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

Taste of Bordeaux

Discover the history of the Bordeaux region and sample the sweet Sauternes wines, the popular Medoc wines and the exquisite blends from St Emilion. Includes guided excursions and wine, beer and soft drinks with lunch and dinner

Exclusive Blue Water Package
7 nights from £1995pp

River Cruise Holiday
  • Saint Emilion
  • Bordeaux
  • Vineyards
  • Historic Bordeaux
  • Saint Emilion
  • Chateau Roquetaillade

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

AMA Waterways

FREE flights plus exclusive £50pp discount! Free flights does not apply to 2017 departures and 5 Apr and 26 Jul 2018 departures. Prices shown include discount. Book by 30 Nov 2017

No Single Supplement! Applies to 9, 16 Nov 2017 and 19 Apr; 3, 10, 24, 31 May; 12, 26 Jul; 16, 23 Aug; 13 Sep; 11, 18, 25 Oct and 1, 8 Nov 2018 departures. Excludes suites and is not combinable with any other offer. Book by 30 Nov 2017

Taste of Bordeaux Special Offer

Cruise from Bordeaux, capital of Aquitaine in Southwestern France and one of the most famous wine-producing regions.

Discover stately chateaux, abundant vineyards and stunning scenery as you sail along the Garonne River and its surrounding estuaries and enjoy tastings of some of the region’s most distinguished wines. Sample the highly sought-after sweet wines made in the Sauternes wine region, enjoy a Medoc wine tasting and taste the exquisite blends from St Emilion.

Guided tours also include the region's historic highlights including the Roquetaillade Castle, Blaye's 17th Century Citadel which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and the impressive architecture in Bordeaux.

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Taste of Bordeaux Itinerary

Day 1 - Bordeaux (France)

Embark AmaDolce in Bordeaux and enjoy a Welcome Dinner this evening. (B)

Day 2 - Cadillac

Cruise to Cadillac to visit the Sauternes wine region and taste the highly sought-after sweet wines. See the historic Roquetaillade Castle, a fortress which was initially built in the 10th century by Charlemagne as his army advanced toward the Pyrenees. (B,L,D)

Day 3 - Pauillac

Take a guided tour of Pauillac, situated in the Medoc wine region where some of the world's finest Bordeaux wines are produced. Enjoy wine tasting this afternoon before returning to the ship. (B,L,D)

Day 4 - Blaye - Bourg

Take in the riverside scenery as you cruise from Pauillac to Blaye, a town north of Bordeaux renowned for its red wine. Today there is an excursion to the city's 17th-century citadel - a UNESCO World Heritage Site which has impressive views across the Gironde estuary. Alternatively join the bike tour through vineyards and past chateaux. In 2018 there is also the option to visit a cave to see prehistoric cave paintings. This afternoon cruise or cycle to Bourg at the confluence of the Dordogne and Garonne rivers and enjoy an exclusive festival of music and wine. In 2018 you will visit the Carriage Museum and the WWII underground passageways. The ship remains in Bourg overnight. (B,L,D)

Day 5 - Bourg - Libourne

This afternoon arrive in the wine-making capital, Libourne, close to the St Emilion and Pomerol wine regions. Taste the unique blends in St Emilion, a historic village where the vineyards were first introduced to the land by the Romans, and visit the Underground Churches, or join a guided bike tour followed by a wine tasting. The ship moors overnight in Libourne. (B,L,D)

Day 6 - Libourne - Bordeaux

Tour the magnificent Chateau Vayres or explore the well-preserved local bastide town. In 2018 there is the option to hike through the countryside followed by a wine tasting. This afternoon enjoy a Fronsac wine tasting or visit the Chateau de Montaigne, a stunning 14th-century castle which was the family residence of the philosopher, Michel de Montaigne. Cruise to Bordeaux this evening and enjoy the Farewell Dinner with the Captain. (B,L,D)

Day 7 - Bordeaux

Today there is a guided walking tour of Bordeaux, the breathtaking capital of the wine world which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, with a tasting at the Wine Museum. For a more active way to view the city join the guided bike tour. (B,L,D)

Day 8 - Bordeaux

Disembark AmaDolce in Bordeaux.

Key: B-Breakfast, L-Lunch, D-Dinner

Price Includes

  • 7 nights full board cruising in an outside cabin aboard AmaDolce
  • Flight inclusive package prices include return flights from the UK and transfers
  • Choice of open seating dining venues including main restaurant, casual lounge and alfresco on selected evenings
  • Complimentary wine, beer and soft drinks with lunch and dinner
  • Sip and Sail Daily Cocktail Hour with complimentary wine, beer, spirits and soft drinks (2018 only)
  • Welcome Reception, Captain's Welcome Dinner and Farewell Dinner
  • Tours and excursions daily with personal headset included
  • In-cabin entertainment system with flat screen TV, keyboard, free internet access, film and music library
  • Evening entertainment including music performances, folklore dances, lectures and piano interludes
  • Services of a professional Cruise Director
  • Port Charges

Price Does Not Include

  • Cruise only prices do not include flights or transfers
  • Gratuities

Cruise Extensions

  • Paris Extension Extend your cruise with a 2-night pre-cruise stay in Paris from £600pp or 3-night post-cruise stay with 2 nights in Paris and 1 nights in the Loire Valley from £680pp

Special Features

  • Special wine-themed itineraries:
  • 2017: Mar 30; Apr 6, 13; Jul 20, 27; Aug 10, 17; Nov 16
  • 2018: Mar 29; Apr 5, 12; Jun 28; Jul 12; Aug 9, 16; Nov 8, 15

2018 Departures £ price per person based on 2 people sharing

Departure Date Cruise Only from Exclusive Blue Water Package from
Mar 22£1995£1995
Mar 29£2061£2361
Apr 05£2195£2495
Apr 12£2261£2261
Apr 19£2328£2328
May 03£2461£2461
May 10, 17, 24, 31; Jun 14, 21, 28£2528£2528
Jul 05, 12£2461£2461
Jul 26£1961£2261
Aug 09£2461£2461
Aug 16£2528£2528
Aug 23£2595£2595
Sep 06, 13, 20£2661£2661
Oct 04£2595£2595
Oct 11£2528£2528
Oct 18£2461£2461
Oct 25£2328£2328
Nov 01£2195£2195
Nov 08, 15£2128£2128

Price Information

  • Prices are per person based on two sharing Cat E cabin. Single supplements are also available on request
  • Cabin Upgrade Supplements:
  • Twin Window Cat D - £199pp
  • French Balcony Cat C - £599pp
  • French Balcony Cat B - £733pp
  • French Balcony Cat A/A+- £799pp/£1466pp
  • Suite - £1599pp
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