Taste Of Bourdeaux Wine Cruise | Centre Holidays
Taste Of Bourdeaux Wine Cruise | Centre Holidays

TASTE OF BOURDEAUX WINE CRUISE

You’ll discover stately chateaux, abundant vineyards and stunning scenery as you sail along the Garonne River and its surrounding estuaries.

Travel Style

Marine

Start

Bordeaux

Finish

Bordeaux

Trip Code

TOBWC153

Countries

1

Number of countries visited

Days

8

Duration of the trip

Pace

3

Pace level 3: Average
$

Price

Inquire about a price

Itinerary

TASTE OF BOURDEAUX WINE CRUISE
Trip Code: TOBWC153

  • Map

    Trip Route

  • Overview

    About this Trip

    • Operator: AmaWaterways
    • Countries: France
    • Min/Max: 1 or more passengers
    • Style: Marine (River Cruises)
    • Duration: 8 days
    • Pace: 3 (Average)
    • Price:  Inquire about a price
    • Ships: AmaDolce
    • Rivers: Dordogne, Garonne
    • Wine tasting in Bordeaux at the Wine Museum
    • Various walking tours or bike tours, excursions and hikes
    • Visit four UNESCO World Heritage Site's
    • Exclusive festival of music and wine from the appellation of Cotes du Bourg
  • Bordeaux, France • Embarkation

    Day 1

    Welcome to Bordeaux, where you’ll board your luxurious river cruise. Meet your fellow passengers this evening during a delectable Welcome Dinner. 

    Onboard ship
      Dinner

  • Cadillac

    Day 2

    Arrive this afternoon in Cadillac, a region renowned for its sensational white wines. Today you will visit the Sauternes wine region, where you’ll taste the highly sought-after sweet wines made here. Afterwards, you will see historic Roquetaillade Castle, which is one of the most impressive castles in Europe. It is almost perfectly preserved and still owned by the original noble family that has possessed it for hundreds of years.

    Onboard ship
      Breakfast, lunch and dinner

  • Pauillac

    Day 3

    Today, you will enjoy a tour of the lovely village town on the Left Bank of the Gironde estuary known as Pauillac. Situated in the famed Médoc AOC (appellation d’origine contrôlée, a government controlled destination of origin which signifies where grapes are grown), Pauillac’s gravelly soils are renowned for producing some of the world’s finest Bordeaux wines – especially those made from the Merlot grape variety. You’ll be able to dabble in local blends this afternoon at an authentic Grand Cru Classé wine tasting. Return to the ship for a wonderful dinner, and then spend the evening as you please – we will be docked in Pauillac overnight.

    Onboard ship
      Breakfast, lunch and dinner

  • Pauillac • Blaye • Bourg

    Day 4

    Take in the riverside scenery this morning as we make our way from Pauillac to Blaye. North of Bordeaux, this small town is best known for its red wine and historic military significance. You’ll have your choice of two activities. The first is an excursion to the city’s 17th century citadel – a UNESCO World Heritage Site – that was built by famous military engineer Vauban. From the top of this famous fortress, you can admire fantastic views of the impressive Gironde estuary. The second is a bike tour on which you will wind your way through vineyards, see amazing châteaux and cross Santiago’s path, a famous pilgrimage route from the middle ages. Return to the ship for a delicious lunch and prepare for an afternoon in Bourg, to which you can cruise or bike. The bike tour will take you along the “Captain’s Road,” a scenic coastal path that leads to Bourg sur Gironde. Ideally situated at the confluence of the Dordogne and Garonne, this historic village still lives inside medieval walls. Built during Roman times and later fortified by the English, it is filled with rich architectural tradition. Afterwards, enjoy an exclusive festival of music and wine from the appellation of Cotes du Bourg. The ship will remain here overnight.  

