Ocean & River Cruise

Spanish small-ship cruising & Tastes of Bordeaux river cruise

This deal expires on 30th Jun 2024
  • 25 May ‘25
  • 25 nights
Price From $12,999*/pp

*Based on Interior Stateroom.

What's Included

Join Azamara and AmaWaterways in Spain & France – matched together to become an amazing 25-night experience. Immerse yourself in the sights, sounds and flavours of both Spain and the Bordeaux region in France.

Explore dynamic Barcelona from the magnificent medieval buildings of the Gothic quarter to the Modernist works of Gaudi before your premium, small ship cruise. Delight in the destinations on your Spain Intensive cruise with ample time to explore, plus discover Lisbon, Portugal enroute to Bordeaux. Join your river cruise and follow wine’s journey from countryside to cask as you tour centuries-old vineyards and taste Bordeaux’s finest vintages throughout your river cruise experience. Step into living history when you visit historic Roquetaillade Castle and Château Boutinet, delighting in their elegant décor and regal architecture. Then, contrast their grandeur with the pastoral gems including the historic village of Saint-Émilion and the seaside resort of Soulac-sur-Mer.

⚓ 2 nights hotel in Barcelona
⚓ Private transfer hotel to port
⚓ 14 night luxury cruise on Azamara Quest, Barcelona to Bordeaux
⚓ All meals and entertainment onboard
⚓ Select alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages onboard
⚓ Unlimited self-service laundry
⚓ Onboard gratuities
⚓ 2 nights hotel accommodation in Bordeaux
⚓ 7-night luxury river cruise on AmaWaterway’s AmaDolce, Bordeaux return
⚓ Luxury accommodation in an outside stateroom
⚓ Unlimited fine wine, beer and soft drinks with lunch and dinner
⚓ Unlimited sparkling wine and fresh juice with breakfast
⚓ Sip & Sail Daily Cocktail Hour with complimentary beverages
⚓ Immersive shore tours in every destination with gentle, regular, active options
⚓ Internet and Wi-Fi access
⚓ Onboard gratuities
⚓ Port charges, government fees and taxes

Plus, book now for savings of up to $2,000pp included!

Upgrades available on both your small-ship ocean cruise and your river cruise. Ask your Cruiseabout Travel Advisor for prices and options available.

YOUR ITINERARY

Date
Port
Info
Arrive
Depart
Day 1
25th May 2025
Barcelona

Arrive in Barcelona where you have 2 nights pre-cruis ...

Arrive in Barcelona where you have 2 nights pre-cruise to explore the city.

Arrive
Depart
Day 2
26th May 2025
Barcelona

Dynamic Barcelona is all about architecture, from the magn ...

Dynamic Barcelona is all about architecture, from the magnificent medieval buildings of the Gothic Quarter to the Modernist movement typified by the work of Antoni Gaudi. Though his materials were stone and metal, his forms were organic, awash in curves, swirls, and colours. His masterpiece is the amazing Church of the Sagrada Familia, colossal and as yet unfinished, though construction began in 1882. A contemporary contribution to the scene is Ricardo Bofill’s post-modernist National Theater of Catalonia, an imaginative combination of classical and modern design, with a greenhouse-like lobby.

Arrive
Depart
Day 3
27th May 2025
Barcelona

Today you’ll be transferred from your hotel to the por ...

Today you’ll be transferred from your hotel to the port to join your cruise.

Arrive
Depart
17:00
Day 4
28th May 2025
Valencia

One of the country’s biggest and bustling c ...

One of the country’s biggest and bustling cities was defended against the Moors by the legendary Spaniard “El Cid.” Work up an appetite taking in la Calle de Los Caballeros and La Lonja, Valencia’s old stock-exchange building of 1483, and reward your curiosities with a Paella Valenciana, Spain’s most famous contribution to the world’s tables.

Arrive
08:00
Depart
22:00
Day 5
29th May 2025
Cartagena, Spain

Strategically located along historic sailing routes, Carta ...

Strategically located along historic sailing routes, Cartagena has been colonized by a veritable who’s who of Mediterranean superpowers over the millennia, resulting in a rich and multi-layered cultural heritage, and a history both glorious and turbulent.

From atop a hill, Concepción Castle served as a fortress for Carthaginians, Romans, Visigoths, Arabs, and Castilians. The 13th century Old Cathedral stands on the remains of a Roman Theater just discovered in 1987. More recent architectural contributions include modernist designs of public buildings and private dwellings by pupils of the famous architect Antoni Gaudi.

Arrive
11:00
Depart
17:00
Day 6
30th May 2025
Malaga

Málaga is the lively capital of the Costa del Sol ...

Málaga is the lively capital of the Costa del Sol, famed for its beaches and mild climate, and gateway to Andalusia, with its Moorish architectural heritage. The city’s Alcazaba is a fine example, an 11th century citadel sitting in majestic splendor overlooking the African coast. It contains three magnificent palaces and graceful gardens with ornate fountains. In addition to their rich cultural heritage, Malagueños are also very proud of their most famous citizens – Picasso, for whom there is a museum commemorating his birth here, and actor Antonio Banderas, so far without a monument.

