17 Day South of France with Switzerland

Scenic River Cruise starting in Zurich and finishing in Marseille

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
Overview
Operator: Scenic
Type: River Cruise (Premium)
Duration: 17 Days
From: Zurich to Marseille
Tour Code: SWFR.1
Visits: Switzerland, France
Our Price From:
$ 11,942
Per Person ($AU)
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Per Person ($AU)
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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)
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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)
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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
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/D)
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)
5
Montreux - Lyon
Departing Montreux we cross the French border and make our way to Lyon. Upon arrival transfer to the Scenic Sapphire where your friendly crew await to welcome you on board. (B/D)
6
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)
7
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)
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 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)
9
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)
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 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)
11
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)
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, 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)
13
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)
14
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)
15
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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VIC, Australia
Jun 2018
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Scenic Sapphire Deck Plans
Category E
Standard Suite
Category D
Standard Suite
Category C
Balcony Suite
Category BA
Balcony Suite
Category BS
Single Balcony Suite
Category BB
Balcony Suite
Category B
Balcony Suite
Category BJ
Junior Balcony Suite
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
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Standard Suite
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Category E & D (Standard Suite)

  • 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
Scenic Sapphire Deck Plans
Category E
Standard Suite
Category D
Standard Suite
Category C
Balcony Suite
Category BA
Balcony Suite
Category BS
Single Balcony Suite
Category BB
Balcony Suite
Category B
Balcony Suite
Category BJ
Junior Balcony Suite
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
Ship Profile
Scenic Sapphire Cabin Types
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Standard Suite
Standard Suite  Standard Suite  Standard Suite Layout  

Category E & D (Standard Suite)

  • 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
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Thursday
13 Jun 2019
Saturday
29 Jun 2019
Scenic Sapphire

12,590

per person

357

per person

12,233

per person

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Thursday
25 Jul 2019
Saturday
10 Aug 2019
Scenic Sapphire

12,290

per person

348

per person

11,942

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Thursday
08 Aug 2019
Saturday
24 Aug 2019
Scenic Sapphire

12,290

per person

348

per person

11,942

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Thursday
13 Jun 2019
Saturday
29 Jun 2019
Scenic Sapphire

18,585

per person

537

solo traveller

18,048

solo traveller

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Thursday
25 Jul 2019
Saturday
10 Aug 2019
Scenic Sapphire

18,335

per person

529

solo traveller

17,806

solo traveller

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Thursday
08 Aug 2019
Saturday
24 Aug 2019
Scenic Sapphire

18,335

per person

529

solo traveller

17,806

solo traveller

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Sunday
03 May 2020
Sunday
17 May 2020
Scenic Sapphire

11,090

per person

309

per person

10,781

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Friday
26 Jun 2020
Friday
10 Jul 2020
Scenic Sapphire

11,140

per person

310

per person

10,830

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Saturday
15 Aug 2020
Saturday
29 Aug 2020
Scenic Sapphire

11,190

per person

312

per person

10,878

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Friday
18 Sep 2020
Friday
02 Oct 2020
Scenic Sapphire

11,490

per person

321

per person

11,169

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Sunday
03 May 2020
Sunday
17 May 2020
Scenic Sapphire

17,435

per person

499

solo traveller

16,936

solo traveller

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Friday
26 Jun 2020
Friday
10 Jul 2020
Scenic Sapphire

17,485

per person

501

solo traveller

16,984

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Saturday
15 Aug 2020
Saturday
29 Aug 2020
Scenic Sapphire

17,535

per person

502

solo traveller

17,033

solo traveller

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Friday
18 Sep 2020
Friday
02 Oct 2020
Scenic Sapphire

17,835

per person

511

solo traveller

17,324

solo traveller

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Cabin Upgrades
Optional cabin upgrades. Upgrades priced per person.
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 A (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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