Cruise in France, Lyon, Avignon, Viviers, Tarascon Sur Ariege & Tournus

LAST DAY FOR EXCLUSIVE DISCOUNT: 11-day Luxury River Cruise through the South of France - All-Inclusive Tour with Return Flights

EXCLUSIVE $200pp discount

**LAST DAY OF SALE! To secure your Travel at 60 discoun in time, you'll need to phone us directly on 1300 414 198.** Over ten awe-inspiring nights, the tastes, sights and smells of southern France unravel as you cruise the magical Saône and Rhône Rivers. This package includes return economy class flights and if you book by 4 Oct 2019, you'll receive an exclusive Travel at 60 discount of $200 per person!

FROM
$6,590PP
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DURATION
10 nights
WHAT'S INCLUDED
  • All inclusive
  • Day tours
  • Exclusive experience
  • Free wifi
  • Port taxes & fees
  • All meals
  • Shore excursions
  • Tips & gratuities
  • Flights

About this holiday

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11 days Lyon roundtrip

LAST DAY OF SALE. To secure your exclusive Travel at 60 discount in time, you'll need to phone us directly on 1300 414 198.

Taste the gourmet offerings in Lyon, the food capital of France, and immerse yourself in the acclaimed Burgundy wine region as you sample many of its products.

Marvel at iconic sights such as the Palais des Papes in Avignon, the beautiful town of Uzes and historical Pont du Gard. Explore Arles and the sights Vincent Van Gogh so famously painted during his time here.

Inclusions

  • Travel at 60 EXCLUSIVE - Discount of $200* per person when you book by 04 Oct 2019
  • Return Flight Deal with Singapore Airlines from Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide, Perth & Brisbane - Ask us about flying from other cities
  • 5-star Scenic Space-Ship featuring Scenic Sun Lounges
  • Two exclusive Scenic Enrich experiences
  • Scenic Culinaire
  • Your choice of 26 Scenic Freechoice activities
  • Up to five on board dining options, from casual to fine dining
  • 29 meals – 10 breakfasts, 9 lunches, and 10 dinners
  • Complimentary beverages all day, every day
  • Butler service for all guests
  • Exclusive Scenic Tailormade available throughout your cruise
  • The freedom of our e-bikes – electronically assisted bicycles
  • Cruise Directors to guide and assist
  • Expert local guides
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
  • All tipping and gratuities
  • 10 Night Cruise on board 5-Star luxury Scenic Space-Ship
  • All world class meals from a la carte to fine dining and complimentary top shelf beverages all day, everyday
  • Scenic Enrich exclusive events and Scenic Freechoice sightseeing activities
  • Exclusive Scenic Tailormade for self-guided touring and on board commentary

Accommodation

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Standard Suite

Your Suite includes soft downy pillows, Egyptian cotton sheets, fleecy bathrobes and complimentary shoeshine to enhance the ambiance of our opulent 5-star hotel.

Travel dates

Pricing is based on 12th October 2020 sailing including:

  • Early Payment Discount $300 pp when you pay in full by 31 Oct 2019
  • Travel at 60 Exclusive $200 pp discount when booked by 04 Oct 2019

Emerald Stateroom (Cat E) - Usually $8,895, NOW from $6,590 pp twin share

Balcony Suite (Cat C) -Usually $11,590, NOW from $9,285 pp twin share

Solo traveller prices available on request. Other dates and cabin types are available subject to pricing and availability*

Freecall our local travel team on 1300 414 198 for details or to secure your cabin NOW!

Itinerary

Day 1 - Lyon

Welcome to Lyon. Upon arrival, transfer to the Scenic Sapphire where your friendly crew await to welcome you on board. Spend the afternoon exploring the many features and amenities of your Scenic Space-Ship. Perhaps relax in the on board Salt Therapy Lounge and soak in the healing properties of the salt or simply take a beverage on to the Sun Deck and admire the magnificent views across the city of Lyon.

Meals Included: Dinner

Day 2 - Lyon to Tournus

Relax on board as you cruise the Saône River towards Tournus. Perhaps sharpen your skills on French cookery at a lesson in Scenic Culinaire.

Explore Château de Cormatin, boasting beautiful gardens and 17th century architecture. Or, join the highly trained hounds and their owners in a nearby quaint village to locate and sample French truffles – a gastronomic delicacy.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 3 - Chalon-sur-Saône

Explore Beaune, including a visit to Les Hospices de Beaune. The former hospital is a prime example of traditional 15th century Burgundian architecture and now houses a fascinating museum. Alternatively, visit the estate of Château Meursault and taste some of the acclaimed wines from this premium estate located in the heart of the Burgundy region or, visit the photography museum and learn the history of photography in the town where it was first invented.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4 - Tournon

Perhaps start your day with a stretching class on board the Sun Deck or simply enjoy a leisurely morning as you take in the picturesque riverside panoramas.

