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Idyllic Rhone - Chalon-sur-Saone to Tarascon

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Cruise Overview

  • Duration 7 nights
  • Departs 23 Apr 2020
  • Sails from Lyon, France
  • Ship Scenic Sapphire
  • Flights and transfersNo
  • Cruise code ‍1448820‍
  • Voyage code ‍FCCL‍

Your Itinerary

Lyon city with Fourviere cathedral, France

Lyon, France Thu 23 Apr 2020

Lyon city with Fourviere cathedral, France

Upon arrival, transfer to your luxurious Scenic Space-Ship for your seven night all-inclusive river cruise (D)

Lyon city with Fourviere cathedral, France

Lyon, France Fri 24 Apr 2020

Lyon city with Fourviere cathedral, France

Awake today in Lyon, the gastronomic heart of France

Freechoice - 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

This afternoon, set as you set sail for Mâcon, perhaps visit Scenic Culinaire and pick up a trick or two to add to your culinary prowess with the local experts (B,L,D)

Macon, France

Mâcon, France Sat 25 Apr 2020

Macon, France

Freechoice - Travel to the 'Golden Stone' region of Beaujolais, where you'll enjoy a tasting of the region's delicious wines. Alternatively, explore charming Cluny, built around the great Benedictine Abbey. Or, visit Chateau de Cormatin (B,L,D)

Vienne, France

Vienne, France Sun 26 Apr 2020

Vienne, France

Freechoice - 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. Alternatively, join your local guide for a cycling tour through the picturesque landscapes of this region (B,L,D)

Viviers, France

Viviers – Avignon, France Mon 27 Apr 2020

Viviers, France

Freechoice - This morning, enjoy a walking tour of Viviers and visit the imposing Cathedral of Viviers, or visit the beautiful town of Grignan

Then, enjoy afternoon cruising to Avignon. Perhaps join a cooking class in Scenic Culinaire en route or simply soak in the panoramic vistas on board (B,L,D)

Cruises to Avignon, France

Avignon, France Tue 28 Apr 2020

Cruises to Avignon, France

Freechoice - Shop with a chef at the local market before cooking up a storm in Scenic Culinaire, or explore Avignon’s architectural wonder, the Palais-des-Papes. Alternatively, take an excursion to Uzès and Pont du Gard, the impressive ancient Roman aqueduct or sample the celebrated wines of Châteauneuf-du-Pape at a Cotes du Rhone vineyard

This afternoon, take some time to explore Avignon on your own

Enrich - After the doors close to the general public at Avignon’s prestigious Pope’s Palace, you’ll be invited in for an exclusive concert where virtuoso musicians perform Mozart, Bach and Vivaldi within this elegant 14th century palace (B,L,D)

Tarascon, France

Tarascon, France Wed 29 Apr 2020

Tarascon, France

The town of Tarascon has a distinctly medieval character and an impressive castle

Freechoice - 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 (B,L,D)

Tarascon, France

Tarascon, France - Disembark the ship Thu 30 Apr 2020

Tarascon, France

After breakfast disembark the ship (B)

What's included *

  • Scenic Freechoice – a choice of sightseeing activities throughout your journey
  • Scenic Enrich experiences – unforgettable and exclusive events
  • Scenic Sundowners – exclusive hosted cocktails in a stunning location (on selected sailings)
  • Fly from a selection of UK airports
  • All-inclusive luxury river cruising on board a 5 star Scenic Space-Ship
  • Butler service for all guests (excludes Russia)
  • Complimentary premium branded beverages all day, everyday (excludes Russia)
  • The freedom of e-bikes (excludes Asia, Russia and Portugal)
  • Expert local guides
  • All tipping and gratuities
  • Up to six dining options, from casual to fine dining
  • Exclusive Scenic Tailormade GPS for self-guided touring (excludes Asia, Russia and Portugal)
  • Authentic local entertainment
  • Cruise Directors to guide and assist
  • Complimentary wi-fi (excludes Asia)
  • Overseas transfers

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Cabins & Prices

* Prices shown are per person, based on two adults sharing a twin cabin and include all cruise offer discounts and savings.

