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Spectacular South of France with Monte Carlo - 16 nights from $10,625 per person twin share 
 

SCENIC

Spectacular South of France with Monte Carlo

Experience the South of France and Monte Carlo while you cruise the spectacular Rhone river. Visit the Château de Cormatinand the Prince's Palace of Monaco.

Paris to Nice
Scenic Tour Code: FRCM

Scenic Sapphire

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SCENIC SPECIAL!
Fly for $95 including taxes

Fly for Only $95pp in selected suites on selected dates. 
Book by 31 December 2018 to enjoy this amazing offer.
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ITINERARY

Day 1 - Welcome to Paris Highlights: City of light 
Celebrate the start of your France holiday at this evening’s welcome reception and relax at one of our luxurious city central hotels. A world of wonder awaits you.

Day 2 - Chalon-sur-Saône Highlights: Welcome reception 
Traverse the Île de France countryside aboard the TGV train to Dijon. Known worldwide for its famous mustard exports you’ll enjoy an orientation tour and time at leisure before transferring to Chalon-sur-Saône. Your friendly crew await to welcome you on board your luxurious Scenic Space-Ship for your journey through France’s iconic south.

Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 3 - Chalon-sur-Saône > Tournus Highlights: Burgundy region  
Freechoice
This morning explore Beaune, including a visit to Les Hospices de Beaune. Alternatively, visit the estate of Château de Savigny-les-Beaune to see the impressive collection of motorcycles, race cars, and fighter planes.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4 - Tournus > Mâcon Highlights: Riverside cycling 
Freechoice
Experience the magnificent Château de Cormatin, boasting beautiful gardens and water features. Alternatively, join the intelligent hounds and their owners in a nearby quaint village to locate and sample French truffles – a gastronomic delicacy. Enjoy leisurely cruising to Mâcon this afternoon, or opt for a class in French cuisine in Scenic Culinaire on board. Alternatively, cycle from Tournus to Mâcon and meet the ship there.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 5 - Mâcon Highlights: Beaujolais wine region 
You’re sure to love Mâcon. Be fascinated by its history and delighted by the surrounding picturesque farming region acclaimed for its five wine appellations and gastronomy.

Freechoice
Retrace the traditional life of the region on your visit to the Bresse Museum, or enjoy wine tasting in the celebrated Beaujolais region. Alternatively, visit Cluny, a village in Burgundy that was constructed around the great Benedictine Abbey.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 6 - Lyon Highlights: Enrich Scenic Rouge cabaret  
Awake today in Lyon, the gastronomic heart of France.

Freechoice
Discover Lyon’s historic significance by traversing its hidden traboules – secret passageways that date back to the 4th century, and visit Notre Dame Basilica, offering a fabulous vantage point for views across Lyon. Alternatively, walk the cobblestone paths of yesteryear in the medieval hilltop town of Pérouges. Or, if you wish, visit the exclusive culinary school of Paul Bocuse and perfect the art of French cuisine before sampling some of the delicious fare.

Lyon’s Botanical Gardens and Zoo are perfect for a leisurely bike ride this afternoon.  Or you may choose to visit Scenic Culinaire and pick up a trick or two to add to your culinary prowess.

Enrich
Experience the French extravaganza that is the can-can amidst other performances when you are treated to the exclusive gala spectacular, Scenic Rouge, under the big-top onshore this evening in Lyon.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 7 - Tournon Highlights: Sundowners at Tournon Castle 
Cruising from Lyon you’ll have the opportunity to soak in the picturesque riverside panoramas as you glide effortlessly toward Tournon. On arrival in Tournon enjoy a fun lecture on the French paradox and etiquette.

Sundowners
Overlooking the Rhône, Tournon Castle is a must-see for visitors, both for its historic interest and its breathtaking outlook. Enjoy an afternoon aperitif on the terrace of the castle accompanied by local musicians. You’ll find it a great soundtrack to a truly awe-inspiring backdrop.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 8 - Tournon > Viviers Highlights: Chocolates and wine 
Freechoice
Enjoy a unique wine tasting in the wine cave of Tournon Castle, or join a guided walk of Tain l’Hermitage including a tasting at Valrhona Chocolates. You could also enjoy a group bike ride along the Rhône to neighbouring villages, or hike Heritage Hill for a tasting of the delicious varietals of the region amidst the vines.

Scenic cruising to Viviers this afternoon.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 9 - Viviers > Châteauneuf-du-Pape Highlights: Ardèche National Park 
Enjoy a walking tour of Viviers including an organ recital in the town’s cathedral.

