Idyllic Rhône with Lynn Crawford & Tommy Smythe

8 Days
Nice to Lyon
From (CAD)
$ 5,995
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Join our Exclusive Celebrity Hosted France Luxury River Cruise

Celebrity chef, best-selling author and restauranteur Lynn Crawford and acclaimed international design expert Tommy Smythe are joining forces with Scenic Luxury Cruises & Tours to delight guests on the July 21, 2022 Idyllic Rhône cruise.

Meet Chef Lynn Crawford

Acclaimed Food Network celebrity chef and bestselling author, Chef Lynn Crawford has over 25 years of culinary experience, including many years as executive chef for the Four Seasons Hotels in Toronto and New York. One of the highest profile chefs in the country and a genuine household name, she is continually sought after as a dynamic host, public speaker, brand ambassador, spokesperson and mentor.

Chef Lynn is passionate about cooking and educating and loves nothing more than sharing her knowledge, wisdom and expertise, teaching children, chefs and home cooks where their food comes from and to take pride in having a hand in the whole process of making and enjoying the healthy, delicious food they cook.

Meet Designer Tommy Smythe

Tommy’s contagious enthusiasm and fun loving approach to decor and renovating have made him an international design world favorite. A career spanning more than 18 years has left no stone unturned in getting the message of good, practical and beautiful design to his many followers through television, print media, social media and popular speaking engagements.

Known for his warm and personal mixture of fine art, vintage, antique and modern furnishings pulled together with a cutting edge color sense, Tommy never lets it all feel too serious.

July 21 - 28, 2022

Join us on board for exclusive experiences with our Canadian duo on board the Scenic Sapphire including a cooking demonstration, a customized evening dinner menu, and a talk on the delights of French design.

"My talented and tasteful travel pal, Chef Lynn Crawford and I are planning our escape... and you’re invited to get away with us,” offered Tommy Smythe. “We are excited to partner with Scenic Luxury River Cruises to create a custom culinary and design experience in France! I’m so looking forward to this, I need two languages to express my excitement! This is the best! Ça c'est bon, n’est pas??"

Chef Lynn Crawford concurred, “Join my talented and charming friend Tommy Smythe and I as we embark on a once-in-a-lifetime Five Star adventure. Set your senses ablaze with a myriad of flavours, scents and experiences on offer during the cruise, and discover with us why this region is rightly famous for its beauty, cuisine, wines, architecture and magical history.”

The truly all-inclusive itinerary, from Tarascon to Lyon, takes in some of the best that France has to offer its visitors. From the medieval castles and cathedrals of Tarascon and Vienne to the never-ending diversity of foods in Avignon to the celebrated wines of the Beaujolais region, guests will have much to choose from as they sail in luxury aboard one of Scenic’s Space Ships.

Highlights, besides the hosting of several events by Chef Lynn Crawford and Tommy Smythe, include excursions to Avignon’s Roman-era aqueduct Pont du Gard, walking tours of the ancient village of Viviers and the medieval hilltop town of Pérouges, a E-bike cycling tour through the scenic landscapes that surround Vienne, and the sampling of the renown wines of Châteauneuf-du-Pape at a Côtes du Rhone vineyard, and the equally sought after varieties in the ‘Golden Stone’ region of Beaujolais. A particular highlight of this sailing is a Scenic Enrich exclusive evening concert in the 14th-century Palais des Papes (Popes’ Palace).
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2022 Nice > Lyon

Tour Map
Tour Code:
FCCC
Duration:
8 days
Departure City:
Nice
Return City:
Lyon

Selected Itinerary

8 Day Itinerary

  1. Day 1 - Tarascon

    Transfer to the former Roman town of Tarascon, where you’ll board your Scenic Space-Ship. Tonight you can look forward to a rousing welcome reception where our acclaimed hosts Lynn Crawford and Tommy Smythe will be introduced.

    Meals Included: Dinner

  2. Day 2 - Tarascon > Avignon

    Tarascon has a distinctly medieval character and impressive castle.

    Freechoice

    Visit the town of Les Baux, surrounded by incredible rock formations, picturesque olive groves and vineyards, and drop into a local olive farm and enjoy a tasting of its produce. Or visit the city of Arles, home to many impressive Roman ruins including the Arena which you will visit on your tour. Here you will also see why Arles has inspired many of the world’s greatest artists with its glorious landscapes. Or join Tommy Smythe on a tour of Isle sur la Sorgue. Alternatively, stay on board for a painting class and learn about the regions artistic heritage.

    Exclusive for Guests: In the afternoon, Lynn will demonstrate the skilled preparation of a special “cold” appetizer.  Watch closely so you can make on your own once you return home!  Timing of special meal is subject to change.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  3. Day 3 - Avignon

    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 where you will see the impressive architecture and grand halls that were once home to several popes. Alternatively, join an excursion to Pont du Gard, an engineering masterpiece dating back to the middle of the first century which was designed to carry water to the city of Nîmes, or sample the celebrated wines of Châteauneuf-du-Pape at a Côtes du Rhone vineyard.

