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Limited Edition Bordeaux
Cruise for 10 nights, pay for 7

For a limited time only, we're giving you the chance to sail our seven-night Bordeaux Affair cruise on selected dates in 2017 and enjoy three FREE nights cruising.

From just £2,495 per person you can enjoy everything that our Bordeaux Affair itinerary offers, plus an extra 3 days of all-inclusive Freechoice activities, discovering and exploring Bordeaux as you like. Satisfy a sweet tooth during an on board Mademoiselle de Margaux chocolate and wine pairing event in Scenic Culinaire, explore Cognac, fames for its brandy production, and say a stylish goodbye to new friends at the Captain's farewell dinner. 

 

 

Luxury Bordeaux River Cruises

Bordeaux, France

Our Bordeaux river cruise is so different to the rest. It's more of an experience than a cruise. There's numerous exclusive tastings and the chance to appreciate the beautiful wine estates and stunning scenery of the region. Watch our video to see why you should visit Bordeaux with Scenic.

The Cruise Itinerary

Day 1 UK > Bordeaux

Choose from a selection of ways to travel to Bordeaux, all of which are included at no supplement. Pick from one of up to 5 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. Raise your glass to the marvellous cruise ahead of you at this evening's welcome reception. Your journey into wonder is about to begin as you cruise through France's south-western region.

Meals included: Dinner

Day 2 Bordeaux > Saint-Émilion

Enjoy a relaxing morning on board as you cruise in style into the beautiful 13th century port of Libourne. Whilst cruising, perhaps drop into Scenic Culinaire for a French cooking class. You’ll 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.

Sundowners

Celebrate the two thousand-year history of wine by enjoying a glass at the exclusive estate of Château Siaurac. Boasting a glorious château and garden that has been recognised as a national heritage site in France due to the significance of the estate’s architectural and cultural heritage, the sheer tranquillity of this picturesque property is captivating. The vines glow red and gold at sunset, and with a glass of the estate’s vintage in hand whilst a local guitarist provides an acoustic soundtrack, it really is hard to imagine a more elegant way to enjoy this beautiful region.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 3 Libourne > Pauillac

Awake in charming Libourne.

Freechoice

Enjoy a guided tour of Libourne and view its quaint 16th century town-house and Gothic church. Alternatively, explore the exclusive estate of Château Franc Mayne and taste its Grand Cru Class wine, or view the eclectic city of Bergerac and enjoy foie gras tasting at a charming local farm.

After your afternoon at leisure, opt to enhance your culinary prowess in Scenic Culinaire or simply soak in the riverside panoramas while cruising to Pauillac. Enjoy an evening of fabulous local entertainment on board tonight.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4 Médoc

Travel the scenic Médoc wine route today and discover why this region is viewed as the world’s leading red wine producer. Afterwards, sample the region’s finest at the Château Gruaud-Larose estate, or cycle to Château Lagrange, featured on Napoleon III’s 1855 Classification, for a wine tasting.

Enrich

The spectacular Médoc countryside boasts many fine aristocratic châteaux but none more opulent than Château Giscours. You’ll be escorted to the charming 18th century Farm Suzanne on the Giscours estate to enjoy unforgettable four-course dining with Grand Cru Class wines and live musicians performing classical masterpieces for your enjoyment. A truly wondrous evening.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 5 Pauillac > Cadillac

Soak in the Garonne River vistas as you spend a luxurious full day aboard the Scenic Diamond. Cruising the picturesque landscapes of the Garonne River into Cadillac provides some of the most beautiful scenic cruising in all of the Bordeaux region. Whilst cruising you may choose to implement your cooking skills with a lesson in Scenic Culinaire. This remarkable space comes to life when fabulous local entertainers perform live in the Panorama Lounge for your exclusive enjoyment this evening.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 6 Cadillac

Venture into the Sauternes region for a tasting of the prestigious Château Guiraud dessert wines. Alternatively, cycle through the rolling vineyards of Sauternes to the Grand Cru Class estate of Château Myrat for a tasting.

Freechoice

Remain on board and join a master class in French cuisine in Scenic Culinaire. Or visit Roquetaillade Castle, founded by Charlemagne it’s one of the region’s most impressive historic sites and you’ll tour it with the family that now lives within its walls. Alternatively, discover the medieval village of Saint Macaire, or perhaps enjoy a 12 kilometre roundtrip hike from Cadillac to the neighbouring village of Loupiac.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 7 Bordeaux

Freechoice

Shop with a Chef at a local food market and cook up a storm in Scenic Culinaire afterwards. Or enjoy a guided tour of Bordeaux and her many attractions. For the more energetic, cycle the historic regions of Bordeaux. Cross beautiful bridges to witness sites such as the Royal Gate and the Palais Rohan, before cycling through public gardens back to the luxury of your floating hotel.

