Scenic France and Portugal 2025 AU

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Ultra-Luxury River Cruising

France & Portugal 2025


Plus, a BONUS hotel night^ on France river cruises *

Discover France & Portugal

Unveil a mosaic of French culture, as you glide through Paris by historic landmarks to Normandy. Savour delicacies in the south of France or the enchanted fairytale chateaus in Bordeaux. Experience the rustic charm and friendly locals in Portugal. Whatever your pleasure, a Scenic river cruise will immerse you in ultra-luxury and create stories for life.

Enjoy moments of wonder, exploring fascinating cities, history and culture on France and Portugal’s most all-inclusive river cruises.

With Scenic, it’s a culinary journey with up to five dining experiences. Each a delightful tribute to the spectacular regions you’re visiting.

It’s more than included excursions, it’s personalising your journey and choosing how to spend your days based on your passions.

It’s exceptional, exclusive once-in-a-lifetime experiences that will create memories to last a lifetime.

Butler service
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2025 Super Earlybird Offers

Every aspect of your journey has been considered for your river cruise of a lifetime. Including all meals and beverages, experiences both onshore and on board, your airport transfers in Europe and all tipping, making your journey a truly carefree experience.

Now is the time to secure your river cruise with these Super Earlybird and France bonus offers.

Economy Class Offer

Enjoy flights included* with France and Portugal river cruises of 11 days or longer, plus extra cruise savings of $800pp*

Business Class Offer

Secure up to $4,500pp* towards your Business Class flights when booking a Balcony Suite or higher.

Bonus Hotel Night

Receive a bonus luxury hotel night stay^ with 2025 France river cruises, for a limited time only.

*^Terms and Conditions apply, refer to the back page or visit for full terms and conditions.

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All-Inclusive Ultra-Luxury France River Cruising

Explore historic and romantic waterways

On a Scenic river cruise, you’ll find every detail has been carefully crafted to provide you with a truly all-inclusive ultra-luxury experience. Our world-class crew will ensure everything is taken care of, drawing from over 10 years of expertise cruising France’s waterways.

The most all-inclusive luxury cruise on France’s rivers

Scenic Space-Ship experience for up to 147 guests

Up to five dining experiences

All meals and beverages+

Spacious suites with butler service

Exclusive Scenic Enrich experiences

All Scenic Freechoice excursions included

On board cooking school, Scenic Culinaire

Return airport transfers in France

All tipping and gratuities

Scenic butler
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With Scenic, you’ll find it’s more than a river cruise; It’s personalised experiences that will truly immerse you in France’s exceptional culture, cuisine and history.

Arts & Culture

Immerse yourself in the most remarkable works of art. Visit Monet’s house and garden along the Seine, enjoy exclusive after-hours access to Bassins des Lumières, a submarine base turned into a digital art installation in Bordeaux. Explore the Carrières des Lumières, a quarry that’s now an impressive digital art showcase in the south of France.

Unique Culinary Experiences

Indulge in Bordeaux’s finest wines at prized Grand Cru Classé estates. Visit a 3-star Michelin restaurant for a cooking demonstration or discover the secrets behind truffles in the south of France. Shop with a Chef sourcing local produce, before mastering of French cuisine at Scenic Culinaire. Let the essence of French culinary artistry elevate your journey.

Historical Moments

Let history come alive as you walk through storied landscapes. Visit Normandy paying respect on the 80th anniversary to the momentous end of WWII. Discover Lyon by exploring its secret passageways and trace the footsteps of King Richard the Lionheart in Chateau Gaillard. Marvel at the historic Popes’ Palace in Avignon during an exclusive Scenic Enrich event.

