15 Day Sensational Seine & Bordeaux Sojourn

Scenic River Cruise starting in Paris and finishing in Bordeaux

Book online and enjoy exclusive savings on Scenic's 15 Day Sensational Seine & Bordeaux Sojourn. See the highlights of the River Seine and the Bordeaux region on this compact 15 day journey along two of France's most iconic waterways.
Overview
Operator: Scenic
Type: River Cruise (Premium)
Cruise Ship: Scenic Gem
Duration: 15 Days
From: Paris to Bordeaux
Tour Code: SNBR.1
Reviews: Not Yet Reviewed
Visits: France
Our Price From:
$ 10,348
Per Person ($AU)
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Day By Day
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1
Bienvenue
Welcome to Paris. Enjoy a welcome dinner before cruising out of Paris with the beautiful city as a backdrop. (D)
2
Conflans - Sainte-Honorine
This morning we arrive into the charming medieval town of Conflans, with its distinctive barge houses docked within easy reach of the quaint main square. Freechoice: Discover the charms of Auvers-sur-Oise and see Vincent van Gogh’s room, or step inside the magnificent Chantilly Castle for a guided tour of this remarkable château, set amid beautiful parklands. This afternoon, enjoy the amenities of your luxurious Scenic Space-Ship. Perhaps relax on the Sun Deck with a drink in hand and enjoy the scenery as you cruise past charming riverside villages, or take the opportunity to visit the Wellness Centre. (B/L/D)
3
Rouen
Freechoice: Enjoy a walking tour of Rouen, the capital of the Normandy region. Take in the famous sites of Joan of Arc and the historic Rouen Cathedral. Walk the winding medieval laneways and admire the city’s half-timbered houses. Alternatively, join a guided cycling tour along the Seine River to the beautiful 19th century botanical gardens that boast a number of exotic and rare plants. This afternoon we set sail to the picturesque coastal village of Honfleur. (B/L/D)
4
Honfleu
Freechoice: Walk the historic Normandy beaches, the site of the D-Day landings, before visiting the Landing Museum at Arromanches. You’ll be struck by the sombre ambience surrounding the 9,387 graves of the Normandy Cemetery. While there, take a moment to reflect on the momentous impact of that day, as you look out from your hilltop position above Omaha Beach. Alternatively, take the opportunity to explore Honfleur, with its quaint architecture, relaxed coastal atmosphere and colourful fishing boats bobbing up and down on its waters. (B/L/D)
5
Honfleur - Caudebec-en-Caux
Freechoice: Visit Fécamp and its mighty palace. Situated in spectacular surrounds, the city’s natural setting contrasts perfectly with its architectural centrepiece, the Benedictine Palace. Or travel through picturesque landscapes that were once dotted with over 100 abbeys. Along the way, visit some of the incredible abbeys still standing and in operation. Sundowners: Surrounded by lush countryside, the estate of Château d’Etelan is the perfect venue for an afternoon aperitif. The château was built in renaissance style and dates back to 1494. Its grand history includes famous guests such as the French writer Voltaire and several members of the French royal family. (B/L/D)
6
Vernon
In a region rich in visual treasures, it’s easy to understand why this part of France inspired paintings by many of history’s most famous artists. Freechoice: Visit Giverny and Monet’s former residence and gardens. Admire the beauty of the landscape as you walk the paths exploding with colour and life. Or, if you’re feeling more adventurous, you can explore by bike, with a self-guided cycling tour. Enrich: Built into a steep rock face overlooking the mighty Seine River and the small village bearing the same name, Château de La Roche Guyon is a sight to behold. The château dates back to medieval times and you’ll experience the opulence and grandeur of yesteryear as you enjoy a live classical concert. (B/L/D)
7
Paris
Choose to spend time exploring France’s most celebrated city or embark on a discovery beyond the city limits. Freechoice: Shop with a Chef when you visit one of Paris’ local food markets and enjoy exquisite tastings, or walk the city with a resident expert and hear tales that only the locals know. Alternatively, you may wish to explore beyond Paris and tour the 17th century estate of Château Vaux-le-Vicomte, Louis XIV’s inspiration for the Palace of Versailles. Featured in the James Bond movie Moonraker, the Palace of Vicomte has been leaving visitors in awe of its magnificence for centuries. With remarkable attractions at every turn, you’ll have a chance to explore Paris at leisure this afternoon. (B/L/D)
8
Paris - Bordeaux
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. (B/D)
9
