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Feast on exquisite French cuisine and marvel at the beautiful landscapes on a 13 day cruise from Chalon-sur-Saône to Tarascon on board a Scenic Space-Ship.

13 Day
From (AUD)
$ 7,645
  • 2018 Chalon-sur-Saone > Tarascon

    Tour Code:

    FRAC

    Duration:

    13 Days

    Departure City:

    Chalon-sur-Saone

    Return City:

    Tarascon

    Selected Itinerary
  • 13 Day Itinerary

    • Day 1 - Chalon-sur-Saône

      Your friendly crew await to welcome you aboard your luxurious Scenic Space-Ship for your journey through France’s iconic south. Arrival transfers included from Lyon airport, please book flights to arrive by 1pm, or Lyon or Chalon-sur-Saône Train Stations.

      Meals included: Dinner

    • Day 2 - Chalon-sur-Saône > Tournus
      Freechoice

      This morning explore Beaune, including a visit to Les Hospices de Beaune. Alternatively, visit the estate of Château de Savigny-les-Beaune to see the impressive collection of motorcycles, race cars and fighter planes.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 3 - Tournus
      Freechoice

      Experience the magnificent Château de Cormatin, or savour French truffles in nearby villages.

      Upon your return to Tournus you’ll enjoy a relaxing cruise to Mâcon. Alternatively, join a guided cycle to Mâcon and meet the ship there, or join a class in Scenic Culinaire on board whilst cruising.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 4 - Mâcon
      Freechoice

      Visit the fabulous Bresse Museum, or taste wine in the Mâconnais-Beaujolais region. Alternatively, visit Cluny, the village surrounding the great Benedictine Abbey.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 5 - Lyon
      Freechoice

      Enjoy a tour of Lyon, or an excursion to the medieval hilltop town of Pérouges. Alternatively, visit the exclusive Paul Bocuse culinary school.

      Lyon has a Botanical Gardens and Zoo within cycling distance if you’re up for the challenge on your free afternoon.

      Enrich

      Experience the French extravaganza that is the can-can amidst other performances when you are treated to the exclusive gala spectacular, Scenic Rouge, under the big-top onshore this evening in Lyon.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 6 - Tournon

      Cruising from Lyon you’ll have the opportunity to join a master class in French cuisine in Scenic Culinaire, or simply relax on board and soak in the expansive panoramas of this picturesque region as you glide into Tournon. On arrival, meet a spirited local for a fun and informative lecture on the French paradox and etiquette.

      Sundowners

      Overlooking the Rhône, Tournon Castle is a must-see for visitors. Enjoy an afternoon aperitif on the terrace of the castle accompanied by local musicians. You’ll find it a great soundtrack to a truly awe-inspiring backdrop.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 7 - Tournon > Viviers
      Freechoice

      Visit the spectacular wine cave within Tournon Castle for a tasting, or enjoy a walking tour of Tain l’Hermitage, which includes a tasting at Valrhona Chocolates. You could also take a guided cycle to delightful neighbouring villages, or hike the famed Saint-Joseph vineyard for a tasting of the delicious varietals amidst the vines.

      In the afternoon relax on board as we cruise to Viviers.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 8 - Viviers > Châteauneuf-du-Pape

      Enjoy a walking tour of Viviers, including an organ recital at Viviers Cathedral.

      Freechoice

      Tour the Ardèche National Park and immerse yourself in the Caverne du Pont-d’Arc Museum, or visit the aromatic Lavender Museum. Alternatively, choose to canoe through one of Europe’s largest natural canyons, or tour Grignan in Provence.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 9 - Châteauneuf-du-Pape > Avignon
      Freechoice

      Enhance your culinary prowess with a lesson in Scenic Culinaire, or sample the celebrated wines of Châteauneuf-du-Pape at a charming Côtes du Rhône vineyard.

      Afternoon cruising to Avignon where you’ll tour the iconic Pope’s Palace.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 10 - Avignon
      Freechoice

      Shop with a Chef at a local market and cook up a storm in Scenic Culinaire. Alternatively, tour Gordes and l’Isle-sur-la-Sourge, or take an excursion to Uzès and Pont du Gard.

      Enjoy a leisurely afternoon in Avignon.

      Enrich

      Be treated to a truly unforgettable experience at the prestigious Pope’s Palace of Avignon, among the most visited sites in France. After the doors close to the general public, you’ll partake in an exclusive gala dinner and classical concert in the opulent Grand Tinel room.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 11 - La Camargue
      Freechoice

      Fine tune your cooking skills in Scenic Culinaire, or take in the wild beauty of Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer and visit the Parc Ornithologique. You could also visit the fortified Mediterranean village of Aigues-Mortes.

      Enjoy leisurely cruising this afternoon. And tonight on board, enjoy a live music performance by a Camargue gypsy band.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 12 - Tarascon
      Freechoice

      Tour the artistic heritage of Arles, and explore the Arles Arena, or visit the hilltop village of Les Baux before tasting the local products at a charming family-run olive farm. Alternatively, visit Saint-Rémy including Saint-Paul de Mausole Monastery.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 13 - Tarascon > Nice Airport

      Disembark after breakfast for your transfer to Nice Airport. Marseille Airport transfers are available on request. Please book flights to depart after 1pm.

      Meals included: Breakfast