France River Cruising

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Exceptional France 2022 Offers

Embrace the joie de vivre in France with our exceptional offers – book by 31 August

Join Scenic to discover the wonders of France and its rivers in 2022 and make the most of our exceptional offers. For a strictly limited time only, in addition to our Earlybird savings of £1,000 per couple, you’ll save up to an additional £700 per couple* on our exquisite France itineraries. These fantastic savings are in addition to an extra 10%  saving with our Super Earlybird offer^ when you pay for your cruise in full 12 months prior to departure, plus you’ll start your escape in style with FREE Private Door-to-Door Chauffeur Transfers~. We’re also offering guests the chance to experience the very best of Paris, Bordeaux and Lyon with some very limited Exclusive Experiences, including a cooking class and a classic car tour. 

Discover epicurean delights during our new culinary themed cruises sailing Bordeaux and the south of France; witness Monet’s enchanting residence and gardens in northern France and visit the moving Normandy memorial dedicated to those fallen in the D-Day landings; and allow Scenic to take you there in 5-star, truly all-inclusive luxury, aboard an intimate Space-Ship with no more than 149 guests on board. With everything that you would expect to pay for included in the price you pay, from return flights and transfers, to every meal, beverage and once-in-a-lifetime experience, you’re invited to discover the Scenic Difference for yourself along the beloved rivers of France.

Discover France in luxury with Scenic

The allure of France has fascinated discerning travellers for centuries, with its rich combination of art, architecture, history and world-renowned gastronomy. Join Scenic on a truly all-inclusive luxury cruise along France’s waterways as we take you to the heart of its captivating cities and provinces. 
You’ll find that a Scenic river cruise is more than a five-star cruise, it’s a personalised journey you can tailor to your own interests. Whether your passions lie in visiting the Grand Cru vineyards of Bordeaux, the galleries of Paris; epicurean providores throughout Southern France or Normandy’s historic battlefields, you can travel there on a Scenic Space-Ship with no more than 149 guests.

Our itineraries include culinary-themed cruises so you can explore French flavours in depth. Start planning your 2022 river cruise with Scenic, knowing that we offer more than all-inclusive luxury cruising – it’s being able to leave your wallet in a safe place and relax, knowing that everything is taken care of.

Exclusive to France

At Scenic, we strive to elevate your river cruise to the next level, and make it more than a river cruise. 
That’s why for a limited time only, on our France itineraries we are offering two truly wonderful experiences to truly immerse you into the heart of your destination and it’s culture, and what’s more, you won’t pay a single penny extra.

Discover the city in style during a classic Citroën 2CV car tour†

Be wowed by the glittering sights of Paris or Bordeaux as you zoom through the city in a vintage Citroën 2CV, during a private tour just for two. You’ll be chauffeured past iconic landmarks and see the city from a different perspective during an experience like no other. This extra special addition comes complete with a pre-cruise hotel stay in a luxurious central hotel and is available on our Bordeaux and Seine itineraries.

Cook up a storm in Lyon†

Gastronomes will delight as they are invited into a local atelier in Lyon to cook up a tantalising culinary masterpiece. You’ll be guided through how to create delectable cuisine with the finesse that only the French possess, and savour the taste of it after. A pre-cruise stay in a luxury hotel in Lyon is included, and of course, it’s all courtesy of Scenic.
†Terms and conditions apply.

Your peace of mind

Small Ship Experience River Cruise

Small Ship Experience

Experience the benefits of our boutique Space-Ships specially designed to sail the rivers of France.

Flexible Booking - Peace of Mind

Flexible Booking

Defer your travel plans up to 60 days prior to departure with our Flexible Booking Policy available on river and ocean cruising.

Health & Safety

Travel with Confidence

Our commitment to each guest and crew’s health, safety and wellbeing remains our key priority.

Book with confidence

  • Flexible Booking Policy
    With our Flexible Booking Policy, for new 2022/2023 Europe River Cruise bookings, you can defer your travel plans by transferring to an alternate departure date or itinerary or cancel up to 60 days prior to your cruise commencing with no Scenic fees (third party fees may apply). For cancellations, the value of the booking will be applied as a Future Travel Voucher (FTV) which is valid for 24 months. This flexible booking and cancellation policy excludes Russia, Canada, South America, Australia and New Zealand land touring.
  • ABTA & ATOL Protected
    As members of ABTA and ATOL we are committed to delivering the highest standards for our guests and ensuring you are financially protected in the event of any unforeseen circumstances.

Where we travel in France

Explore the picturesque waterways of France along its prized waterways of the 775-km long Seine River in northern France and the Saône and Rhône Rivers winding through southeast France.
Awaken your senses in the renowned World Heritage-listed region of Bordeaux, considered the home of some of the world’s finest wines; visit Lyon, considered the culinary capital of France; or soak up the culture, art and romance long associated with Paris. 

Scenic Space-Ships

A Scenic-Space Ship is so named not only for its innovative design and the highest standards of workmanship, but for all the room and spacious amenities that give you the freedom to travel in optimum comfort.
In France, join no more than 149 guests on board as you travel throughout the French waterways in ships specially built to access small ports and towns. It’s more than a 5-star cruise ship, it’s a truly all-inclusive experience on a custom-designed vessel in a class of its own. 

Featured Itineraries

Terms and conditions: Offers are applicable from 5 July to 31 August 2021. Cruises are subject to availability. ^Earlybird and Super Earlybird savings are limited in number, cabin category and departure date, once sold out the full fare applies. The 10% Super Earlybird offer is applied to the cruise element only i.e. excludes flights, gratuities, port charges, hotel & land costs. To qualify for the Super Earlybird offer the full payment is due twelve months prior to departure. Offer is valid for new bookings only and available on Sapphire deck and above, excluding category BS. ~Private door-to-door transfers are complimentary within 75-miles of an airport where flights are available from. For guests who live outside of 75 miles, an additional supplement of £2.00 per mile will be charged. *Savings of up to £700 per couple dependent on sailing date and itinerary, please call for specific details. †Classic 2CV car tour: New bookings only. Available on select itineraries only. One night pre-tour accommodation, hotel is subject to availability and may change. Transfers included. No cash value or alternative offered. †Lyon cooking class: New bookings only. Available on select itineraries only. One night pre tour accommodation is hotel is subject to availability and may change. Transfers included. No cash value or alternative offers. On FCCC.2 dates this promo applies as post-trip stay. We reserve the right to withdraw offers and promotions at any time and these are only applicable to residents of the UK. Full itineraries and booking conditions can be found at E&OE.