Beautiful Bordeaux

The reality of Bordeaux is similar to the romantic impression most people have of it. Extraordinary landscapes, delicious cuisine prepared with the finesse characteristic of the French and winemaking that has been refined to an art. A wealth of historical riches, from elegant châteaux to churches that have been around for longer than most of the new world. Visit Grand Cru Class wine estates, explore the Cognac region and sample its famous brandy, or try fresh oysters from the waters of Arcachon Bay. You’ll find that beautiful Bordeaux is everything you imagined it to be, and more.

Price Includes

• 5-star Scenic Space-Ship featuring Scenic Sun Lounges
• One exclusive Scenic Enrich experience
• Scenic Culinaire
• Your choice of 23 Scenic Freechoice activities
• Up to five on board dining options, from casual to fine dining
• 29 meals – 10 breakfasts (B), 9 lunches (L) and 10 dinners (D)
• Complimentary beverages all day, every day
• Butler service for all guests
• Exclusive Scenic Tailormade available throughout your cruise
• The freedom of our e-bikes – electronically assisted bicycles
• Cruise Director to guide and assist
• Expert local guides
• Complimentary Wi-Fi
• All tipping and gratuities

Category E Standard Suite, from $6,495* per person twin share
Category C Balcony Suite, from $9,190* per person twin share

Bonus

• Fly for $95pp* to Europe when booked by 31 December 2019
• Included savings of up to $2,585* per person (or $5,170* per couple)
• Early Payment Discount of up to $300* per person when booked and
paid in full by 31 Oct 2019

Helloworld Exclusive Offer
Save up to $200* per person

Room/Cabin information

Category E Standard Suite
Category C Balcony Suite

Travel Dates

27 April 2020

Offer Ends

30 Sep 19,

unless sold out prior. Availability is limited.

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Cruise

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

Day 2 - Bordeaux > Saint-Émilion

Enjoy a relaxing morning on board as you cruise into the beautiful 13th century port of Libourne. While cruising, perhaps drop into Scenic Culinaire for a French cooking class. Spend the afternoon in the nearby town of Saint- Émilion, a 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 3 - Libourne > Pauillac
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 with a wine tasting or, if you’re feeling more active join a bike tour through the region to the estate, or view the eclectic city of Bergerac and enjoy a foie gras tasting at a charming local farm. During your afternoon at leisure, opt to enhance your culinary prowess in Scenic Culinaire or simply take in the riverside panoramas while cruising to Pauillac.
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

 Day 4 - Médoc

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. 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.
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 5 - Pauillac > Cadillac
Soak in the vistas as you cruise on board the luxurious Scenic Diamond 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 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 a night of entertainment.
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 6 - Cadillac:
This morning, 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. This afternoon 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, visit a truffle farm and sample the delicious regional delicacy, or perhaps enjoy a 12 kilometre roundtrip hike from Cadillac to the village of Loupiac.
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 7 - Bordeaux
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.
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. Spend the afternoon at leisure to immerse yourself in the culture of the Bordelais. Tonight 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 to round off 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.
Journey to Arcachon and join a walking tour including a visit to the local Baltard market, or climb Europe’s largest sand dune and take in the expansive panoramas. Alternatively, stay in Bordeaux and take a tram to the Cité du Vin museum and enjoy an interactive journey of wine discovery. This afternoon, if you fancy something sweet, stay on board and enjoy a fabulous chocolate and wine-pairing event. Later, take a leisurely cruise into Bourg, perhaps join a masterclass in French cooking during Scenic Culinaire. Tonight 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.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, 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.
Stroll through the charming Citadel of Blaye, or take a more active walk throughout the town. Alternatively, join a 30 kilometre roundtrip cycle along
 the Captain’s Road, which is named in honour of the WWI Captains who chose to purchase their homes along this beautiful stretch of waterway in the early 20th century. Or, explore the stunning beauty of the fairytale Château de La Roche Courbon. This fortified castle was originally built in the 15th century and is surrounded by magnificently manicured gardens.
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.
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

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

Helloworld Terms & Conditions

*Conditions apply. Prices correct as at 14 August 2019 but may fluctuate if surcharges, fees, taxes or currency change. Offers subject to availability. Valid for new bookings only until 30 September 2019. Agents may charge service fees, rates vary. Payments by credit card will incur a surcharge. Offer applicable for new bookings only. All savings are included in the advertised price. Fly for $95 per person airfare is not included in the from price. Economy flight offers are subject to availability ex SYD/MEL/BNE/ADL/PER and based on an airline of Scenic’s choice. 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.From price includes include Helloworld Travel exclusive discount of up to $200 per person. Early Payment Discounts of up to $300 per person are included in the advertised prices where applicable. To receive Early Payment Discount, journey must be paid in full by 31 October 2019. Prices and offers based on Beautiful Bordeaux BOD270420.1 in a category E suite (no balcony). Balcony upgrades available on request at an additional cost. First non- refundable $1,000 per person deposit due within 7 days of booking, a second non-refundable deposit of $2,000 per person is due by 28 September 2019 or 11 months prior to departure, whichever comes first. Scenic reserve the right to ticket any flights upon receipt of the second deposit and any subsequent changes will incur change and/or cancellation fees. 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 Travel booking terms and conditions apply, see in store for details.