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01756 706500
+44 1756 706500

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 £2384pp

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

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Save up to £550pp PLUS free flights and overseas transfers! Free flights are on selected departures and subject to availability. Prices shown include all discounts, including exclusive £50pp Blue Water discount. Subject to availability. Book by 31 Mar 2020

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 - Bordeaux - Libourne

Spend the morning cruising though the iconic sights of Bordeaux to Libourne. From here, perhaps head to Saint-Emilion where you can discover the monolithic church carved out of limestone rock and explore its catacombs and caves. Then enjoy a Grand Cru Classe wine tasting at a nearby chateau. For a more active adventure, join a guided bike ride through the countryside to Saint-Emilion and then onto Chateau Soutard for a Grand Cru Classe wine tasting. Alternatively, tour the magnificent Chateau Vayres. (B,L,D)

Day 3 - Libourne - Blaye

This morning, choose from a number of excursions. Sample local specialities as you wander through Libourne's indoor market or tour the stunning 19th-century Chateau de Montaigne and enjoy a wine tasting. Alternatively, visit Fronsac where Libourne's first vines were planted 2000 years and taste local wines or hike through one of Libourne's renowned vineyards. Later, head to Blaye where you can spend the evening at leisure. (B,L,D)

Day 4 - Blaye - Bourg

In Blaye, 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. This afternoon cruise or cycle to Bourg and join a guided walking tour as well as a visit to the Carriage Museum, Later, enjoy an exclusive festival of music and wine in this charming medieval village. (B,L,D)

Day 5 - 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 6 - Cadillac - Bordeaux

In Cadillac, 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. This evening, enjoy a spectacular illumination cruise. (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. (B)

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

  • 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
  • 2020: Mar 19, 26; Apr 02, 09; Jul 02, 09; Aug 13, 20; Oct 29; Nov 5, 12
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2020 Departures £ price per person based on 2 people sharing

