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Idyllic Rhone

From £2,070 pp

Travel from historic Tarascon to the heart of Beaujolais, through fragrant lavender fields, ancient cities, and vineyards laden with old world vines. The Rhône cuts through a string of unforgettable destinations, from Avignon and Les Baux, to the culinary capital of Lyon – introducing the flavours of the South of France.

What’s included On Board

  • Return flight from a selection of upto 14 UK airports and ship transfers, or take to no fly option and travel on Eurostar from London St Pancras to Paris and on to Amsterdam
  • Spacious modern accommodation, the majority with ‘Scenic Sun Lounge’ balcony
  • Multiple dining venues, from casual to fine dining
  • Complimentary beverages all day, everyday
  • Comprehensive programme of included tours, excursions and exclusive experiences
  • Scenic Tailormade GPS for self-guided touring and on board commentary
  • Authentic local entertainment
  • Use of e-bikes – electronically assisted bicycles
  • Personalized butler services & Laundry concierge
  • Cruise Directors to guide and assist
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi internet
  • All gratuities
  • Gym & Wellness area
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Day 1 - Tarascon

Fly to Marseilles from one of up to 16 UK airports. If you’d prefer not to fly, why not take advantage of our No-fly option at no extra cost? Travel Standard Premier Class from St. Pancras International to Paris, and onwards to Tarascon. This evening, raise your glass to the marvelous cruise ahead of you at your welcome reception.

Dinner

Day 2 - Tarascon & Avignon

Tarascon has a distinctly medieval character and an impressive castle.

Freechoice Visit Les Baux, and drop into a local olive farm, or explore Saint-Rémy and the Saint-Paul de Mausole Monastery. Alternatively, visit the wondrous Arles Arena on your tour of this once thriving Roman city.

Back on board, perhaps join a culinary lesson in Scenic Culinaire during your cruise into beautiful Avignon.

Day 2 - Tarascon & Avignon

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

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. Alternatively, take an excursion to Uzès and Pont du Gard, the impressive Roman aqueduct 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 Popes’ Palace, you’re invited for an exclusive concert where virtuoso musicians perform Mozart, Bach and Vivaldi.

Day 3 - Avignon

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 4 - Viviers

Freechoice Enjoy a walking tour of the ancient town of Viviers and visit the imposing Cathedral of Viviers or visit the beautiful provincial town of Grignan.

While cruising to Tournon this afternoon, perhaps join a class in Scenic Culinaire.

Day 4 -  Viviers

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

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.

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.

Day 5 - Vienne

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 6 - Macon

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, visit Château de Cormatin, boasting beautiful gardens and 17th century architecture.

Day 6 - Macon

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

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.

Day 7 - Lyon

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 8 - Lyon - Return Home

After breakfast, transfer to Lyon airport for your return journey home. Travel to one of up to 16 UK airports or by first class rail from Lyon to Paris Gare de Lyon, before Standard Premier Class aboard the Eurostar to St. Pancras International.

Breakfast

Scenic Sapphire Exterior

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.  With a capacity of just 151 guests in 76 suites and with 53 crew, the Scenic Sapphire accommodates excellent levels of service. Depending on the class of suite or stateroom you opt for, you’ll enjoy a wealth of luxurious features, including Scenic Sun Lounges, 32-inch HD TVs and a state-of-the-art bathroom complete with revolutionary massage shower and wet room.  All balcony suites feature Scenic’s exclusive ‘Sun Lounge’ system which transforms your balcony into an all-weather conservatory style space. From the Panorama Lounge Bar and the spacious Sun Deck with vitality pool, to the well appointed fitness and wellness suite, you’ll enjoy luxury wherever you stray aboard this elegant river cruise ship.

