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Destination : France

River cruises France

Experience The Ultimate French Romance

Rekindle your joie de vivre with the Scenic romance of our all-inclusive luxury France river cruises. Sail through the breathtaking southern landscapes of the Rhône and Saône; the historical north along the Seine; and all the lush beauty of Bordeaux.

Experience the wonders of France, a serenade for your senses that intertwines the pleasures of wine, history and art from the onboard luxury of our boutique 5-star state-of-the-art Space-Ship, and onshore through our authentic, exclusively curated Scenic Enrich, Scenic Freechoice and Scenic Tailormade itineraries.

The Scenic Route through France

River Cruises France

River Cruising France

When in France! Celebrate the joie de vivre of la vie en rose—along the serene, romantic Seine, Saône and Rhône, and the waterways of Bordeaux.

Discover the Bordeaux Region of France

Discover the Bordeaux Region of France

Bordeaux, France

Where romance meets reality. The name Bordeaux has always evoked impressions of quiet sensual pleasure, where the civilized and the natural co-exist in easy harmony, and wine lovers are free to savour the world's finest wines.

Our Europe River Cruises

French River Cruises

Flights Included: Standard Staterooms (D/E)

Rhine Christmas Markets

8 days
Zurich > Amsterdam
Begin your enchanting 8 day journey in Zurich and see the highlights along the Rhine river. Explore the iconic markets & enjoy the Christmas atmosphere.
from $3,925
Flights Included: Standard Staterooms (D/E)

Bordeaux Affair

8 days
Bordeaux > Bordeaux
Visit an authentic local food market or learn wine tasting in one of the traditional vineyards on an 8 day cruise through the magical Bordeaux region.
from $4,610
Flights Included: Standard Staterooms (D/E)

Bordeaux Sojourn

9 days
Paris > Bordeaux
French river cruising has never been more elegant with wine tasting, and visits to vineyards & castles. Discover the best of Bordeaux on a 9 day cruise.
from $5,155
Flights Included: Standard Staterooms (D/E)

Idyllic Rhône

8 days
Tarascon > Chalon-sur-Saone
Board a luxurious Scenic Space-Ship in the former Roman town of Tarascon & cruise the Rhone to Chalon-sur-Saône. Enjoy the cuisines and delights of France.
from $5,460
Flights Included: Standard Staterooms (D/E)

Enchanting Rhône

9 days
Nice > Paris
Cruise the enchanting Rhone river from Tarascon to Chalon-sur-Saône. Discover the towns of Avignon, Tournon & Lyon with exclusive Scenic Enrich activities.
from $6,130
Flights Included: Standard Staterooms (D/E)

Beautiful Bordeaux

11 days
Bordeaux > Bordeaux
Visit wineries and vineyards where you'll learn how to taste wine from a sommelier on a romantic 11 day river cruise through the Bordeaux region.
from $6,255
Flights Included: Standard Staterooms (D/E)

Normandy & Gems of the Seine

11 days
Paris > Paris
Cruise along the Seine on an 11 day journey from Paris to Honfleur. Tour the historic Normandy beaches and visit Giverny where you can see Monet's gardens.
from $6,465
Flights Included: Standard Staterooms (D/E)

Rhine Christmas Markets with Switzerland

12 days
Zurich > Amsterdam
Enjoy the magic of Christmas on a luxurious 12 day river cruise from Zurich to Amsterdam. Visit the iconic Christmas markets & soak up the atmosphere.
from $6,500
Flights Included: Standard Staterooms (D/E)

Breathtaking Bordeaux

12 days
Paris > Bordeaux
Savour the world's finest wine, exquisite cuisine and extraordinary landscapes that Bordeaux has to offer on a 12 day river cruise departing from Paris.
from $6,800
Fly to Europe for $695pp: Standard Staterooms

Bordeaux Affair with Madrid

12 days
Paris > Madrid
France and Spain come alive on this 12 day journey through many iconic locations. From Paris to Madrid, delight in the wonders these regions have to offer.
from $7,455
Flights Included: Standard Staterooms (D/E)

South of France

13 days
Chalon-sur-Saone > Tarascon
Feast on exquisite French cuisine and marvel at the beautiful landscapes on a 13 day cruise from Chalon-sur-Saône to Tarascon on board a Scenic Space-Ship.
from $7,595
Flights Included: Standard Staterooms (D/E)

Enchanting Rhône with Monte Carlo

12 days
Nice > Paris
From the sparkling Riviera to the city of light enjoy a 12 day journey from Nice to Paris. Visit Monte Carlo & cruise the Rhone towards Chalon-sur-Saône.
from $7,850
Flights Included: Standard Staterooms (D/E)