Scenic Culinaire, Scenic Sapphire Scenic Diamond, Bordeaux, France Guided tour of Château Gaillard with Richard the Lionheart
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Bassins de Lumières, Bordeaux, France
Blaye Bourg Fort Médoc Bordeaux Cadillac Libourne Saint-Émilion Entre Deux Mers Bassin d’Arcachon France 10 River cruise Cruise start/finish 1 Overnight stay
To book call 1300 520 878 | Visit | Contact your local Travel Advisor 6 Standard Suites from $7,395pp* Balcony Suites from $11,740pp* INCLUDES ECONOMY CLASS FLIGHTS* UP TO $4,500 pp* towards Business Class flights BONUS luxury hotel night in BORDEAUX^ OR +

Day 01

Bordeaux > Saint-Émilion

Welcome to the historic city of Bordeaux

Day 02

Bordeaux > Saint-Émilion

Spend the afternoon in Saint-Émilion, a medieval village with world-famous wineries. You’ll get the chance to take in all its beauty, and to explore the underground catacombs of the Monolithic Church.



Libourne > Fort Médoc f

Tour Libourne and its quaint 16th century town houses or explore the estate of Château Siaurac with a wine tasting. Alternatively, cycle through the region or stay on board and enjoy an art class with a local artist. This afternoon, you may opt to enhance your culinary prowess in Scenic Culinaire.

Day 04

Médoc fe

Explore the Médoc wine route by either coach or e-bike and discover why this region is viewed as the world’s leading red wine producers. Afterwards, sample the region’s finest at a local Grand Cru Classé estate.


Set in spectacular surrounds in the Médoc countryside, Château d’Agassac dates back to the 13th century and is one of the oldest wine making establishments in the region. Soak in the ambience of this magnificent property as live musicians perform classical masterpieces for your exclusive enjoyment.

Day 05

Fort Médoc > Cadillac

Cruise past the picturesque landscapes of the Garonne River into Cadillac.

Day 06

Cadillac f

In the morning, venture to the Sauternes region for a wine tasting at the prestigious Château de Rayne Vigneau or cycle past rolling vineyards to the Grand Cru Classé estate of Château La Tour Blanche for a tasting. This afternoon, visit Roquetaillade Castle or cycle to Château Benauge. Alternatively, visit Château Toulouse Lautrec, the family home of the renowned artist.

Day 07

Bordeaux fe

Shop with a Chef at a local produce market and cook up a storm in Scenic Culinaire. Alternatively, enjoy a guided tour of Bordeaux or cycle around the historic city. Back on board enjoy a tasting of fresh oysters delivered straight from the waters of Arcachon Bay.


After the doors have closed to the public, you will be welcomed with a glass of Champagne to Les Bassins des Lumières, Bordeaux’s former submarine base, now an impressive digital art installation. Be treated to an exclusive show, customised and curated just for Scenic guests.

Day 08

Bordeaux > Bourg f

Journey to Arcachon for a walking tour. Alternatively, stay in Bordeaux and visit La Cité du Vin Museum or tour Bordeaux by motorbike, starting in the Chartrons district where you will see the Place de la Bourse and the Porte Cailhau.

Day 09

Bourg f

Discover the Carriages Museum in the enchanting Bourg Castle or spend a full day exploring the fortified town of Cognac with a tasting at the property of Rémy Martin.

Day 10

Blaye > Bordeaux f

Tour Blaye or take a more active walk through its citadel. Alternatively, join a 30 kilometre cycle along the Captain’s Road or explore the stunning fairytale Château de La Roche Courbon.

Day 11 Bordeaux

Disembark and transfer to the luxurious InterContinental Bordeaux – Le Grand Hotêl for your luxurious nights stay.

Day 12


Your transfer will seamlessly connect you to Bordeaux airport after your journey. Depart with memories that last a lifetime.


“What a great experience to shop with the chef at the market.”

Dorine T, Scenic Guest Shop with a Chef, Bordeaux
for life
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Remy Martin Estate, Cognac, France

Spectacular South of France

Recommended for culinary delights

Explore the gastronomic heart of France, Lyon, on this memorable journey. Discover the secrets of truffle hunting in Burgundy and savour an apéritif at Tournon Castle. Only with Scenic, enjoy a cooking class at a 3-star Michelin restaurant and be enthralled by an exclusive a capella choir performance at the grand Trinity Chapel.

