Taste of Bordeaux 2020 AmaWaterways River Cruise

Travel to France’s legendary wine capital, Bordeaux. Iconic châteaux, timeless vineyards and delicious wine tastings are plentiful as you visit Libourne, Blaye, Bourg, Pauillac and Cadillac. This trip is a must for anyone interested in the best of French culture, lifestyle, wine and food.

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Bordeaux

Itinerary

Welcome to Bordeaux, where you’ll board your luxurious river cruise ship
Meals included: Dinner

Take in the romance of Bordeaux as you pass iconic sights on a scenic morning cruise. Later in the day, dock in Libourne, a gateway to one of Bordeaux’s most elite wine regions. Join an excursion to Saint Émilion, known for its celebrated vineyards, and while here, explore the monolithic church carved out of one piece of limestone rock, and then go under the church to discover its catacombs and caves. Afterwards, enjoy a Grand Cru Classé wine tasting at either Château de Ferrand or Château de Pressac. If you prefer a more active adventure, pedal through the vineyard-rich countryside to Saint-Émilion and then to Château Soutard for a Grand Cru Classé wine tasting. You can also choose to tour the magnificent Château Vayres, one of the most prestigious historic buildings of Aquitaine.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Stroll through the colorful, open-air market, tasting some of the region’s specialties. Or, you can get your heart pumping by venturing deeper into town on an invigorating bike tour or hiking through one of Libourne’s renowned vineyards. Later in the day, set sail for Blaye, where you’ll enjoy an evening at your leisure.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Once in Blaye, you can join a tour of its 17th-century citadel, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. For a more active excursion, take a bike ride around Blaye. Later in the day, you can choose to bike from Blaye through the idyllic French countryside to Bourg. While in the ancient village of Bourg, take a walking tour and visit the Carriage Museum, which houses a wonderful collection of horse-drawn vehicles. Later in the day, experience the hospitality of this charming medieval village with an exclusive wine festival. Meet the local wine growers and taste the fruits of their labors as well as enjoy live French music and dancing.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Pauillac, a lovely village on the Left Bank of the Gironde Estuary, is gateway to the famed Médoc region, renowned for producing some of the world’s finest Bordeaux wines. You will see some of the most beautiful and famous wine estates, including Château Latour, Château Mouton Rothschild, Château Lafite Rothschild and Château Pichon Longueville. You’ll then visit either Château Gruaud Larose or Château Léoville Poyferré for a tasting of Grand Cru wines.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.

Visit the impressive Castle of Roquetaillade, an amazingly preserved masterpiece of medieval military architecture owned by the same noble family for 700 years. Next, travel to the Sauternes wine region to either Chateau de Rayne Vigneau or Chateau Guiraud to taste the highly prized golden-hued sweet wines produced here. In the evening, enjoy a spectacular illumination cruise, gazing at the iconic structures of Bordeaux as they glow against the night sky.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

The breathtaking capital of the wine world, Bordeaux is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and classified as a “City of Art and History.” You’ll have an opportunity to experience much of the rich culture and architecture on a city tour followed by a visit to the immersive and interactive Bordeaux Wine Museum, housed in an awe-inspiring building. Bike enthusiasts will wish to join a tour along the city’s amazing network of bicycle paths.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Disembark after breakfast on board and transfer to the airport for your flight to the UK.
Meals included: Breakfast

Price Guide

Date Price (pp)
19 March 2020 £2,399
09 April 2020 £2,819
16 April 2020 £2,899
23 April 2020 £2,449
30 April 2020 £2,899
07 May 2020 £2,899
14 May 2020 £2,899
04 June 2020 £2,899
11 June 2020 £3,119
18 June 2020 £2,899
25 June 2020 £2,899
02 July 2020 £3,119
09 July 2020 £3,119
16 July 2020 £2,749
23 July 2020 £3,489 Cat C French Balcony
06 August 2020 £2,749
13 August 2020 £2,749
20 August 2020 £2,749
27 August 2020 £2,969
03 September 2020 £2,969
10 September 2020 £3,189
17 September 2020 £2,969
01 October 2020 £3,169
08 October 2020 £2,899
15 October 2020 £2,819
22 October 2020 £2,599
29 October 2020 £3,189 Cat B French Balcony
05 November 2020 £2,379
12 November 2020 £2,639 Cat B French Balcony

Extend Your Cruise

Extend your stay, pre or post cruise, with these great value cruise extensions! Simply give our award winning team a call for full details on 0800 810 8220

  • 2 night pre cruise stay in Bilbao & San Sebastian plus 2 night post cruise stay in Loire Valley & Paris Charles De Gaulle from £1,778pp

What's Included

  • Save up to £1,500 per stateroom if booked by 1st September 2019
  • 7 nights luxury accommodation on board AmaDolce
  • Non UK Transfers
  • All local taxes
  • La Chaîne des Rôtisseurs exclusive dining experience
  • Immersive tours in every destination
  • Entertainment on Demand system featuring, movies, TV shows, news and music
  • Bottled water replenished daily
  • Personalized service from a highly trained Cruise Manager during both cruise and land programs
  • Internet and Wi-Fi access
  • Daily entertainment including cultural performances
  • Regionally inspired cuisine made with locally sourced ingredients
  • Captain’s Welcome Cocktail and Dinner
  • Unlimited fine wine, beer and soft drinks with lunch and dinner
  • Unlimited sparkling wine and fresh juice with breakfast
  • Sip & Sail Daily Cocktail Hour with complimentary wine, beer, spirits and soft drinks
  • Tapas, sandwiches, snacks and refreshments served daily in the Main Lounge