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South of France

From £3,265 pp

Cruising the inimitable Rhône from Beaujolais to the Côte d’Azur over 13 immersive days, encounter historic sites and fine food, succumbing to the wonders of southern France. Beginning in the heart of Beaujolais, explore Beaune and its 14th-century almshouses, or visit the Château de Savigny-lès-Beaune to see its impressive collection of motorcycles, race cars, and fighter planes. Visit the Bresse Museum of Macon, go truffle-hunting with the farmers of Tournus, or opt for a Scenic Culinaire cookery class as your ship drifts steadily downstream. Arriving at the culinary capital of Lyon, traverse its secret passageways and marvel at its multitude of heritage sites, some of which date back to the 4th century. Perfect the art of French cuisine at Paul Bocuse’s renowned cookery school, or enjoy a leisurely cycle ride through the Botanical Gardens. By evening, experience the extravaganza of a French can-can as part of Scenic Rouge, an extraordinary Scenic Enrich experience that promises to be one of the most unforgettable moments from your time in the South of France. From Lyon, enjoy an afternoon’s aperitif at Tournon Castle, sample the fine wines of Châteauneuf-du-Pape, and take your place in Avignon’s Pope’s Palace for an evening of classical music – an unforgettable encounter, exclusive to Scenic Enrich

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 Chalon- Sur- Saone

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.

Senanque Abbey, Provence
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Rhone - View on medieval castle of Tarascon, France
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Day 1 - Lyon

Welcome to Lyon. Upon arrival transfer to the Scenic Sapphire where your friendly crew await to welcome you on board.

Dinner

Day 2 - Lyon - Tournus

Relax on board as you cruise along the Sâone River towards Tournus, perhaps enjoy a massage in the Wellness area, appreciate the health benefits of the Salt Therapy Lounge or sharpen your skills on French cookery at a lesson in Scenic Culinaire. 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.

Day 2 - Lyon - Tournus

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 3 - Chalon-sur-Sâone

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 or, visit the photography museum and learn about the history of photography in the town it was first invented.

Day 3 -  Chalon-sur-Sâone

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 as you glide effortlessly toward Tournon. If you are feeling more active you have the opportunity to cycle from Andance to Tournon. Enjoy wine tasting at a local winery, 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. Alternatively, explore the spectacular landscapes of the Doux Valley by Velorail. This is unique and active way to cycle along bridges, through tunnels and alongside stunning National park.

Day 4 - Tournon

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 5 - 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 the nearby Sénanque Abbey, or take an excursion to Uzès and Pont du Gard, the impressive Roman aquaduct. Sail past the famous Pont d’Avignon with a drink in hand and take in this beautiful location with your fellow guests on board your Scenic Space-Ship. This afternoon you have free time to explore this beautiful city at your leisure, your ship will not depart until the next morning so you will have ample opportunity to enjoy Avignon’s night life if you so wish.

Day 5 - Avignon

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 7 - Tarascon

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 or take an active walk and embrace the natural scenery of La Camargue National Park. After lunch you have the afternoon at leisure to explore the medieval charm of Tarascon, perhaps explore the castle that dates back to the 15th century or simply stay on board for a Provencal Soap making workshop.

Day 7 - Tarascon

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 8 - Vivers

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, or 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.

Day 8 - Vivers

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 9 - Lyon

Take in the vistas of the Rhône River as you spend a full day relaxing on board your luxurious Scenic Space-Ship towards the gastronomic heart of France, Lyon. Enjoy the passing scenery from the sun deck or panorama lounge and bar. Commentary from your Scenic Tailormade device will describe the captivating view unfolding before you. Or why not visit Scenic Culinaire and pick up a trick or two to add to your culinary prowess.

Day 9 - Lyon

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 10 - Lyon

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 or, traverse Lyon by foot, set on the confluence of the Rhône and Sâone Rivers, explore the city sights by the river stopping along the way to sample some of the regions delicacies. Alternatively, walk the cobblestone paths in the medieval hilltop town of Pérouges. Or visit the exclusive culinary school of Paul Bocuse for a demonstration on perfecting the art of French cuisine before sampling some of the delicious fare.

Day 10 - Lyon

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 11 - Lyon

All good things must end, and after a delicious breakfast, disembark your Scenic Space-Ship and transfer to Lyon airport, taking with you memories to last a lifetime.  

