Spectacular South of France

14 Day River Cruise from Paris to Marseille with Scenic

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14
Days
Paris
Marseille
River Cruise
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Countries Explored:
France
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Trip Code:
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Itinerary

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1 Welcome to Paris
Celebrate the start of your holiday at this evening’s welcome reception and relax at one of our luxurious city central hotels.
2 Chalon-sur-Saône
Traverse the Île de France countryside on the TGV train to Dijon, known for its famous mustard exports. Enjoy an orientation tour and time at leisure before transferring to Chalon-sur-Saône where your friendly crew await to welcome you on board your luxurious Scenic Space-Ship. (B/D)
3 Chalon-sur-Saône - Tournus
Freechoice: Explore Beaune, including a visit to Les Hospices de Beaune. Alternatively, visit the estate of Château Meursault and taste some of the acclaimed wines from this premium estate located in the heart of the Burgundy region. (B/L/D)
4 Tournus - Mâcon
Freechoice: Experience Château de Cormatin, boasting beautiful gardens and water features. Or join the intelligent hounds and their owners in a nearby quaint village to locate and sample French truffles. Enjoy leisurely cruising to Mâcon this afternoon, or opt for a class in French cuisine in Scenic Culinaire on board. Alternatively, cycle from Tournus to Mâcon and meet the ship there. (B/L/D)
5 Mâcon
You’re sure to love Mâcon. Be fascinated by its history and delighted by the surrounding picturesque farming region acclaimed for its five wine appellations and gastronomy. Freechoice: Retrace the traditional life of the region on your visit to the Bresse Museum, or enjoy wine tasting in the celebrated Beaujolais region. Alternatively, visit Cluny, constructed around the great Benedictine Abbey. (B/L/D)
6 Lyon
Awake today in Lyon, the gastronomic heart of France Freechoice: Discover Lyon’s historic significance by traversing its hidden traboules, secret passageways dating back to the 4th century, and visit Notre Dame Basilica for views across Lyon. Alternatively, walk the cobblestone paths in the medieval hilltop town of Pérouges. Or visit the exclusive culinary school of Paul Bocuse and perfect the art of French cuisine before sampling some of the delicious fare. You have the afternoon at leisure. Explore the city further or visit Scenic Culinaire and pick up a trick or two to add to your culinary prowess. Enrich: Experience the French extravaganza that is the can-can among other performances when you are treated to the exclusive gala spectacular, Scenic Rouge, under the big-top onshore this evening in Lyon. (B/L/D)
7 Tournon
Cruising from Lyon, take in the picturesque riverside panoramas as you glide effortlessly toward Tournon. If you are feeling more active you have the opportunity to cycle from Andance to Tournon. On arrival, enjoy a fun lecture on the French paradox and etiquette. Sundowners: Overlooking the Rhône, Tournon Castle is a must-see, both for its historic interest and breathtaking outlook. You’ll enjoy an afternoon aperitif on the terrace of the castle accompanied by local musicians. (B/L/D)
8 Tournon - Viviers
Freechoice: Enjoy a unique wine tasting in the wine cave of Tournon Castle, or join a guided walk of Tain l’Hermitage including a tasting at Valrhona Chocolates. You could also enjoy a group bike ride along the Rhône to neighbouring villages, or hike Heritage Hill for a tasting of the region’s delicious varietals among the vines. Enrich: Enjoy scenic cruising to Viviers this afternoon. (B/L/D)
9 Viviers - Châteauneuf-du-Pape
Enjoy a walking tour of Viviers including an organ recital in the town’s cathedral. Freechoice: Explore the Ardèche National Park and immerse yourself in the Caverne du Pont-d’Arc Museum, or visit the aromatic Lavender Museum. If you’re feeling adventurous, you can canoe through one of Europe’s largest natural canyons, or drop into the beautiful provincial town of Grignan. (B/L/D)
10 Châteauneuf-du-Pape - Avignon
Freechoice: Sample the celebrated wines of Châteauneuf-du-Pape at a Côtes du Rhône vineyard or take a guided hike through the vines. Enjoy picturesque cruising to Avignon this afternoon where you’ll take a walking tour including a visit to the city’s architectural jewel, the Popes’ Palace. (B/L/D)
11 Avignon:
Freechoice: Shop with a Chef at a local food market and cook up a storm in Scenic Culinaire with your fresh ingredients. Alternatively, drop into the villages of the Luberon region including Gordes and l’Isle-sur-la-Sorgue, or take an excursion to Uzès and Pont du Gard. Explore Avignon at leisure this afternoon. Enrich: Be treated to a truly unforgettable experience at the prestigious Popes’ Palace of Avignon. After the doors close to the general public, you’ll enjoy an exclusive gala dinner and classical concert in one of the grandiose rooms. (B/L/D)
12 La Camargue
Choices today include the spectacular La Camargue National Park. Freechoice: Take in the wild beauty of Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer and visit the Parc Ornithologique. Alternatively, visit the fortified Mediterranean village of Aigues-Mortes, or join a guided cycling tour to the Abbey of Saint-Roman cave monastery. Or for something more relaxed, stay on board for a Provençal soap-making workshop. This afternoon, relax on the Sun Deck while cruising roundtrip from Tarascon towards the Mediterranean Sea. Tonight, a Camargue gypsy band performs live on board. (B/L/D)
13 Tarascon
The town of Tarascon exudes a medieval charm. Freechoice: Explore the artistic heritage of Arles, and see the striking Arles Arena, or stop in at the pretty hilltop village of Les Baux before touring a charming family-run olive farm. Alternatively, pay a visit to Saint-Rémy and Saint-Paul de Mausole Monastery where Van Gogh was held for a year. (B/L/D)
