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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

Cruise Only
7 nights from £1981pp

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

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Save 25% on 25 Apr; 2, 9 May; 27 Jun; 11, 18, 25 Jul and 8 Aug 2019 departures! Prices shown include discounts. Book by 31 Mar 2019

Save up to £400pp on all other departures! All dates include exclusive £50pp discount. Book by 31 Mar 2019. Prices shown include discount

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. There is also the option to visit a cave to see prehistoric cave paintings (2018 only). 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. Visit the Carriage Museum and the WWII underground passageways. (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

Tour the magnificent Chateau Vayres or explore the well-preserved local bastide town. 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. (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
  • 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
  • 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

  • Return flights from the UK and overseas transfers
  • Gratuities

Cruise Extensions

  • Bilbao and San Sebastian Extension Extend your cruise with a 2-night pre-cruise stay in Bilbao and a 2-night pre-cruise stay in San Sebastian. Please contact us for more details
  • Loire Valley and Paris Extension Extend your cruise with a 2-night post-cruise stay in the Loire Valley and a 1-night post-cruise stay in Paris Charles de Gaulle. Please contact us for more details

Special Features

  • Special wine-themed itineraries:
  • 2019: Mar 28; Apr 18; Aug 1, 22; Nov 7, 14
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2019 Departures £ price per person based on 2 people sharing