Standard Suites from $7,395pp* Balcony Suites from $11,740pp* INCLUDES ECONOMY

11 Day river cruise
Avignon Viviers Lyon Tournus Tournon Arles 10 River cruise Cruise start/finish 1 Overnight stay
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UP TO $4,500 pp* towards Business Class flights BONUS luxury hotel night in LYON^ OR +

Day 01


Welcome to the gastronomic heart of France, Lyon. Upon your seamless transfer from Lyon airport, a transfer awaits to Scenic Sapphire.



Lyon > Chalon-sur-Saône f

Relax on board as you cruise the Saône River towards Chalon-sur-Saône. On arrival, explore Beaune, including a visit to Les Hospices de Beaune. Alternatively, visit Château Garnerot and taste some acclaimed wines or visit the photography museum.

Day 03

Tournus f

Tour Château de Cormatin or join highly trained hounds in locating French truffles before enjoying some samples. Alternatively, visit the restaurant of 3-star Michelin chef Georges Blanc for a cooking demonstration. Tonight, your highlight dinner will be created using regionally sourced truffles.

Day 04

Tournon f

Explore the riverside town of Tournon on foot or hike through the vines and enjoy a wine tasting. Alternatively, cycle along the Rhône.

This afternoon, toast to the beautiful scenery as you enjoy an apéritif on the terrace of Tournon Castle.

Day 05

Avignon fe

Take a walking tour of the magnificent city of Avignon, including entrance to the Popes’ Palace. Alternatively, join an excursion to the spectacular Pont du Gard or kayak along the Gardon River underneath the Pont du Gard. Enrich

Enjoy a truly unforgettable experience at the prestigious Palais des Papes. After the doors close to the general public, be treated to an exclusive dinner and classical concert.

Day 06

Avignon f

Shop with a Chef at a local market and cook up a storm in Scenic Culinaire or visit Roussillon including the Lavender Museum. Alternatively, visit the Luberon region, including Gordes and Sénanque Abbey or sample the celebrated wines of Châteauneuf-du-Pape.

Day 07

Arles f

Explore Arles including Arles Arena or visit Les Baux and the Carrières des Lumières, a former quarry turned impressive art installation. Alternatively, tour a charming family-run olive farm followed by a cooking class or join a cosmetics workshop at a local lavender farm.

Day 08

Viviers f

This morning, enjoy a walking tour of Viviers and admire the architectural treasures or learn about the French Resistance during World War II. Later, explore the Ardèche National Park including the Caverne du Pont-d’Arc Museum or discover the natural beauty of the Madeleine Caves. Alternatively, visit Grignan for a guided tour and visit the château.

Day 09

Lyon e

Take in the vistas of the Rhône River as you cruise towards the gastronomic heart of France, Lyon. Perhaps sharpen your skills in French cookery at a Scenic Culinaire lesson. Enrich

Tonight admire the beauty of one of the city’s greatest baroque buildings,

Trinity Chapel. Built in the 17th century, the interior is decadently covered in Carrera marble. As an exclusive experience with Scenic, join your fellow guests for a breathtaking acapella choir performance.

Day 10

Lyon f

Discover Lyon, including its secret passageways. Alternatively, learn about Lyon’s heritage in silk production during a silk painting workshop or walk the cobblestone paths of Pérouges. Tonight, indulge as a local pâtissier comes on board with a selection of their finest desserts.

Day 11


Depart after a wonderful farewell breakfast for the luxurious InterContinental Lyon - Hotel Dieu with stunning views of the Rhône River for your overnight stay.

Day 12


Your transfer awaits to Lyon airport, for your return home with stories for life.

“What an experience. The quartet was outstanding. Another Scenic extravaganza.”

Marlene A, Scenic Guest Scenic Enrich - Palais de Papes STORIES for life
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Roman Amphitheatre, Arles, France
Vernon Les Andelys Rouen Paris English Channel 10 La Roche-Guyon River cruise Cruise start/finish 1 Overnight stay
To book call 1300 520 878 | Visit | Contact your local Travel Advisor 10 Standard Suites from $7,595pp* Balcony Suites from $11,940pp* INCLUDES ECONOMY CLASS FLIGHTS* UP TO $4,500 pp* towards Business Class flights BONUS luxury hotel night in PARIS^ OR +
Caudebec-en-Caux Conflans

Day 01


Welcome to the beautiful city of Paris. You will be transferred to your Scenic river cruise.

