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

Culinary Delights of Bordeaux with Gregg Wallace

Visit world-class wineries, savour culinary delights and discover the wine-producing regions of Medoc, Libourne and Blaye on this 7-night all-inclusive cruise through the delightful Bordeaux region with Masterchef presenter Gregg Wallace and former winner Steve Groves. Includes return flights, transfers and shore excursions

Fly Cruise
7 nights from £1995pp

River Cruise Holiday
  • Bordeaux and Dardogne scenery
  • Pont de Pierre, Bordeaux
  • Sample renowned wines
  • Saint Emilion
  • Vineyards of Saint Emilion

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


Save up to £500pp PLUS free private door-to-door transfers, free fast track security and airport lounge pass! Subject to availability. Transfers are complimentary within 75 miles of the airport.

Culinary Delights of Bordeaux with Gregg Wallace Special Offer

Get a real taste of Bordeaux on this spectacular river cruise, joined by Gregg Wallace and Steve Groves. Gregg Wallace is best known for co-hosting MasterChef, Celebrity MasterChef and MasterChef: The Professionals on BBC1 and BBC2. Born in Peckham, Gregg began his career in the Covent Garden fruit and vegetable market. Based on his business success, he was invited to co-present Veg Talk on BBC Radio 4, then was the original presenter of Saturday Kitchen in 2002. His autobiography, Life On A Plate, was published in 2012 by Orion Books. Steve Groves is the head chef at the prestigious Roux in Parliament Square and won MasterChef: The Professionals in 2009.

From Bordeaux, journey to Saint Emilion, a fascinating UNESCO World Heritage Site and the jewel in Bordeaux's crown. Explore the fascinating underground catacombs of the Monolithic Church before savouring regional wine at Château de la Rivière. Discover the beautiful 13th-century town of Libourne and visit the exquisite estate of Château Franc Mayne or take the opportunity to enjoy a foie gras tasting at a charming local farm in Bergerac. Stroll through the impressive Citadel of Blaye or join an active walk through the pretty town before heading to the enchanting 13th-century Château Agassac to soak in the ambience as live musicians perform classical masterpieces during an exclusive concert.

Sample fine wine at the Château Gruaud-Larose estate in beautiful Médoc, the world's leading red wine producer and discover the intriguing Carriages Museum in Bourg Castle. Enjoy an exclusive talk from Steve Groves, winner of Masterchef: The Professionals. Soak up the everchanging vistas as you cruise the Garonne River to Cadillac and head into the pretty Sauternes region for a tasting of the prestigious Chateau Guiraud wines or cycle through the verdant vineyards of Sauternes. Alternatively, opt for a walking tour of Cadillac including a visit to 15th-century Château de Cadillac. Gregg Wallace and Steve Groves will host a delightful BBQ and apron signing.

Cruise back to Bordeaux, a city bursting with charm, for an overnight stop. Have your best creations judged by Gregg Wallace in a plating competition and see an exclusive cooking demonstration by Steve Groves before uncovering the historic treasures of Bordeaux during a guided tour. On your final evening, hear about the life and career of Gregg Wallace in an exclusive talk and Q&A.

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Culinary Delights of Bordeaux with Greg Wallace

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, 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. This evening, celebrate the 2000-year history of wine by enjoying a glass at the estate of Château de la Rivière. (B,L,D)

Day 3 - Libourne

Enjoy a guided tour of Libourne taking in the 16th century town-houses and Gothic church. Alternatively, visit the exclusive estate Chateau Franc Mayne and sample the Grand Cru Classe wine or perhaps visit the city of Bergerac to enjoy a foie gras tasting at a charming local farm. Spend the afternoon cruising. (B,L,D)

Day 4 - Blaye

Spend the morning discovering the remarkbale Blaye region and enjoy a stroll through the Citadel of Blaye or perhaps take an active walk through the charming town. Alternatively, join a 30 kilometre roundtrip cycle along the Captain’s Road before cruising to Pauillac. This evening, attend an unforgettable classical concert at the enchanting 13th century Château Agassac which is located in the Medoc countryside and one of the oldest winemaking establishments in the region. (B,L,D)

Day 5 - Médoc

Immerse yourself in the scenic Médoc wine region and discover why it is regarded as the world’s leading red wine producer during a visit to the Château Gruaud-Larose estate where you can sample the region's finest wines. Or perhaps enjoy a cycling tour through the region, stopping along the way for a wine tasting. This afternoon, visit the fascinating Carriages Museum in the enchanting Bourg Castle before returning to the ship for an exclusive talk from special guest Steve Groves as he talks about winning Masterchef: The Professionals. (B,L,D)

Day 6 - Cadillac

Spend the morning venturing into the Sauternes region for a tasting of the prestigious Château Guiraud dessert wines, cycle through the rolling vineyards of Sauternes or enjoy a walking tour of Cadillac including a visit to the beautiful 15th century Château de Cadillac. At lunch, enjoy a delightful BBQ hosted by Gregg Wallace and Steve Groves plus an apron signing. (B,L,D)

Day 7 - Bordeaux

This morning, take part in a plating challenge with your creations being judged by Gregg Wallace before enjoying an exclusive cooking demonstration with Steve Groves. Join a guided tour of Bordeaux or for the more energetic, cycle the historic regions of Bordeaux, passing the Royal Gate, the Palais Rohan and through pretty public gardens. This evening, join Gregg Wallace and hear about his life and career in an exclusive talk and Q&A. (B,L,D)

Day 8 - Bordeaux

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)

Due to navigational reasons, the Captain reserves the right to modify this itinerary.

Price Includes

  • 7-night all-inclusive cruise on Scenic Diamond
  • Return flights from up to 15 UK regional airports or Eurostar from St Pancras
  • Overseas transfers
  • Guided excursions with English-speaking guides
  • Scenic Enrich, Scenic FreeChoice and Scenic Sundowner activites
  • Talks and Q & A with Gregg and Steve
  • Apron signed by Gregg Wallace and Steve Groves
  • Cooking demonstration by Steve Groves
  • Oyster tasting with Gregg Wallace
  • Unlimited complimentary premium branded drinks throughout
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
  • Welcome Reception and Captain's Farewell Dinner
  • Local entertainment on board
  • English-speaking crew and knowledgeable local guides
  • All tipping and gratuities
  • Port charges and airport taxes
  • Personal butler service in all cabins

2019 Departures £ price per person based on 2 people sharing

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