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Idyllic Rhone - Marseille to Lyon

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Complimentary Private UK Chauffeur Service*

Enjoy a Citroën 2CV Tour of Paris or Bordeaux, PLUS a pre-cruise luxury hotel stay when you book by 8pm 1st August 2022*

FREE Premium Drinks, Wi-Fi, Gratuities & Expert-Led Shore Excursions Included*

SAVE up to £1,500 & EXTRA 10% Early Bird Savings*


Cruise Overview

  • Duration 8 nights
  • Departs 02 Sep 2023
  • Sails from Tarascon, France
  • Ship Scenic Sapphire
  • Flights and transfersYes
  • Cruise code ‍1893511
  • Voyage code ‍FCCL030923.2

Your Itinerary

Private Chauffeur

FREE Private Chauffeur Transfer from your home address Sat 02 Sep 2023

Private Chauffeur

Your FREE Private Chauffeur transfer will pick you up from your home address and take to you to the airport or London St. Pancras (no-fly option)

St. Pancras

Fly or No-Fly train to France Sat 02 Sep 2023

St. Pancras

Board the Eurostar at London St. Pancras Train Station for your Standard Premier Class journey to France

(fly options available at no extra cost)

Hotel stay

One night luxury hotel stay in France Sun 03 Sep 2023

Hotel stay
Tarascon, France

Tarascon, France Sun 03 Sep 2023

Tarascon, France

Transfer to the port in Tarascon and embark your luxurious Scenic Space-Ship for your seven night all-inclusive river cruise (D)

Cruises to Avignon, France

Tarascon - Avignon, France Mon 04 Sep 2023

Cruises to Avignon, 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

This evening set sail for Avignon (B,L,D)

Cruises to Avignon, France

Avignon, France Tue 05 Sep 2023

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)

Viviers, France

Viviers - Vienne, France Wed 06 Sep 2023

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 Vienne. Perhaps join a cooking class in Scenic Culinaire en route or simply soak in the panoramic vistas on board (B,L,D) 

Vienne, France

Vienne, France Thu 07 Sep 2023

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)

Macon, France

Mâcon, France Fri 08 Sep 2023

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)

Lyon city with Fourviere cathedral, France

Lyon, France Sat 09 Sep 2023

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

You have the afternoon to explore this fabulous city at your leisure. Alternatively visit Scenic Culinaire and pick up a trick or two to add to your culinary prowess with the local experts (B,L,D)

Lyon city with Fourviere cathedral, France

Lyon, France - Disembark the ship Sun 10 Sep 2023

Lyon city with Fourviere cathedral, France

After breakfast disembark the ship (B)

Eurostar

Transfer to the airport or the train station for your journey to London Sun 10 Sep 2023

Eurostar

Transfer to the station for your return Standard Premier Class journey to London aboard the Eurostar

(fly options available at no extra cost)

Private Chauffeur

FREE Private Chauffeur Transfer to your home address Sun 10 Sep 2023

Private Chauffeur

Your FREE Private Chauffeur transfer will pick you up from the airport or London St. Pancras (no-fly option) and take your to your home address

What's included *

  • COMPLIMENTARY Private UK Chauffeur Service for ALL bookings up to 75 miles each way
  • Fly OR No-Fly options available at NO extra cost
  • SAVE up to £1,500
  • SAVE up to 10% Super EarlyBird Savings
  • Enjoy a Citroën 2CV Tour of Paris or Bordeaux, PLUS a pre-cruise luxury hotel stay when you book by 8pm 1st August 2022
  • All-Inclusive 5★ cruising aboard your luxurious Scenic river ship
  • FREE Premium branded beverages all day, every day
  • Butler service for all guests
  • Fully re-stocked mini-bar daily, including snacks
  • Late night menu for night owls
  • Bottled water for all onshore excursions
  • All tipping and gratuities
  • Multiple dining options from casual to fine dining
  • Laundry concierge
  • Exclusive Scenic Tailormade GPS for self-guided touring
  • Authentic local entertainment
  • The freedom of e-bikes
  • Cruise Directors to guide and assist
  • Expert local guides
  • FREE Wi-Fi internet
  • Scenic Enrich – unforgettable and exclusive once-in-a-lifetime events
  • Scenic Freechoice – a choice of wonderful excursions and activities
  • Return economy flights from a choice of up to 16 regional airports (other regional flights may be available on request) and overseas transfers
  • Book with ROL Cruise and earn exclusive Cruise Miles® + your Scenic Status points
  • Plus, book an Ocean View or above by 8pm 10th July 2022 and receive a FREE Pimm's Gift Set

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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 4.9/5.
  • Expert staff with over 1,000 years of combined travel expertise offering 5★ service
  • Flexible Payment Options Available
  • Celebrating over 25 years as a cruise-only specialist
  • Insurance Guidance - ROL Cruise will assist you with obtaining insurance cover, including Covid-cover.
  • 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

Scenic River Cruises FAQs

Do Scenic river cruises have a flexible cancellation policy?

