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Lose yourself in the wonder of France. Let your heart be captivated in enchanting ways; experience all the allure and romance that France has to offer, from history to viticulture, art to ﬁne cuisine, and its world-renowned architectural and natural wonders.
From Paris, France’s own romantic heart, be transported down the delightful Rhône River, with stops at numerous quaint villages and splendid historical cities. Enjoy passage through the incredible wine regions of Burgundy and Beaujolais, before wrapping up your trip of a lifetime with an “au revoir” from the historic port of Marseille.
Day 1 | Highlights:
You’ll be met at Paris airport and transferred to our luxurious hotel.
Day 2 | Paris > Chalon-sur-Saône Highlights:
Depart Paris and transfer to Chalon-sur-Saône where you’ll be welcomed warmly aboard your luxurious Scenic Space-Ship.
Day 3 | Mâcon > Lyon Highlights:
Travel to Beaujolais’ ‘Golden Stone’ region for wine tasting, or visit Cluny, built around the great Benedictine Abbey.
Day 4 | Lyon Highlights:
Awake today in Lyon, the gastronomic heart of France.
Day 5 | Vienne > Tournon Highlights:
Enjoy a city tour this morning in Vienne, an old Roman city in a lovely setting. Soak up a leisurely afternoon of cruising to picturesque Tournon. If you like, join a cooking class in Scenic Culinaire enroute.
Day 6 | Viviers > Avignon Highlights:
This morning take advantage of an included walking tour of Viviers. This delightful town, nestled between hill and river, boasts ancient homes and an unusual cathedral. Scenic Culinaire will be hosting a lesson in French cuisine for those wishing to improve their skills whilst cruising this afternoon. Or perhaps, simply soak in the panoramic vistas from the Sun Deck as you cruise into Avignon. Tonight, enjoy a fabulous French chanson vocalist perform for your enjoyment on board.
Day 7 | Avignon Highlights:
Shop with a Chef at a local market and cook up a storm in Scenic Culinaire afterwards. Alternatively, savour an in-depth tour of Avignon’s architectural jewel, the Pope’s Palace, or take an excursion to Uzès and visit Pont du Gard, a magnificent ancient Roman aqueduct.
Day 8 | Tarascon Highlights:
Relax on board as we cruise onto the Provençal town of Tarascon.
Day 9 | Tarascon Highlights:
All good things end eventually so after enjoying a great breakfast, disembark your Scenic Space-Ship and transfer to Nice or Marseille Airport. (Please book flights to depart after 1pm).