14 Tarascon - Marseille
All good things must end, and after enjoying a great breakfast, disembark your Scenic Space-Ship and transfer to Marseille airport, taking with you memories to last a lifetime. (B)
1 Welcome to Paris
Celebrate the start of your holiday at this evening’s welcome reception and relax at one of our luxurious city central hotels.
2 Paris - Lyon
Traverse the Île de France countryside on the TGV train to Lyon. Upon arrival transfer to the Scenic Sapphire where your friendly crew await to welcome you on board. (B/D)
3 Lyon - Tournus
Relax on board as you cruise along the Sâone River towards Tournus, perhaps enjoy a massage in the Wellness area, appreciate the health benefits of the Salt Therapy Lounge or sharpen your skills on French cookery at a lesson in Scenic Culinaire. Freechoice: Experience Château de Cormatin, boasting beautiful gardens and water features. Or join the intelligent hounds and their owners in a nearby quaint village to locate and sample French truffles. (B/L/D)
4 Chalon-sur-Sâone
Freechoice: Explore Beaune, including a visit to Les Hospices de Beaune. Alternatively, visit the estate of Château Meursault and taste some of the acclaimed wines from this premium estate located in the heart of the Burgundy region or, visit the photography museum and learn about the history of photography in the town it was first invented. (B/L/D)
5 Tournon
Perhaps start your day with a stretching class on board the sun deck or simply enjoy a leisurely morning as you take in the picturesque riverside panoramas as you glide effortlessly toward Tournon. If you are feeling more active you have the opportunity to cycle from Andance to Tournon. Freechoice: Enjoy wine tasting at a local winery, or join a guided walk of Tain l’Hermitage including a tasting at Valrhona Chocolates. You could also enjoy a hike to Heritage Hill for a tasting of the region’s delicious varietals among the vines. Alternatively, explore the spectacular landscapes of the Doux Valley by Velorail. This is unique and active way to cycle along bridges, through tunnels and alongside stunning National park. (B/L/D)
6 Avignon
A Scenic Culinaire cooking class is on offer this morning as you cruise toward Avignon. Learn to make regional delicacies and French classics with your dedicated chef. Freechoice: Take a walking tour of this magnificent city, famously dominated by the impressive Palais des Papes (Popes Palace). During your walking tour stroll through the cities ancient ramparts and narrow streets seeing the Popes Palace and St. Benezet Bridge, the famous Pont d’Avignon. Alternatively, sample the celebrated wines of Châteauneuf-du-Pape at a Côtes du Rhône vineyard. Enrich: Be treated to a truly unforgettable experience at the prestigious Popes’ Palace of Avignon. After the doors close to the general public, you’ll enjoy an exclusive gala classical concert in one of the grandiose rooms. (B/L/D)
7 Avignon
Freechoice: Shop with a Chef at a local food market and cook up a storm in Scenic Culinaire with your fresh ingredients. Alternatively, drop into the villages of the Luberon region including Gordes and the nearby Sénanque Abbey, or take an excursion to Uzès and Pont du Gard, the impressive Roman aquaduct. Sundowners: Sail past the famous Pont d’Avignon with a drink in hand and take in this beautiful location with your fellow guests on board your Scenic Space-Ship. This afternoon you have free time to explore this beautiful city at your leisure, your ship will not depart until the next morning so you will have ample opportunity to enjoy Avignon’s night life if you so wish. (B/L/D)
8 Tarascon
Freechoice: Explore the artistic heritage of Arles, and see the striking Arles Arena, or stop in at the pretty hilltop village of Les Baux before touring a charming family-run olive farm. Alternatively, pay a visit to Saint-Rémy and Saint-Paul de Mausole Monastery where Van Gogh was held for a year or take an active walk and embrace the natural scenery of La Camargue National Park. After lunch you have the afternoon at leisure to explore the medieval charm of Tarascon, perhaps explore the castle that dates back to the 15th century or simply stay on board for a Provencal Soap making workshop. (B/L/D)
9 Viviers
Enjoy a walking tour of Viviers including an organ recital in the town’s cathedral. Freechoice: Explore the Ardèche National Park and immerse yourself in the Caverne du Pont-d’Arc Museum, or visit the aromatic Lavender Museum. If you’re feeling adventurous, you can kayak through one of Europe’s largest natural canyons, or drop into the beautiful provincial town of Grignan. (B/L/D)
10 Lyon
Take in the vistas of the Rhône River as you spend a full day relaxing on board your luxurious Scenic Space-Ship towards the gastronomic heart of France, Lyon. Enjoy the passing scenery from the sun deck or panorama lounge and bar. Commentary from your Scenic Tailormade device will describe the captivating view unfolding before you. Or why not visit Scenic Culinaire and pick up a trick or two to add to your culinary prowess. (B/L/D)
11 Lyon
Freechoice: Discover Lyon’s historic significance by traversing its hidden traboules, secret passageways dating back to the 4th century, and visit Notre Dame Basilica for views across Lyon or, traverse Lyon by foot, set on the confluence of the Rhône and Sâone Rivers, explore the city sights by the river stopping along the way to sample some of the regions delicacies. Alternatively, walk the cobblestone paths in the medieval hilltop town of Pérouges. Or visit the exclusive culinary school of Paul Bocuse for a demonstration on perfecting the art of French cuisine before sampling some of the delicious fare. (B/L/D)
12 Lyon
All good things must end, and after a delicious breakfast, disembark your Scenic Space-Ship and transfer to Lyon airport, taking with you memories to last a lifetime. Please Note: Pre release itinerary subject to change. (B)

