Beautiful Bordeaux

From centuries-old winemaking traditions to the great outdoors, Bordeaux is a region of many treasures. Cruise along the three beautiful waterways of this region – the Gironde, Dordogne and Garonne – and discover extraordinary landscapes and some of France’s best drops.

Price Includes

• 10 night luxury cruise on board Scenic Space-Ship
• All meals in up to 6 on board dining venues
• Complimentary beverages all day
• Scenic Enrich exclusive events
• Scenic Freechoice sightseeing activities
• Airport transfers
• Butler service
• Tipping and gratuities

From Sydney from $6,695* per person twin share
From Melbourne from $6,695* per person twin share
From Brisbane from $6,695* per person twin share
From Adelaide from $6,695* per person twin share
From Perth from $6,695* per person twin share





Bonus
• Fly Free~ on selected departures
Early Payment Discount: $300* per person when paid in full by 31 Oct 2017.

Helloworld Exclusive Offer: $100* per person exclusive discount 

Room/Cabin information
Twin Share
Travel Dates

28 April 2018

Other departures 07 Jun – 25 Sep 2018 available, seasonal surcharges may apply.


Offer Ends

30 Sep 17,

unless sold out prior. Availability is limited.

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Itinerary

Day 1 - Bordeaux 
Your friendly crew will welcome you on board the luxurious Scenic Diamond in Bordeaux for your cruise through France’s celebrated southwestern pocket.
Meals included: Dinner

Day 2 - Bordeaux > Saint-Émilion 
Enjoy a relaxing morning on board as you cruise in style into the beautiful 13th century port of Libourne. Whilst cruising, perhaps drop into Scenic Culinaire for a French cooking class. You’ll 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.
Sundowners
Celebrate the two thousand-year history of wine by enjoying a glass at the exclusive estate of Château Siaurac. As the vines glow red and gold at sunset, mingle with new found friends, explore the spectacular property or discover the artistic heritage of this region and be mesmerised by a local artist painting the stunning landscape using paint made from the wine grown on this very estate, it really is hard to imagine a more elegant way to enjoy this beautiful region.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 3 - Libourne > Pauillac 
Freechoice
Enjoy a guided tour of Libourne and view its quaint 16th century town-houses and Gothic church. Alternatively, explore the exclusive estate of Château Franc Mayne and taste its Grand Cru Class wine, or view the eclectic city of Bergerac and enjoy foie gras tasting at a charming local farm.
After your afternoon at leisure, opt to enhance your culinary prowess in Scenic Culinaire or simply soak in the riverside panoramas while cruising to Pauillac.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4 - Médoc 
Travel the scenic Médoc wine route today and discover why this region is viewed as the world’s leading red wine producer. Afterwards, sample the region’s finest at the Château Gruaud-Larose estate, or cycle to Château Lagrange, featured on Napoleon III’s 1855 Classification, for a wine tasting.
Enrich
Set in spectacular surrounds in the  Médoc countryside, Château 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 evening concert. Soak in the ambiance of this magnificent property as live musicians perform classical masterpieces for your enjoyment. A truly wondrous evening exclusive to Scenic.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 5 - Pauillac > Cadillac 
Soak in the Garonne River vistas as you cruise aboard the luxurious Scenic Diamond. Cruising the picturesque landscapes of the Garonne River into Cadillac provides some of the most beautiful scenic cruising in all of the Bordeaux region. Whilst cruising you may choose to further develop your cooking skills with a lesson in Scenic Culinaire. Tonight this remarkable space comes to life when fabulous local entertainers perform live in the Panorama Lounge for your exclusive enjoyment.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 6 - Cadillac 
Venture into the Sauternes region for a tasting of the prestigious Château Guiraud dessert wines. Alternatively, cycle through the rolling vineyards of Sauternes to the Grand Cru Class estate of Château Myrat for a tasting.
Freechoice
Remain on board and join a master class in French cuisine in Scenic Culinaire. Or visit Roquetaillade Castle, founded by Charlemagne it’s one of the region’s most impressive historic sites and you’ll tour it with the family that now lives within its walls. Alternatively, discover the medieval village of Saint Macaire, or perhaps enjoy a 12 kilometre roundtrip hike from Cadillac to the neighbouring village of Loupiac.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 7 - Bordeaux 
Freechoice
Shop with a Chef at a local food market and cook up a storm in Scenic Culinaire afterwards. Or enjoy a guided tour of Bordeaux and her many attractions. For the more energetic, cycle the historic regions of Bordeaux. Cross beautiful bridges to witness sites such as the Royal Gate and the Palais Rohan, before cycling through public gardens back to the luxury of your floating hotel.
A city that exudes atmospheric charm, you’ll enjoy a full afternoon at leisure to immerse yourself in the culture of the Bordelais. Enjoy a special dinner on board showcasing regional delicacies before an illuminations cruise on the Garonne River. A fabulous local soloist will perform live in the Panorama Lounge tonight. What a magical evening.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 8 - Arcachon > Bourg 
Situated on the northern tip of Europe’s longest coastal beach, Arcachon is the jewel of France’s western coastline.
Freechoice
Join a walking tour of Arcachon including a visit to the local Baltard market. Or climb Europe’s largest sand dune and drink in the expansive panoramas. Or for those fancying something sweet, why not stay on board and enjoy a fabulous Mademoiselle de Margaux chocolate and wine pairing event. Alternatively, take a local tram to the newly opened Cite du Vin museum and enjoy an interactive journey of wine discovery.
In the afternoon, cruise leisurely into Bourg and, in the evening, enjoy a lively jazz performance on board.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 9 - Cognac 
Today explore the unique northern shores of the Gironde Estuary.
Freechoice
Discover the Carriages Museum in the enchanting Bourg Castle including a visit to the 16th century passageway to the guards rooms and immense WWII oil tanks. Alternatively, spend a full day exploring the fortified town of Cognac, renowned for its production of fine brandy. Afterwards, enjoy a tasting at the acclaimed property of Rémy Martin.
This afternoon, unwind on the Sun Deck cruising on the Gironde River into the historic port of Blaye.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 10 - Blaye > Bordeaux 
Discover the remarkable Blaye region, established to protect the Bordeaux region from invasion.
Freechoice
Stroll through the charming Citadel of Blaye, or join a 30 kilometre roundtrip cycle along the Captain’s Road which is so named in honour of the WWI Captains who chose to purchase their homes along this beautiful stretch of waterway in the early 20th century.
You’ll have the opportunity to enjoy an exclusive cooking class in Scenic Culinaire or simply relax on board as we cruise past beautiful uninhabited islands bound for Bordeaux.
Dine in style at the Captain’s farewell dinner on board this evening.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 11 - Bordeaux 
Disembark after breakfast and transfer to Bordeaux Airport or Bordeaux Train Station.
Meals included: Breakfast


Helloworld Terms & Conditions

*Conditions apply. Prices correct as at 09 Aug 2017 but may fluctuate if surcharges, fees, taxes or currency change. Offers subject to availability. Agents may charge service fees, rates vary. Payments by credit card will incur a surcharge. All savings are included in the advertised price. First non-refundable deposit of $1,000 per person is due within 7 days of booking. Full payment is due 31 Oct 2017. ~Flights are based on wholesale airfares in economy class with an airline of Scenic’s choosing. Flights must be booked by Scenic and must be scheduled to meet the itinerary start and end cities and dates otherwise surcharges apply. Offers may be withdrawn without notice and are not combinable with any other offers unless stated. Please check all prices, availability and other information before booking. Airline Conditions of Carriage, Scenic and Helloworld booking terms and conditions apply, see in store for details.