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Bordeaux Sojourn

French river cruising has never been more elegant with wine tasting, and visits to vineyards & castles. Discover the best of Bordeaux on a 9 day cruise.

9 Day
From (AUD)
$ 5,920
  • 2019 Paris > Bordeaux

    Vive la Bordeaux

    French river cruising has never been more elegant or refined than on a cruise through the beautiful Bordeaux region.

    Begin your journey in Paris before embarking on your wonderful cruise through Bordeaux. Sample Grand Cru Class wine, delight in a classical concert in Château Agassac or get lost in the wonder of medieval villages. You can relax on board your Scenic Space-Ship, content in the knowledge that there is sure to be yet another wondrous experience waiting to greet you at the next port.

    Tour Code:

    PBOR

    Duration:

    9 Days

    Departure City:

    Paris

    Return City:

    Bordeaux

  • 9 Day Itinerary

    • Day 1 - Welcome to Paris

      Celebrate the start of your holiday at your luxurious hotel where you will meet your Tour Director at a welcome reception tonight.

    • Day 2 - Paris > Bordeaux

      Travel in style aboard the TGV rail to Bordeaux. On arrival, your friendly crew will welcome you aboard the luxurious Scenic Diamond for your seven night cruise.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

    • Day 3 - Bordeaux > Saint-Émilion

      Enjoy a pleasant morning cruise on the Dordogne River to Libourne. While cruising, perhaps try your hand at a masterclass in French cuisine in Scenic Culinaire. Spend the afternoon in the nearby town of Saint-Émilion, an absolute visual feast and the jewel of this ancient wine growing region. You’ll also get to explore the underground catacombs of the Monolithic Church – a true trip highlight.

      Sundowners

      Celebrate the 2000-year history of wine by enjoying a glass at the estate of Château de la Rivière. Surrounded by the vines, mingle with newfound friends, explore the spectacular property or discover the artistic heritage of this region and admire a local artist painting the stunning landscape using paint made from the wine grown on the estate.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 4 - Libourne
      Freechoice

      Enjoy a guided tour of Libourne and view its quaint 16th century town-houses and Gothic church. Alternatively, explore the exquisite estate of Château Franc Mayne and taste its Grand Cru Class wine, or view the eclectic city of Bergerac and enjoy a foie gras tasting at a charming local farm.

      Cruise the tranquil waters of the Dordogne River before you glide across the wide expanse of the mighty Gironde Estuary bound for Blaye. This afternoon perhaps join your on board culinary team for a cooking lesson in Scenic Culinaire.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 5 - Blaye

      Discover the remarkable Blaye region today.

      Freechoice

      Stroll through the Citadel of Blaye or take an active walk through the town. Alternatively, join a 30 kilometre roundtrip cycle along the Captain’s Road. You’ll have the opportunity to enjoy a masterclass in Scenic Culinaire or relax as we cruise to Pauillac.

      Enrich

      Set in the spectacular surrounds in the Médoc countryside, Château Agassac is truly enchanting. Dating back to the 13th century, the château is one of the oldest winemaking establishments in the region and is the venue for your unforgettable classical concert this evening. Soak in the ambience while live musicians perform classical masterpieces for your exclusive enjoyment.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 6 - Médoc
      Freechoice

      This morning, immerse yourself in the scenic Médoc wine region and discover why it is regarded as the world’s leading red wine producer, then sample the region’s finest at Château Gruaud-Larose estate. Or, cycle throughout this beautiful region stopping along the way for a wine tasting.

      Freechoice

      This afternoon discover the Carriages Museum in the enchanting Bourg Castle, including a walk through the 16th century passageway to the guards rooms and immense WWII oil tanks. Alternatively visit Serisier Estate, constructed in the early 16th century, and learn the fascinating history of the estate while sampling some of the extraordinary wines produced on site.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 7 - Cadillac
      Freechoice

      Venture into the Sauternes region for a tasting of the prestigious Château Guiraud dessert wines. Or cycle through the rolling vineyards of Sauternes to taste the exquisite Grand Cru Class wines of Château Myrat. Alternatively, take a walking tour of Cadillac including a visit to Château de Cadillac,
      a truly beautiful château that dates back to the 15th century.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 8 - Bordeaux

      Today, discover the World Heritage-listed city of Bordeaux with its idyllic boulevards and architecture.

      Freechoice

      Shop with a Chef at a local food market before cooking up a storm during your exclusive cooking lesson in Scenic Culinaire. Or enjoy a guided tour of Bordeaux. For the more energetic, cycle the historic regions of Bordeaux, passing the Royal Gate, the Palais Rohan and through public gardens back to the luxury of your 5-star floating hotel.

      Enjoy an afternoon at leisure in Bordeaux before a special dinner on board showcasing regional delicacies.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 9 - Bordeaux

      Disembark and transfer after breakfast to Bordeaux airport with memories of a truly unforgettable journey.

      Meals included: Breakfast

  • Tour inclusions

    All-inclusive highlights
    • 5-star Scenic Space-Ship featuring Scenic Sun Lounges
    • 1 exclusive Scenic Enrich experience
    • Scenic Culinaire
    • Your choice of 16 Scenic Freechoice activities
    • 1 Scenic Sundowners event
    • Up to five on board dining options, from casual to fine dining
    • 21 meals – 8 breakfasts (B), 6 lunches (L) and 7 dinners (D)
    • Complimentary beverages all day throughout your cruise
    • Butler service for all guests throughout your cruise
    • Exclusive Scenic Tailormade available throughout your cruise
    • The freedom of our e-bikes – electronically assisted bicycles
    • Cruise Director to guide and assist
    • Expert local guides
    • Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout your cruise
    • All tipping and gratuities