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South of France with Paris & Monte Carlo

19 Day Cruise from £6,920 pp incl. flights  

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Scenic 19 Day Cruise on Scenic Sapphire, Scenic from £6,920 pp incl. flights  

Departure 09 August 2019 | South of France with Paris & Monte Carlo

Destinations

  • UK
  • Paris
  • Chalon-sur-Saône
  • Tournus
  • Mâcon
  • Lyon
  • Tournon
  • Viviers
  • Châteauneuf-du-Pape
  • Avignon
  • La Camargue
  • Tarascon
  • Monte Carlo

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South of France with Paris & Monte Carlo

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Day by day itinerary

Day 1 — UK > Paris

Fly to paris from one of up to 15 UK regional airports. If you’d prefer not to fly, why not take advantage of our Eurostar No-Fly option at no extra cost? A world of wonder awaits you. Celebrate the start of your journey at one of the city’s luxury hotels for a three night stay.

Day 2 — Paris
River Seine, Paris, France

River Seine, Paris, France

Freechoice: View all the major sights of Paris – the Arc de Triomphe, Notre-Dame Cathedral, and the famous Champs Elysées. Alternatively, lose yourself in the world’s largest museum, the Louvre, or take a walking tour with a Parisian.

Day 3 — Paris
River Seine, Paris, France

River Seine, Paris, France

Enjoy a free day to explore.

Freechoice Dining: Tonight dine at the world-famous Lido while enjoying a cabaret show, or at the 58 Tour Eiffel in the Eiffel Tower itself, before taking a short sightseeing cruise on the Seine River.

Day 4 — Chalon-sur-Saône
Chalon-Sur-Saone

Chalon-Sur-Saone

Traverse the Île de France countryside on the TGV train to Dijon, known for its famous mustard exports. Enjoy an orientation tour and time at leisure before transferring to Chalon-sur-Saône where your friendly crew await to welcome you on board your luxurious Scenic Space-Ship.

Day 5 — Chalon-sur-Saône > Tournus
Chalon-Sur-Saone

Chalon-Sur-Saone

Freechoice: Explore Beaune, including a visit to Les Hospices de Beaune. 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.

Day 6 — Tournus > Mâcon

Freechoice: Experience Château de Cormatin, boasting beautiful gardens and water features. Or join the intelligent hounds and their owners in a nearby quaint village to locate and sample French truffles. 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.

Day 7 — Mâcon

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.

Freechoice: 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, constructed around the great Benedictine Abbey.

Day 8 — Lyon
Saone river, Lyon, France

Saone river, Lyon, France

Awake today in Lyon, the gastronomic heart of France

Freechoice: Discover Lyon’s historic significance by traversing its hidden traboules, secret passageways dating back to the 4th century, and visit Notre Dame Basilica for views across Lyon. Alternatively, walk the cobblestone paths in the medieval hilltop town of Pérouges. Or visit the exclusive culinary school of Paul Bocuse and perfect the art of French cuisine before sampling some of the delicious fare.

You have the afternoon at leisure. Explore the city further or visit Scenic Culinaire and pick up a trick or two to add to your culinary prowess.

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

Day 9 — Tournon

Cruising from Lyon, take in the picturesque riverside panoramas as you glide effortlessly toward Tournon. If you are feeling more active you have the opportunity to cycle from Andance to Tournon. On arrival, enjoy a fun lecture on the French paradox and etiquette.

Sundowners
Overlooking the Rhône, Tournon Castle is a must-see, both for its historic interest and breathtaking outlook. You’ll enjoy an afternoon aperitif on the terrace of the castle accompanied by local musicians.

Day 10 — Tournon > Viviers

Freechoice: 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 region’s delicious varietals among the vines.

Enjoy scenic cruising to Viviers this afternoon.

Day 11 — Viviers > Châteauneuf-du-Pape
Viviers

Viviers

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

Freechoice: Explore the Ardèche National Park and immerse yourself in the Caverne du Pont-d’Arc Museum, or visit the aromatic Lavender Museum. If you’re feeling adventurous, you can canoe through one of Europe’s largest natural canyons, or drop into the beautiful provincial town of Grignan.

Day 12 — Châteauneuf-du-Pape > Avignon

Freechoice: Sample the celebrated wines of Châteauneuf-du-Pape at a Côtes du Rhône vineyard or take a guided hike through the vines. Enjoy picturesque cruising to Avignon this afternoon where you’ll take a walking tour including a visit to the city’s architectural jewel, the Popes’ Palace.

Day 13 — Avignon
Avignon

Avignon

Freechoice: 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 l’Isle-sur-la-Sorgue, or take an excursion to Uzès and Pont du Gard. Explore Avignon at leisure this afternoon.

Enrich
Be treated to a truly unforgettable experience at the prestigious Popes’ Palace of Avignon. After the doors close to the general public, you’ll enjoy an exclusive gala dinner and classical concert in one of the grandiose rooms.

Day 14 — La Camargue

Choices today include the spectacular La Camargue National Park.

Freechoice: Take in the wild beauty of Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer and visit the Parc Ornithologique. Alternatively, visit the fortified Mediterranean village of Aigues-Mortes, or join a guided cycling tour to the Abbey of Saint-Roman cave monastery. Or for something more relaxed, stay on board for a Provençal soap-making workshop.

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

Day 15 — Tarascon
Rainbow above king's castle and St Martha's Church. Tarascon.

Rainbow above king's castle and St Martha's Church. Tarascon.

The town of Tarascon exudes a medieval charm.

Freechoice: 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. Alternatively, pay a visit to Saint-Rémy and Saint-Paul de Mausole Monastery where Van Gogh was held for a year.

Day 16 — Tarascon > Monte Carlo
Rainbow above king's castle and St Martha's Church. Tarascon.

Rainbow above king's castle and St Martha's Church. Tarascon.

Travel to your hotel before an orientation tour of Monte Carlo.

Day 17 — Monte Carlo > Nice > Monte Carlo

Explore Monte Carlo and visit the Prince’s Palace of Monaco. Later, visit the charming city of Nice before enjoying exquisite French cuisine in an unforgettable setting tonight.

Day 18 — Monte Carlo

Make the most of your free day in this beautiful Mediterranean city.

Day 19 — Monte Carlo > Nice

After breakfast, you’ll be transferred to Nice airport.

Sailing on Scenic Sapphire

Sailing the beautiful waterways of France and rebuilt for the 2017 season with brand new features such as Scenic Culinaire and two new one-bedroom Royal Owner's Suites.

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