Enchanting Rhône with Paris

11 days
Nice > Paris
Board a luxurious Scenic Space-Ship and cruise the Rhône to Chalon-sur-Saône. Travel from the beautiful Île-de-France region to Paris & explore the city.
from $7,900
Flights Included: Standard Staterooms (D/E)

Enchanting Rhône with Barcelona

12 days
Barcelona > Paris
Welcome to Barcelona, discover the sights of the city before boarding a luxurious Scenic Space-Ship in Tarascon. Cruise the Rhône towards Chalon-sur-Saône.
from $8,050
Flights Included: Standard Staterooms (D/E)

Beautiful Bordeaux with Madrid

14 days
Bordeaux > Madrid
Enjoy a luxurious 14 day cruise through the famous wine region of Bordeaux. Then fly to Madrid for 3 nights and discover magnificent sights of the city.
from $8,180
Flights Included: Standard Staterooms (D/E)

Spectacular South of France

14 days
Paris > Nice
Soak up the spectacular South of France on a 14 day river cruise from Paris to Nice. Explore the food capital, Lyon and enjoy the entertainment in Tarascon.
from $8,230
Flights Included: Standard Staterooms (D/E)

South of France Indulgence

15 days
Lyon > Lyon
Indulge in the sights, sounds & refined tastes of the South of France on a 15 day river cruise from Lyon including a unique wine tasting in Tournon Castle.
from $8,395
Flights Included: Standard Staterooms (D/E)

Breathtaking Bordeaux with Madrid

15 days
Paris > Madrid
Explore the sights and incomparable gastronomy on a 15 day adventure from Paris to Madrid. Discover the Bordeaux region on a luxurious river cruise.
from $8,725
Fly to Europe for $495pp: Standard Cabins (D/E)

Christmas Wonderland with Prague

19 days
Amsterdam > Prague
Experience a traditional European Christmas, join a Midnight Mass and bring in the New Year in Vienna, one of the most beautiful cities in the world.
from $8,815
Flights Included: Standard Staterooms (D/E)

South of France Indulgence

16 days
Paris > Lyon
Discover the South of France on a 15 day river cruise from Chalon-sur-Saône. Enjoy wine tastings, sample French truffles and cycle along the Rhone river.
from $9,030
Fly to Europe for $495pp: Standard Cabins (D/E)

Christmas Markets with Paris

18 days
Budapest > Paris
Experience the festive traditions of Europe on a magical Christmas cruise from Budapest to Paris. Enjoy guided city tours, Christmas markets & Oktoberfest.
from $9,575
Flights Included: Standard Staterooms (D/E)

Spectacular South of France with Monte Carlo

17 days
Paris > Nice
Experience the South of France and Monte Carlo while you cruise the spectacular Rhone river. Visit the Château de Cormatinand the Prince's Palace of Monaco.
from $9,765
Flights Included: Standard Staterooms (D/E)

Jewels of Europe with Paris

18 days
Paris > Budapest
Begin your adventure in Paris before boarding a Scenic Space-Ship in Amsterdam. Cruise the Rhine, Main & Danube rivers and discover the Jewels of Europe.
from $9,815
Flights Included: Standard Staterooms (D/E)

Enchanting Rhône with Barcelona & Paris

14 days
Barcelona > Paris
From the city of dreams to the city of light, enjoy a 14 day journey from Barcelona to Paris. See the sights of the Sagrada Familia to the Champs Elysées.
from $9,820
Fly to Europe for $495pp: Standard Cabins (D/E)

Jewels of Europe with Paris

18 days
Budapest > Paris
Begin your adventure in Budapest and board a luxurious Scenic Space-Ship. Cruise the Danube, Main & Rhine rivers to Amsterdam and spend 3 nights in Paris.
from $10,085
Fly to Europe for $495pp: Standard Cabins (D/E)

Christmas Wonderland with Paris

19 days
Paris > Budapest
Enjoy the festive season & visit the Christmas markets where the aroma of glühwein & roasted chestnuts provide a uniquely traditional Christmas experience.
from $10,180
Flights Included: Standard Staterooms (D/E)

Spectacular South of France with Paris

16 days
Paris > Nice
Experience the delights of France on a luxurious 16 day journey from Paris to Nice. Discover the magic of Paris, culture and cuisine that makes it famous.
from $10,305
Fly to Europe for $495pp: Standard Cabins (D/E)

