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French River Cruises - the perfect way to experience France
Sample the many tastes of France during a river cruise
Take a French river tour with Scenic Tours in 2014
Our Travel experts will find you the ideal river tour and cruise
Some of the fabulous scenery you could experience during a French cruise
Cruise down France’s Seine on your 2014 river cruise
France river tours offer you plenty of great dining opportunities
Explore some of Frances most famous sights during your cruise
Enjoy complimentary drinks during your river cruise
Experience the luxury of butler service on your French river cruise
River cruise brochure 2015 (2)
2015 Luxury River Cruises
This features a range of our luxury river cruises - including a brand new Bordeaux river cruise - and details of our fantastic spring and summer offers.
April events in Lyon
Not only is Lyon one of France’s most beautiful cities, but it also offers a dynamic cultural experience, with a variety of fantastic events taking place this April.
Fans of Star Wars will have the last opportunity to attend the Identities exhibition before it continues its tour of Europe on 19th April. Go behind the scenes of the iconic blockbuster movies and view over 200 costumes and props, while also discovering your own unique Star Wars character.
On both the 3rd and 10th of April, the National Orchestra of Lyon will be playing a lunchtime concert at the auditorium. The Expresso concerts are perfect for soaking up the cities culture, providing an hour of uplifting music and easy listening, after you’ve had a bite to eat on your France river cruise.
Throughout April, performances of Drumming Live will be taking place at the Opera House. The dance show has been deemed as one of Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker's most fascinating choreographic works, accompanied by music from Steve Reich.

French River Cruising

Half price
Enchanting Rhône
8 day Enchanting Rhône (Chalon-sur-Saône to Tarascon)
From £1,595 per person 
Plus half-price balcony suite upgrades on selected dates
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Splendours of Southern France
13 day Splendours of Southern France (Chalon-sur-Saône to Tarascon)
From £2,495 per person 
Plus half-price balcony suite upgrades on selected dates
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Gems of the Seine
11 day Gems of the Seine (Paris to Honfleur to Paris)
From £2,195 per person
Plus half-price balcony suite upgrades on selected dates
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Bordeaux River Cruise
11 day Bordeaux River Cruise
From £2,795 per person
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The ultimate river cruise experience
ERC Wine
all drinks complimentary With Scenic Tours, there’s no limit on how many times you can top up your glass. Throughout your entire French river cruise, our complimentary selection of international and regional wines, beers, spirits, cocktails, soft drinks, mineral water, coffee and tea is available to enjoy whenever you like. Even the drinks in your mini-bar are complimentary.†
Luxury Fleet Right from the start of your river cruise in France, we’ve got everything covered. From a choice of flights across 15 UK airports, flexible tours and spectacular experiences throughout France, to delicious on-board meals and drinks in several distinct venues, we’ve included it all in the price of your holiday. And you needn’t worry about tipping, port charges or Wi-Fi because we’ve taken care of all that too.
Luxury Fleet We promise the ultimate luxury French river cruise experience no matter which ship you sail on. With the unique feel of a contemporary five-star boutique hotel and an impressive sense of space to match, sail aboard our impressive Scenic ‘Space-Ships’ and relax on the most stylish and luxurious ships to be found on the Rhône and the Seine.
impeccable service Here at Scenic Tours, the highest standards of service and unsurpassed attention to detail are what we pride ourselves on. And they’re just two reasons why we were named ‘Favourite River Cruise Line’ at The Telegraph Travel Awards in 2011 and 2012. Whether it’s our attentive crew or expert local guides, we stop at nothing to provide the best service possible.
inspiring experiences From visiting the wine cave at Tournon Castle to seeing the village that inspired Van Gogh's most famous masterpieces, our Scenic FreeChoice programme lets you personalise your experience throughout your French river cruise. And with Scenic Tailormade - our GPS guided tour system - you can be as independent as you like too.
Feast of experiences Whether you opt for the relaxed atmosphere of the River Café*, the elegant Portobellos Italian Restaurant or al fresco dining on the Riverview Terrace, our all-inclusive dining options will leave you spoilt for choice. And a great dining experience isn’t confined to the ship; we’ve also handpicked an array of spectacular and historic settings for you to enjoy delicious dishes onshore, such as the magnificent Palais-des-Papes.
Private balcony We've found the perfect balance between space and intimacy on our France river cruises, with your own five-star suite and private full-sized balcony. Plus, on Scenic Gem, with the touch of a button you can transform your balcony into a Scenic ‘Sun Lounge’ – creating the perfect setting for you to enjoy the beauty of the Eiffel Tower, the Rhône Valley and more,
whatever the weather.*
Butler Service At Scenic Tours, we believe that it’s the finer details that really make a difference. Each and every one of our guests can take advantage of their own personal butler on our river cruises in France who will be delighted to take care of everything from delivering complimentary refreshments to providing an expert shoeshine and valet service. It’s that something special that you won’t find anywhere else.**
† All onboard drinks are included except for a very small number of rare, fine and vintage wines, champagnes and spirits.
* Scenic Emerald on the Rhône - The River Café will be added in 2014 and Scenic ‘Sun Lounge’ does not feature on this ship’s balconies.
** Butler services vary by cabin type.


After seven cruises over the past four years, Tony Leigton has developed a fair understanding of why you can finish one highly satisfied, and others feeling anywhere from half-full to fleeced. Did his river cruise through southern France with Scenic Tours in July 2013 leave him 'highly satisifed'?

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