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Idyllic Rhone

BOOK A LUXURY ALL-INCLUSIVE RIVER CRUISE BEFORE 20 DECEMBER 2018 AND SAVE UP TO £1,000PP ON EUROPE 2019 CRUISES.
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Idyllic Rhone

From £2,970 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.

Begin in the Provençal town of Tarascon, where you can visit a Les Baux olive farm, tour Saint-Paul de Mausole Monastery, or explore the beautifully-preserved Romanesque architecture of Arles. In Avignon, attend a classical virtuoso music concert within the ancient walls of the Palais des Papes – an exclusive Scenic Enrich experience that will live long in the memory.

Soak up an afternoon in picturesque Tournon, complete with a visit to Tournon Castle, where you’ll enjoy an aperitif accompanied by a performance from local guitarists – the perfect soundtrack to this delightful Scenic Sundowners event. From here, cruise to Lyon, where you can take a cycling tour of the city’s charming Botanical Gardens, or go shopping with a chef, who will introduce the city’s fabled culinary heritage.

Finally, cruise through the ‘Golden Stone’ region of Beaujolais to Macon and Chalon-sur-Saône, where you’re invited to raise a glass of fine French wine and toast the end of this unforgettable journey.

What’s included On Board

  • Complimentary beverages all day, everyday
  • Six Dining venues, from casual to fine dining
  • 85% Balcony Suites, including a Scenic Sun Lounge
  •  Personalised butler service
  •  Laundry concierge
  •  Exclusive Scenic Tailormade GPS for self-guided touring and on board commentary
  • Authentic local entertainment
  • The freedom of our e-bikes – electronically assisted bicycles
  • Gym & Wellness area
  • Cruise Directors to guide and assist
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi internet
  • Return airport transfers
  • All gratuities
  • Return flight from a selection of upto 14 UK airports, or take to no fly option and travel on Eurostar from London St Pancras to Paris and on to Amsterdam

On Shore

    • Scenic  Enrich – An unforgettable and exclusive event
    • Scenic Freechoice – A Choice of flexible excursions and activites
    • Scenic Sundowners – An exclusive hosted event in a stunning location

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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Lyon at nightime
Rhone - Lantern, rooftops and cathedral St. Jean Baptiste in Vieux Lyon, the old town of Lyon. France
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Rhone - View on medieval castle of Tarascon, France
Day 1 - Tarascon

Choose from a selection of ways to travel to Tarascon.

Pick from one of up to 14 UK regional airports or travel direct from London Heathrow to Marseille airport.

If you prefer not to fly, travel Standard Premier Class board the Eurostar from St Pancras International to Lille.

Your onward journey will be to Tarascon, where you’ll board your luxury Scenic Space-Ship.

Dinner

Day 2 - Day 2 - Tarascon & Avignon

Visit the Provencal town of Tarascon, a stone built commune situated at the extreme west of the Bouches-du-Rhone. explore the medieval character and 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.

Day 2 - Day 2 - Tarascon & Avignon

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 3- Avignon

The city of Avignon is filled with history and architectural splendour.  the region itself is surrounded by Medieval stone ramparts, and contains the show stopping Palais-des-Papes and the remains of the Saint Benezet bridge.

Shop with a chef at the local market before cooking up a storm in Scenic Culinaire, or explore Avignon’s architectural wonder, the Pope’s Palace. Alternatively, take an excursion to Uzès and Pont du Gard, the impressive ancient Roman aqueduct.

After the doors close to the general public at Avignon’s prestigious Pope’s Palace, you’ll be invited in for an exclusive concert where virtuoso musicians perform Mozart, Bach and Vivaldi within this elegant 14th century palace.

Day 3- Avignon

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 4 - Viviers & Tournon

This morning take advantage of a walking tour of Viviers.  This delightful region, a small walled city situated right on the banks of the Rhone, boasts ancient homes and an unusual catherdral which dates back to the Roman rule. Navigate the warren of narrow streets and visit the heart of the Old Town.