Arrive
08:00
Depart
22:00
Day 7
31st May 2025
Gibraltar

The towering Rock of Gibraltar is a sight to behold. Overl ...

The towering Rock of Gibraltar is a sight to behold. Overlooking the mouth of the Mediterranean Sea from a height of 1,400 ft, it is a natural fortress, in a strategic position to control all naval traffic between the Mediterranean and the Atlantic. Only three miles long and a mile wide, this peninsula attached to the Spanish mainland juts out into the Strait of Gibraltar, which separates continental Europe from North Africa, a distance of only 14 miles. One feature most unusual for Europe is the troupes of semi-wild and curiously tailless Barbary macaques that have taken up residence on The Rock’s upper reaches.

Arrive
07:30
Depart
18:00
Day 8
1st Jun 2025
Seville (Cadiz), Spain

The charming old quarter in Cadiz makes it easy to see why the ...

The charming old quarter in Cadiz makes it easy to see why the small town is frequented by Spaniards on holiday. Its intriguing ancient streets, delightful plazas and flower-filled balconies make exploring a must. Along the way, restore your energy at any of the mouth-watering tapas bars offering some of the country’s finest seafood and typical Andalucian cuisine.

Arrive
13:00
Depart
Day 9
2nd Jun 2025
Seville (Cadiz), Spain

The charming old quarter in Cadiz makes it easy to see w ...

The charming old quarter in Cadiz makes it easy to see why the small town is frequented by Spaniards on holiday. Its intriguing ancient streets, delightful plazas and flower-filled balconies make exploring a must. Along the way, restore your energy at any of the mouth-watering tapas bars offering some of the country’s finest seafood and typical Andalucian cuisine.

Arrive
Depart
Day 10
3rd Jun 2025
Seville (Cadiz), Spain

The charming old quarter in Cadiz makes it easy to see why the s ...

The charming old quarter in Cadiz makes it easy to see why the small town is frequented by Spaniards on holiday. Its intriguing ancient streets, delightful plazas and flower-filled balconies make exploring a must. Along the way, restore your energy at any of the mouth-watering tapas bars offering some of the country’s finest seafood and typical Andalucian cuisine.

Arrive
Depart
01:00
Day 11
4th Jun 2025
Lisbon

Lisbon is one of the oldest cities in the world. Its magnif ...

Lisbon is one of the oldest cities in the world. Its magnificent harbor made it a logical trading port as far back as the Phoenicians, as well as a departure point for 15th century voyages sponsored by Prince Henry the Navigator, patron of Portuguese explorers. The city is rich in architecture, from Romanesque and Gothic to Post Modern, and criss-crossed by monument-studded grand boulevards. Today it is seeking a place on the world stage by hosting, in addition to its own active cultural calendar, film festivals, art, fashion, and design shows, book fairs, marathons, and rock concerts.

Arrive
08:00
Depart
20:00
Day 12
5th Jun 2025
Cruising At Sea

Onboard the Azamara Quest during a sea day, immerse ...

Onboard the Azamara Quest during a sea day, immerse yourself in relaxation with a rejuvenating spa treatment followed by a dip in the pool while enjoying panoramic ocean views. Engage in enriching activities such as wine tastings, culinary demonstrations, or even a stimulating lecture from guest speakers, enhancing your onboard experience to its fullest.

Arrive
Depart
Day 13
6th Jun 2025
Santander

Life in Santander revolves around its protective po ...

Life in Santander revolves around its protective port, from a seafood cuisine, palaces, and lighthouses with hilltop sea views to a relaxed, local cafe life.

Arrive
13:00
Depart
22:00
Day 14
7th Jun 2025
Bilbao

If Bilbao wasn’t always a household name, it was trans ...

If Bilbao wasn’t always a household name, it was transformed with the opening of Frank Gehry’s groundbreaking Guggenheim Museum in 1997. Located in the heart of the Basque Country, Bilbao became an instant media darling and tourist mecca. And that was just the beginning of an exciting phase of development in infrastructure and cultural activity, which combined with the Basque love of food, wine, and laughter, solidified the city’s place in the annals of tourism.

Arrive
08:00
Depart
18:00
Day 15
8th Jun 2025
Pasajes

Pasaia (Spanish: Pasajes) is a town and municipality located ...

Pasaia (Spanish: Pasajes) is a town and municipality located in the province of Gipuzkoa in the Basque Autonomous Community of northern Spain.

Arrive
06:45
Depart
15:00
Day 16
9th Jun 2025
Bordeaux

Bordeaux’s fortunes have long been tied to viticu ...

Bordeaux’s fortunes have long been tied to viticulture, beginning with an expansion of the wine trade with England in the 14th century. As a result it is a handsome and cohesive city of uniform classical and neoclassical style, with monumental buildings and many fine mansions financed by the almighty grape. The nearby countryside is alive with wine chateaux sporting impressive appellations such as Pauillac, Sauternes, Margaux, and Saint-Emilion. A visit is an excellent opportunity to learn more about wine production and appreciation, which of course requires a considerable amount of tasting to accomplish.

