where virtuoso musicians perform Mozart, Bach and Vivaldi within this elegant 14th century palace.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 4 - Viviers > Tournon

      Enjoy a walking tour of Viviers and visit the imposing Cathedral of Viviers. Then, afternoon cruising to Tournon. Perhaps join a cooking class in Scenic Culinaire en route.

      Sundowners

      Relax with a beverage on the terrace of the Castle of Tournon. Local guitarists will perform an acoustic set for your exclusive benefit. It’s a great soundtrack to an awe-inspiring backdrop.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 5 - Vienne > Lyon

      Take a walking tour in Vienne and uncover the fascinating history of this quaint riverside town, once conquered by Julius Caesar. This afternoon join an on board masterclass in French cuisine in Scenic Culinaire, or simply relax and view the beautiful Rhône River vistas as you cruise to Lyon.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 6 - Lyon

      Awake today in Lyon, the gastronomic heart of France.

      Freechoice

      Walk Lyon’s hidden traboules, and visit the Notre Dame Basilica, which offers fabulous views across the city. Alternatively, walk the cobblestone paths of yesteryear in the medieval hilltop town of Pérouges, or join a guided bike ride to Lyon’s Botanical Gardens and Zoo.

      This afternoon perhaps visit Scenic Culinaire and pick up a trick or two to add to your culinary prowess.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 7 - Mâcon > Chalon-sur-Saône
      Freechoice

      Travel to the village of Oingt in the ‘Golden Stone’ region of Beaujolais, and enjoy a tasting of the region’s wines. Or, explore charming Cluny, built around the great Benedictine Abbey.

      Whilst cruising this afternoon join your chef in Scenic Culinaire for a lesson in French cookery.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 8 - Chalon-sur-Saône > Lyon

      After breakfast, transfer to Lyon airport for your onward or homebound flight. If flying out of Lyon, please book your flights to depart between 2pm and 8pm.

      Meals included: Breakfast