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Scenic Bordeaux Affair River Cruise

Scenic Bordeaux Affair River Cruise

French river cruising has never been more elegant or refined than on a Scenic Bordeaux Affair river cruise through the beautiful Bordeaux region.
Arrive in Bordeaux and embark on your wonderful cruise through this spectacular region. Sample Grand Cru Classé wine, delight in a classical concert at Château d’Agassac and get lost in the wonder of medieval villages. You can relax on board your Scenic Space-Ship, content in the knowledge that there is sure to be yet another wondrous experience waiting to greet you at the next port.

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Tastes of Bordeaux Affair Itinerary

Day 1: Embark in Bordeaux

Fly to Bordeaux, from one of up to 16 UK airports. Welcome to Bordeaux, a city of wine, history and spectacular architecture. On arrival, your friendly crew will welcome you aboard the luxurious Scenic Diamond for your seven night cruise.
Meals included: Dinner

Day 2: Bordeaux – Saint-Émilion

Enjoy a pleasant morning cruise on the Dordogne River to Libourne. While cruising, perhaps try your hand at a masterclass in French cuisine in Scenic Culinaire.
Spend the afternoon in the nearby town of Saint-Émilion, an absolute visual feast and the jewel of this ancient wine growing region. You’ll also get to explore the underground catacombs of the Monolithic Church – a true highlight.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 3: Libourne

Perhaps join your on board culinary team for a cooking lesson in Scenic Culinaire this afternoon.

Scenic Freechoice: Enjoy a guided tour of Libourne and view its quaint 16th century town-houses and Gothic church. Alternatively, visit the estate of Château Siaurac for a wine tasting, or explore the eclectic city of Bergerac.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4: Blaye

Discover the remarkable Blaye region today.

Scenic Freechoice: Stroll through the town on a guided tour and observe the impressively preserved centre, or for those feeling more active, join an active walking tour of Blaye and its citadel that was established to protect the region from invasion.

This afternoon you’ll have the opportunity to enjoy a masterclass in Scenic Culinaire, or simply relax as we cruise towards Pauillac.

Scenic Enrich: Set in spectacular surrounds in the Médoc countryside, Château d’Agassac is truly enchanting. Soak in the ambience while live musicians perform classical masterpieces for your exclusive enjoyment.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 5: Médoc

Scenic Freechoice: This morning, immerse yourself in the scenic Médoc wine region and discover why it is regarded as the world’s leading red wine producer, then sample the region’s finest at one of its spectacular estates. Or, cycle throughout this beautiful region stopping along the way for a wine tasting.

Scenic Freechoice: This afternoon, discover the Carriages Museum in the enchanting Bourg Castle, including a walk through the 16th century passageway to the guards rooms and see the immense WWII oil tanks. Alternatively, visit a local Château and learn its fascinating history while sampling some of the extraordinary wines produced on site, or join a 30 kilometre roundtrip cycle along the Captain’s Road
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 6: Cadillac

Scenic Freechoice: Venture into the Sauternes region for a delicious wine tasting at the prestigious Château de Rayne Vigneau, or cycle through the rolling vineyards of Sauternes to taste the exquisite Grand Cru Classé wines of Château Lafaurie Peyraguey. Alternatively, take a walking tour of Cadillac including a visit to Château de Cadillac, a truly beautiful château that dates back to the 15th century.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 7: Bordeaux

Discover the World Heritage-listed city of Bordeaux with its idyllic boulevards and architecture.

Scenic Freechoice: Shop with a Chef at a local food market before cooking up a storm during your exclusive cooking lesson in Scenic Culinaire, or enjoy a guided tour of Bordeaux. Alternatively, for the more energetic, cycle the historic region of Bordeaux.

Back on board, enjoy a tasting of fresh oysters delivered straight from the waters of Arcachon Bay.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 8: Bordeaux

Disembark the Scenic Diamond after breakfast and transfer to Bordeaux airport with memories of a truly unforgettable journey. Travel to one of up to 16 UK airports or by first class rail from Bordeaux to Paris, before Standard Premier Class aboard the Eurostar to St. Pancras International.

This itinerary is a guide only and may be amended for operational reasons such as high and low water. As such, the cruise may operate altered from that stated above. Please refer to our terms and conditions.

Meals included: Breakfast

All Inclusive 5* River Cruising

Included as standard on Scenic river cruises:

  • 5-Star Scenic Space-Ship with up to 149 guests
  • Spacious Balcony Suites with an innovative Scenic Sun Lounge
  • 1 Scenic Enrich experience of a private classical concert in the fairytale Château d’Agassac – Exclusive to Scenic
  • Scenic Culinaire – for Exclusive on board cooking lessons
  • Personalise your trip with 16 included Scenic Freechoice activities
  • Dine at your choice of up to five on board venues, from casual to fine dining
  • 20 meals – 7 breakfasts (B), 6 lunches (L) and 7 dinners (D)
  • Complimentary premium beverages all day, every day – not just at meal times
  • Butler service for every suite
  • Complimentary full mini-bar restocked daily
  • Innovative Salt Therapy Lounge and fitness area
  • Scenic Tailormade App for river commentary and independent exploration
  • The freedom of our e-bikes – electrically assisted bicycles
  • Scenic Cruise Director to guide and assist & expert local guides
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout your cruise
  • Return airport transfers
  • All tipping and gratuities on board and on shore

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