Enchanting Rhône

Discover the towns of Avignon, Tournon & Lyon on a 9 day all-inclusive luxury river cruise. Shop with a chef in Avignon and enjoy an exclusive concert.

9 Days
Paris to Avignon / Tarascon
From (AUD)
$ 6,275
Dates & Pricing

2019 Paris > Avignon / Tarascon

Southern delights

Discover the towns of Avignon, Tournon & Lyon on a 9 day tour from Paris to Nice with a luxury river cruise along the Rhone on board a Scenic Space-Ship
Starting in Paris, the 'city of light', travel to Chalon-sur-Saône and cruise towards the Roman town of Tarascon on board your luxurious Scenic Space-Ship. Cruise along the Rhône and Saône rivers through a land of resplendent châteaux and awe-inspiring cathedrals.
Tour Map
Tour Code:
FCCR
Duration:
9 days
Departure City:
Paris
Return City:
Avignon / Tarascon

9 Day Itinerary

  1. Day 1 - Paris

    Arrive today in Paris and have an evening at leisure.

  2. Day 2 - Paris > Chalon-sur-Saône

    Depart Paris and transfer via coach to Chalon-sur-Saône where you’ll be warmly welcomed on board your luxurious Scenic Space-Ship.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  3. Day 3 - Mâcon > Lyon

    Freechoice

    Travel to 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.

    While cruising this afternoon, join a lesson in French cookery in Scenic Culinaire.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  4. Day 4 - 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.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  5. Day 5 - Vienne > Tournon

    Freechoice

    Take a walking tour in Vienne including a visit to the Roman amphitheatre and uncover the fascinating history of this quaint riverside town, once conquered by Julius Caesar (not available all departures and will be replaced with St Pierre Archaeological/Lapidary Museum). Alternatively, join your local guide for a cycling tour.

    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

  6. Day 6 - Viviers > Avignon

    This morning, enjoy a walking tour of the ancient town of Viviers, nestled between hill and river, and visit its imposing cathedral. Scenic Culinaire will be hosting a lesson in French cuisine for those wishing to improve their skills while cruising this afternoon. Or simply soak in the panoramic vistas from
    the Sun Deck as you cruise to Avignon.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  7. Day 7 - 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 Popes’ Palace. Alternatively, take an excursion to Uzès and Pont du Gard, the impressive ancient Roman aqueduct.

    This afternoon enjoy free time to explore on your own.

    Enrich

    After the doors close to the general public at Avignon’s prestigious Popes’ 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

  8. Day 8 - Tarascon

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

    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.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  9. Day 9 - Tarascon

    Transfer to Nice or Marseille airport after breakfast. Please book your flights to depart between 11am and 4pm if flying out of Marseille and after 1pm if flying out of Nice.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

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