Spectacular South Of France Luxury River Cruise from $7,445


  • 14 day/13 nights luxury cruise accommodation
  • Your own butler
  • All tipping & gratuities
  • Laundry concierge
  • 36 meals
  • Complimentary beverages all day, everyday
  • Six dining venues, from casual to fine dining
  • Exclusive Scenic Tailormade GPS for self-guided touring & on board commentary
  • Balcony suites, including a Scenic Sun Lounge
  • Authentic local entertainment
  • Electronically assisted bicycles
  • Cruise Directors to guide & assist
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi internet
Spectacular South Of France Luxury River Cruise

That gives you the perfect opportunity to step out and explore whatever incredible destination your 5-star floating hotel happens to be docked in. You’ll find yourself right there, in the centre of the action, in one of Europe’s most beautiful regions, with nightly opportunities to stretch your legs and explore. A gourmet splurge in Lyon, the food capital of France, or an evening of fabulous entertainment in Tarascon – the possibilities are endless, and the choice is yours. Combine that with highlights such as immersing yourself in the acclaimed Beaujolais wine region, and a visit to the beautiful Camargue, and the temptations of succumbing to the South of France become even more alluring.

Experience Luxury River Cruising at it’s finest! Contact a Travel Team Agent at 1-800-788-0829 today for more information



*Itinerary may be in reverse depending on departure dates

Day 1: Highlights City Of Lights

Celebrate the start of your France holiday at this evening’s welcome reception and relax at one of our luxurious city central hotels. A world of wonder awaits you.


Day 2: Chalon-sur-Saône   Highlights: Welcome reception

Traverse the Île de France countryside aboard the TGV train to Dijon. Known worldwide for its famous mustard exports you’ll enjoy an orientation tour and time at leisure before transferring to Chalon-sur-Saône. Your friendly crew await to welcome you on board your luxurious Scenic Space-Ship for your journey through France’s iconic south.

Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner


Day 3: Chalon-sur-Saône > Tournus   Highlights: Burgundy region

Freechoice: This morning explore Beaune, including a visit to Les Hospices de Beaune. Alternatively, visit the estate of Château de Savigny-les-Beaune to see the impressive collection of motorcycles, race cars, and fighter planes.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner



Day 4: Tournus > Mâcon    Highlights: Riverside cycling

Freechoice: Experience the magnificent Château de Cormatin, boasting beautiful gardens and water features. Alternatively, join the intelligent hounds and their owners in a nearby quaint village to locate and sample French truffles – a gastronomic delicacy. Enjoy leisurely cruising to Mâcon this afternoon, or opt for a class in French cuisine in Scenic Culinaire on board. Alternatively, cycle from Tournus to Mâcon and meet the ship there.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


Day 5: Mâcon    Highlights: Beaujolais wine region

You’re sure to love Mâcon. Be fascinated by its history and delighted by the surrounding picturesque farming region acclaimed for its five wine appellations and gastronomy.


Retrace the traditional life of the region on your visit to the Bresse Museum, or enjoy wine tasting in the celebrated Beaujolais region. Alternatively, visit Cluny, a village in Burgundy that was constructed around the great Benedictine Abbey.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


Day 6: Lyon     Highlights: Enrich Scenic Rouge cabaret

Awake today in Lyon, the gastronomic heart of France.

Lyon’s Botanical Gardens and Zoo are perfect for a leisurely bike ride this afternoon.  Or you may choose to visit Scenic Culinaire and pick up a trick or two to add to your culinary prowess.


Discover Lyon’s historic significance by traversing its hidden traboules – secret passageways that date back to the 4th century, and visit Notre Dame Basilica, offering a fabulous vantage point for views across Lyon. Alternatively, walk the cobblestone paths of yesteryear in the medieval hilltop town of Pérouges. Or, if you wish, visit the exclusive culinary school of Paul Bocuse and perfect the art of French cuisine before sampling some of the delicious fare (available on selected dates, will be replaced with In Cuisine Lyon when not available, enquire for details).


Experience the French extravaganza that is the can-can amidst other performances when you are treated to the exclusive gala spectacular, Scenic Rouge, under the big-top onshore this evening in Lyon.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


Day 7: Tournon

Highlights: Sundowners at Tournon Castle

Cruising from Lyon you’ll have the opportunity to soak in the picturesque riverside panoramas as you glide effortlessly toward Tournon. On arrival in Tournon enjoy a fun lecture on the French paradox and etiquette.


