Taste of Bordeaux

From €2879 per person
  • Depart Date:
    13 Sep 2018
  • Return Date:
    20 Sep 2018
  • Duration:
    7 Nights

Start from Bordeaux, one of the world’s undisputed wine regions. Iconic châteaux, timeless vineyards and delicious wine tastings are plentiful as you visit Cadillac, Pauillac, Saint-Émilion and Libourne. Be treated to an exclusive experience in Bourg, featuring live French music, dancing, wine and hors d'oeuvres. This trip is a must for anyone interested in the best of French culture, lifestyle, wine and food.

  • Seven nights cruise AmaDolce                    
  • All meals on board                                          
  • Captains dinner
  • Gala dinner                                                      
  • Daily sightseeing programme
  • Unlimited wine & beer with lunch/dinner
  • Shore excursions included in price
  • Sip & Sail daily cocktail hour                        
  • Nightly entertainment
  • Plush hotel style bedding                              
  • French balconies at supplement
  • Pool with swim up bar                                  
  • Chef’s Table Restaurant
  • Luxurious cabins                                          
  • Fitness Centre & Sauna
  • Welcome drinks

 

 

Day 1 Bordeaux

EMBARKATION

Welcome to Bordeaux, where you’ll board your luxurious river cruise. Meet your fellow passengers this evening. (D)

Day 2 Cadillac

Sauternes wine tasting and Roquetaillade Castle

Visit the impressive Castle of Roquetaillade, an amazingly preserved masterpiece of medieval military architecture owned by the same noble family for 700 years. Afterwards, travel to the Sauternes wine region to either Château de Rayne Vigneau or Château Guiraud to taste the highly prized golden-hued sweet wines produced here. (B,L,D)

Day 3 Pauillac

Grand Cru Classé wine tasting and scenic vineyard tour

Pauillac, a lovely village on the Left Bank of the Gironde Estuary, is the gateway to the famed Médoc region renowned for producing some of the world’s finest Bordeaux wines. You will see some of the most beautiful and famous wine estates, including Château Latour, Château Mouton Rothschild, Château Lafite Rothschild and Château Pichon Longueville. You’ll then visit either Château Gruaud Larose or Château Léoville Poyferré for a tasting of Grand Cru wines. (B,L,D)

Day 4 Blaye

Citadel visit

OR Blaye bike tour

Blaye to Bourg bike tour

Bourg

Bourg walking tour, Carriage Museum and exclusive Bourg wine festival

Once in Blaye, you can join a tour of its 17th-century citadel, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. For a more active excursion, take a bike ride from Blaye through the idyllic French countryside. During the afternoon, you can cruise to Bourg or join a bike tour along Santiago’s path—a famous pilgrimage route—to Bourg. While in the ancient village of Bourg, visit the Carriage Museum, which houses a wonderful collection of horse-drawn vehicles and then explore the underground passageways that lead you to the immense oil tanks from the Second World War. Later in the day, experience the hospitality of this charming medieval village with an exclusive wine festival complete with live French music, dancing, wine and hors d'oeuvres. (B,L,D)

Day 5 Libourne

Saint Emilion excursion and Grand Cru Classé wine tasting

OR Saint Emilion bike tour and wine tasting

Libourne provides a gateway to one of Bordeaux’s most elite wine regions, Saint-Émilion, known for its picturesque architecture, monuments and celebrated vineyards. Join an excursion to historic Saint Émilion, and while here, explore the monolithic church carved out of one piece of limestone rock, and then go under the church to discover its catacombs and caves. Afterwards, enjoy a wine tasting at either Château de Ferrand or Château de Pressac. Prefer a more active adventure, pedal through the vineyard-rich countryside to Saint-Émilion and then to Château Soutard for a Grand Cru Classé wine tasting. (B,L,D)

Day 6 Libourne

Château de Vayres

OR French Bastide town and market with tastings

OR Countryside hike with wine tasting and hors d'oeuvres

Fronsac wine tasting

Tour the magnificent Château Vayres, one of the most prestigious historic buildings of Aquitaine, or spend time discovering the Bastide town of Libourne and then stroll through its colorful open-air market tasting some of the region’s specialties. For a more active exploration of the countryside, enjoy a hike followed by a wine tasting. Later in the day, you can visit Fronsac, where you can taste some of the regional wines at a grand wine cellar; or if you missed the countryside hike in the morning, you can do it in the afternoon, followed by a wine tasting. (B,L,D)

Day 7 Bordeaux

City tour and Wine Museum

OR Bordeaux bike tour

The breathtaking capital of the wine world, Bordeaux is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and classified as a “City of Art and History.” You’ll have an opportunity to experience much of the rich culture and architecture on a city tour followed by a visit to the Bordeaux Wine Museum, housed in an awe-inspiring building. Bike enthusiasts will wish to join a tour along the city’s amazing network of bicycle paths. (B,L,D)

Dary 8 Bordeaux

DISEMBARKATION

Your cruise comes to an end as you prepare for your homeward flight. (B)

 

 

Price is per person twin share Cat B stateroom with French balcony, 7 night luxurious cruise, flights, 1 x 15kg checked in bag pp and transfers. Pre and post nights and gratuities additional. Port charges from €135pp are not included.  Price is subject to availability and change

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