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Bordeaux river cruises

A history dating back 2,000 years, home to more appellations than any wine region in France, producing over 900 million bottles a year, welcome to Bordeaux

From its source in the Pyrenees, the Garonne River flows through the fertile farmland and vineyards of Bordeaux on its way to the Gironde estuary and the Atlantic Ocean. Unfolding on either side of the Garonne, Bordeaux is effectively divided into two equal portions — the left bank, Cours Victor Hugo, and the right bank, Quartier de la Bastide.

Discover Bordeaux at its finest on an exclusive Scenic river cruise, and look forward to cruising this majestic French river in exceptional luxury whilst discovering a side of Bordeaux no accessible to the ordinary traveller.

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For the Love of Wine

The Bordeaux wine region is an idyllic getaway for wine connoisseurs and novice alike. With 36 districts what better way to immerse yourself in the lifeblood of the region, than during fascinating perusals of picturesque vineyards, enjoying intermittent tasters.

Libourne
Near to Libourne is Saint-Émilion, the 'jewel of this ancient wine-growing region'. Its home to Château Franc Mayne, where guests will enjoy tasting the estate's Grand Cru Classé wine.

Médoc
In the Médoc, guests can visit Château Gruaud-Larose estate, which is considered one of Médoc;s greatest vineyards, having introduced sustainable viticultural practices, like banning pesticides.

Sauternes
And, for dessert, head to the Sauternes region and try Château Guiraud's delicious Premier Grand Cru Classé wine in the spectacular surroundings.

To help you learn more about French wines, we've enlisted wine expert Susy Atkins to discover her favourite French wines and where they originate.

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La Différence Française - with Scenic

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Experience a side to Bordeaux not accessable to the ordinary traveller with Scenic Enrich experiences and Scenic Freechoice excursions taking you to the very heart of local French culture, and they’re all included in the total price of your luxury Bordeaux river cruise.

  • Scenic Enrich - Château d'Agassac
    One of the oldest wine-making establishments in the region will open its doors to Scenic guests, for a private classical concert.
  • Scenic Sundowners - Chateau de La Riviere
    Celebrate the 2,000 year history of wine, with a glass as the sun sets over this spectacular property.
  • Scenic Culinaire - Scenic Diamond
    Immerse yourself in the delights of French gastronomy in our bespoke on board cooking area, taught by experts, featuring the finest local ingredients.

Sailing the Bordeaux region on board Scenic Diamond

Our Scenic Diamond Space-Ships have been redesigned to bring revolutionary levels of luxury to the river to the rivers of France. Seeking out the finest materials and innovative technologies, Scenic Diamond affords the very best travel experience on the waterways around Bordeaux.

As part of our design overhaul we’ve opened up public spaces and added new innovative features, including a Salt Therapy Lounge to enhance our exquisite Wellness Area, the first of its type to grace the waters of France. Futhermore, our bigger and better gym boasts a range of excellent equipment, and a Vitality Pool on the Sun Deck provides a truly indulgent setting from which to enjoy a drink.

One of the main highlights of the updated vessel is the all-new one-bedroom Royal Owner's Suites. A first for the Scenic Space-Ship fleet, these huge 47 square metre suites are the biggest ever offered on European waters. Home to a vast living space, perfectly proportioned bedroom, en-suite bathroom and large private balcony, these suites on the Diamond Deck are the ultimate in luxury.

Another highlight and most innovative feature is our exclusive cooking experience, Scenic Culinaire. A specially designed area where guests can participate in on board cooking classes, taught by our experts.

We're delighted that the Scenic Sapphire and Scenic Diamond Space-Ships have been awarded Editors' Pick 'Best River Cruise Ship Refurbishment' in 2017 by Cruise Critic.