Overlooking the Rhône, Tournon Castle is a must-see for visitors, both for its historic interest and its breathtaking outlook. Enjoy an afternoon aperitif on the terrace of the castle accompanied by local musicians. You’ll find it a great soundtrack to a truly awe-inspiring backdrop.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


Day 8:  Tournon > Viviers     Highlights: Chocolates and wine

Scenic cruising to Viviers this afternoon.


Enjoy a unique wine tasting in the wine cave of Tournon Castle, or join a guided walk of Tain l’Hermitage including a tasting at Valrhona Chocolates. You could also enjoy a group bike ride along the Rhône to neighbouring villages, or hike Heritage Hill for a tasting of the delicious varietals of the region amidst the vines.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 9: Viviers > Châteauneuf-du-Pape Highlights: Ardèche National Park

Enjoy a walking tour of Viviers including an organ recital in the town’s cathedral.


Explore the Ardèche National Park and visit the aromatic Lavender Museum. If you’re feeling adventurous, you can kayak through one of Europe’s largest natural canyons, or drop into the beautiful provincial town of Grignan (Kayaking in the Ardeche canyon is a seasonal option, operating on select departures, enquire for details).

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


Day 10:  Châteauneuf-du-Pape > Avignon

Highlights: Côtes du Rhône

Enjoy picturesque cruising to Avignon this afternoon. Then take a walking tour that includes a visit to the city’s architectural jewel, the Pope’s Palace.


Join an exclusive cooking class in Scenic Culinaire on board, or sample the celebrated wines of Châteauneuf-du-Pape at a charming Côtes du Rhône vineyard.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


Day 11:  Avignon

Highlights: Enrich dinner at Pope’s Palace

Explore Avignon at leisure this afternoon.


Shop with a Chef at a local food market and cook up a storm in Scenic Culinaire with your fresh ingredients. Alternatively, drop in to the villages of the Luberon region including Gordes and l’Isle-sur-la-Sorgue, or take an excursion to Uzès and Pont du Gard.


Be treated to a truly unforgettable experience at the prestigious Pope’s Palace of Avignon, among the most visited sites in France. After the doors close to the general public, you’ll be ushered in for an exclusive gala dinner and classical concert in one of the grandiose rooms.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


Day 12 La Camargue   Highlights: La Camargue National Park

Choices today include the spectacular La Camargue National Park.


This afternoon, relax on the Sun Deck while cruising roundtrip from Tarascon towards the Mediterranean Sea. Tonight, a Camargue gypsy band performs live for your listening pleasure on board.



Enhance your French cooking skills by joining a lesson in Scenic Culinaire. Or take in the wild beauty of Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer and visit the 60 hectare Parc Ornithologique whilst there. You can also choose to visit the fortified Mediterranean village of Aigues-Mortes.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


Day 13 Tarascon

Highlights: Villages of Provence

The riverside town of Tarascon exudes a charming medieval character.


Explore the artistic heritage of Arles, and see the striking Arles Arena, or stop in at the pretty hilltop village of Les Baux before touring a charming family-run olive farm to sample their delicious products in a delightful setting. Alternatively, pay a visit to Saint-Rémy and Saint-Paul de Mausole Monastery where Van Gogh was held for a year.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


Day 14  Tarascon > Marseille Airport   Highlights: Farewell

All good things end eventually and after enjoying a great breakfast, disembark your Scenic Space-Ship and transfer to Marseille or Nice Airport. Please book your flights to depart between 11am and 4pm if flying out of Marseille and after 1pm if flying out of Nice.

Meals included: Breakfast





Pricing & Departures


Apr 12 – 23, 2020 $7,445
May 8 – 17; May 16 – 27, 2020 $8,045
Jun 9 – 20; Jun 19 – 30; Jun 29 – Jul 10, 2020 $8,045
Jul 9 -20; Jul 19 – 30, 2020 $8,095
Aug 8 – 19; Aug 18 – 29, 2020 $7,645
Sep 11 – 22; Sep 21 – Oct 2 2020 $7,845
Oct 1 – 12; Oct 11 – 22, 2020 $7,545
Additional travel dates are available, call a Travel Team Agent at 1-800-788-0829 for details.

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