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South of France with Paris & Monte Carlo

19 Day
Between Paris and Nice
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Step into the wonders of France on this extraordinary 19-day journey, taking in the lights of Paris, the gastronomic flair of Lyon, the beauty and charm of Provence, and the enduring glamour of the French Riviera. We begin amid the iconic cityscape of Paris, where you’ll savour a three-night luxury stay before transferring to Chalon-sur-Saône to travel southward on the Saône and Rhône rivers, your home for the next 12 nights. From here, the wonders of the Riviera await as you check-in to a luxury hotel in the heart of Monte Carlo, for a memorable three-night stay on the sun-kissed Mediterranean coast.

Our Journey Designers have curated a hand-picked collection of immersive experiences to make your odyssey through France truly unforgettable. Dine at the Eiffel Tower with the city of light as your backdrop, search for truffles in the grounds of Château de Cormatin, experience the French extravaganza of the can-can in Lyon with Scenic Rouge, and savour an aperitif from the terrace of Tournon Castle during an exclusive Sundowners event. In Avignon, you’ll be invited to an extraordinary Scenic Enrich event in the prestigious Palais des Papes, where you’ll enjoy a classical concert accompanied by a glass of fine French wine. Drink in the beauty of Provence as you visit medieval towns lining the Rhône’s banks, before transferring to Monte Carlo to explore the highlights of the Riviera – from the Prince’s Palace of Monaco to the timeless charm of Nice.

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* From price is for a 09 August 2019 departure. For a full list of pricing and availability, please see below. All prices are per person, twin share in GBP, based on two guests sharing. Terms and conditions apply and we reserve the right to withdraw our offers at any time. Please note, the ship operating a particular cruise is subject to change.
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Day 1

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

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.

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.

Meals included: Breakfast
Day 3
Paris

Enjoy a free day to explore.

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.

Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner
Day 4
Chalon-sur-Saône
Highlights: Welcome reception

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.

Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner
Day 5
Chalon-sur-Saône > Tournus
Highlights: Burgundy region

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.

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.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 6
Tournus > Mâcon
Highlights: Riverside cycling

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.

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.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 7
Mâcon
Highlights: Beaujolais wine region

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.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 8
Lyon
Highlights: Enrich Scenic Rouge cabaret

Awake today in Lyon, the gastronomic heart of France

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.

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.

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.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 9
Tournon
Highlights: Sundowners at Tournon Castle

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.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 10
Tournon > Viviers
Highlights: Chocolates and wine

Enjoy scenic cruising to Viviers this afternoon.

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.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 11
Viviers > Châteauneuf-du-Pape
Highlights: Ardèche National Park

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.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 12
Châteauneuf-du-Pape > Avignon
Highlights: Côtes du Rhône

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.

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.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 13
Avignon
Highlights: Enrich dinner at Popes’ Palace

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.

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.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 14
La Camargue
Highlights: La Camargue National Park

Choices today include the spectacular La Camargue National Park.

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.

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.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 15
Tarascon
Highlights: Villages of Provence

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.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 16
Tarascon > Monte Carlo

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

Meals included: Breakfast
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.

Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner
Day 18
Monte Carlo

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

Meals included: Breakfast
Day 19
Monte Carlo > Nice

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

Meals included: Breakfast
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