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Deck Plans

Category A
Balcony Suite
Category PA
Balcony Suite
Category PP
Balcony Suite
Category P
Balcony Suite
Category RJ
Junior Balcony Suite
Category RA
Royal Balcony Suite
Category RS
Royal Panorama Suite
Category RO
Royal Owners Suite
Diamond Deck (Level 3)

Cabin Types

Standard Suite
Standard Suite  Standard Suite  Standard Suite Layout  
  • Stateroom size 160 sq ft/ 15 sq m
  • Luxury Scenic slumber bed & pillow menu
  • Marble bathrooms with L’Occitane bathroom amenities & luxury bathrobe and slippers
  • Mac-mini infotainment system with complimentary movies on demand
  • International power sockets, safe, hairdryer, alarm clock & telephone
  • Butler service & complimentary mini bar
  • Complimentary laundry concierge service once per suite
  • Shoeshine service

Deck Plans

Category A
Balcony Suite
Category PA
Balcony Suite
Category PP
Balcony Suite
Category P
Balcony Suite
Category RJ
Junior Balcony Suite
Category RA
Royal Balcony Suite
Category RS
Royal Panorama Suite
Category RO
Royal Owners Suite
Diamond Deck (Level 3)

Cabin Types

Standard Suite
Standard Suite  Standard Suite  Standard Suite Layout  
  • Stateroom size 160 sq ft/ 15 sq m
  • Luxury Scenic slumber bed & pillow menu
  • Marble bathrooms with L’Occitane bathroom amenities & luxury bathrobe and slippers
  • Mac-mini infotainment system with complimentary movies on demand
  • International power sockets, safe, hairdryer, alarm clock & telephone
  • Butler service & complimentary mini bar
  • Complimentary laundry concierge service once per suite
  • Shoeshine service

