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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 £2575pp

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

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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.

F170 Operated by AmaWaterways

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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. (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
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2021 Departures £ price per person based on 2 people sharing

  • October
    • Oct 21st - Bordeaux and back - Sailing on: AmaDolce From: £2575
      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: £2575 Blue Water Price from: £2805 Blue Water Price from: £3343 Blue Water Price from: £3574 Blue Water Price from: £3651 Blue Water Price from: £4420 Blue Water Price from: £4651
    • Oct 28th - Bordeaux and back - Sailing on: AmaDolce From: £2621
      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: £2621 Blue Water Price from: £2851 Blue Water Price from: £3389 Blue Water Price from: £3620 Blue Water Price from: £3697 Blue Water Price from: £4466 Blue Water Price from: £4697

2022 Departures £ price per person based on 2 people sharing

  • March
    • Mar 31st - Bordeaux and back - Sailing on: AmaDolce From: £2730
      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: £2730 Blue Water Price from: £2960 Blue Water Price from: £3575 Blue Water Price from: £3806 Blue Water Price from: £3883 Blue Water Price from: £4652 Blue Water Price from: £4883
  • April
    • Apr 14th - Bordeaux and back - Sailing on: AmaDolce From: £3161
      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: £3161 Blue Water Price from: £3391 Blue Water Price from: £4006 Blue Water Price from: £4237 Blue Water Price from: £4314 Blue Water Price from: £5083 Blue Water Price from: £5314
    • Apr 21st - Bordeaux and back - Sailing on: AmaDolce From: £3238
      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: £3238 Blue Water Price from: £3468 Blue Water Price from: £4083 Blue Water Price from: £4314 Blue Water Price from: £4391 Blue Water Price from: £5160 Blue Water Price from: £5391
    • Apr 28th - Bordeaux and back - Sailing on: AmaDolce From: £3115
      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: £3115 Blue Water Price from: £3345 Blue Water Price from: £3960 Blue Water Price from: £4191 Blue Water Price from: £4268 Blue Water Price from: £5037 Blue Water Price from: £5268
  • May
    • May 5th - Bordeaux and back - Sailing on: AmaDolce From: £3392
      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: £3392 Blue Water Price from: £3622 Blue Water Price from: £4237 Blue Water Price from: £4468 Blue Water Price from: £4545 Blue Water Price from: £5314 Blue Water Price from: £5545
    • May 12th - Bordeaux and back - Sailing on: AmaDolce From: £3392
      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: £3392 Blue Water Price from: £3622 Blue Water Price from: £4237 Blue Water Price from: £4468 Blue Water Price from: £4545 Blue Water Price from: £5314 Blue Water Price from: £5545
    • May 26th - Bordeaux and back - Sailing on: AmaDolce From: £3392
      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: £3392 Blue Water Price from: £3622 Blue Water Price from: £4237 Blue Water Price from: £4468 Blue Water Price from: £4545 Blue Water Price from: £5314 Blue Water Price from: £5545
  • June
    • Jun 2nd - Bordeaux and back - Sailing on: AmaDolce From: £3192
      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: £3192 Blue Water Price from: £3422 Blue Water Price from: £4037 Blue Water Price from: £4268 Blue Water Price from: £4345 Blue Water Price from: £5114 Blue Water Price from: £5345
    • Jun 9th - Bordeaux and back - Sailing on: AmaDolce From: £3192
      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: £3192 Blue Water Price from: £3422 Blue Water Price from: £4037 Blue Water Price from: £4268 Blue Water Price from: £4345 Blue Water Price from: £5114 Blue Water Price from: £5345
    • Jun 23rd - Bordeaux and back - Sailing on: AmaDolce From: £3392
      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: £3392 Blue Water Price from: £3622 Blue Water Price from: £4237 Blue Water Price from: £4468 Blue Water Price from: £4545 Blue Water Price from: £5314 Blue Water Price from: £5545
    • Jun 30th - Bordeaux and back - Sailing on: AmaDolce From: £3392
      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: £3392 Blue Water Price from: £3622 Blue Water Price from: £4237 Blue Water Price from: £4468 Blue Water Price from: £4545 Blue Water Price from: £5314 Blue Water Price from: £5545
  • July
    • Jul 7th - Bordeaux and back - Sailing on: AmaDolce From: £3192
