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+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 £2233pp

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

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Exclusive savings of up to £250pp PLUS Free Flights and Overseas Transfers! Applies to selected 2021 departures. Book by 30 Sept 2020. Prices include all discounts including £50pp Blue Water discount

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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

  • 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: £2852
      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: £2852 Blue Water Price from: £3073 Blue Water Price from: £3592 Blue Water Price from: £3740 Blue Water Price from: £3814 Blue Water Price from: £4555 Blue Water Price from: £4703
    • Oct 15th - Bordeaux and back - Sailing on: AmaDolce From: £2778
      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: £2778 Blue Water Price from: £2999 Blue Water Price from: £3518 Blue Water Price from: £3666 Blue Water Price from: £3740 Blue Water Price from: £4481 Blue Water Price from: £4629
    • Oct 22nd - Bordeaux and back - Sailing on: AmaDolce From: £2704
      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: £2704 Blue Water Price from: £2925 Blue Water Price from: £3444 Blue Water Price from: £3592 Blue Water Price from: £3666 Blue Water Price from: £4407 Blue Water Price from: £4555
    • 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: £2233
      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: £2233 Blue Water Price from: £2454 Blue Water Price from: £2973 Blue Water Price from: £3121 Blue Water Price from: £3195 Blue Water Price from: £3936 Blue Water Price from: £4084
    • Nov 12th - Bordeaux and back - Sailing on: AmaDolce From: £2334
      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: £2334 Blue Water Price from: £2555 Blue Water Price from: £3074 Blue Water Price from: £3222 Blue Water Price from: £3296 Blue Water Price from: £4037 Blue Water Price from: £4185