  • March
    • Mar 19th - Bordeaux and back - Sailing on: AmaDolce From: £2386
      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
      Blue Water Price from: £2386 Blue Water Price from: £2607 Blue Water Price from: £3126 Blue Water Price from: £3274 Blue Water Price from: £3348 Blue Water Price from: £4089 Blue Water Price from: £4237
    • Mar 26th - Bordeaux and back - Sailing on: AmaDolce From: £2460
      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
      Blue Water Price from: £2460 Blue Water Price from: £2681 Blue Water Price from: £3200 Blue Water Price from: £3348 Blue Water Price from: £3422 Blue Water Price from: £4163 Blue Water Price from: £4311
  • April
    • Apr 2nd - Bordeaux and back - Sailing on: AmaDolce From: £2608
      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
      Blue Water Price from: £2608 Blue Water Price from: £2829 Blue Water Price from: £3348 Blue Water Price from: £3496 Blue Water Price from: £3570 Blue Water Price from: £4311 Blue Water Price from: £4459
    • Apr 9th - Bordeaux and back - Sailing on: AmaDolce From: £2756
      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
      Blue Water Price from: £2756 Blue Water Price from: £2977 Blue Water Price from: £3496 Blue Water Price from: £3644 Blue Water Price from: £3718 Blue Water Price from: £4459 Blue Water Price from: £4607
    • Apr 16th - Bordeaux and back - Sailing on: AmaDolce From: £2830
      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
      Blue Water Price from: £2830 Blue Water Price from: £3051 Blue Water Price from: £3570 Blue Water Price from: £3718 Blue Water Price from: £3792 Blue Water Price from: £4533 Blue Water Price from: £4681
    • Apr 23rd - Bordeaux and back - Sailing on: AmaDolce From: £2604
      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
      Blue Water Price from: £2604 Blue Water Price from: £2825 Blue Water Price from: £3344 Blue Water Price from: £3492 Blue Water Price from: £3566 Blue Water Price from: £4307 Blue Water Price from: £4455
    • Apr 30th - Bordeaux and back - Sailing on: AmaDolce From: £2978
      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
      Blue Water Price from: £2978 Blue Water Price from: £3199 Blue Water Price from: £3718 Blue Water Price from: £3866 Blue Water Price from: £3940 Blue Water Price from: £4681 Blue Water Price from: £4829
  • May
    • May 7th - Bordeaux and back - Sailing on: AmaDolce From: £2552
      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
      Blue Water Price from: £2552 Blue Water Price from: £2773 Blue Water Price from: £3292 Blue Water Price from: £3440 Blue Water Price from: £3514 Blue Water Price from: £4255 Blue Water Price from: £4403
    • May 14th - Bordeaux and back - Sailing on: AmaDolce From: £3052
      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
      Blue Water Price from: £3052 Blue Water Price from: £3273 Blue Water Price from: £3792 Blue Water Price from: £3940 Blue Water Price from: £4014 Blue Water Price from: £4755 Blue Water Price from: £4903
  • June
    • Jun 4th - Bordeaux and back - Sailing on: AmaDolce From: £2902
      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
      Blue Water Price from: £2902 Blue Water Price from: £3123 Blue Water Price from: £3642 Blue Water Price from: £3790 Blue Water Price from: £3864 Blue Water Price from: £4605 Blue Water Price from: £4753
    • Jun 11th - Bordeaux and back - Sailing on: AmaDolce From: £2602
      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
      Blue Water Price from: £2602 Blue Water Price from: £2823 Blue Water Price from: £3342 Blue Water Price from: £3490 Blue Water Price from: £3564 Blue Water Price from: £4305 Blue Water Price from: £4453
    • Jun 18th - Bordeaux and back - Sailing on: AmaDolce From: £2752
      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
      Blue Water Price from: £2752 Blue Water Price from: £2973 Blue Water Price from: £3492 Blue Water Price from: £3640 Blue Water Price from: £3714 Blue Water Price from: £4455 Blue Water Price from: £4603
    • Jun 25th - Bordeaux and back - Sailing on: AmaDolce From: £2602
      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
      Blue Water Price from: £2602 Blue Water Price from: £2823 Blue Water Price from: £3342 Blue Water Price from: £3490 Blue Water Price from: £3564 Blue Water Price from: £4305 Blue Water Price from: £4453
  • July
    • Jul 2nd - Bordeaux and back - Sailing on: AmaDolce From: £3052
      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
      Blue Water Price from: £3052 Blue Water Price from: £3273 Blue Water Price from: £3792 Blue Water Price from: £3940 Blue Water Price from: £4014 Blue Water Price from: £4755 Blue Water Price from: £4903
    • Jul 9th - Bordeaux and back - Sailing on: AmaDolce From: £3052
      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
      Blue Water Price from: £3052 Blue Water Price from: £3273 Blue Water Price from: £3792 Blue Water Price from: £3940 Blue Water Price from: £4014 Blue Water Price from: £4755 Blue Water Price from: £4903
    • Jul 16th - Bordeaux and back - Sailing on: AmaDolce From: £2902
      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
      Blue Water Price from: £2902 Blue Water Price from: £3123 Blue Water Price from: £3642 Blue Water Price from: £3790 Blue Water Price from: £3864 Blue Water Price from: £4605 Blue Water Price from: £4753