  • March
    • Mar 28th - Bordeaux and back - Sailing on: AmaDolce From: £2260
      Cat E Twin Windows Cat D Twin Windows Cat C French Balcony Cat B French Balcony Cat A French Balcony Cat A+ French Balcony Suite French Balcony
      Brochure Price from: £2310 Brochure Price from: £2521 Brochure Price from: £2943 Brochure Price from: £3084 Brochure Price from: £3154 Brochure Price from: £3859 Brochure Price from: £3999
      Blue Water Price from: £2260 Blue Water Price from: £2471 Blue Water Price from: £2893 Blue Water Price from: £3034 Blue Water Price from: £3104 Blue Water Price from: £3809 Blue Water Price from: £3949
  • April
    • Apr 4th - Bordeaux and back - Sailing on: AmaDolce From: £2401
      Cat E Twin Windows Cat D Twin Windows Cat C French Balcony Cat B French Balcony Cat A French Balcony Cat A+ French Balcony Suite French Balcony
      Brochure Price from: £2451 Brochure Price from: £2662 Brochure Price from: £3084 Brochure Price from: £3225 Brochure Price from: £3295 Brochure Price from: £4000 Brochure Price from: £4140
      Blue Water Price from: £2401 Blue Water Price from: £2612 Blue Water Price from: £3034 Blue Water Price from: £3175 Blue Water Price from: £3245 Blue Water Price from: £3950 Blue Water Price from: £4090
    • Apr 11th - Bordeaux and back - Sailing on: AmaDolce From: £2542
      Cat E Twin Windows Cat D Twin Windows Cat C French Balcony Cat B French Balcony Cat A French Balcony Cat A+ French Balcony Suite French Balcony
      Brochure Price from: £2592 Brochure Price from: £2803 Brochure Price from: £3225 Brochure Price from: £3366 Brochure Price from: £3436 Brochure Price from: £4141 Brochure Price from: £4281
      Blue Water Price from: £2542 Blue Water Price from: £2753 Blue Water Price from: £3175 Blue Water Price from: £3316 Blue Water Price from: £3386 Blue Water Price from: £4091 Blue Water Price from: £4231
    • Apr 18th - Bordeaux and back - Sailing on: AmaDolce From: £2613
      Cat E Twin Windows Cat D Twin Windows Cat C French Balcony Cat B French Balcony Cat A French Balcony Cat A+ French Balcony Suite French Balcony
      Brochure Price from: £2663 Brochure Price from: £2874 Brochure Price from: £3296 Brochure Price from: £3437 Brochure Price from: £3507 Brochure Price from: £4212 Brochure Price from: £4352
      Blue Water Price from: £2613 Blue Water Price from: £2824 Blue Water Price from: £3246 Blue Water Price from: £3387 Blue Water Price from: £3457 Blue Water Price from: £4162 Blue Water Price from: £4302
    • Apr 25th - Bordeaux and back - Sailing on: AmaDolce From: £2031
      Cat E Twin Windows Cat D Twin Windows Cat C French Balcony Cat B French Balcony Cat A French Balcony Cat A+ French Balcony Suite French Balcony
      Brochure Price from: £2733 Brochure Price from: £2944 Brochure Price from: £3366 Brochure Price from: £3507 Brochure Price from: £3577 Brochure Price from: £4282 Brochure Price from: £4422
      Blue Water Price from: £2031 Blue Water Price from: £2190 Blue Water Price from: £2506 Blue Water Price from: £2612 Blue Water Price from: £2664 Blue Water Price from: £3193 Blue Water Price from: £3298
  • May
    • May 2nd - Bordeaux and back - Sailing on: AmaDolce From: £2084
      Cat E Twin Windows Cat D Twin Windows Cat C French Balcony Cat B French Balcony Cat A French Balcony Cat A+ French Balcony Suite French Balcony
      Brochure Price from: £2803 Brochure Price from: £3014 Brochure Price from: £3436 Brochure Price from: £3577 Brochure Price from: £3647 Brochure Price from: £4352 Brochure Price from: £4492
      Blue Water Price from: £2084 Blue Water Price from: £2242 Blue Water Price from: £2559 Blue Water Price from: £2664 Blue Water Price from: £2717 Blue Water Price from: £3246 Blue Water Price from: £3351
    • May 9th - Bordeaux and back - Sailing on: AmaDolce From: £2137
      Cat E Twin Windows Cat D Twin Windows Cat C French Balcony Cat B French Balcony Cat A French Balcony Cat A+ French Balcony Suite French Balcony
      Brochure Price from: £2874 Brochure Price from: £3085 Brochure Price from: £3507 Brochure Price from: £3648 Brochure Price from: £3718 Brochure Price from: £4423 Brochure Price from: £4563
      Blue Water Price from: £2137 Blue Water Price from: £2295 Blue Water Price from: £2612 Blue Water Price from: £2718 Blue Water Price from: £2770 Blue Water Price from: £3299 Blue Water Price from: £3404
    • May 23rd - Bordeaux and back - Sailing on: AmaDolce From: £2824