Christmas Markets with Prague & Paris

21 days
Prague > Paris
Enjoy the delights of Christmas with a 21 day cruise from Prague to Paris. Visit the Christmas markets and savour the atmosphere, traditions & delicacies.
from $10,520
Fly to Europe for $495pp: Standard Cabins (D/E)

Romantic Rhine & Moselle with Switzerland

19 days
Zurich > Amsterdam
Embark on a 19 day journey through the alluring Rhine & Moselle rivers on board a luxurious Scenic Space-Ship. Discover the iconic sights & charming cities.
from $10,530
Flights Included: Standard Staterooms (D/E)

Spectacular South of France with Barcelona

17 days
Paris > Barcelona
Explore the quaint French countryside and beautiful Barcelona on a luxurious 17 day journey from Paris to Barcelona that will leave you wonder-struck.
from $10,650
Flights Included: Standard Staterooms (D/E)

Jewels of Europe with Paris & Prague

21 days
Paris > Prague
Explore the wondrous cities of Amsterdam, Cologne, Vienna and more on a 21 day journey from Paris to Prague. See the Rhone Gorge, Marksburg Castle and more.
from $10,760
Flights Included: Standard Staterooms (D/E)

South of France with Switzerland

17 days
Zurich > Nice
See the pristine mountains & lakes of Switzerland and cruise the South of France from Chalon-sur-Saône to Tarascon on a 17 day journey from Zurich to Nice.
from $10,955
Flights Included to Russia: Standard Stateroom (E)

Jewels of Russia with Copenhagen

18 days
Moscow > Copenhagen
Arrive in Moscow and cruise the Volga river in luxury on board Scenic Tsar towards St Petersburg. Take a short flight and enjoy 3 nights in Copenhagen.
from $11,095
Fly to Europe for $495pp: Standard Cabins (D/E)

Christmas Wonderland with Paris & Prague

22 days
Paris > Prague
Breathe in the magic of Christmas on a 22 day river cruise from Paris to Prague. Enjoy the traditional Christmas markets & celebrate the New Year in style.
from $11,125
Flights Included: Standard Staterooms (D/E)

Spectacular South of France with Paris & Barcelona

19 days
Paris > Barcelona
Discover Paris and cruise the South of France from Chalon-sur-Saône to Tarascon before falling in love with beautiful Barcelona on this 19 day adventure.
from $12,225
Flights Included: Standard Staterooms (D/E)

Spectacular South of France with Paris & Monte Carlo

19 days
Paris > Nice
Cruise the spectacular rivers of the South of France in 5-star luxury and soak up the sun in Monte Carlo on a lavish 19 day journey from Paris to Nice.
from $12,330
Flights Included: Standard Staterooms (D/E)

Jewels of Europe with City Highlights

24 days
Paris > Berlin
Discover ancient and modern on a 24 day journey from Paris to Berlin. Marvel at the Eiffel Tower & the Brandenburg Gate on a luxury tour through Europe.
from $12,390
Flights Included: Standard Staterooms (D/E)

Western Discovery

21 days
Lisbon > Bordeaux
from $12,960
Flights Included: Standard Staterooms (D/E)

Gems of the Seine & Beautiful Bordeaux

21 days
Paris > Bordeaux
Experience the best of France as you cruise along the Seine & through Bordeaux. Visit the wineries and vineyards on a 21 day journey from Paris to Bordeaux.
from $13,590
Flights Included: Standard Staterooms (D/E)

Spectacular South of France with Bel Viaggio

22 days
Paris > Rome
See the glistening harbours, romantic streets and pastel cities of Italy on a 9 day adventure from Nice to Rome. Explore the wonders of Bel Viaggio and Europe.
from $14,300
Flights Included: Standard Staterooms (D/E)

Treasures of Belgium & France

24 days
Amsterdam > Nice
Discover the best of Belgium and France. Visit the moving Ypres Museum, the battlefields of Somme, the Normandy beaches and the iconic Mont Saint-Michel.
from $14,370
Flights Included to Russia: Standard Stateroom (E)

Jewels of Russia with Berlin & the Baltic States

27 days
Moscow > Berlin
Discover the sights of Moscow before boarding Scenic Tsar for a cruise along the Volga river. Explore Helsinki, Tallinn, Warsaw & Berlin on this 27 day tour.
from $14,380
Fly to Europe for $495pp: Standard Cabins (D/E)

Romantic Rhine & Moselle with Alpine Escapade

26 days
Munich > Amsterdam
Marvel at the endless beauty of the Swiss Alps to Rhineland on a 26 day tour from Munich to Amsterdam. Cruise the Rhine & Moselle in a luxurious Space-Ship.
from $14,445
Flights Included: Standard Staterooms (D/E)

