Idyllic Rhône

Sail the Rhône and Sâone rivers from Lyon to Tarascon in luxury. Visit Lyon's Notre Dame Basilica and enjoy an exclusive Scenic Culinaire experience.

8 Days
Lyon to Marseille
From (AUD)
$ 5,995
Dates & Pricing

2022 Lyon > Marseille

From the gastronomic heart of France to the Mediterranean

The wonderful Rhône Valley will set your senses alight with the multitude of experiences on offer during your cruise. Discover why this region is famous for its beauty, cuisine and architecture.
Commence your journey in Lyon and board your luxurious Scenic Space-Ship for your cruise along the Rhône and Saône rivers, before ending your journey in Tarascon. Cruise past picturesque villages and beautiful towns and drift through a land of resplendent castles and awe-inspiring cathedrals.
Tour Map
Tour Code:
FCCL
Duration:
8 days
Departure City:
Lyon
Return City:
Marseille

8 Day Itinerary

  1. Day 1 - Lyon

    Arrive in Lyon where you’ll be warmly welcomed on board your Scenic Space-Ship.

    Meals Included: Dinner

  2. Day 2 - Lyon

    Set on the confluence of the Rhône and Saône rivers, Lyon is renowned as the gastronomic heart of France.

    Freechoice

    Walk Lyon’s hidden traboules, then continue to Notre Dame Basilica, which offers fabulous views across the city or join a guided bike ride to Lyon’s Botanical Gardens and Zoo. Alternatively, learn about Lyon’s rich heritage in silk production, that dates back almost five centuries, during a silk painting workshop, or walk the cobblestone paths in the medieval hilltop town of Pérouges.

    This afternoon set sail for Mâcon. Watch the scenery float by from the sun deck or Panorama Lounge, relax in the Wellness centre or perhaps take a lesson in French cookery in Scenic Culinaire.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  3. Day 3 - Mâcon

    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. Alternatively, visit Château de Cormatin, where you can admire the castles gilded rooms, surrounding moat and water features, as well as the perfectly manicured gardens.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  4. Day 4 - Vienne

    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. Or, for the more active, take in the picturesque landscapes of this region on a guided cycling tour of Vienne and neighbouring villages where you will see an abundance of evidence of the city’s glory days as a Roman city.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  5. Day 5 - Viviers > Avignon

    Freechoice

    This morning, enjoy a walking tour of the ancient town of Viviers, nestled between hill and river, and visit its imposing cathedral. Alternatively, visit the beautiful provincial town of Grignan for a guided tour and a visit to the Château, before enjoying some time at leisure to explore on your own.

    Scenic Culinaire will be hosting a lesson in French cuisine this afternoon.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  6. Day 6 - Avignon

    Freechoice

    Shop with a Chef at the market then cook up a storm in Scenic Culinaire, or explore Avignon’s architechtural wonder, the Pope’s Palace, where you will see the impressive architecture and grand halls that we once home to several popes. Alternatively, take an excursion to Pont du Gard, the impressive ancient Roman aqueduct, or sample the celebrated wines of Châteauneuf-du-Pape at a Côtes du Rhône vineyard.

    This afternoon enjoy free time to explore on your own.

    Enrich

    After the doors close to the general public at Avignon’s prestigious Palais des Papes, you’ll be invited for an exclusive concert inside this elegant 14th century palace.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  7. Day 7 - Avignon > Tarascon

    Freechoice

    Visit Les Baux, surounded by incredible rock formations, picturesque olive groves and vineyards, and drop into a local olive farm to enjoy a tasting of its produce. Alternatively, visit the city of Arles, home to many impressive Roman ruins including the Arles Arena, which you will visit on your guided tour.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  8. Day 8 - Tarsacon

    After breakfast, disembark and transfer to Marseille airport for your onward journey.

    This itinerary is a guide only and may be amended for operational reasons such as high and low water. As such, the cruise may operate altered from that stated above. Please refer to our terms and conditions

    Meals Included: Breakfast

Tour inclusions

Truly all-inclusive luxury
  • 5-Star Scenic Space-Ship with up to 149 guests
  • Spacious Balcony Suites with an innovative Scenic Sun Lounge
  • 1 Scenic Enrich experience with a private classical concert at the impressive Popes Palace in Avignon – Exclusive to Scenic
  • Scenic Culinaire – for Exclusive on board cooking lessons
  • Personalise your trip with 18 included Scenic Freechoice activities
  • Dine at your choice of up to five on board venues, from casual to fine dining
  • 20 meals – 7 breakfasts (B), 6 lunches (L) and 7 dinners (D)
  • Complimentary premium beverages all day, every day – not just at meal times
  • Butler service for every suite
  • Complimentary full mini-bar restocked daily
  • Innovative Salt Therapy Lounge and fitness area
  • Scenic Tailormade App for river commentary and independent exploration
  • The freedom of our e-bikes – electronically assisted bicycles
  • Scenic Cruise Director to guide and assist & expert local guides
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout your cruise
  • Return airport transfers
  • All tipping and gratuities on board and on shore

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