Onboard Features & Facilities

  • Riverview Terrace
  • Vitality Pool
  • Sun Deck
  • Walking Track
  • Portobellos Restaurant
  • River Cafe
  • Table La Rive Private Dining (Diamond deck guests only)
  • Lounge & Bar
  • Gift Shop
  • Lift
  • Complimentary use of E-bikes
  • Complimentary Wi-fi
  • Gym and Wellness Area
  • Fitness Centre
  • Complimentary Nordic walking sticks

Accommodation & Amenities

76 elegantly appointed Staterooms and Suites range in size from 160-510 ft².  Most accommodations have a open air balcony.  Try one of the 2 Royal Owners Suites, situated at the middle of the ship at 510 sq ft² in size with separate bedroom and living area.  An outdoor balcony, complete with open-air system, allows you to enjoy the views of your surroundings whatever the weather so you can enjoy the ever-changing scenery however you wish. All Suites feature added enhancements such as a larger sitting area with two chairs.  All staterooms include amenities such ensuite bathroom with shower, Infotainment, free high-speed Internet access, climate-controlled air conditioning; and an in-room safe, fridge and complimentary bottled water replenished daily. Offering a roster of distinct dining venues, including L’Amour Dining, Riverview Terrace, Portobellos, Table La Rive and the Panorama Lounge Bar, guests will be spoilt for choice when choosing where to dine aboard a Scenic space ship. Couple this with the option to take breakfast, lunch or dinner from the privacy of your suite, and your dining preferences will be all perfectly accommodated aboard this majestic Space-Ship. Scenic offer levels of service which are differentiated by the level of stateroom or suite booked.  Please see the individual room type description for details.

Royal Suites

510 ft² – Royal Owner’s Suite Diamond (Upper) Deck (pictured)

325 ft² – Royal Panorama Suite Diamond (Upper) Deck

  • Scenic Sun Lounge balcony system
  • Marble bathroom with upgraded bathroom amenities with hairdryer
  • Alarm clock, in-room safe, telephone
  • Luxury Scenic slumber bed and pillow menu
  • Complimentary mini-bar
  • Mac-mini infotainment system & movies on demand
  • Luxury bathrobe and slippers
  • Early morning tea/coffee service
  • Butler service
  • Shoeshine service

EXCLUSIVE TO ROYAL SUITE GUESTS: unlimited complimentary laundry service, daily delivery of afternoon canapes, complimentary bottle of Laurent Perrier Brut (750ml), morning delivery of newspapers, in-suite beverage and meal service, packing and unpacking of suitcases, 200 Euros on board credit, exclusive invitation to Table La Rive, priority dining reservations.

Scenic Sapphire Royal Owners Suite
Scenic Space Ship Junior Suite

Junior Balcony Suites

250 ft² – Diamond (Upper) & Sapphire (Middle) Deck

  • Scenic Sun Lounge balcony system
  • Marble bathroom with L’Occitane bathroom amenities with hairdryer
  • Alarm clock, in-room safe, telephone
  • Luxury Scenic slumber bed and pillow menu
  • Complimentary mini-bar
  • Mac-mini infotainment system & movies on demand
  • Luxury bathrobe and slippers
  • Early morning tea/coffee service
  • complimentary laundry concierge service once per suite
  • Butler service
  • Shoeshine service

EXCLUSIVE TO JUNIOR BALCONY SUITE GUESTS: complimentary daily pressing of two pieces of clothing, daily delivery of afternoon canapes, in-suite beverage and meal service, exclusive invitation to Table La Rive.

Balcony Suites

Private Balcony Suite – 205 ft² Diamond (Upper) & Sapphire (Middle) Deck

  • Scenic Sun Lounge balcony system
  • Marble bathroom with L’Occitane bathroom amenities with hairdryer
  • Alarm clock, in-room safe, telephone
  • Luxury Scenic slumber bed and pillow menu
  • Complimentary mini-bar
  • Mac-mini infotainment system & movies on demand
  • Luxury bathrobe and slippers
  • Early morning tea/coffee service
  • Complimentary laundry concierge service once per suite
  • Butler service
  • Shoeshine service

EXCLUSIVE TO DIAMOND DECK SUITE GUESTS: complimentary daily pressing of two pieces of clothing, exclusive invitation to Table La Rive.

