Taste of Bordeaux Cruise

Taste of Bordeaux Cruise

7-NIGHT CRUISE
Or 7-NIGHT CRUISE WITH 2 NIGHTS PARIS PRE-CRUISE AND 2 NIGHTS LOIRE VALLEY, 1 NIGHT PARIS CHARLES DE GAULLE POST-CRUISE

CRUISE YEAR

2017 | 2018

CRUISE FROM : BORDEAUX TO BORDEAUX
Your cruise begins in Bordeaux, the capital of Aquitaine in Southwestern France and one of the world’s undisputed wine capitals. You’ll discover stately chateaux, abundant vineyards and stunning scenery as you sail along the Garonne River and its surrounding estuaries, calling upon port cities like Cadillac, Bourg and Libourne. Enjoy tastings of some of the region’s most distinguished wines and visit notable sights before concluding your journey.


COUNTRIES: FRANCE
RIVERS: DORDOGNE, GARONNE

Taste of Bordeaux

AT A GLANCE

On our cruises, you will enjoy an extensive lineup of included tours. In many cases, you will have a choice of excursions, such as standard tours, bike tours, hikes and Limited Edition tours. We always include a large variety of activities so that you can choose how you want to explore. No matter your preference, your days will be full of discovery and wonder.

SPACIOUS STATEROOMS

  • 7 nights luxury accommodation in an outside stateroom (most with French balconies)
  • Computer for internet access
  • Entertainment on Demand system featuring, movies, TV shows, news and music
  • Desk and sitting area
  • Bottled water replenished daily
AN ARRAY OF AMENITIES
  • Personalized service from a highly trained Cruise Manager during both cruise and land programs
  • Internet and Wi-Fi access
  • Sun deck whirlpool and walking track
  • Fitness room, massage services and hair
  • Main Lounge with panoramic views and bar
  • Daily entertainment including cultural performances
AWARD-WINNING DINING
  • All onboard dining in a variety of venues
  • Regionally inspired cuisine made with locally sourced ingredients
  • The Chef’s Table specialty restaurant
  • Captain’s Welcome Cocktail and Dinner
  • La Chaîne des Rôtisseurs exclusive dining experience
  • Unlimited fine wine, beer and soft drinks with lunch and dinner
  • Unlimited sparkling wine and fresh juice with breakfast
  • Tapas, sandwiches, snacks and refreshments served daily in the Main Lounge
A WORLD OF EXPLORATION
  • Immersive tours in every destination
  • Gentle, regular, active and late-riser tour options
  • Bike tours and hikes
  • Limited Edition Tours
  • Knowledgeable guides
  • Personal headset for easy exploration
  • Airport transfers with purchase of air from AmaWaterways

EMBARK

June 22

7-NIGHT CRUISE

Bordeaux

SAVE $750 PER PERSON
PRICES ARE PER PERSON
$3,699 $2,949

Ship AmaDolce

ADD 2 NIGHTS PARIS PRE-CRUISE AND 2 NIGHTS LOIRE VALLEY, 1 NIGHT PARIS CHARLES DE GAULLE POST-CRUISE
CHECK-IN June 20
$1,920

EMBARK

June 29

7-NIGHT CRUISE

Bordeaux

SAVE $750 PER PERSON
PRICES ARE PER PERSON
$3,599 $2,849

Ship AmaDolce

ADD 2 NIGHTS PARIS PRE-CRUISE AND 2 NIGHTS LOIRE VALLEY, 1 NIGHT PARIS CHARLES DE GAULLE POST-CRUISE
CHECK-IN June 27
$1,920

EMBARK

July 13

7-NIGHT CRUISE

Bordeaux

SAVE $500 PER PERSON
PRICES ARE PER PERSON
$3,599 $3,099

Ship AmaDolce

ADD 2 NIGHTS PARIS PRE-CRUISE AND 2 NIGHTS LOIRE VALLEY, 1 NIGHT PARIS CHARLES DE GAULLE POST-CRUISE
CHECK-IN July 11
$1,920

EMBARK

July 20

7-NIGHT CRUISE

Bordeaux

SAVE $750 PER PERSON
PRICES ARE PER PERSON
$3,599 $2,849

Ship AmaDolce

ADD 2 NIGHTS PARIS PRE-CRUISE AND 2 NIGHTS LOIRE VALLEY, 1 NIGHT PARIS CHARLES DE GAULLE POST-CRUISE
CHECK-IN July 18
$1,920

EMBARK

July 27

7-NIGHT CRUISE

Bordeaux

SAVE $750 PER PERSON
PRICES ARE PER PERSON
$3,599 $2,849

Ship AmaDolce

ADD 2 NIGHTS PARIS PRE-CRUISE AND 2 NIGHTS LOIRE VALLEY, 1 NIGHT PARIS CHARLES DE GAULLE POST-CRUISE
CHECK-IN July 25
$1,920

EMBARK

August 3

7-NIGHT CRUISE

Bordeaux

PRICES ARE PER PERSON
$3,599

Ship AmaDolce

ADD 2 NIGHTS PARIS PRE-CRUISE AND 2 NIGHTS LOIRE VALLEY, 1 NIGHT PARIS CHARLES DE GAULLE POST-CRUISE
CHECK-IN August 1
$1,920