Yes, Scenic cruises do have a flexible cancellation policy. Scenic is allowing you to either defer your travel plans or transfer to an alternative Scenic sailing up to 60 days prior to departure for your 2022, 2023, or 2024 travel plans. 

Scenic cruises cancellation fees will be waived and you will receive a refund of monies paid in form of a Future Cruise Credit to use on a future Scenic river cruise.

This policy is applicable across all Scenic’s European and Southeast Asia river cruises (excludes Russia sailings).

Please note third party cancellation fees may apply. Further Cruise lines terms & conditions will apply.


Do I need a COVID-19 vaccine to travel aboard a Scenic river cruise ship?

Yes, you will need to have both of your COVID-19 vaccinations with the last administered date at least 14 days prior to departure. Guests sailing on a 2021 departure will also be required to take a negative PCR test 72-hours prior to departing the UK. 


Are drinks included on a Scenic River cruise?

There are designated complimentary tea and coffee making facilities throughout the ship. Complimentary alcoholic premium wine, beer and spirits are available all day every day as well as complimentary premium soft drinks.

Each suite has a complimentary mini bar with alcohol, soft drinks and snacks re-stocked daily with your preferences.


Is there internet available onboard?

Complimentary Wi-Fi is available onboard but cannot be guaranteed.


Do I need to pay for gratuities on board?

All tipping and gratuities are included in your cruise fare.


Can I smoke on board a Scenic River Ship?

Smoking is permitted in designated outside areas, it is NOT permitted in the Suites or any inside areas.


Do Scenic cater to dietary needs, food intolerances and diets?

Scenic can cater for most dietary needs and intolerances but these are request only and advance notice will need to be given.


Are there multiple dining options onboard?

There is a buffet style breakfast and lunch available onboard. In the evening there is an array of à la carte dining options from casual to fine dining made with local produce.


Is there a dress code onboard Scenic?

The dress code is comfortable and casual onboard, with dinner attire being smart casual, dresses, shirt and trousers.


What clothing should I pack?

It is recommended that you pack a comfortable pair of walking shoes, waterproof jacket, hat and gloves so you can be prepared for any weather. If you are travelling in summertime do not forget your sunscreen.


What is the currency onboard?

The currency onboard for most destinations is the Euro. There are a few countries that have retained their own currency: Switzerland, Eastern European States and the Scandinavian nations.


What language do the staff speak onboard?

All the staff onboard speak English, and the announcements are also in English.


What is the luggage allowance for Scenic?

Each guest is entitled to one suitcase width and height not exceeding 76 x 53 x 28cm (30 x 21 x 11in) with the weight not exceeding 20kg


Are shore excursions and tours included?

The majority of excursions and tours are included in your cruise, however there are some optional tours that incur a supplement.


Are there any Scenic River itineraries that are no-fly?

Yes, some itineraries are also available as a no-fly option with trains departing from London St. Pancras station.

Romantic Rhine & Moselle, Rhine Highlights and Dutch Sights & Belgian Delights travel to Brussels via train and transfer to Amsterdam.

Idyllic Rhône, Normandy & Gems of the Seine, South of France, Bordeaux Affair and Beautiful Bordeaux travel to Paris and transfer to the ship.

All trains generally depart early morning and may include a change of stations or train, transfers between stations are included. Should guests decide not to go with rail once the timings are released flight supplements will apply at an additional cost.


Last Updated: 14/06/2022

* 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. 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. Unlimited drinks are subject to the cruise lines T&Cs. Savings are based on two adults sharing. Tours are subject to change and may not be suitable for guests with mobility restrictions. Chauffeur transfers are based on two adults sharing and up to 75 miles each way. Additional miles can be purchased at a supplement. 5★ relates to the cruise element only. Cruise Miles T&Cs apply. E&OE.

Pimm's Gift Set is for Ocean View cabins or above, based on one per booking, for UK mainland addresses only when booked by 8pm 10th July 2022.

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