Taste of Bordeaux Cruise Only (Bordeaux to Bordeaux) 2020

Taste of Bordeaux Cruise Only (Bordeaux to Bordeaux) 2020

Operator: AmaWaterways
Ship: AmaDolce
Starts: Bordeaux, France on Thu, Nov 05, 2020
Ends: Bordeaux, France on Thu, Nov 12, 2020

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Itinerary

Countries Visited

France

Rivers Visited

Dordogne, Garonne

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, Nov 05, 2020):

EMBARKATION ''' BORDEAUX, FRANCE. Embark the ship for your Taste of Bordeaux cruise. (D)

Day 2 (Fri, Nov 06, 2020):

BORDEAUX - LIBOURNE. Take in the romance of Bordeaux as you pass iconic sights on a scenic morning cruise. Later in the day, dock in Libourne, a gateway to one of Bordeaux'''s most elite wine regions. Join an excursion to Saint ''milion, known for its celebrated vineyards, 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 Grand Cru Class'' wine tasting at either Ch''teau de Ferrand or Ch''teau de Pressac. If you 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. Or explore the countryside and get closer to the iconic grapes of Libourne on a vineyard hike. You can also choose to tour the magnificent Ch''teau Vayres, one of the most prestigious historic buildings of Aquitaine. (B,L,D)

Day 3 (Sat, Nov 07, 2020):

LIBOURNE - BLAYE. Spend time discovering the Bastide town of Libourne on a walking tour or stroll through the colorful, open-air market, tasting some of the region'''s specialties. Or, you can get your heart pumping by venturing deeper into town on an invigorating bike tour or hiking through one of Libourne'''s renowned vineyards. Later in the day, set sail for Blaye, where you'''ll enjoy an evening at your leisure. (B,L,D)

Day 4 (Sun, Nov 08, 2020):

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. While in the ancient village of Bourg, take a walking tour and visit the Carriage Museum, which houses a wonderful collection of horse-drawn vehicles. Later in the day, experience the hospitality of this charming medieval village with an exclusive wine festival. Meet the local wine growers and taste the fruits of their labors as well as enjoy live French music and dancing. (B,L,D)

Day 5 (Mon, Nov 09, 2020):

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 6 (Tue, Nov 10, 2020):

CADILLAC. Visit the impressive Castle of Roquetaillade, an amazingly preserved masterpiece of medieval military architecture owned by the same noble family for 700 years. Or, travel to the Sauternes wine region to either Chateau de Rayne Vigneau or Chateau Guiraud to taste the highly prized golden-hued sweet wines produced here. In the evening, enjoy a spectacular illumination cruise, gazing at the iconic structures of Bordeaux as they glow against the night sky. (B,L,D

Day 7 (Wed, Nov 11, 2020):

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 immersive and interactive 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, Nov 12, 2020):

BORDEAUX ''' DISEMBARKATION. Disembark the ship and prepare for your flight home. (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
  • 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, 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 NH Collection Ri'' de Bilbao (orsimilar), including city tour, Guggenheim Museum,Mercado de la Ribera, Guernica and daily breakfast
  • Transfer from Bilbao to San Sebastian
  • 2 nights hotel in San Sebastian at the NH Collection Ar''nzazu (or similar), including city tourand daily breakfast
  • Transfer from San Sebastian to ship in Bordeauxwith stop in Bayonne
  • Transfer from Bordeaux to Tours via motorcoach
  • 2 nights Ch''teau 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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