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Idyllic Rhône

Dip your toes into the history of France, take up the opportunity to learn a new skill and recline in style aboard our award-winning fleet of ‘Space-Ships’ on this magical adventure down the Rhône.

Enjoy first class guidance, dining, room service, workshops and more from our dedicated on-board team. Dine in a variety of custom built on-board restaurants, recline in the wellness centre/salt therapy lounge, take in breathtaking views from the panorama lounge and much more. 

Whatever kind of adventure you’re looking for, our team at Scenic guarantees you can find it with us. Treat yourself to a getaway into the heart of romantic France. You deserve it.

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  • Cruise Line: Scenic
  • Ship: Scenic Sapphire
  • Duration: 7 Nights
  • Departure: Aug - Oct

Idyllic Rhône Cruise Prices

Cruise Name
Cruise Line
28th Aug
Idyllic Rhone - Lyon to Marseille
7 nights
Price on Request

Idyllic Rhône Cruise Itinerary

Enjoy sparkling waterfront views, guided-city tours, tastings, castles, workshops and more during this eight-day adventure down the Rhône. Dip your toes into the history of France, take up the opportunity to learn a new skill and recline in style

Day 1


Arrive at France’s third largest city to climb aboard the Scenic Sapphire and begin your trip.

Day 2


Embark on either a Guided Tour of Lyon, an Excursion to Perouges or a Guided cycling tour to Tete d’or Park. Alternatively, you can take part in a silk painting workshop.

Day 3


Drive through the rolling hills of the world-famous Beaujolais wine region, embark on a excursion to Cluny and Cluny Abbey, visit a Goat Farm (with tasting) or visit the Château de Cormatin castle.

Day 4


Embark on a walking tour of Vienne with amphitheatre or a cycling tour of Vienne.

Day 5

Vivers > Avignon

Enjoy a walking-tour of Vivers with your local guide, a French Resistance, Walking Tour or an excursion to Grignan de Provence.

Day 6


Embark on a guided walking tour of the City of Popes, an Excursion to Pont Du Gard or Shop with a chef and scenic culinaire.

Day 7

Avignon > Arles

Embark on a guided tour of the Arles, a visit Les Baux and Olive Farm, enjoy an on-board painting class or Cosmetics Workshop.

Day 8

Arles > Marseille (DISEMBARK)

Depart after a farewell breakfast to begin your journey home.

Idyllic Rhône Cruise Ships

Scenic Sapphire

A revolution in river cruising, Scenic Sapphire offers some of the finest luxury suites and staterooms on the water. Elegant and beautifully appointed communal areas provide endless opportunities to dine, socialise or just unwind.

Vitality Pool
Culinaire Cooking School
Owner’s Suites

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Idyllic Rhône Deals

Enjoy French beauty on the Idyllic Rhône & Scenic

7 Nights
Aug Oct

Idyllic Rhône

  • Lyon (EMBARK)
  • Lyon
  • Macon
  • Vienne
  • Vivers > Avignon
  • Avignon
  • Avignon > Arles
  • Arles > Marseille (DISEMBARK)
POA Est. Price per person
  • Scenic Sapphire

Idyllic Rhône Cruise Review

“I loved my time away; I saw so much of France – its stunning architecture and expansive history. Loved every second. The weather was perfect too. France is lovely this time of year.”

Heather Faratt, London

Idyllic Rhône FAQ

Find answers to some of the most common questions about river cruising with us:

How many other passengers will be on board?

The Scenic Sapphire has a maximum capacity of 149 guests, but there may be less on your cruise as there is only 75 suites to fill.

What will my cabin contain?

All suites from Scenic include amenities such as: in-room safes, temperature control, large bathrooms, towels, bathrobes, toiletries, large wardrobes, luxury bedding and TVs.

Are all the tours similar?

A large chunk of the tours offered to you are guided walking tours, however there are also workshops, hikes and bike ride options to keep your adventurous spirit satisfied.

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