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10-Night Trip on Scenic Sapphire

Spectacular South of France with Top Chef Bryan Voltaggio

Lyon to Lyon

10 Nights Starting At
October 20, 2022 through October 30, 2022
Book by:
October 18, 2022 7:00 PM
Itinerary Map
Itinerary Overview
Day 1
Day 2
Lyon > Tournus
Day 3
Day 4
Tain l’Hermitage
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About Scenic Sapphire

Ship Overview
Scenic Sapphire
Sailing the beautiful waterways of France with features such as Scenic Culinaire and two new one-bedroom Royal Owner's Suites.

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

These sister vessels boast all of the luxury trappings you’ve come to expect from Scenic, as well as a handful of new and innovative features. From the all-weather vitality pool and updated wellness area, to the bespoke Scenic Culinaire cooking suite, guests can enjoy a raft of extravagant features when cruising aboard any of these three revolutionary river cruise vessels.

On top of all-new facilities and amenities, Scenic Diamond and Sapphire will emerge from dry-dock boasting the very finest luxury suites in France — each perfectly appointed to afford you a truly luxurious stay. One of the highlights of these updated ships is the Royal Owner’s suites, 47 square metres of sheer luxury located at the rear of the ships, affording panoramic views of the water beyond.
Ship Details
Ship's Registry
Year Built
Year Refurbished
Ship Length
443 ft
Total Capacity
Crew Size
Number of Decks
Deck Plan Details
Symbol Legend
Riverview Terrace
Vitality pool
Walking Track
Sun Deck
Panorama Deck
L'Amour Restaurant
River Cafe
Panorama Lounge & Bar
Gift Shop
Table La Rive
Scenic Culinaire
Crystal Dining
Fitness Centre
Wellness Area
Salt Therapy Lounge
Deck plans are not yet available
5 Star Service
You soon get the feeling that something is different on a Scenic river cruise. From the moment you join us onboard, we make it our priority to ensure you are completely looked after. Every little detail matters to us. We are a family-run company, operating our own fleet of ships, and over the last quarter of a century we’ve honed the art of giving our guests a thoughtful, attentive, yet unobtrusive service.
A complimentary drinks service, valet service and even a shoeshine polishing service is offered to all our guests. If you’re staying on the Sapphire Deck, your butler can arrange cocktails and serve early morning tea or coffee in your cabin. Diamond Deck guests can also enjoy a served breakfast in suite and pressing service for two items per day. Junior and Royal Suite guests can enjoy all this, plus fresh seasonal fruit skewers, petit fours and canapés before dinner. Royal Suite guests are welcomed onboard with a bottle of Veuve Clicquot. Your luggage is unpacked, meals served in suite, laundry services taken care of and even a scented bath run at your request.
From your Cruise Director to each member of the onboard crew, you’re travelling with a handpicked team completely committed to bringing you an impeccable standard of service. But it’s much more personal than that; all our crew take pride in doing those little things that mean a lot. With at least one member of staff for every three guests, you can be sure of an outstanding level of service throughout your cruise. And you certainly won’t find another operator that includes a personal butler service for all its guests. Off ship, our experienced, English-speaking guides are also carefully selected to add local color, knowledge and personal insight to your holiday.
Aboard a Scenic river cruise, you have a wonderfully diverse range of onboard dining options; the informal all-day River Café, the intimacy of Portobellos Italian Restaurant (L’Amour on France cruises), the elegance of the Crystal Dining Restaurant, the English tradition of high tea on our Riverview Terrace, and the exclusive Table La Rive for Diamond Deck, Junior and Royal Suite guests. Also dine on the top deck Alfresco while taking in the breathtaking scenery or enjoy a meal in your room, served by your butler. From refined to relaxed, al fresco to intimate, all at no extra cost.
The Crystal Dining Restaurant offers its own unique ambiance; bright and refreshing in the morning, relaxing in the middle of the day, intimate and warm as evening draws in. Catering for all guests to dine at a single sitting with open seating allows you to sit with friends or share a more intimate meal. It’s here you’ll start each day with a wonderful buffet breakfast and cooked-to-order hot favorites. At lunch you have a choice of a generous buffet and a beautifully prepared à la carte menu. In the evening, your Maître d’ welcomes you to enjoy a delicious meal created by our award-winning chefs.
Portobellos Italian Restaurant PORTOBELLOS ITALIAN RESTAUARNT (L’Amour on France cruises)
No other river cruise ship in Europe offers a comparable dining experience like Portobellos Restaurant, which offers traditional Italian cuisine (French in France) to a select group of just thirty guests. Be welcomed with a glass of Veuve Clicquot champagne and take your seat for this authentic culinary experience. Portobellos is perfectly located at the front of the ship, taking full advantage of the spectacular views. Our skilled highly acclaimed chefs will treat you to a delicious five-course menu complimented by exceptional wines, handpicked by our sommelier. As you can imagine, an evening at Portobellos is a wonderful experience that should not be missed.
An opportunity available to Royal and Junior Suite guests and all guests on the Diamond Deck, this degustation menu showcases sensational seasonal produce, which are then paired skillfully with international and local wines by your sommelier. So for example, and perhaps to whet your appetite, our chefs will prepare a porcini cappuccino with blue potato chips, which is then served with Riesling. Or maybe marinated crayfish with mango and rocket, accompanied by a crisp Sauvignon Blanc from Burgenland. Each wine is carefully chosen to complement and enhance the flavors of the selected dish, creating an unforgettable dining experience.
