Bordeaux river cruises

A history dating back 2,000 years, home to more appellations than any wine region in France, producing over 900 million bottles a year, welcome to Bordeaux

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From its source in the Pyrenees, the Garonne River flows through the fertile farmland and vineyards of Bordeaux on its way to the Gironde estuary and the Atlantic Ocean. Unfolding on either side of the Garonne, Bordeaux is effectively divided into two equal portions — the left bank, Cours Victor Hugo, and the right bank, Quartier de la Bastide.

Discover Bordeaux at its finest on an exclusive Scenic river cruise, and look forward to cruising this majestic French river in exceptional luxury whilst discovering a side of Bordeaux no accessible to the ordinary traveller.
For the Love of Wine
The Bordeaux wine region is an idyllic getaway for wine connoisseurs and novice alike. With 36 districts what better way to immerse yourself in the lifeblood of the region, than during fascinating perusals of picturesque vineyards, enjoying intermittent tasters.
Near to Libourne is Saint-Émilion, the 'jewel of this ancient wine-growing region'. Its home to Château Franc Mayne, where guests will enjoy tasting the estate's Grand Cru Classé wine.
In the Médoc, guests can visit Château Gruaud-Larose estate, which is considered one of Médoc;s greatest vineyards, having introduced sustainable viticultural practices, like banning pesticides.
And, for dessert, head to the Sauternes region and try Château Guiraud's delicious Premier Grand Cru Classé wine in the spectacular surroundings.
To help you learn more about French wines, we've enlisted wine expert Susy Atkins to discover her favourite French wines and where they originate.

La Différence Française - with Scenic

Experience a side to Bordeaux not accessable to the ordinary traveller with Scenic Enrich experiences and Scenic Freechoice excursions taking you to the very heart of local French culture, and they’re all included in the total price of your luxury Bordeaux river cruise.

Scenic Enrich - Château d'Agassac
One of the oldest wine-making establishments in the region will open its doors to Scenic guests, for a private classical concert.

Scenic Sundowners - Chateau de La Riviere
Celebrate the 2,000 year history of wine, with a glass as the sun sets over this spectacular property.

Scenic Culinaire - Scenic Diamond
Immerse yourself in the delights of French gastronomy in our bespoke on board cooking area, taught by experts, featuring the finest local ingredients.

Sailing the Bordeaux region on board Scenic Diamond
Our Scenic Diamond Space-Ships have been redesigned to bring revolutionary levels of luxury to the river to the rivers of France. Seeking out the finest materials and innovative technologies, Scenic Diamond affords the very best travel experience on the waterways around Bordeaux.

As part of our design overhaul we’ve opened up public spaces and added new innovative features, including a Salt Therapy Lounge to enhance our exquisite Wellness Area, the first of its type to grace the waters of France. Futhermore, our bigger and better gym boasts a range of excellent equipment, and a Vitality Pool on the Sun Deck provides a truly indulgent setting from which to enjoy a drink.

One of the main highlights of the updated vessel is the all-new one-bedroom Royal Owner's Suites. A first for the Scenic Space-Ship fleet, these huge 47 square metre suites are the biggest ever offered on European waters. Home to a vast living space, perfectly proportioned bedroom, en-suite bathroom and large private balcony, these suites on the Diamond Deck are the ultimate in luxury.

Another highlight and most innovative feature is our exclusive cooking experience, Scenic Culinaire. A specially designed area where guests can participate in on board cooking classes, taught by our experts.

We're delighted that the Scenic Sapphire and Scenic Diamond Space-Ships have been awarded Editors' Pick 'Best River Cruise Ship Refurbishment' in 2017 by Cruise Critic.

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