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Beautiful Bordeaux

This deal expires on 30th Jun 2024
  • 15 Oct ‘25
  • 10 nights
Price From $7,395*/pp

*Based on Oceanview Stateroom.

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What's Included

Savour the beauty and Romance of the incredible Bordeaux region on this all-inclusive 10-night luxury European River voyage from Bordeaux with flights included

Bordeaux’s wine production has been refined to an art and some of the best wines in the world are made right here. With a wine region comes extraordinary undulating landscapes, rolling vineyards and lush green vistas, as well as delicious fare prepared with French finesse. As you cruise along the Gironde, Dordogne and Garonne rivers, you’ll visit Grand Cru Classé wine estates, cycle through picture-book landscapes, learn about the winemaking process, and try your hand at preparing French cuisine in a cooking class. Beyond the culinary, the region serves up a wealth of historical landmarks, from elegant châteaux to churches that have been around for longer than most of the new world.

The Scenic Difference

Every detail of your all-inclusive journey has been carefully considered to create a truly carefree experience and memories to last a lifetime.
⚓ 5-Star Scenic Space-Ships with up to 163 guests
⚓ Your choice of spacious Standard Suite, or a Balcony Suite with an innovative Scenic Sun Lounge
⚓ In the heart of the Medoc region enjoy an exclusive classical concert in Château d’Agassac
⚓ Enjoy an exclusive show during after hours access at Les Bassins de Lumierès
⚓ Master French cookery in the exclusive onboard cooking school, Scenic Culinaire
⚓ Personalise your trip with 24 included Scenic Freechoice activities
⚓ Butler service for every suite
⚓ Scenic Cruise Director to guide and assist & expert local guides
⚓ Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout your cruise
⚓ Enjoy a choice of up to five on board dining experiences, from casual to fine dining
⚓ Complimentary premium beverages all day, every day*
⚓ All tipping and gratuities on board and on shore

Book now to receive super early bird offers:

⚓ A bonus nights accommodation^
⚓ Return economy class flights included
⚓ Savings of $800 per couple
Or book a balcony suite or above and receive up to $4,500pp business class flight credit

This voyage departs from April to October 2025, pricing will vary by departure date. Please let your Cruiseabout Travel Advisor know your preferred departure dates.
9 April 2025 – From $10,940pp
26 April 2025 – From $8,295pp
13 & 23 May 2025, 9 & 19 June 2025 – From $9,195pp
13 & 23 July, 9 August 2025 – From $8,295pp
26 August 2025 – From $8,595pp
5, 15 & 25 September 2025 – From $9,195pp
15 October 2025 – From $7,395pp

YOUR ITINERARY

Date
Port
Info
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Day 1
15th Oct 2025
Bordeaux

Your journey starts in Bordeaux on a luxurious ri ...

Your journey starts in Bordeaux on a luxurious river cruise. Your friendly crew are ready to receive you on board the luxurious Scenic Diamond.

Bordeaux is one of the most desirable places in France to live and visit, with its waterfront rich in architecture and bustling with locals and visitors promenading, sipping coffee or wine from the surrounding renowned vineyards, a landscape that’s also dotted with beautiful castles.

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Depart
Day 2
16th Oct 2025
Bordeaux > Saint-Emilion

This morning is spent on board relaxing as you cruise into the ...

This morning is spent on board relaxing as you cruise into the beautiful 13th century port of Libourne. Head up to the Sun Deck to bask in the sunshine and enjoy the scenery along the Dordogne River rolling by. Or perhaps drop into Scenic Culinaire for a French cooking class.

Spend the afternoon in the nearby town of Saint-Émilion, a World Heritage-listed medieval village with world-famous wineries, beautiful architecture and historic monuments. You will enjoy a guided tour of the caves and catacombs beneath the city, including a Monolithic church built from limestone, whose 38-metre-long bell tower can be seen above ground.

This evening your Scenic Space-Ship will be docked overnight in Libourne.

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Day 3
17th Oct 2025
Libourne > Fort Medoc

Choose from one of these Scenic Freechoice activities ...

Choose from one of these Scenic Freechoice activities:

Walking tour of Libourne: Join your local guide for a walking tour of Libourne, the fortified harbour town with a rich history linked to the trade of wool, wine, salt and wood.

Wine tasting at Château Siaurac: Located in the prestigious Pomerol wine-growing region, Château Siaurac is the largest and most iconic estate of the appellation.