Arrive
07:15
Depart
Day 17
10th Jun 2025
Bordeaux

Your small-ship cruise ends today. You have 2 nights accommodati ...

Your small-ship cruise ends today. You have 2 nights accommodation in Bordeaux before you join your river cruise.

Arrive
Depart
Day 18
11th Jun 2025
Bordeaux

In Bordeaux, indulge in the city’s renowned wine c ...

In Bordeaux, indulge in the city’s renowned wine culture with visits to prestigious vineyards like Château Margaux and Saint-Émilion, or savor a leisurely stroll along the Garonne River promenade, admiring the elegant architecture and vibrant atmosphere of Place de la Bourse. Don’t miss the chance to explore the city’s rich history at attractions like the Bordeaux Cathedral and the CAPC Museum of Contemporary Art.

Arrive
Depart
Day 19
12th Jun 2025
Bordeaux

Today you’ll join AmaDolce for your 7-night ...

Today you’ll join AmaDolce for your 7-night Taste of Bordeaux river cruise.

Arrive
Depart
Day 20
13th Jun 2025
Libourne

Welcome to Libourne, a gateway to one of Bordeaux’s most e ...

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.

Arrive
Depart
Day 21
14th Jun 2025
Libourne

Stroll through the colorful, open-air market, tasting ...

Stroll through the colorful, open-air market, tasting some of the region’s specialties. As a unique alternative, travel back in time to visit an ancient watermill and learn the tradition of breadmaking. Or, you can get your heart pumping by venturing deeper into town by hiking through one of Libourne’s renowned vineyards, accompanied by a tasting of local wine and tapas.

Arrive
Depart
Day 22
15th Jun 2025
Blaye > Bourg

Once in Blaye, you can join a tour of its 17th-century ...

Once in Blaye, you can join a tour of its 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 labors as well as enjoy live French music and dancing.

Arrive
Depart
Day 23
16th Jun 2025
Cussac-Fort-Medoc

Cussac-Fort-Medoc is a peaceful commune in southwes ...

Cussac-Fort-Medoc is a peaceful commune in southwestern France and your is 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 Léoville Barton 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, or 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.

Arrive
Depart
Day 24
17th Jun 2025
Cadillac

Visit the impressive Castle of Roquetaillade, an amazingly prese ...

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 Château 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.

Arrive
Depart
Day 25
18th Jun 2025
Bordeaux

The breathtaking capital of the wine world, Bordeau ...

The breathtaking capital of the wine world, Bordeaux is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and classified as a “City of Art and History.” You’ll have an opportunity to experience much of the rich culture and architecture on a city tour followed by a visit to the famed indoor Les Halles de Bacalan market for a tasting of local specialties to please the palate. Bike enthusiasts will wish to join a tour along the city’s amazing network of bicycle paths. Depending on your interests, you have a choice from three 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.

Arrive
Depart
Day 26
19th Jun 2025
Bordeaux

Your river cruise ends today. Thinking about extending? Ask a ...

Your river cruise ends today. Thinking about extending? Ask a Cruiseabout Travel Advisor for information on our incredible range of accommodation packages, cruise and touring options.

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Important Notice

The following product terms and conditions apply in addition to our Booking Terms and Conditions (available on our website) and terms and conditions of the relevant travel service provider. Prices quoted are valid for sale until 30 June 2024 for travel during the period specified (if applicable) unless otherwise stated or sold out prior. All prices are per person, twin share (unless otherwise stated), subject to availability and may be withdrawn or varied without notice. AmaWaterways pricing in this package is based on lead stateroom, Category E with a fixed window. Upgrades are available to higher categories at a supplement. AmaWaterways SAVE $750 per person promotion ends on 30 Jun 2024, however, is capacity controlled and may be withdrawn at any time at the discretion of the cruise line. All cruise savings are included in the advertised price and are subject to change. A limited number of staterooms per category have been set aside under this offer and once reached the promotion will no longer be available. Meals are included in selected restaurants; specialty restaurants may incur a surcharge. Airfare is not included in this package and can be quoted upon request. The hotels are subject to availability and may be substituted with hotels of the same or similar standard. Hotels, if out of date range, will be reconfirmed approximately 11 months prior to departure. Early check-in and/or late checkout, and additional nights’ accommodation may be required at additional expense due to flight availability. Package duration based on calendar dates and does not include flying time. This offer is not combinable with other in-market promotions. Prices shown are fully inclusive of taxes, levies and government charges current at the time of publication. Additional supplier conditions and travel restrictions may apply. Prices shown are for payments made by cash in store or by BPAY. Payments made in store by credit card will incur a surcharge (see Booking Terms and Conditions for further details). Prices quoted are accurate as of 15 May 2024 and may be higher depending on date of purchase and date of travel. Cruiseabout cannot guarantee that any particular product will still be available at the following prices, or for your exact dates of travel.  At the time of making your booking, prices may differ to the price displayed on the website.  Please contact your Cruiseabout Travel Advisor to obtain the latest up to date information regarding applicable prices, fees and charges, taxes, availability, blackout dates (such as school holidays), seasonal surcharges and other terms and conditions which may apply. AMA100-AZA.

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