7 Night Taste of Bordeaux Wine Cruise

AMA Waterways | AmaDolce | Departs: August 16th, 2018
Pricing is per person, based on double occupancy and in CAD

Start from Bordeaux, one of the world’s undisputed wine regions. Iconic châteaux, timeless vineyards and delicious wine tastings are plentiful as you visit Cadillac, Pauillac, Saint-Émilion and Libourne. Be treated to an exclusive experience in Bourg, featuring live French music, dancing, wine and hors d’oeuvres. This trip is a must for anyone interested in the best of French culture, lifestyle, wine and food.

 

What is included?
7 Night Cruise in a River View Stateroom
$300pp Travel Credit
$150pp Onboard Credit
Immersive Tours in Every Destination with Knowledgeable Guides
Daily Entertainment including Cultural Performances
Welcome Cocktail, Welcome Dinner, La Chaîne des Rôtisseurs Dinner & Captain’s Cocktail and Gala Dinner
Unlimited sparkling wine and fresh juice with breakfast onboard
Unlimited fine wine, beer and soft drinks with lunch and dinner onboard
Sip & Sail Daily Cocktail Hour with Complimentary Wine, Beer, Spirits and Soft Drinks
Tapas, sandwiches, snacks and refreshments served daily in the main lounge
Taxes*
Pricing CAD
Riverview $4499pp

 

Itinerary

Day Port
Day 1 Bordeaux (Embarkation)
Day 2 Cadillac
Day 3 Pauillac
Day 4 Blaye – Bourg
Day 5 Libourne
Day 6 Libourne
Day 7 Bordeaux
Day 8 Bordeaux (Disembarkation)

 

Pricing is subject to change anytime without notice and may not be reflected immediately on this page. This deal was last updated on June 12, 2017
Terms and Conditions: New bookings only. Fares are per person in the currency noted, based on double occupancy, are capacity controlled, subject to availability at the time of booking and may be withdrawn without notice. Optional supplier charges may apply and are not included. Amenities, if offered, are available for the first two in a stateroom only & based on double occupancy unless specifically stated otherwise. CruisePlus reserves the right to correct any human or electronic errors in the offers above. CruisePlus Management Ltd. Consumer Protection BC License #: 3325-0.
Day 1
EMBARKATION – BORDEAUX, FRANCE

Welcome to Bordeaux, where you’ll board your luxurious river cruise. Meet your fellow passengers this evening. (D)

Day 2
CADILLAC

Visit the impressive Castle of Roquetaillade, an amazingly preserved masterpiece of medieval military architecture owned by the same noble family for 700 years. Afterwards, travel to the Sauternes wine region to either Château de Rayne Vigneau or Château Guiraud to taste the highly prized golden-hued sweet wines produced here. (B,L,D)

Day 3
PAUILLAC

Pauillac, a lovely village on the Left Bank of the Gironde Estuary, is the gateway to the famed Médoc region renowned for producing some of the world’s finest Bordeaux wines. You will see some of the most beautiful and famous wine estates, including Château Latour, Château Mouton Rothschild, Château Lafite Rothschild and Château Pichon Longueville. You’ll then visit either Château Gruaud Larose or Château Léoville Poyferré for a tasting of Grand Cru wines. (B,L,D)

Day 4
PAUILLAC – BLAYE – BOURG

Once in Blaye, you can join a tour of its 17th-century citadel, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. For a more active excursion, take a bike ride from Blaye through the idyllic French countryside. Alternatively, visit a prehistoric cave, Pair non Pair, offering one of the best examples of art made by prehistoric man. During the afternoon, you can cruise to Bourg or join a bike tour along Santiago’s path—a famous pilgrimage route—to Bourg. While in the ancient village of Bourg, visit the Carriage Museum, which houses a wonderful collection of horse-drawn vehicles and then explore the underground passageways that lead you to the immense oil tanks from the Second World War. Later in the day, experience the hospitality of this charming medieval village with an exclusive wine festival complete with live French music, dancing, wine and hors d’oeuvres. (B,L,D)

Day 5
BOURG – LIBOURNE

Libourne provides a gateway to one of Bordeaux’s most elite wine regions, Saint-Émilion, known for its picturesque architecture, monuments and celebrated vineyards. Join an excursion to historic Saint Émilion, and while here, explore the monolithic church carved out of one piece of limestone rock, and then go under the church to discover its catacombs and caves. Afterwards, enjoy a wine tasting at either Château de Ferrand or Château de Pressac. Prefer a more active adventure, pedal through the vineyard-rich countryside to Saint-Émilion and then to Château Soutard for a Grand Cru Classé wine tasting. (B,L,D)

Day 6
LIBOURNE – BORDEAUX

Tour the magnificent Château Vayres, one of the most prestigious historic buildings of Aquitaine, or spend time discovering the Bastide town of Libourne and then stroll through its colorful open-air market tasting some of the region’s specialties. For a more active exploration of the countryside, enjoy a hike followed by a wine tasting. Later in the day, you can visit Fronsac, where you can taste some of the regional wines at a grand wine cellar; or if you missed the countryside hike in the morning, you can do it in the afternoon, followed by a wine tasting. (B,L,D)

Day 7
BORDEAUX

The breathtaking capital of the wine world, Bordeaux is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and classified as a “City of Art and History.” You’ll have an opportunity to experience much of the rich culture and architecture on a city tour followed by a visit to the Bordeaux Wine Museum, housed in an awe-inspiring building. Bike enthusiasts will wish to join a tour along the city’s amazing network of bicycle paths. (B,L,D)

Day 8
BORDEAUX – DISEMBARKATION

Your cruise comes to an end as you prepare for your homeward flight. (B)