Biking and tasting at Château Siaurac: Cycle through this acclaimed wine-growing region to the impressive estate of Château Siaurac where you will learn about the wines produced at this property and enjoy a tasting.

Paint and Pour: Join a local artist for a class on the Sun Deck of Scenic Diamond. Enjoy the magnificent river views, learn watercolour techniques and create your own masterpiece while sipping on delicious local wines.

This afternoon your Scenic Space-Ship will sail onwards to Fort Medoc where you will dock overnight.

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Depart
Day 4
18th Oct 2025
Fort Medoc

The name Médoc is synonymous with exceptional wines. Con ...

The name Médoc is synonymous with exceptional wines. Considered the world’s leading red wine producer, Médoc has been a winemaking region since the 18th century. Today you will have the chance to explore this remarkable wine region.

Explore your way with a Scenic Freechoice excursion:

Medoc wine tasting by coach: With more than 16,000 hectares of vineyards across eight appellations, Medoc is home to the epic ‘Route des Chateaux’, or ‘Route of Castles’. On this coach tour you will travel through this scenic region to a prestigious winery and enjoy a tasting of their wines.

Medoc wine tasting by bicycle: Discover the spectacular Médoc countryside by e-bike today and see many grand aristocratic châteaux in the world’s leading red wine producing region. Afterwards, sample the region’s finest at one of the prestigious estates.

Tonight, enjoy an exclusive Scenic Enrich experience: Classical Concert at Chateau d’Agassac: 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. Wander through the château and its gardens and soak in the ambiance of this magnificent property before a string quartet performs classical masterpieces for your enjoyment.

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Depart
Day 5
19th Oct 2025
Cadillac

This morning will be spent cruising towards Cadillac.

F ...

This morning will be spent cruising towards Cadillac.

Founded in the 13th century, the charming, fortified city of Cadillac is centred around its magnificent château. Seventeenth century French explorer Anthony Laumet rose high in the French fur trade and in 1701 established the port of Fort Pontchartrain du Détroit, which would become modern day Detroit where the American auto industry began. The Cadillac car is named in his honour.

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Day 6
20th Oct 2025
Cadillac

Today you have the choice between many different experienc ...

Today you have the choice between many different experiences in the region surrounding Cadillac, from its bucolic countryside to its historic castles.

This morning explore your way with one of these Scenic Freechoice excursions:

Sauternes by coach: Venture into the Sauternes region with a visit to either Château Rayne Vigneau or Château La Tour Blanche (the group will be split into two). Enjoy a delicious tasting of the chateau’s fine wines as you take in the stunning views of the vineyard and surrounds.

Sauternes by bike: Cycle through the rolling vineyards of Sauternes to the Grand Cru Classé estate of Chateau Mayne la Merci for a tasting. Learn the history of winemaking here and the process involved in production from time of harvest, grape to wine, length of maturing and, of course, the tasting pleasure.

Choose from this afternoon’s Scenic Freechoice activities:

Roquetaillade Castle: The first fortress here was built by Charlemagne, or Charles the Great, in the 10th century. Today, the architectural jewel of Roquetaillade Castle, which comprises two castles and a chapel, dates from around the 13th century. You’ll tour the castle with the family whose ancestors have resided here for more than 700 years.

Biking to Château Benauge: Join a local guide as you cycle through the landscapes of the Gironde towards the impressive Château Benauge. The Château, which dates to the 11th century, maintains a strategic position at one of the highest points of the Gironde allowing for breathtaking views.

Château Toulouse-Lautrec: This historic estate dates back over five centuries and is considered one of the oldest estates in the region. Château Toulouse-Lautrec was the family home of renowned French artist Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec. During a guided tour you will discover the historic rooms of the estate including the apartments of the famous painter, which still house some of his greatest works.

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Day 7
21st Oct 2025
Bordeaux

This morning you will wake in the fascinating city of ...

This morning you will wake in the fascinating city of Bordeaux, which you can explore by foot, bike or through a cooking class. It has been an important trading port since the Middle Ages, thanks to its strategic location on the river flowing to a sea port.

The choice is yours with this morning’s Scenic Freechoice:

Guided tour of Bordeaux: Join your local guide on a tour of Bordeaux. Discover the highlights of the city by coach and on foot, such as the magnificent Gothic cathedral and Place de la Bourse, which is home to the famous ‘Water Mirror.’ Along the way, you’ll learn interesting facts about the city’s history, culture and way of life. Afterwards you’ll have free time to explore the streets and go shopping at your leisure.

