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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 £3345pp

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

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South of France Special Offer

Join your luxury ship 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, and enjoy a special acapella choir performance at Trinity Chapel.

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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 - Tain L'Hermitage

Today there is the choice between a visit to a local vineyard 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

Take a walking tour of the magnificent city of Avignon, including entrance to Popes’ Palace and the famed St. Benezet Bridge also known as the Pont d’Avignon. Alternatively, join an excursion to Pont du Gard, an engineering masterpiece dating back to the middle of the first century which was designed to carry water to the city of Nimes. Scenic Enrich: This evening, enjoy an exclusive classical concert at the prestigious Palais-des-Papes.

Day 6 - Avignon

Shop with a Chef at a local food market and cook up a storm in Scenic Culinaire with your fresh ingredients. Alternatively, drop into the villages of the Luberon region, including Gordes and Sénanque Abbey, or sample the celebrated wines of Châteauneuf-du-Pape at a Côtes du Rhône vineyard. If you’re feeling more active, you may choose to visit one of the most beautiful villages of France, Roussillon for a guided tour and a visit to the Lavender museum. (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, explore the Ardèche National Park including the Caverne du Pont-d’Arc Museum, a replica museum depicting the collection of engravings, paintings and drawings found in the nearby Chauvet Cave, or visit Bollene Hydroplant and dive into the world of renewable energies. Learn about the hydropower plant, wind farm and the two solar power plants located here. Alternatively, if you’re feeling adventurous, you can kayak through one of Europe’s largest natural canyons, or drop into the beautiful provincial town of Grignan for a guided tour and a visit to the Château, before enjoying some time at leisure to explore on your own.(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, or head to the medieval hilltop town of Perouges. Scenic Enrich: Tonight admire the beauty of one of the city’s greatest baroque buildings, Trinity Chapel. Built in the 17th century, the interior is decadently covered in Carrera marble. As an exclusive experience with Scenic, join your fellow guests for a breathtaking acapella choir performance in this wonderful setting. (B,L,D)

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

Special Features

  • Scenic Enrich:
  • Classical concert at Palais des Papes
  • Acapella choir performance at Trinity Chapel
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2022 Departures £ price per person based on 2 people sharing

  • April
    • Apr 11th - Lyon and back - Sailing on: Scenic Sapphire From: £3345
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  • May
    • May 15th - Lyon and back - Sailing on: Scenic Sapphire From: £3945
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    • May 25th - Lyon and back - Sailing on: Scenic Sapphire From: £3945
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  • June
    • Jun 4th - Lyon and back - Sailing on: Scenic Sapphire From: £4045
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    • Jun 14th - Lyon and back - Sailing on: Scenic Sapphire From: £3845
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    • Jun 24th - Lyon and back - Sailing on: Scenic Sapphire From: £4045
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  • July
    • Jul 4th - Lyon and back - Sailing on: Scenic Sapphire From: £3945
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  • August
    • Aug 7th - Lyon and back - Sailing on: Scenic Sapphire From: £4245
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    • Aug 17th - Lyon and back - Sailing on: Scenic Sapphire From: £4245
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  • September
    • Sep 20th - Lyon and back - Sailing on: Scenic Sapphire From: £4345
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    • Sep 30th - Lyon and back - Sailing on: Scenic Sapphire From: £4345
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  • October
    • Oct 10th - Lyon and back - Sailing on: Scenic Sapphire From: £3795
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