France and Portugal delights

  • 31 Days

  • BFDO

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A journey for your senses

A journey as delicious as it is diverse, journey through the culinary capical of France, Lyon, Bordeaux's renowned wine region and Portugal, a land where time stands still.
This immersive journey across 31 days takes you to the gastronomic heart of France, the renowned Bordeaux wine region before taking you to Portugal with the disctintive cuisine and Port wines, a practice that has been passed down through families for centuries. In Bordeaux you’ll visit Grand Cru Classé wine estates, cycle through picture-book landscapes, learn about the winemaking process, and try your hand at preparing French cuisine in a cooking class. Beyond the culinary, the region serves up a wealth of historical landmarks, from elegant châteaux to churches that have been around for longer than most of the new world. In the South of France taste the gourmet offerings in Lyon, the food capital of France, and immerse yourself in the acclaimed Burgundy wine region, sampling different varieties as you soak up the picturesque scenery. Marvel at iconic sceneries such as the Palais des Papes in Avignon and visit Arles to see the sights Vincent Van Gogh so famously painted during his time here before continuing onto a cruise along the Douro River, transporting you to days gone by. You’ll find locals still ply their traditional trades as they have for centuries, regional fare is authentic and honest, and the locals are welcoming and passionate about their heritage.
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The Scenic Difference

Every detail of your all-inclusive journey has been carefully considered to create a truly carefree experience and memories to last a lifetime.
In the heart of the Medoc region enjoy an exclusive classical concert in Château d’Agassac
5-Star Scenic Space-Ships
Enjoy an exclusive show during after hours access at Les Bassins de Lumierès
Your choice of spacious Standard Suite, or a Balcony Suite with an innovative Scenic Sun Lounge
Take in the sights of the spectacular Arcachon region on the Atlantic coast
Exclusive Scenic Enrich experiences
Take the opportunity to visit the fortified town of Cognac including a visit to the estate of Remy Martin, one of the finest producers in the region
Personalise your trip with included Scenic Freechoice activities
Master French cookery in our exclusive on board cooking school, Scenic Culinaire
Enjoy a choice of up to five on board dining experiences, from casual to fine dining
Be amazed by the magnificent surrounds at an exclusive classical concert accompanied by dinner at the grandiose Popes’ Palace in Avignon
Complimentary premium beverages all day, every day* – not just at meal times
Join French cooking demonstrations in our exclusive on board cooking school, Scenic Culinaire
Butler service for every suite
Enjoy an exclusive acapella choir performance at the ornately decorated Trinity Chapel in Lyon
Complimentary full mini-bar restocked daily
Explore the rugged beauty of the Ardeche National Park and immerse yourself in the Caverne du Pont-D'Arc Museum
Dedicated fitness area
Cruise past the spectacular scenery of the Douro Valley over 10 nights on board a luxurious Scenic Space-Ship
Scenic Tailormade App for river commentary and independent exploration
Cross the Spanish border and immerse yourself in the vibrant culture and atmosphere of the city of Salamanca
The freedom of our e-bikes – electrically assisted bicycles (not available in Portugal)
Immerse yourself in local life while visiting the small traditional village of Provesende
Scenic Cruise Director to guide and assist & expert local guides
Be dazzled by the gold interiors of Sao Francisco Church as you are entertained by an exclusive classical concert
Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout your cruise
Tailor your journey with a variety of Scenic Freechoice including Active, Your way excursions, Moments, Masters & Music activities and Interactive Encounters
Return airport transfers^
All tipping and gratuities on board and on shore

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