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South of France on Scenic Sapphire 2022

Lyon, France Round-trip
Length: 11 Days - Departs: Sat, Jun 04, 2022
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Departure
Jun 04, 2022
Arrival
Jun 14, 2022

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For a limited time only, choose selected 2022 Europe River Cruises and secure a Super Earlybird offer when you book on a Sapphire & Diamond suites only, excluding the Single Balcony Suite (Category BS), and pay in full 12 months prior to departure. You'll receive a bonus savings of 10% off your cruise fare plus reduced roundtrip airfare to Europe. As always, you'll also receive our AffordableTours.com 5% extra savings.
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Save 10% per person discount plus receive Roundtrip Airfare to Europe. $495/pp roundtrip economy air for 5 day sailing & Douro itineraries. Free roundtrip economy air with a maximum value of $1,400 per person for 8+ day sailings. All flights will be booked on Scenic’s choice of airline and routing, and are subject to flight availability. Early payment savings offer is valid for new bookings on sailings departing in 2022. 10% Savings is applicable if full payment is received at least 12 months prior to departure. If payment has not been received, the savings offer will be removed from the booking without recourse. Savings are based on cruise content and cabin upgrade only, excluding port charges, air and any other additional items. Super Earlybird offers are available on Sapphire & Diamond suites only, excluding the Single Balcony Suite (Category BS). Super Earlybird offers are for new bookings only and not available for bookings using a Future Travel Credit (FTC) Voucher. Excludes Russia. Full payment is due 12 months prior to departure for Super Earlybird offers to apply. Offers are inventory controlled and may be extended, cancelled or withdrawn at any time without notice.

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Offers are valid on 2022 Europe river cruises for new bookings made June 1, 2021 - August 31, 2022. $495/pp or economy air for 8 day Rhine Highlights, 11 Day Black Sea Explorer and 11 day Unforgettable Douro cruises. $695/pp or economy air for 5 day Taste of Imperial Europe and 8 Day Delightful Douro cruises. Free roundtrip economy air with a maximum value of $1,200 per person for all other cruises. Savings in lieu of air: $750/pp for $495 air, $1,000/pp for economy air. Combination itineraries receive Free roundtrip economy air + $1,000/pp savings or $2000/pp savings in lieu of flights. Offers are subject to availability and not available on all departures and suites. Offers are based on number of cruise days and exclude the land portion of the trip. Please ask about upgrading your economy airfare offer to premium economy or business class. Air offers are combinable with group, past passenger offers, referral offers, future travel vouchers, travel show & agent training vouchers. Not combinable with any other offers. All flights will be booked on Scenic's choice of airline and routing, and are subject to flight availability. A secondary non-refundable deposit is required at the time of air ticketing.


River Cruise Itinerary

  1. Day 1
    Lyon
    Sat, Jun 04, 2022

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

    Spend the afternoon exploring your Scenic Space-Ship. Perhaps relax in the on board Salt Therapy Lounge and soak in the healing properties of the salt, or simply take a beverage on to the Sun Deck and admire the magnificent views across the city of Lyon.


    Meals: Dinner
  2. Day 2
    Lyon > Tournus
    Sun, Jun 05, 2022

    Relax on board as you cruise the Saône River towards Tournus. Perhaps sharpen your skills on French cookery at a lesson in Scenic Culinaire.

    Freechoice: Explore Château de Cormatin, admire the castles gilded rooms, surrounding moat and water features, as well as the perfectly manicured gardens. Or, join highly trained hounds and their owners in a nearby quaint village locating and sampling French truffles. Alternatively, visit the restaurant of three star Michelin chef, Georges Blanc for a cooking demonstration.