      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: £3192 Blue Water Price from: £3422 Blue Water Price from: £4037 Blue Water Price from: £4268 Blue Water Price from: £4345 Blue Water Price from: £5114 Blue Water Price from: £5345
    • Jul 14th - Bordeaux and back - Sailing on: AmaDolce From: £3392
      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: £3392 Blue Water Price from: £3622 Blue Water Price from: £4237 Blue Water Price from: £4468 Blue Water Price from: £4545 Blue Water Price from: £5314 Blue Water Price from: £5545
    • Jul 21st - Bordeaux and back - Sailing on: AmaDolce From: £3392
      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: £3392 Blue Water Price from: £3622 Blue Water Price from: £4237 Blue Water Price from: £4468 Blue Water Price from: £4545 Blue Water Price from: £5314 Blue Water Price from: £5545
    • Jul 28th - Bordeaux and back - Sailing on: AmaDolce From: £3192
      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: £3192 Blue Water Price from: £3422 Blue Water Price from: £4037 Blue Water Price from: £4268 Blue Water Price from: £4345 Blue Water Price from: £5114 Blue Water Price from: £5345
  • August
    • Aug 4th - Bordeaux and back - Sailing on: AmaDolce From: £3192
      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: £3192 Blue Water Price from: £3422 Blue Water Price from: £4037 Blue Water Price from: £4268 Blue Water Price from: £4345 Blue Water Price from: £5114 Blue Water Price from: £5345
    • Aug 11th - Bordeaux and back - Sailing on: AmaDolce From: £3392
      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: £3392 Blue Water Price from: £3622 Blue Water Price from: £4237 Blue Water Price from: £4468 Blue Water Price from: £4545 Blue Water Price from: £5314 Blue Water Price from: £5545
    • Aug 18th - Bordeaux and back - Sailing on: AmaDolce From: £3192
      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: £3192 Blue Water Price from: £3422 Blue Water Price from: £4037 Blue Water Price from: £4268 Blue Water Price from: £4345 Blue Water Price from: £5114 Blue Water Price from: £5345
    • Aug 25th - Bordeaux and back - Sailing on: AmaDolce From: £3269
      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: £3269 Blue Water Price from: £3499 Blue Water Price from: £4114 Blue Water Price from: £4345 Blue Water Price from: £4422 Blue Water Price from: £5191 Blue Water Price from: £5422
  • September
    • Sep 1st - Bordeaux and back - Sailing on: AmaDolce From: £3469
      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: £3469 Blue Water Price from: £3699 Blue Water Price from: £4314 Blue Water Price from: £4545 Blue Water Price from: £4622 Blue Water Price from: £5391 Blue Water Price from: £5622
    • Sep 8th - Bordeaux and back - Sailing on: AmaDolce From: £3469
      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: £3469 Blue Water Price from: £3699 Blue Water Price from: £4314 Blue Water Price from: £4545 Blue Water Price from: £4622 Blue Water Price from: £5391 Blue Water Price from: £5622
    • Sep 15th - Bordeaux and back - Sailing on: AmaDolce From: £3469
      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: £3469 Blue Water Price from: £3699 Blue Water Price from: £4314 Blue Water Price from: £4545 Blue Water Price from: £4622 Blue Water Price from: £5391 Blue Water Price from: £5622
    • Sep 22nd - Bordeaux and back - Sailing on: AmaDolce From: £3469
      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: £3469 Blue Water Price from: £3699 Blue Water Price from: £4314 Blue Water Price from: £4545 Blue Water Price from: £4622 Blue Water Price from: £5391 Blue Water Price from: £5622
    • Sep 29th - Bordeaux and back - Sailing on: AmaDolce From: £3269
      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: £3269 Blue Water Price from: £3499 Blue Water Price from: £4114 Blue Water Price from: £4345 Blue Water Price from: £4422 Blue Water Price from: £5191 Blue Water Price from: £5422
  • October
    • Oct 6th - Bordeaux and back - Sailing on: AmaDolce From: £3192
      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: £3192 Blue Water Price from: £3422 Blue Water Price from: £4037 Blue Water Price from: £4268 Blue Water Price from: £4345 Blue Water Price from: £5114 Blue Water Price from: £5345
    • Oct 20th - Bordeaux and back - Sailing on: AmaDolce From: £3038
      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: £3038 Blue Water Price from: £3268 Blue Water Price from: £3883 Blue Water Price from: £4114 Blue Water Price from: £4191 Blue Water Price from: £4960 Blue Water Price from: £5191
  • November
    • Nov 3rd - Bordeaux and back - Sailing on: AmaDolce From: £2930
      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: £2930 Blue Water Price from: £3160 Blue Water Price from: £3775 Blue Water Price from: £4006 Blue Water Price from: £4083 Blue Water Price from: £4852 Blue Water Price from: £5083

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