EMBARK

August 10

7-NIGHT CRUISE

Bordeaux

SAVE $750 PER PERSON
PRICES ARE PER PERSON
$3,599 $2,849

Ship AmaDolce

ADD 2 NIGHTS PARIS PRE-CRUISE AND 2 NIGHTS LOIRE VALLEY, 1 NIGHT PARIS CHARLES DE GAULLE POST-CRUISE
CHECK-IN August 8
$1,920

EMBARK

August 17

7-NIGHT CRUISE

Bordeaux

SAVE $750 PER PERSON
PRICES ARE PER PERSON
$3,699 $2,949

Ship AmaDolce

ADD 2 NIGHTS PARIS PRE-CRUISE AND 2 NIGHTS LOIRE VALLEY, 1 NIGHT PARIS CHARLES DE GAULLE POST-CRUISE
CHECK-IN August 15
$1,920

EMBARK

September 7

7-NIGHT CRUISE

Bordeaux

PRICES ARE PER PERSON
$3,899

Ship AmaDolce

ADD 2 NIGHTS PARIS PRE-CRUISE AND 2 NIGHTS LOIRE VALLEY, 1 NIGHT PARIS CHARLES DE GAULLE POST-CRUISE
CHECK-IN September 5
$1,920

EMBARK

September 14

7-NIGHT CRUISE

Bordeaux

PRICES ARE PER PERSON
$3,899

Ship AmaDolce

ADD 2 NIGHTS PARIS PRE-CRUISE AND 2 NIGHTS LOIRE VALLEY, 1 NIGHT PARIS CHARLES DE GAULLE POST-CRUISE
CHECK-IN September 12
$1,920

EMBARK

October 5

7-NIGHT CRUISE

Bordeaux

PRICES ARE PER PERSON
$3,799

Ship AmaDolce

ADD 2 NIGHTS PARIS PRE-CRUISE AND 2 NIGHTS LOIRE VALLEY, 1 NIGHT PARIS CHARLES DE GAULLE POST-CRUISE
CHECK-IN October 3
$1,920

EMBARK

October 12

7-NIGHT CRUISE

Bordeaux

SAVE $250 PER PERSON
PRICES ARE PER PERSON
$3,599 $3,349

Ship AmaDolce

ADD 2 NIGHTS PARIS PRE-CRUISE AND 2 NIGHTS LOIRE VALLEY, 1 NIGHT PARIS CHARLES DE GAULLE POST-CRUISE
CHECK-IN October 10
$1,920

EMBARK

October 26

7-NIGHT CRUISE

Bordeaux

SAVE $750 PER PERSON
PRICES ARE PER PERSON
$3,399 $2,649

Ship AmaDolce

ADD 2 NIGHTS PARIS PRE-CRUISE AND 2 NIGHTS LOIRE VALLEY, 1 NIGHT PARIS CHARLES DE GAULLE POST-CRUISE
CHECK-IN October 24
$1,920

EMBARK

November 2

7-NIGHT CRUISE

Bordeaux

SAVE $750 PER PERSON
PRICES ARE PER PERSON
$3,199 $2,449

Ship AmaDolce

ADD 2 NIGHTS PARIS PRE-CRUISE AND 2 NIGHTS LOIRE VALLEY, 1 NIGHT PARIS CHARLES DE GAULLE POST-CRUISE
CHECK-IN October 31
$1,920

EMBARK

November 9

7-NIGHT CRUISE

Bordeaux

SAVE $750 PER PERSON
PRICES ARE PER PERSON
$3,099 $2,349

Ship AmaDolce

ADD 2 NIGHTS PARIS PRE-CRUISE AND 2 NIGHTS LOIRE VALLEY, 1 NIGHT PARIS CHARLES DE GAULLE POST-CRUISE
CHECK-IN November 7
$1,920

EMBARK

November 16

7-NIGHT CRUISE

Bordeaux

SAVE $750 PER PERSON
PRICES ARE PER PERSON
$3,099 $2,349

Ship AmaDolce

ADD 2 NIGHTS PARIS PRE-CRUISE AND 2 NIGHTS LOIRE VALLEY, 1 NIGHT PARIS CHARLES DE GAULLE POST-CRUISE
CHECK-IN November 14
$1,920
NOTES:

Important Dates, prices & itineraries are subject to change.

Port Charges not included in cruise price $168 per person.

Single Supplement for Cruise 50% of twin price; A+ & Suites 100% of twin price. Please see terms below for details.

Single Supplement for Land $800 per person.

Bedding Please select bedding configuration at the time of booking. The Options are: Option A: Two twin beds Option B: One large bed (larger than queen size).

 

TERMS & CONDITIONS:

All rates are per person for cruise only, based on double occupancy in an entry level category stateroom unless stated otherwise. Offer is valid on select sailings only and applicable to new bookings only. Unless explicitly stated that single supplement is waived, solo travelers in a double occupancy stateroom must pay an additional single supplement amount before receiving any discounts. Ask about Solo Traveler promotions. Offer is not combinable with any other promotions/discounts, limited to availability, capacity controlled and subject to change or termination without notice. Port charges, land programs and round-trip airfare are not included in cruise price. Other restrictions apply. Registration as a seller of travel does not constitute approval by the State of California. CST#2065452-40.