Al Fresco Dining on Riverview Terrace AL FRESCO DINING ON RIVERVIEW TERRACE
The real joy of being on a cruise is that feeling of freedom. As each moment brings with it new landmarks or breathtaking vistas, the Riverview Terrace affords a wonderful vantage point. On selected days, and if the weather permits, we transform the terrace into an outdoor restaurant where you can enjoy a cool drink and sizzling gourmet barbecue. At other times of the day, it’s the perfect place to enjoy a coffee or an ice cream and savor the view. The time honored tradition of high tea is another exclusive highlight for our guests – be tempted by cream tea, sweet petit fours, finger sandwiches, and an inordinate selection of fine loose leaf teas.
Open between breakfast and dinner, River Café offers delicious sandwiches with, for example; parma ham, citterio salami, roast beef or cheese. You can even ask the River Café to pack a lunch for you to enjoy on shore. There’s also the perennial favorite, freshly prepared fish and chips. If you prefer something sweet, there’s a superb selection of tartlets, croissants, cakes, strudels and chocolates as well as a choice of refreshing, delicious ice creams from our Gelata Bar. New in 2014 was the addition of custom-built pizza ovens. Enjoy your pizza in the relaxing surroundings of the Café, or order ‘to go’ and enjoy it on your balcony with a glass of wine.
Add to the five-star feel of your luxury river cruise and upgrade to a higher category cabin - depending on the category, you will enjoy the added benefit of some fantastic in suite dining options. If you’re staying on the Sapphire Deck or above, your butler can arrange cocktail drinks and serve early morning tea or coffee in your cabin. If you’re staying on the Diamond Deck, you will also be treated to the added option of breakfast served in suite. Junior and Royal Suite guests can enjoy all of this, plus fresh seasonal fruit skewers, petit fours delivered each afternoon and canapés before dinner. If you are a Royal Suite guest, enjoy in suite dining whenever it suits you.
On Board Beverages
While other river cruise operators limit their guests to a glass of wine with dinner, on a Scenic luxury river cruise, we offer complimentary spirits, beers, a wide selection of wines and cocktails, soft drinks, mineral water, coffee and tea wherever and whenever the mood takes you. Even the drinks in your mini-bar are complimentary. And that’s throughout your entire cruise.*
Panorama Lounge & Bar PANORAMA LOUNGE & BAR
Our Panorama Lounge is larger than any you’ll find on ordinary river cruise ships, and there is plenty of space to relax at the bar while taking in the breathtaking views. It’s here in the Panorama Bar and Lounge where you will enjoy a glass of champagne when you first board the ship. During your cruise, choose from a selection of wines, beers, soft drinks, cocktails and spirits, and help yourself to teas and coffee, all at no extra cost. It’s worth noting that we store our wines in special EuroCave storage cabinets to ensure that your wine is matured and served at the perfect temperature.
The Crystal Dining Restaurant offers its own unique ambiance; bright and refreshing in the morning, relaxing in the middle of the day, intimate and warm as evening draws in. Enjoy a glass of Moët & Chandon, which is served for a Champagne breakfast, a perfect way to toast the day ahead. A generous selection of complimentary beverages that include six red and six white premium regional wines handpicked by our sommelier, as well as beer, spirits, soft drinks and bottled mineral water, are available to accompany every meal.
Portobellos Restaurant PORTOBELLOS RESTAURANT (L’Amour in France)
Dine at Portobellos for the evening and be welcomed with a glass of Veuve Clicquot champagne before you take your seat for a delicious five-course menu. With fine wine being a way of life in Italy, your Portobellos experience will be accompanied by exceptional Tuscan wines, handpicked by our sommelier on his visit to the region’s bestboutique wineries including Fattoria Casabianca, an estate just 30 kilometres from Siena and renowned for Chianti, crafted predominantly from the Sangiovese grape.
Our other fine dining venue, Table La Rive, allows for a distinctive dining experience, and is available to Royal and Junior Suite guests and all guests on the Diamond Deck. This tasting menu showcases sensational seasonal produce, which are then paired skillfully with international and local wines by your sommelier. Each wine is carefully chosen to complement and enhance the flavors of the selected dish, creating an unforgettable dining experience.  
All guests in all cabins will have the benefit of a butler, who will serve you complimentary refreshments at your leisure. And don’t forget that the well-stocked Mini-Bar in your cabin is yours to enjoy at any time day or night along with a large bottle of still and sparkling mineral water replenished daily. Staying in one of our Deluxe Royal or Junior Suites? Your Suite would not be complete without a butler to serve tea and coffee in your suite each morning. And exclusively for Royal Suite guests, be welcomed on board with a complimentary bottle of Veuve Clicquot Ponsardin champagne.
* Please note - All onboard drinks are included except for a very small number of rare, fine and vintage wines, champagnes and spirits.
Unforgettable Experiences
unforgettable experiences
No other river cruise company offers clients more choices to see and experience the wonderful destinations we visit. Whilst your time on board your Scenic ‘Space-Ship’ will be amazing, your tour becomes truly unforgettable when you leave your floating hotel and explore the cities and villages of Europe during your included shore excursions. Whether it is attending an exclusive Viennese concert featuring the music of Strauss and Mozart at the Palais Lichtenstein or being treated to a spectacular private medieval dinner at Marksburg Castle; you will experience the best Europe has to offer through our Scenic Enrich, Scenic FreeChoice and Scenic Tailormade activities and events, which are all fully included in the cost of your tour.

