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

Vineyards and Castles

Discover the charming vineyards in France’s wine-growing regions, the vibrant capital cities of London and Paris and the historic towns of Spain on this luxury river cruise from Amsterdam. Special highlight includes specially designed signature menus, engaging lectures, culinary demonstrations by legendary master chef Jacques Pépin. Includes return flights from the UK.

Luxury Holiday
  • Puppy Guggenheim, Bilbao
  • Bilbao
  • Pont de Pierre, Bordeaux
  • Bordeaux Wine
  • Belem Tower, Lisbon
  • Lisbon Skyline
  • Westminster Bridge, London
  • Dom Luis Bridge, Oporto
  • Eiffel Tower, Paris

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Join Oceania’s Marina in the unique city of Amsterdam for this exciting luxury cruise. Explore dynamic capital cities, sample fine wines in French vineyards, uncover the Spanish culture and admire architecturally stunning cathedrals! Enjoy fantastic culinary demonstrations and insightful lectures by legendary master chef Jacques Pépin, who will specially design the spectacular menu.

Spend a day in London where you can enjoy a birds-eye view of Westminster Abbey from the London Eye, perhaps visit the famous Louvre and Eiffel Tower in Paris and discover the fascinating fortified town of Saint-Malo in Brittany. Boprdeaux offers the chance to savour delicious wines in the remarkable wine-region whilst the Guggenheim Museum is an architectural gem in Bilbao, Spain.

Stroll along exquisite beaches in Ferrol, Spain, visit the home of the famed Port wine industry and marvel at the fairy-tale castle in Portugal’s Guimaraes on this spectacular voyage from Amsterdam to Lisbon.

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Vineyards & Castles

Day 1 - Amsterdam (Netherlands)

Embark the Marina ship in Amsterdam.

Day 2 - London (UK)

During a day in London, perhaps explore the famous sights of London including Parliament, Westminster Abbey and Piccadilly or climb aboard the fantastic London Eye and enjoy a spectacular birds eye view of the vibrant city. You could also enjoy some shopping on Regent Street or visit the intriguing British Museum.

Day 3 - Paris (France)

Today there is the chance to explore the romantic city of Paris. You can discovering the many historic sights and grand monuments including the Louvre, Notre Dame and the famous Eiffel Tower. Perhaps take a boat ride along the scenic river Seine and wander along the Champs Elysee.

Day 4 - Saint-Malo (France)

Step back in time as you stroll along the quaint cobbled streets of Saint-Malo's Old Town. The popular port in Brittany is nestled on the Channel coast and oozes fascinating culture and history. Alternatively, why not explore the medieval town of Dinan which boasts an impressive clock tower and charming half-timbered houses?

Day 5 - Brest

The naval port of Brest has a rich military history and features a spectacular museum with dioramas depicting Brest on the eve of World War II. Explore the city's many fascinating landmarks including the heavily fortified Chateau de Brest, the 14th century Tour Tanguy tower or the National Botanical Reserve.

Day 6 - La Rochelle

As well as its white limestone cliffs, La Rochelle houses a busy port known as the Old Harbour which features fantastic shops and restaurants. Perhaps explore the three medieval towers that line the waterfront which once protected the port and visit the spectacular city aquarium which has thousands of species living in re-creations of their natural habitats.

Day 7 - Bordeaux

Wander through the beautiful city of Bordeaux and explore the wonderful ornate buildings, broad avenues and marvellous squares. Today you can visit the remarkable Cathedral of St. André where Eleanor of Aquitaine married Louis VII before strolling through the old town.

Day 8 - Bordeaux

Explore the Bordeaux region. Perhaps sample delicious French wines during a visit Bordeaux's charming vineyards and magnificent châteaux.

Day 9 - Biarritz (Saint-Jean-de-Luz)

Nestled into France's Cote Basque, Biarritz was first put on the map in the mid-19th century when Napoleon III build a remarkable summer palace for his wife, Empress Eugenie. The Biarritz has an urbane personality and an array of museums celebrating everything from Asian art to chocolate. Stroll along the lovely beaches and discover the blue-domed Russian Orthodox Church built for visiting Russian aristocrats in the 19th century.

Day 10 - Bilbao (Spain)

The dynamic city of Bilbao is both modern and historical! Visit the popular Old Quarter to explore the Teatro Arriaga and marvel at the architecturally stunning Guggenheim Museum, which is in and of itself a work of art.

Day 11 - Ferrol

With exquisite beaches, an 18th-century shipping yard, a majestic cathedral and beautiful countryside; the idyllic city of Ferrol is the perfect place to explore. Perhaps journey to Santiago de Compostela’s magnificent old town, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Day 12 - Oporto (Portugal)

Your final day of discovery is in the delightful city of Oporto, home of the famed port wine industry! Explore the amazing Vila Nova de Gaia quarter or travel through the picturesque countryside to the city of Guimaraes which has an impressive medieval castle.

Day 13 - Lisbon

Disembark the ship in Lisbon.

For navigational reasons the Captain of the ship reserves the right to modify the cruise itinerary.

Price Includes

  • 12-day full board cruise on Riviera
  • Top-class cuisine in choice of open-seating resturants
  • Unlimited soft drinks, bottled water, coffee, tea and juices
  • Gratuities
  • 24-hour room service
  • Cruise-related government fees and taxes

Price Does Not Include

  • Excursions
  • Alcoholic beverages, packages available - please contact us for details

Special Features

  • Guests will be treated to specially designed signature menus, engaging lectures, culinary demonstrations and more from legendary master chef Jacques Pépin.
Map for Vineyards and Castles