Saturday 23 June 2012


Leading tour operator of all-inclusive and fully escorted luxury river cruising tours in Europe, Scenic Tours, has expanded their France River Cruising program for 2013 including the addition of the remarkable 14 night tour from Amsterdam to Nice. This tour combines the popular 7 night Amsterdam to Basel cruise followed by the brand new 7 night Chalon-sur-Saône to Arles cruise. It can also be taken in the reverse direction.

This stunning tour begins in the canal city of Amsterdam, bound for the beautiful Swiss city of Basel sailing down approximately 600km of The Rhine. Guests will soak up the charm and beauty of historic Cologne, the city of Koblenz which is over 2,000 years old; romantic Rüdesheim, the 'city of the squares', Mannheim; and Breisach, the German town with the Celtic name which means 'breakwater'.

Guests will also experience the exquisite waterways of Southern France commencing in Beaune before transferring to Chalon-sur-Saône for the southbound cruise to Arles that sails down approximately 500km of The Rhône. Guests will encounter picturesque places like Mâcon, Ardèche National Park, Avignon, Uzés and Saint-Rémy-de-Provence.

Guests will enjoy wine tasting in Beaujolais, the picturesque landscapes of Arles and the gastronomic excellence of Lyon. They will discover Heidelberg Castle, Les Hospices de Beaune, Pont du Gard, Benedictine Abbey of Cluny and the Black Forest. They will also indulge in exclusive once-in-a-life time experiences such as dinner with the locals in Tournon and a visit to Palais des Popes.

Prices on the 15 day Rhine and Rhône River Cruise tour start from $7,145 per person twin share including free flights to Europe including taxes for bookings made by 30 September 2012. Price includes 14 night cruise with unlimited complimentary beverages, all meals, private butler service and Wi-Fi, as well as all excursions, events and entertainment, airport transfers and all tipping and gratuities on board and on shore.

Proudly Australian and unashamedly passionate, for 25 years Scenic Tours has been delivering the ultimate in 5-star all- inclusive luxury touring experiences to unique and extraordinary places on every continent.

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