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Bordeaux Sojourn

Example 9 Day Cruise aboard Scenic Diamond
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Begin your journey with an exploration of legendary Paris before embarking on your cruise through Bordeaux. Sample Grand Cru Class wine, delight in a classical concert at Château d’Agassac and get lost in the wonder of medieval villages. Cruise the rivers of Bordeaux to explore this charming and historic region. At the end of each day, return to relax in luxury aboard your ship, content in the knowledge that there is sure to be yet another wondrous experience waiting to greet you at the next port.

Day-by-Day Summary

Day 1 : Welcome to Paris
Day 2 : Paris | Bordeaux | Embark
Day 3 : Bordeaux | Saint-Émilion
Day 4 : Libourne
Day 5 : Blaye
Day 6 : Médoc
Day 7 : Cadillac
Day 8 : Bordeaux
Day 9 : Bordeaux | Disembark

Highlights

  • Experience a pleasant morning cruise on the Dordogne River to Libourne
  • Enjoy a guided tour of Libourne and view its town-houses and Gothic church
  • Stroll through the Citadel of Blaye or take an active walk through the town
  • Immerse yourself in the scenic Médoc wine region

Ship

Scenic Diamond

Places Visited

Activities

Trip Type

  • Small Ship

Activity Level

Relaxed

Trip Snapshots

Visit the famed vineyards of France Explore the historic cities and towns of the Bordeaux region Wander the vineyards of France's Bordeaux region Discover the history and culture of Bordeaux Explore Paris, the legendary city of light

Day 1 Welcome to Paris

Celebrate the start of your holiday at your luxurious hotel where you will meet your fellow travelers at a welcome reception tonight.

Day 2 Paris | Bordeaux | Embark

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Dinner
Travel in style aboard the TGV rail to Bordeaux. On arrival, your friendly crew will welcome you aboard the luxurious Scenic Diamond for your seven-night cruise.

Day 3 Bordeaux | Saint-Émilion

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
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 trip highlight.

Day 4 Libourne

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Freechoice:
Enjoy a guided tour of Libourne and view its quaint 16th-century town-houses and Gothic church. Alternatively, explore the estate of Château de La Rivière for a wine tasting, or view the eclectic city of Bergerac and enjoy a foie gras tasting at a charming local farm.

Cruise the tranquil waters of the Dordogne River before you glide across the wide expanse of the mighty Gironde Estuary bound for Blaye. Perhaps join your onboard culinary team for a cooking lesson in Scenic Culinaire this afternoon.

Day 5 Blaye

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Discover the remarkable Blaye region today.

Freechoice:
Stroll through the Citadel of Blaye or take an active walk through the town. Alternatively, join a 30-kilometer roundtrip cycle along the Captain’s Road.
This afternoon you’ll have the opportunity to enjoy a masterclass in Scenic Culinaire or relax as we cruise to Pauillac.

Enrich:
Set in spectacular surrounds in 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 is the venue for your unforgettable classical concert this evening. Soak in the ambiance while live musicians perform classical masterpieces for your exclusive enjoyment.

Day 6 Médoc

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
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.

Freechoice:
This afternoon, discover the Carriages Museum in the enchanting Bourg Castle, including a walk through the 16th-century passageway to the guard's rooms and see the immense WWII oil tanks. Alternatively, visit a local estate, and learn its fascinating history while sampling some of the extraordinary wines produced on-site.

Day 7 Cadillac

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Freechoice:
Venture into the Sauternes region for a tasting of the prestigious Château Guiraud dessert wines. Or cycle through the rolling vineyards of Sauternes to taste the exquisite Grand Cru Class wines of Château Myrat. 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.

Day 8 Bordeaux

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Today, discover the World Heritage-listed city of Bordeaux with its idyllic boulevards and architecture.

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. For the more energetic, cycle the historic regions of Bordeaux, passing the Royal Gate, the Palais Rohan and through public gardens back to the luxury of your 5-star floating hotel.

Back on board, your Cruise Director will organize a special treat for you, with a tasting of fresh oysters delivered straight from the waters of Arcachon Bay. Then, spend the afternoon at leisure in Bordeaux before a special dinner on board showcasing regional delicacies.

Day 9 Bordeaux | Disembark

  • 1 Breakfast
Disembark and transfer after breakfast to Bordeaux airport with memories of a truly unforgettable journey.

