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Weekend Today heads to France with Scenic

March 16, 2017 River Cruising No Comments Email Email

Tune in to Weekend TODAY over the next five weeks as David Whitehill discovers some of the highlights of the South of France on a river cruise with Scenic.

Join David as he kicks off his journey in Burgundy, birthplace of chardonnay and pinot noir and is also home to Château de Savigny-les-Beaune, a special place that boasts an impressive collection of motorcycles, race cars and fighter planes. The day ends truffle hunting in nearby quaint villages, a Scenic Freechoice activity.

Next, David explores Lyon, the gastronomic heart of France.  Travelling to Lyon would not be complete without a visit to the exclusive culinary school, Institut Paul Bocuse. During this Scenic Freechoice activity, David learns about perfecting the art of French cuisine including sampling the delicious fare.  His time in Lyon ends with a unique wine tasting in the wine cave of Tournon Castle – a must-see for visitors.

Further south David explores Tain l’Hermitage, including a tasting at Valrhona Chocolates.  After spending the afternoon cruising to Viviers, David enjoys a walking tour and an exclusive performance in Viviers Cathedral, the smallest active cathedral in France.

The fourth episode finds David discovering Châteauneuf-du-Pape’s charming vineyards and their celebrated wines followed by Avignon and its local markets.  The evening culminates with an unforgettable experience, an exclusive gala dinner and classical concert at the prestigious Pope’s Palace of Avignon – a Scenic Enrich experience.

Freechoice, Parc Ornithologique, Camargue National Park, France

David’s adventures concludes with visits to Tarascon, home to La Camargue National Park and their pink flamingos; Arles and its artistic heritage and finally Saint-Rémy including Saint-Paul de Mausole Monastery where Van Gogh was held for a year.

Join Scenic on the 13 Day Spectacular South of France River Cruise from $7,245 per person.  Book now and fly for free. Travel dates & conditions apply. Book now and Weekend TODAY viewers will save an additional $250 per couple. This offer is strictly limited for the first 100 bookings. Call 1300 799 290 or visit

Watch David Whitehill’s adventures on Weekend Today Saturday 18, 25 March and 1, 8, 15 April on Channel 9 from 7:00-10:00am (AEST).

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