Prices & Dates

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Sunday 21 Apr 2019 Saturday 04 May 2019 9,070 per person 251 per person 8,819 per person Sold Out
Sunday 05 May 2019 Saturday 18 May 2019 9,970 per person 278 per person 9,692 per person Enquire
Sunday 02 Jun 2019 Saturday 15 Jun 2019 9,970 per person 278 per person 9,692 per person Enquire
Sunday 16 Jun 2019 Saturday 29 Jun 2019 9,970 per person 278 per person 9,692 per person Enquire
Sunday 30 Jun 2019 Saturday 13 Jul 2019 9,670 per person 269 per person 9,401 per person Sold Out
Sunday 14 Jul 2019 Saturday 27 Jul 2019 9,670 per person 269 per person 9,401 per person Enquire
Sunday 28 Jul 2019 Saturday 10 Aug 2019 9,670 per person 269 per person 9,401 per person Enquire
Sunday 11 Aug 2019 Saturday 24 Aug 2019 9,670 per person 269 per person 9,401 per person Enquire
Sunday 08 Sep 2019 Saturday 21 Sep 2019 10,170 per person 284 per person 9,886 per person Enquire
Sunday 22 Sep 2019 Saturday 05 Oct 2019 10,170 per person 284 per person 9,886 per person Enquire
Sunday 06 Oct 2019 Saturday 19 Oct 2019 9,290 per person 258 per person 9,032 per person Enquire
Sunday 20 Oct 2019 Saturday 02 Nov 2019 8,570 per person 236 per person 8,334 per person Enquire
Sunday 21 Apr 2019 Saturday 04 May 2019 14,165 per person 404 solo traveller 13,761 solo traveller Sold Out
Sunday 05 May 2019 Saturday 18 May 2019 15,065 per person 431 solo traveller 14,634 solo traveller Enquire
Sunday 02 Jun 2019 Saturday 15 Jun 2019 15,065 per person 431 solo traveller 14,634 solo traveller Enquire
Sunday 16 Jun 2019 Saturday 29 Jun 2019 15,065 per person 431 solo traveller 14,634 solo traveller Enquire
Sunday 30 Jun 2019 Saturday 13 Jul 2019 14,815 per person 423 solo traveller 14,392 solo traveller Sold Out
Sunday 14 Jul 2019 Saturday 27 Jul 2019 14,815 per person 423 solo traveller 14,392 solo traveller Enquire
Sunday 28 Jul 2019 Saturday 10 Aug 2019 14,815 per person 423 solo traveller 14,392 solo traveller Enquire
Sunday 11 Aug 2019 Saturday 24 Aug 2019 14,815 per person 423 solo traveller 14,392 solo traveller Enquire
Sunday 08 Sep 2019 Saturday 21 Sep 2019 15,365 per person 440 solo traveller 14,925 solo traveller Enquire
Sunday 22 Sep 2019 Saturday 05 Oct 2019 15,365 per person 440 solo traveller 14,925 solo traveller Enquire
Sunday 06 Oct 2019 Saturday 19 Oct 2019 14,255 per person 407 solo traveller 13,848 solo traveller Enquire
Sunday 20 Oct 2019 Saturday 02 Nov 2019 13,465 per person 383 solo traveller 13,082 solo traveller Enquire
Sunday 12 Apr 2020 Thursday 23 Apr 2020 7,870 per person 212 per person 7,658 per person Enquire
Wednesday 06 May 2020 Sunday 17 May 2020 8,470 per person 230 per person 8,240 per person Enquire
Saturday 16 May 2020 Wednesday 27 May 2020 8,520 per person 232 per person 8,288 per person Enquire
Tuesday 09 Jun 2020 Saturday 20 Jun 2020 8,520 per person 232 per person 8,288 per person Sold Out
Friday 19 Jun 2020 Tuesday 30 Jun 2020 8,520 per person 232 per person 8,288 per person Enquire
Monday 29 Jun 2020 Friday 10 Jul 2020 8,520 per person 232 per person 8,288 per person Enquire
Thursday 09 Jul 2020 Monday 20 Jul 2020 8,270 per person 224 per person 8,046 per person Enquire
Sunday 19 Jul 2020 Thursday 30 Jul 2020 8,270 per person 224 per person 8,046 per person Enquire
Saturday 08 Aug 2020 Wednesday 19 Aug 2020 8,270 per person 224 per person 8,046 per person Enquire
Tuesday 18 Aug 2020 Saturday 29 Aug 2020 8,570 per person 233 per person 8,337 per person Enquire
Friday 11 Sep 2020 Tuesday 22 Sep 2020 8,870 per person 242 per person 8,628 per person Enquire
Monday 21 Sep 2020 Friday 02 Oct 2020 8,870 per person 242 per person 8,628 per person Enquire
Thursday 01 Oct 2020 Monday 12 Oct 2020 8,270 per person 224 per person 8,046 per person Enquire
Sunday 11 Oct 2020 Thursday 22 Oct 2020 7,770 per person 209 per person 7,561 per person Enquire
Sunday 12 Apr 2020 Thursday 23 Apr 2020 13,315 per person 375 solo traveller 12,940 solo traveller Enquire
Wednesday 06 May 2020 Sunday 17 May 2020 13,915 per person 393 solo traveller 13,522 solo traveller Enquire
Saturday 16 May 2020 Wednesday 27 May 2020 14,015 per person 396 solo traveller 13,619 solo traveller Enquire
Tuesday 09 Jun 2020 Saturday 20 Jun 2020 13,965 per person 395 solo traveller 13,570 solo traveller Sold Out
Friday 19 Jun 2020 Tuesday 30 Jun 2020 13,965 per person 395 solo traveller 13,570 solo traveller Enquire
Monday 29 Jun 2020 Friday 10 Jul 2020 13,965 per person 395 solo traveller 13,570 solo traveller Enquire
Thursday 09 Jul 2020 Monday 20 Jul 2020 13,715 per person 387 solo traveller 13,328 solo traveller Enquire
Sunday 19 Jul 2020 Thursday 30 Jul 2020 13,715 per person 387 solo traveller 13,328 solo traveller Enquire
Saturday 08 Aug 2020 Wednesday 19 Aug 2020 13,715 per person 387 solo traveller 13,328 solo traveller Enquire
Tuesday 18 Aug 2020 Saturday 29 Aug 2020 14,015 per person 396 solo traveller 13,619 solo traveller Enquire
Friday 11 Sep 2020 Tuesday 22 Sep 2020 14,315 per person 405 solo traveller 13,910 solo traveller Enquire
Monday 21 Sep 2020 Friday 02 Oct 2020 14,315 per person 405 solo traveller 13,910 solo traveller Enquire
Thursday 01 Oct 2020 Monday 12 Oct 2020 13,715 per person 387 solo traveller 13,328 solo traveller Enquire
Sunday 11 Oct 2020 Thursday 22 Oct 2020 13,215 per person 372 solo traveller 12,843 solo traveller Enquire
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Cabin Upgrades