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Our Bordeaux River Cruises

2019 France River Cruises

The great Bordeaux foodie cruise with Gregg Wallace

8 days
Bordeaux > Bordeaux
from £2,495
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Rhine Highlights

8 days
Basel > Amsterdam
Journey from the majestic Alps of Switzerland all the way to the famous and romantic canals of Amsterdam on this 8 day tour and cruise along the Rhine.
from £2,995 £1,995

Highlights of Normandy & the Seine

8 days
Paris > Paris
Cruise the sensational Seine on our 8-day round-trip from Paris. Explore magnificent châteaux, quaint sea side towns and the heart-warming war memorials.
from £3,320 £2,470
Save up to £1,000 per person

Idyllic Rhone

8 days
Chalon-sur-Saone > Tarascon
Enjoy the cuisines & delights of France as you cruise the Rhone river. Board in Chalon-sur-Saône, where a world of wonder awaits you in the days ahead.
from £3,320 £2,970
Save up to £1,000 per person

Normandy & Gems of the Seine

11 days
Paris > Paris
Cruise along the Seine on an 11 day journey from Paris to Honfleur. Tour the historic Normandy beaches and visit Giverny where you can see Monet's gardens.
from £3,495 £3,145
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Beautiful Bordeaux

11 days
Bordeaux > Bordeaux
On this 11-day Beautiful Bordeaux river cruise, visit stunning wineries, explore charming towns on guided tours & enjoy a private concert at Château Agassac.
from £3,630 £2,780
Save up to £1,000 per person

Rhine Christmas Markets with Switzerland

12 days
Zurich > Amsterdam
Enjoy the magic of Christmas on a luxurious 12 day river cruise from Zurich to Amsterdam. Visit the iconic Christmas markets & soak up the atmosphere.
from £4,220 £3,220
Save up to £1,000 per person

Romantic Rhine & Moselle

15 days
Basel > Amsterdam
The romance of Europe is alive and well on this 15 day cruise from Basel to Amsterdam exploring the beautiful Rhine and Moselle Rivers.
from £4,395 £3,395

South of France

13 days
Lyon > Marseille
Embark on a 13 day cruise from Chalon-sur-Saône to Tarascon on the Saone & Rhone rivers. Feast on incredible cuisine and marvel at truly beautiful landscapes in the South of France.
from £4,815 £3,965
Save up to £1,000 per person

Enchanting Rhône with Paris

11 days
Nice > Paris
Board a luxurious Scenic Space-Ship and cruise the Rhône to Chalon-sur-Saône. Travel from the beautiful Île-de-France region to Paris & explore the city.
from £4,645 £4,295

Romantic Rhine & Moselle

15 days
Amsterdam > Basel
From Amsterdam to Basel, discover the Romantic Rhine & Moselle rivers in 5-star all-inclusive luxury. Visit Antwerp, Koblenz, Bernkastel and Strasbourg.
from £4,845

South of France Indulgence

15 days
Lyon > Lyon
Indulge in the sights, sounds & refined tastes of the South of France on a 15 day cruise from Lyon. Explore Beaune & enjoy the spectacular Scenic Rouge.
from £5,735 £5,135
Save up to £1,000 per person

Jewels of Russia

15 days
Moscow > St Petersburg
Reveal the mysteries of Russia on a 15 day river cruise between St Petersburg and Moscow, cruise the majestic waterways on board the luxurious Scenic Tsar.
from £5,245 £4,645
Save up to £1,000 per person

Enchanting Rhône with Monte Carlo & Paris

14 days
Nice > Paris
Discover the alluring Monte Carlo before embarking on a luxurious cruise along the Rhone. Enjoy 3 nights in Paris, see the Arc de Triomphe & Champs Elysées.
from £5,595 £5,245
Save up to £1,000 per person

Romantic Rhine & Moselle with Switzerland

19 days
Amsterdam > Zurich
Experience the magic of Europe’s most romantic region on a 19 day journey from Amsterdam to Zurich. Cruise the Rhine and Moselle, create your own fairytale.
from £5,795 £4,795
Save up to £1,000 per person

South of France with Paris

16 days
Paris > Nice
Experience the stunning delights of France on a luxurious 16 day journey from Paris to Nice. Visit Lyon, Tournon, Avignon and Tarascon in 5-star luxury.
from £6,090 £5,740

South of France with Paris & Monte Carlo

19 days
Paris > Nice
Cruise the spectacular rivers of the South of France in 5-star luxury and soak up the sun in Monte Carlo on a lavish 19 day journey from Paris to Nice.
from £7,090 £6,740

Our Bordeaux River Cruises

Introducing Susy Atkins

TV columnist and author, Susy Atkins joined one of our Scenic Space-Ship in France this summer, so we've enlisted her expertise as we seek to discover her favourite French wines and where they originate.

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