Soak up the picturesque town of Tournon this afternoon. and perhaps join in on a cooking class in Scenic Culinaire en route.

Sundowners

Relax with a beverage on the terrace of the Castle of Tournon. Local guitarists will perform an acoustic set for your exclusive benefit. It’s a great soundtrack to an awe-inspiring backdrop.

Day 4 -  Viviers & Tournon

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 5 - Vienne & Lyon

Take a walking tour in Vienne and uncover the fascinating history of this quaint riverside town, once conquered by Julius Caesar.

This afternoon join an on board masterclass in French cuisine in Scenic Culinaire, or simply relax and view the beautiful Rhône River vistas as you cruise to Lyon.

Day 5 - Vienne & Lyon

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 6 - Lyon

Awake today in Lyon, the gastronomic heart of France.

Freechoice

Walk Lyon’s hidden traboules, and visit the Notre Dame Basilica, which offers fabulous views across the city.

Alternatively, walk the cobblestone paths of yesteryear in the medieval hilltop town of Pérouges, or join a guided bike ride to Lyon’s Botanical Gardens and Zoo.

Day 6 - Lyon

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 7 - Mâcon & Chalon-sur-Saône

Whilst cruising this afternoon join your chef in Scenic Culinaire for a lesson in French cookery.

Freechoice

Travel to the village of Oingt in the ‘Golden Stone’ region of Beaujolais, and enjoy a tasting of the region’s wines.

Or, explore charming Cluny, built around the great Benedictine Abbey.

Day 7 - Mâcon & Chalon-sur-Saône

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 8- Chalon-sur-Saône - Return Home

After breakfast, transfer to the airport return flight home.

Travel direct to London or one of up to 14 UK regional airports.

Alternatively, travel by first class rail to Paris and then then Standard Premier Class aboard the Eurostar to St Pancras Internation

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

Why Book This Cruise?

Scenic sit at the top of the luxury river cruise market.  A luxurious mix of contemporary, luxurious ships with top level touring and inclusions which add up to a relaxing, high level river cruise holiday.

DepartShipEmbarkFrom  
May 20Scenic SapphireChalon-sur-Saône£2895SAVE £350Cabin Upgrades
Lower DeckStandard Suite161 ft², Fixed Windows£2895  
Middle DeckBalcony Suite215 ft², Outside Balcony£3540  
Middle DeckJunior Suite250 ft², Outside Balcony£4490  
Upper DeckBalcony Suite205 ft², Outside Balcony£3890  
Upper DeckJunior Suite250 ft², Outside Balcony£4990  
Upper DeckRoyal Balcony Suite315 ft², Outside Balconysold  
Upper DeckRoyal Panorama Suite325 ft², Outside Balconysold  
May 27Scenic SapphireTarasconPlease CallSAVE £350Cabin 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 26Scenic SapphireChalon-sur-Saône£2845SAVE £350Cabin Upgrades
Lower DeckStandard Suite161 ft², Fixed Windows£2845  
Middle DeckBalcony Suite215 ft², Outside Balcony£3495  
Middle DeckJunior Suite250 ft², Outside Balcony£4440  
Upper DeckBalcony Suite205 ft², Outside Balcony£3840  
Upper DeckJunior Suite250 ft², Outside Balcony£4940  
Upper DeckRoyal Balcony Suite315 ft², Outside Balcony£5040  
Upper DeckRoyal Panorama Suite325 ft², Outside Balcony£5240  
Sep 2Scenic SapphireTarascon£2795SAVE £350Cabin Upgrades
Lower DeckStandard Suite161 ft², Fixed Windows£2795  
Middle DeckBalcony Suite215 ft², Outside Balcony£3445  
Middle DeckJunior Suite250 ft², Outside Balcony£4390  
Upper DeckBalcony Suite205 ft², Outside Balcony£3790  
Upper DeckJunior Suite250 ft², Outside Balcony£4890  
Upper DeckRoyal Balcony Suite315 ft², Outside Balcony£4990  
Upper DeckRoyal Panorama Suite325 ft², Outside Balcony£5190  


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