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Bordeaux Wine Region

Sample the best wines of the Medoc and Bordeaux, taste the local gastronomic delights and visit historic chateaux on this all-inclusive river cruise. Includes shore excursions, travel package from the UK, butler service, complimentary drinks and gratuities

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

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Bordeaux Wine Region Special Offer

This all-inclusive river cruise through the heart of Bordeaux has no overnight sailing so you can relax on board and take in the spectacular scenery whilst leisurely cruising.

The beautiful Bordeaux region is renowned for its fine wines, Gothic churches and 18th-century town houses. A choice of guided excursions in the centre of the ancient towns and villages gives you opportunity to sample the best red wines in the Medoc wine region and sample the culinary delights.

There is also the chance to discover the historic chateaux including Roquetaillade Castle, see the iconic Monolithic Church in Saint Emilion and tour the exclusive centre within the walls of the World Heritage Listed Citadel of Blaye. Enjoy a special 'Scenic Enrich' experience - an exclusive evening in the opulent 13th-century Chateau Agassac.

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Bordeaux Wine Region Itinerary

Day 1 - UK - Bordeaux (France)

Fly from a choice of up to 15 regional airports to Bordeaux or alternatively 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 up the Dordogne River to Libourne. Perhaps join a culinary masterclass on board in Scenic Culinaire before disembarking and spending the afternoon in the World-Heritage listed location of Saint Emilion with a tour including the underground catacombs of the iconic Monolithic Church. (B,L,D)

Day 3 - Libourne - Pauillac

Take a guided tour of Libourne to see the 16th century town-houses and gothic church; tour an exclusive estate and sample the Grand Cru Classe wine; or visit the city of Bergerac and a local farm to taste foie gras. Perhaps join a cooking class in Scenic Culinaire as you cruise to Pauillac this afternoon. (B,L,D)

Day 4 - Medoc

The Medoc region is renowned for its fine red wines and is home to around 1500 vineyards. Enjoy wine tasting at a local estate or join a bike ride to a local chateau. Tonight enjoy your Scenic Enrich experience which is an unforgettable concert at the 13th-century Chateau Agassac. (B,L,D)

Day 5 - Pauillac - Cadillac

Enjoy a full day cruising along the Garonne River. Perhaps brush up your cooking skills with a lesson in Scenic Culinaire or simply watch the stunning scenery peacefully slip by. (B,L,D)

Day 6 - Cadillac

Today you can sample the fine wines in the region of Sauternes, or cycle through the rolling vineyards for a wine tasting at a Grand Cru Class estate. This afternoon choose to tour Roquetaillade Castle, visit a truffle farm, or enjoy a 12km round-trip 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 before returning to the ship. The afternoon is at leisure to explore the culture of the Bordelais. (B,L,D)

Day 8 - Arcachon - Bourg

Arcachon is the jewel of France's western coastline. Today you can join a walking tour of Arcachon, climb Europe's largest sand dune or stay in Bordeaux and take a local tram to the Cite du Vin museum. This afternoon stay on board and enjoy a fantastic chocolate and wine pairing event. (B,L,D)

Day 9 - Cognac

See the Carriages Museum in Bourg Castle or spend the day exploring pretty Cognac followed by a tasting at a property of Remy Martin. Later, cruise to Blaye. (B,L,D)

Day 10 - Blaye - Bordeaux

Stroll through charming Blaye, take a more active hike through the town or cycle along the famous Captain's Road. Captain's Farewell Dinner on board tonight. (B,L,D)

Day 11 - 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

  • 10-night all inclusive cruise
  • Flights from up to 15 regional airports to Bordeaux or Eurostar from St Pancras
  • Transfers to and from airport and ship
  • Unlimited beverages on board, including fine wine, beer, spirits, soft drinks, specialty coffee, tea and bottled water (Selected premium beverages not included)
  • Personal butler service with all cabins
  • All tipping and gratuities
  • Included shore excursions (as mentioned in itinerary)
  • Captain's Welcome and Farewell dinners
  • On board entertainment and insightful lectures
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
  • All port charges, airport taxes, security charges and UK Air Passenger Duty

Special Features

  • 24 Scenic FreeChoice options
  • Scenic Enrich experience - concert at Chateau d'Agassac
  • Opportunities to explore independently with your Scenic Tailormade device