    This afternoon take some time to explore on your own.

    Enrich

    After the doors close to the general public at Avignon’s prestigious Palais des Papes, join Lynn Crawford and Tommy Smythe for an exclusive concert inside this elegant 14th century palace

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  4. Day 4 - Viviers > Vienne

    Freechoice

    This morning enjoy a walking tour of the ancient town of Viviers, nestled between hill and river, and visit the imposing Cathedral. Alternatively, drop into the beautiful provincial town of Grignan for a guided tour and a visit to the Château, before enjoying some time at leisure to explore on your own.While cruising to Vienne this afternoon, perhaps join a class in Scenic Culinaire and allow your on board chef to sharpen your skills in French cookery. Learn how to make a delicious regional dish and of course enjoy a mouth watering taste afterwards.

    Exclusive for Guests: Enjoy an onboard evening dinner menu in Crystal dining, customized by acclaimed Food Network celebrity chef and bestselling author, Chef Lynn Crawford and our Scenic chef.  Night of special meal is subject to change.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  5. Day 5 - Vienne

    Freechoice

    Take a walking tour of Vienne including a visit to the Roman amphitheatre and uncover the fascinating history of this quaint riverside town, once conquered by Julius Caesar. Alternatively, for the more active, take in the picturesque landscapes of this region during a guided cycling tour of Vienne and neighbouring villages where you will see an abundance of evidence of the city’s glory days as a Roman city.

    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 Mâcon.

    In the afternoon, Lynn Crawford and Tommy Smythe will host an autograph signing session. Day of signing is subject to change.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  6. Day 6 - Mâcon

    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, or explore Château de Cormatin where you can admire the castles gilded rooms, surrounding moat and water features, as well as the perfectly manicured gardens.

    In the afternoon, enjoy a talk by design expert Tommy Smythe about the delights of French design. Day of event is subject to change.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  7. Day 7 - Lyon

    Set on the confluence of the Rhône and Saône rivers, Lyon is renowned as the gastronomic heart of France.

    Freechoice

    Walk Lyon’s hidden traboules, then visit Notre Dame Basilica which offers fabulous views across 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 or choose to join Tommy Smythe at the Museum of Fabrics and Decorative Arts.

    In the afternoon, enjoy a talk by award winning chef Lynn Crawford about the delights of French cheese. Day of event is subject to change.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  8. Day 8 - Lyon

    Depart after a breakfast. Lyon is the end of your cruise, but it will be the start of a lifetime of wonderful memories.

    This itinerary is a guide only and may be amended for operational reasons such as high and low water. As such, the cruise may operate altered from that stated above. Please refer to our terms and conditions.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

Tour inclusions

More about Lynn Crawford
  • Acclaimed Food Network celebrity chef and bestselling author, Chef Lynn Crawford has over 25 years of culinary experience, including many years as executive chef for the Four Seasons Hotels in Toronto and New York. One of the highest profile chefs in the country and a genuine household name, she is continually sought after as a dynamic host, public speaker, brand ambassador, spokesperson and mentor.
  • Chef Lynn is passionate about cooking and educating and loves nothing more than sharing her knowledge, wisdom and expertise, teaching children, chefs and home cooks where their food comes from and to take pride in having a hand in the whole process of making and enjoying the healthy, delicious food they cook.

More about Tommy Smythe
  • Tommy’s contagious enthusiasm and fun loving approach to decor and renovating have made him an international design world favorite. A career spanning more than 18 years has left no stone unturned in getting the message of good, practical and beautiful design to his many followers through television, print media, social media and popular speaking engagements.
  • Known for his warm and personal mixture of fine art, vintage, antique and modern furnishings pulled together with a cutting edge color sense, Tommy never lets it all feel too serious.

Truly all-inclusive luxury
  • 5-Star Scenic Space-Ship with up to 149 guests
  • Spacious Balcony Suites with an innovative Scenic Sun Lounge
  • 1 Scenic Enrich experience with a private classical concert at the impressive Popes Palace in Avignon – Exclusive to Scenic
  • Scenic Culinaire – for Exclusive on board cooking lessons
  • Personalise your trip with included Scenic Freechoice activities
  • Dine at your choice of up to five on board venues, from casual to fine dining
  • 20 meals – 7 breakfasts (B), 6 lunches (L) and 7 dinners (D)
  • Complimentary premium beverages all day, every day – not just at meal times
  • Butler service for every suite
  • Complimentary full mini-bar restocked daily
  • Innovative Salt Therapy Lounge and fitness area
  • Scenic Tailormade App for river commentary and independent exploration
  • The freedom of our e-bikes – electronically assisted bicycles
  • Scenic Cruise Director to guide and assist & expert local guides
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout your cruise
  • Return airport transfers
  • All tipping and gratuities on board and on shore

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