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Enchanting Rhône on Scenic Sapphire 2020

Enchanting Rhône on Scenic Sapphire 2020

Operator: Scenic
Ship: Scenic Sapphire
Starts: Paris, France on Fri, Aug 28, 2020
Ends: Nice, France on Sat, Sep 05, 2020

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Itinerary

Countries Visited

France

Rivers Visited

Rhone, Saone

River Cruise Itinerary

Day 1 (Fri, Aug 28, 2020): Welcome to Paris

A world of wonder awaits you. Celebrate the start of your journey at one of the city’s luxury hotels.


Day 2 (Sat, Aug 29, 2020): Paris > Lyon

Depart Paris after breakfast and transfer via coach to Lyon where you’ll be warmly welcomed on board your Scenic Space-Ship.


Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 3 (Sun, Aug 30, 2020): 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, 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

Day 4 (Mon, Aug 31, 2020): 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, boasting beautiful gardens and 17th century architecture.


Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 5 (Tue, Sep 01, 2020): 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 bicycle.


Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 6 (Wed, Sep 02, 2020): 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 or visit the beautiful provincial town of Grignan.

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


Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 7 (Thu, Sep 03, 2020): Avignon

Freechoice: Shop with a Chef at the market then cook up a storm in Scenic Culinaire, or explore Avignon’s Palais des Papes. Alternatively, take an excursion to Uzès and 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

Day 8 (Fri, Sep 04, 2020): Tarascon > Avignon

Freechoice: Visit Les Baux, and drop into a local olive farm, or follow in the footsteps of Van Gogh during an excursion to Saint-Rémy and Saint-Paul de Mausole Monastery. Alternatively, visit Arles Arena on your tour of this once thriving Roman city.

This afternoon sail towards Avignon. Perhaps enjoy a Provençal Soap Making workshop on board.


Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 9 (Sat, Sep 05, 2020): Avignon

After breakfast, disembark and transfer to Marseille or Nice airport.


Meals Included: Breakfast

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Ship Information

Scenic Sapphire


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Questions & Answers

Question: Will the day-by-day itinerary change?

Yes, the river cruise itineraries may change due to reasons such as inclement weather or unforeseen events. Your safety is the number one concern aboard and all precautions necessary will be taken in order to ensure passenger safety, including changing itineraries. Please note that when itineraries do change, the ship staff will do their best to substitute any missed port with an alternative destination.

Question: In what language is the river cruise conducted?

The river cruise will be conducted in English only.


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