Scenic Diamond

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Standard Suite E
160ft2. Standard Suites are located on the Jewel Deck with large picture windows to ensure a great view. They have a spacious design and clever layout alongside all the usual luxurious amenities and furnishings.
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Standard Suite D
160ft2. Standard Suites are located on the Jewel Deck with large picture windows to ensure a great view. They have a spacious design and clever layout alongside all the usual luxurious amenities and furnishings.
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Single Balcony Suite BS
160ft2. Single Balcony Suites are located on the Jewel Deck with large picture windows to ensure a great view. They have a spacious design and clever layout alongside all the usual luxurious amenities and furnishings.
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Balcony Suite C
205ft2. Located on the Sapphire and Diamond Decks, these suites feature a full-length outdoor balcony with the exclusive Sun Lounge system and are larger than the standard river cruise cabins on Europe’s rivers.
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Balcony Suite BA
205ft2. Located on the Sapphire and Diamond Decks, these suites feature a full-length outdoor balcony with the exclusive Sun Lounge system and are larger than the standard river cruise cabins on Europe’s rivers.
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Balcony Suite BB
205ft2. Located on the Sapphire and Diamond Decks, these suites feature a full-length outdoor balcony with the exclusive Sun Lounge system and are larger than the standard river cruise cabins on Europe’s rivers.
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Balcony Suite B
205ft2. Located on the Sapphire and Diamond Decks they feature a full-length outdoor balcony with the exclusive Sun Lounge system and are larger than the standard river cruise cabins on Europe’s rivers.
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Junior Balcony Suite BJ
250ft2. These spacious Suites, located on the Sapphire and Diamond Decks, have a private full-length balcony and elegant en-suite bathrooms featuring a large vanity basin, bathtub with shower above.
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Balcony Suite A
205ft2. Located on the Sapphire and Diamond Decks, these suites feature a full-length outdoor balcony with the exclusive Sun Lounge system and are larger than the standard river cruise cabins on Europe’s rivers.
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Balcony Suite PA
205ft2. Located on the Sapphire and Diamond Decks, these suites feature a full-length outdoor balcony with the exclusive Sun Lounge system and are larger than the standard river cruise cabins on Europe’s rivers.
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Balcony Suite PP
205ft2. Located on the Sapphire and Diamond Decks, these suites feature a full-length outdoor balcony with the exclusive Sun Lounge system and are larger than the standard river cruise cabins on Europe’s rivers.
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Balcony Suite P
205ft2. Located on the Sapphire and Diamond Decks Decks, these suites feature a full-length outdoor balcony with the exclusive Sun Lounge system and are larger than the standard river cruise cabins on Europe’s rivers.
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Junior Balcony Suite RJ
250ft2. These spacious Suites, located on the Sapphire and Diamond Decks, have a private full-length balcony and elegant en-suite bathrooms featuring a large vanity basin, bathtub with shower above.
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Royal Balcony Suite RA
315ft2. These Suites on the Diamond Deck are the ultimate in luxury with more space, impeccable service, thoughtful touches, an outdoor balcony, lounge area, and an oversized bathroom.
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Royal Panorama Suite RS
At 325ft², and at the rear of the Diamond Deck, enjoy panoramic views of the breathtaking passing scenery through floor to ceiling windows across two walls of the cabin.
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Royal Owner's Suite RO
510ft2. including outdoor balcony. These Suites on the Diamond Deck are the ultimate in luxury with more space (315ft²), impeccable service, thoughtful touches, an outdoor balcony, lounge area, and an oversized bathroom.

Notes

All rates are quoted in USD and represent cost per person, based on double occupancy. Please contact us for the Single Supplement Rate.

Inclusions:
  • 5-star Scenic Space-Ship featuring Scenic Sun Lounges
  • 1 exclusive Scenic Enrich experience
  • Scenic Culinaire
  • Your choice of 16 Scenic Freechoice activities
  • Up to five onboard dining options, from casual to fine dining
  • 21 meals – 8 breakfasts (B), 6 lunches (L) and 7 dinners (D)
  • Complimentary beverages all day throughout your cruise
  • Butler service for all guests throughout your cruise
  • Exclusive Scenic Tailormade available throughout your cruise
  • The freedom of our e-bikes – electronically assisted bicycles
  • Cruise Director to guide and assist
  • Expert local guides
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout your cruise
  • All tipping and gratuities
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Our guide and driver were very good with their knowledge and were very helpful with our questions. It was a very pleasant visit that would have been impossible to do on our own. Hotels and restaurants were fantastic. The special places we got to go to, like the kitchens, were great. Enjoyed the entire trip!
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