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A Taste of Bordeaux

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Wine tasting in the vineyards of Bordeaux

Exclusive Silver Travel Advisor Offer

Travel to France’s legendary wine capital, Bordeaux, on an enhanced epicurean experience with AmaWaterways. Iconic châteaux, timeless vineyards and delicious wine tastings are plentiful on this wine-themed journey. Attend an exclusive wine festival in Bourg, sample Grand Cru Classé wines, and experience the wonderful world of viticulture with all your senses at the immersive Cité du Vin museum in Bordeaux. Hosted by a dedicated wine expert who leads tastings and a specially curated food and wine pairing dinner on board, this journey is a must for anyone interested in the best of French wine and cuisine.

Enjoy an exclusive discounted price, available only when booking with Silver Travel Advisor. Discount applies to all stateroom categories with options for double, twin and solo passengers.

Read on for all the details, and if you have any questions our Silver Travel Advisors are on hand to provide more information: call 0800 412 5678.

Trip highlights

Itinerary

Day 1
Thursday 22 August 2024

Depart the UK and board AmaDolce in Bordeaux, France

Depart London Heathrow or London Gatwick bound for Bordeaux and board AmaDolce for your Taste of Bordeaux cruise. The 144-passenger AmaDolce is a luxury river ship boasting elegantly appointed staterooms, most with a French Balcony, entertainment on-demand and much more. You’ll also enjoy a variety of dining venues, and added comforts including a sauna and whirlpool, sun deck, onboard bicycles and walking track.

Once you’ve settled into your stateroom and explored the ship, enjoy your first dinner onboard with your fellow passengers.

Meals: Dinner

AmaDolce
Libourne, France

Day 2
Friday 23 August 2024

Libourne, France

Welcome to Libourne, a gateway to one of Bordeaux’s most elite wine regions. Join an excursion to Saint Émilion, 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 Classé wine tasting at either Château de Ferrand or Château de Pressac. Alternately, you can enjoy an excursion to Saint-Émilion solely to discover more of the small historic town. If you prefer a more active adventure, pedal through the vineyard-rich countryside to Saint-Émilion.

Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner

Day 3
Saturday 24 August 2024

Libourne, France

Stroll through the colourful, open-air market, tasting some of the region’s specialties. You can also choose to enjoy a tasting of local wines from one of the beautiful wine estates in the Fronsac region. Or, you can get your heart pumping by venturing deeper into town by 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.

Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner

Visit renowned vineyards
Vineyards at Chateau Marquis de Vaban
Vineyards at Chateau Marquis de Vaban

Day 4
Sunday 25 August 2024

Blaye, France – Bourg, France

Join a tour of Blaye’s 17th-century citadel, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. For a more active excursion, take a bike ride around Blaye along a former railway. Later in the day, you can choose to bike from Blaye through the idyllic French countryside to Bourg. Or, in the ancient village of Bourg, take a walking tour and visit the Carriage Museum, which houses a wonderful collection of horse-drawn vehicles, and the World War II Petrol Cistern. Towards the evening, experience the hospitality of this charming medieval village with an exclusive wine festival. Meet the local wine growers and taste the fruits of their labours as well as enjoy live French music and dancing.

Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner

Day 5
Monday 26 August 2024

Cussac-Fort Medoc, France

Cussac-Fort-Medoc is a peaceful commune in southwestern France and your gateway to the famed Médoc 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 Château Latour, Château Mouton Rothschild, Château Lafite Rothschild and Château Pichon Longueville. You’ll then visit either Château Gruaud Larose or Château Léoville Poyferré for a tasting of Grand Cru wines. More active guests can hike through the vineyards of Château Margaux and taste local specialties. Alternatively, you may enjoy a drive along the coast to Soulac-sur-Mer where you’ll see unique sights, such as the Statue of Liberty and the Cordouan lighthouse known to be the oldest in France.

Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner

Cussac-Fort Medoc, France
Cussac-Fort Medoc, France
Charming French villages and vineyards
Charming French villages and vineyards

Day 6
Tuesday 27 August 2024

Cadillac, France – Bordeaux, France

Visit the impressive Castle of Roquetaillade, an amazingly preserved masterpiece of medieval military architecture owned by the same noble family for 700 years and 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. For those wishing to explore more of the history on the decadent castles, you can enjoy a visit to the Roquetaillade castle and Cadillac castle. Or, pedal through the charming town of Cadillac for a guided bike tour.

Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner

Day 7
Wednesday 28 August 2024

Bordeaux, France

The breathtaking capital of the wine world, Bordeaux is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and classified as a ‘City of Art and History’. This morning, enjoy a city tour followed by a visit to the famed indoor Les Halles de Bacalan market for a tasting of local specialties. Depending on your interests, you have a choice of excursions in the afternoon. Enjoy a visit to the immersive and interactive Bordeaux Wine Museum, housed in an awe-inspiring building. Alternately, be treated to a spectacular sound and light show, Les Bassins des Lumières. Or, explore Bordeaux at your own leisure. Later in the evening, delight in a special illuminations cruise, gazing at the iconic structures of Bordeaux as they glow against the night sky.

Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner

Bordeaux, capital of the wine world
Bordeaux, capital of the wine world
Return to the UK

Day 8
Thursday 29 August 2024

Return to the UK

Bid farewell to Bordeaux as you prepare for your flight home.

Meals: Breakfast

Your cruise includes:
  • 7 nights' luxury accommodation in an outside stateroom (most with French balconies)
  • All onboard dining in a variety of venues and unlimited fine wine, beer and soft drinks with lunch and dinner
  • An onboard experienced wine host
  • Tastings and interactive discussions
  • Select shore excursions to vineyards and cellars
  • Special food and wine pairing dinner on board

Exclusive discounted price only available to
Silver Travel Advisor customers

Stateroom

Double occupancy from

£2,849pp cruise only

£3,399pp including return flights and transfers



Single occupancy from

£4,319pp cruise only

£4,869pp including return flights and transfers
  • Deluxe hotel-style bedding with Egyptian linen, down pillows and duvet
  • Spacious bathrooms with multi-jet showerheads
  • Large wardrobe, full-length mirror, hair dryer, safe and direct-dial telephone
  • Complimentary internet and Wi-Fi
  • Fixed window with river views
  • 170 sq. ft.

Stateroom with French Balcony

Double occupancy from

£3,829pp cruise only

£4,379pp including return flights and transfers



Single occupancy from

£5,489pp cruise only

£6,039pp including return flights and transfers
  • As Stateroom plus:
  • Floor-to-ceiling window with French Balcony

Suite

Double occupancy from

£5,099pp cruise only

£5,659pp including return flights and transfers
  • As Stateroom plus:
  • Wall-to-wall window with French Balcony
  • Sitting area with sofa, chairs and mini bar
  • Large bathroom with bathtub and separate shower
  • 255 sq. ft.

Prices are ‘from’ per person. Valid for departure date specified only. Subject to change and availability. Terms and conditions apply.

Speak to an advisor

To book your place or for more information, call 0800 412 5678.
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