Day 1 | Highlights:
Transfer to the former Roman town of Tarascon, where you’ll be welcomed aboard your luxurious Scenic Space-Ship. Tonight you can look forward to a rousing welcome reception. Transfers from Nice or Marseille Airports are included. (Please schedule flights to arrive by 12.30).
Day 2 | Tarascon > Avignon Highlights:
The town of Tarascon has a distinctly medieval character and an impressive castle.
Day 3 | Avignon Highlights:
Shop with a chef at the local market before cooking up a storm in Scenic Culinaire, or explore Avignon’s architectural wonder, the Pope’s Palace. Alternatively, take an excursion to Uzès and Pont du Gard, the impressive ancient Roman aqueduct.
Day 4 | Viviers > Tournon Highlights:
Enjoy a walking tour of Viviers and visit the imposing Cathedral of Viviers. Then, afternoon cruising to Tournon. Perhaps join a cooking class in Scenic Culinaire en route.
Day 5 | Vienne > Lyon Highlights:
Take a walking tour in Vienne and uncover the fascinating history of this quaint riverside town, once conquered by Julius Caesar. This afternoon join an on board masterclass in French cuisine in Scenic Culinaire, or simply relax and view the beautiful Rhône River vistas as you cruise to Lyon.
Day 6 | Lyon Highlights:
Awake today in Lyon, the gastronomic heart of France.
Day 7 | Mâcon > Chalon-sur-Saône Highlights:
Travel to the village of Oingt in the ‘Golden Stone’ region of Beaujolais, and enjoy a tasting of the region’s wines. Or, explore charming Cluny, built around the great Benedictine Abbey.
Day 8 | Chalon-sur-Saône > Paris Highlights:
After breakfast, drive through the beautiful Île-de-France region to Paris where you’ll be staying in one of the city’s luxury hotels.
Day 9 | Paris Highlights:
After breakfast it’s time to bid a fond adieu and transfer to Paris Airport for your onward or homebound flight.