A city that exudes atmospheric charm, you’ll enjoy a full afternoon at leisure to immerse yourself in the culture of the Bordelais. Enjoy a special dinner on board showcasing regional delicacies before an illuminations cruise on the Garonne River. A fabulous local soloist will perform live in the Panorama Lounge tonight. What a magical evening.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Enjoy 3 extra nights - completely free

Day 8 Arcachon > Bourg

Situated on the northern tip of Europe’s longest coastal beach, Arcachon is the jewel of France’s western coastline.

Freechoice

For those fancying something sweet, why not stay on board and enjoy a fabulous Mademoiselle de Margaux chocolate and wine pairing event in Scenic Culinaire. Alternatively, explore Le Teich Bird Reserve, home to over 250 bird species. Or climb Europe’s largest sand dune and drink in the expansive panoramas. You may choose instead to join a walking tour of Arcachon including the local Baltard market.

In the afternoon, cruise leisurely into Bourg and, in the evening, enjoy a lively jazz performance on board.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 9 Cognac

Today explore the unique northern shores of the Gironde Estuary.

Freechoice

Discover the Carriages Museum in the enchanting Bourg Castle including a visit to the 16th century passageway to the guards rooms and immense WWII oil tanks. Alternatively, spend a full day exploring the fortified town of Cognac, renowned for its production of fine brandy. Afterwards, enjoy a tasting at the acclaimed property of Rémy Martin.

This afternoon, unwind on the Sun Deck cruising on the Gironde River into the historic port of Blaye.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 10 Blaye > Bordeaux

Discover the remarkable Blaye region, established to protect the Bordeaux region from invasion.

Freechoice

Stroll through the charming Citadel of Blaye, or join a 30 kilometre roundtrip cycle along the Captain’s Road which is so named in honour of the WWI Captain’s who chose to purchase their homes along this beautiful stretch of waterway in the early 20th century.

You’ll have the opportunity to enjoy an exclusive cooking class in Scenic Culinaire or simply relax on board as we cruise past beautiful uninhabited islands bound for Bordeaux.
Dine in style at the Captain’s farewell dinner on board this evening.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 11 Bordeaux > UK

After breakfast, transfer to Bordeaux airport for your return journey home. Fly direct to London Gatwick or one of up to 5 UK regional airports. Alternatively, travel by first class rail from Bordeaux to Paris and then Standard Premier Class aboard Eurostar to St. Pancras International.

Meals included: Breakfast

DEPARTURE DATES AND PRICES

  JEWEL DECK SAPPHIRE DECK DIAMOND DECK
CABIN > STANDARD SUITE
(D)
BALCONY SUITE
(C)
JUNIOR SUITE
(BJ)
BALCONY SUITE
(A)
JUNIOR SUITE
(RJ)
ROYAL SUITE
(RA)
ROYAL PANORAMA
(RS)
ROYAL PANORAMA
(RS)
May 10 £2,820 £3,440 SOLD OUT £3,590 SOLD OUT SOLD OUT SOLD OUT SOLD OUT
May 20 £2,945 £3,690 SOLD OUT £3,990 SOLD OUT SOLD OUT SOLD OUT SOLD OUT
June 09, 19 £2,695 £3,340 £4,040 £3,590 SOLD OUT SOLD OUT SOLD OUT £5,690
June 29 £3,070 £3,840 SOLD OUT £3,840 SOLD OUT SOLD OUT SOLD OUT SOLD OUT
July 09, 19 £2,770 £3,290 SOLD OUT £3,590 SOLD OUT SOLD OUT SOLD OUT SOLD OUT
July 29 £2,895 £3,740 SOLD OUT £3,790 SOLD OUT SOLD OUT SOLD OUT SOLD OUT
Sept 07, 17 £2,995 £3,640 SOLD OUT £3,890 SOLD OUT SOLD OUT SOLD OUT SOLD OUT
Sept 27 £2,870 £3,590 SOLD OUT £3,640 SOLD OUT SOLD OUT SOLD OUT SOLD OUT
Oct 07 £2,495 £3,140 SOLD OUT £3,440 SOLD OUT SOLD OUT SOLD OUT SOLD OUT

The all-inclusive river cruise experience

  • Return flights from a selection of up to 6 UK airports with a choice of airlines or travel via Standard Premier Eurostar with upgrades available
  • 10 nights on Europe's most luxurious 5-star ships
  • 29 superb meals: including 10 breakfasts, 9 lunches and 10 dinners
  • All your drinks wherever, whenever whilst on board your cruise (except for a small selection of fine and rare wine, champagne and spirits)
  • An on board butler service for every guest - and yes, it's all included
  • Unforgettable once-in-a-lifetime events
  • 10 flexible and exclusive excursion options
  • Tipping, transfers, port charges and airport taxes worth £600 per couple
  • Complimentary WIFI
  • No hidden extras whatsoever
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