Day 1 Welcome to Paris
A world of wonder awaits you with a three night stay at one of our luxurious city central hotels.
Day 2 Paris
View all the major sights of Paris – the Arc de Triomphe, the Notre-Dame Cathedral, and the famous Champs Elysées. Alternatively, lose yourself in the world’s largest museum, the Louvre, or take a walking tour with a Parisian and discover another side of this beautiful city. (Breakfast)
Day 3 Paris
Enjoy a free day to explore. Your Tour Director is on hand to help you plan.
Tonight dine at the world-famous Lido while enjoying a cabaret show, or at the 58 Tour Eiffel in the Eiffel Tower itself, before taking a short sightseeing cruise on the Seine River. (Breakfast, Dinner)
Day 4 Paris > Chalon-sur-Saône
Depart Paris and transfer to Chalon-sur-Saône where you’ll be welcomed warmly aboard your luxurious Scenic Space-Ship. (Breakfast, Dinner)
Day 5 Mâcon > Lyon
Travel to Beaujolais’ ‘Golden Stone’ region for wine tasting, or visit Cluny, built around the great Benedictine Abbey.
Perhaps join a cooking class in Scenic Culinaire whilst cruising leisurely to Lyon this afternoon. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Day 6 Lyon
Awake today in Lyon, the gastronomic heart of France.
Discover Lyon’s hidden traboules, secret passageways that date back to the 4th century, and visit the Notre Dame Basilica, which offers fabulous views across Lyon, or walk the cobblestone paths of yesteryear in the medieval hilltop town of Pérouges. Alternatively, join a guided cycling tour to Lyon’s charming Botanical Gardens and Zoo. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Day 7 Vienne > Tournon
Enjoy a city tour this morning in Vienne, an old Roman city in a lovely setting. Soak up a leisurely afternoon of cruising to picturesque Tournon. If you like, join a cooking class in Scenic Culinaire enroute.
Enjoy a delightful afternoon aperitif on the terrace of the Castle of Tournon whilst local guitarists perform an acoustic set for your exclusive benefit. It’s the perfect soundtrack to an awe-inspiring backdrop. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Day 8 Viviers > Avignon
This morning take advantage of an included walking tour of Viviers. This delightful town, nestled between hill and river, boasts ancient homes and an unusual cathedral. Scenic Culinaire will be hosting a lesson in French cuisine for those wishing to improve their skills whilst cruising this afternoon. Or perhaps, simply soak in the panoramic vistas from the Sun Deck as you cruise into Avignon. Tonight, enjoy a fabulous French chanson vocalist perform for your enjoyment on board. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Day 9 Avignon
Shop with a Chef at a local market and cook up a storm in Scenic Culinaire afterwards. Alternatively, savour an in-depth tour of Avignon’s architectural jewel, the Pope’s Palace, or take an excursion to Uzès and visit Pont du Gard, a magnificent ancient Roman aqueduct.
This afternoon enjoy time at leisure in Avignon.
Be treated to a truly unforgettable experience at the prestigious Pope’s Palace in Avignon. After the doors close to the general public, virtuoso musicians will showcase their skill by performing Mozart, Bach and Vivaldi within this elegant 14th century palace. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Day 10 Tarascon
Relax on board as we cruise onto the Provençal town of Tarascon.
Visit Les Baux, and drop into a local olive farm, or visit Saint-Paul de Mausole Monastery in Saint-Rémy. Alternatively, view the Arles Arena in this thriving former Roman city. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Day 11 Tarascon > Barcelona
After breakfast, travel to Spain’s beautiful city of Barcelona. On arrival, enjoy an included orientation tour. (Breakfast)
Day 12 Barcelona
Enjoy a city tour that includes Gaudi’s memorable Cathedral of the Sagrada Familia and beautiful Parc Güell.
Visit Gaudi’s Casa Batlló, with its iconic façade and fantastical interior design. Alternatively, visit the Barcelona Football Stadium and Museum, or discover Poble Espanyol de Montjuic, which boasts the Magic Fountain of Montjuic. (Breakfast)
Day 13 Barcelona
Enjoy a free day by the sea in Barcelona. Perhaps wander the seaside promenade or explore the city’s historic centre at leisure. Tonight the sparkling city of Barcelona will serve up a special dining experience to tantalise your taste-buds. (Breakfast, Dinner)
Day 14 Barcelona
All good things end eventually so after enjoying a great breakfast, transfer to Barcelona Airport for your onward or homebound flight. (Breakfast)
The prices shown are U.S. dollars per person, based on double occupancy, and subject to availability. Prices quoted for land/cruise arrangements are subject to increase without notice. Once we have received your deposit, land/cruise prices are guaranteed. Air prices quoted via phone or email are subject to increase and are guaranteed only from the time that full payment is received. Also, air prices or air promotions mentioned on this site or on the phone do not include baggage fees imposed by airlines. Sorry, we are unable to offer air from countries other than the U.S. However, for those international customers who are able to arrange their own transportation to the trip origination city, we are able to offer the land/cruise portion of the package at the price quoted.