11 Day Beautiful Bordeaux
Extraordinary landscapes, delicious fare, winemaking refined to an art and elegant châteaux await in Bordeaux. Visit Grand Cru Classé wine estates, explore the Cognac region and sample its famous brandy, or fresh oysters from the waters of Arcachon Bay.
- 5-star Scenic Diamond with only up to 149 guests
- Spacious Balcony Suites with a Scenic Sun Lounge
- 2 Scenic Enrich experiences – Exclusive to Scenic
- Scenic Culinaire – Exclusive on board cooking lessons
- Personalise your trip with 23 included Scenic Freechoice activities
- Dine at your choice of up to five on board venues, from casual to fine dining
- 29 meals – 10 breakfasts, 9 lunches and 10 dinners
- Complimentary premium beverages all day, every day^ – not just at meal times
- Butler service for every suite
- Complimentary full mini-bar restocked daily
- Innovative Salt Therapy Lounge and fitness area
- Scenic Tailormade App for river commentary and independent exploration
- The freedom of our e-bikes – electronically assisted bicycles
- Scenic Cruise Director, Enrichment Manager & expert local guides
- Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout your cruise
- Return airport transfers
- All tipping and gratuities on board and on shore
Economy flights included up to the value of $2,000pp
Fly Business Class from $3,995pp when booking a Sapphire or Diamond Deck suite
Fly First Class from $11,995pp when booking a Sapphire or Diamond Deck suite
Welcome to Bordeaux. Your friendly crew are ready to welcome you on board the luxurious Scenic Diamond.
Bordeaux > Saint-Émilion
Enjoy a relaxing morning as you cruise into the beautiful 13th century port of Libourne. While cruising, perhaps drop into Scenic Culinaire for a French cooking class. Or you could choose to relax in the on board Salt Therapy Lounge and soak in the healing properties of the salt, or on the Sundeck with a drink in hand as you take in the stunning scenery along the Dordogne River.Spend the afternoon in the nearby town of Saint-Émilion, a visual feast and the jewel of this ancient wine growing region. Saint-Émilion is a medieval village with world famous wineries, beautiful architecture and fascinating monuments. You’ll get the chance to take in all its beauty, and to explore the underground catacombs of the Monolithic Church – a true highlight.
Libourne > Pauillac
Freechoice: Enjoy a guided tour of Libourne and view its quaint 16th century town-houses and Gothic church, or view the eclectic city of Bergerac. Alternatively, explore the estate of Château de La Rivière with a wine tasting, or join a cycling tour through the region to the estate.Freechoice: During your afternoon at leisure, opt to enhance your culinary prowess in Scenic Culinaire, or simply take in the riverside panoramas while cruising towards Pauillac.
Freechoice: Travel the scenic Médoc wine route and discover why this region is viewed as the world’s leading red wine producer. Afterwards, sample the region’s finest at a local estate. Alternatively, cycle through the region to a grand château and sample delicious wine produced on the estate. 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 evening concert. Soak in the ambience of this magnificent property as live musicians perform classical masterpieces for your exclusive enjoyment.
Pauillac > Cadillac
Soak in the vistas as you cruise past the picturesque landscapes of the Garonne River into Cadillac, some of the most beautiful scenic cruising in the Bordeaux region. While on board, you may choose to hone 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 a night of entertainment.
Freechoice: Venture into the Sauternes region for a delicious wine tasting at the prestigious Château de Rayne Vigneau, or cycle through the rolling vineyards of Sauternes to the Grand Cru Classé estate of Lafaurie Peyraguey for a tasting.Freechoice: This afternoon, visit Roquetaillade Castle; 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, visit a truffle farm and sample the delicious regional delicacy, or perhaps enjoy a cycling tour through the glorious landscapes of the Gironde towards impressive Château Benauge.
Freechoice: Shop with a Chef at a local food market and cook up a storm in Scenic Culinaire. Alternatively, enjoy a guided tour of Bordeaux and her many attractions, or if you’re feeling more active, you may choose to cycle the historic regions of the city. Back on board your Cruise Director will organise a treat for you, with a tasting of fresh oysters delivered straight from the waters of Arcachon Bay. Enrich During exclusive after hours access be welcomed with a glass of champagne as you visit Les Bassins de Lumières, Bordeaux’s former submarine base which has been transformed into an impressive digital art installation.
