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Discover your 'Joie de Vivre'

From cycling and walking tours to kayaking on the river, show off your adventurous side with these immersive activities on your next Scenic river cruise.

Climb Bordeaux’s Dune du Pilat, the highest sand dunes in Europe, rewarding yourself with its expansive panoramic views at the top or cycle sunny Provence’s glorious landscapes like the locals with our power-assisted e-bikes.

Discover the hidden gems of Viviers’ beautiful villages that line its riverbanks, or take to the waters by kayak and paddle through its huge natural canyons. Why not navigate off the beaten path and go exploring with the help of our exclusive, tailor-made GPS devices? Perfect for going at your own pace.

If you’d prefer to stay on board, relax on the Sun Deck and enjoy the commentary from your device, with a drink in hand. Learn all about the history and culture of the river on which you’re travelling, as every captivating view is brought to life.

Scenic E-Bikes

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One of the many joys of a Scenic river cruise is the chance to discover wonderful new destinations at your own pace. Our complimentary e-bikes are the perfect way to go exploring on two wheels. Electronically assisted, they’re great for guests who want to feel the hustle and bustle of vibrant cities and riverbank towns. Fitted with a GPS device so there’s no need to worry about losing your way, customise your excursions to suit your tastes, problem-free - you could be enjoying a leisurely cycle along the Rhône one day and riding the historic regions of Bordeaux the next.

Setting the Pace

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We’ve divided our extensive list of Scenic Freechoice activities into Active, Moderate and Relaxed paces so you can choose those which best suit your requirements and interests.

Active – Energetic excursions, such as cycle rides and kayaking.

Moderate – A comfortable walking pace to take in beautiful city centres on our walking tours.

Relaxed – A slower pace for museum and châteaux visits, or even cooking demonstrations. 

France River Cruises

2018 France River Cruises

Scenic Choice Privileges

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 £2,745 £2,145
Scenic Choice Privileges

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 £3,245 £2,845
Scenic Choice Privileges

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 £2,645
Scenic Choice Privileges

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 £3,070
Scenic Choice Privileges

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 £3,795
Scenic Choice Privileges

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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