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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 £2170pp

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

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Save up to £1000pp PLUS free private door-to-door transfers, free airport lounge and fast track security pass! Book by 30 Nov 2019. Subject to availability. Private door-to-door transfers are complimentary within a 75 mile radius. £125pp Early Payment Discount when paying in full by 31 Dec 2019. Prices shown include this discount

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 de la Riviere 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.

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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 de la Riviere. (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 - Blaye

Stroll through the Citadel of Blaye, enjoy an active walk through the town or join a cycle along the Captain’s Road. You’ll have the opportunity to enjoy a masterclass in Scenic Culinaire or relax whilst cruising this afternoon. 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 - Medoc

This morning sample the Medoc’s wine at a magnificent estate, or cycle throughout this beautiful region stopping along the way for a wine tasting. This afternoon visit the Carriages Museum in the enchanting Bourg Castle or sample some wines at a local estate. (B,L,D)

Day 6 - Cadillac

Take the opportunity to sample the fine Chateau Guiraud dessert wines in the region of Sauternes, cycle through the rolling vineyards to the Grand Cru Class estate of Chateau Myrat or enjoy a walking tour of Cadillac with a visit to Chateau de Cadillac. (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. (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 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

Cruise Extensions

  • Madrid Extension (2020) Extend your holiday with a 3-night post-cruise hotel stay in Madrid. From £1040pp, please contact us for more details

Special Features

  • Scenic FreeChoice options
  • Scenic Enrich experience - Classical concert at Chateau Agassac
  • Scenic Sundowner experience at Chateau de la Riviere
  • Opportunities to explore independently with your Scenic Tailormade device
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2020 Departures £ price per person based on 2 people sharing

  • April
    • Apr 20th - Bordeaux and back - Sailing on: Scenic Diamond From: £2170
      Cat E Standard Suite Cat D Standard Suite Cat C Balcony Suite Cat BA Balcony Suite Cat BB Balcony Suite Cat B Balcony Suite Cat BJ Junior Balcony Suite Cat A Balcony Suite Cat PA Balcony Suite Cat PP Balcony Suite Cat P Balcony Suite Cat RJ Junior Balcony Suite Cat RA Royal Balcony Suite Cat RS Royal Panorama Suite Cat RO Royal Owners Suite
      Brochure Price: £2795 Brochure Price: £2920 Brochure Price: £3445 Brochure Price: £3590 Brochure Price: £3690 Brochure Price: £3740 Brochure Price: £4390 Brochure Price: £3690 Brochure Price: £3840 Brochure Price: £3840 Brochure Price: £3990 Brochure Price: £4890 Brochure Price: £4990 Brochure Price: £5190 Brochure Price: £6090
      Blue Water Price: £2170 Blue Water Price: £2295 Blue Water Price: £2820 Blue Water Price: £2965 Blue Water Price: £3065 Blue Water Price: £3115 Blue Water Price: £3765 Blue Water Price: £3065 Blue Water Price: £3215 Blue Water Price: £3215 Blue Water Price: £3365 Blue Water Price: £4265 Blue Water Price: £4365 Blue Water Price: £4565 Blue Water Price: £5465
  • June
    • Jun 3rd - Bordeaux and back - Sailing on: Scenic Diamond From: £2670
      Cat E Standard Suite Cat D Standard Suite Cat C Balcony Suite Cat BA Balcony Suite Cat BB Balcony Suite Cat B Balcony Suite Cat BJ Junior Balcony Suite Cat A Balcony Suite Cat PA Balcony Suite Cat PP Balcony Suite Cat P Balcony Suite Cat RJ Junior Balcony Suite Cat RA Royal Balcony Suite Cat RS Royal Panorama Suite Cat RO Royal Owners Suite
      Brochure Price: £3295 Brochure Price: £3420 Brochure Price: £3945 Brochure Price: £4090 Brochure Price: £4190 Brochure Price: £4240 Brochure Price: £4890 Brochure Price: £4190 Brochure Price: £4340 Brochure Price: £4340 Brochure Price: £4490 Brochure Price: £5390 Brochure Price: £5490 Brochure Price: £5690 Brochure Price: £6590
      Blue Water Price: £2670 Blue Water Price: £2795 Blue Water Price: £3320 Blue Water Price: £3465 Blue Water Price: £3565 Blue Water Price: £3615 Blue Water Price: £4265 Blue Water Price: £3565 Blue Water Price: £3715 Blue Water Price: £3715 Blue Water Price: £3865 Blue Water Price: £4765 Blue Water Price: £4865 Blue Water Price: £5065 Blue Water Price: £5965
  • August
    • Aug 29th - Bordeaux and back - Sailing on: Scenic Diamond From: £2170
      Cat E Standard Suite Cat D Standard Suite Cat C Balcony Suite Cat BA Balcony Suite Cat BB Balcony Suite Cat B Balcony Suite Cat BJ Junior Balcony Suite Cat A Balcony Suite Cat PA Balcony Suite Cat PP Balcony Suite Cat P Balcony Suite Cat RJ Junior Balcony Suite Cat RA Royal Balcony Suite Cat RS Royal Panorama Suite Cat RO Royal Owners Suite
      Brochure Price: £3295 Brochure Price: £3420 Brochure Price: £3945 Brochure Price: £4090 Brochure Price: £4190 Brochure Price: £4240 Brochure Price: £4890 Brochure Price: £4190 Brochure Price: £4340 Brochure Price: £4340 Brochure Price: £4490 Brochure Price: £5390 Brochure Price: £5490 Brochure Price: £5690 Brochure Price: £6590
      Blue Water Price: £2170 Blue Water Price: £2295 Blue Water Price: £2820 Blue Water Price: £2965 Blue Water Price: £3065 Blue Water Price: £3115 Blue Water Price: £3765 Blue Water Price: £3065 Blue Water Price: £3215 Blue Water Price: £3215 Blue Water Price: £3365 Blue Water Price: £4265 Blue Water Price: £4365 Blue Water Price: £4565 Blue Water Price: £5465
  • September
    • Sep 5th - Bordeaux and back - Sailing on: Scenic Diamond From: £2770
      Cat E Standard Suite Cat D Standard Suite Cat C Balcony Suite Cat BA Balcony Suite Cat BB Balcony Suite Cat B Balcony Suite Cat BJ Junior Balcony Suite Cat A Balcony Suite Cat PA Balcony Suite Cat PP Balcony Suite Cat P Balcony Suite Cat RJ Junior Balcony Suite Cat RA Royal Balcony Suite Cat RS Royal Panorama Suite Cat RO Royal Owners Suite
      Brochure Price: £3395 Brochure Price: £3520 Brochure Price: £4045 Brochure Price: £4190 Brochure Price: £4290 Brochure Price: £4340 Brochure Price: £4990 Brochure Price: £4290 Brochure Price: £4440 Brochure Price: £4440 Brochure Price: £4590 Brochure Price: £5490 Brochure Price: £5590 Brochure Price: £5790 Brochure Price: £6690
      Blue Water Price: £2770 Blue Water Price: £2895 Blue Water Price: £3420 Blue Water Price: £3565 Blue Water Price: £3665 Blue Water Price: £3715 Blue Water Price: £4365 Blue Water Price: £3665 Blue Water Price: £3815 Blue Water Price: £3815 Blue Water Price: £3965 Blue Water Price: £4865 Blue Water Price: £4965 Blue Water Price: £5165 Blue Water Price: £6065

Price Information

  • Prices shown are per person based on two people sharing a cabin
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