Freechoice
Explore the Ardèche National Park and visit the aromatic Lavender Museum. If you’re feeling adventurous, you can kayak through one of Europe’s largest natural canyons, or drop into the beautiful provincial town of Grignan (Kayaking in the Ardeche canyon is a seasonal option, operating on select departures, enquire for details).

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 10 - Châteauneuf-du-Pape > Avignon Highlights: Côtes du Rhône 
Freechoice
Join an exclusive cooking class in Scenic Culinaire on board, or sample the celebrated wines of Châteauneuf-du-Pape at a charming Côtes du Rhône vineyard.

Enjoy picturesque cruising to Avignon this afternoon. Then take a walking tour that includes a visit to the city’s architectural jewel, the Pope’s Palace.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 11 - Avignon Highlights: Enrich dinner at Pope’s Palace  
Freechoice
Shop with a Chef at a local food market and cook up a storm in Scenic Culinaire with your fresh ingredients. Alternatively, drop in to the villages of the Luberon region including Gordes and l’Isle-sur-la-Sorgue, or take an excursion to Uzès and Pont du Gard.

Explore Avignon at leisure this afternoon.

Enrich
Be treated to a truly unforgettable experience at the prestigious Pope’s Palace of Avignon, among the most visited sites in France. After the doors close to the general public, you’ll be ushered in for an exclusive gala dinner and classical concert in one of the grandiose rooms.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 12 - La Camargue Highlights: La Camargue National Park 
Choices today include the spectacular La Camargue National Park.

Freechoice
Enhance your French cooking skills by joining a lesson in Scenic Culinaire. Or take in the wild beauty of Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer and visit the 60 hectare Parc Ornithologique whilst there. You can also choose to visit the fortified Mediterranean village of Aigues-Mortes.

This afternoon, relax on the Sun Deck while cruising roundtrip from Tarascon towards the Mediterranean Sea. Tonight, a Camargue gypsy band performs live for your listening pleasure on board.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 13 - Tarascon Highlights: Villages of Provence 
The riverside town of Tarascon exudes a charming medieval character.

Freechoice
Explore the artistic heritage of Arles, and see the striking Arles Arena, or stop in at the pretty hilltop village of Les Baux before touring a charming family-run olive farm to sample their delicious products in a delightful setting. Alternatively, pay a visit to Saint-Rémy and Saint-Paul de Mausole Monastery where Van Gogh was held for a year.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 14 - Tarascon > Monte Carlo
Travel to Monte Carlo before enjoying an orientation tour.

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 15 - Monte Carlo > Nice > Monte Carlo
Tour Monte Carlo and visit the Prince’s Palace of Monaco. This afternoon, visit the charming city of Nice. Then, this evening, enjoy exquisite French cuisine in an unforgettable setting.

Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 16 - Monte Carlo
Make the most of your free day in this beautiful Mediterranean city. Your Tour Director will be on hand to help you plan it.

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 17 - Monte Carlo > Nice
After breakfast, you’ll be transferred to Nice Airport for your homebound flight.

Please note: Pre-release itinerary subject to change.

Meals included: Breakfast

PRICES

Prices per person TWIN share

11 AUGUST 2019

Jewel Deck
E Standard Suite - SOLD OUT
D Standard Suite - $12,050

Sapphire Deck
C Balcony Suite - $14,520
BA Balcony Suite - $15,020
BB Balcony Suite - $15,120
B Balcony Suite - $15,220
BJ Junior Balcony Suite - SOLD OUT

Diamond Deck
A Balcony Suite - $15,220
PA Balcony Suite - $15,320
PP Balcony Suite - $15,370
P Balcony Suite - SOLD OUT
RJ Junior Balcony Suite - SOLD OUT
RA Royal Balcony Suite - SOLD OUT
RS Royal Panorama Suite - SOLD OUT
RO Royal Owner's Suite - SOLD OUT

20 OCTOBER 2019

Jewel Deck
E Standard Suite - $10,625
D Standard Suite - $10,950

Sapphire Deck
C Balcony Suite - $13,420
BA Balcony Suite - $13,920
BB Balcony Suite - $14,020
B Balcony Suite - $14,120
BJ Junior Balcony Suite - SOLD OUT

Diamond Deck
A Balcony Suite - $14,120
PA Balcony Suite - $14,220
PP Balcony Suite - $14,270
P Balcony Suite - $14,320
RJ Junior Balcony Suite - SOLD OUT
RA Royal Balcony Suite - $16,970
RS Royal Panorama Suite - $17,470
RO Royal Owner's Suite - SOLD OUT

 

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