Idyllic Rhône with Monte Carlo

11 Days
Nice to Lyon
From (NZD)
$ 8,970
$ 8,520
Dates & Pricing

2021 Nice > Lyon

Monte Carlo is a city that has always seized the imagination. With its defining sense of style and exuberant lifestyle, it offers a glimpse into how the other half lives.
Commence your journey in Monte Carlo, and experience the charismatic charms of this lively city. From there, travel to Tarascon to board your luxurious Scenic Space-Ship for your cruise along the Rhône and Saône rivers, before ending in the gastronomic heart of France, Lyon.
Tour Map
Tour Code:
FCCM
Duration:
11 days
Departure City:
Nice
Return City:
Lyon

Selected Itinerary

11 Day Itinerary

  1. Day 1 - Monte Carlo

    Start your holiday with a welcome reception at your luxurious seafront hotel.

  2. Day 2 - Monte Carlo > Nice > Monte Carlo

    Tour Monte Carlo and visit the Prince’s Palace of Monaco, then explore the charming city of Nice. This evening, enjoy exquisite French cuisine in an unforgettable setting.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  3. Day 3 - 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 your day.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  4. Day 4 - Monte Carlo > Tarascon

    Journey to Tarascon, where you will be welcomed on board your Scenic Space-Ship. Tonight you can look forward to a rousing welcome reception.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  5. Day 5 - Tarascon > Avignon

    Tarascon has a distinctly medieval character and impressive castle.

    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 the Arles Arena on your tour of this once thriving Roman city.

    This afternoon is at your leisure, perhaps stay on board for a painting class.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  6. Day 6 - Avignon

    Freechoice

    Shop with a chef at the local market before cooking up a storm in Scenic Culinaire, or explore Avignon’s architectural wonder, the Popes’ Palace. Alternatively, take an excursion to Pont du Gard, the impressive Roman aqueduct, or sample the celebrated wines of Châteauneuf-du-Pape at a Côtes du Rhone vineyard.

    This afternoon take some 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

  7. Day 7 - Viviers > Vienne

    Freechoice

    This morning enjoy a walking tour of the ancient town of Viviers, nestled between hill and river, and visit the imposing Cathedral, or explore the beautiful provincial town of Grignan.

    While cruising to Vienne this afternoon, perhaps join a class in Scenic Culinaire and allow your on board chef to sharpen your skills in French cookery. Learn how to make a delicious regional dish and of course enjoy a mouth watering taste afterwards.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  8. Day 8 - Vienne

    Freechoice

    Take a walking tour of Vienne including a visit to the Roman amphitheatre and uncover the fascinating history of this quaint riverside town, once conquered by Julius Caesar. Alternatively, for the more active, take in the picturesque landscapes of this region during a guided cycling tour.

    Back on board, perhaps take a masterclass in French cuisine in Scenic Culinaire, or simply relax and view the beautiful vistas as you cruise to Mâcon.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  9. Day 9 - Mâcon

    Freechoice

    Travel to the ‘Golden Stone’ region of Beaujolais, where you’ll enjoy a tasting of the region’s delicious wines. Alternatively, explore charming Cluny, built around the great Benedictine Abbey, or visit Château de Cormatin, boasting beautiful gardens and 17th century architecture.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  10. Day 10 - 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 visit Notre Dame Basilica which offers fabulous views across the city. Alternatively, walk the cobblestone paths in the medieval hilltop town of Pérouges, or join a guided bike ride to Lyon’s Botanical Gardens and Zoo.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  11. Day 11 - Lyon

    After breakfast, transfer to Lyon airport for your onward or homebound flight.

    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.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

Tour inclusions

Truly All-inclusive highlights
  • 5-star Scenic Space-Ship featuring Scenic Sun Lounges
  • 1 exclusive Scenic Enrich experience
  • Scenic Culinaire
  • Your choice of Scenic Freechoice activities and dining
  • Up to five on board dining options, from casual to fine dining
  • 24 meals – 10 breakfasts (B), 6 lunches (L) and 8 dinners (D)
  • Complimentary premium beverages all day throughout your cruise
  • Butler service for all guests throughout your cruise
  • Exclusive Scenic Tailormade available throughout your cruise
  • The freedom of our e-bikes – electronically assisted bicycles
  • Cruise Director to guide and assist
  • Expert local guides
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout your cruise
  • All tipping and gratuities

Pricing & Availability