Enjoy wine tasting at a local vineyard, or join a guided walk of Tain l’Hermitage, including a tasting at Valrhona Chocolates. You could also enjoy a hike to Heritage Hill for a tasting of the region’s delicious varietals among the vines, or choose to join a guided cycling tour along the Rhône to neighbouring villages.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 5 - Avignon

A Scenic Culinaire cooking class is on offer this morning

Take a walking tour of the magnificent city of Avignon including entrance to the Popes’ Palace and the famed St. Benezet Bridge, also known as the Pont d’Avignon. Alternatively, sample the celebrated wines of Châteauneuf-du-Pape at a Côtes du Rhône vineyard.

Enjoy a truly unforgettable experience at the prestigious Palais des Papes. After the doors close to the general public, be treated to an exclusive classical concert in one of the grandiose rooms.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 6 - Avignon

Shop with a Chef at a local food market and cook up a storm in Scenic Culinaire with your fresh ingredients. Alternatively, drop into the villages of the Luberon region, including Gordes and Sénanque Abbey, or take an excursion to Uzès and Pont du Gard. The Pont du Gard is an engineering masterpiece dating back to the middle of the first century, designed to carry water to the city of Nimes.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 7 - Tarascon

Explore the artistic heritage of Arles, and visit the striking Arles Arena, or stop in at the pretty hilltop village of Les Baux before touring a charming family-run olive farm. Alternatively, pay a visit to Saint-Rémy and Saint-Paul de Mausole Monastery where Van Gogh was held for a year, or take an active walk through La Camargue National Park.

This afternoon stay on board for a Provençal Soap Making workshop or enjoy time at leisure to explore the medieval charm of Tarascon. It is the perfect city to cycle around so why not jump on an e-bike and cycle the riverside paths along the Rhône.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 8 - Viviers

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

Explore the Ardèche National Park and immerse yourself in the Caverne du Pont-d’Arc Museum, a replica museum depicting the collection of engravings, paintings and drawings found in the nearby Chauvet Cave, or visit the aromatic Lavender Museum and learn how lavender is harvested in this region and how it is used. Alternatively, if you are feeling adventurous, you can kayak through one of Europe’s largest natural canyons, or drop into the beautiful provincial town of Grignan.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 9 - Lyon

Take in the vistas of the Rhône River as you sail towards the gastronomic heart of France, Lyon. Why not visit Scenic Culinaire and pick up a trick or two to add to your culinary prowess.

Admire the beauty of one of the city’s greatest baroque buildings, Trinity Chapel. Built in the 17th century, the interior is decadently covered in Carrera marble.As an exclusive experience with Scenic, join your fellow guests for a breathtaking acapella choir performance in this wonderful setting.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 10 - Lyon

Discover Lyon’s historic significance by traversing its hidden secret passageways dating back to the 4th century, and visit Notre Dame Basilica for magnificent views across the city. Or, if you’re feeling more active, you can also explore Lyon on foot and explore the city sights along the waterways. Alternatively, walk the cobblestone paths in the medieval hilltop town of Pérouges. Or visit the exclusive culinary school of Paul Bocuse for a cooking demonstration.

This afternoon you have time at leisure to further explore this magnificent city. Use your Scenic Tailormade app on your personal device to explore the largest single renaissance quarter in France, Le Vieux Lyon or savour your last opportunity to sample some more of Lyons gastronomic delights.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 11 - Lyon

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

Meals Included: Breakfast

Questions

  • Travel at 60 EXCLUSIVE – Booking discount of $200* per person when booked by 04 Oct 2019
  • 10 night cruise onboard 5-Star luxury Scenic Space-Ship
  • All world class meals from a-la-carte to fine dining and complimentary top shelf beverages all day, everyday
  • Scenic Enrich exclusive events and Scenic Free-choice sightseeing activities
  • Exclusive Scenic Tailor-made for self-guided touring and onboard commentary
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Fine print

Travel at 60 booking conditions apply.

*Conditions apply. Price and offer based on per person, twin share in AUD, are strictly limited and subject to availability until sold out. For new bookings only and are not combinable.  Prices include Travel at 60 exclusive discount of $200 per person, refer to relevant itineraries for full details. Early Payment Discounts of $300pp are included in the advertised prices where applicable. To receive Early Payment Discount, journey must be paid in full by 31 October 2019. Flight offers is ex SYD/MEL/BNE/ADL/PER and based on an airline of Scenic’s choice. Airfares must be booked through Scenic. All airfare deals are scheduled for travel to best suit the tour departure and conclusion dates on available scheduled flights. Any requests outside of the tour dates may incur seasonal surcharges as enforced by the airline. First non-refundable $1,000pp deposit due within 7 days of booking, a second non-refundable deposit of $2,000pp is due by 28 September 2019 or 11 months prior to departure, whichever comes first. We reserve the right to ticket any flights upon receipt of the second deposit and any subsequent changes will incur change and/or cancellation fees. Travelat60 exclusive discounts are valid for new bookings and deposited by 04 October 2019, unless sold out prior. Price correct as of 14 August 2019. Prices and offers based on FRAC121020.1 in a category E suite (no balcony). For full terms and conditions visit scenic.com.au/terms.  ABN 85 002 715 602.

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