DAY 1
EMBARKATION – BORDEAUX, FRANCE

Welcome to Bordeaux, where you’ll board your luxurious river cruise. Meet your fellow passengers this evening during a delectable Welcome Dinner. (D)

DAY 2
CADILLAC

Arrive this afternoon in Cadillac, a region renowned for its sensational white wines. Today you will visit the Sauternes wine region, where you’ll taste the highly sought-after sweet wines made here. Afterwards, you will see historic Roquetaillade Castle, which is one of the most impressive castles in Europe. It is almost perfectly preserved and still owned by the original noble family that has possessed it for hundreds of years. (B,L,D)

DAY 3
PAUILLAC

Today, you will enjoy a panoramic tour of the lovely village town on the Left Bank of the Gironde estuary known as Pauillac. Situated in the famed Médoc AOC (appellation d’origine contrôlée, a government controlled destination of origin which signifies where grapes are grown), Pauillac’s gravelly soils are renowned for producing some of the world’s finest Bordeaux wines – especially those made from the Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot grape varietals. You’ll be able to taste local at an authentic Grand Cru Classé wine tasting and also have free time to explore Pauillac – we will be docked here overnight. (B,L,D)

DAY 4
PAUILLAC – BLAYE – BOURG

Take in the riverside scenery this morning as we make our way from Pauillac to Blaye. North of Bordeaux, this small town is best known for its red wine and historic military significance. You’ll have your choice of two activities. The first is an excursion to the city’s 17th century citadel – a UNESCO World Heritage Site – that was built by famous military engineer Vauban. From the top of this famous fortress, you can admire fantastic views of the impressive Gironde estuary. The second is a bike tour on which you will wind your way through vineyards, see amazing châteaux and cross Santiago’s path, a famous pilgrimage route from the middle ages. Return to the ship for a delicious lunch and prepare for an afternoon in Bourg, to which you can cruise or bike. The bike tour will take you along the “Captain’s Road,” a scenic coastal path that leads to Bourg sur Gironde. Ideally situated at the confluence of the Dordogne and Garonne, this historic village still lives inside medieval walls. Built during Roman times and later fortified by the English, it is filled with rich architectural tradition. Afterwards, enjoy an exclusive festival of music and wine from the appellation of Cotes du Bourg. The ship will remain here overnight. (B,L,D)

DAY 5
BOURG – LIBOURNE

This afternoon, you’ll arrive in the winemaking capital of Libourne. Two of Bordeaux’s most elite wine regions are very close by – Saint Emilion and Pomerol. You can either enjoy a Grand Cru Classé wine tasting and a visit to the Underground Churches (a UNESCO World Heritage Site) in St Emilion, as well as a panoramic tour of Pomerol, or join a guided bike tour through the vineyards of both towns followed by a wine tasting. This evening, indulge in a special Captain’s Gala dinner. The ship moors overnight in Libourne. (B,L,D)

DAY 6
LIBOURNE – BORDEAUX

Start your adventure today with a tour of the magnificent Château Vayres, located on the banks of the Dordogne River. As an alternative you can visit a well-preserved local bastide town, which was fortified during medieval times. This afternoon, you will have the option of a Fronsac wine tasting, or to visit Château de Montaigne, a stunning 14th century castle that was the family residence of the philosopher, Michel de Montaigne. We sail to Bordeaux this evening. (B,L,D)

DAY 7
BORDEAUX

Today you’ll see the elegant port city of Bordeaux. The breathtaking capital of the wine world is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and, with over 360 historic monuments within its borders, it is also classified as a “City of Art and History.” You’ll have an opportunity to experience much of the rich culture and architecture here, including a tasting at the Wine Museum. You will see sights like the Pont de Pierre Bridge, Quinconces Monumental Square and the famed water mirror, Mirroir d’eau. Those seeking a more active way to see the city can join a guided bike tour instead. Afterwards, you will have free time to explore the town on your own. A spectacular Farewell dinner awaits you tonight, and the ship will stay in Bordeaux. (B,L,D)

DAY 8
BORDEAUX – DISEMBARKATION

Your cruise comes to an end as you prepare for your homeward flight. (B)

AmaDolce

The custom-designed AmaDolce was introduced in 2009 and features spacious staterooms, most with French Balconies, Internet/WiFi access, walking track along our Sun Deck and guided bicycle tours at stops along the river.

The AmaDolce made its debut in 2009. It features luxurious staterooms, most with French balconies, and includes spacious marble-appointed bathrooms, showers and multi-jet shower heads; plus complimentary Internet access and first-run Hollywood movies. The Main Lounge is a stunning yet comfortable public space and exhilarating backdrop for meeting your fellow guests and enjoying nightly entertainment. A fitness room with sauna; walking track and whirlpool; plus a Beauty Salon will refresh the body while the river views and incomparable AmaWaterways service “sweeten” the soul.

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