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 trip highlight. Sundowners: Celebrate the 2000-year history of wine by enjoying a glass at the estate of Château de la Rivière. Surrounded by the vines, mingle with newfound friends, explore the spectacular property or discover the artistic heritage of this region and admire a local artist painting the stunning landscape using paint made from the wine grown on the estate. (B/L/D)
10
Libourne
Freechoice: Enjoy a guided tour of Libourne and view its quaint 16th century town-houses and Gothic church. Alternatively, explore the exquisite estate of Château Franc Mayne and taste its Grand Cru Class wine, 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. This afternoon perhaps join your on board culinary team for a cooking lesson in Scenic Culinaire. (B/L/D)
11
Blaye:
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 kilometre roundtrip cycle along the Captain’s Road. You’ll have the opportunity to enjoy a masterclass in Scenic Culinaire or relax as we cruise to Pauillac. Enrich: Set in the spectacular surrounds in the Médoc countryside, Château 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 ambience while live musicians perform classical masterpieces for your exclusive enjoyment. (B/L/D)
12
Médoc:
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 Château Gruaud-Larose estate. 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 guards rooms and immense WWII oil tanks. Alternatively visit Serisier Estate, constructed in the early 16th century, and learn the fascinating history of the estate while sampling some of the extraordinary wines produced on site. (B/L/D)
13
Cadillac
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. (B/L/D)
14
Bordeaux
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. Enjoy an afternoon at leisure in Bordeaux before a special dinner on board showcasing regional delicacies. (B/L/D)
15
Bordeaux
Disembark and transfer after breakfast to Bordeaux airport with memories of a truly unforgettable journey. (B)
Scenic Inclusions
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River Cruise Inclusions
  • 5-star Scenic Space-Ships featuring Scenic Sun Lounges
  • 2 exclusive Scenic Enrich experiences
  • Scenic Culinaire available on board in Bordeaux
  • Your choice of 29 Scenic Freechoice activities
  • 2 Scenic Sundowners events
  • Up to five on board dining options, from casual to fine dining
  • 40 meals – 14 breakfasts (B), 12 lunches (L) and 14 dinners (D)
  • Complimentary beverages all day, every day
  • Butler service for all guests
  • Exclusive Scenic Tailormade available throughout your cruise
  • The freedom of our e-bikes – electronically assisted bicycles
  • Cruise Directors to guide and assist
  • Expert local guides
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
  • All tipping and gratuities
Scenic Freechoice
  • You can choose between a vast range of activities and sightseeing experiences, ensuring you only see what you want to see and do what you want to do, at a tempo that suits you.
  • With additional options available, there is a wealth of choice in all locations, whichever cruise or tour you decide on. From history to culture, food to nature, there's something for everyone.
Scenic Enrich
  • All-inclusive, exclusive, unique. Scenic's 'Enrich' encounters take you behind the scenes to enjoy moments inaccessible to the ordinary traveller. Enrich experiences will take you to the cultural heart of life that has been established over centuries around the waterways of Europe.
  • Scenic's Journey Designers have handpicked and created a range of diverse and thrilling moments that will become highlights of your trip. From private concerts in opulent castles to dinner in beautiful palaces, our Scenic Enrich experiences are one-of-a-kind and only for Scenic guests.
  • Enrich encounters will be indicated in the itinerary.
Trip Notes
  • Itinerary and inclusions subject to change.
  • Price is for land, cruise and specified internal flights. International flights not included.
Scenic
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Budget: Luxury & Premium
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Types: Tours, River Cruises & Small Ship Cruises
Average Age: 60+ years
Destinations: Worldwide
Scenic Gem Deck Plans
Category E
Standard Suite
Category D
Standard Suite
Category C
Balcony Suite
Category BA
Balcony Suite
Category B
Balcony Suite
Category BD
Deluxe Balcony Suite
Category PA
Balcony Suite
Category P
Balcony Suite
Category PD
Deluxe Balcony Suite
Category R
Royal Balcony Suite
Category RP
Royal One-Bedroom Suite
Ship Profile
Jewel Deck
Sapphire Deck
Diamond Deck
Sun Deck
Scenic Gem Cabin Types
Standard Suite
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Category E & D (Standard Suite)

