Beautiful Bordeaux River Cruise

SCENIC CRUISES

The Beautiful Bordeaux River Cruise is the ideal way to experience some of France’s iconic wine region. Sail to locations such as Cadiallac, Cognac, Blay and Pauillac aboard the luxury cruise liner.  Enjoy fine dining, nightly entertainment and stunning scenery all from the comfort of your state-of-the-art Scenic Space-Ship, the Scenic Diamond.

This Bordeaux wine cruise offers incredible value with two nights accommodation in Bordeaux, a three-night mini break in Paris, transfers and a FLY FREE offer from Australia. Call our My Cruises experts today to find out more!

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Beautiful Bordeaux River Cruise

Highlights

11 Day Beautiful Bordeaux Cruise in Standard Suite*
Return Economy Airfares
Port Taxes Included
Pre & Post Airport, Hotel, Cruise Terminal Transfers

Bonus Value

Extras

1 Night Pre Cruise Accommodation, Including Breakfast in Bordeaux
1 Night Post Cruise Accommodation, Including Breakfast in Bordeaux
One Way Flight from Bordeaux to Paris
One Way Private Car Transfer from Paris Airport to Hotel
3 Night City Add on in Paris Including Breakfast

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The Ship

Scenic Diamond

Your French river cruise will be truly unique with the array of shore excursions available, all included as part of your cruise deal. Journey through Cadillac on a guided walking tour, discover Cognac and sample the fine brandy it is renowned for, or enjoy expansive panoramas over Arcachon from the top of Europe’s largest sand dune.

When your book your cruise deal with My Cruises, not only will you receive one night in Bordeaux before and after your Scenic River Cruise you will also get a bonus three-night stay in Paris! Ooh La La!

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Beautiful Bordeaux Cruise Itinerary

Enjoy a one-night stay in Bordeaux courtesy of your My Cruises package. Wander the cobbled streets, enjoy your morning coffee in a pavement-side café and then board the Scenic Diamond for your 11-night Beautiful Bordeaux River Cruise.
Relax aboard the ship this morning as you sail towards Cadillac, a fortified town built in the 1200’s. Once onshore choose from a guided tour of the medieval centre, or join the 12km hike to Loupiac, a nearby village famed for its sweet wines, and fantastic views over the Garonne.
Today’s adventure takes us to the Sauternes region for a wine tasting at the Château Guiraud vineyard, well-known for their desert wines. Also on offer is a visit to Roquetaillade Castle, exploring the medieval village of Saint Macaire on foot, or a bike ride on the ships electronic bicycles. Cycle through the Sauternes vineyards to the Grand Cru Class estate of Château Myrat. This impressive wine estate owned by the De Pontac family has been producing wine for over 40 years, while the family themselves have been involved in the regions wine for more than 400 years.
After sailing down the Dordogne River the ship will stop in Libourne so you can spend the afternoon exploring nearby UNESCO Heritage Site Saint-Émilion, packed full of medieval architecture, interesting tales of the French Revolution and irresistible macaroons! After a pleasant afternoon discovering this charming French village enjoy a glass of wine at Château Soutard as the sunsets over the surrounding vineyards.
Day 5 in Libourne and there is more fantastic world class wine to taste! Visit Château Franc Mayne in Saint-Émilion, a wine estate dating back to the 1700’s known for their red wine, or vin rouge, which is 90% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Franc. Or head to Bergerac to taste foie gras on a charming French farm, before boarding the ship and sailing towards Blaye.
Your choice of site-seeing tours today could not be more different. Nature lovers will enjoy the Terres d’Oiseaux nature park with over 100 species of migratory birds. While brandy connoisseurs will delight in the trip to Cognac and a tasting at the acclaimed Remy Martin.
Welcome to Blay, a citadel built to protect Bordeaux from invasions. Explore this historic walled town or join the 30km cycle ride along the river through charming villages and magical French countryside. This evening join the Scenic Enrich programme for an opulent four-course dinner, local wine and live classical performances at the Château Giscours.
Today’s tours of the world’s leading red wine region offer a choice of tastings at Château Gruaud-Larose on foot, or Château Lagrange by bike. By now you will be an expert in the regions wines, with a few more days on board make sure to note your favourite wines and vintages when wine tasting so you can order them from home, if you haven’t already picked up a bottle or two as souvenirs!
Home of Europe’s largest sand dunes, climb to the top for panoramic views over the French coast. Arcachon is known for fantastic seafood including oysters, join the Scenic team for an oyster tasting or visit Le Teich bird sanctuary, home to over 250 species of bird, or oiseau, in French.
The cruise will arrive at its final destination, Bordeaux, the largest urban UNESCO World Heritage Site, there is a lot to see in this riverside French city. Impressive neoclassical architecture, atmospheric pavement-side cafes and French markets selling local delicacies. Board the ship and get ready for the Captains Farewell Dinner, and your final night aboard the Scenic Diamond.
You have come to the end of your cruise aboard the Scenic Diamond, but your holiday isn’t over yet! Enjoy one night in Bordeaux followed by three nights in Paris! All included are part of your My Cruises package deal!

