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Bordeaux Sojourn on Scenic Diamond 2020

Bordeaux Sojourn on Scenic Diamond 2020

Operator: Scenic
Ship: Scenic Diamond
Starts: Paris, France on Fri, Sep 04, 2020
Ends: Bordeaux, France on Sat, Sep 12, 2020

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Itinerary

Countries Visited

France

Rivers Visited

Dordogne, Garonne, Gironde

River Cruise Itinerary

Day 1 (Fri, Sep 04, 2020): Welcome to Paris

The ‘city of light’ is your host this evening, so kick off your holiday with a welcome drink at your luxurious hotel in Paris.


Day 2 (Sat, Sep 05, 2020): 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.


Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 3 (Sun, Sep 06, 2020): 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.


Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4 (Mon, Sep 07, 2020): Libourne

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 on board culinary team for a cooking lesson in Scenic Culinaire this afternoon.


Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 5 (Tue, Sep 08, 2020): 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.

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 ambience while live musicians perform classical masterpieces for your exclusive enjoyment.


Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 6 (Wed, Sep 09, 2020): 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 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 guards 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.


Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 7 (Thu, Sep 10, 2020): 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.


Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 8 (Fri, Sep 11, 2020): 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.

Back on board, your Cruise Director will organise 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.


Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 9 (Sat, Sep 12, 2020): Bordeaux

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


Meals Included: Breakfast

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Ship Information

Scenic Diamond


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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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