      Cat E Twin Windows Cat D Twin Windows Cat C French Balcony Cat B French Balcony Cat A French Balcony Cat A+ French Balcony Suite French Balcony
      Brochure Price from: £2874 Brochure Price from: £3085 Brochure Price from: £3507 Brochure Price from: £3648 Brochure Price from: £3718 Brochure Price from: £4423 Brochure Price from: £4563
      Blue Water Price from: £2824 Blue Water Price from: £3035 Blue Water Price from: £3457 Blue Water Price from: £3598 Blue Water Price from: £3668 Blue Water Price from: £4373 Blue Water Price from: £4513
  • June
    • Jun 13th - Bordeaux and back - Sailing on: AmaDolce From: £2824
      Cat E Twin Windows Cat D Twin Windows Cat C French Balcony Cat B French Balcony Cat A French Balcony Cat A+ French Balcony Suite French Balcony
      Brochure Price from: £2874 Brochure Price from: £3085 Brochure Price from: £3507 Brochure Price from: £3648 Brochure Price from: £3718 Brochure Price from: £4423 Brochure Price from: £4563
      Blue Water Price from: £2824 Blue Water Price from: £3035 Blue Water Price from: £3457 Blue Water Price from: £3598 Blue Water Price from: £3668 Blue Water Price from: £4373 Blue Water Price from: £4513
    • Jun 20th - Bordeaux and back - Sailing on: AmaDolce From: £2824
      Cat E Twin Windows Cat D Twin Windows Cat C French Balcony Cat B French Balcony Cat A French Balcony Cat A+ French Balcony Suite French Balcony
      Brochure Price from: £2874 Brochure Price from: £3085 Brochure Price from: £3507 Brochure Price from: £3648 Brochure Price from: £3718 Brochure Price from: £4423 Brochure Price from: £4563
      Blue Water Price from: £2824 Blue Water Price from: £3035 Blue Water Price from: £3457 Blue Water Price from: £3598 Blue Water Price from: £3668 Blue Water Price from: £4373 Blue Water Price from: £4513
    • Jun 27th - Bordeaux and back - Sailing on: AmaDolce From: £2137
      Cat E Twin Windows Cat D Twin Windows Cat C French Balcony Cat B French Balcony Cat A French Balcony Cat A+ French Balcony Suite French Balcony
      Brochure Price from: £2874 Brochure Price from: £3085 Brochure Price from: £3507 Brochure Price from: £3648 Brochure Price from: £3718 Brochure Price from: £4423 Brochure Price from: £4563
      Blue Water Price from: £2137 Blue Water Price from: £2295 Blue Water Price from: £2612 Blue Water Price from: £2718 Blue Water Price from: £2770 Blue Water Price from: £3299 Blue Water Price from: £3404
  • July
    • Jul 11th - Bordeaux and back - Sailing on: AmaDolce From: £2137
      Cat E Twin Windows Cat D Twin Windows Cat C French Balcony Cat B French Balcony Cat A French Balcony Cat A+ French Balcony Suite French Balcony
      Brochure Price from: £2874 Brochure Price from: £3085 Brochure Price from: £3507 Brochure Price from: £3648 Brochure Price from: £3718 Brochure Price from: £4423 Brochure Price from: £4563
      Blue Water Price from: £2137 Blue Water Price from: £2295 Blue Water Price from: £2612 Blue Water Price from: £2718 Blue Water Price from: £2770 Blue Water Price from: £3299 Blue Water Price from: £3404
    • Jul 18th - Bordeaux and back - Sailing on: AmaDolce From: £2137
      Cat E Twin Windows Cat D Twin Windows Cat C French Balcony Cat B French Balcony Cat A French Balcony Cat A+ French Balcony Suite French Balcony
      Brochure Price from: £2874 Brochure Price from: £3085 Brochure Price from: £3507 Brochure Price from: £3648 Brochure Price from: £3718 Brochure Price from: £4423 Brochure Price from: £4563
      Blue Water Price from: £2137 Blue Water Price from: £2295 Blue Water Price from: £2612 Blue Water Price from: £2718 Blue Water Price from: £2770 Blue Water Price from: £3299 Blue Water Price from: £3404
    • Jul 25th - Bordeaux and back - Sailing on: AmaDolce From: £2137
      Cat E Twin Windows Cat D Twin Windows Cat C French Balcony Cat B French Balcony Cat A French Balcony Cat A+ French Balcony Suite French Balcony
      Brochure Price from: £2874 Brochure Price from: £3085 Brochure Price from: £3507 Brochure Price from: £3648 Brochure Price from: £3718 Brochure Price from: £4423 Brochure Price from: £4563
      Blue Water Price from: £2137 Blue Water Price from: £2295 Blue Water Price from: £2612 Blue Water Price from: £2718 Blue Water Price from: £2770 Blue Water Price from: £3299 Blue Water Price from: £3404
  • August
    • Aug 1st - Bordeaux and back - Sailing on: AmaDolce From: £2824
