Idyllic Rhône with Highlights of Paris

10 Days
Paris to Nice
From (USD)
$ 6,895
Dates & Pricing

2022 Paris > Nice

Tour Map
Tour Code:
PARR
Duration:
10 days
Departure City:
Paris
Return City:
Nice

Selected Itinerary

10 Day Itinerary

  1. Day 1 - Paris

    The glittering lights of the Eiffel Tower twinkling in the night sky, romantic couples walking hand in hand along the banks of the Seine and chic locals walking the run way that is the Champs-Élysées are just some of the images conjured when thinking about Paris. Over the next three days you have the opportunity to discover this magnificent city whilst staying at one of our luxurious city central hotels.

  2. Day 2 - Paris

    Freechoice

    Marvel at some of the city’s most iconic sights including the Eiffel Tower, Champs-Élysées and Arc de Triomphe and learn about the city that is one of the most visited in the world, during a panoramic city tour. Alternatively, explore the Bohemian district of Montmartre where you will visit the vineyard of Montmartre that produces several varieties of wine, you will also have the opportunity to taste some of them.

    This afternoon is your chance to immerse yourself into the Parisian way of life with a free afternoon of exploration.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  3. Day 3 - Paris > Lyon

    After breakfast, transfer via high speed train to Lyon where your friendly crew will welcome you on board the Scenic Sapphire ready for your cruise along the Rhône and Saône rivers.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  4. Day 4 - Lyon

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

    Freechoice

    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

  5. Day 5 - Mâcon

    Freechoice

    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

  6. Day 6 - Vienne

    Freechoice

    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

  7. Day 7 - Viviers > Avignon

    Freechoice

    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.

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

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  8. Day 8 - Avignon

    Freechoice

    Shop with a Chef at the market then cook up a storm in Scenic Culinaire, or explore Avignon’s architechtural 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.

    Enrich

    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

  9. Day 9 - Avignon > Tarascon

    Freechoice

    Visit Les Baux, surounded by incredible rock formations, picturesque olive groves and vineyards, and drop into a local olive farm to enjoy a tasting of its produce. Alternatively, visit the city of Arles, home to many impressive Roman ruins including the Arles Arena, which you will visit on your guided tour.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  10. Day 10 - Tarsacon

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

    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

    Meals Included: Breakfast

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