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No-Fly Tastes of Southern France

From £3,549pp

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Complimentary Private UK Chauffeur Service*

All shore excursions included*

Complimentary drinks & included gratuities*

Exclusive fares saving up to £1,400*


Cruise Overview

  • Duration 10 nights
  • Departs 27 Apr 2021
  • Sails from Lyon, France
  • Ship Scenic Sapphire
  • Cruise code ‍1717057‍
  • Voyage code ‍FRLC‍

Your Itinerary

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Board the Eurostar at London St. Pancras Train Station Tue 27 Apr 2021

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Board the Eurostar at London St. Pancras Train Station for your Premier Class journey to Lyon, France (other train stations and flight options are available at no extra cost>)

Lyon city with Fourviere cathedral, France

Lyon, France Tue 27 Apr 2021

Lyon city with Fourviere cathedral, France

Upon arrival, transfer to your luxurious Scenic Space-Ship for your 10 night all-inclusive river cruise (D).

Tournus, France

Lyon – Tournus, France Wed 28 Apr 2021

Tournus, France

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)

Macon, France

Macon, France Thu 29 Apr 2021

Macon, France

Freechoice: Visit the wine-growing region of Beaujolais and meet a local vintner to sample some of his best vintages, or visit the restaurant of Georges Blanc for a cooking demonstration. Alternatively, Shop with a Chef at a local food market and cook up a storm in Scenic Culinaire.

This evening, Chef Didier Goiffon will be on board to cook you a delicious meal (B,L,D)

Chalon-sur-Saöne, France

Chalon-Sur-Saone, France Fri 30 Apr 2021

Chalon-sur-Saöne, France

Freechoice: Explore the small town of Beaune and visit a local mustard producer. Or, take a tour of Beaune, including les Hospices de Beaune, or tour the Château Meursault wine estate, before tasting its premium wines (B,L,D)

Tain l'Hermitage, France

Tain L’Hermitage, France Sat 01 May 2021

Tain l'Hermitage, France

Freechoice: Walk through this quaint town and sample local Côtes du Rhône wines. Or, enjoy a guided walking tour of Tournon to see the village’s grand château. Alternatively, join an e-bike excursion along the banks of the Rhône.

Enrich: Enjoy an exclusive private interactive workshop at the Valrhona Cité du Chocolate museum (B,L,D)

Cruises to Avignon, France

Avignon, France (overnight) Sun 02 May 2021

Cruises to Avignon, France

Freechoice: Embark on a walking tour of Avignon, including the Palais des Papes and Pont d'Avignon, or sample wines of Châteauneuf-du-Pape at a Côtes du Rhône vineyard. Or, explore Arles and visit the striking Arles Arena. On board, enjoy a Cheese of France experience (B,L,D)

Cruises to Avignon, France

Avignon, France Mon 03 May 2021

Cruises to Avignon, France

Enjoy a game of blind wine tasting, featuring wines produced in the region (B,L,D)

Freechoice: Visit the hilltop village of Gordes, home to 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, or drive through olive groves and vineyards for a walking tour Les Baux, stopping to taste the produce of a local olive farm.

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

Viviers, France

Viviers, France Tue 04 May 2021

Viviers, France

Enjoy a walking tour of Viviers. Admire the town’s cathedral where you will be treated to an organ recital (B,L,D)

Immerse yourself in the caverne du Pont-d’Arc Museum. Take a guided kayak trip and explore the natural beauty of the Ardèche National Park, or visit the town of Grignan de Provence

Lyon city with Fourviere cathedral, France

Lyon, France Wed 05 May 2021

Lyon city with Fourviere cathedral, France

As you sail towards Lyon, enjoy a Food of France presentation. This evening, a local Patissier comes on board to share his delicious creations (B,L,D)

Lyon city with Fourviere cathedral, France

Lyon, France Thu 06 May 2021

Lyon city with Fourviere cathedral, France

Today, enjoy lunch at a traditional Bouchon restaurant (B,L,D)

Freechoice: Discover Lyon’s historic significance plus, visit Notre Dame Basilica. Alternatively, visit the village of Pérouges. Or, enjoy a walking and tasting tour along the Rhône and Saône rivers

Lyon city with Fourviere cathedral, France

Lyon, France Fri 07 May 2021

Lyon city with Fourviere cathedral, France

Disembark the ship.

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Disembark in Lyon and transfer to the satation Fri 07 May 2021

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Disembark and transfer to the station for your return Premier Class journey to London aboard the Eurostar (other train stations and flight options are available at no extra cost>) (B)

What's included *

  • EXCLUSIVE FARES – SAVE up to £1,400
  • COMPLIMENTARY Private UK Chauffeur Service, up to 75 miles each way, for all bookings
  • Luxurious river cruising on board a 5★ Scenic Space-Ship
  • Return Premier Class Eurostar rail travel from London St. Pancras Train Station including a spacious reclining seat, complimentary meal served at your table and a selection of magazines (Other train stations and flight options are available at no extra cost)
  • 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
  • Pay in FULL by 8pm 31st October 2020 to receive an additional discount of £200pp
  • Plus, book by 8pm 23rd October and receive a FREE John Lewis Gift Card worth up to £40

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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

  • Occupancy151
  • Tonnage2,721 tons
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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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  • Our ABTA membership & ATOL license protects all our package or tailormade holidays booked through ROL Cruise so you can book with confidence knowing you are fully protected
  • Award winning Cruise Miles® loyalty programme; with over 400,000 UK members
  • Winners of more than 50 Cruise Awards over the last 5 years
  • The UK's No.1 Independent Cruise Specialist; delivering impartial advice
  • Customer satisfaction at 98% and a Feefo score of 4.8/5.
  • Expert staff with over 1,000 years of combined travel expertise offering 5★ service
  • Flexible Payment Options Available
  • Celebrating our 25th year as a cruise-only specialist
  • Key strategic partner with the major cruise lines
  • Voted The UK & Ireland's No.1 Ocean Cruise Specialist in TTG's 2020 Top 50 Travel Agencies Awards
  • Ambassadors representing us and guiding our customers onboard and at key locations on their holidays

* Terms & Conditions

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Booking conditions of Scenic Tours UK Limited (ATOL 11681) and Reader Offers Limited Agency terms of business apply.  Fares are per person based on two adults sharing and may increase or be withdrawn at any time. Offers apply to new bookings only. Ports may require a tender. Eurostar options may operate indirect, are subject to availability, and may require a change of stations, transfers between stations not included. Porterage is not included on rail or flight. Regional and premium class flights may incur supplementary costs and may require an additional overnight stay. Drinks are Subject to the cruise lines T&Cs. Savings is based on two adults sharing. Chauffeur transfers are based on two adults sharing and up to 75 miles each way. Additional miles can be purchased at a supplement. Tours are subject to change and may not be suitable for guests with mobility restrictions. 5★ relates to the cruise element only. Cruise Miles T&Cs apply. Scenic T&Cs apply. E&OE.

Additional discount is valid on Scenic & Emerald 2021 Europe Sailings only and will end 8pm 31st October 2020.

John Lewis Gift Card is based on one per booking for UK mainland addresses only when booking an Ocean View or above by 8pm 23rd October 2020. Amount is tiered on cabin graded booked.

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