  • Stateroom size 15 sqm - 160 sq ft
  • Luxury Scenic slumber bed & pillow menu
  • Marble bathrooms with L’Occitane bathroom amenities & luxury bathrobe and slippers
  • Mac-mini infotainment system with complimentary movies on demand
  • International power sockets, safe, hairdryer, alarm clock & telephone
  • Butler service & complimentary mini bar
  • Complimentary laundry concierge service once per suite
  • Shoeshine service
Private Balcony Suite
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Category P, PA, B, BA, & C (Private Balcony Suite)

  • Including Scenic 'Sun Lounge' - 19 sqm - 205 sq ft
  • Luxury Scenic slumber bed & pillow menu
  • Scenic Sun Lounge
  • Marble bathrooms with L’Occitane bathroom amenities & luxury bathrobe and slippers
  • Mac-mini infotainment system with complimentary movies on demand
  • International power sockets, safe, hairdryer, alarm clock & telephone
  • Butler service & complimentary mini bar
  • Complimentary laundry concierge service once per suite
  • Shoeshine service
  • Early morning tea/coffee service
  • Beverage service in your private suite
  • Complimentary daily pressing for two pieces of clothing (Exclusive to Diamond Deck)
  • Exclusive invitation to Table La Rive (Exclusive to Diamond Deck)
Deluxe Balcony Suite
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Category BD & PD (Deluxe Balcony Suite)

  • Including Scenic 'Sun Lounge' - 21 sqm - 225 sq ft
  • Luxury Scenic slumber bed & pillow menu
  • Scenic Sun Lounge
  • Marble bathrooms with L’Occitane bathroom amenities & luxury bathrobe and slippers
  • Mac-mini infotainment system with complimentary movies on demand
  • International power sockets, safe, hairdryer, alarm clock & telephone
  • Butler service & complimentary mini bar
  • Complimentary laundry concierge service once per suite
  • Shoeshine service
  • Early morning tea/coffee service
  • Beverage service in your private suite
  • Complimentary daily pressing for two pieces of clothing (Exclusive to Diamond Deck)
  • daily delivery of afternoon canapés (Exclusive to Diamond Deck)
  • Beverage and meal service in your private suite (Exclusive to Diamond Deck)
  • Exclusive invitation to Table La Rive (Exclusive to Diamond Deck)
Royal Balcony Suite
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Category R (Royal Balcony Suite)

  • Including Scenic 'Sun Lounge' - 28 sqm - 305 sq ft
  • Luxury Scenic slumber bed & pillow menu
  • Scenic Sun Lounge
  • Marble bathrooms with upgraded bathroom amenities & luxury bathrobe and slippers
  • Mac-mini infotainment system with complimentary movies on demand
  • International power sockets, safe, hairdryer, alarm clock & telephone
  • Butler service & complimentary mini bar
  • Complimentary laundry concierge service once per suite
  • Shoeshine service
  • Early morning tea/coffee service
  • Unlimited complimentary laundry service
  • Daily delivery of afternoon canapés
  • Complimentary bottle of Laurent Perrier Brut (750ml)
  • Morning delivery of newspapers
  • Beverage and meal service in your private suite
  • Packing and unpacking your luggage
  • Euro 200 per cabin on board credit
  • Private transfers in Europe*
  • Exclusive invitation to dine at Table La Rive
  • Priority dining reservations
Royal One Bedroom Suite
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Category RP (Royal One Bedroom Suite)

  • One bedroom suite including Scenic Sun Lounge - 42 sqm - 455 sq ft
  • Luxury Scenic slumber bed & pillow menu
  • Scenic Sun Lounge
  • Marble bathrooms with upgraded bathroom amenities & luxury bathrobe and slippers
  • Mac-mini infotainment system with complimentary movies on demand
  • International power sockets, safe, hairdryer, alarm clock & telephone
  • Butler service & complimentary mini bar
  • Complimentary laundry concierge service once per suite
  • Shoeshine service
  • Early morning tea/coffee service
  • Unlimited complimentary laundry service
  • Daily delivery of afternoon canapés
  • Complimentary bottle of Laurent Perrier Brut (750ml)
  • Morning delivery of newspapers
  • Beverage and meal service in your private suite
  • Packing and unpacking your luggage
  • Euro 200 per cabin on board credit
  • Private transfers in Europe*
  • Exclusive invitation to dine at Table La Rive
  • Priority dining reservations
Prices & Dates
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Cabin Upgrades
Optional cabin upgrades. Upgrades priced per person.
Cat E (Standard Suite)  (Prices Shown) $ 0
Cat D (Standard Suite) $ 390
Cat C (Balcony Suite) $ 2,590
Cat BA (Balcony Suite) $ 2,840
Cat B (Balcony Suite) $ 3,290
Cat PA (Balcony Suite) $ 3,550
Cat P (Balcony Suite) $ 3,790
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