Flavours of Bordeaux

11 Days
Bordeaux to Bordeaux
From (GBP)
£ 4,245
£ 3,645
Dates & Pricing

2021 Bordeaux > Bordeaux

A patchwork of the finest vineyards in the world.

Journey through this beguiling part of France and indulge in the outstanding gastronomy of Bordeaux.
Your cruise on the three waterways of this region will introduce you to extraordinary landscapes, delicious fare and refined winemaking. Visit the Rémy Martin estate to taste Cognac, sample some of the finest wines in the world and enjoy the freshest of seafood from the crystal clear waters of Arcachon Bay. You’ll even have the opportunity to learn how to cook your own French delicacy on board with Scenic Culinaire.
Tour Map
Tour Code:
FRBC
Duration:
11 days
Departure City:
Bordeaux
Return City:
Bordeaux

Selected Itinerary

11 Day Itinerary

  1. Day 1 - Bordeaux

    Welcome to Bordeaux. On arrival, your friendly crew will welcome you on board the luxurious Scenic Diamond.

    Meals Included: Dinner

  2. Day 2 - Bordeaux > Cadillac

    Soak in the vistas as you cruise along the Garonne river into Cadillac. Perhaps enjoy Scenic Culinaire as you cruise.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  3. Day 3 - Cadillac

    Freechoice

    Venture into the Sauternes region for a delicious wine tasting at a prestigious Château. Or, cycle through the rolling vineyards of Sauternes to taste the exquisite Grand Cru Classé  wines of Château Lafaurie Peyraguey.

    Freechoice

    This afternoon, learn about Lillet, the refreshing French aperitif, during a visit to a renowned local producer. Alternatively, visit a truffle farm and sample this delicious regional delicacy, or visit Roquetaillade Castle. Or for those more active, enjoy a hike to the village of Loupiac.

    Tonight, enjoy a sumptuous welcome dinner created using regionally sourced truffles.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  4. Day 4 - Cadillac > Libourne

    As you cruise to Libourne, your Cruise Director will host an enjoyable game of blind wine tasting, featuring wines produced in the region. Spend the afternoon in the nearby town of Saint-Émilion. Explore the underground catacombs of the Monolithic Church, before visiting the estate of Château de La Rivière for a cocktail and tasting experience. Sample regional delicacies such as soft creamy cheeses served with crunchy bread and fresh local charcuterie.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  5. Day 5 - Libourne > Pauillac

    Freechoice

    Enjoy a guided tour of Libourne, or travel by coach through the Pomerol region, famed for its red wines, and visit one of its acclaimed estates for a wine tasting. Alternatively, take one of our on board e-bikes out for a cycle through the region, including a wine tasting, or discover the history of the renowned delicacy foie gras, during a farm visit in Bergerac.

    This afternoon your mouth will water as your Cruise Director regales you with a presentation on French food.

    Enrich

    Set in the spectacular surrounds of the Médoc countryside, Château d’Agassac is truly enchanting. Dating back to the 13th century, the Château is one of the oldest winemaking establishments in the region and tonight it is the venue for your unforgettable exclusive classical concert.

  6. Day 6 - Pauillac

    Freechoice

    Travel the scenic Médoc wine route by coach and sample the region’s finest at a local estate. Alternatively, cycle through the region to a grand château and sample delicious wine produced on site, or learn about the traditional craftsmanship of barrel making with a local cooper.

    Back on board this afternoon, we’ve organised a Cheese of France experience. Taste the country’s celebrated cheeses, matched with bread and wine.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  7. 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, see the sights by e-bike. Alternatively, stay on board for a food photography class and learn the tricks and techniques of taking incredible pictures of food.

    Enrich

    During exclusive after hours access be welcomed with a glass of champagne as you visit Les Bassins de Lumières, Bordeaux’s former submarine base which has been transformed into an impressive digital art installation.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  8. Day 8 - Bordeaux

    Freechoice

    Journey to Arcachon and join a walking tour including a visit to the local Baltard market, or stay in Bordeaux and take a tram to the Cité du Vin museum and enjoy an interactive journey of wine discovery. Alternatively, you can visit a local producer at Moon Harbour Whisky.

    Later, indulge in a tasting of fresh oysters with champagne, before your highlight dinner of seafood, sourced from the clear waters of Arcachon Bay.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  9. Day 9 - Bourg

    Freechoice

    Spend a full day exploring the fortified town of Cognac, renowned for its fine brandy and enjoy a tasting at the acclaimed property of Rémy Martin. Alternatively, visit the Carriages Museum inside Bourg Castle.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  10. Day 10 - Bourg > Blaye

    Freechoice

    Stroll through the charming city of Blaye, or take a more active walk through the Citadel. Alternatively, join a 30-kilometre roundtrip cycle along the Captain’s Road. Or, explore the stunning beauty of the fairytale Château de La Roche Courbon

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  11. Day 11 - Bordeaux

    Disembark and transfer to Bordeaux airport for your onward 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.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

Tour inclusions

Truly All-inclusive highlights
  • 5-star Scenic Space-Ship featuring Scenic Sun Lounges
  • 2 exclusive Scenic Enrich experiences
  • Scenic Culinaire
  • Your choice of 26 Scenic Freechoice activities
  • Up to five on board dining options, from casual to fine dining
  • 29 meals – 10 breakfasts (B), 9 lunches (L) and 10 dinners (D)
  • Complimentary premium beverages all day
  • Butler service for all guests
  • Exclusive Scenic Tailormade available
  • The freedom of our e-bikes – electronically assisted bicycles
  • Cruise Director to guide and assist
  • Expert local guides
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
  • All tipping and gratuities

Pricing & Availability