Arrive today in Paris and have an evening at leisure.
Paris > Chalon-sur-Saône
Depart Paris and transfer via coach to Chalon-sur-Saône where you’ll be warmly welcomed on board your luxurious Scenic Space-Ship.
Mâcon > Lyon
Freechoice: Travel to the ‘Golden Stone’ region of Beaujolais, and enjoy a tasting of the region’s wines. Or, explore charming Cluny, built around the great Benedictine Abbey.
While cruising this afternoon, join a lesson in French cookery in Scenic Culinaire.
Awake today in Lyon, the gastronomic heart of France.
Freechoice: Walk Lyon’s hidden traboules, and visit the Notre Dame Basilica, which offers fabulous views across the city. Alternatively, walk the cobblestone paths of yesteryear in the medieval hilltop town of Pérouges, or join a guided bike ride to Lyon’s Botanical Gardens and Zoo.
Vienne > Tournon
Freechoice: Take a walking tour in Vienne including a visit to the Roman amphitheatre and uncover the fascinating history of this quaint riverside town, once conquered by Julius Caesar. Alternatively, join your local guide for a cycling tour.
Relax with a beverage on the terrace of the Castle of Tournon. Local guitarists will perform an acoustic set for your exclusive benefit. It’s a great soundtrack to an awe-inspiring backdrop.
Viviers > Avignon
This morning, enjoy a walking tour of the ancient town of Viviers, nestled between hill and river, and visit its imposing cathedral. Scenic Culinaire will be hosting a lesson in French cuisine for those wishing to improve their skills while cruising this afternoon. Or simply soak in the panoramic vistas from
the Sun Deck as you cruise to 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 Uzès and Pont du Gard, the impressive ancient Roman aqueduct.
This afternoon enjoy free time to explore on your own.
After the doors close to the general public at Avignon’s prestigious Popes’ Palace, you’ll be invited in for an exclusive concert where virtuoso musicians perform Mozart, Bach and Vivaldi within this elegant 14th century palace.
Relax on board as we cruise into the Provençal town of Tarascon.
Freechoice: Visit Les Baux, and drop into a local olive farm, or explore Saint-Rémy and the Saint-Paul de Mausole Monastery. Alternatively, visit the wondrous Arles Arena on your tour of this once thriving Roman city.
Tarascon > Barcelona
After breakfast, travel to Barcelona. On arrival, enjoy an orientation tour before checking into your hotel.
Tour Barcelona, including Gaudí’s Cathedral Sagrada Familia and Parc Güell.
Freechoice: Visit Casa Batlló, or tour the Barcelona Football Stadium and Museum. Alternatively, discover Poble Espanyol de Montjuic.
Enjoy a full day of leisure. Perhaps wander the seaside promenade or explore the city’s historic centre.
Tonight the sparkling city will serve up a special dining experience to tantalise your tastebuds.
Transfer to Barcelona airport after breakfast.