Beautiful Bordeaux 2019 Scenic River Cruise
The name Bordeaux has always evoked impressions of quiet sensual pleasure, where the civil and the natural coexist in easy harmony, and wine lovers are free to engage their favourite pastime - savouring the world's finest wines. In fact, the reality of Bordeaux is not that different from the romantic impression people have of it. Extraordinary landscapes, delicious fare, prepared with a finesse characteristic of the French, wine making that has been refined to an art, and a wealth of historical riches, from elegant chateaux to churches that have been around longer than most of the new world. Visit Grand Cru Class wine estates, explore the Cognac region and sample its famous brandy, or fresh oysters from the waters of Arcachon Bay. You'll find that beautiful Bordeaux is everything you imagined it to be, and more.
Choose from a selection of ways to travel to Bordeaux, all of which are included at no supplement. Pick from one of up to 14 UK regional airports or travel direct from London Gatwick. If you’d prefer not to fly, why not take advantage of our Eurostar No Fly option at no extra cost? Travel Standard Premier Class aboard the Eurostar from St.Pancras International to Paris and on to Bordeaux. Welcome to Bordeaux. Raise a glass at this evening’s welcome reception
Enjoy a cruise along the Dordogne River to Libourne. Perhaps join a masterclass in French cuisine in Scenic Culinaire. Spend the afternoon in Saint-Émilion, exploring the underground catacombs of the Monolithic Church.
Sundowners: Celebrate the two thousand-year history of wine with a glass at the exclusive estate of Château Siaurac.
Awake to charming vistas over historic Libourne.
Freechoice: Enjoy a guided tour of Libourne or sample the Grand Cru Class wines at the estate of Château Franc Mayne. Alternatively, visit the city of Bergerac and enjoy foie gras tasting. Cruise to Pauillac this afternoon and join a cooking class in Scenic Culinaire
Learn of Médoc's red wine production and sample the region’s finest at the Château Gruaud-Larose estate, or take a bike to Château Lagrange.
Enrich: You’ll be escorted to18th Century Château Giscours to enjoy an unforgettable four-course dinner with Grand Cru Class wines and live music
Soak in the Garonne River as we spend a day cruising into Cadillac. Scenic Culinaire will offer cooking classes en route. Enjoy fabulous entertainment on board this evening
Venture into the Sauternes region to taste the Château Guiraud dessert wines, or cycle through the vineyards of Sauternes to taste the Grand Cru Class wines of Château Myrat.
Freechoice: Join an on board cooking class, or tour Roquetaillade Castle. Alternatively, discover the Medieval village of Saint Macaire, or enjoy a roundtrip hike from Cadillac to Loupiac.
Freechoice: Shop with a Chef before a cooking class, join a tour of Bordeaux, or cycle the historic regions of Bordeaux. Then, enjoy an afternoon at leisure. Enjoy tonight, as a local soloist performs on board.
This morning, discover the beachside area of Arcachon.
Freechoice: On board, enjoy a chocolate and wine event, visit a bird reserve, climb Europe’s largest sand dune, or join a walking tour of Arcachon.
Today explore the unique northern shores of the Gironde Estuary.
Freechoice: Visit Bourg Castle, or visit the property of Rémy Martin. This afternoon, cruise to Blaye.
Freechoice: Explore Blaye, or cycle the Captain’s Road. Sail to Bordeaux and celebrate at the captain’s farewell
After breakfast, transfer to Bordeaux airport for your return journey home.
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- Savings of up to £3,000 per couple
- Free Fast Track Security Pass and Free Airport lounge pass
- Fly from a selection of up to 6 UK airports or travel via Standard Premier Eurostar with upgrades available
- 10 nights on board a 5-star Scenic Space-Ship
- 29 meals – 10 breakfasts, 9 lunches and 10 dinners
- Butler service for all guests
- Laundry concierge
- Complimentary premium branded beverages all day, everyday†
- Six dining options, from casual to fine dining
- Exclusive Scenic Tailormade GPS for self-guided touring
- Authentic local entertainment
- Cruise Directors to guide and assist
- Expert local guides
- Exclusive Scenic Culinaire
- Complimentary Wi-Fi internet
- Return airport transfer
- No hidden extras whatsoever