Day 2

Les Andelys f

Explore Les Andelys by coach including Château Gaillard or join a hike with a difference to Château Gaillard. Alternatively, journey to Lyons la Forêt, one of the most beautiful villages of France.

Day 03

Rouen f

Enjoy a walking tour of Rouen and admire the city’s half-timbered houses and the historic Rouen Cathedral or learn about the Viking Warlord, Rollo ‘The Walker’. Alternatively, enjoy a photography tour of Rouen.

This afternoon you’ll gain fascinating insights of what it was like to be a soldier on the Western Front in an immersive on board presentation. Tonight, indulge as a local pâtissier comes on board with a selection of their finest desserts.

Day 04

Rouen f

Get a glimpse of what the Somme Battlefields might have been like for those caught up in the terrible World War I battle. Visit the Australian National Memorial, containing the Sir John Monash Centre, then after lunch visit the Lochnagar Crater before visiting Theipval Memorial and Caterpillar Valley Memorial or the Newfoundland Memorial Park. Alternatively, stay in Rouen and taste some of the region’s delicacies.

Day 05


Explore Honfleur on a walking tour and admire its’ quaint architecture and relaxed coastal atmosphere in what is described as France’s prettiest harbour. Tonight, gain an understanding of D-Day and the ensuing battles during an on board lecture.

Day 06

Honfleur f

Visit the historic Normandy beaches, the site of the D-Day landings that took place in June 1944. Explore the involvement of the united forces as you choose from a selection of historical sites. Alternatively, visit Bayeux and its’ famous tapestry.

Day 07

Honfleur > Caudebec-enCaux f

Visit Fécamp and its Benedictine Palace or learn tales of the French Resistance. Alternatively, travel Normandy’s Abbey Road or cycle to the charming village of Villequier and visit the Victor Hugo Museum.



Vernon fe

Journey by coach or e-bike to Giverny and visit Monet’s former residence and gardens. Many of the artist’s most famous artworks were inspired by this impressive location.

After exploring these spectacular gardens you may feel inspired to join a painting class on board this afternoon.


Experience the opulence and grandeur of yesteryear as you enjoy a classical concert performed by the region’s most reputable musicians at the spectacular Château de La Roche-Guyon.

Day 09

Conflans > Paris f

Discover the charms of Auvers-sur-Oise and see Vincent van Gogh’s room or visit the magnificent Chantilly Castle. Alternatively, admire spectacular scenery as you kayak along the River Oise.

Day 10

Paris f

Walk through the trendy Marais district with a resident or admire the extravagance of the famous Opera Garnier. Alternatively, see the highlights of Paris during a city tour or discover the 17th century estate of Château Vaux-le-Vicomte.

Day 11


Paris is the end of your cruise. Enjoy an overnight stay at the luxurious Sofitel Le Scribe Paris Opéra in the heart Paris where you can get an up close view of the Opéra Garnier, Place Vendôme and the most exclusive department stores.

Day 12


After a luxurious night’s sleep, your journey ends today when you will be transferred to Paris airport with wonderful memories to last a lifetime.

STORIES for life

“What can I add to the fabulous way in which Rollo interpreted this tour for us? Such a wealth of information. He made it interesting for all.”

Michel P, Scenic Guest Scenic FreechoiceGuided

tour of Rouen with Rollo the Viking
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Monet’s former residence and gardens, Giverny, France

All-Inclusive Ultra-Luxury Portugal River Cruising

Where time stands still

Be immersed in Portugal’s rich culture and traditions. Step back in time in villages that have preserved their distinctive culture and marvel at hilltop wine estates. Uncover World Heritage-listed sites and visit the ancient and intriguing city of Salamanca, just across the border in Spain.

