Idyllic Rhône

Cruise the Rhone from Chalon-sur-Saône & explore the Roman town of Tarascon. Enjoy the cuisines and delights of France on a luxurious 8 day river cruise.

8 Days
Chalon-sur-Saone to Avignon / Tarascon
From (AUD)
$ 5,495
Dates & Pricing

2019 Chalon-sur-Saone > Avignon / Tarascon

Southern delights

Travel through iconic regions and landscapes of the South of France. Relax and rejuvenate on board as you make the most of this exquisite part of the world.
From Chalon-sur-Saône to Tarascon, the South of France is a place of rare enchantment. You’ll get to sample one of the world’s most celebrated cuisines, and enter a world of grandeur and wonder. Delve into the many local histories along the way, and appreciate the world’s most refined wine culture.
Tour Map
Tour Code:
FCCC
Duration:
8 days
Departure City:
Chalon-sur-Saone
Return City:
Avignon / Tarascon

8 Day Itinerary

  1. Day 1 - Lyon > Chalon-sur-Saône

    From Lyon airport transfer to Chalon-sur-Saône where you’ll be welcomed warmly aboard your luxurious Scenic Space-Ship. If flying into Lyon, please book your flights to arrive between 10am and 3pm.

    Meals Included: Dinner

  2. Day 2 - Mâcon > Lyon

    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

  3. Day 3 - Lyon

    Awake today in Lyon, the gastronomic heart of France.

    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

  4. Day 4 - Vienne > Tournon

    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.

    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

  5. Day 5 - 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

  6. Day 6 - Avignon

    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.

    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

  7. Day 7 - Tarascon

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

    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

  8. Day 8 - 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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