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
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Apr 13Scenic SapphireLyon£3265SAVE £500Cabin Upgrades
Lower DeckStandard Suite161 ft², Fixed Windows£3265  
Middle DeckBalcony Suite215 ft², Outside Balcony£4110  
Middle DeckJunior Suite250 ft², Outside BalconyPlease call  
Upper DeckBalcony Suite205 ft², Outside Balcony£4360  
Upper DeckJunior Suite250 ft², Outside BalconyPlease Call  
Upper DeckRoyal Balcony Suite315 ft², Outside BalconyPlease Call  
Upper DeckRoyal Panorama Suite325 ft², Outside BalconyPlease Call  
May 7Scenic SapphireLyon£3600SAVE £500Cabin Upgrades
Lower DeckStandard Suite161 ft², Fixed Windows£3600  
Middle DeckBalcony Suite215 ft², Outside Balcony£4445  
Middle DeckJunior Suite250 ft², Outside BalconyPlease call  
Upper DeckBalcony Suite205 ft², Outside Balcony£4695  
Upper DeckJunior Suite250 ft², Outside BalconyPlease call  
Upper DeckRoyal Balcony Suite315 ft², Outside Balcony£5995  
Upper DeckRoyal Panorama Suite325 ft², Outside BalconyPlease Call  
May 17Scenic SapphireLyon£3850SAVE £250Cabin Upgrades
Lower DeckStandard Suite161 ft², Fixed Windows£3850  
Middle DeckBalcony Suite215 ft², Outside Balcony£4695  
Middle DeckJunior Suite250 ft², Outside BalconyPlease Call  
Upper DeckBalcony Suite205 ft², Outside Balcony£4975  
Upper DeckJunior Suite250 ft², Outside BalconyPlease call  
Upper DeckRoyal Balcony Suite315 ft², Outside BalconyPlease Call  
Upper DeckRoyal Panorama Suite325 ft², Outside BalconyPlease Call  
Jun 10Scenic SapphireLyon£3890SAVE £250Cabin Upgrades
Lower DeckStandard Suite161 ft², Fixed Windows£3890  
Middle DeckBalcony Suite215 ft², Outside Balcony£4485  
Middle DeckJunior Suite250 ft², Outside Balcony£5335  
Upper DeckBalcony Suite205 ft², Outside Balcony£5015  
Upper DeckJunior Suite250 ft², Outside Balcony£5935  
Upper DeckRoyal Balcony Suite315 ft², Outside BalconyPlease Call  
Upper DeckRoyal Panorama Suite325 ft², Outside Balcony£6235  
Jun 20Scenic SapphireLyonPlease CallSAVE £250Cabin Upgrades
Lower DeckStandard Suite161 ft², Fixed WindowsPlease Call  
Middle DeckBalcony Suite215 ft², Outside BalconyPlease Call  
Middle DeckJunior Suite250 ft², Outside BalconyPlease call  
Upper DeckBalcony Suite205 ft², Outside BalconyPlease Call  
Upper DeckJunior Suite250 ft², Outside BalconyPlease call  
Upper DeckRoyal Balcony Suite315 ft², Outside BalconyPlease Call  
Upper DeckRoyal Panorama Suite325 ft², Outside BalconyPlease Call  
Jun 30Scenic SapphireLyon£3890SAVE £250Cabin Upgrades
Lower DeckStandard Suite161 ft², Fixed Windows£3890  
Middle DeckBalcony Suite215 ft², Outside Balcony£4585  
Middle DeckJunior Suite250 ft², Outside BalconyPlease call  
Upper DeckBalcony Suite205 ft², Outside Balcony£4985  
Upper DeckJunior Suite250 ft², Outside BalconyPlease call  
Upper DeckRoyal Balcony Suite315 ft², Outside BalconyPlease Call  
Upper DeckRoyal Panorama Suite325 ft², Outside BalconyPlease Call  
Jul 10Scenic SapphireLyon£3850SAVE £250Cabin Upgrades
Lower DeckStandard Suite161 ft², Fixed Windows£3850  
Middle DeckBalcony Suite215 ft², Outside Balcony£4695  
Middle DeckJunior Suite250 ft², Outside BalconyPlease call  
Upper DeckBalcony Suite205 ft², Outside Balcony£4945  
Upper DeckJunior Suite250 ft², Outside Balcony£6145  
Upper DeckRoyal Balcony Suite315 ft², Outside BalconyPlease Call  
