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8 Day Idyllic Rhone With Lynn Crawford & Tommy Smythe

Join Scenic's Exclusive Celebrity Hosted France Luxury River Cruise

Departure Date

Jul 21, 2022

Multiple Dates

Supplier

Supplier

Scenic

Ship

Scenic Sapphire

Destination

Europe

Celebrity chef, best-selling author and restauranteur Lynn Crawford and acclaimed international design expert Tommy Smythe are joining forces with Scenic Luxury Cruises & Tours to delight guests on the July 21, 2022 Idyllic Rhône cruise.

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Inclusions

More about Lynn Crawford
  • Acclaimed Food Network celebrity chef and bestselling author, Chef Lynn Crawford has over 25 years of culinary experience, including many years as executive chef for the Four Seasons Hotels in Toronto and New York. One of the highest profile chefs in the country and a genuine household name, she is continually sought after as a dynamic host, public speaker, brand ambassador, spokesperson and mentor.
  • Chef Lynn is passionate about cooking and educating and loves nothing more than sharing her knowledge, wisdom and expertise, teaching children, chefs and home cooks where their food comes from and to take pride in having a hand in the whole process of making and enjoying the healthy, delicious food they cook.
More about Tommy Smythe
  • Tommy’s contagious enthusiasm and fun loving approach to decor and renovating have made him an international design world favorite. A career spanning more than 18 years has left no stone unturned in getting the message of good, practical and beautiful design to his many followers through television, print media, social media and popular speaking engagements.
  • Known for his warm and personal mixture of fine art, vintage, antique and modern furnishings pulled together with a cutting edge color sense, Tommy never lets it all feel too serious.

Highlights, besides the hosting of several events by Chef Lynn Crawford and Tommy Smythe, include excursions to Avignon’s Roman-era aqueduct Pont du Gard, walking tours of the ancient village of Viviers and the medieval hilltop town of Pérouges, a E-bike cycling tour through the scenic landscapes that surround Vienne, and the sampling of the renown wines of Châteauneuf-du-Pape at a Côtes du Rhone vineyard, and the equally sought after varieties in the ‘Golden Stone’ region of Beaujolais. A particular highlight of this sailing is a Scenic Enrich exclusive evening concert in the 14th-century Palais des Papes (Popes’ Palace).

Truly all-inclusive luxury
  • 5-Star Scenic Space-Ship with up to 149 guests
  • Spacious Balcony Suites with an innovative Scenic Sun Lounge
  • 1 Scenic Enrich experience with a private classical concert at the impressive Popes Palace in Avignon – Exclusive to Scenic
  • Scenic Culinaire – for Exclusive on board cooking lessons
  • Personalise your trip with included Scenic Freechoice activities
  • Dine at your choice of up to five on board venues, from casual to fine dining
  • 20 meals – 7 breakfasts (B), 6 lunches (L) and 7 dinners (D)
  • Complimentary premium beverages all day, every day – not just at meal times
  • Butler service for every suite
  • Complimentary full mini-bar restocked daily
  • Innovative Salt Therapy Lounge and fitness area
  • Scenic Tailormade App for river commentary and independent exploration
  • The freedom of our e-bikes – electronically assisted bicycles
  • Scenic Cruise Director to guide and assist & expert local guides
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout your cruise
  • Return airport transfers
  • All tipping and gratuities on board and on shore

Luxury River Cruise

Free Wi-Fi

Gratuities & Tipping

Transfers on arrival and departure days

Pricing
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Taxes are included. Pricing is per person, based on double occupancy and in CAD.

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Balcony Suite 7295pp
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Itinerary

Day 1 - Tarascon

Transfer to the former Roman town of Tarascon, where you’ll board your Scenic Space-Ship. Tonight you can look forward to a rousing welcome reception where our acclaimed hosts Lynn Crawford and Tommy Smythe will be introduced.

Meals Included: Dinner

Day 2 - Tarascon > Avignon

Tarascon has a distinctly medieval character and impressive castle.

Freechoice

Visit the town of Les Baux, surrounded by incredible rock formations, picturesque olive groves and vineyards, and drop into a local olive farm and enjoy a tasting of its produce. Or visit the city of Arles, home to many impressive Roman ruins including the Arena which you will visit on your tour. Here you will also see why Arles has inspired many of the world’s greatest artists with its glorious landscapes. Or join Tommy Smythe on a tour of Isle sur la Sorgue. Alternatively, stay on board for a painting class and learn about the regions artistic heritage.

Exclusive for Guests: In the afternoon, Lynn will demonstrate the skilled preparation of a special “cold” appetizer.  Watch closely so you can make on your own once you return home!  Timing of special meal is subject to change.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 3 - Avignon

Freechoice

Shop with a chef at the local market before cooking up a storm in Scenic Culinaire, or explore Avignon’s architectural wonder, the Popes’ Palace where you will see the impressive architecture and grand halls that were once home to several popes. Alternatively, join an excursion to Pont du Gard, an engineering masterpiece dating back to the middle of the first century which was designed to carry water to the city of Nîmes, or sample the celebrated wines of Châteauneuf-du-Pape at a Côtes du Rhone vineyard.

This afternoon take some time to explore on your own.

