Flavours of Bordeaux

11 Days
Bordeaux to Bordeaux
From (CAD)
$ 7,876
Dates & Pricing

2023 Bordeaux > Bordeaux

A patchwork of the finest vineyards in the world.

Journey through this beguiling part of France and indulge in the outstanding gastronomy of Bordeaux.
Your cruise on the three waterways of this region will introduce you to extraordinary landscapes, delicious fare and refined winemaking. Visit the Rémy Martin estate to taste Cognac, sample some of the finest wines in the world and enjoy the freshest of seafood from the crystal clear waters of Arcachon Bay. You’ll even have the opportunity to learn how to cook your own French delicacy on board with Scenic Culinaire.
Tour Map
Tour Code:
BOD
Duration:
11 days
Departure City:
Bordeaux
Return City:
Bordeaux

Selected Itinerary

11 Day Itinerary

  1. Day 1 - Bordeaux

    Welcome to Bordeaux. On arrival, your friendly crew will welcome you on board the luxurious Scenic Diamond.

    Meals Included: Dinner

  2. Day 2 - Bordeaux > Cadillac

    Soak in the vistas as you cruise along the Garonne river into Cadillac.

    Freechoice

    This afternoon, learn about Lillet, the refreshing French aperitif, during an on board tasting. Alternatively, visit a truffle farm and sample this delicious regional delicacy, or visit Roquetaillade Castle. 

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  3. Day 3 - Cadillac

    Freechoice

    Venture into the Sauternes region for a delicious wine tasting at the prestigious Château Rayne Vigneau. Alternatively, cycle through the rolling vineyards of Sauternes to taste the exquisite Grand Cru Classé wines of Château Lafaurie Peyraguey.

    Tonight, enjoy a sumptuous welcome dinner created using regionally sourced truffles.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  4. Day 4 - Cadillac > Libourne

    As you cruise to Libourne, your Cruise Director will host an enjoyable game of blind wine tasting, featuring wines produced in the region.
    Spend the afternoon in the nearby town of Saint-Émilion. Explore the underground catacombs of the Monolithic Church, before visiting the estate of Château de La Rivière for a cocktail and tasting experience. Sample regional delicacies such as soft creamy cheeses served with crunchy bread and fresh local charcuterie.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  5. Day 5 - Libourne > Pauillac

    Freechoice

    Enjoy a guided tour of Libourne, or travel by coach through the Pomerol region, famed for its red wines, and visit the acclaimed estate of Château Siaurac for a wine tasting. Alternatively, take one of our on board e-bikes out for a cycle through the region, including a wine tasting, or explore Bergerac on a guided tour.

    Enrich

    Set in the spectacular surrounds of the Médoc countryside, Château d’Agassac is truly enchanting. Dating back to the 13th century, the Château is one of the oldest winemaking establishments in the region and tonight it is the venue for your unforgettable exclusive classical concert.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  6. Day 6 - Pauillac

    Freechoice

    Travel the scenic Médoc wine route by coach and sample the region’s finest at a local estate. Alternatively, cycle through the region to a grand château and sample delicious wine produced on site.

    Back on board this afternoon, we’ve organised a Cheese of France experience. Taste the country’s celebrated cheeses, matched with bread and wine.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  7. Day 7 - Bordeaux

    Freechoice

    Shop with a Chef at a local food market and cook up a storm in Scenic Culinaire, or enjoy a guided tour of Bordeaux and her many attractions. For the more energetic, see the sights by e-bike. Alternatively, stay on board for a food photography class and learn the tricks and techniques of taking incredible pictures of food.

    Enrich

    After the doors have closed to the public, you will be welcomed with a glass of Champagne to Les Bassins des Lumières, Bordeaux’s former submarine base, now an impressive digital art installation. Be treated to an exclusive show, customised and curated just for Scenic guests.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  8. Day 8 - Bordeaux

    Freechoice

    Journey to Arcachon and join a walking tour including a visit to the local Baltard market, or stay in Bordeaux and take a tram to the Cité du Vin museum and enjoy an interactive journey of wine discovery. Alternatively, you can visit a local producer at Moon Harbour Whisky.

    Later, indulge in a tasting of fresh oysters with champagne, before your highlight dinner of seafood, sourced from the waters of Arcachon Bay.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  9. Day 9 - Bourg

    Freechoice

    Spend a full day exploring the fortified town of Cognac, renowned for its fine brandy and enjoy a tasting at the acclaimed property of Rémy Martin. Alternatively, visit the Carriages Museum inside Bourg Castle where you will wander the 16th century passageway to the guards rooms and see the immense WWII oil tanks.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  10. Day 10 - Bourg > Blaye

    Freechoice

    Stroll through the charming city of Blaye, or take a more active walk through the Citadel. Alternatively, join a 30-kilometre roundtrip cycle along the Captain’s Road, or explore the stunning beauty of the fairytale Château de La Roche Courbon.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  11. Day 11 - Bordeaux

    Bid farewell as you disembark and transfer to Bordeaux airport or train station for your onward journey.

    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

Tour inclusions

Truly all-inclusive luxury
  • 5-Star Scenic Space-Ship with up to 149 guests
  • Spacious Balcony Suites with an innovative Scenic Sun Lounge
  • 2 Scenic Enrich experiences including after hours access to Bassins de Lumières, the former submarine base converted into a digital art space and a classical concert at the beautiful Château d’Agassac
  • Scenic Culinaire – for Exclusive on board cooking lessons
  • Personalise your trip with 24 included Scenic Freechoice activities
  • Dine at your choice of up to five on board venues, from casual to fine dining
  • 29 meals – 10 breakfasts (B), 9 lunches (L) and 10 dinners (D)
  • Complimentary premium beverages all day, every day
  • 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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