Scenic is offering exclusive pre-cruise experiences for agents booking next year’s river cruise before 30 August 2023.
Before embarking on one of six French itineraries, guests can enjoy a private tour of Paris in an iconic vintage car or join a pastry workshop at a local atelier in Bordeaux or Lyon.
Both experiences include a pre-cruise luxury city centre hotel stay*. These exclusive experiences are in addition to savings of up to £1,300 per couple.
For a limited time only, guests sailing the Seine will be invited to take to the streets of Paris in a classic Citroën 2CV for a private guided tour.
From the backseat of the 1940s French car, guests will peruse the capital’s must-see locations, from the Eiffel Tower to the world-famous Champs Elysée.
This exclusive experience, plus a complimentary stay at the Paris Marriot Opera Ambassador Hotel, is only available when booking the 8-day Highlights of Normandy & the Seine itinerary and the 11 day Normandy & Gems of the Seine itinerary for 2024.
Before guests depart from Lyon or Bordeaux, they can join a local cookery class and learn the art of French patisserie from one of the regions’ top pastry chefs.
The class is only available to Scenic guests sailing on the 8 day Idyllic Rhône or Bordeaux Affair itineraries and the 11 day Beautiful Bordeaux and South of France itineraries in 2024.
A complimentary stay at either the Intercontinental Lyon – Hotel Dieu or InterContinental Bordeaux – Le Grand Hotêl is also included.
After their private Paris tour for two, guests sailing on the Highlights of Normandy & the Seine cruise will step inside Conflans’ Chantilly Castle for a guided tour set amid beautiful parklands.
A walking tour of Rouen, the capital of the Normandy region, sees guests visit a memorial to Joan of Arc and the historic Rouen Cathedral.
In Vernon, guests will experience an exclusive classical concert in the medieval Château de La Roche-Guyon.
This 8 day cruise departs from Paris and calls at Conflans, Rouen, Honfleur, Caudebec-en-Caux, and Vernon before returning to Paris.
Prices start from £3,995 per person based on an E grade suite departing 28 April 2024. This price includes return flights, the exclusive Citroën tour, and luxury hotel stay.
Alternatively, those sailing the South of France itinerary can join trained hounds and their owners in locating and sampling French truffles in Tournus.
In Avignon, after the doors of the Palais des Papes close to the public, guests will enjoy an exclusive dinner and concert in one of its grand dining halls – an experience only available to Scenic guests.
Next, guests will travel through the artistic Arles and tour a charming family-run olive farm, then learn and sample local recipes.
Over the following days the cruise ventures from the natural beauty of the Ardèche National Park for an Acapella choir in Lyon’s remarkable Baroque Trinity Chapel.
This 11 day cruise departs from Lyon, and calls at Tournus, Chalon-sur-Saône, Tain l’Hermitage, Avignon, Arles, and Viviers before arriving back in Lyon.
Prices start from £4,545 per person based on an E-grade suite departing 8 April 2024. This price includes return flights, the exclusive cookery class, and luxury hotel stay.
All Scenic river cruises are truly all-inclusive, meaning guests can leave their wallet in a safe place and relax, knowing everything is taken care of.
Transfers, fine dining experiences, premium branded beverages and once in-a-lifetime immersive excursions are all included in the price.
*Offer ends on the 30th August 2023 and is not applicable over the Olympic period (23/07/24 – 12/08/24) and certain blackout dates, please call for details.
Agents interested in working with Scenic & Emerald Cruises can get in touch with their local sales manager for more information, training and marketing support including organising bespoke training at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit scenic.co.uk or emeraldcruises.co.uk
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