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Flavours of Bordeaux with Highlights of Paris

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River View
$10,559
Balcony
$13,499
Suite
$16,978
* Port charges, taxes and fees included
 Cruise Length
13 Days
 Cruise Starts
Paris
 Cruise Finishes
Bordeaux
13 Day Flavours of Bordeaux with Highlights of Paris Itinerary (Scenic)
Countries Explored: France
Cruise Line:
River Ship
Departures
Passengers
149
Crew
57
Launched
2008
Refurbished
2017
Cruise Code
PABO-2

Overview

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.

Itinerary

The glittering lights of the Eiffel Tower twinkling in the night sky, romantic couples walking hand in hand along the banks of the Seine and chic locals walking the run way that is the Champs-Élysées are just some of the images conjured when thinking about Paris. Over the next three days you have the opportunity to discover this magnificent city whilst staying at one of our luxurious city central hotels.

Freechoice: Marvel at some of the city’s most iconic sights including the Eiffel Tower, Champs-Élysées and Arc de Triomphe and learn about the city that is one of the most visited in the world, during a panoramic city tour. Alternatively, explore the Bohemian district of Montmartre where you will visit the vineyard of Montmartre that produces several varieties of wine, you will also have the opportunity to taste some of them. This afternoon is your chance to immerse yourself into the Parisian way of life with a free afternoon of exploration. (B)

After breakfast, travel to Bordeaux via high speed train. On arrival to the Scenic Diamond you will be welcomed on board by our friendly crew excited to share an unforgettable cruise along the waterways of the Bordeaux region. (B/D)

Soak in the vistas as you cruise along the Garonne river into Cadillac. Freechoice: This afternoon, learn about Lillet, the refreshing French aperitif, during a visit to a renowned local producer. Alternatively, visit a truffle farm and sample this delicious regional delicacy, or visit Roquetaillade Castle.  (B/L/D)

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. (B/L/D)

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. (B/L/D)

Freechoice: Enjoy a guided tour of Libourne, or travel by coach through the Pomerol region, famed for its red wines, and visit one of its acclaimed estates 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 discover the history of the renowned delicacy foie gras, during a farm visit in Bergerac. 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. (B/L/D)

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, or learn about the traditional craftsmanship of barrel making with a local cooper. Back on board this afternoon, we’ve organised a Cheese of France experience. Taste the country’s celebrated cheeses, matched with bread and wine. (B/L/D)

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: During exclusive after hours access be welcomed with a glass of champagne as you visit Les Bassins de Lumières, Bordeaux’s former submarine base which has been transformed into an impressive digital art installation. (B/L/D)

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. (B/L/D)

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. (B/L/D)

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. (B/L/D)

Bid farewell as you disembark and transfer to Bordeaux airport or train station for your onward journey. Please note: Preview itinerary subject to change. (B)

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