Mediterranean Discovery with Taste of France

On this 16 day Mediterranean Discovery, enjoy a taste of France, stopping in Bordeaux before cruising from Barcelona to Athens on board Scenic Eclipse.

16 Days
Paris to Athens
From (USD)
$ 29,495
Dates & Pricing

2020 Paris > Athens

Lands of contrast and beauty

Discover the flavours of France from Paris to Carcassonne before feisty Barcelona welcomes you. Cruise the Mediterranean in all-inclusive luxury on board Scenic Eclipse.
The wonderful city of Paris is yours to uncover before Bordeaux’s delicious fare and winemaking that has been refined to an art welcomes you. Magnificent architecture is revealed in Carcassonne and Barcelona before you cruise the Mediterranean on board Scenic Eclipse.
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16 Day Itinerary

  1. Day 1 - Paris

    Welcome to Paris where your adventure begins with a two night Special Stay.

  2. Day 2 - Paris

    Treat yourself to a tour of the world-renowned Louvre Museum. Alternatively, take an insightful walking tour with a true Parisian.

    Tonight, join your Tour Director and travelling companions for a ‘Welcome to France’ dinner.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  3. Day 3 - Paris > Bordeaux

    Traverse the Loire Valley aboard the TGV train to Bordeaux for a two night stay. This renowned port town has been producing its famous namesake vintages since the 8th century.

    Enjoy a gourmet walking tour of Bordeaux. Stop in local shops to sample chocolate, cheese and bread and meet the passionate shop owners, followed by a dinner of local specialties accompanied by Bordeaux vintages.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  4. Day 4 - Bordeaux

    Take an interactive cooking class or stroll the sites and discover illuminating facts about the city and its history with stops at the towering Monument aux Girondins and handsome Place de la Bourse, ending at La Cité du Vin.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  5. Day 5 - Bordeaux > Carcassonne

    The World Heritage-listed site of Carcassonne is perched on a rocky hilltop and bristles with zigzag battlements, stout walls and spiky turrets. Enjoy walking through the city at your leisure from your conveniently located hotel.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  6. Day 6 - Carcassonne > Barcelona

    Journey past the foothills of the Pyrenées and at Figueres visit the Dali Museum, gaining an insight into the world of Salvador Dali. Arrive in beguiling Barcelona for your two night luxury hotel stay.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  7. Day 7 - Barcelona

    On your tour of this lively city visit Gaudí’s Sagrada Familia and Park Güell. Enjoy the afternoon at leisure, perhaps wander the famous La Rambla pedestrian precinct or along the colourful seaside promenade. Join your Tour Director for a farewell dinner this evening.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  8. Day 8 - Barcelona

    A warm greeting by the crew awaits as you step on board Scenic Eclipse.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  9. Day 9 - Cassis

    The coast of Provence boasts this small coastal fishing port in the heart of the glamorous French Riviera.

    Uncover the secrets of Cassis on a walking tour or visit nearby Aix-en-Provence, birthplace of Cézanne. Alternatively, explore the city of Marseille.

    Choose a Scenic Discovery kayak excursion or hiking tour along the coast and around Cassis.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  10. Day 10 - Monte Carlo

    Experience the glamour and wealth of the Principality of Monaco and the jewel in the crown, Monte Carlo.

    Discover Monte Carlo including the State Apartments or explore the medieval village of Èze.

    There is plenty of free time this afternoon to wander the elegant streets at your leisure.

    Be treated to an exclusive classical concert in the opulent Salle Garnier auditorium, at the prestigious Opéra de Monte-Carlo.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  11. Day 11 - Portovenere

    The entry point to the colourful villages of the Cinque Terre, Portovenere is also one of the ports of the World Heritage-listed ‘Bay of Poets’.

    Take a walking tour to discover the port of Portovenere or explore one of the Cinque Terre villages.

    Choose a Scenic Discovery kayak excursion.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  12. Day 12 - Amalfi

    Italy’s World Heritage-listed Amalfi Coast is an extraordinarily stunning Mediterranean landscape where great mountains plunge into the sea and the azure waters are sparkling and clear.

    Let your local guide introduce you to the small village of Amalfi or discover colourful Positano. Alternatively, visit historic Ravello and admire the sweeping views over the coastline, or explore the Emerald Grotto.

    Choose a Scenic Discovery kayak excursion.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  13. Day 13 - Messina

    The city of Messina is the gateway to the treasures of the island of Sicily with Mount Etna, the largest active volcano in Europe, dominating the backdrop.

    Acquaint yourself with the city on a guided walking tour or discover enchanting Taormina and visit the impressive Greek Theatre. Alternatively, explore Mount Etna.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  14. Day 14 - At sea

    Take a cooking class in Scenic Epicure, a yoga class in the studio or relax on your verandah, taking in the views as your butler serves afternoon tea to your suite, the choice is yours.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  15. Day 15 - Santorini

    A former volcano, Santorini’s cliffs soar out of the sparkling waters of the ancient caldera, contrasting with whitewashed buildings and blue domed roofs.

    Explore the ancient site of Akrotiri, or take an exciting jeep adventure tour. Alternatively, visit picturesque Oia or sail the caldera in a catamaran.

    If you’re feeling active, take a Scenic Discovery excursion by kayak around the craggy coastlines of the island or spend time at the beach with a chef-prepared picnic.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  16. Day 16 - Athens

    The ancient and modern city of Athens signals the end of your cruise as you disembark after breakfast taking with you a lifetime of wonderful memories. Please book your flight to depart after 12pm.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

Tour inclusions

Your luxury escorted journey includes:
  • 8 night all-inclusive luxury Scenic Eclipse cruise
  • The intimacy of small group land journeys with up to 20 guests
  • Exclusive Scenic Enrich experiences
  • Your choice of Scenic Freechoice activities
  • Memorable Scenic Special Stays
  • Fully escorted land journey led by an expert handpicked Tour Director with knowledgeable local guides
  • Porterage throughout plus return airport transfers
  • All tipping and gratuities

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