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Scenic Tours

South of France 2019 Cruise

21 Oct 2019
Scenic Sapphire cruises
Scenic Tours
Scenic Sapphire
Departure Date
21 Oct 2019
12 nights
Riverview Balcony Suite

Itinerary and Ports    Show / Hide Port Details

1 Mon 21 Oct 2019 Chalon-sur-Saône, France
2 Tue 22 Oct 2019 Tournus, France
3 Wed 23 Oct 2019 Macon, France
4 Thu 24 Oct 2019 Macon, France
5 Fri 25 Oct 2019 Lyon, France
6 Sat 26 Oct 2019 Tournon, France
7 Sun 27 Oct 2019 Tournon, France
8 Mon 28 Oct 2019 Viviers, France
9 Tue 29 Oct 2019 Chateauneuf du Pape, France
9 Tue 29 Oct 2019 Avignon, France
10 Wed 30 Oct 2019 Avignon, France
11 Thu 31 Oct 2019 Camargue, France
12 Fri 1 Nov 2019 Tarascon, France
13 Sat 2 Nov 2019 Tarascon, France

Take a break onboard the Scenic Sapphire for 12 exciting nights aboard the South of France 2019 Cruise exploring Europe - Rivers. Your ship starts out from Chalon-sur-Saône, the cruise will take you to 10 ports in 1 countries before arriving at Tarascon. This particular 5 star cruise from Scenic Tours has 1 more forward departures. We have a limited number of cabins available from $674 per person/day, twin share. Book today and save... Call now and talk to a cruise specialist!

Scenic Sapphire Overview

Scenic Sapphire operates from April to October each year. In 2019 it offers 7, 12 and 14 night cruises on the Saône-Rhône Rivers, between Chalon-sur-Saône (by train 300 km south of Paris), and Tarascon (50 km upstream from the Mediterranean). The region is famed for the scenery of Van Gogh and Cézanne, vineyards, chateaux, culinary arts and French culture (did you ever sing ‘Sur le Pont d'Avignon’?). Stroll through picturesque villages and Roman ruins, museums and markets. The river cruise averages just 30 km each day, allowing plenty of time for shore tours. End points are Paris (with fast rail to Chalon), and Tarascon near the Côte d'Azur, just a stone’s throw from Monte Carlo and the Italian border. These cruises constitute part of longer tours that extend south to Barcelona by air and to Monte Carlo by coach. Saône-Rhône cruises also link with other river cruises, such as Paris-to-English Chanel on the Seine, Amsterdam-to-Basel (Switzerland) on the Rhine, and the Douro River in Portugal. In 2020 10-night cruises start and end in Lyon, and head upriver and downriver. At every destination Scenic Tours pre-books the best docking available for easy access to town centres and your choice of sightseeing options.


All 16 classes of staterooms are larger than industry standard, with outside views. The upper two accommodation decks have private balconies. The lowest deck has panoramic viewing windows. Stateroom amenities include AC, flat-screen TV, infotainment system, free Internet access, desk with chair, a larger-than-queen-size bed, free mini-bar, hair dryer, personal safe, shower and complimentary bathroom toiletries. Balconies have teak wood decking, coffee table and chairs. During inclement weather enclose the balcony with hand control so you still enjoy the views. An elevator services the top two accommodation decks.

Food and Dining

Waterfront dining in the main restaurant Crystal Dining (with tables for 2, 4, 6 or 8) offers flexible seating and includes a buffet breakfast with champagne, a wide selection of salads or main courses for lunch, and a four-course à la carte meal in the evening. Menus change daily and include local specialties and complimentary beer, wine and soft drinks. Enjoy the seafood gala evening. The specialty restaurant Portobello’s (for 32) offers an intimate Italian experience. Danube deck suites access the chef’s six-course Table La Rive and degustation menu, a taste of our signature dishes in one sitting. On some days the Sun Deck becomes an al fresco Teppanyaki barbecue venue.


