Oct 14, 2015

Scenic heads to Bordeaux with Jamie Durie on Getaway

Tune in to Getaway over the next three weeks as Jamie Durie joins Scenic on a luxury river cruise through beautiful Bordeaux. The Nine Network will be screening three full half hour episodes on Saturday 17, 24 and 31 October.

Join Jamie as he explores the medieval town of Cadillac before touring the architectural jewel of Roquetaillade Castle. Next he heads to the prestigious Château Guiraud in Sauternes, one of the many Grand Cru wineries on this river cruise. This is followed by a visit to the picturesque town of Saint-Émilion home to the iconic Monolithic Church. This episode concludes with Jamie enjoying Scenic’s exclusive Sundowners event.

The following week Jamie ventures to the fortified town of Cognac, a renowned centre for the production of the finest brandies, later stopping at a local ethical farm for a foie gras tasting. After a 30km cycle ride along the Captain’s Road from Bourg to Blaye, he enjoys a well earned wine tasting of the ultimate wines that this region has to offer at the exclusive estate of Château Gruaud-Larose, before heading to the spectacular Médoc countryside to the opulent Château Giscours for an unforgettable Scenic Enrich experience.

The last instalment begins with a tour of Bordeaux plus Jamie gets to ‘Shop with a Chef’ at one of the city’s impressive food markets. This is followed by a trip to Arcachon on France’s western coastline where Jamie discovers the local culinary delights – oysters. The episode wraps up at Dune du Pilat, Europe’s largest sand dune with expansive panoramas across the Atlantic.

Scenic is giving viewers the opportunity to win an 11 Day Breathtaking Bordeaux river cruise for two departing 3 October 2016, worth $21,900. Included in the prize is return economy airfares from Australia and all activities, sightseeing and exclusive events. Tune in for more informatinon on how to to enter the competition, starting Saturday 17 October and closing on Sunday 25 October at 11.59pm (AEST).

To enjoy some of the highlights of a luxury Bordeaux river cruise with Scenic, sit down to Getaway on Channel 9 and WIN/NBN, repeated on GEM on Sunday. Check your local guide for more information.