Scenic Enrich

Scenic Enrich


Exclusive and Exceptional Experiences

Scenic Enrich is our exclusive program of truly exceptional activities, allowing you to be immersed in local European cultures. Every Scenic Enrich event adds to the experience of the region you are visiting, whether dining at the towering spectacle that is Marksburg Castle, enjoying a private Viennese concert at Palais Lichtenstein or visiting the homes of local European villagers for the day, your Scenic Enrich excursions will ensure your European adventure is unforgettable.


Scenic FreeChoice

Spanish Riding School

Scenic FreeChoice provides an abundant selection of activities in the key cities and regions of Europe allowing you to choose the activities that interest you the most, including visiting Vienna’s Spanish Riding School and our sponsored stallion; witnessing the peasant villages of Skanzen, the largest outdoor museum in Hungary; and enjoying a guided cycling tour through the suburbs of Belgrade. Regardless of what you choose to see, you can do so in the knowledge that there’s no extra to pay! See our brochures for to review a selection of the Scenic FreeChoice’s for your cruise.

Scenic FreeChoice – Enjoy the camaraderie of group travel with the flexibility of individual travel.

**Please note that not every FreeChoice option is available on every cruise itinerary. Some FreeChoice options are subject to minimum/maximum number requirements. The option at the Spanish Riding School is subject to the riding school schedule.


Scenic Tailormade*


Exclusive to Scenic - As we dock in the beautiful cities and villages along Europe's grand waterways, you have the choice of taking a self-guided walk or cycling tour. Scenic Tailormade is our new, independent free choice tour option, enhanced by GPS-activated directions and commentary. Once onboard, a free Scenic Tailormade app can be downloaded to your Apple iPhone or iPad, or you can choose to take one of our pre-loaded devices. Whether it's following Amsterdam's iconic canals or uncovering the secrets of Austria's Habsburg Empire, discover Europe your way. These exclusive bespoke tours allow you to explore:

  • Food and Wine
  • Gardens and Nature
  • History
  • Arts and Culture
  • Active and Adventure

NOT available in Russia


Scenic Riverview

Enjoy expert commentary at the press of a button as you relax onboard. Your personal GPS-guided tour-system device can tap into the ship's GPS locator, allowing you to discover all the history behind the landmarks as you pass by. *NOT available in Russia

Scenic Cycling

At your choice, spend your free time cycling through the European countryside and pretend that you are a local. Bikes are equipped with special mounts for your personal GPS-guided tour-system device and are electric-assisted to help you explore further. In addition, there are typically one or more guided cycling tours on our cruises.  *Not available in Russia
About Scenic
At Scenic, we constantly strive to create exceptional journeys to every corner of the world. You will enjoy once in a lifetime experiences, indulgent truly all-inclusive luxury, and a world class crew who will ensure every detail is cared for to the Nth Degree.

With more than three decades of experience, our loyal Scenic guests reflect our dedication to always placing you at the heart of everything we do. With Scenic, you'll find this is worldwide discovery truly in a class of its own. Across our 5-star luxury river cruises on custom-built Scenic ships, and 6-star ultra luxury voyages on board Scenic Eclipse, The World’s First Discovery Yachts™, it is more than taking our guests to exceptional destinations around the world. Our truly all-inclusive philosophy enables our guests to be immersed in their chosen destination, indulge in an unparalleled level of luxury, and relax knowing everything is taken care of.

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Prices are per-person based on double occupancy, unless otherwise noted.