The most all-inclusive luxury cruise on the Douro River

Scenic Space-Ship experience for up to 96 guests

Up to five dining experiences

All meals and beverages+

Spacious suites with butler service

Exclusive Scenic Enrich experiences

All Scenic Freechoice excursions included

Return airport transfers in Portugal

All tipping and gratuities

Mateus Palace Vila Real, Portugal
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Experience the heart and soul of Portugal as you cruise through the Douro Valley. From world-famous port wine to vibrant painted towns, uncover authentic traditions on an unforgettable journey.

Natural Wonders

Experience the enchanting Douro Valley, where vine-covered slopes and timeless villages create a memorable backdrop. From the breathtaking Paiva walkways to kayaking along the Pinhão River and admiring the vineyards lining the waterways, be immersed in the captivating nature around you.

Authentic Culture

Embrace the soul of Iberian culture, from learning the art of painting Portugal’s iconic blue tiles to witnessing a vibrant Spanish flamenco performance. Marvel at the breathtaking São Francisco Church during an exclusive classical concert. The colorful houses and traditional boats of Aveiro, along with its friendly locals, will further enrich your journey.

Culinary Treasures

The way to locals hearts is through their iconic cuisine, where every taste tells a story of tradition and passion. Indulge in delightful tastings at the birthplace of world-famous port wine. Taste the delicious Bola pastry and explore a selection of rich olives, cheeses, and smoked hams on a Salamanca market tour showcasing the best of Spanish flavours.

Aveiro, Portugal Quinta Aveleda, Portugal Scenic Azure, Douro Valley
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Kayaking, Pinhão River, Portugal

Unforgettable Douro with Lisbon

A truly timeless place

Flowing through rugged landscapes, the Douro River whispers tales of resilience and beauty. From an engaging port wine blending class to kayaking on the Pinhão River, and an exclusive concert at the iconic São Francisco Church, this journey is filled with awe-inspiring moments.

14 day river cruise with Lisbon extension (LDOU)

Standard Suites from $10,810pp*

Balcony Suites from $14,220pp*

11 day river cruise (DOUR)

Standard Suites from $9,195pp*

Balcony Suites from $12,605pp*

14 Day river cruise & tour Lisbon > Porto Portugal Spain Vega de Terron Entreos-Rios
Regua Pinhão Pocinho Ucanha Varosa Valley Tarouca Porto 10
River cruise Cruise start/finish 1
stay Land
Cable Car, Porto, Portugal
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INCLUDES ECONOMY CLASS FLIGHTS* UP TO $3,000 pp* towards Business Class flights OR

Day 01


Welcome to Lisbon, the capital of Portugal and one of the oldest cities in Western Europe. Meet your Tour Director for your three night escorted pre-cruise extension in Lisbon.

Day 02

Lisbon f

Your first morning in Lisbon starts with a guided tour. The city has a long and fascinating history; founded in 1200BC, it was almost completely rebuilt after a devastating earthquake in 1755.

Inclusions: Breakfast

Day 03


Today is yours to enjoy. Perhaps hop aboard the number 28 tram, which winds through the city’s narrowest streets, or head for the Museum of Art, Architecture, and Technology (MAAT). This evening join your Tour Director and fellow guests for a delicious dinner.

Inclusions: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 04

Lisbon > Porto

After breakfast, say farewell to Lisbon and travel north to the city of Porto. Its colourful, World Heritage-listed city centre overlooks the mouth of the Douro River and it’s here that you’ll board your luxurious Scenic Space-Ship for your river cruise.

Inclusions: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 05

Porto f

Discover the historic treasures of Porto, including a visit to Palacio da Bolsa or join an active walking tour that includes a cable car ride allowing you to see Porto from a different perspective.

Day 06

Entre-os-Rios > Regua f

Tour Guimarães, the seat of the first King of Portugal, and visit the impressive Ducal Palace or explore Paiva walkways located along the Paiva River. Alternatively, enjoy a tasting at the fairytale property of Quinta da Aveleda. Later, cruise to Regua where you’ll visit the Douro Museum. Overlooking the Douro River, the Douro Museum is the perfect location for an afternoon cocktail reception.

Day 07

Regua f

This morning, discover the captivating Varosa Valley and visit the charming village of Tarouca where you’ll explore the restored Monastery of Saint John of Tarouca. En route, walk the fortified bridge of Ucanha, Portugal’s first toll bridge.

