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01756 706500 +44 1756 706500
Blue Water Holidays - ABTA - ATOL - CLIA
01756 706500
+44 1756 706500

Bordeaux Affair

From impressive chateaux to opulent architecture and verdant vineyards, this 7-night all-inclusive river cruise is the perfect way to explore the famous wine growing region of Bordeaux. Includes travel package from the UK, unique shore excursions and complimentary drinks

Fly Cruise
7 nights from £1445pp

River Cruise Holiday
  • Saint Emilion vineyard
  • Bordeaux
  • Sample renowned wines
  • Chateau Paulliac
  • Chateau Roquetaillade
  • Saint Emillion
  • Bordeaux wine region

Call us on 01756 706500 (+44 1756 706500) to discuss this holiday


Save up to £1300pp! Applies to 2018 departures. Subject to availability

2019 dates at 2018 prices - save £1000 per couple PLUS free private door-to-door transfers! Private door-to-door transfers are complimentary within a 75 mile radius. Terms and conditions apply. Book by 30 Apr 2018

Bordeaux Affair Special Offer

With wine making traditions, architectural masterpieces and picture-postcard scenery, this cruise is the best way to explore the heart of Bordeaux.

Enjoy an overnight stop in picturesque Bordeaux before cruising to the beautiful 13th-century town of Libourne. Continue to nearby Saint Emilion, a fascinating UNESCO World Heritage Site and the jewel in Bordeaux's crown. Enjoy an exclusive Scenic Sundowner at Chateau Siaurac at sunset, a highlight of this superb holiday.

Admire the 16th-century town houses and Gothic church of Libourne, enjoy a tasting of Grand Cru Class wine at Chateau Franc Mayne or opt for the tour of Bergerac with included foie gras tasting, before travelling through the stunning Medoc wine region. You'll enjoy an unforgettable classical concert at the 13th century Chateau Agassac during your time in the Medoc.

Soak up the everchanging vistas as you cruise the Garonne River to Cadillac, from where you can head into the pretty Sauternes region for a tasting of the prestigious Chateau Guiraud wines or cycle through the verdant vineyards of Sauternes. Scenic Diamond then cruises back to Bordeaux, a city bursting with charm, for an overnight stop which includes an evening cruise along the illuminated Garonne River.

G173 Operated by Scenic


Bordeaux Affair Itinerary

Day 1 - UK - Bordeaux (France)

Fly from a choice of regional airports to Bordeaux or take the Eurostar from St Pancras to Paris Gard du Nord and take the train to Bordeaux. On arrival in Bordeaux, you'll be met by a representative and transferred to the Scenic Diamond. Tonight enjoy a welcome reception. (D)

Day 2 - Bordeaux - Saint Emilion

This morning, cruise to Libourne. Perhaps join a culinary masterclass on board in Scenic Culinaire as you cruise. Later, disembark and spend the afternoon in World-Heritage listed Saint Emilion with a tour including the underground catacombs of the iconic Monolithic Church. Scenic Sundowner experience: Sample a glass of wine at the exclusive estate of Chateau Siaurac. (B,L,D)

Day 3 - Libourne - Pauillac

Enjoy a guided tour of Libourne taking in the 16th century town-houses and gothic church, tour the exclusive estate Chateau Franc Mayne and sample the Grand Cru Classe wine or visit the city of Bergerac. Perhaps join a cooking class in Scenic Culinaire. The ship cruises the Gironde Estuary to Pauillac. (B,L,D)

Day 4 - Médoc

The Medoc region is renowned for its fine red wines. Enjoy wine tasting at the exclusive estate of Chateau Gruaud-Larose or join a cycle tour to Chateau Lagrange. Tonight enjoy your Scenic Enrich experience. Enjoy an unforgettable concert at the 13th-century Chateau Agassac where live musicians will perform classical masterpieces. (B,L,D)

Day 5 - Pauillac - Cadillac

Enjoy a full day cruising along the Garonne River. Perhaps brush up your cooking skills in Scenic Culinaire or simply watch the stunning scenery pass by. Local entertainers perform live on board this evening. (B,L,D)

Day 6 - Cadillac

Take the opportunity to sample the fine Chateau Guiraud dessert wines in the region of Sauternes, or cycle through the rolling vineyards to the Grand Cru Class estate of Chateau Myrat. This afternoon choose to tour Roquetaillade Castle, explore the medieval village of Saint Macaire or enjoy a hike to the village of Loupiac. (B,L,D)

Day 7 - Bordeaux

Shop with the onboard chef at a local food market then enjoy a cookery lesson in Scenic Culinaire. Alternatively, join a guided tour of Bordeaux or cycle through historic regions. The afternoon is at leisure to explore the culture of the Bordelais. In 2018, a local soloist will perform in the Panorama Lounge this evening. In 2019, enjoy a special illuminations cruise with live music this evening. (B,L,D)

Day 8 - Bordeaux - UK

After breakfast, disembark and transfer to the airport for your return flight to the UK or take the train to Paris and the Eurostar to St Pancras International. (B)

The Captain reserves the right to alter the itinerary to suit wind and weather conditions. Please note some departures operate in reverse

Price Includes

  • 7-night all-inclusive cruise
  • Return flights from regional airports to Bordeaux or Eurostar from St Pancras
  • Overseas transfers
  • Guided shore excursions
  • Scenic Enrich, Scenic FreeChoice and Scenic Sundowner activites
  • Scenic Tailormade GPS for self-guided touring
  • Unlimited complimentary premium branded drinks throughout
  • Welcome Reception and Captain's Farewell Dinner
  • Local onboard entertainment
  • Personal butler service in all cabins
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
  • All tipping and gratuities
  • Port and airport taxes

Special Features

  • Scenic FreeChoice options
  • Scenic Enrich experience - Classical concert at Chateau Agassac
  • Scenic Sundowner experience at Chateau Siaurac
  • Opportunities to explore independently with your Scenic Tailormade device

2018 Departures £ price per person based on 2 people sharing

Departure Date Brochure Price Blue Water Price
Scenic Diamond
Apr 21£2745£1445
May 18, 28; Jun 17£3195£2845
Jun 27£3195£2595
Jul 27£3145£2545
Sep 25£3245£3245
Oct 15£2745£2145

2019 Departures £ price per person based on 2 people sharing

Departure Date Brochure Price Blue Water Price
Scenic Diamond
Apr 21£2745£2245
May 18; Jun 04£3195£2695
Jul 31; Aug 27£3145£2645
Oct 03£2745£2245

Price Information

  • Prices shown are per person based on two people sharing a Standard Suite.
  • Cabin Upgrade Supplements:
  • Jewel Deck Standard Suite D - £125pp
  • Sapphire Deck Balcony Suite - £645pp
  • Sapphire Deck Junior Suite - £1345pp
  • Diamond Deck Balcony Suite - £895pp
  • Diamond Deck Junior Suite - £1545pp
  • Diamond Deck Royal Panorama Suite - £2195pp
  • Diamond Deck Royal Owners Suite - £2995pp