20 nights onboard Scenic Diamond

Iconic France

Discover the beauty of France with a luxury Saône and Rhône river cruise from Bordeaux to Lyon. Visit destinations including the Blaye Region & Avignon.
Leaving from: Bordeaux
Cruise ship: Scenic Diamond
Visiting: Bordeaux Bordeaux Saint-Émilion Libourne
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Scenic

Scenic River Cruises is one of the most luxurious cruise operators in the world.

It’s the cruise line behind the innovative and super luxurious yacht-style ship Scenic Eclipse, a ship that revolutionised the cruise industry when it launched.

That same level of luxury can be had on its fleet of river ships.

The cruise line offers an all-inclusive experience, featuring amenities like spas, terraces, panorama lounges and spacious cabins with private butlers.

149
Passengers
57
Crew
2009
Launched
2017
Last refit
2721t
Tonnage
135m
Length
4
Decks
EUR
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Cruise Itinerary
Days 1 - 2
Bordeaux, France
Day 2
Saint-Émilion, France
Day 3
Libourne, France
Days 3 - 4
Cussac-Fort-Médoc, France
Days 5 - 6
Cadillac, France
Days 7 - 8
Bordeaux, France
Days 8 - 9
Bourg, France
Day 10
Blaye, France
Days 10 - 11
Bordeaux, France
Days 11 - 12
Lyon, France
Day 12
Chalon-sur-Saône, France
Day 13
Tournus, France
Day 14
Tournon-sur-Rhône, France
Days 15 - 16
Avignon, France
Day 17
Arles, France
Day 18
Viviers, France
Days 20 - 21
Lyon, France
Bordeaux, France image
Days 1 - 2
Bordeaux, France
Bordeaux as a whole, rather than any particular points within it, is what you'll want to visit in order to understand why Victor Hugo described it as Versailles plus Antwerp, and why the painter Francisco de Goya, when exiled from his native Spain, chose it as his last home (he died here in 1828). The capital of southwest France and the region's largest city, Bordeaux remains synonymous with the wine trade: wine shippers have long maintained their headquarters along the banks of the Garonne, while buyers from around the world arrive for the huge biennial Vinexpo show (held in odd-number years).Bordeaux is, admittedly, a less exuberant city than many others in France, but lively and stylish elements are making a dent in its conservative veneer. The cleaned-up riverfront is said by some, after a bottle or two, to exude an elegance reminiscent of St. Petersburg, and that aura of 18th-century élan also permeates the historic downtown sector—“le vieux Bordeaux"—where fine shops invite exploration. To the south of the city center are old docklands undergoing renewal—one train station has now been transformed into a big multiplex movie theater—but the area is still a bit shady. To get a feel for the historic port of Bordeaux, take the 90-minute boat trip that leaves Quai Louis-XVIII every weekday afternoon, or the regular passenger ferry that plies the Garonne between Quai Richelieu and the Pont d'Aquitaine in summer. A nice time to stroll around the city center is the first Sunday of the month, when it's pedestrian-only and vehicles are banned.
Saint-Émilion, France image
Day 2
Saint-Émilion, France
Libourne, France image
Day 3
Libourne, France
Cussac-Fort-Médoc, France image
Days 3 - 4
Cussac-Fort-Médoc, France
Cadillac, France image
Days 5 - 6
Cadillac, France
Bordeaux, France image
Days 7 - 8
Bordeaux, France
Bordeaux as a whole, rather than any particular points within it, is what you'll want to visit in order to understand why Victor Hugo described it as Versailles plus Antwerp, and why the painter Francisco de Goya, when exiled from his native Spain, chose it as his last home (he died here in 1828). The capital of southwest France and the region's largest city, Bordeaux remains synonymous with the wine trade: wine shippers have long maintained their headquarters along the banks of the Garonne, while buyers from around the world arrive for the huge biennial Vinexpo show (held in odd-number years).Bordeaux is, admittedly, a less exuberant city than many others in France, but lively and stylish elements are making a dent in its conservative veneer. The cleaned-up riverfront is said by some, after a bottle or two, to exude an elegance reminiscent of St. Petersburg, and that aura of 18th-century élan also permeates the historic downtown sector—“le vieux Bordeaux"—where fine shops invite exploration. To the south of the city center are old docklands undergoing renewal—one train station has now been transformed into a big multiplex movie theater—but the area is still a bit shady. To get a feel for the historic port of Bordeaux, take the 90-minute boat trip that leaves Quai Louis-XVIII every weekday afternoon, or the regular passenger ferry that plies the Garonne between Quai Richelieu and the Pont d'Aquitaine in summer. A nice time to stroll around the city center is the first Sunday of the month, when it's pedestrian-only and vehicles are banned.
Bourg, France image
Days 8 - 9
Bourg, France
Blaye, France image
Day 10
Blaye, France
Bordeaux, France image
Days 10 - 11
Bordeaux, France
Bordeaux as a whole, rather than any particular points within it, is what you'll want to visit in order to understand why Victor Hugo described it as Versailles plus Antwerp, and why the painter Francisco de Goya, when exiled from his native Spain, chose it as his last home (he died here in 1828). The capital of southwest France and the region's largest city, Bordeaux remains synonymous with the wine trade: wine shippers have long maintained their headquarters along the banks of the Garonne, while buyers from around the world arrive for the huge biennial Vinexpo show (held in odd-number years).Bordeaux is, admittedly, a less exuberant city than many others in France, but lively and stylish elements are making a dent in its conservative veneer. The cleaned-up riverfront is said by some, after a bottle or two, to exude an elegance reminiscent of St. Petersburg, and that aura of 18th-century élan also permeates the historic downtown sector—“le vieux Bordeaux"—where fine shops invite exploration. To the south of the city center are old docklands undergoing renewal—one train station has now been transformed into a big multiplex movie theater—but the area is still a bit shady. To get a feel for the historic port of Bordeaux, take the 90-minute boat trip that leaves Quai Louis-XVIII every weekday afternoon, or the regular passenger ferry that plies the Garonne between Quai Richelieu and the Pont d'Aquitaine in summer. A nice time to stroll around the city center is the first Sunday of the month, when it's pedestrian-only and vehicles are banned.
Lyon, France image
Days 11 - 12
Lyon, France
Chalon-sur-Saône, France image
Day 12
Chalon-sur-Saône, France
Tournus, France image
Day 13
Tournus, France
Tournon-sur-Rhône, France image
Day 14
Tournon-sur-Rhône, France
Avignon, France image
Days 15 - 16
Avignon, France
Arles, France image
Day 17
Arles, France
Viviers, France image
Day 18
Viviers, France
Lyon, France image
Days 20 - 21
Lyon, France
Ship Details
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Scenic Diamond

Exclusively reconfigured for cruising the rivers of France, Scenic Diamond & Sapphire afford guests the utmost in luxury, comfort and refinement on these charming and serene passageways.

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