Idyllic Rhône featuring Cuvaison

Indulge on a Luxury River Cruise for Wine Lovers in France

Meet your Wine Hosts

Dan Zepponi

President and CEO of Cuvaison

Since 1969, Cuvaison has helped define the modern era of Napa Valley winemaking and has played a key role in introducing luxury Napa Valley Chardonnay and Pinot Noir to the world. An early pioneer of the Los Carneros region, Cuvaison has championed vibrant and vineyard-driven expressions of exceptional cool-climate wines.

As the President and CEO of Cuvaison Estate, Dan Zepponi literally brings a lifetime of knowledge and experience to his role guiding the future of Cuvaison. Having worked in every facet of the wine industry, Dan applies what he calls a root-to-wine approach that empowers his team to create wines that are quintessential expressions of their appellation, and of the estate vineyard where they are grown.

Idyllic Rhône

8 Day  |   April 28 - May 5, 2024  
Lyon > Nice    |  Scenic Sapphire
Pricing from $4,695 per person
The wonderful Rhône Valley will set your senses ablaze with a myriad of flavors, scents and experiences on offer during your cruise. Discover why this region is rightly famous for its beauty, cuisine and architecture. Cruise along the romantic Rhône River, with its picturesque villages and beautiful towns. Drift through a land of resplendent castles and awe-inspiring cathedrals.    

Current Offers

  • Special Group Savings of $1200 per person
    Save on our exclusive 8-day Bordeaux Affair luxury river cruise.

All-inclusive highlights for this Itinerary

  • 5-Star Scenic Space-Ship with up to 149 guests
  • Spacious Balcony Suites with a Scenic Sun Lounge
  • 1 Scenic Enrich experience – Exclusive to Scenic
  • Scenic Culinaire – Exclusive on board cooking lessons
  • Personalize your trip with 6 included Scenic Freechoice activities
  • Dine at your choice of up to five on board venues, from casual to fine dining
  • All meals included
  • Complimentary premium beverages all day, every day – not just at meal times
  • Butler service for every suite
  • Complimentary full mini-bar restocked daily
  • Innovative Salt Therapy Lounge and fitness area
  • Scenic Tailormade App for river commentary and independent exploration
  • The freedom of our e-bikes – electronically assisted bicycles
  • Scenic Cruise Director, Enrichment Manager & expert local guides
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout your cruise
  • Return airport transfers
  • All tipping and gratuities on board and on shore
Elizabeth & Fred Filippi

(949) 940-5849

For more information and to secure your reservation, please contact ETM Wine Tours.

Idyllic Rhône - 8 Day Itinerary

  1. Day 1 - Lyon

    Arrive in Lyon where you’ll be warmly welcomed on board your Scenic Space-Ship.

    Meals Included: Dinner

  2. Day 2 - Lyon

    Set on the confluence of the Rhône and Saône rivers, Lyon is renowned as the gastronomic heart of France.


    Walk Lyon’s hidden traboules, then continue to Notre Dame Basilica, which offers fabulous views across the city or join a guided bike ride to Lyon’s Botanical Gardens and Zoo. Alternatively, learn about Lyon’s rich heritage in silk production, that dates back almost five centuries, during a silk painting workshop, or walk the cobblestone paths in the medieval hilltop town of Pérouges.

    This afternoon set sail for Mâcon. Watch the scenery float by from the sun deck or Panorama Lounge, relax in the Wellness centre or perhaps take a lesson in French cookery in Scenic Culinaire.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  3. Day 3 - Mâcon


    Travel to the ‘Golden Stone’ region of Beaujolais and enjoy a tasting of the region’s wines. Or, explore charming Cluny, built around the great Benedictine Abbey. Alternatively, visit Château de Cormatin, where you can admire the castles gilded rooms, surrounding moat and water features, as well as the perfectly manicured gardens.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  4. Day 4 - Vienne