Scenic Balcony Suite
Scenic Crystal Stateroom

Standard Suites

160 ft²  Jewel (Lower) Deck

  • Marble bathroom with L’Occitane bathroom amenities with hairdryer
  • Alarm clock, in-room safe, telephone
  • Luxury Scenic slumber bed and pillow menu
  • Complimentary mini-bar
  • Mac-mini infotainment system & movies on demand
  • Luxury bathrobe and slippers
  • Early morning tea/coffee service
  • Complimentary laundry concierge service once per suite
  • Butler service
  • Shoeshine service
Scenic Sapphire Deck Plan
DepartShipEmbarkFrom  
Apr 23Scenic SapphireChalon-sur-SaônePlease CallCabin Upgrades
Lower DeckStandard Suite161 ft², Fixed WindowsSold  
Middle DeckBalcony Suite215 ft², Outside BalconySold  
Middle DeckJunior Suite250 ft², Outside BalconySold  
Upper DeckBalcony Suite205 ft², Outside BalconySold  
Upper DeckJunior Suite250 ft², Outside BalconySold  
Upper DeckRoyal Balcony Suite315 ft², Outside BalconySold  
Upper DeckRoyal Panorama Suite325 ft², Outside BalconySold  
Apr 30Scenic SapphireTarascon£4340Cabin Upgrades
Lower DeckStandard Suite161 ft², Fixed WindowsSold  
Middle DeckBalcony Suite215 ft², Outside Balcony£4340  
Middle DeckJunior Suite250 ft², Outside BalconySold  
Upper DeckBalcony Suite205 ft², Outside Balcony£4390  
Upper DeckJunior Suite250 ft², Outside BalconySold  
Upper DeckRoyal Balcony Suite315 ft², Outside BalconySold  
Upper DeckRoyal Panorama Suite325 ft², Outside Balcony£5790  
May 27Scenic SapphireChalon-sur-SaônePlease CallSAVE £250Cabin Upgrades
Lower DeckStandard Suite161 ft², Fixed WindowsSold  
Middle DeckBalcony Suite215 ft², Outside BalconySold  
Middle DeckJunior Suite250 ft², Outside BalconySold  
Upper DeckBalcony Suite205 ft², Outside BalconySold  
Upper DeckJunior Suite250 ft², Outside BalconySold  
Upper DeckRoyal Balcony Suite315 ft², Outside BalconySold  
Upper DeckRoyal Panorama Suite325 ft², Outside BalconySold  
Jun 3Scenic SapphireTarasconPlease CallSAVE £750Cabin Upgrades
Lower DeckStandard Suite161 ft², Fixed WindowsSold  
Middle DeckBalcony Suite215 ft², Outside BalconySold  
Middle DeckJunior Suite250 ft², Outside BalconySold  
Upper DeckBalcony Suite205 ft², Outside BalconySold  
Upper DeckJunior Suite250 ft², Outside BalconySold  
Upper DeckRoyal Balcony Suite315 ft², Outside BalconySold  
Upper DeckRoyal Panorama Suite325 ft², Outside BalconySold  
Aug 29Scenic SapphireChalon-sur-SaônePlease CallSAVE £250Cabin Upgrades
Lower DeckStandard Suite161 ft², Fixed WindowsSold  
Middle DeckBalcony Suite215 ft², Outside BalconySold  
Middle DeckJunior Suite250 ft², Outside BalconySold  
Upper DeckBalcony Suite205 ft², Outside BalconySold  
Upper DeckJunior Suite250 ft², Outside BalconySold  
Upper DeckRoyal Balcony Suite315 ft², Outside BalconySold  
Upper DeckRoyal Panorama Suite325 ft², Outside BalconySold  
Sep 5Scenic SapphireTarasconPlease CallSAVE £750Cabin Upgrades
Lower DeckStandard Suite161 ft², Fixed WindowsSold  
Middle DeckBalcony Suite215 ft², Outside BalconySold  
Middle DeckJunior Suite250 ft², Outside BalconySold  