This afternoon you may choose to tour the elegant town of Lamego or enjoy a guided visit of Mateus Palace. Alternatively, enjoy a port wine blending class at a local estate.

Day 08

Regua > Vega de Terron

Enjoy a full day cruising the Douro Valley’s spectacular Vinhateiro wine growing region before being introduced to Spanish culture during a passionate flamenco performance.

Day 09

Vega de Terron f

Take your time absorbing the Spanish city of Salamanca or visit the Portuguese village of Freixo de Espada à Cinta for a guided tour and visit to their silk museum.



Pocinho > Pinhão f

Visit the award-winning Côa Valley Museum and enjoy a pre-historic workshop. Alternatively, join the Tastes of the Côa Valley excursion and visit Casa Painova for a sweet almond workshop and a tasting of their almond, olive and fruit products.

Day 11

Pinhão f

Explore the remarkable village of Provesende, showcasing the Portugal of yesteryear, and gain an insight into the locals’ way of life.

Later today, visit a local estate for a tasting of their famous export or take a walk through the hillside vineyard for a tasting among the vines. Alternatively, kayak along the Pinhão River.

Day 12

Pinhão > Porto e

Having spent the previous days discovering the treasures of the region, enjoy an exclusive Douro Valley wine review on board.


The sheer beauty of São Francisco Church is sure to impress. Located in the UNESCO recognised historic centre of Porto, the façade is a mix of Gothic and Baroque architecture, while the interior glows with intricate wood carvings swathed in gold. Immerse yourself in the atmosphere as you witness a spectacular private concert.



Porto f

Visit Vila Nova de Gaia, for a tasting of the region’s famed drop in one of Porto’s most renowned port wine aging cellars or take in a round of golf on one of the region’s popular courses. Alternatively, join an excursion to Aveiro for a guided tour including a cruise through this historic and colourful city.

Day 14


Your cruise concludes after breakfast as you’re transferred to Porto airport, taking with you memories that will last a lifetime.

“Absolutely marvellous experience. A highlight of the trip.”

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Gillian P, Scenic Guest Scenic Enrich – São Francisco Church, Porto, Portugal

Terms and Conditions:

*Super Earlybird Offers are based on per person, twin share in AUD and correct as 20/05/2024 based on Category E: BOD151025.1, FRAC060425.1, SEI051025.1, DOUR081125.1 and LDOU261025.1A. Balcony suites based on Category C: BOD151025.1, FRAC051025.1, SEI051025.1, DOUR081125.1 and LDOU261025.1A. Valid for new bookings until sold out and subject to availability. Full payment is due 10 months prior to travel or within 7 days if booking within 10 months. Once sold out or if full payment is not received the standard offer will apply. Flight Offers: Flight offers are based on brochured journey dates and routing, airline and specific booking class of Scenic’s choosing and must be booked by Scenic. Any deviations to brochured journey dates or route may incur a surcharge. Economy Flights Included Economy Class flights included with SQ up to W class. Offer available on select cruises and departure dates, applicable to all suites and subject to availability. Business Class Flight Credit up to $4,500 per person applicable to Sapphire and Diamond decks on selected Europe River Cruises of 11 days or longer. Offers can be combined with a single travel voucher per person. ^France Bonus Accommodation Offer: Offer is strictly limited and for new France 2025 bookings only on select cruises. Complimentary hotel night will be accommodated at a hotel of Scenic choice and is only valid on set dates in association with selected tour. Complimentary night must be used as a post tour accommodation (or pre tour accommodation for FCCC.1 cruises) as booked by Scenic. Free night is based on Scenic’s contracted rate, any surcharges applied by the hotel are payable by the guests. Offer is combinable with Earlybirds, Super Earlybirds, welcome home discounts and information session discounts but not combinable with any other offer. Offer is valid to 30 September 2024, unless sold out earlier. Offer cannot be substituted for cash value. These terms and conditions are additional to the full terms and conditions at ABN 85 002 715 602. +All beverages are included except for a small number of fine and vintage wines, Champagnes and spirits.

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