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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

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 £2,820 £2,070
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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 £2,820 £2,195
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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 £2,445
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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 £2,445
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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 £3,495 £3,245
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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 £2,880
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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 £3,845
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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 £3,095
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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 £4,245 £3,495
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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
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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 £4,870 £4,120
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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 £4,395
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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 £5,345
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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
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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 £5,640

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

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