Tastes of Southern France

11 Day River Cruise from Lyon to Lyon with Scenic

Begin and end your 11 day (10 night) cruise in Lyon onboard the Scenic Sapphire and enjoy exclusive savings and cruise inclusions with Scenic and Global Journeys.

River Cruise Starts In
Starts In
Lyon
River Cruise Ends In
Ends In
Lyon
Ship Type
Ship Type
River Ship
4
Cruise Departures

Cabin Pricing

Inside Cabin N/A
Oceanview Cabin From $7,658 pp
Balcony Cabin From $10,272 pp
Suite From $11,048 pp
* Port charges, taxes, and fees included.
Cruise Operated By:
Scenic
Scenic
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Cruise Itinerary

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1 Lyon
Welcome to Lyon. Upon arrival, transfer to the Scenic Sapphire where your friendly crew await to welcome you on board. (D)
2 Lyon - Tournus
Freechoice: Meet a local truffle farmer and their specially trained dog to learn the tricks and techniques of truffle farming, before enjoying a tasting of their delicious produce. Or, visit an organic goat cheese farm and learn about open air farming whilst enjoying a tasting. Alternatively, learn about the traditional craftsmanship of barrel making with a local cooper. Tonight, your welcome dinner will be created using regionally sourced truffles. (B/L/D)
3 Mâcon
Freechoice: Visit the famous wine-growing region of Beaujolais and meet a local vintner to sample some of his best vintages, or visit the restaurant of the acclaimed chef, Georges Blanc for a cooking demonstration. Alternatively, Shop with a Chef on a guided visit to a local food market, before returning to your Scenic Space-Ship for an interactive Scenic Culinaire cooking demonstration. In the evening, we’ll welcome Chef Didier Goiffon and his team on board to cook a delicious regional meal celebrating Bresse Chicken. (B/L/D)
4 Chalon-sur-Saône
Freechoice: Explore the small town of Beaune in the Burgundy region and visit a local mustard producer to learn the history of this flavourful condiment. Alternatively, take a tour of Beaune, including les Hospices de Beaune, a former hospital dating back to the Middle-Ages, or tour the Château Meursault wine estate, before tasting its premium wines. (B/L/D)
5 Tain L’Hermitage
Freechoice: Surrounded by sloping vineyards, walk through this quaint town and sample local Côtes du Rhône wines. Or perhaps take a guided walking tour of Tournon, with the opportunity to see the village’s grand château up close. Alternatively, join an e-bike excursion along the banks of the Rhône past charming neighbouring villages. Enrich Once the doors have closed to the public, you’re invited to an exclusive interactive workshop at the Valrhona Cité du Chocolate museum. (B/L/D)
6 Avignon
Freechoice: Embark on a walking tour of Avignon, including the Palais des Papes and the famous Pont d’Avignon, or sample the celebrated wines of Châteauneuf-du-Pape at a Côtes du Rhône vineyard. Alternatively, explore the artistic heritage of Arles, and visit the striking Arles Arena. Back on board, you’ll be treated to a Cheese of France experience. (B/L/D)
7 Avignon
Freechoice: Visit the hilltop village of Gordes, recognised as one of the most beautiful villages of France and home to the stunning Sénanque Abbey, or Shop with a Chef at a local food market and cook up a storm in Scenic Culinaire. Alternatively, take an excursion to the Pont du Gard, an engineering masterpiece dating back to the first century, or drive through olive groves and vineyards for a walking tour of the town of Les Baux, stopping to taste the produce of a local olive farm. This afternoon, your Cruise Director will host an enjoyable game of blind wine tasting, featuring wines produced in the region. Enrich Enjoy a truly unforgettable experience at the prestigious Palais des Papes, where the Grand Tinel Room will be the setting for an exclusive classical concert.  (B/L/D)
8 Viviers
Enjoy a walking tour of Viviers. Admire the many significant monuments and architectural treasures such as the town’s cathedral where you will be treated to an organ recital. Freechoice: Explore the Ardèche National Park and immerse yourself in the caverne du Pont-d’Arc Museum. Alternatively, take a guided kayak trip and explore the natural beauty of the Ardèche National Park, or visit the beautiful Provincial town of Grignan de Provence.  
9 Lyon
Take in the vistas of the Rhône as you sail towards the gastronomic heart of France, Lyon, and enjoy a Food of France presentation. This evening you are in for a treat as a local Patissier comes on board to share his delicious creations with you. (B/L/D)
10 Lyon
Freechoice: Discover Lyon’s historic significance by traversing its hidden secret passageways dating back to the 4th century, and visit Notre Dame Basilica. Alternatively, visit the village of Pérouges, perched atop a hill overlooking the Ain River. Or, enjoy a walking and tasting tour along the Rhône and Saône rivers. Delicious and hearty Lyonnaise food is famous the world over and today you will understand why as you enjoy lunch at a traditional Bouchon restaurant. (B/L/D)
11 Lyon
Depart Lyon today after a wonderful farewell breakfast. 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. (B)

Scenic Sapphire

Ship Class
Ship Style
River Ship
Rivers
Rivers Explored
Europe, France
Passengers
Passengers
149
Crew
Crew
57
Year Launched
Launched
2009
Year Refurbished
Refurbished
2017
Scenic All Inclusive
Scenic All Inclusive
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Scenic Freechoice
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Scenic Enrich
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The Nth Degree
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Trip Starts Trip Ends River View
Tuesday 27 Apr 2021 Friday 07 May 2021
River View 7,852
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Sunday 20 Jun 2021 Wednesday 30 Jun 2021
River View 7,901
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Friday 30 Jul 2021 Monday 09 Aug 2021
River View 7,658
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Saturday 02 Oct 2021 Tuesday 12 Oct 2021
River View 7,658
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