Scenic celebrates French living with elegance
Scenic is celebrating the French philosophy of Savoir-vivre (‘knowing how to live with elegance’) with the extension of its exclusive France Month offers on its range of 5-star luxury Scenic river cruises in 2023 until 31 August.
Scenic’s truly all-inclusive river cruises showcase three distinct French gastronome regions - each unique, yet united with a shared love of fine dining, superb wine, and a culture of sophistication, classic refinement, and elegance. For 2023 river cruises, France month offers have now been extended until 31 August 2022, featuring exclusive inclusions. Guests booking before 31 August will receive a complimentary night stay in a luxury hotel, plus classic car tour in Paris or cooking class in Bordeaux or Lyon. These exclusive offers are available in addition to Earlybird offers for river cruises of 11 days or more which provide the choice of Economy Flights included up to the value of $2,000pp or Business Class flights from $3,995pp, plus a $1,000pp saving when you pay in full 12 months in advance. Spectacular South of France | 11 Days Sailing roundtrip from Lyon aboard Scenic Sapphire, this luxury river cruise takes in the riches of the Burgundy wine region along the Saône and Rhône rivers. Guests visit a local château to taste acclaimed wines, wonder at the immersive digital art exhibition at Les Bassins de Lumières and tour Van Gough’s former home of Arles. In Avignon, they will relish the gothic majesty of the Palais des Papes and local food market shopping with a Chef before an in-depth lesson in French cuisine at Scenic’s on board cooking school, Scenic Culinaire. Suites start at $6,995 pp*. This exclusive offer includes return Economy Flights up to $2,000pp in value, a complimentary, one night-stay in the Intercontinental Lyon, a French pastry cooking class in a local atelier ‘In Cuisine’ for 2023 bookings made by 31 August 2022. Normandy & Gems of the Seine | 11 Days Sail roundtrip from Paris aboard the 124-guest Scenic Gem. This luxury river cruise places guests in the centre of the city of lights, among its historic museums and strollable boulevards. Guest will relish local delights with the opportunity to visit one of Paris’ local food markets with a chef and walk through the trendy Marais district with a resident expert and hear tales that only the locals know. Other hidden gems include the ancient village of Conflans with its distinctive barge houses, with guests learning about the history surrounding the D-Day landings during a visit to the Normandy beaches in Honfleur. Guests will also experience a classical concert in the opulent medieval Château de La Roche-Guyon and explore the famous sites of Joan of Arc and the historic Rouen Cathedral. Suites start at $6,995 pp*. This exclusive offer includes return Economy Flights up to the value of $2,000pp, a complimentary one-night stay in the Marriott Ambassador Opera Paris, a classic Citroen 2CV car city tour when booking any 2023 departure by 31 August 2022. Beautiful Bordeaux | 11 Days Sailing round-trip from Bordeaux city on the 149-guest Scenic Diamond, this river cruise reveals the very best hidden corners of this celebrated wine region. Whether visiting elegant, renowned estates for a wine tasting or cycling through the vineyards of Sauternes and tasting the exquisite Grand Cru Classé wines at Château Lafaurie Peyraguey, guests can indulge in everything authentically French. Sampling local foodie delights is also on the menu with an intimate shopping experience with a chef in Bordeaux’s lively food market and tasting of fresh oysters from Arcachon Bay. Suites start at $6,995 pp*. This exclusive offer includes return Economy Flights up to the value of $2,000pp plus a complimentary one night stay in the Intercontinental Bordeaux, complete with a French pastry cooking class in a local atelier ‘Elite Cooking Le Lab’ for 2023 bookings made before 31 August, 2022. Follow cook Poh Ling Yeow on Channel 9’s Getaway episodes to learn more about Scenic’s luxury river cruise through beautiful Bordeaux. A Scenic 5-star luxury river cruise is in a class of its own. Meticulously designed and immaculately presented, every detail has been taken care of to the Nth Degree by our world-class staff. Guests can enjoy an abundance of spaces to relax and rejuvenate on board their Scenic Space-Ship, plus an unrivalled range of dining experiences, personalised wellness, and opulently appointed suites. Onshore, be taken to the heart of these remarkable regions with truly all-inclusive experiences creating memories that last a lifetime. For further information on Scenic’s exclusive France Month and Earlybird offers and to order a brochure visit scenic.com.au or your local Scenic travel advisor. About Scenic Scenic Luxury Cruises & Tours has grown over its 36-year plus history to include award-winning river and ocean cruises and handcrafted land journeys that take guests to many of the world’s most fascinating destinations. Since 2008, Scenic has set the benchmark for truly all-inclusive, luxury fivestar river cruises in Europe and Southeast Asia as well as on Egypt’s Nile on board a private luxury charter. In 2019, Scenic introduced Scenic Eclipse, The World’s First Discovery Yacht™, a 228-guest ultra-luxury ship, and plans to deliver a second yacht, Scenic Eclipse II, in 2023. Scenic is part of Scenic Group, which includes Emerald Cruises, Mayflower Cruises & Tours and Evergreen Tours. Images • Hidden Wonders of Europe River Cruising Brochure