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    Bordeaux Sojourn River Cruise

    From $6499 $798 taxes

    French river cruising has never been more elegant with wine tasting, and visits to vineyards & castles. Discover the best of Bordeaux on a 9 day cruise.

    When one thinks of Bordeaux, it is impossible to not also think of wine. With over 100,00 ha of vineyards growing 15 different grape varietals—everything from popular Cabernet Sauvignon and Sauvignon Blanc to lesser known varietals such as Carménère and Mauzac—Bordeaux is unequivocally the top wine-producing region in France. Similarly, when one thinks of a Bordeaux river cruise, it is impossible to not think of château tours and Grand Cru tastings. Fortunately, on a Scenic Bordeaux river cruise, itineraries abound with both.

    Travel Best Bets Package Includes

    • Return airfare to Paris and return from Bordeaux
    • 1 night Paris hotel
    • Deluxe 7 night all-inclusive river cruise aboard Scenic Diamond
    • Dining Experiences:  21 superb meals including, 8 Breakfasts (B), 6 Lunches (L) and 7 Dinners (D)
    • Luxuriously appointed suites with a queen-size Scenic Slumber Bed, complimentary menu, mini bar, L’Occitane amenities and Mac mini infotainment system
    • A choice of up to six dining options, from casual dining at River Café to a six course dégustation menu at Table La Rive
    • Unlimited complimentary beverages, as well as an in-suite mini bar
    • A butler for each and every guest, available for requests that range from salon appointments and shoe-shining to meals served in your suite
    • Scenic Freechoice – Choose the exclusive sightseeing activities that interest you, and that move at your pace
    • Scenic Enrich – Handpicked experiences, exclusive to Scenic guests, that you’ll remember fondly for years to come, from exclusive private concerts in magnificent surrounds, to specially arranged meals where you can enjoy the warm hospitality of the locals
    • Scenic Tailormade – A personal GPS-guided tour system that curates the best Europe has to offer, on and off the ship
    • Scenic Sundowners – Specially arranged and exclusive cocktail events in spectacular settings, where you’ll get the chance to cap off a wonderful day’s exploration in the company of newfound friends
    • Scenic Sun Lounges – All-weather private outdoor balconies that ensure you won’t miss a minute of the sublime scenery
    • On board entertainment that showcases regional cultures throughout your journey of discovery
    • 24-hour room service
    • Wi-Fi Internet with streaming to your Mac mini infotainment system via your in-suite TV, enabling you to stay connected in comfort
    • Wellness centre, providing hair, massage and beauty treatments^ (treatments additional cost)
    • Personal airport transfers for any arrival or departure time
    • All tips and gratuities.
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    October 13-22, 2018 Balcony Tax
    Vancouver $6499 $798

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    Day 1 Sun, 14 Oct Welcome to Paris
    The ‘city of light’ is your host this evening, so kick off your holiday with a delightful welcome reception at your luxurious Paris hotel.
    Day 2 Mon, 15 Oct Paris > Bordeaux (B,D)
    Traverse the World Heritage-listed landscapes of the Loire Valley in style aboard the TGV to Bordeaux. Your friendly crew will welcome you on board the luxurious Scenic Diamond for your cruise through France’s celebrated southwestern pocket.
    Day 3 Tue, 16 Oct Bordeaux > Saint-Émilion (B,L,D)
    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. As the vines glow red and gold at sunset, mingle with new found friends, explore the spectacular property or discover the artistic heritage of this region and be mesmerised by a local artist painting the stunning landscape using paint made from the wine grown on this very estate, it really is hard to imagine a more elegant way to enjoy this beautiful region.
    Day 4 Wed, 17 Oct Libourne > Pauillac (B,L,D)
    Freechoice: Enjoy a guided tour of Libourne and view its quaint 16th century town-houses 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.
    Day 5 Thu, 18 Oct Médoc (B,L,D)
    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
    Set in spectacular surrounds in the  Médoc countryside, Château Agassac is truly enchanting. Dating back to the 13th century the Château is one of the oldest winemaking establishments in the region and is the venue for your unforgettable evening concert. Soak in the ambiance of this magnificent property as live musicians perform classical masterpieces for your enjoyment. A truly wondrous evening exclusive to Scenic.
    Day 6 Fri, 19 Oct Pauillac > Cadillac (B,L,D)
    Soak in the Garonne River vistas as you cruise aboard the luxurious 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 further develop your cooking skills with a lesson in Scenic Culinaire. Tonight this remarkable space comes to life when fabulous local entertainers perform live in the Panorama Lounge for your exclusive enjoyment.
    Day 7 Sat, 20 Oct Cadillac (B,L,D)
    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.
    Day 8 Sun, 21 Oct Bordeaux (B,L,D)
    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.
    Day 9 Mon, 22 Oct Bordeaux (B)
    Disembark and transfer after breakfast to Bordeaux Airport with memories of a truly unforgettable journey.

     

     


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