      Cat E Twin Windows Cat D Twin Windows Cat C French Balcony Cat B French Balcony Cat A French Balcony Cat A+ French Balcony Suite French Balcony
      Brochure Price from: £2874 Brochure Price from: £3085 Brochure Price from: £3507 Brochure Price from: £3648 Brochure Price from: £3718 Brochure Price from: £4423 Brochure Price from: £4563
      Blue Water Price from: £2824 Blue Water Price from: £3035 Blue Water Price from: £3457 Blue Water Price from: £3598 Blue Water Price from: £3668 Blue Water Price from: £4373 Blue Water Price from: £4513
    • Aug 8th - Bordeaux and back - Sailing on: AmaDolce From: £2137
      Cat E Twin Windows Cat D Twin Windows Cat C French Balcony Cat B French Balcony Cat A French Balcony Cat A+ French Balcony Suite French Balcony
      Brochure Price from: £2874 Brochure Price from: £3085 Brochure Price from: £3507 Brochure Price from: £3648 Brochure Price from: £3718 Brochure Price from: £4423 Brochure Price from: £4563
      Blue Water Price from: £2137 Blue Water Price from: £2295 Blue Water Price from: £2612 Blue Water Price from: £2718 Blue Water Price from: £2770 Blue Water Price from: £3299 Blue Water Price from: £3404
    • Aug 15th - Bordeaux and back - Sailing on: AmaDolce From: £2474
      Cat E Twin Windows Cat D Twin Windows Cat C French Balcony Cat B French Balcony Cat A French Balcony Cat A+ French Balcony Suite French Balcony
      Brochure Price from: £2874 Brochure Price from: £3085 Brochure Price from: £3507 Brochure Price from: £3648 Brochure Price from: £3718 Brochure Price from: £4423 Brochure Price from: £4563
      Blue Water Price from: £2474 Blue Water Price from: £2685 Blue Water Price from: £3107 Blue Water Price from: £3248 Blue Water Price from: £3318 Blue Water Price from: £4023 Blue Water Price from: £4163
    • Aug 22nd - Bordeaux and back - Sailing on: AmaDolce From: £2824
      Cat E Twin Windows Cat D Twin Windows Cat C French Balcony Cat B French Balcony Cat A French Balcony Cat A+ French Balcony Suite French Balcony
      Brochure Price from: £2874 Brochure Price from: £3085 Brochure Price from: £3507 Brochure Price from: £3648 Brochure Price from: £3718 Brochure Price from: £4423 Brochure Price from: £4563
      Blue Water Price from: £2824 Blue Water Price from: £3035 Blue Water Price from: £3457 Blue Water Price from: £3598 Blue Water Price from: £3668 Blue Water Price from: £4373 Blue Water Price from: £4513
  • September
    • Sep 5th - Bordeaux and back - Sailing on: AmaDolce From: £2894
      Cat E Twin Windows Cat D Twin Windows Cat C French Balcony Cat B French Balcony Cat A French Balcony Cat A+ French Balcony Suite French Balcony
      Brochure Price from: £2944 Brochure Price from: £3155 Brochure Price from: £3577 Brochure Price from: £3718 Brochure Price from: £3788 Brochure Price from: £4493 Brochure Price from: £4633
      Blue Water Price from: £2894 Blue Water Price from: £3105 Blue Water Price from: £3527 Blue Water Price from: £3668 Blue Water Price from: £3738 Blue Water Price from: £4443 Blue Water Price from: £4583
    • Sep 12th - Bordeaux and back - Sailing on: AmaDolce From: £2894
      Cat E Twin Windows Cat D Twin Windows Cat C French Balcony Cat B French Balcony Cat A French Balcony Cat A+ French Balcony Suite French Balcony
      Brochure Price from: £2944 Brochure Price from: £3155 Brochure Price from: £3577 Brochure Price from: £3718 Brochure Price from: £3788 Brochure Price from: £4493 Brochure Price from: £4633
      Blue Water Price from: £2894 Blue Water Price from: £3105 Blue Water Price from: £3527 Blue Water Price from: £3668 Blue Water Price from: £3738 Blue Water Price from: £4443 Blue Water Price from: £4583
    • Sep 19th - Bordeaux and back - Sailing on: AmaDolce From: £2894
      Cat E Twin Windows Cat D Twin Windows Cat C French Balcony Cat B French Balcony Cat A French Balcony Cat A+ French Balcony Suite French Balcony
      Brochure Price from: £2944 Brochure Price from: £3155 Brochure Price from: £3577 Brochure Price from: £3718 Brochure Price from: £3788 Brochure Price from: £4493 Brochure Price from: £4633
      Blue Water Price from: £2894 Blue Water Price from: £3105 Blue Water Price from: £3527 Blue Water Price from: £3668 Blue Water Price from: £3738 Blue Water Price from: £4443 Blue Water Price from: £4583
  • October
    • Oct 3rd - Bordeaux and back - Sailing on: AmaDolce From: £2894