    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  3. Day 3
    Chalon-sur-Saône
    Mon, Jun 06, 2022

    Freechoice: Explore Beaune, including a visit to Les Hospices de Beaune. The former hospital is a prime example of traditional 15th century Burgundian architecture and now houses a fascinating museum. Alternatively, visit a local château and taste some of the acclaimed wines from this premium estate located in the heart of the Burgundy region, or visit the photography museum in the town where it was first invented. The museum is home to over three million photographs and objects, which you will have the opportunity to observe with your local guide.


    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  4. Day 4
    Tain l’Hermitage:
    Tue, Jun 07, 2022

    Perhaps start your day with a stretching class on the Sun Deck, or simply enjoy a leisurely morning as you take in the picturesque riverside panoramas.

    Freechoice: Enjoy wine tasting at a local vineyard, or join a guided walking tour of the village of Tain l’Hermitage, including a tasting at Valrhona Chocolates. Alternatively, join a guided cycling tour along the Rhône to neighbouring villages.


    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  5. Day 5
    Avignon
    Wed, Jun 08, 2022

    Freechoice: Take a walking tour of the magnificent city of Avignon, including entrance to the Popes’ Palace and famed St. Benezet Bridge also known as the Pont d’Avignon. Alternatively, join an excursion to Pont du Gard, an engineering masterpiece dating back to the middle of the first century which was designed to carry water to the city of Nîmes, or paddle along the Gardon River underneath the spectacular Pont du Gard by kayak.

    Enrich
    Enjoy a truly unforgettable experience at the prestigious Palais des Papes. After the doors close to the general public, be treated to an exclusive dinner and classical concert in one of the grandiose rooms.


    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  6. Day 6
    Avignon
    Thu, Jun 09, 2022

    Freechoice: Shop with a Chef at a local food market and cook up a storm in Scenic Culinaire with your fresh ingredients. Alternatively, drop into the villages of the Luberon region, including Gordes and Sénanque Abbey, or sample the celebrated wines of Châteauneuf-du-Pape at a Côtes du Rhône vineyard. If you’re feeling more active, you may choose to visit one of the most beautiful villages of France, Roussillon for a guided tour and a visit to the Lavender museum.


    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  7. Day 7
    Tarascon
    Fri, Jun 10, 2022

    Freechoice: Explore the artistic heritage of Arles, and visit the striking Arles Arena, or stop in at the pretty medieval hilltop village of Les Baux and visit Carrières de Lumières, a former quarry that now houses an impressive art installation. Alternatively, tour a charming family-run olive farm followed by a cooking class where our host will divulge local recipes, or take an active walk through La Camargue National Park. This afternoon you may wish to enjoy the medieval charm of Tarascon. It is the perfect city to cycle around so why not jump on an e-bike and cycle the riverside paths along the Rhône, or simply stay on board and take a painting class.


    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  8. Day 8
    Viviers
    Sat, Jun 11, 2022

    Freechoice: Enjoy a walking tour of Viviers. Admire the many monuments and architectural treasures of this beautiful town before you are treated to an organ recital, or learn about the history of the French Resistance. Hear stories of heroism and daring missions as you explore the town.

    Freechoice: Explore the Ardèche National Park including the Caverne du Pont-d’Arc Museum, a replica museum depicting the collection of engravings, paintings and drawings found in the nearby Chauvet Cave, or visit Bollene Hydroplant and dive into the world of renewable energies. Learn about the hydro power plant, wind farm and the two solar power plants located here. Alternatively, drop into 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.


    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  9. Day 9
    Lyon
    Sun, Jun 12, 2022

    Take in the vistas of the Rhône River as you sail towards the gastronomic heart of France, Lyon.

    Enrich
    Tonight admire the beauty of one of the city’s greatest baroque buildings, Trinity Chapel. Built in the 17th century, the interior is decadently covered in Carrera marble. As an exclusive experience with Scenic, join your fellow guests for a breathtaking acapella
    choir performance in this wonderful setting.