Optional cabin upgrades. Upgrades priced per person.

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Cat E (Standard Suite) $ 0
Cat D (Standard Suite) $ 325
Cat C (Balcony Suite) $ 2,795
Cat BA (Balcony Suite) $ 3,295
Cat BB (Balcony Suite) $ 3,395
Cat B (Balcony Suite) $ 3,495
Cat PA (Balcony Suite) $ 3,595
Cat PP (Balcony Suite) $ 3,645
Cat P (Balcony Suite) $ 3,695
Cat BJ (Junior Suite) $ 3,795
Cat RJ (Junior Suite) $ 4,845
Cat RA (Royal Suite) $ 6,345
Cat RS (Royal Panorama Suite) $ 6,845
Cat RO (Royal Owner's Suite) $ 7,695
Cat E (Standard Suite) $ 0
Cat D (Standard Suite) $ 295
Cat C (Balcony Suite) $ 2,545
Cat BA (Balcony Suite) $ 2,945
Cat BB (Balcony Suite) $ 3,045
Cat B (Balcony Suite) $ 3,145
Cat PA (Balcony Suite) $ 3,195
Cat PP (Balcony Suite) $ 3,245
Cat BJ (Junior Suite) $ 3,395
Cat RJ (Junior Suite) $ 4,245
Cat RA (Royal Suite) $ 5,495
Cat RS (Royal Panorama Suite) $ 5,945
Cat RO (Royal Owners Suite) $ 6,595

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