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Enchanting Rhone & Delightful Douro

16 Day
Between Nice and Porto
Douro, Rhone
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Admire the iconic landscapes of the South of France, from the lavender fields of Provence to the rolling hills dotted with castles and medieval villages. Portugal’s Douro River meanders through a region celebrated for its spectacular beauty, such as lush vineyards close to Porto and the wild, craggy landscapes near the border with Spain.
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* From price is for a 27 May 2019 departure. For a full list of pricing and availability, please see below. All prices are per person, twin share in CAD, based on two guests sharing. Terms and conditions apply and we reserve the right to withdraw our offers at any time. Please note, the ship operating a particular cruise is subject to change.
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Day 1

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).

Meals included: Dinner
Day 2
Tarascon > Avignon

Tarascon has a distinctly medieval character and an impressive castle.

Back on board, perhaps join a culinary lesson in Scenic Culinaire during your cruise into beautiful Avignon.

Freechoice

Visit Les Baux, and drop into a local olive farm, or explore Saint-Rémy and the Saint-Paul de Mausole Monastery. Alternatively, visit the Arles Arena on your tour of this once thriving Roman city.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 3
Avignon

This afternoon take some time to explore on your own.

Freechoice

Shop with a chef at the local market before cooking up a storm in Scenic Culinaire, or explore Avignon’s architectural wonder, the Popes’ Palace. Alternatively, take an excursion to Uzès and Pont du Gard, the impressive Roman aqueduct.

Enrich

After the doors close to the general public at Avignon’s prestigious Popes’ Palace, you’re invited for an exclusive concert where virtuoso musicians perform Mozart, Bach and Vivaldi.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 4
Viviers > Tournon

Enjoy a walking tour of Viviers and visit the imposing Cathedral of Viviers. While cruising to Tournon this afternoon, perhaps join a class in Scenic Culinaire.

Sundowners

Relax with a beverage on the terrace of the Castle of Tournon. Local guitarists will perform an acoustic set for your exclusive benefit.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 5
Vienne > Lyon

Back on board, perhaps take a masterclass in French cuisine in Scenic Culinaire, or simply relax and view the beautiful vistas as you cruise to Lyon.

Freechoice

Take a walking tour of Vienne including a visit to the Roman amphitheatre and uncover the history of this quaint riverside town, once conquered by Julius Caesar. Alternatively, join your local guide for a cycling tour.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 6
Lyon

Scenic Culinaire is available this afternoon. Learn how to cook a regional delicacy on board with our local experts.

Freechoice

Awake today in Lyon, the gastronomic heart of France.

Freechoice

Walk Lyon’s hidden traboules, and visit Notre Dame Basilica with fabulous views of the city. Alternatively, walk the cobblestone paths in the medieval hilltop town of Pérouges, or join a guided bike ride to Lyon’s Botanical Gardens and Zoo.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 7
Mâcon > Chalon-sur-Saône

Perhaps join a lesson in Scenic Culinaire or simply soak in the landscapes of the famous Burgundy region, straddling the shores of the Saône River as you spend a leisurely afternoon cruising to Chalon-sur-Saône.

Freechoice

Travel to the ‘Golden Stone’ region of Beaujolais, where you’ll enjoy a tasting of the region’s delicious wines. Alternatively, explore charming Cluny, built around the great Benedictine Abbey.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 8
Chalon-sur-Saône > Paris

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.

Meals included: Breakfast
Day 9
Paris > Porto

This morning it’s time to bid a fond adieu and transfer to Paris Airport for your onward flight to Porto where you’ll board the luxurious Scenic Azure for your cruise of the idyllic Douro Valley.

Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner
Day 10
Porto > Regua

Today, enjoy on board activities such as traditional tile painting, or simply relax as your luxurious Scenic Space-Ship meanders its way to Regua where you have the chance to explore the Douro Museum at your leisure. Learn about the culture, history and identity of the people living in this wine-growing region of the Douro Valley.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 11
Regua > Vega de Terron

Enjoy a full afternoon cruising the World Heritage-listed Vinhateiro wine region as you continue towards Spain.

Freechoice

Tour the elegant town of Lamego, or enjoy a guided visit of the iconic Mateus Palace, which graces the labels of its famous

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 12
Salamanca

Discover Salamanca’s architecture, as visually striking as it is historically intriguing. Later, celebrate Spanish culture with lunch showcasing the local cuisine while you enjoy a Flamenco dance performance.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 13
Pocinho > Pinhão

Take a leisurely cruise this morning to nearby Pocinho.

Freechoice

Visit the award winning Côa Valley Museum or, if you’re a little more adventurous at heart, take a canoeing excursion on the Sabor River. Alternatively, join the ‘Tastes of the Côa Valley’ excursion.

Sundowners

Enjoy a cocktail on the Sun Deck surrounded by newfound friends as you sail this picturesque stretch
of the river towards Pinhão.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 14
Pinhão > Porto

Visit the remarkable village of Provesende, showcasing the Portugal of yesteryear. Wander the atmospheric streets of this quaint village with the locals as they proudly introduce you to their way of life – an experience exclusive for Scenic guests.

Enrich

The beauty of São Francisco Church is sure to impress. The facade is a mixture of Gothic and Baroque architecture, while the interior glows with intricate wood carvings covered in gold. Witness a spectacular private concert in these wondrous surroundings.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 15
Porto

Today, discover the historic treasures of Porto, including a visit to Palacio da Bolsa.

Freechoice

Tour Guimarães and Ducal Palace, or enjoy a tasting in the fairytale environs of Quinta Aveleda.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 16
Porto

Your leisurely cruise of Portugal’s Douro Valley concludes after breakfast and you’ll be transferred to Porto Airport with all your wonderful memories intact.

Meals included: Breakfast
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