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Extraordinary Experiences

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All-inclusive, unforgettable and unique, our signature Scenic Enrich experiences take you behind-the-scenes to experience moments of wonder, inaccessible to the ordinary traveler.

A Scenic river cruise gives you the chance to experience the culture, history and life of France first hand. Unveil the country’s heartbeat with exclusive visits to some of the oldest and most-celebrated châteaux, palaces and vineyards.

Brand new for 2018, our latest additions offer rare insights into the France of past and present, showcasing the rich histories and traditions of each destination you visit. From a classical concert at Château d’Agassac, one of the region’s oldest wine-making establishments, to our very own cabaret production under Lyon’s Big Top, Scenic Rouge, enrich your experiences with a collection of enlightening cultural adventures you’ll never forget. And the best part – they’re all exclusive to Scenic.

At the end of the day, why not bask in some of France’s most beautiful and iconic locations as part of our exclusive Sundowners cocktail events? Along with your fellow guests, enjoy the sunset overlooking the country’s most spectacular landscapes. Take a trip to stunning Tournon Castle for an evening aperitif accompanied by local musicians, or experience the sprawling Château Siaurac wine estate, with a delicious vintage in hand as the sun dips below the horizon.

Enrich Experiences

Château d’Agassac – New for 2018

 

The spectacular surroundings of the Médoc countryside are the setting for your exclusive evening of classical music in ancient Château d’Agassac, one of the oldest wine-making establishments in the country. An historic monument steeped in iconic heritage, the extraordinary estate dates back to the 13th century and is recognised worldwide for producing wines of exceptional quality. 

Château d’Agassac

Scenic Rouge

 

Scenic pay homage to both the opulence of the Belle Époque and France’s storied cabaret love affair with a celebratory evening of fabulous entertainment, staged under Lyon’s Big Top on the banks of the Rhône. A truly unforgettable evening that harks back to the Beautiful Era’s flourishing artistry, expect the can-can and more during this gala spectacular.

Palais des Papes

 

Envelope yourself in the architectural and pictorial splendour of the largest Gothic palace in Europe. Replete with over 25 rooms, ceremonial halls, a court room, a consistory, and several chapels, Avignon’s Palais des Papes envelopes you in its sheer magnitude. Once closed to the public, experience a special gala dinner and classical concert in the palace’s illustrious Grand Tinel Room, in the company of works by Mozart, Straus, Vivaldi and Beethoven. A truly majestic setting. 

Our Scenic Sundowners 

Tournon Castle

Tournon Castle

Those travelling on the South of France and Idyllic Rhône itineraries will be invited to join us on the terraces of the Castle of Tournon, as local guitarists perform an acoustic set with the beautiful countryside as your backdrop. 

Château Siaurac – New for 2018 

Chateau Siaurac

Those travelling on Bordeaux Affair and Beautiful Bordeaux can look forward to celebrating the two thousand year history of the region’s winemaking heritage as the vines glow red and gold in the breath-taking setting of Château Siaurac. Enjoy a glass of the estate’s vintages as a local artist creates masterpieces with wine. 

France River Cruises

2019 France River Cruises

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Bordeaux Affair

8 days
Bordeaux > Bordeaux
Experience all-inclusive luxury on an 8-day round-trip cruise from Bordeaux. Visit Saint-Emilion, Medoc & Cadillac with enchanting castles & idyllic vistas.
from £2,695 £2,195
2019 LAUNCH OFFER

Rhine Christmas Markets

8 days
Amsterdam > Basel
Take a trip through time, from cosmopolitan capitals, to Medieval marketplaces.
from £2,695 £2,195
2019 LAUNCH OFFER

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 £3,195 £2,695
2019 LAUNCH OFFER

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 £3,195 £2,695
2019 LAUNCH OFFER

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 £2,995
2019 LAUNCH OFFER

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 £3,495 £2,995
2019 LAUNCH OFFER

75th Anniversary of Normandy River Cruise

8 days
Paris > Paris
from £3,720 £3,220

Enchanting Rhône with Paris

11 days
Paris > Nice
Embark on an 11 day journey from Paris with a luxurious river cruise along the Rhone. Experience an exclusive dinner at the Pope's Palace in Avignon.
from £4,095
2019 LAUNCH OFFER

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 £4,095 £3,595
2019 LAUNCH OFFER

Romantic Rhine & Moselle

15 days
Amsterdam > Basel
The romance of Europe is alive and well on this 15 day cruise from Amsterdam to Basel exploring the beautiful Rhine and Moselle Rivers.
from £4,095 £3,595
2019 LAUNCH OFFER

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 £4,415 £3,915

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 £5,010 £4,540
2019 LAUNCH OFFER

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 £5,145 £4,645
2019 LAUNCH OFFER

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 £5,495 £4,995
2019 LAUNCH OFFER

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 £5,095
2019 LAUNCH OFFER

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 £5,890 £5,390
2019 LAUNCH OFFER

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 £6,870 £6,370

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