South of France

Resort:South of France
Operator: Scenic
Destination: Europe
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Embark on a 13 day cruise from Chalon-sur-Sane to Tarascon. Feast on incredible cuisine and marvel at truly beautiful landscapes in the South of France.


Day 1: UK > Chalon-sur-Sane

Choose from a selection of ways to travel to Chalon-sur-Saone. Pick from one of up to 14 UK regional airports or travel direct from London Heathrow. If you prefer not to fly, travel Standard Premier Class board the Eurostar from St Pancras International to Paris Gare du Nord. Your onward journey will be from Paris to Chalon-sur-Saone , where youll board your luxury Scenic Space-Ship.

Meals included: Dinner

Day 2: Chalon-sur-Sane > Tournus

This morning explore Beaune, including a visit to Les Hospices de Beaune. Alternatively, visit the estate of Chteau de Savigny-les-Beaune to see the impressive collection of motorcycles, race cars and fighter planes.

Meals included: Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner

Day 3: Tournus

Experience the magnificent Chteau de Cormatin, or savour French truffles in nearby villages.

Meals included: Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner

Day 4: Mcon

Visit the fabulous Bresse Museum, or taste wine in the Mconnais-Beaujolais region. Alternatively, visit Cluny, the village surrounding the great Benedictine Abbey.

Meals included: Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner

Day 5: Lyon

Enjoy a tour of Lyon, or an excursion to the medieval hilltop town of Prouges. Alternatively, visit the exclusive Paul Bocuse culinary school.

Meals included: Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner

Day 6: Tournon

Cruising from Lyon youll have the opportunity to join a master class in French cuisine in Scenic Culinaire, or simply relax on board and soak in the expansive panoramas of this picturesque region as you glide into Tournon. On arrival, meet a spirited local for a fun and informative lecture on the French paradox and etiquette.

Meals included: Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner

Day 7: Tournon > Viviers

Visit the spectacular wine cave within Tournon Castle for a tasting, or enjoy a walking tour of Tain lHermitage, which includes a tasting at Valrhona Chocolates. You could also take a guided cycle to delightful neighbouring villages, or hike the famed Saint-Joseph vineyard for a tasting of the delicious varietals amidst the vines.

Meals included: Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner

Day 8: Viviers > Chteauneuf-du-Pape

Enjoy a walking tour of Viviers, including an organ recital at Viviers Cathedral.

Meals included: Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner

Day 9: Chteauneuf-du-Pape > Avignon

Enhance your culinary prowess with a lesson in Scenic Culinaire, or sample the celebrated wines of Chteauneuf-du-Pape at a charming Ctes du Rhne vineyard.

Meals included: Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner

Day 10: Avignon

Shop with a Chef at a local market and cook up a storm in Scenic Culinaire. Alternatively, tour Gordes and lIsle-sur-la-Sourge, or take an excursion to Uzs and Pont du Gard.

Meals included: Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner

Day 11: La Camargue

Fine tune your cooking skills in Scenic Culinaire, or take in the wild beauty of Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer and visit the Parc Ornithologique. You could also visit the fortified Mediterranean village of Aigues-Mortes.

Meals included: Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner

Day 12: Tarascon

Tour the artistic heritage of Arles, and explore the Arles Arena, or visit the hilltop village of Les Baux before tasting the local products at a charming family-run olive farm. Alternatively, visit Saint-Rmy including Saint-Paul de Mausole Monastery.

Meals included: Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner

Day 13: Tarascon > UK

After breakfast, transfer to Marseille airport for your return flight home. Travel direct to London or one of up to 14 UK regional airports. Alternatively, travel from Avignon to Lille and then Standard Premier Class aboard the Eurostar to St Pancras International.

Meals included: Breakfast

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