Arcachon > Bourg
Freechoice: Journey to Arcachon and join a walking tour including a visit to the local markets, or climb Dune du Pilat, Europe’s largest sand dune. Alternatively, stay in Bordeaux and take a tram to the Cité du Vin museum. After a short introduction enjoy a interactive journey around a world of wine and culture on a self-guided tour.Tonight enjoy a special dinner on board showcasing regional delicacies before an illuminations cruise on the Garonne River.
Today explore the unique northern shores of the Gironde Estuary.Freechoice: Discover the Carriages Museum in the enchanting Bourg Castle and visit the 16th century passageway to the guards rooms and see the immense WWII oil tanks. Alternatively, spend a full day exploring the fortified town of Cognac, renowned for its production of fine brandy and afterwards, enjoy a tasting at the acclaimed property of Rémy Martin.This afternoon, unwind on the Sun Deck while cruising into the historic port of Blaye.
Blaye > Bordeaux
Discover the remarkable Blaye region, established to protect the Bordeaux region from invasion.Freechoice: Stroll through the charming town during a guided walking tour, or take a more active walk through the Citadel of Blaye and learn about the defence system which was created by the famous architect Sébastien Vauban. Alternatively, join a 30 kilometre roundtrip cycle along the Captain’s Road, or explore the stunning beauty of the fairytale Château de La Roche Courbon, known as ‘The Castle of Sleeping Beauty’. Explore the castle and its beautiful gardens during a guided tour.Later, enjoy a cooking class in Scenic Culinaire, or simply relax on board as we cruise past beautiful uninhabited islands, bound for Bordeaux. Dine at the Captain’s farewell dinner on board this evening.
Disembark after breakfast and transfer to Bordeaux airport or train station for your onward journey.
Tour code – BOD
From $6,395*pp in a Standard Suite
From $8,895*pp in a Balcony Suite
Save up to $100* per person (Included in the price)
8 April 2023
HLO offer valid for all 2023 departures
30 Jun 22,
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*Conditions apply. Offer ends 30 June 2022, unless sold out prior. Availability is limited. Offers subject to availability. Agents may charge service fees, rates vary. Payments by credit card will incur a surcharge. Airfare not included. All savings are included in the advertised price. 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. Scenic and Helloworld Travel booking terms and conditions apply, see in store for details.
*Helloworld Bonus offer $100pp valid on Scenic 2022/2023 International Europe River Cruises. Discount is not included in advertised price. Valid on deposited bookings from 29 April – 30 June 2022. Discount is per person, per booking. Offers can be combined with Super Earlybirds, Scenic Club Members Welcome Home Vouchers, Members Introduce a Friend vouchers and Future Travel Credits. Not combineable with Expo offers, Information Session offers, Scenic Club Member offers published in Wonder Magazine and other mailings. Advertised price is inclusive of the Super Earlybird Saving. Earlybird and Super Earlybird offers are for new 2023 river cruise bookings only until 30 September 2022, unless sold out prior. Super Earlybird offers are not available for bookings using a Future Travel Credit (FTC) Voucher. Fly Business Class for $4,250pp is subject to availability ex SYD/MEL/BNE/ADL/PER and based on Business Class Singapore Airlines in U class. If that airline and/or class is not available a surcharge may apply. Business Class Offer is available when booking selected Sapphire and Diamond Deck suites on selected departures only. Airline/airport taxes of up to $265pp are included but may vary depending on gateway cities travelled. Any additional taxes are at guest’s expense. Airfares must be booked through Scenic. All airfare deals are scheduled for travel to best suit the tour departure and conclusion dates on available scheduled flights. Any requests outside of the tour dates may incur seasonal surcharges as enforced by the airline. We reserve the right to ticket any flights upon receipt of deposit and any subsequent changes will incur change and/or cancellation fees. A non-refundable deposit of $1,000pp and Business Class fare are due within 7 days of booking. From prices and offers are based on BOD080423.1 in a Cat E Standard Suite and Cat C Balcony Suite. Prices correct as of 11 April 2022 and please note a fuel surcharge may be applicable at time of full payment. ^All beverages are included except for a very small number of fine and vintage wines, Champagnes and spirits.