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France

Châteaux Rivers and Wine

Explore Bordeaux like never before

Gems of France

You can choose to see it all

The tragedy of any travel itinerary is that it cannot cover everything. By necessity, you have to choose. However, with this itinerary, you can combine some of the very best that France has to offer, North and South.

Treat yourself to a comprehensive itinerary that takes in two of France’s foremost waterways – the Seine, which flows through the heart of Paris and heads through Northern France before entering the open waters of the English Channel; and the Rhône, which heads in the opposite direction, past rolling vineyards, imposing castles and timeless villages, before spilling into the Mediterranean Sea. If all you want is everything, this is the ideal travel itinerary for you.

Inclusions:

  • Your own butler
  • Laundry concierge
  • Complimentary beverages all day, everyday
  • Six dining venues, from casual to fine dining
  • Exclusive Scenic Tailormade GPS for self-guided touring and on board commentary
  • Balcony suites, including a Scenic Sun Lounge
  • Authentic local entertainment
  • The freedom of our e-bikes – electronically assisted bicycles
  • Cruise Directors to guide and assist
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi internet
  • Return airport transfers, at your convenience

Highlights:

  • Meet your fellow guests at a Captains welcome dinner on board your Scenic Space-Ship
  • Seize the opportunity to take easy paced bicycle rides at your leisure through spectacular scenery and villages
  • Sail along the majestic Seine River through landscapes that have inspired artists for generations
  • Delight in the gastronomic specialties of northern and southern France on board your Scenic Space-Ship
  • Sail to the open waters of the English Channel on board the luxurious Scenic Gem
  • From Tournon experience the charm of days gone by on board an historic steam train journey through picturesque landscapes
  • Learn about French cooking during an on board cooking demonstration
Breathtaking Bordeaux

Where romance meets reality

The name Bordeaux has always evoked impressions of quiet sensual pleasure, where the civilised and the natural coexist in easy harmony, and wine lovers are free to engage their favourite pastime – savouring the world’s finest wines.

In fact, the reality of Bordeaux is not that different from the romantic impression most people have of it. Extraordinary landscapes, delicious fare, prepared with a finesse so characteristic of the French, winemaking that has been refined to an art, and a wealth of historical riches, from elegant châteaux to churches that have been around for longer than most of the new world. Visit Grand Cru Class wine estates, explore the Cognac region and sample its famous brandy, and sample fresh oysters from the waters of Arcachon Bay. You’ll find that beautiful Bordeaux is everything you imagined it to be, and more.

Inclusions:

  • Your own butler
  • Laundry concierge
  • Complimentary beverages all day, everyday
  • Six dining venues, from casual to fine dining
  • Exclusive Scenic Tailormade GPS for self-guided touring and on board commentary
  • Balcony suites, including a Scenic Sun Lounge
  • Authentic local entertainment
  • The freedom of our e-bikes – electronically assisted bicycles
  • Cruise Directors to guide and assist
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi internet
  • Return airport transfers, at your convenience
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