LYON - MACON - VIENNE - VIVIERS - AVIGNON - TERASCON - MARSEILLE
2 departures available 8 days/7 nights May 17-24 and May 24-31, 2021
- 5-star Scenic Space-Ships featuring Scenic Sun Lounges
- 1 exclusive Scenic Enrich experience
- Your choice of 17 Scenic Freechoice activities
- Five onboard dining options 2- meals - 7 breakfasts (B), 6 lunches (L) and 7 dinners (D)
- Complimentary beverages all day, every day
- Butler service for all guests
- Tailor-made app throughout your cruise
- The freedom of our e-bikes
- Cruise Director to guide and assist
- Expert local guides
- Complimentary Wi-Fi
- All tipping and gratuities
Depart Paris and transfer via coach to Lyon where you'll be warmly welcomed on board your Scenic Space-Ship
Set on the confluence of the Rhone and Saone rivera, Lyon is renowned as the gastronomic heart of France.
Freechoice: Walk Lyon's hidden traboules, then continue to Notre Dame Basilica, which offers fabulous views across the city or join a guided bike ride to Lyon's Botanical Gardens and Zoo. Alternatively, walk the cobblestone paths in the medieval hilltop town of Perouges.
This afternoon set sail for Macon. Watch the scenery float by from the sun deck or Panorama Lounge, relax in the Wellness center or perhaps take a lesson in French cookery in Scenic Culinaire.
Freechoice: Travel to the 'Golden Stone' region of Beaojolais, and enjoy a tasting of the region's wines. Or, explore chasing Cluny, built around the great Benedictine Abbey. Alternatively, visit Chateau de Cormatin, boasting beautiful gardens and 17th century architecture.
Freechoice: Take a walking tour in Vienna including a visit to the Roman amphitheater and uncover the fascinating history of this quaint riverside town, once conquered by Julius Caesar. Or, for the more active, take in the picturesque landscapes of this region on a bicycle.
Viviers to Avignon
Frechoice: This morning, enjoy a walking tour of the ancient town of Viviera, nestled between hill and river, and visit its imposing cathedral or visit the beautiful provincial town of Grignan. Scenic Culinaire will be hosting a lesson in French cuisine this afternoon.
Freechoice: Shop with a Chef at the market then cook up a storm in Scenic Culinaire, or explore Avignon's Palais des Papes. Alternatively, take an excursion to Uzes and Post du Gard, the impressive ancient Roman aqueduct or sample the celebrated wines of Chateauneuf-du-Pape at a Cotes du Rhone vineyard. This Afternoon enjoy free time to explore on your own.
After the doors close to the general public at Avignon's prestigious Palais des Papes, you'll be invited for an exclusive concert inside this elegant 14th century palace.
Freechoice: Visit Les Baux and drop into a local olive farm, or explore Saint-Remy and Saint-Paul de Mausole Monastery. Alternatively, visit the Arles Arena on your tour of this once thriving Roman city. This afternoon is at your leisure. Perhaps explore the medieval charm of Tarascon on board an e-bike or stay on board for a Provencal Soap Making workshop.
Tarascon to Marseille
After breakfast, disembark and transfer to Marseille airport.
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