Tastes of Southern France

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The South of France is famous around the globe for its beautiful countryside, amazing architecture and of course its delicious cuisine. This incredible Scenic cruise will focus on the best culinary highlights this region has to offer, from the finest wines of Beaujolais to the gastronomic capital of Lyon


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11 Days from $7,745* per person, twin share

Inclusions: 

  • 5-Star Scenic Space-Ship with up to 149 guests
  • Spacious Balcony Suites with an innovative Scenic Sun Lounge
  • 2 Scenic Enrich experiences
  • Scenic Culinaire – for Exclusive on board cooking lessons
  • Personalise your trip with 28 included Scenic Freechoice activities
  • Dine at your choice of up to five on board venues, from casual to fine dining
  • 29 meals – 10 breakfasts (B), 9 lunches (L) and 10 dinners (D)
  • Complimentary premium beverages all day, every day
  • 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 – electrically assisted bicycles
  • Scenic Cruise Director to guide and assist & expert local guides
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout your cruise
  • Return airport transfers
  • All tipping and gratuities on board and on shore

Tour Code: FRAC




Itinerary

Day 1: Lyon

Welcome to Lyon. Upon arrival, transfer to the Scenic Sapphire where your crew await to welcome you on board.

Meals Included: Dinner


Day 2: Lyon - Tournus

Freechoice: Meet a local truffle farmer and their specially trained dog to learn the tricks and techniques of truffle farming, before enjoying a tasting of their delicious produce, or visit an organic goat cheese farm and learn about open air farming whilst enjoying a tasting. Alternatively, learn about the traditional craftsmanship of barrel making with a local cooper.

Tonight, your welcome dinner will be created using regionally sourced truffles

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


Day 3: Mâcon

Freechoice: Visit the famous wine-growing region of Beaujolais and meet a local vintner to sample some of his best vintages, or visit the restaurant of the acclaimed chef, Georges Blanc for a cooking demonstration. Alternatively, Shop with a Chef on a guided visit to a local food market, before visiting Scenic Culinaire.

In the evening, we’ll welcome Chef Didier Goiffon and his team on board to cook a delicious regional meal celebrating Bresse Chicken.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner



Day 4: Chalon-sur-Saône

Freechoice: Explore the town of Beaune in the Burgundy region and visit a local mustard producer to learn the history of this flavourful condiment. Alternatively, take a tour of Beaune, including les Hospices de Beaune, a former hospital dating back to the Middle-Ages, or tour a prestigious Château and taste its premium wines.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


Day 5: Tain L’Hermitage

Freechoice: Surrounded by sloping vineyards, walk through this quaint town and sample local Côtes du Rhône wines, or perhaps take a guided walking tour of Tournon, with the opportunity to see the grand château up close. Alternatively, join an e-bike excursion along the banks of the Rhône.

Enrich: Once the doors have closed to the public, you’re invited to an exclusive interactive workshop at the Valrhona Cité du Chocolate museum.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 6: Avignon

Freechoice: Embark on a walking tour of Avignon, including the Palais des Papes, or sample the celebrated wines of Châteauneuf-du-Pape at a Côtes du Rhône vineyard. Alternatively, explore the artistic heritage of Arles, and visit the striking Arena.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


Day 7: Avignon

Freechoice: Visit the hilltop village of Gordes, home to the stunning Sénanque Abbey, or Shop with a Chef at a local food market and cook up a storm in Scenic Culinaire. Alternatively, take an excursion to Pont du Gard, or visit a local olive farm where you will meet the owners for a cooking class featuring local Provençal recipes. Alternatively, you may chose to visit the medieval village of Les Baux for a guided tour of the castle ruins.

Enrich: Enjoy a truly unforgettable experience at the prestigious Palais des Papes, where the Grand Tinel Room will be the setting for an exclusive classical concert.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


Day 8: Viviers

Enjoy a walking tour of Viviers, a small town with a big history. 

Freechoice: Explore the Ardèche National Park and immerse yourself in the caverne du Pont-d’Arc Museum, or witness the natural beauty of the Ardèche National Park by Kayak. Alternatively, discover the beautiful Provençal town of Grignan and its incredible château, or visit a nearby Truffle nursery.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


Day 9: Lyon

Take in the vistas of the Rhône as you sail towards Lyon. This evening you are in for a treat as a local Pâtissier comes on board to share his delicious creations with you.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


Day 10: Lyon

Freechoice: Discover Lyon’s historic significance by traversing its hidden secret passageways and visit Notre Dame Basilica, or enjoy a walking and tasting tour along the Rhône and Saône rivers. Alternatively, visit the village of Pérouges, or stay on board for a culinary photography class.

Delicious and hearty Lyonnaise food is famous the world over and today you will understand why as you enjoy lunch at a traditional Bouchon restaurant.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


Day 11: Lyon

Depart Lyon today after a wonderful farewell breakfast.

Meals Included: Breakfast

 

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.


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*Terms and Conditions: Conditions apply. All offers are valid for new bookings only on selected departures and subject to availability. Limited offers are valid until the 31/01/2023 or until sold out. All bookings are subject to Scenic’s full terms and conditions. Prices are in Australian Dollars. Once sold out or if full payment is not received the standard Earlybird Offers, Scenic Savings or best available offer will apply. For more information, contact your travel agent. SUPPLIER: Scenic