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Blue Water Holidays - ABTA - ATOL - CLIA
01756 706500
+44 1756 706500

South of France

Journey through the South of France and taste the outstanding delicacies in Lyon, the food capital of France, see the iconic sights of Avignon and admire the beauty of Arles on this 10-night all-inclusive cruise along the beautiful Saone and Rhone rivers

Fly Cruise
10 nights from £3140pp

River Cruise Holiday
  • Arles Pont du Gard
  • Avignon Old Town
  • Palais des Pape, Avignon
  • Roman Amphitheatre, Lyon
  • Viviers

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Save up to £500pp PLUS free private door-to-door transfers, free airport lounge and fast track security pass! Book by 30 Nov 2019. Subject to availability. Private door-to-door transfers are complimentary within a 75 mile radius. £125pp Early Payment Discount when paying in full by 31 Dec 2019. Prices shown include this discount

South of France Special Offer

Join the luxury Scenic Sapphire in Lyon and set sail on this 10-night adventure through the sun-drenched South of France. Take the opportunity to visit the magnificent Chateau de Cormatin from Tournus or taste delicious French truffles in a quaint nearby village before cruising to Chalon-sur-Saone.

Enjoy a guided tour of Beaune with a visit to the prestigious Les Hospices de Beaune or opt for a wine tasting at the estate of Chateau Meursault. In Tournon, join a guided walk through the renowned wine growing centre of Tain L'Hermitage and sample Valrhona chocolates before heading to Avignon for an overnight stop.

Perhaps take an excursion to Uzes including a visit to the Pont du Gard and enjoy an exclusive classical concert at Avignon's impressive Palais-des-Papes; one of the finest examples of Gothic architecture in the world. Discover the artistic heritage of Arles during a guided tour and explore the medieval charm of Tarascon.

Be treated to a special organ recital as you tour Viviers and take the opportunity to canoe through one of Europe's largest natural canyons before cruising on to Lyon, the gastronomical capital of France and your final port of call. Visit the spectacular Notre Dame Basilica or visit the exclusive culinary school of Paul Bocuse for a demonstration and sample the delicious French cuisine.

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South of France Itinerary

Day 1 - UK - Lyon (France)

Arrive in Lyon and embark your luxury Scenic ship. Enjoy dinner and a welcome reception this evening. (D)

Day 2 - Lyon - Tournus

Relax on board as you cruise along the River Saone to Tournus. Enjoy a guided tour of the magnificent Chateau de Cormatin and its beautiful gardens or sample delicious French truffles in nearby villages. (B,L,D)

Day 3 - Chalon-sur-Saone

This morning enjoy guided sightseeing in Beaune including Les Hospices de Beaune or perhaps head to the estate of Chateau Meursault for a wine tasting. (B,L,D)

Day 4 - Tournon

Today there is the choice between a visit to a local wine cave to taste the region's fine wines or a guided walking tour of the renowned wine growing centre of Tain L'Hermitage where you can enjoy a tasting at Valrhona Chocolates. (B,L,D)

Day 5 - Avignon

Enjoy a walking tour in the amazing city of Avignon or perhaps sample the wines of the Chateauneuf-du-Pape region at the Cotes du Rhone vineyards during a tour. Scenic Enrich: This evening, enjoy an exclusive classical concert at the prestigious Palais-des-Papes.

Day 6 - Avignon

Today choose to visit the villages of the Luberon region including the hilltop village of Gordes; take an excursion to Uzes including a visit to the Pont du Gard; or 'Shop with a Chef' joining the chef on a guided visit to a local food market. Scenic Sundowner: This evening sail past the famous Pont d'Avignon with a drink in hand and admire the beauty of the location. (B,L,D)

Day 7 - Tarascon

Today you have the choice to tour Arles which has inspired many artists; visit the hilltop village of Les Baux including a visit to an olive farm; or visit the Provencal village of Saint-Remy which was made famous by Vincent Van Gogh, and Saint-Paul de Mausole Monastery. Later, enjoy time at leisure exploring the medieval charm of Tarascon. (B,L,D)

Day 8 - Viviers

Enjoy a walking tour of Viviers this morning with a special organ recital. Later, head to the aromatic Lavender Museum or canoe through one of Europe's largest natural canyons. Alternatively, visit Grignan. (B,L,D)

Day 9 - 10 - Lyon

Lyon is known as the gastronomic capital of France. Discover Lyon's secret passageways and visit the Notre Dame Basilica, head to the medieval hilltop town of Perouges or visit the exclusive culinary school of Paul Bocuse.

Day 11 - Lyon - UK

After breakfast, transfer to Lyon airport for your return journey home. (B)

The Captain reserves the right to alter the itinerary to suit wind and weather conditions.

Price Includes

  • 10-night all inclusive cruise
  • Flights from up to 15 regional airports to Lyon and return from Marseille, or Eurostar from St Pancras
  • Transfers to and from airport and ship
  • Unlimited beverages on board, including fine wine, beer, spirits, soft drinks, specialty coffee, tea and bottled water (Selected premium beverages not included)
  • Personal butler service with all cabins
  • All tipping and gratuities
  • Included shore excursions (as mentioned in itinerary)
  • Captain's Welcome and Farewell dinners
  • On board entertainment and insightful lectures
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
  • All port charges, airport taxes, security charges and UK Air Passenger Duty
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2020 Departures £ price per person based on 2 people sharing

  • April
    • Apr 13th - Lyon and back - Sailing on: Scenic Sapphire From: £3140
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  • May
    • May 7th - Lyon and back - Sailing on: Scenic Sapphire From: £3475
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    • May 17th - Lyon and back - Sailing on: Scenic Sapphire From: £3725
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  • June
    • Jun 10th - Lyon and back - Sailing on: Scenic Sapphire From: £3765
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    • Jun 30th - Lyon and back - Sailing on: Scenic Sapphire From: £3765
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  • July
    • Jul 10th - Lyon and back - Sailing on: Scenic Sapphire From: £3725
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    • Jul 20th - Lyon and back - Sailing on: Scenic Sapphire From: £3725
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  • August
    • Aug 9th - Lyon and back - Sailing on: Scenic Sapphire From: £3725
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    • Aug 19th - Lyon and back - Sailing on: Scenic Sapphire From: £3475
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  • September
    • Sep 12th - Lyon and back - Sailing on: Scenic Sapphire From: £3765
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    • Sep 22nd - Lyon and back - Sailing on: Scenic Sapphire From: £3765
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  • October
    • Oct 2nd - Lyon and back - Sailing on: Scenic Sapphire From: £3560
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    • Oct 12th - Lyon and back - Sailing on: Scenic Sapphire From: £3560
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