Icons of France

23 days
Bordeaux > Nice
See the icons of France on a 23 day journey. Cruise the waterways of Bordeaux and enjoy the wine region before a relaxing cruise on the Saône & Rhône Rivers
from $15,380
Flights Included: Standard Staterooms (D/E)

Iberian Splendours & Beautiful Bordeaux

25 days
Barcelona > Bordeaux
Discover Spain, Portugal & Bordeaux on a 25 day journey from Barcelona. Visit Granada, Seville, Lisbon & Porto. Fly to Bordeaux for a luxury river cruise.
from $15,510
Flights Included: Standard Staterooms (D/E)

Gems of the Seine & South of France

23 days
Paris > Nice
Discover the best that France has to offer on a 23 day journey from Paris to Nice. Cruise the Seine and Rhone rivers past the vineyards, castles & villages.
from $15,630
Flights Included: Standard Staterooms (D/E)

Breathtaking Bordeaux & Unforgettable Douro

22 days
Paris > Porto
Cruise through Bordeaux & the Douro Valley on a 22 day journey from Paris to Porto. Taste the fine wines & indulge in the delectable cuisines of the region.
from $15,655
Flights Included: Standard Staterooms (D/E)

Gems of the Seine & Unforgettable Douro

21 days
Paris > Porto
Embark on a 21 day adventure from Paris to Porto & cruise through of Europe's two most magical rivers on a luxury Scenic Space-Ship, the Seine & the Douro.
from $16,305
Flights Included: Standard Staterooms (D/E)

Spectacular South of France with Iberian Splendours

28 days
Paris > Madrid
Take the trip of a lifetime through the South of France, Spain & Portugal on a 28 day tour. Take in the unique cultures, delicacies & sights of the region.
from $16,365
Flights Included: Standard Staterooms (D/E)

Beautiful Bordeaux & Unforgettable Douro with Madrid

24 days
Bordeaux > Madrid
Enjoy 24 days the wine regions in France and Portugal. Visit the vineyards, cellars and sample the exquisite Grand Cru Class wines at Château Franc Mayne.
from $16,710
Flights Included to Russia: Standard Stateroom (E)

Jewels of Russia with Spectacular Scandinavia

29 days
Copenhagen > Moscow
Discover Scandinavia and Russia on a 29 day adventure from Copenhagen to Moscow. Encounter reindeer, see the fjords, waterfalls and cruise the Volga river.
from $17,735

Gems of the Seine & Beautiful Bordeaux with Madrid

24 days
Paris > Madrid
A leisurely pace through a number of beautiful destinations is the ultimate luxury. Experience France and Spain's best in 24 days from Paris to Madrid.
from $17,965
Fly to Europe for $495pp: Standard Cabins (D/E)

Gems of the Seine & Unforgettable Douro with Madrid

24 days
Paris > Madrid
Cruise the Seine in France, before stepping on the Scenic Azure for a cruise along Portugal's Douro River, finishing in Madrid over a 24 day journey.
from $18,030
Fly to Europe for $495pp: Standard Cabins (D/E)

Spectacular South of France & Unforgettable Douro

24 days
Paris > Porto
Discover the regional sights & delights as you cruise through the South of France and Portugal's Douro Valley on a 24 day journey from Paris to Porto.
from $18,125
Fly Deal to Europe Balcony Suites

Beautiful Bordeaux & Unforgettable Douro

21 days
Bordeaux > Porto
From elegant Bordeaux to sparkling Porto, travel in style on this 21 day experience. Endless visual and gastronomical delights await - a trip of a lifetime.
from $18,705
Flights Included: Standard Staterooms (D/E)

The Discoverers’ Trail

31 days
Porto > Bordeaux
Explore Portugal, Spain & France on the ultimate 31 day journey. See the sights of Spain and enjoy two luxurious river cruises through Porto & Bordeaux.
from $20,585
Fly to Europe for $495pp: Standard Cabins (D/E)

Jewels of Europe with Grand European

36 days
Paris > Budapest
Take a Grand Tour of Europe, a once-in-a-lifetime 36 day journey from Paris to Budapest. Enjoy the endless sights & sounds of Europe's finest destinations.
from $20,835
Flights Included: Standard Staterooms (D/E)

France & Douro Masterpiece

31 days
Paris > Porto
Discover the Seine and Douro, two of Europe’s most tempting waterways on a 31 day journey from Paris to Porto. Enjoy the cuisines & delights of the region.
from $23,515

All-inclusive Scenic FreeChoice

gives you the freedom to explore
We believe our guests should enjoy the freedom and flexibility to do as they please. That’s why we invented Scenic Freechoice. This diverse collection of activities, excursions and experiences is included in the price of your cruise, and gives you the privilege to pick and choose how you spend your time ashore. The pace ranges from relaxed to active, so there’s always something for everyone.
Shop with a Chef

Shop the Market with a Personal Chef!

