Scenic to Offer Rhine-Rhone Cruise in 2013

Expanded program in France includes new Chalon-sur-Saone-to-Arles cruise By: Marilyn Green
Scenic sails to Rudesheim. // © 2012 Scenic Cruises
Scenic sails to Rudesheim. // © 2012 Scenic Cruises

The Details

Scenic Tours
 Scenic Cruises has expanded its France River Cruising program for 2013 with the addition of a 14-night cruise between Amsterdam to Nice. This sailing combines the line’s seven-night Amsterdam-to-Basel cruise followed by a new seven-night Chalon-sur-Saone-to-Arles cruise. 

Highlights include dinner in the home of a local French family near Tournon, learning about their everyday life and foods; a visit with a local vintner and a wine tasting in the Beaujolais village of Oignt; taking electric-assist bicycles out for a spin on the well-developed paths along the Rhine River near Koblenz; and visiting the Hockenheim Formula 1 track, including entry to the museum and an insider tour of the circuit. Prices for the March, April and September departures range from $6,290 to $10,140 per person, double including free flights to Europe for guests booking standard staterooms (D&E category) if booked by Sept. 30.  

The fare includes unlimited complimentary beverages, all meals, private butler service and wi-fi, as well as airport transfers and all gratuities onboard and onshore. All excursion programs – Scenic Cultural, Scenic Enrich, Scenic FreeTime and Scenic FreeChoice – as well as private concerts and exclusive performances are also included in the pricing. 

For guests with more vacation time, Scenic Tours also offers three extended versions: a 20-night version, adding three nights in Paris and three in Monte Carlo – which includes visits to Cannes and Nice ­­ starting at $9,930; 18 nights from Paris to Nice starting at $8,285; and 18 nights from Amsterdam to Monte Carlo priced from $7,935.
 
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