Enrich

After the doors close to the general public at Avignon’s prestigious Palais des Papes, join Lynn Crawford and Tommy Smythe for an exclusive concert inside this elegant 14th century palace

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4 - Viviers > Vienne

Freechoice

This morning enjoy a walking tour of the ancient town of Viviers, nestled between hill and river, and visit the imposing Cathedral. Alternatively, drop into the beautiful provincial town of Grignan for a guided tour and a visit to the Château, before enjoying some time at leisure to explore on your own.While cruising to Vienne this afternoon, perhaps join a class in Scenic Culinaire and allow your on board chef to sharpen your skills in French cookery. Learn how to make a delicious regional dish and of course enjoy a mouth watering taste afterwards.

Exclusive for Guests: Enjoy an onboard evening dinner menu in Crystal dining, customized by acclaimed Food Network celebrity chef and bestselling author, Chef Lynn Crawford and our Scenic chef.  Night of special meal is subject to change.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 5 - Vienne

Freechoice

Take a walking tour of Vienne including a visit to the Roman amphitheatre and uncover the fascinating history of this quaint riverside town, once conquered by Julius Caesar. Alternatively, for the more active, take in the picturesque landscapes of this region during a guided cycling tour of Vienne and neighbouring villages where you will see an abundance of evidence of the city’s glory days as a Roman city.

Back on board, perhaps take a masterclass in French cuisine in Scenic Culinaire, or simply relax and view the beautiful vistas as you cruise to Mâcon.

In the afternoon, Lynn Crawford and Tommy Smythe will host an autograph signing session. Day of signing is subject to change.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 6 - Mâcon

Freechoice

Travel to the ‘Golden Stone’ region of Beaujolais, where you’ll enjoy a tasting of the region’s delicious wines. Alternatively, explore charming Cluny, built around the great Benedictine Abbey, or explore Château de Cormatin where you can admire the castles gilded rooms, surrounding moat and water features, as well as the perfectly manicured gardens.

In the afternoon, enjoy a talk by design expert Tommy Smythe about the delights of French design. Day of event is subject to change.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 7 - Lyon

Set on the confluence of the Rhône and Saône rivers, Lyon is renowned as the gastronomic heart of France.

Freechoice

Walk Lyon’s hidden traboules, then visit Notre Dame Basilica which offers fabulous views across the city. Alternatively, walk the cobblestone paths in the medieval hilltop town of Pérouges, or join a guided bike ride to Lyon’s Botanical Gardens and Zoo or choose to join Tommy Smythe at the Museum of Fabrics and Decorative Arts.

In the afternoon, enjoy a talk by award winning chef Lynn Crawford about the delights of French cheese. Day of event is subject to change.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 8 - Lyon

Depart after a breakfast. Lyon is the end of your cruise, but it will be the start of a lifetime of wonderful memories.

This itinerary is a guide only and may be amended for operational reasons such as high and low water. As such, the cruise may operate altered from that stated above. Please refer to our terms and conditions.

Meals Included: Breakfast

Itineraries are supplier controlled and may change anytime without notice and may not be immediately reflected on this page.

Travel Insurance

Why purchase travel insurance?

• Travel insurance can reimburse your for out of pocket expenses if your trip is canceled and some of it is non-refundable

• If your trip is interrupted – perhaps there is an emergency that requires you to return to your starting destination – expenses may be paid and arranged for you

• Medical coverage that we have at home, including provincial Canadian plans, typically pay only a portion of what medical care costs internationally.  

Why Purchase Manulife Travel Insurance? 96% Claims Approval Rate!

We deal with Manulife Global Travel Insurance. We have carefully assessed travel insurance providers, and although these are not the cheapest policies – you do get what you pay for.  Part of the reason that we have chosen them is their claims record, which was to pay out 96% of claims.  

Why You Should Avoid Credit Card Travel Insurance

If you have insurance on your credit card, please note that very few have coverage that is applicable to fully cover your trip, there are often changes to coverage as you age, and often traveling companions are not covered.  

Update - Please note:  Policies are now available with Covid-19 coverage.  As always details are important – ask us!

We know that travel is important; for many of our client’s travel is essential to their sense of well-being.  Learning, relaxing, partaking in fulfilling experiences and filling up our memory bank is part of our identity.  

Insurance can sometimes be the forgotten piece, but we can’t afford for it to be.  Insurance needs to be integral to every travel plan because lets be real…risk is a part of life.  

So, what is your risk tolerance?  Are you ok to lose the investment in your travel plans?  Are you prepared to be out of pocket for your medical expenses, which can mount easily into the hundreds of thousands, and even more?  

This is a very personal, but important part of your vacation planning. Everyone is different in terms of what risks they are willing to take, and in terms of their personal health experiences and how that may affect coverage and pricing.  Our ask – please put insurance into your planning, check the terms and conditions carefully, and give our insurance a chance.  Please don’t travel without good insurance coverage!

All insurance policies have terms and conditions, please make sure you are aware and are comfortable with yours!  

Buy wisely, have peace of mind, and travel well!  

Updated: November, 2019

Terms & Conditions

New bookings only. Fares are per person in the currency noted (CAD), based on double occupancy, are capacity controlled, subject to availability at the time of booking and may be withdrawn without notice. Optional supplier charges may apply and are not included. Amenities, if offered, are available for the first two in a stateroom only & based on double occupancy unless specifically stated otherwise.

CruisePlus reserves the right to correct any human or electronic errors in the offers above.

Trip highlights are normally booked excursions and may not be accessible without booking directly through the Cruise Line.

Pricing, amenities, itinerary and availability may change anytime without notice and many not be reflected immediately on this page.
This deal was last updated on Jun 09, 2021.

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