JULY 21 - 28, 2022

8 Days | Tarascon to Lyon

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 Rhone cruise.

Join Scenic Cruises on board for the exclusive experiences with the Canadian duo on board the Scenic Sapphire including cooking demonstrations, a customized evening dinner menu and a talk on the delights of French design.

The truly all-inclusive itinerary, from Tarascon to Lyon, takes in some of the best that France has to offer its visitors. From the medieval castles and cathedrals of Tarascon and Vienne to the never-ending diversity of foods that Avignon to the celebrated wines of the Beaujolais region, you will have much to choose from as you sail in luxury aboard one of Scenic’s Space Ships. 

Book your space on the Chef Lynn Crawford & designer Tommy Smythe Rhone River Cruise today with a $250 per person non-refundable deposit. Complimentary deposit protection plan included. This is a highly popular and exclusive departure and space is extremely limited. Call any of our offices or email us at to reserve your space today!


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 speaking, 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.


Tommy’s contagious enthusiasm and fun loving approach to decor and renovating have made him an international design world favourite. 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 colour sense, Tommy never lets it all feel to serious.


E – Standard Suite on the Jewel Deck – $5,995.00 

C – Balcony Suite on the Sapphire Deck – $7,025.00

BA – Balcony Suite on the Sapphire Deck – $7,285.00

BB – Midship Balcony Suite on the Sapphire Deck – $7,295.00

BJ – Junior Balcony Suite on the Sapphire Deck – SOLD OUT

A – Balcony Suite on the Diamond Deck – $7,425.00

PP – Midship Balcony Suite on the Diamond Deck – $7,485.00

RA – Royal Balcony Suite on the Diamond Deck – $8,695.00

RO – Royal Owner’s Suite on the Diamond Deck – $9,655.00

Fly For $495 per person from select Canadian gateways.

*All pricing is in Canadian dollars and is per person based on double occupancy


Day 1 – Tarascon

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

Meals Included: Dinner

Day 2 – Tarascon > Avignon

Tarascon has a distinctly medieval character and impressive castle. 

Freechoice: Visit Les Baux, and drop into a local olive farm. Alternatively, visit the Arles Arena on your tour of this once thriving Roman city or choose to join Tommy Smythe on a tour of Isle sur la Sorgue, or perhaps stay on board for a painting class. 

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 once you return home! Timing of special meal is subject to change. 

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 3 – Avignon

Freechoice: Shop with the Scenic chef at the local market before cooking up a storm in Scenic Culinaire, or explore Avignon’s architectural wonder, the Pope’s Palace. Alternatively, take an excursion to Pont du Gard, the impressive Roman aqueduct, or sample the celebrated wines of Chateauneuf-du-Pape at Cotes 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 & 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, or explore the beautiful provincial town of Grignan.

While cruising to Vienne this afternoon, perhaps join a class in Scenic Culinaire and allow your on board Scenic 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 your 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.

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 Macon. 

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

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 6 – Macon

Freechoice: Travel to the ‘Golden Stone’ region Baujolais, where you’ll enjoy a tasting of the region’s delicious wines. Alternatively, explore charming Cluny, built around the great Benedictine Abbey, or visit Chateau de Cormatin, boasting beautiful gardens and 17th century architecture.

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 Rhone and Saone 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 Perouges, 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

After breakfast, transfer to Lyon airport for your onward or homeward flight.

Meals Included: Breakfast

* 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 note: Preview itinerary subject to change.


This celebrity hosted River cruise on the Idyllic Rhone with Chef Lynn Crawford and Tommy Smythe is extremely limited. If you would like to secure your space, please fill out the form with your contact info and one of our agents will reach out to confirm your space and take deposit!