Upper DeckRoyal Panorama Suite325 ft², Outside Balcony£6445  
Jul 20Scenic SapphireLyon£3850SAVE £250Cabin Upgrades
Lower DeckStandard Suite161 ft², Fixed Windows£3850  
Middle DeckBalcony Suite215 ft², Outside Balcony£4695  
Middle DeckJunior Suite250 ft², Outside BalconyPlease call  
Upper DeckBalcony Suite205 ft², Outside Balcony£4945  
Upper DeckJunior Suite250 ft², Outside BalconyPlease Call  
Upper DeckRoyal Balcony Suite315 ft², Outside BalconyPlease Call  
Upper DeckRoyal Panorama Suite325 ft², Outside Balcony£6445  
Aug 9Scenic SapphireLyon£3985SAVE £250Cabin Upgrades
Lower DeckStandard Suite161 ft², Fixed Windows£3985  
Middle DeckBalcony Suite215 ft², Outside Balcony£4735  
Middle DeckJunior Suite250 ft², Outside Balcony£5545  
Upper DeckBalcony Suite205 ft², Outside Balcony£4975  
Upper DeckJunior Suite250 ft², Outside Balcony£6145  
Upper DeckRoyal Balcony Suite315 ft², Outside BalconyPlease Call  
Upper DeckRoyal Panorama Suite325 ft², Outside BalconyPlease Call  
Aug 19Scenic SapphireLyon£3600SAVE £500Cabin Upgrades
Lower DeckStandard Suite161 ft², Fixed Windows£3600  
Middle DeckBalcony Suite215 ft², Outside Balcony£4445  
Middle DeckJunior Suite250 ft², Outside Balcony£5295  
Upper DeckBalcony Suite205 ft², Outside Balcony£4725  
Upper DeckJunior Suite250 ft², Outside Balcony£5895  
Upper DeckRoyal Balcony Suite315 ft², Outside BalconyPlease Call  
Upper DeckRoyal Panorama Suite325 ft², Outside BalconyPlease Call  
Sep 12Scenic SapphireLyon£4735SAVE £250Cabin Upgrades
Lower DeckStandard Suite161 ft², Fixed WindowsPlease Call  
Middle DeckBalcony Suite215 ft², Outside Balcony£4985  
Middle DeckJunior Suite250 ft², Outside BalconyPlease call  
Upper DeckBalcony Suite205 ft², Outside Balcony£4735  
Upper DeckJunior Suite250 ft², Outside BalconyPlease call  
Upper DeckRoyal Balcony Suite315 ft², Outside BalconyPlease Call  
Upper DeckRoyal Panorama Suite325 ft², Outside BalconyPlease Call  
Sep 22Scenic SapphireLyon£3890SAVE £250Cabin Upgrades
Lower DeckStandard Suite161 ft², Fixed Windows£3890  
Middle DeckBalcony Suite215 ft², Outside Balcony£4585  
Middle DeckJunior Suite250 ft², Outside BalconyPlease call  
Upper DeckBalcony Suite205 ft², Outside Balcony£4985  
Upper DeckJunior Suite250 ft², Outside BalconyPlease Call  
Upper DeckRoyal Balcony Suite315 ft², Outside BalconyPlease Call  
Upper DeckRoyal Panorama Suite325 ft², Outside BalconyPlease Call  
Oct 2Scenic SapphireLyon£4570SAVE £250Cabin Upgrades
Lower DeckStandard Suite161 ft², Fixed WindowsPlease Call  
Middle DeckBalcony Suite215 ft², Outside Balcony£4570  
Middle DeckJunior Suite250 ft², Outside BalconyPlease call  
Upper DeckBalcony Suite205 ft², Outside Balcony£4780  
Upper DeckJunior Suite250 ft², Outside BalconyPlease Call  
Upper DeckRoyal Balcony Suite315 ft², Outside BalconyPlease Call  
Upper DeckRoyal Panorama Suite325 ft², Outside BalconyPlease Call  
Oct 12Scenic SapphireLyon£3685SAVE £250Cabin Upgrades
Lower DeckStandard Suite161 ft², Fixed Windows£3685  
Middle DeckBalcony Suite215 ft², Outside Balcony£4380  
Middle DeckJunior Suite250 ft², Outside BalconyPlease call  
Upper DeckBalcony Suite205 ft², Outside Balcony£4780  
Upper DeckJunior Suite250 ft², Outside Balcony£5980  
Upper DeckRoyal Balcony Suite315 ft², Outside BalconyPlease Call  
Upper DeckRoyal Panorama Suite325 ft², Outside BalconyPlease Call  


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