Cycling tour of Bordeaux: Pedal through historic Bordeaux on a guided cycling tour. Cross bridges to see the Royal Gate and the Palais Rohan, relax in pretty public gardens and sample delicious treats such as canelé, a custard cake.

Shop with a chef & Scenic Culinaire: Gourmands can join Scenic’s on board chef on a visit to a local food market where you will have an opportunity to shop for and taste the best ingredients this region has to offer. Upon returning to your Scenic Space-Ship, head to the Scenic Culinaire cooking school for an interactive cooking demonstration making some of France’s most popular and delicious dishes using the ingredients you have just bought.

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.

This evening’s Scenic Enrich: Les Bassins de Lumiere: You will be given after-hours access to Les Bassins de Lumierès this evening, Bordeaux’s former submarine base which has been transformed into an impressive art installation. On arrival, you will be welcomed with a glass of champagne and be immersed in the exhibit with an exclusive show.

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Depart
Day 8
22nd Oct 2025
Bordeaux > Bourg

Today you’ll continue your exploration of Bordeaux and its ...

Today you’ll continue your exploration of Bordeaux and its surrounding regions.

Explore your way with one of this morning’s Scenic Freechoice excursions:

Cité du Vin Museum: Take a local tram to the Cité du Vin Museum and enjoy an interactive journey of wine discovery. The Cité du Vin gives a different view of wine, across the world, across the ages, across all cultures and all civilisations.

Tour Bordeaux by Motorbike & Sidecar: Join your host as you cruise through Bordeaux in the side car and/or on the back of a motorcycle. Starting in the Chartrons district you will see the Place de la Bourse, the Porte Cailhau and Saint Croix before crossing to the right bank where you will explore the Saint-Pierre district.

Visit Arcachon: Join your local guide for a walking tour of the charming bayside town of Arcachon, finishing your visit at Baltard market, an undercover food hall where stallholders tout local delicacies. Enjoy some time at leisure to explore this elegant town yourself or wander to the seven-kilometre-long beach Plage d’Arcachon, which borders the main shopping and dining precinct.

This afternoon you’ll enjoy time at leisure on board as you sail towards Bourg.

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Depart
Day 9
23rd Oct 2025
Bourg

Your ultra-luxury Scenic Space-Ship will be docked in Bourg ...

Your ultra-luxury Scenic Space-Ship will be docked in Bourg today, a picturesque town set on a rocky promontory. Built as a defensive château, it’s a maze of ancient alleyways, moats and bell towers on the Dordogne.

Choose from today’s Scenic Freechoice activities:

Bourg tour with carriages Museum: Situated inside the grounds of Bourg Castle, visit the carriages Museum with a local guide and discover the unique collection of horse-drawn carriages on display. In addition, visit the 16th-century passageway to the guard’s rooms and immense WWII oil tanks.

Full day excursion to Cognac: The fortified city of Cognac is renowned for producing some of the world’s finest brandy. You’ll be taken on a walking tour of the town and have some free time to explore on your own, followed by lunch at a local restaurant. After lunch, you will travel to the breathtaking estate of famed Rémy Martin, which you will tour before sampling some of the cognacs.

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Day 10
24th Oct 2025
Blaye > Bordeaux

This morning you will sail towards Blaye. Most famously, this pe ...

This morning you will sail towards Blaye. Most famously, this petite hamlet is home to a World Heritage-listed citadel that was constructed to protect Bordeaux city, from enemy attacks.

This morning, choose your Scenic Freechoice activity:

Walking tour of Blaye: Stroll through the charming city of Blaye with a local guide, a World Heritage-listed monument that overlooks the Gironde Estuary.

Active walking tour of Blaye: Tour the fascinating citadel of Blaye on an active walking tour with a local guide. Gain an understanding of the defence system created by the famous architect Sébastien Vauban.

Guided cycling along the Captain’s Road: Join an active cycling tour 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.

Visit Chateau de la Roche Courbon:In the 15th century, Château La Roche Courbon was built on a high cliff overlooking the River Bruant. Guests will discover this fortified castle transformed into a historic château with sprawling manicured gardens during a guided visit.

This afternoon your Scenic Space-Ship will make its way back to Bordeaux for your final evening on board.

Arrive
Depart
Day 11
25th Oct 2025
Bordeaux

Disembark after breakfast and transfer to Bordeaux ai ...

Disembark after breakfast and transfer to Bordeaux airport or train station for your onward journey. Ask your Cruiseabout Travel Advisor about our incredible range of accommodation packages, touring and cruise extensions.

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