After-dinner entertainment may include traditional performances of dance and music, and informative lectures on local history, crafts, cuisine and culture inform guests about the passing region. There may be cooking classes, tastings, and culinary demonstrations. Local specialty artists come aboard to exhibit their skills. On-shore tours are port-intensive and conducted by expert guides communicating with your personal wireless headset. Take in castles, gala concerts, markets, villages and even private homes. Or, take your own independent tour using a GPS handset showing planned routes, either walking or by e-bike (with motor assisted pedalling). Listen to its voice commentary of 700 points of interest. Understandably, many places can only be seen by foot. You have a broad choice of included activities at each port of call.

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What's included?

  • Included flights to Europe for river cruises
  • All transfers on arrival & departure
  • Gratuities on cruise & land tours operated by Scenic
  • Land accommodation & travel as specified
  • All main meals on-board
  • Beer, wine, soft drinks with lunch and/or dinner
  • Specialty coffee, tea, bottled water, juices & snacks 24 hrs
  • Open/anytime seating & multi-venue dining
  • Captain’s welcome & farewell dinners
  • Cocktail or champagne reception
  • In-cabin dining at no charge (select cabins)
  • Stocked in-suite bar & refrigerator at no charge
  • Use of ship facilities - indoor & outdoor
  • Entertainment - live music and/or shows, movies
  • Specialty lectures, workshops, classes & programs
  • Cruise manager & all English speaking staff
  • Butler service (Danube deck)
  • Concierge service
  • Ironing/laundry service (select cabins)
  • Port maps and/or guide books
  • Shore excursions & meals as specified
  • Fully hosted shore excursions, wireless headsets
  • Use of bicycles ashore
  • Personal GPS device in each cabin for shore use
  • Internet access & Wi-Fi complimentary (all cabins)

What's excluded?

  • Airfares, accommodation & transfers not specified
  • Shore & land excursions and meals not specified
  • Bar expenses & snacks
  • Items & services of a personal nature
  • Medical services, vaccination costs
  • Wi-Fi, Internet, satellite/mobile phone & fax charges
  • Passport & visa fees
  • Insurances of all kinds
  • Increases in third party charges or taxes
  • Satellite/mobile phone & fax charges
  • Check passport valid for 6 months after end of voyage
  • Confirm with bank and ship ahead of cruise your credit/debit card intentions
  • Check dress code, health requirements ahead
  • Special needs, dietary requests, arrange at booking
  • Smoking on board in designated areas only
  • Check stateroom ‘responsible adult’ requirements when booking
  • Don’t bring an aerial drone

What's onboard?

  • Scenic Tailormade app (guide, commentary, tour navigation, plus)
  • Cruise Director, onboard English
  • Sit-down balconies two decks
  • Balcony closes by remote control
  • Gift shop
  • Butler, valet service to all rooms
  • Minibar in cabin stocked daily
  • All-inclusive of tips, guided tours, meals, beverages, transfers, bottled water, picnics
  • Crystal Dining Room open seating
  • Portobello’s Italian (for 32)
  • Table La Rive (pre-book for 10, Danube Deck, degustation menu)
  • Diamond Deck in-suite b’fast
  • River Café buffet, snacks, all day
  • Beverages, mini bar, free all day
  • Sun deck High Tea, BBQ (some days)
  • Lounge & bar
  • Cabin service 24-h
  • Chef-prepared picnics, bottled water
  • Special diet requests on booking
  • Evening local entertainment
  • Open air lounge
  • Observation lounge
  • Onshore special events included
  • Onboard commentary as you go
  • Freechoice tours graded Active, Moderate, Relaxed
  • Heated pool top deck
  • Sun deck, chairs, walking track
  • Wellness area (massage, hair, beauty)
  • Spa, salty therapy room
  • Fitness centre
  • e-bikes with GPS complimentary
  • Headsets, GPS device for self-guided tours in 140 ports
  • Elevator, 2 decks
  • TV infotainment, Wi-Fi free in cabins
  • Laundry service (some pay)
  • Australian/International power
  • No medical services on board

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21 Oct 2019 (Mon) $8,090
$674 per day
$907 per day
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Take a break onboard the Scenic Sapphire for 12 exciting nights aboard the South of France 2019 Cruise exploring Europe - Rivers. When: Ship: Scenic Sapphire Category: Cruise Cabins from $8090 per person