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Enchanting Rhone With Paris & Monte Carlo

Enchanting Rhone With Paris & Monte Carlo

14 days & 13 nights, Private Journey

Paris, Chalon-sur-Saone, Macon, Lyon, Vienne, Tournon, Viviers, Avignon, Tarascon & Monte Carlo

Many millions of words have been written about Paris, a city that's inspired more stories than virtually anywhere else in the world. It has featured in the works of towering French talents like Hugo, Flaubert and Voltaire as well as emigres like Hemingway, Dickens, and Orwell. Of course, that's hardly surprising, for there's just so much to say about this fascinating place. And Paris, with its grand monuments and boulevards, is just the opening gambit in this wonderful itinerary. From there you'll be transported down the delightful Rhone River, with stops at numerous quaint villages, and splendid historical cities. You'll also enjoy passages through the incredible wine regions of Burgundy and Beaujolais, before wrapping up the trip of a lifetime in the famous French Riviera, and glorious Monte Carlo.

  • Day 1
    Welcome to Paris

    You'll be met at Paris Airport and transferred to the Marriott Opera Ambassador Hotel where you'll enjoy a welcome reception.

    Marriott Opera Ambassador Hotel - 3 NIghts
  • Day 2
    Paris

    Freechoice: Take a sightseeing tour of Paris, or explore the world-renowned Louvre Museum. Alternatively, for a unique insight, walk the city with a local Parisian.

    Marriott Opera Ambassador Hotel (B)
  • Day 3
    Paris

    Enjoy a free day in beautiful, bountiful Paris.

    Freechoice Dining: Dine at the world-famous Lido on the equally famous Champs Elysees. Alternatively ascend the Eiffel Tower to the spectacular dinner venue 58 Tour Eiffel before a short sightseeing cruise on the Seine River.

    Marriott Opera Ambassador Hotel (B, D)
  • Day 4
    Paris - Chalon-sur-Saone

    Depart Paris and transfer to Chalon-sur-Saone where you'll be welcomed warmly aboard your luxurious Scenic Space-Ship.

    Scenic Spaceship - 7 Nights (B, D)
  • Day 5
    Macon - Lyon

    Freechoice: 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.

    Scenic Spaceship (B, L, D)
  • Day 6
    Lyon

    Awake today in Lyon, the gastronomic heart of France.

    Freechoice: Discover Lyon's historic 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 Perouges. Alternatively, join a guided cycling tour to Lyon's charming Botanical Gardens and Zoo.

    Scenic Spaceship (B, L, D)
  • 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.

    Sundowners
    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.

    Scenic Spaceship (B, L, D)
  • 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.

    Scenic Spaceship (B, L, D)
  • Day 9
    Avignon

    Freechoice: Shop with a Chef at a local market and cook up a storm in Scenic Culinaire afterwards. Alternatively, savor an in-depth tour of Avignon's architectural jewel, the Pope's Palace, or take an excursion to Uzes, and visit Pont du Gard, a magnificent ancient Roman aqueduct. This afternoon enjoy time at leisure in Avignon.

    Enrich
    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 skills by performing Mozart, Bach and Vivaldi within this elegant 14th century palace.

    Scenic Spaceship (B, L, D)
  • Day 10
    Tarascon

    Relax on board as we cruise onto the Provencal town of Tarascon.

    Freechoice: Visit Les Baux, and drop into a charming local olive farm, or visit Saint-Paul de Mausole Monastery in Saint-Remy. Alternatively, view the Arles Arena in this thriving former Roman city.

    Scenic Spaceship (B, L, D)
  • Day 11
    Tarascon - Monte Carlo

    After breakfast, disembark your Scenic Space-Ship and travel to Monte Carlo, on the shores of the Mediterranean Sea. Along the way visit glamorous Cannes in the French Riviera before arriving at the luxurious Fairmont Monte Carlo hotel or similar for your three night stay on France's southern coast.

    Fairmont Monte Carlo hotel or similar - 3 Nights (B)
  • Day 12
    Monte Carlo - Nice - Monte Carlo

    Tour Monte Carlo and visit the Prince's Palace of Monaco, which includes entry to the Palace State Apartments. This afternoon enjoy a tour of Nice, with her beautiful old town and her picturesque seaside promenade. Then, in the evening, enjoy exquisite French cuisine in an unforgettable setting.

    Fairmont Monte Carlo hotel or similar (B, D)
  • Day 13
    Monte Carlo

    Enjoy a free day to explore magnificent Monte Carlo. Your Tour Director is available to help you plan your activities.

    Fairmont Monte Carlo hotel or similar (B)
  • Day 14
    Monte Carlo - Nice Airport

    After breakfast, you'll be transferred to Nice Airport for your onward flight or flight home.

    (B)
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