    • Jul 23rd - Bordeaux and back - Sailing on: AmaDolce From: £2602
      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
      Blue Water Price from: £2602 Blue Water Price from: £2823 Blue Water Price from: £3342 Blue Water Price from: £3490 Blue Water Price from: £3564 Blue Water Price from: £4305 Blue Water Price from: £4453
    • Jul 30th - Bordeaux and back - Sailing on: AmaDolce From: £2752
      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
      Blue Water Price from: £2752 Blue Water Price from: £2973 Blue Water Price from: £3492 Blue Water Price from: £3640 Blue Water Price from: £3714 Blue Water Price from: £4455 Blue Water Price from: £4603
  • August
    • Aug 6th - Bordeaux and back - Sailing on: AmaDolce From: £2602
      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
      Blue Water Price from: £2602 Blue Water Price from: £2823 Blue Water Price from: £3342 Blue Water Price from: £3490 Blue Water Price from: £3564 Blue Water Price from: £4305 Blue Water Price from: £4453
    • Aug 13th - Bordeaux and back - Sailing on: AmaDolce From: £2902
      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
      Blue Water Price from: £2902 Blue Water Price from: £3123 Blue Water Price from: £3642 Blue Water Price from: £3790 Blue Water Price from: £3864 Blue Water Price from: £4605 Blue Water Price from: £4753
    • Aug 20th - Bordeaux and back - Sailing on: AmaDolce From: £2902
      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
      Blue Water Price from: £2902 Blue Water Price from: £3123 Blue Water Price from: £3642 Blue Water Price from: £3790 Blue Water Price from: £3864 Blue Water Price from: £4605 Blue Water Price from: £4753
    • Aug 27th - Bordeaux and back - Sailing on: AmaDolce From: £2476
      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
      Blue Water Price from: £2476 Blue Water Price from: £2697 Blue Water Price from: £3216 Blue Water Price from: £3364 Blue Water Price from: £3438 Blue Water Price from: £4179 Blue Water Price from: £4327
  • September
    • Sep 3rd - Bordeaux and back - Sailing on: AmaDolce From: £2976
      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
      Blue Water Price from: £2976 Blue Water Price from: £3197 Blue Water Price from: £3716 Blue Water Price from: £3864 Blue Water Price from: £3938 Blue Water Price from: £4679 Blue Water Price from: £4827
    • Sep 10th - Bordeaux and back - Sailing on: AmaDolce From: £2826
      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
      Blue Water Price from: £2826 Blue Water Price from: £3047 Blue Water Price from: £3566 Blue Water Price from: £3714 Blue Water Price from: £3788 Blue Water Price from: £4529 Blue Water Price from: £4677
    • Sep 17th - Bordeaux and back - Sailing on: AmaDolce From: £2976
      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
      Blue Water Price from: £2976 Blue Water Price from: £3197 Blue Water Price from: £3716 Blue Water Price from: £3864 Blue Water Price from: £3938 Blue Water Price from: £4679 Blue Water Price from: £4827
  • October
    • Oct 1st - Bordeaux and back - Sailing on: AmaDolce From: £3126
      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
      Blue Water Price from: £3126 Blue Water Price from: £3347 Blue Water Price from: £3866 Blue Water Price from: £4014 Blue Water Price from: £4088 Blue Water Price from: £4829 Blue Water Price from: £4977
    • Oct 8th - Bordeaux and back - Sailing on: AmaDolce From: £2752
      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
      Blue Water Price from: £2752 Blue Water Price from: £2973 Blue Water Price from: £3492 Blue Water Price from: £3640 Blue Water Price from: £3714 Blue Water Price from: £4455 Blue Water Price from: £4603
    • Oct 15th - Bordeaux and back - Sailing on: AmaDolce From: £2828
      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
      Blue Water Price from: £2828 Blue Water Price from: £3049 Blue Water Price from: £3568 Blue Water Price from: £3716 Blue Water Price from: £3790 Blue Water Price from: £4531 Blue Water Price from: £4679
    • Oct 22nd - Bordeaux and back - Sailing on: AmaDolce From: £2604
      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
      Blue Water Price from: £2604 Blue Water Price from: £2825 Blue Water Price from: £3344 Blue Water Price from: £3492 Blue Water Price from: £3566 Blue Water Price from: £4307 Blue Water Price from: £4455
    • Oct 29th - Bordeaux and back - Sailing on: AmaDolce From: £2756
      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
      Blue Water Price from: £2756 Blue Water Price from: £2977 Blue Water Price from: £3496 Blue Water Price from: £3644 Blue Water Price from: £3718 Blue Water Price from: £4459 Blue Water Price from: £4607
  • November
    • Nov 5th - Bordeaux and back - Sailing on: AmaDolce From: £2608
      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
      Blue Water Price from: £2608 Blue Water Price from: £2829 Blue Water Price from: £3348 Blue Water Price from: £3496 Blue Water Price from: £3570 Blue Water Price from: £4311 Blue Water Price from: £4459
    • Nov 12th - Bordeaux and back - Sailing on: AmaDolce From: £2384
      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
      Blue Water Price from: £2384 Blue Water Price from: £2605 Blue Water Price from: £3124 Blue Water Price from: £3272 Blue Water Price from: £3346 Blue Water Price from: £4087 Blue Water Price from: £4235

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