Bordeaux Affair

Experience all-inclusive luxury on an 8-day round-trip cruise from Bordeaux. Visit Saint-Emilion, Médoc & Cadillac with enchanting castles & idyllic vistas.
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Destination & Sightseeing

ITINERARY

Bordeaux
Welcome to Bordeaux, a city of wine, history and spectacular architecture. On arrival, your friendly crew will welcome you aboard the luxurious Scenic Diamond for your seven night cruise.

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 highlight.

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 foiegras tasting at a local farm. Perhaps join your on board culinary team for a cooking lesson in Scenic Culinaire this afternoon.

Blaye
Discover the remarkable Blaye region today. Freechoice: Stroll through the town on a guided tour, or take an active walk through the Citadel of Blaye. Alternatively, join a 30 kilometre roundtrip cycle along the Captain’s Road. Perhaps join your on board culinary team for a cooking lesson in Scenic Culinaire this afternoon. Enrich Set in spectacular surrounds in the Médoc countryside, Château d’Agassac is truly enchanting. Soak in the ambience while live musicians perform classical masterpieces for your exclusive enjoyment.

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 Château Eyquem and learn its fascinating history while sampling some of the extraordinary wines produced on site.

Cadillac
Freechoice: Venture into the Sauternes region for a delicious wine tasting at the prestigious Château de Rayne Vigneau, or cycle through the rolling vineyards of Sauternes to taste the exquisite Grand Cru Classé wines of Château Lafaurie Peyraguey. 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.

Bordeaux
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. Alternatively, for the more energetic, cycle the historic regions of Bordeaux. Back on board, enjoy a tasting of fresh oysters delivered straight from the waters of Arcachon Bay.

Bordeaux
Disembark and transfer after breakfast to Bordeaux airport with memories of a truly unforgettable journey. This itinerary is a guide only and may be amended for operational reasons such as high and low water. As such, the cruise may operate altered from that stated above. Please note: Preview itinerary subject to change.

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