    Take a walking tour in Vienne including a visit to the Roman amphitheatre and uncover the fascinating history of this quaint riverside town, once conquered by Julius Caesar. Or, for the more active, take in the picturesque landscapes of this region on a guided cycling tour of Vienne and neighbouring villages where you will see an abundance of evidence of the city’s glory days as a Roman city.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  5. Day 5 - Viviers > Avignon


    This morning, enjoy a walking tour of the ancient town of Viviers, nestled between hill and river, and visit its imposing cathedral. Alternatively, visit the beautiful provincial town of Grignan for a guided tour and a visit to the Château, before enjoying some time at leisure to explore on your own or you may choose to visit a Truffle Nursery and learn how Truffles are produced as well as their many uses.

    Scenic Culinaire will be hosting a lesson in French cuisine this afternoon.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  6. Day 6 - Avignon


    Shop with a Chef at the market then cook up a storm in Scenic Culinaire, or explore Avignon’s architectural wonder, the Pope’s Palace, where you will see the impressive architecture and grand halls that we once home to several popes. Alternatively, take an excursion to Pont du Gard, the impressive ancient Roman aqueduct, or sample the celebrated wines of Châteauneuf-du-Pape at a Côtes du Rhône vineyard.

    This afternoon enjoy free time to explore on your own.


    After the doors close to the general public at Avignon’s prestigious Palais des Papes, you’ll be invited for an exclusive concert inside this elegant 14th century palace.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  7. Day 7 - Avignon > Tarascon


    Visit Les Baux, surrounded by incredible rock formations, picturesque olive groves and vineyards, and drop into a local olive farm to enjoy a tasting of its produce or visit the city of Arles, home to many impressive Roman ruins including the Arles Arena, which you will visit on your guided tour. Here you will also see why Arles has inspired many of the world’s greatest artists with its glorious landscapes. Alternatively, stay on board for a painting class and learn about the region’s artistic heritage.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  8. Day 8 - Tarsacon

    After breakfast, disembark and transfer to Nice airport for your onward journey.

    Please book your flight to depart out of Nice after 01:00 PM.

    This itinerary is a guide only and may be amended for operational reasons such as high and low water. As such, the cruise may operate altered from that stated above. Please refer to our terms and conditions.

    Please note: Preview itinerary subject to change.

    Meals Included: Breakfast


Category Deck Suite Type Full Fare  Group Fare
E Jewel Deck Standard Suite $5,895 $4,695
D Jewel Deck Standard Suite $6,245 $5,045
C Sapphire Deck Balcony Suite $7,265 $6,065
BA Sapphire Deck Balcony Suite $7,265 $6,065
BB Sapphire Deck Balcony Suite $7,425 $6,225
B Sapphire Deck Balcony Suite $7,475 $6,275
BJ Sapphire Deck Junior Balcony Suite $7,995 $6,795
A Diamond Deck Balcony Suite $7,425 $6,225
PA Diamond Deck Balcony Suite $7,425 $6,225
PP Diamond Deck Balcony Suite $7,475  $6,275
P Diamond Deck Balcony Suite $7,575  $6,375
RJ Diamond Deck Junior Balcony Suite $8,205 $7,005
RS Diamond Deck Royal Panorama Suite $8,625 $7,425
RA Diamond Deck Royal Suite $8,945 $7,745
RO Diamond Deck Royal Owners’ Suite $9,885 $8,685

Group fares reflect a $1,200 per person savings. 
Pay in Full offer of an additional $500pp savings from group fare.
Port charges of $300 per person are included in above group fares.

Elizabeth & Fred Filippi

(949) 940-5849

For more information and to secure your reservation, please contact ETM Wine Tours.

Terms and Conditions:

 A non-refundable initial deposit of $500 per person is required at the time of booking, with full payment required 90 days prior to departure. Offer available to residents of the 50 United States & Washington D.C. only. All offers are inventory controlled and may be extended, cancelled or withdrawn at any time without notice. Scenic reserves the right to correct errors or omissions and to change any and all fares and promotions at any time. Port charges are included in the price shown. Contact ETM Wine Tours for complete terms and conditions.