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Royal Balcony Suite

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47m2 /510ft2. Our opulent collection of Royal Suites are spacious and feature wrap-around views. Suite features and services: Luxury queen size slumber bed Scenic Sun Lounge Marble bathrooms Pillow menu Complimentary mini bar Mac-mini infotainment system Complimentary movies on demand In room safe Hairdryer, alarm clock, telephone International power sockets Upgraded bathroom amenities Luxury bathrobe and slippers Nordic walking sticks Butler service Shoeshine service Early morning tea/coffee service Exclusive to Diamond Deck: Unlimited complimentary laundry service Daily delivery of fruit skewers in the afternoon Daily delivery of canapés and petit fours Complimentary bottle of Laurent Perrier Brut (750ml) Morning delivery of newspapers Beverage and meal service in your private suite Packing and unpacking your luggage €100 per cabin on board credit Private transfers in Europe* Exclusive invitation to dine at Table La Rive Private Captain’s cocktail party Priority dining reservations.

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Balcony Suite

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Located on the Sapphire and Diamond Decks they feature a full-length outdoor balcony with the exclusive Sun Lounge system and are larger than the standard river cruise cabins on Europe’s rivers.

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Royal Panorama Suite

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At 325ft², and at the rear of the Diamond Deck, enjoy panoramic views of the breathtaking passing scenery through floor to ceiling windows across two walls of the cabin.

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Junior Balcony Suite

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These spacious Suites (250ft²), located on the Sapphire and Diamond Decks, have a private full-length balcony and elegant en-suite bathrooms featuring a large vanity basin, bathtub with shower above.

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Standard Suite

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Standard Suites are located on the Jewel Deck with large picture windows to ensure a great view. They have a spacious design and clever layout alongside all the usual luxurious amenities and furnishings.

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Single Balcony Suite

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Single Balcony Suites are located on the Jewel Deck with large picture windows to ensure a great view. They have a spacious design and clever layout alongside all the usual luxurious amenities and furnishings.

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Royal Owner's Suite

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These Suites on the Diamond Deck are the ultimate in luxury with more space (315ft²), impeccable service, thoughtful touches, an outdoor balcony, lounge area and an oversized bathroom.

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The Ship - Scenic Sapphire

Sailing the beautiful waterways of France and rebuilt for the 2017 season with brand new features such as Scenic Culinaire and two new one-bedroom Royal Owner's Suites. Every Scenic French river cruise begins aboard one of the company’s custom-built Space-Ships the Scenic Sapphire or Diamond, so named for their spacious guest cabins, dining, and entertaining areas. Each of these four-deck Scenic Space-Ships includes numerous dining and sightseeing areas, as well as a lounge and bar area that offers panoramic views. Additionally, guests can soak up the rays at the top-deck swimming pool or retreat to the wellness center, which is equipped with a fitness area, beauty salon, and massage rooms. These ships are also noteworthy for their luxury suites, which are outfitted with sun lounges, 32-inch high-definition TVs, and complimentary wireless internet access. Bolstering our exquisite French fleet upon their re-launch, Scenic Sapphire and Diamond will be completely rebuilt to reflect the same level of luxury offered by our newest Scenic Space-Ships. We’ve considered everything when redesigning these much-loved vessels, seeking out the very finest materials and most innovative technologies to ensure these Space-Ships afford the very best travel experience on the majestic waterways of France. One of the main highlights of these updated vessels however, is the all-new one-bedroom Royal Owner’s Suites. A first for the Scenic Space-Ship fleet, these huge 47 square meter suites are the biggest ever offered on European waters, and boast a vast living space, perfectly proportioned bedroom, en-suite bathroom and full-length balcony — not to mention all of the exquisite luxuries for which we are so regularly applauded. Complete with all of the opulent finishing touches for which Scenic is universally celebrated, Scenic Sapphire and Diamond will be transformed upon emerging from the shipyard ahead of the 2017 season. As well as opulent design touches, each vessel will also receive a host of new features and amenities, including a vitality pool, gym, spa and, for the first time ever, a private cooking area where guests can participate in our new cookery courses, Scenic Culinaire. Couple these sumptuous design changes with our time-tested and truly exceptional service, and a river cruise aboard Scenic Sapphire and Diamond promises the journey of a lifetime. The vessels will cruise a selection of French rivers in 2017, including the Seine, Rhône and Garonne, transporting guests in complete comfort and elegance on these enchanting waterways.

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