South of France with Switzerland

17 Day River Cruise from Zurich to Marseille with Scenic

Read reviews and enjoy exclusive savings on Scenic's 17 Day South of France with Switzerland. Combine two of the most scenic locations in Europe from the pristine lakes and mountains of Switzerland to the enchanting rustic villages of southern France. Switzerland has it...read more

     
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River Cruise Starts In
Starts In
Zurich
River Cruise Ends In
Ends In
Marseille
Trip Budget
Budget
Premium
River Cruise
Trip Style
River Cruise
Scenic / Cultural
Trip Style
Scenic / Cultural
Countries Explored:
Switzerland, France
Trip Operated By:
Scenic
Scenic
25 Reviews
Trip Reviews:
5.0 out of 5
1 Reviews
Trip Code:
SWFR.1

Itinerary

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1 Welcome to Zurich
Start your journey with an overnight stay in Zurich.
2 Zurich - Lucerne - Bern
Repeatedly named the city with the best quality of life, Switzerland’s largest city Zurich is full of treasures and you’ll have the chance to discover them first-hand. Travel to Lucerne, overlooked by the magnificent Swiss Alp peaks of Mounts Pilatus and Rigi, before arriving in Bern for your overnight stay. (B)
3 Bern - Montreux
Ascend the Swiss Alps to the charming alpine village of Gstaad. Continue to Montreux for a luxurious two night stay, located on the shores of picturesque Lake Geneva (B)
4 Montreux
Enrich: Delight in a panoramic train journey to Château-d’Œx. Upon arrival witness traditional cheese-making at the Restaurant Le Chalet. The cheesemaker will transform milk into a hard cheese right in front of your eyes. At the end of the demonstration you’ll have an opportunity to taste the freshly made cheese. (B/L/D)
5 Montreux - Chalon-sur-Saône
Departing Montreux we cross the French border and make our way to Chalon-sur-Saône. Here a warm welcome awaits you from the crew of your luxury Scenic Space-Ship. (B/D)
6 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)
7 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)
8 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)
9 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)
10 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)
11 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)
12 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)
13 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)
14 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)
15 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)
16 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)
17 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 Zurich
Start your journey in Zurich with an overnight stay at your luxurious hotel.
2 Zurich - Lucerne - Bern
Repeatedly named the city with the best quality of life, Switzerland’s largest city is full of treasures and you’ll discover them first hand on a walking tour. Later explore Lucerne, overlooked by the magnificent Swiss Alps, before arriving in the Swiss capital of Bern and your centrally located hotel. (B)
3 Bern - Montreux
Ascend the Swiss Alps to the charming alpine village of Gstaad. This afternoon you’ll arrive at your luxurious hotel, located on the shores of the picturesque Lake Geneva, where you will enjoy a two night stay. (B)
4 Montreux
Enrich: Today, delight in a panoramic train journey to Château-d’Œx. Upon arrival you’ll view traditional cheese-making at the Restaurant Le Chalet. The restaurant makes its own cheese, and in your private demonstration, the cheesemaker will transform milk into hard cheese right in front of your eyes. (B/L/D)
5 Montreux - Lyon
After breakfast this morning cross the border into France. Upon arrival to Lyon transfer to the Scenic Sapphire where your friendly crew will welcome you on board. Spend the afternoon exploring the many features and amenities of your Scenic Space-Ship. Perhaps relax in the on board Salt Therapy Lounge and soak in the healing properties of the salt or simply take a beverage on to the Sun Deck and admire the magnificent views across the city of Lyon. (B/D)
6 Lyon - Tournus
Relax on board as you cruise the Saône River towards Tournus. Perhaps sharpen your skills on French cookery at a lesson in Scenic Culinaire. Freechoice: Explore Château de Cormatin, boasting beautiful gardens and 17th century architecture. Or, join the highly trained hounds and their owners in a nearby quaint village to locate and sample French truffles – a gastronomic delicacy. (B/L/D)
7 Chalon-sur-Saône
Freechoice: Explore Beaune, including a visit to Les Hospices de Beaune. The former hospital is a prime example of traditional 15th century Burgundian architecture and now houses a fascinating museum. 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 the history of photography in the town where it was first invented. (B/L/D)
8 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. Freechoice: Enjoy wine tasting at a local vineyard, 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, or choose to join a guided cycling tour along the Rhône to neighbouring villages. (B/L/D)
9 Avignon
A Scenic Culinaire cooking class is on offer this morning Freechoice: Take a walking tour of the magnificent city of Avignon including entrance to the Popes’ Palace and the famed St. Benezet Bridge, also known as the Pont d’Avignon. Alternatively, sample the celebrated wines of Châteauneuf-du-Pape at a Côtes du Rhône vineyard. Enrich: Enjoy a truly unforgettable experience at the prestigious Palais des Papes. After the doors close to the general public, be treated to an exclusive classical concert in one of the grandiose rooms. (B/L/D)
10 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 Sénanque Abbey, or take an excursion to Uzès and Pont du Gard. The Pont du Gard is an engineering masterpiece dating back to the middle of the first century, designed to carry water to the city of Nimes. (B/L/D)
11 Tarascon
Freechoice: Explore the artistic heritage of Arles, and visit 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 through La Camargue National Park. This afternoon stay on board for a Provençal Soap Making workshop or enjoy time at leisure to explore the medieval charm of Tarascon. It is the perfect city to cycle around so why not jump on an e-bike and cycle the riverside paths along the Rhône. (B/L/D)
12 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, a replica museum depicting the collection of engravings, paintings and drawings found in the nearby Chauvet Cave, or visit the aromatic Lavender Museum and learn how lavender is harvested in this region and how it is used. Alternatively, if you are 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)
13 Lyon
Take in the vistas of the Rhône River as you sail towards the gastronomic heart of France, Lyon. Why not visit Scenic Culinaire and pick up a trick or two to add to your culinary prowess. Enrich: Admire the beauty of one of the city’s greatest baroque buildings, Trinity Chapel. Built in the 17th century, the interior is decadently covered in Carrera marble.  As an exclusive experience with Scenic, join your fellow guests for a breathtaking acapella choir performance in this wonderful setting. (B/L/D)
14 Lyon
Freechoice: Discover Lyon’s historic significance by traversing its hidden secret passageways dating back to the 4th century, and visit Notre Dame Basilica for magnificent views across the city. Or, if you’re feeling more active, you can also explore Lyon on foot and explore the city sights along the waterways. Alternatively, walk the cobblestone paths in the medieval hilltop town of Pérouges. Or visit the exclusive culinary school of Paul Bocuse for a cooking demonstration. This afternoon you have time at leisure to further explore this magnificent city. Use your Scenic Tailormade app on your personal device to explore the largest single renaissance quarter in France, Le Vieux Lyon or savour your last opportunity to sample some more of Lyons gastronomic delights. (B/L/D)
15 Lyon
Depart after a wonderful farewell breakfast. Lyon is the end of your cruise, but it will be the start of a lifetime of wonderful memories. (B)

