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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 traveller.

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

2018 France River Cruises

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Bordeaux Affair

8 days
Bordeaux > Bordeaux
Visit an authentic local food market or learn wine tasting in one of the traditional vineyards on an 8 day cruise through the magical Bordeaux region.
from £2,870 £2,270
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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 £3,245 £2,845

Idyllic Rhone

8 days
Tarascon > Chalon-sur-Saone
Cruise the Rhone on an 8 day journey from Tarascon to Chalon-sur-Saone. Board your Scenic Space-Ship and discover the delicacies & delights of the region.
from £3,270
Special Offer

Beautiful Bordeaux

11 days
Bordeaux > Bordeaux
Visit wineries and vineyards where you'll learn how to taste wine from a sommelier on a romantic 11 day river cruise through the Bordeaux region.
from £3,745 £3,280

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 £4,195 £4,045
Special Offer

South of France

13 days
Lyon > Marseille
Embark on a 13 day cruise from Chalon-sur-Saône to Tarascon. Feast on incredible cuisine and marvel at truly beautiful landscapes in the South of France.
from £4,445 £3,845

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