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France River Cruising

You’ll be seduced by every sophisticated vineyard, set amongst idyllic rolling landscapes, not to mention every mouthful of exquisite cuisine and the abundance of classical architecture, as you sail leisurely and in complete style and comfort on board one of our newly renovated and specially commissioned Scenic Space-Ships. 

Enjoy fascinating daily excursions and once-in-a-lifetime special events as part of your cruise, hand-selected to ensure you experience the very best of the destination.

Rediscover your joie de vivre as you explore the thriving wineries of the Côtes du Rhône, sample the award-winning Grand Cru class wines of the Châteauneuf-du-Pape region and retrace the footsteps of historic figures in Normandy. France offers visitors an endless supply of attractions with more than 4,000 castles and châteaux dotting the countryside, hidden villages steeped in history and numerous museums dedicated to centuries of French art.

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Northern France

  • River: The Seine
  • Length: 776 km
  • Source: Source-Seine
  • Mouth: The English Channel
  • On board: Scenic Gem

Paris is just one of the highlights on a cruise along this great waterway. Steeped in war history, northern France is a place of staggering beauty and epic works of art.


  • River: The Garonne
  • Length: 602 km
  • Source: The Pyrenees
  • Mouth: The Gironde estuary
  • On board: Scenic Diamond

Situated in the southwest of France,the Garonne, Gironde and Dordogne wind their way across the Bordeaux region, synonymous with the exquisite wines grown on its soil.

The South of France

  • River: The Rhône
  • Length: 812 km
  • Source: Rhône Glacier
  • Mouth: The Mediterranean Sea
  • On board: Scenic Sapphire

Famous for its beautiful countryside, delicious fare and amazing architecture, enjoy a unique insight into this stunning part of the world.

What's new for 2019
We’ve introduced some exciting new additions to our 2019 itineraries in France, including a special D-Day sailing, new city extensions and insightful Scenic Freechoice excursions.

Special 75th Anniversary D-Day Cruise

To coincide with the 75th anniversary of the D-Day landings in Normandy, we’ve designed a special edition of our Highlights of Normandy and the Seine itinerary for 2019. Not only will you walk the beaches where British soldiers began their allied invasion, but you’ll also be part of a select group to see the unveiling of the British Memorial Site at the anniversary parade.

Active & Wellbeing

Those travelling on our South of France itinerary will now have the opportunity to visit Château de Meursault, in the heart of the Burgundy region, to taste its esteemed wines, as well as the picturesque Ardèche National Park. Guests can now embark on a guided hike through the vineyards of Avignon, or a cycling tour through the Cadillac and Médoc wine regions.

Château de la Riviere


Built in 1577, Château de La Rivière was restored in the 19th century, its three acres of underground cellars providing the ideal setting for maturing the wines they produce. This wonderful new addition to our river cruise itineraries in Bordeaux invites you to celebrate the 2,000-year history of wine as the sun sets over the vines of this spectacular estate. Talk with new-found friends as you taste its wares and explore the property. And, admire the work of a local artist painting the stunning landscape, using paint from the wine grown on the premises.

Explore the waterways of France in utmost luxury


Features on board Scenic Diamond and Sapphire

In 2017, we became the first and only river cruise line to offer a salt Therapy Lounge and dedicated Scenic Culinaire cooking school on board our ships in the South of France and Bordeaux.


France River Cruises

France is a country steeped in history and culture and there is simply no better way to explore France than on our very own Scenic Space-Ships.

France River Cruises

2019 France River Cruises

The great Bordeaux foodie cruise with Gregg Wallace

8 days
Bordeaux > Bordeaux
Enjoy an exclusive cruise through Bordeaux, in the company of Masterchef experts. Try a tasting challenge, cookery classes and sample the region’s fine wines and delicacies.
from £2,495
Save up to £1,000 per person

Rhine Highlights

8 days
Basel > Amsterdam
Journey from the majestic Alps of Switzerland all the way to the famous and romantic canals of Amsterdam on this 8 day tour and cruise along the Rhine.
from £2,995 £1,995

Highlights of Normandy & the Seine

8 days
Paris > Paris
Cruise the sensational Seine on our 8-day round-trip from Paris. Explore magnificent châteaux, quaint sea side towns and the heart-warming war memorials.
from £3,320 £2,470
Save up to £1,000 per person

Idyllic Rhone

8 days
Chalon-sur-Saone > Tarascon
Enjoy the cuisines & delights of France as you cruise the Rhone river. Board in Chalon-sur-Saône, where a world of wonder awaits you in the days ahead.
from £3,320 £2,970
Save up to £1,000 per person

