Taste of Bordeaux (Bordeaux Roundtrip) Cruise Only 2019

Taste of Bordeaux (Bordeaux Roundtrip) Cruise Only 2019

Operator: AmaWaterways
Ship: AmaDolce
Starts: Bordeaux, France on Thu, Oct 03, 2019
Ends: Bordeaux, France on Thu, Oct 10, 2019

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Itinerary

Countries Visited

France

Rivers Visited

Dordogne, Garonne, Gironde

River Cruise Itinerary

2 nights in Bilbao, 2 nights in San Sebastian, 7-night roundtrip Bordeaux cruise, 2 nights in the Loire Valley and 1 night in Paris

Day 1 (Thu, Oct 03, 2019):

BORDEAUX, FRANCE - EMBARKATION. Welcome to Bordeaux, where you'''ll board your luxurious river cruise ship. (D)

Day 2 (Fri, Oct 04, 2019):

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 Ch''teau de Rayne Vigneau or Ch''teau Guiraud to taste the highly prized golden-hued sweet wines produced here. (B,L,D)

Day 3 (Sat, Oct 05, 2019):

PAUILLAC. Pauillac, a lovely village on the Left Bank of the Gironde Estuary, is gateway to the famed M''doc 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 Ch''teau Latour, Ch''teau Mouton Rothschild, Ch''teau Lafite Rothschild and Ch''teau Pichon Longueville. You'''ll then visit either Ch''teau Gruaud Larose or Ch''teau L''oville Poyferr'' for a tasting of Grand Cru wines. (B,L,D)

Day 4 (Sun, Oct 06, 2019):

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. 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 (Mon, Oct 07, 2019):

LIBOURNE. Libourne provides a gateway to one of Bordeaux'''s most elite wine regions, Saint-''milion, known for its picturesque architecture, monuments and celebrated vineyards. Join an excursion to historic Saint ''milion, 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 Ch''teau de Ferrand or Ch''teau de Pressac. Prefer a more active adventure, pedal through the vineyard-rich countryside to Saint-''milion and then to Ch''teau Soutard for a Grand Cru Class'' wine tasting. (B,L,D)

Day 6 (Tue, Oct 08, 2019):

LIBOURNE. Tour the magnificent Ch''teau 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 will have two options of excursions. Visit Ch''teau de Montaigne, a stunning 14th-century castle that was the family residence of philosopher Michel de Montaigne and enjoy a lovely wine tasting. Alternatively, visit Fronsac, where you can taste some of the regional wines at a grand wine cellar. (B,L,D)

Day 7 (Wed, Oct 09, 2019):

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 (Thu, Oct 10, 2019):

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

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Inclusions

  • SPACIOUS STATEROOMS
  • 7 nights luxury accommodation in an outside stateroom (most with French balconies)
  • Computer for internet access
  • Entertainment-On-Demand in all staterooms featuring free high-speed internet access, movies, a music library and English language TV stations
  • Desk and sitting area
  • Bottled water replenished daily
  • AN ARRAY OF AMENITIES
  • Wellness Program with a dedicated Wellness Host leading various exercise classes as well as discussions on healthy eating and relaxation techniques, both on board and on shore.
  • 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
  • Welcome Cocktail, Welcome Dinner, La Cha''ne des R''tisseurs Dinner, Captain's Cocktail and Gala Dinner
  • La Cha''ne des R''tisseurs exclusive dining experience
  • Unlimited fine wine, beer and soft drinks with lunch and dinner
  • Unlimited sparkling wine and fresh juice with breakfast
  • Sip & Sail Cocktail Hour with complimentary wine, beer, spirits and soft drinks
  • 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
  • Land Program
  • 2 nights hotel in Bilbao at the Meli'' Bilbao (or similar),including city tour, Guggenheim Museum and dailybreakfast
  • Transfer from Bilbao to San Sebastian
  • 2 nights hotel in San Sebastian, including city tourand daily breakfast
  • Transfer from San Sebastian to ship in Bordeauxwith stop in Arcachon
  • Transfer from Bordeaux to Tours via high-speed TGV train
  • 2 nights hotel in the Loire Valley, including city tour,ch''teaux visits and daily breakfast
  • 1 night hotel in Paris at the Pullman Charles deGaulle (or similar), including daily breakfast

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Ship Information

AmaDolce


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Questions & Answers

Question: Will the day-by-day itinerary change?

Yes, the river cruise itineraries may change due to reasons such as inclement weather or unforeseen events. Your safety is the number one concern aboard and all precautions necessary will be taken in order to ensure passenger safety, including changing itineraries. Please note that when itineraries do change, the ship staff will do their best to substitute any missed port with an alternative destination.

Question: In what language is the river cruise conducted?

The river cruise will be conducted in English only.


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