2021 Departures £ price per person based on 2 people sharing

  • March
    • Mar 18th - Bordeaux and back - Sailing on: AmaDolce From: £2362
      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: £2362 Blue Water Price from: £2592 Blue Water Price from: £3130 Blue Water Price from: £3361 Blue Water Price from: £3438 Blue Water Price from: £4207 Blue Water Price from: £4438
    • Mar 25th - Bordeaux and back - Sailing on: AmaDolce From: £2639
      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: £2639 Blue Water Price from: £2869 Blue Water Price from: £3407 Blue Water Price from: £3638 Blue Water Price from: £3715 Blue Water Price from: £4484 Blue Water Price from: £4715
  • April
    • Apr 8th - Bordeaux and back - Sailing on: AmaDolce From: £2746
      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: £2746 Blue Water Price from: £2976 Blue Water Price from: £3514 Blue Water Price from: £3745 Blue Water Price from: £3822 Blue Water Price from: £4591 Blue Water Price from: £4822
    • Apr 15th - Bordeaux and back - Sailing on: AmaDolce From: £2823
      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: £2823 Blue Water Price from: £3053 Blue Water Price from: £3591 Blue Water Price from: £3822 Blue Water Price from: £3899 Blue Water Price from: £4668 Blue Water Price from: £4899
    • Apr 22nd - Bordeaux and back - Sailing on: AmaDolce From: £3100
      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: £3100 Blue Water Price from: £3330 Blue Water Price from: £3868 Blue Water Price from: £4099 Blue Water Price from: £4176 Blue Water Price from: £4945 Blue Water Price from: £5176
    • Apr 29th - Bordeaux and back - Sailing on: AmaDolce From: £2977
      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: £2977 Blue Water Price from: £3207 Blue Water Price from: £3745 Blue Water Price from: £3976 Blue Water Price from: £4053 Blue Water Price from: £4822 Blue Water Price from: £5053
  • May
    • May 6th - Bordeaux and back - Sailing on: AmaDolce From: £3254
      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: £3254 Blue Water Price from: £3484 Blue Water Price from: £4022 Blue Water Price from: £4253 Blue Water Price from: £4330 Blue Water Price from: £5099 Blue Water Price from: £5330
    • May 13th - Bordeaux and back - Sailing on: AmaDolce From: £3254
      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: £3254 Blue Water Price from: £3484 Blue Water Price from: £4022 Blue Water Price from: £4253 Blue Water Price from: £4330 Blue Water Price from: £5099 Blue Water Price from: £5330
    • May 20th - Bordeaux and back - Sailing on: AmaDolce From: £3254
      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: £3254 Blue Water Price from: £3484 Blue Water Price from: £4022 Blue Water Price from: £4253 Blue Water Price from: £4330 Blue Water Price from: £5099 Blue Water Price from: £5330
  • June
    • Jun 3rd - Bordeaux and back - Sailing on: AmaDolce From: £3254
      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: £3254 Blue Water Price from: £3484 Blue Water Price from: £4022 Blue Water Price from: £4253 Blue Water Price from: £4330 Blue Water Price from: £5099 Blue Water Price from: £5330
    • Jun 10th - Bordeaux and back - Sailing on: AmaDolce From: £3254
      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: £3254 Blue Water Price from: £3484 Blue Water Price from: £4022 Blue Water Price from: £4253 Blue Water Price from: £4330 Blue Water Price from: £5099 Blue Water Price from: £5330
    • Jun 17th - Bordeaux and back - Sailing on: AmaDolce From: £3254
      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: £3254 Blue Water Price from: £3484 Blue Water Price from: £4022 Blue Water Price from: £4253 Blue Water Price from: £4330 Blue Water Price from: £5099 Blue Water Price from: £5330
    • Jun 24th - Bordeaux and back - Sailing on: AmaDolce From: £3254
      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: £3254 Blue Water Price from: £3484 Blue Water Price from: £4022 Blue Water Price from: £4253 Blue Water Price from: £4330 Blue Water Price from: £5099 Blue Water Price from: £5330
  • July
    • Jul 1st - Bordeaux and back - Sailing on: AmaDolce From: £3054
      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: £3054 Blue Water Price from: £3284 Blue Water Price from: £3822 Blue Water Price from: £4053 Blue Water Price from: £4130 Blue Water Price from: £4899 Blue Water Price from: £5130
    • Jul 8th - Bordeaux and back - Sailing on: AmaDolce From: £3254
      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: £3254 Blue Water Price from: £3484 Blue Water Price from: £4022 Blue Water Price from: £4253 Blue Water Price from: £4330 Blue Water Price from: £5099 Blue Water Price from: £5330
    • Jul 15th - Bordeaux and back - Sailing on: AmaDolce From: £2879
      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: £2879 Blue Water Price from: £3109 Blue Water Price from: £3647 Blue Water Price from: £3878 Blue Water Price from: £3955 Blue Water Price from: £4724 Blue Water Price from: £4955
    • Jul 22nd - Bordeaux and back - Sailing on: AmaDolce From: £3054
      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: £3054 Blue Water Price from: £3284 Blue Water Price from: £3822 Blue Water Price from: £4053 Blue Water Price from: £4130 Blue Water Price from: £4899 Blue Water Price from: £5130
    • Jul 29th - Bordeaux and back - Sailing on: AmaDolce From: £3054
      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: £3054 Blue Water Price from: £3284 Blue Water Price from: £3822 Blue Water Price from: £4053 Blue Water Price from: £4130 Blue Water Price from: £4899 Blue Water Price from: £5130
  • August
    • Aug 5th - Bordeaux and back - Sailing on: AmaDolce From: £3254
      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: £3254 Blue Water Price from: £3484 Blue Water Price from: £4022 Blue Water Price from: £4253 Blue Water Price from: £4330 Blue Water Price from: £5099 Blue Water Price from: £5330
    • Aug 12th - Bordeaux and back - Sailing on: AmaDolce From: £3054
      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: £3054 Blue Water Price from: £3284 Blue Water Price from: £3822 Blue Water Price from: £4053 Blue Water Price from: £4130 Blue Water Price from: £4899 Blue Water Price from: £5130
    • Aug 19th - Bordeaux and back - Sailing on: AmaDolce From: £3254
      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: £3254 Blue Water Price from: £3484 Blue Water Price from: £4022 Blue Water Price from: £4253 Blue Water Price from: £4330 Blue Water Price from: £5099 Blue Water Price from: £5330
    • Aug 26th - Bordeaux and back - Sailing on: AmaDolce From: £3331
      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: £3331 Blue Water Price from: £3561 Blue Water Price from: £4099 Blue Water Price from: £4330 Blue Water Price from: £4407 Blue Water Price from: £5176 Blue Water Price from: £5407
  • September
    • Sep 2nd - Bordeaux and back - Sailing on: AmaDolce From: £3131
      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: £3131 Blue Water Price from: £3361 Blue Water Price from: £3899 Blue Water Price from: £4130 Blue Water Price from: £4207 Blue Water Price from: £4976 Blue Water Price from: £5207
    • Sep 9th - Bordeaux and back - Sailing on: AmaDolce From: £3131
      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: £3131 Blue Water Price from: £3361 Blue Water Price from: £3899 Blue Water Price from: £4130 Blue Water Price from: £4207 Blue Water Price from: £4976 Blue Water Price from: £5207
    • Sep 16th - Bordeaux and back - Sailing on: AmaDolce From: £3331
      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: £3331 Blue Water Price from: £3561 Blue Water Price from: £4099 Blue Water Price from: £4330 Blue Water Price from: £4407 Blue Water Price from: £5176 Blue Water Price from: £5407
    • Sep 23rd - Bordeaux and back - Sailing on: AmaDolce From: £3131
      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: £3131 Blue Water Price from: £3361 Blue Water Price from: £3899 Blue Water Price from: £4130 Blue Water Price from: £4207 Blue Water Price from: £4976 Blue Water Price from: £5207
    • Sep 30th - Bordeaux and back - Sailing on: AmaDolce From: £3131
      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: £3131 Blue Water Price from: £3361 Blue Water Price from: £3899 Blue Water Price from: £4130 Blue Water Price from: £4207 Blue Water Price from: £4976 Blue Water Price from: £5207
  • October
    • Oct 7th - Bordeaux and back - Sailing on: AmaDolce From: £3254
      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: £3254 Blue Water Price from: £3484 Blue Water Price from: £4022 Blue Water Price from: £4253 Blue Water Price from: £4330 Blue Water Price from: £5099 Blue Water Price from: £5330
    • Oct 21st - Bordeaux and back - Sailing on: AmaDolce From: £2725
      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: £2725 Blue Water Price from: £2955 Blue Water Price from: £3493 Blue Water Price from: £3724 Blue Water Price from: £3801 Blue Water Price from: £4570 Blue Water Price from: £4801
    • Oct 28th - Bordeaux and back - Sailing on: AmaDolce From: £2946
      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: £2946 Blue Water Price from: £3176 Blue Water Price from: £3714 Blue Water Price from: £3945 Blue Water Price from: £4022 Blue Water Price from: £4791 Blue Water Price from: £5022

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