    Onboard ship
      Breakfast, lunch and dinner

  • Bourg • Libourne

    Day 5

    This afternoon, you’ll arrive in the winemaking capital of Libourne. Two of Bordeaux’s most elite wine regions are very close by – Saint Emilion and Pomerol. You can either enjoy a Grand Cru Classé wine tasting and a visit to the Underground Churches (a UNESCO World Heritage Site) in St Emilion, as well as a panoramic tour of Pomerol, or join a guided bike tour through the vineyards of both towns followed by a wine tasting. This evening, indulge in a special Captain's Gala dinner. The ship moors overnight in Libourne.

    Onboard ship
      Breakfast, lunch and dinner

  • Libourne • Bordeaux

    Day 6

    Take in the riverside scenery this morning as we make our way from Pauillac to Blaye. North of Bordeaux, this small town is best known for its red wine and historic military significance. You’ll have your choice of two activities. The first is an excursion to the city’s 17th century citadel – a UNESCO World Heritage Site – that was built by famous military engineer Vauban. From the top of this famous fortress, you can admire fantastic views of the impressive Gironde estuary. The second is a bike tour on which you will wind your way through vineyards, see amazing châteaux and cross Santiago’s path, a famous pilgrimage route from the middle ages. Return to the ship for a delicious lunch and prepare for an afternoon in Bourg, to which you can cruise or bike. The bike tour will take you along the “Captain’s Road,” a scenic coastal path that leads to Bourg sur Gironde. Ideally situated at the confluence of the Dordogne and Garonne, this historic village still lives inside medieval walls. Built during Roman times and later fortified by the English, it is filled with rich architectural tradition. Afterwards, enjoy an exclusive festival of music and wine from the appellation of Cotes du Bourg. The ship will remain here overnight.  

    Onboard ship
      Breakfast, lunch and dinner

  • Bordeaux

    Day 7

    Today you’ll see the elegant port city of Bordeaux. The breathtaking capital of the wine world is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and, with over 360 historic monuments within its borders, it is also classified as a “City of Art and History.” You’ll have an opportunity to experience much of the rich culture and architecture here, including a tasting at the Wine Museum. You will see sights like the Pont de Pierre Bridge, Quinconces Monumental Square and the famed water mirror, Mirroir d’eau. Those seeking a more active way to see the city can join a guided bike tour instead. Afterwards, you will have free time to explore the town on your own. A spectacular Farewell dinner awaits you tonight, and the ship will stay in Bordeaux.

    Onboard ship
      Breakfast, lunch and dinner

  • Bordeaux • Disembarkation

    Day 8

    Your cruise comes to an end as you prepare for your homeward flight.
      Breakfast

  • What's Included

    Important Information

    Spacious Staterooms

    • 7 nights luxury accommodation in an outside stateroom (most with twin balconies)
    • Computer for internet access
    • Entertainment on Demand system featuring, movies, TV shows, news and music
    • Mini-fridge, desk and sitting area
    • Bottled water replenished daily

    An Array of Amenities

    • Personalized service from a highly trained Cruise Manager during both cruise and land programs
    • Internet and Wi-Fi access
    • Sun deck whirlpool and walking track
    • Fitness room, massage services and hair salon
    • Main Lounge with panoramic views and bar
    • Daily entertainment including cultural performances

    Award-Winning Dining

    • All onboard dining in a variety of venues
    • Regionally inspired cuisine made with locally sourced ingredients
    • The Chef’s Table specialty restaurant
    • Captain’s Welcome Cocktail and Dinner
    • La Chaîne des Rôtisseurs exclusive dining experience
    • Unlimited fine wine, beer and soft drinks with lunch and dinner
    • Unlimited sparkling wine and fresh juice with breakfast
    • Tapas, sandwiches, snacks and refreshments served daily in the Main Lounge

    A World of Exploration

    • Immersive tours in every destination
    • Gentle, regular, active and late-riser tour options
    • Bike tours and hikes
    • Special Interest Tours
    • Knowledgeable guides
    • Personal headset for easy exploration
    • Airport transfers with purchase of air from AmaWaterways

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