Ever wonder where our chefs get their ideas and shop for their local ingredients? Treat yourself to some of the unique tastes of the region by joining your Scenic Chef and a local culinary specialist on a guided tour to a local food market. Your onboard Scenic culinary team will create delicious regional dishes for the enjoyment of all guests onboard, prepared with the ingredients from your local market visit.

Citadel of Blaye

A guided tour of Citadel of Blaye

The Citadel of Blaye is a 17th century fortress in the town of Blaye north of Bordeaux, and one of the finest examples of military architecture. The Citadel of Blaye is a spectacularly preserved walled city encompassing parade grounds, a monastery, army barracks, the 12th century Rudel castle and Liverneuf gate, and the 15th century Éguillette tower.

Normandy Battlefields and Normandy Beaches

A Day to Remember

Take a poignant, memorable day trip to the Normandy battlefields and landing D-Day beaches of World War II. Visit the prosperous, picturesque fishing village of Fécamp in Upper Normandy, set atop spectacular coastal cliffs, that have been continuously inhabited since prehistoric and Roman times. Explore the village’s extensive archeological and architectural history, and enjoy a tasting of the Benedictine monks’ “magic” liquor at the historic Palais Benedictine.

Our Scenic Enrich encounters take you behind the scenes

to experience moments inaccessible to the ordinary traveller
All-inclusive, exclusive and unique - our signature Scenic Enrich experiences grant you access to exquisite multi-sensory moments that you'll treasure for years to come. From mouth-watering meals in a private castle to exclusive concerts tucked away in the secret room of an ornate palace, these diverse and enchanting handpicked experiences will be amongst the highlights of your cruise.
Your invitation to fine dining

Unforgettable dining experiences

Food is intrinsically wrapped up in a Scenic river cruise experience, where local and internationally inspired cuisine makes every meal and real voyage of discovery. While dining on board is diverse and delicious, you can also look forward to an array of unforgettable gourmet highlights during your time on dry land.

Europe's finest food and drink

An appetite for authenticity

Beyond the common tourist veneer lies a world of authenticity, where local cultures and age-old traditions lie undisturbed and continue to thrive. We’ll take you off the beaten track and invite you to experience truly once-in-a-lifetime moments, the likes of which you won’t find in a local guide book.

Exceptional experiences

Tickets that money can't buy

Some of our Scenic Enrich experiences are so unique that they’ve been curated exclusively for our guests. That means that tickets just aren’t available – because they don’t exist. You’ll feel like royalty as you’re transferred from the luxury of your ship to a private destination where a world of inspiration awaits.

Leave your wallet in your suite

and experience all-inclusive
From top-shelf spirits and cocktails, to branded beers and hand-picked wines, you’ll enjoy unlimited complimentary drinks throughout your cruise. We’ll also treat you to a feast of diverse dining experiences, ranging from the Italian-themed cuisine of Portobellos and the elegant Crystal Dining, to the casual, all-day fare of the River Café. Other all-inclusive features are:
All Inclusive Butler Service

Private Butler

From the moment you step onboard your Scenic luxury cruise, from nightly turndown to laundry concierge service, and all the deft touches in between that ensure your personal preferences are looked after—your specially trained butler is there to make your all-inclusive Scenic experience, extra special.

Gastronomical Delight

Gastronomical Delight

From a dress-up gastronomic extravaganza to a low-key handmade pizza, we cater for every dining taste and style. We source from regional suppliers, meaning our food is both extremely fresh and in season, and our chefs’ creations provide an authentic experience of every region’s cuisine, amidst a fusion of other onboard and onshore options. And of course, there’s an extensive, all-day selection of complimentary beverages.

Scenic Nth Degree

Excellence to the Nth Degree

Experience the luxury of all inclusive travel with everything included in your fare. We’ll greet you personally at the airport and arrange for your transfer both to and from your cruise, regardless of when you arrive. When not onboard, all our transport, whether it’s by coach or rail, is of the very highest standard. We use local Program Directors, as we believe nobody knows an area like someone who lives there, providing you with a truly immersive, authentically wonderful experience of both the more popular highlights, as well as hidden gems only locals know. We take pride in ensuring we’ve thought about the details, so that everything is taken care of.