Upper DeckBalcony Suite205 ft², Outside BalconySold  
Upper DeckJunior Suite250 ft², Outside BalconySold  
Upper DeckRoyal Balcony Suite315 ft², Outside BalconySold  
Upper DeckRoyal Panorama Suite325 ft², Outside BalconySold  
DepartShipEmbarkFrom  
May 17Scenic SapphireChalon-sur-Saône£3145SAVE £250Cabin Upgrades
Lower DeckStandard Suite161 ft², Fixed Windows£3145 Was £3395  
Middle DeckBalcony Suite215 ft², Outside Balcony£3795 Was £4045  
Middle DeckJunior Suite250 ft², Outside Balcony£4740 Was £4990  
Upper DeckBalcony Suite205 ft², Outside Balcony£4140 Was £4390  
Upper DeckJunior Suite250 ft², Outside Balcony£5240 Was £5490  
Upper DeckRoyal Balcony Suite315 ft², Outside Balcony£5340 Was £5590  
Upper DeckRoyal Panorama Suite325 ft², Outside Balcony£5540 Was £5790  
May 24Scenic SapphireTarascon£3145SAVE £250Cabin Upgrades
Lower DeckStandard Suite161 ft², Fixed Windows£3145 Was £3395  
Middle DeckBalcony Suite215 ft², Outside Balcony£3795 Was £4045  
Middle DeckJunior Suite250 ft², Outside Balcony£4740 Was £4990  
Upper DeckBalcony Suite205 ft², Outside Balcony£4140 Was £4390  
Upper DeckJunior Suite250 ft², Outside Balcony£5240 Was £5490  
Upper DeckRoyal Balcony Suite315 ft², Outside Balcony£5340 Was £5590  
Upper DeckRoyal Panorama Suite325 ft², Outside Balcony£5540 Was £5790  
Aug 29Scenic SapphireChalon-sur-Saône£3095SAVE £250Cabin Upgrades
Lower DeckStandard Suite161 ft², Fixed Windows£3095 Was £3345  
Middle DeckBalcony Suite215 ft², Outside Balcony£3745 Was £3995  
Middle DeckJunior Suite250 ft², Outside Balcony£4690 Was £4940  
Upper DeckBalcony Suite205 ft², Outside Balcony£4090 Was £4340  
Upper DeckJunior Suite250 ft², Outside Balcony£5190 Was £5440  
Upper DeckRoyal Balcony Suite315 ft², Outside Balcony£5290 Was £5540  
Upper DeckRoyal Panorama Suite325 ft², Outside Balcony£5490 Was £5740  
Sep 5Scenic SapphireTarascon£3145SAVE £250Cabin Upgrades
Lower DeckStandard Suite161 ft², Fixed Windows£3145 Was £3395  
Middle DeckBalcony Suite215 ft², Outside Balcony£3795 Was £4045  
Middle DeckJunior Suite250 ft², Outside Balcony£4740 Was £4990  
Upper DeckBalcony Suite205 ft², Outside Balcony£4140 Was £4390  
Upper DeckJunior Suite250 ft², Outside Balcony£5240 Was £5490  
Upper DeckRoyal Balcony Suite315 ft², Outside Balcony£5340 Was £5590  
Upper DeckRoyal Panorama Suite325 ft², Outside Balcony£5540 Was £5790  

Prices are per person, based on two people sharing a twin cabin with a limited number of single cabins available on all decks, at the relevant supplement. The price includes full board from dinner on your day of arrival until breakfast on your final day; if you choose to travel with us on any of the full day excursions by coach, a packed lunch will be provided.

Anyone choosing to stay on the ship may of course have lunch in the restaurant; morning/afternoon tea and coffee; all visits and excursions as mentioned in the brochure, airport transfers, coach travel as mentioned, travel to and from port of embarkation and the services of a Scenic Travel Tour Manager.


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