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Reviews (1)

17 Day South of France with Switzerland reviews from past clients of Global Journeys.

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“Fantastic Holiday ”
- VIC, Australia Jun 2018 4 Helpful Votes

Right from the first contact with Global Journeys through to the end of our cruise it was seamless and carefree. Hannah was great with our booking and Scenic Tours is simply amazing.

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Deck Plans

Ship Profile

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 luxurious 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

Ship Profile

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 luxurious 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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Thursday 13 Jun 2019 Saturday 29 Jun 2019 12,590 per person 357 per person 12,233 per person Enquire
Thursday 25 Jul 2019 Saturday 10 Aug 2019 12,290 per person 348 per person 11,942 per person Enquire
Thursday 08 Aug 2019 Saturday 24 Aug 2019 12,290 per person 348 per person 11,942 per person Enquire
Thursday 13 Jun 2019 Saturday 29 Jun 2019 18,585 per person 537 solo traveller 18,048 solo traveller Enquire
Thursday 25 Jul 2019 Saturday 10 Aug 2019 18,335 per person 529 solo traveller 17,806 solo traveller Enquire
Thursday 08 Aug 2019 Saturday 24 Aug 2019 18,335 per person 529 solo traveller 17,806 solo traveller Enquire
Sunday 03 May 2020 Sunday 17 May 2020 11,090 per person 309 per person 10,781 per person Enquire
Friday 26 Jun 2020 Friday 10 Jul 2020 11,140 per person 310 per person 10,830 per person Enquire
Saturday 15 Aug 2020 Saturday 29 Aug 2020 11,190 per person 312 per person 10,878 per person Enquire
Friday 18 Sep 2020 Friday 02 Oct 2020 11,490 per person 321 per person 11,169 per person Enquire
Sunday 03 May 2020 Sunday 17 May 2020 17,270 per person 494 solo traveller 16,776 solo traveller Enquire
Friday 26 Jun 2020 Friday 10 Jul 2020 17,320 per person 496 solo traveller 16,824 solo traveller Enquire
Saturday 15 Aug 2020 Saturday 29 Aug 2020 17,370 per person 497 solo traveller 16,873 solo traveller Enquire
Friday 18 Sep 2020 Friday 02 Oct 2020 17,670 per person 506 solo traveller 17,164 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) $ 2,695
Cat BA (Balcony Suite) $ 3,095
Cat BB (Balcony Suite) $ 3,195
Cat B (Balcony Suite) $ 3,295
Cat A (Balcony Suite) $ 3,395
Cat BJ (Junior Suite) $ 3,495
Cat PP (Balcony Suite) $ 3,595
Cat P (Balcony Suite) $ 3,695
Cat RJ (Junior Suite) $ 4,495
Cat RA (Royal Suite) $ 5,795
Cat RS (Royal Panorama Suite) $ 6,195
Cat RO (Royal Owner’s Suite) $ 7,195

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