Normandy & Gems of the Seine

11 days
Paris > Paris
Cruise along the Seine on an 11 day journey from Paris to Honfleur. Tour the historic Normandy beaches and visit Giverny where you can see Monet's gardens.
from £3,495 £3,145
Save up to £1,000 per person

Beautiful Bordeaux

11 days
Bordeaux > Bordeaux
On this 11-day Beautiful Bordeaux river cruise, visit stunning wineries, explore charming towns on guided tours & enjoy a private concert at Château Agassac.
from £3,630 £2,780
Save up to £1,000 per person

Rhine Christmas Markets with Switzerland

12 days
Zurich > Amsterdam
Enjoy the magic of Christmas on a luxurious 12 day river cruise from Zurich to Amsterdam. Visit the iconic Christmas markets & soak up the atmosphere.
from £4,220 £3,220
Save up to £1,000 per person

Romantic Rhine & Moselle

15 days
Basel > Amsterdam
The romance of Europe is alive and well on this 15 day cruise from Basel to Amsterdam exploring the beautiful Rhine and Moselle Rivers.
from £4,395 £3,395

South of France

13 days
Lyon > Marseille
Embark on a 13 day cruise from Chalon-sur-Saône to Tarascon on the Saone & Rhone rivers. Feast on incredible cuisine and marvel at truly beautiful landscapes in the South of France.
from £4,815 £3,965
Save up to £1,000 per person

Enchanting Rhône with Paris

11 days
Nice > Paris
Board a luxurious Scenic Space-Ship and cruise the Rhône to Chalon-sur-Saône. Travel from the beautiful Île-de-France region to Paris & explore the city.
from £4,645 £4,295

Romantic Rhine & Moselle

15 days
Amsterdam > Basel
From Amsterdam to Basel, discover the Romantic Rhine & Moselle rivers in 5-star all-inclusive luxury. Visit Antwerp, Koblenz, Bernkastel and Strasbourg.
from £4,845

South of France Indulgence

15 days
Lyon > Lyon
Indulge in the sights, sounds & refined tastes of the South of France on a 15 day cruise from Lyon. Explore Beaune & enjoy the spectacular Scenic Rouge.
from £5,240
Save up to £1,000 per person

Jewels of Russia

15 days
Moscow > St Petersburg
Reveal the mysteries of Russia on a 15 day river cruise between St Petersburg and Moscow, cruise the majestic waterways on board the luxurious Scenic Tsar.
from £5,245 £4,645
Save up to £1,000 per person

Enchanting Rhône with Monte Carlo & Paris

14 days
Nice > Paris
Discover the alluring Monte Carlo before embarking on a luxurious cruise along the Rhone. Enjoy 3 nights in Paris, see the Arc de Triomphe & Champs Elysées.
from £5,595 £5,245
Save up to £1,000 per person

Romantic Rhine & Moselle with Switzerland

19 days
Amsterdam > Zurich
Experience the magic of Europe’s most romantic region on a 19 day journey from Amsterdam to Zurich. Cruise the Rhine and Moselle, create your own fairytale.
from £5,795 £4,795
Save up to £1,000 per person

South of France with Paris

16 days
Paris > Nice
Experience the stunning delights of France on a luxurious 16 day journey from Paris to Nice. Visit Lyon, Tournon, Avignon and Tarascon in 5-star luxury.
from £6,090 £5,740

South of France with Paris & Monte Carlo

19 days
Paris > Nice
Cruise the spectacular rivers of the South of France in 5-star luxury and soak up the sun in Monte Carlo on a lavish 19 day journey from Paris to Nice.
from £7,090 £6,740

2018 France River Cruises

France River Cruises

Extend your stay
See more of France at its finest and add a city stay in Paris or Monte Carlo to your itinerary

Monte Carlo

scenic eclipse adventures

The playground of the rich and famous, Monte Carlo will charm you with its picturesque seaside vistas and stylish architecture. Enjoy all this glamorous Mediterranean port has to offer during a guided tour and visit to the Palace of Monaco, including the Palace State Apartments.

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the eiffel tower viewed across the Seine

Highly regarded as the global centre for art, fashion and gastronomy, the ‘City of Light’ promises much in the way of exquisite architecture, fine-dining and culture. Allow a local to show you the lesser-known sights, enjoy authentic cuisine at 58 Tour Eiffel or feed your creative side on a visit to the Louvre.

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