Great Seafaring Nations with Taste of France

Start your 19 day luxury journey in Paris for a taste of France before cruising from Barcelona to Malaga, Seville, Lisbon and Porto, ending in Amsterdam.

19 Days
Paris to Amsterdam
From (NZD)
$ 19,445
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2020 Paris > Amsterdam

Places of sheer magic

From the iconic Eiffel Tower to centuries-old winemaking traditions and fairy tale castles, discover delicious fare and amazing architecture.
There is so much to see and do in Paris, while the South of France is where you will sample one of the world’s most celebrated cuisines and appreciate the world’s most refined wine culture. Delve into each region before boarding Scenic Eclipse to discover the treasures and highlights of these proud seafaring nations.
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19 Day Itinerary

  1. Day 1 - Paris

    Welcome to Paris where your adventure begins with a two night Special Stay.

  2. Day 2 - Paris

    Treat yourself to a tour of the world-renowned Louvre Museum. Alternatively, take an insightful walking tour with a true Parisian.

    Tonight, join your Tour Director and travelling companions for a ‘Welcome to France’ dinner.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  3. Day 3 - Paris > Bordeaux

    Traverse the Loire Valley aboard the TGV train to Bordeaux for a two night stay. This renowned port town has been producing its famous namesake vintages since the 8th century.

    Enjoy a gourmet walking tour of Bordeaux. Stop in local shops to sample chocolate, cheese and bread and meet the passionate shop owners, followed by a dinner of local specialties accompanied by Bordeaux vintages.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  4. Day 4 - Bordeaux

    Take an interactive cooking class or stroll the sites and discover illuminating facts about the city and its history with stops at the towering Monument aux Girondins and handsome Place de la Bourse, ending at La Cité du Vin.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  5. Day 5 - Bordeaux > Carcassonne

    The World Heritage-listed site of Carcassonne is perched on a rocky hilltop and bristles with zigzag battlements, stout walls and spiky turrets. Enjoy walking through the city at your leisure from your conveniently located hotel.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  6. Day 6 - Carcassonne > Barcelona

    Journey past the foothills of the Pyrenées and at Figueres visit the Dali Museum, gaining an insight into the world of Salvador Dali. Arrive in beguiling Barcelona for your two night luxury hotel stay.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  7. Day 7 - Barcelona

    On your tour of this lively city visit Gaudí’s Sagrada Familia and Park Güell. Enjoy the afternoon at leisure, perhaps wander the famous La Rambla pedestrian precinct or along the colourful seaside promenade. Join your Tour Director for a farewell dinner this evening.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  8. Day 8 - Barcelona

    Board Scenic Eclipse where you are greeted warmly by the crew. Raise your glass to toast the start of your luxurious cruise.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  9. Day 9 - At sea

    Acquaint yourself with the exceptional range of facilities on board your luxurious Discovery Yacht. Choose a class in one of the fitness spaces or relax in one of the therapy lounges in the Spa Sanctuary. Tempt your palate from one of the exceptional dining venues or try a wine tasting with the Sommelier in Scenic Epicure.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  10. Day 10 - Málaga

    Lying on the Costa del Sol, and the birthplace of Pablo Picasso, Málaga is one of the oldest cities in the world.

    Uncover the secrets of the historic city centre including the Picasso Museum or visit Gibralfaro Castle. Alternatively, explore the village of Mijas Pueblo.

    Discovery: Choose a Scenic Discovery guided bicycle tour.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  11. Day 11 - Seville

    Docking right in the heart of Seville, the elegant capital of Andalusia, will allow you to step off Scenic Eclipse to start your own discovery.

    Explore the monuments of Seville and enter the World Heritage-listed Alcázar Palace or discover Seville and visit the Flamenco Museum. Alternatively choose to visit historic Córdoba.

    Discovery: Take a guided Scenic Discovery excursion by bike.

    Marvel at your private performance of the equestrian ballet at the Royal Andalusian School of Equestrian Art.

    There is ample time this evening to explore the local nightlife and city lights.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  12. Day 12 - Seville

    Enjoy time at leisure to explore Seville.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  13. Day 13 - Lisbon

    Discover Lisbon’s cobble-stoned streets, ancient ruins and white domed cathedrals.

    Explore this pretty city with your local guide or visit the Maritime Museum to learn about the historical importance of this seafaring nation. Art lovers will delight in a guided tour of the Gulbekian Museum which houses an impressive collection of Egyptian, Greek, Roman, Islamic, Asian, and European art.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  14. Day 14 - Porto

    In the historic World Heritage-listed town centre see the Roman, Medieval and Baroque influences of this picturesque town on the Douro River.

    Uncover the history of this charming city and visit a traditional port wine cellar or discover the city’s heritage and enter the impressive Palacio da Bolsa. Alternatively, explore historic Guimarães and visit the Ducal Palace.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  15. Day 15 - At sea

    Relaxation beckons and with so many choices on board you will wonder how time passes so quickly. Choose one of the daily activities, from a class in Scenic Epicure to an entertaining discussion in the theatre, or make time for your own fitness regime.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  16. Day 16 - Brest

    The historic naval port of Brest, on the coast of Brittany has a history shaped by monuments, military heritage buildings and museums each a testament to the past.

    Take a walking tour of the historic town centre or visit the National Botanical Conservation Centre, the second largest in Europe.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  17. Day 17 - Cherbourg

    Walk the historic Normandy beaches, the site of the D-Day landings. You may choose to discover the intriguing history of the port of Cherbourg and see the man made sea walls or tour Chateau Nacqueville dating back to 1510 with its impressive gardens.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  18. Day 18 - Bruges

    This World Heritage-listed city is a fairy tale town with cobble-stone streets, picturesque canals linking squares adorned with soaring spires, churches, monasteries and medieval buildings.

    Discover the cobblestone streets and small canals of the city on a walking tour or visit the medieval town of Ghent. Alternatively, sample delicious Belgian specialities on a culinary tour.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  19. Day 19 - Amsterdam

    Your cruise ends this morning as you farewell the crew and disembark after breakfast taking away memories of a truly unforgettable experience. Please book your flight to depart after 12pm.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

Tour inclusions

Your luxury escorted journey includes:
  • 11 night all-inclusive luxury Scenic Eclipse cruise
  • The intimacy of small group land journeys with up to 20 guests
  • Exclusive Scenic Enrich experiences
  • Your choice of Scenic Freechoice activities
  • Memorable Scenic Special Stays
  • Fully escorted journey led by an expert handpicked Tour Director with knowledgeable local guides
  • Porterage throughout plus return airport transfers
  • All tipping and gratuities

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