      Cat E Twin Windows Cat D Twin Windows Cat C French Balcony Cat B French Balcony Cat A French Balcony Cat A+ French Balcony Suite French Balcony
      Brochure Price from: £2944 Brochure Price from: £3155 Brochure Price from: £3577 Brochure Price from: £3718 Brochure Price from: £3788 Brochure Price from: £4493 Brochure Price from: £4633
      Blue Water Price from: £2894 Blue Water Price from: £3105 Blue Water Price from: £3527 Blue Water Price from: £3668 Blue Water Price from: £3738 Blue Water Price from: £4443 Blue Water Price from: £4583
    • Oct 10th - Bordeaux and back - Sailing on: AmaDolce From: £2824
      Cat E Twin Windows Cat D Twin Windows Cat C French Balcony Cat B French Balcony Cat A French Balcony Cat A+ French Balcony Suite French Balcony
      Brochure Price from: £2874 Brochure Price from: £3085 Brochure Price from: £3507 Brochure Price from: £3648 Brochure Price from: £3718 Brochure Price from: £4423 Brochure Price from: £4563
      Blue Water Price from: £2824 Blue Water Price from: £3035 Blue Water Price from: £3457 Blue Water Price from: £3598 Blue Water Price from: £3668 Blue Water Price from: £4373 Blue Water Price from: £4513
    • Oct 17th - Bordeaux and back - Sailing on: AmaDolce From: £2753
      Cat E Twin Windows Cat D Twin Windows Cat C French Balcony Cat B French Balcony Cat A French Balcony Cat A+ French Balcony Suite French Balcony
      Brochure Price from: £2803 Brochure Price from: £3014 Brochure Price from: £3436 Brochure Price from: £3577 Brochure Price from: £3647 Brochure Price from: £4352 Brochure Price from: £4492
      Blue Water Price from: £2753 Blue Water Price from: £2964 Blue Water Price from: £3386 Blue Water Price from: £3527 Blue Water Price from: £3597 Blue Water Price from: £4302 Blue Water Price from: £4442
    • Oct 24th - Bordeaux and back - Sailing on: AmaDolce From: £2508
      Cat E Twin Windows Cat D Twin Windows Cat C French Balcony Cat B French Balcony Cat A French Balcony Cat A+ French Balcony Suite French Balcony
      Brochure Price from: £2733 Brochure Price from: £2944 Brochure Price from: £3366 Brochure Price from: £3507 Brochure Price from: £3577 Brochure Price from: £4282 Brochure Price from: £4422
      Blue Water Price from: £2508 Blue Water Price from: £2719 Blue Water Price from: £3141 Blue Water Price from: £3282 Blue Water Price from: £3352 Blue Water Price from: £4057 Blue Water Price from: £4197
    • Oct 31st - Bordeaux and back - Sailing on: AmaDolce From: £2192
      Cat E Twin Windows Cat D Twin Windows Cat C French Balcony Cat B French Balcony Cat A French Balcony Cat A+ French Balcony Suite French Balcony
      Brochure Price from: £2592 Brochure Price from: £2803 Brochure Price from: £3225 Brochure Price from: £3366 Brochure Price from: £3436 Brochure Price from: £4141 Brochure Price from: £4281
      Blue Water Price from: £2192 Blue Water Price from: £2403 Blue Water Price from: £2825 Blue Water Price from: £2966 Blue Water Price from: £3036 Blue Water Price from: £3741 Blue Water Price from: £3881
  • November
    • Nov 7th - Bordeaux and back - Sailing on: AmaDolce From: £2401
      Cat E Twin Windows Cat D Twin Windows Cat C French Balcony Cat B French Balcony Cat A French Balcony Cat A+ French Balcony Suite French Balcony
      Brochure Price from: £2451 Brochure Price from: £2662 Brochure Price from: £3084 Brochure Price from: £3225 Brochure Price from: £3295 Brochure Price from: £4000 Brochure Price from: £4140
      Blue Water Price from: £2401 Blue Water Price from: £2612 Blue Water Price from: £3034 Blue Water Price from: £3175 Blue Water Price from: £3245 Blue Water Price from: £3950 Blue Water Price from: £4090
    • Nov 14th - Bordeaux and back - Sailing on: AmaDolce From: £1981
      Cat E Twin Windows Cat D Twin Windows Cat C French Balcony Cat B French Balcony Cat A French Balcony Cat A+ French Balcony Suite French Balcony
      Brochure Price from: £2381 Brochure Price from: £2592 Brochure Price from: £3014 Brochure Price from: £3155 Brochure Price from: £3225 Brochure Price from: £3930 Brochure Price from: £4070
      Blue Water Price from: £1981 Blue Water Price from: £2192 Blue Water Price from: £2614 Blue Water Price from: £2755 Blue Water Price from: £2825 Blue Water Price from: £3530 Blue Water Price from: £3670

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  • Single supplements are also available on request
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