Sensational Seine & Bordeaux Sojourn

From Paris to Bordeaux, take in the beauty of France over 15 days on this luxury river cruise across three rivers. Visit wineries and soak up the history.

15 Days
Paris to Bordeaux
From (AUD)
$ 12,080
Dates & Pricing

2020 Paris > Bordeaux

Tour Map
Tour Code:
SNBR
Duration:
15 days
Departure City:
Paris
Return City:
Bordeaux

Selected Itinerary

15 Day Itinerary

  1. Day 1 - Paris

    Welcome to Paris. Enjoy a welcome dinner before cruising out of Paris with the beautiful city as a backdrop.

    Meals Included: Dinner

  2. Day 2 - Conflans

    This morning we arrive into the charming medieval town of Conflans, with its distinctive barge houses docked within easy reach of the quaint main square.

    Freechoice

    Discover the charms of Auvers-sur-Oise and see Vincent van Gogh’s room, or step inside the magnificent Chantilly Castle for a guided tour of this remarkable château, set amid beautiful parklands.

    This afternoon, enjoy the amenities of your luxurious Scenic Space-Ship. Perhaps relax on the Sun Deck with a drink in hand and enjoy the scenery as you cruise past charming riverside villages, or take the opportunity to visit the Wellness Centre.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  3. Day 3 - Rouen

    Freechoice

    Enjoy a walking tour of Rouen, the capital of the Normandy region. Take in the famous sites of Joan of Arc and the historic Rouen Cathedral. Walk the winding medieval laneways and admire the city’s half-timbered houses. Alternatively, join a guided cycling tour along the Seine River to the beautiful 19th century botanical gardens that boast a number of exotic and rare plants.

    This afternoon we set sail to the picturesque coastal village of Honfleur.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  4. Day 4 - Honfleur

    Freechoice

    Walk the historic Normandy beaches, the site of the D-Day landings, before visiting the Landing Museum at Arromanches. You’ll be struck by the sombre ambience surrounding the 9,387 graves of the Normandy Cemetery. From here you have two options, take a moment to reflect on the momentous impact of that day, as you look out from your hilltop position above Omaha Beach or visit the Juno Beach Centre, a museum that focuses on the Canadian war effort. Alternatively, take the opportunity to explore Honfleur, with its quaint architecture, relaxed coastal atmosphere and colourful fishing boats bobbing up and down on its waters.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  5. Day 5 - Honfleur > Caudebec-en-Caux

    Freechoice

    Visit Fécamp and its mighty palace. Situated in spectacular surrounds, the city’s natural setting contrasts perfectly with its architectural centrepiece, the Benedictine Palace. Or travel through picturesque landscapes that were once dotted with over 100 abbeys. Along the way, visit some of the incredible abbeys still standing and in operation.

    Back on board your Cruise Director will organise a special treat for you, with a tasting of Calvados, a locally produced Apple Brandy.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  6. Day 6 - Vernon

    In a region rich in visual treasures, it’s easy to understand why this part of France inspired paintings by many of history’s most famous artists.

    Freechoice

    Visit Giverny and Monet’s former residence and gardens. Admire the beauty of the landscape as you walk the paths exploding with colour and life. Or, if you’re feeling more adventurous, you can explore by bike, with a self-guided cycling tour to Giverny.

    Enrich

    Built into a steep rock face overlooking the mighty Seine River and the small village bearing the same name, Château de La Roche-Guyon is a sight to behold. The château dates back to medieval times and you’ll experience the opulence and grandeur of yesteryear as you enjoy a live classical concert.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  7. Day 7 - Paris

    Choose to spend time exploring France’s most celebrated city or embark on a discovery beyond the city limits.

    Freechoice

    Shop with a Chef when you visit one of Paris’ local food markets and enjoy exquisite tastings, or walk through the trendy Marais district with a resident expert and hear tales that only the locals know. Alternatively, you may wish to explore beyond Paris and tour the 17th century estate of Château Vaux-le-Vicomte, Louis XIV’s inspiration for the Palace of Versailles. Featured in the James Bond movie Moonraker, the Palace of Vicomte has been leaving visitors in awe of its magnificence for centuries.

    With remarkable attractions at every turn, you’ll have a chance to explore Paris at leisure this afternoon.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  8. Day 8 - 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

  9. Day 9 - 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.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  10. Day 10 - Libourne

    Freechoice

    Enjoy a guided tour of Libourne and view its quaint 16th century town-houses and Gothic church. Alternatively, explore the estate of Château de La Rivière for a wine tasting, 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. Perhaps join your on board culinary team for a cooking lesson in Scenic Culinaire this afternoon.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  11. Day 11 - 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.

    This afternoon you’ll have the opportunity to enjoy a masterclass in Scenic Culinaire or relax as we cruise to Pauillac.

    Enrich

    Set in spectacular surrounds in the Médoc countryside, Château d’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

  12. Day 12 - 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 one of its spectacular estates. 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 see the immense WWII oil tanks. Alternatively visit a local estate, and learn its fascinating history while sampling some of the extraordinary wines produced on site.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  13. Day 13 - 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

  14. Day 14 - 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.

    Back on board, your Cruise Director will organise a special treat for you, with a tasting of fresh oysters delivered straight from the waters of Arcachon Bay. Then, spend the afternoon at leisure in Bordeaux before a special dinner on board showcasing regional delicacies.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  15. Day 15 - Bordeaux

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

    Meals Included: Breakfast

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