Exclusive Upgrade

Balcony Suite

Upgrade to a Balcony Cabin for just $169 per day to enjoy uninterrupted views of the French countryside. This world famous wine region can truly be appreciated, cruising down the Dordogne River aboard the Scenic Diamond, relaxing on your own private balcony with a glass of vin rouge served by your personal butler.

For further details regarding a Cabin Upgrade, Contact one of our Friendly My Cruises Consultants. 

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Travel Dates

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Laundry Concierge will include washing and pressing services, and is limited to 1 kg of laundry per cabin, once per cruise. Laundry Concierge service will be done at a selected port of Scenic’s choosing.

Cruise itineraries may be varied due to high or low water levels, flooding, lock closures, unscheduled vessel maintenance or for any other circumstances beyond our control
On board accounts can only be settled with cash OR credit cards. Travelex cash passports and travel money will NOT be accepted
At time of printing, Australian, New Zealand, Canadian, US and United Kingdom passport holders DO NOT require visas (excluding tours that feature Russia and Turkey); however as visa regulations are subject to change at short notice, Scenic recommends that you contact the relevant Consulates for the latest information regarding visa requirements.

Clients must make their own enquiries regarding safety warnings and government warnings in relation to the destinations they are travelling to. These change quite regularly and can be found through the Department of Foreign Affairs. Scenic can accept no responsibility for the actions of terrorism etc in certain locations. Please refer to our terms and conditions for further advice

Airport transfers are included on the day of the tour’s commencement and the day the tour terminates at designated times. Clients who have purchased pre and or post tour accommodation and airfares will be provided airport transfers to/from their hotel in tour start or end city only.

If your airline booking is not made through us, you must ensure your flight details are provided by calling our Customer Service Centre or adding flights via the Trip Personaliser. No refund will be given for unused transfers. Transfers can not be routed to other pick-up points or destinations. Clients who miss their pre booked transfer will be responsible for making their own way to from the ship or hotel at own expense. Transfers must be booked and flights advised to Scenic by final payment date.

You have requested that we do not book the flights for this booking. Guests will need to make their own arrangements to and from the tour including any internal flights not included in the tour price.

Please add all flights details via the Trip Personaliser (A link to Trip Personaliser is attached to this invoice) as guests may be entitled to transfers.

Please advise us of any schedule changes as this will affect transfers to and from the airport.

Scenic requires specific information in order to fully complete and process your booking.

  • Full Passport details including Name as per passport
  • Emergency Next of Kin contact details
  • Date of Birth
  • Flight details as your clients may be eligible for transfers
  • Please advise Scenic Free Choice selection for Cadillac France & Cognac

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