Day 1 | Highlights:
Your friendly crew await to welcome you aboard your luxurious Scenic Space-Ship for your journey through France’s iconic south. Arrival transfers included from Lyon airport, please book flights to arrive by 1pm.
Day 2 | Chalon-sur-Saône > Tournus Highlights: Burgundy region
This morning explore Beaune, including a visit to Les Hospices de Beaune. Alternatively, visit the estate of Château de Savigny-les-Beaune to see the impressive collection of motorcycles, race cars, and fighter planes.
Day 3 | Tournus > Mâcon Highlights: Riverside cycling
Experience the magnificent Château de Cormatin, boasting beautiful gardens and water features. Alternatively, join the intelligent hounds and their owners in a nearby quaint village to locate and sample French truffles – a gastronomic delicacy. Enjoy leisurely cruising to Mâcon this afternoon, or opt for a class in French cuisine in Scenic Culinaire on board. Alternatively, cycle from Tournus to Mâcon and meet the ship there.
Day 4 | Mâcon Highlights: Beaujolais wine region
You’re sure to love Mâcon. Be fascinated by its history and delighted by the surrounding picturesque farming region acclaimed for its five wine appellations and gastronomy.
Day 5 | Lyon Highlights: Enrich Scenic Rouge cabaret
Awake today in Lyon, the gastronomic heart of France.
Day 6 | Tournon Highlights: Sundowners at Tournon Castle
Cruising from Lyon you’ll have the opportunity to soak in the picturesque riverside panoramas as you glide effortlessly toward Tournon. On arrival in Tournon enjoy a fun lecture on the French paradox and etiquette.
Day 7 | Tournon > Viviers Highlights: Chocolates and wine
Enjoy a unique wine tasting in the wine cave of Tournon Castle, or join a guided walk of Tain l’Hermitage including a tasting at Valrhona Chocolates. You could also enjoy a group bike ride along the Rhône to neighbouring villages, or hike Heritage Hill for a tasting of the delicious varietals of the region amidst the vines.
Day 8 | Viviers > Châteauneuf-du-Pape Highlights: Ardèche National Park
Enjoy a walking tour of Viviers including an organ recital in the town’s cathedral.
Day 9 | Châteauneuf-du-Pape > Avignon Highlights: Côtes du Rhône
Join an exclusive cooking class in Scenic Culinaire on board, or sample the celebrated wines of Châteauneuf-du-Pape at a charming Côtes du Rhône vineyard.
Day 10 | Avignon Highlights: Enrich dinner at Pope’s Palace
Shop with a Chef at a local food market and cook up a storm in Scenic Culinaire with your fresh ingredients. Alternatively, drop in to the villages of the Luberon region including Gordes and l’Isle-sur-la-Sorgue, or take an excursion to Uzès and Pont du Gard.
Day 11 | La Camargue Highlights: La Camargue National Park
Choices today include the spectacular La Camargue National Park.
Day 12 | Tarascon Highlights: Villages of Provence
The riverside town of Tarascon exudes a charming medieval character.
Day 13 | Tarascon Highlights:
Explore the charming riverside town of Tarascon at leisure before an afternoon of cruising. Relax in the on board wellness centre, take a lesson at Scenic Culinaire or simply soak in the scenery as you cruise through this delightful region.
Day 14 | Oingt Highlights:
Spend a leisurely morning indulging in the on board facilities of Scenic Sapphire. Take a Yoga or Meditation class in the wellness centre or cook up a storm in Scenic Culinaire. After an early lunch you will have the opportunity to visit the golden stone village of Oingt. Walk through the medieval streets of this quaint village before taking a guided tour of Château de Fléchère.
Day 15 | Chalon-sur-Saône Highlights:
Disembark after breakfast for your transfer to Lyon Airport. If flying out of Lyon, please book your flights to depart after 12pm.