    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  10. Day 10
    Lyon
    Mon, Jun 13, 2022

    Freechoice:  Discover Lyon’s historic significance by traversing its hidden secret passageways dating back to the 4th century, and visit Notre Dame Basilica for magnificent views across the city. Or explore Lyon on foot and view famous sights along the waterways. Alternatively, learn about Lyon’s rich heritage in silk production during a silk painting workshop, or walk the cobblestone paths in the medieval hilltop town of Pérouges.

    This evening enjoy one final indulgence when a local pâtissier comes on board with a selection of their finest desserts for your dining pleasure.


    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  11. Day 11
    Lyon
    Tue, Jun 14, 2022

    Depart after a wonderful farewell breakfast. Lyon is the end of your cruise, but it will be the start of a lifetime of wonderful memories.

    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: Breakfast

Countries Visited

France

Rivers Visited

Rhone, Saone

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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.

Scenic Tours Customer Reviews

Overall Rating
4.4
Accommodations
4.3
Itinerary
4.5
Professional Staff
4.8
Repeat with Operator
4.3
Value for Money
4.1

Ratings based off 58 reviews about Scenic Tours - currently showing 13 reviews with comments only

Scenic provided an exceptional trip via staff, meals, and experiences. Our tour guide was extraordinary and handled even the slight setback of low water with ease and grace. I would recommend them to anyone interested in river travel.

People didn't really dress for dinner. Men in jeans were allowed in the dining room at night for dinner. That did not happen at another Scenic Cruise we were on. Very disappointed about this. We belong to a private Country Club and men will be turned away at the entrance for this dressing in jeans. Scenic is lowering their standards by doing this. We won't travel Scenic again because of the lower dress codes. Not a top of the line company if this is allowed.

Scenic delivered an Above & Beyond Experience that we will cherish forever. The ENTIRE ship personnel was the epitome of what customer service should be!

Scenic River Cruise was fantastic. Service and food were both absolutely wonderful. Exceeded our expectations and will travel again with Scenic.

The ship was luxurious. The staff were professional and attentive. We would definitely travel with Scenic again.

Scenic River Cruise from Amsterdam to Budapest was a wonderful experience. The ship's staff and amenities afforded us a very comfortable experience. The food sometimes challenged us to try new and regional dishes, which we really enjoyed. But alternate choices were always available, as well. The other passengers were friendly and we made many new acquaintances on our trip. Best part...? All inclusive! We may have made a small tip here and there, but nothing was expected during excursions, tours, dining, bar or hospitality services. Great entertainment on various occasions.

Scenic were exceptional.They have to be the best operators of river cruises.Every aspect of the trip with them was of a very high standard.The cabins (suites) were large and very comfortable (we had the lowest level,so I can imagine what the higher levels would have been like!). All the meals served were excellent with plenty of variety and imagination.Every member of staff we encountered was helpful and smiley.The excursions were excellent with high level guiding .Overall a very good experience.and I would highly recommend them.

The tour description matched the tour exactly.

Wonderful Trip at the right price

Scenic Tours delivers a flawless river cruise experience. They truly take care of everything - all at one price. The ships are beautiful and the staff is cheerful and accommodating. The cabins are incredible feats of design that make use of every inch of space. We were gone for two weeks and never felt cramped. The food is diverse and wonderful and the excursions are very interesting and well-planned.

Scenic did a great job. It was all inclusive so we had no bill at the end, including tips. The trip was 14 days down the Danube, Main, and Rhine. The food, service, and excursions were all very good and included. The only note I would make is that you stopped at so many towns that you did not have enough time to really explore them. But overall, it was a very good trip!

The Scenic Jewel Amsterdam to Budapest cruise certainly exceeded our expectations. The Scenic Jewel staff could not have been better. We were certainly pampered the entire cruise and the staff could not do enough to insure the trip was a success. We did not have one staff person who was only average--everyone was exceptional. Our cruise director kept everything humming right along and he and the captian went above and beyond to solve a water level issue.

Scenic was more expensive than our other trips But quality was outstanding!

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