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AmaWaterways Arrow Europe 2019 Arrow Taste of Bordeaux : 2019 - 7-NIGHT CRUISE : Bordeaux to Bordeaux : ms AmaDolce
Taste of Bordeaux : 2019 - 7-NIGHT CRUISE : Bordeaux to Bordeaux : ms AmaDolce

OVERVIEW

CRUISE FROM : Bordeaux to Bordeaux

Discover the gems of Spain's Basque Country, including Bilbao, home to the Frank Gehry-designed Guggenheim Museum, and the stunning seaside resort, San Sebastian, before traveling to France's wine capital, Bordeaux. Iconic chateaux, timeless vineyards and delicious wine tastings are plentiful as you visit Cadillac, Pauillac, Saint-Émilion, Libourne and Bourg. After cruising the Bordeaux region, experience the lure of the UNESCO Loire Valley for two nights before concluding your journey with an overnight stay in Paris. This trip is a must for anyone interested in the best of French culture, lifestyle, wine and food.

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 Special Interest 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.

INCLUDED FEATURES

SPACIOUS STATEROOMS

  • 7 nights luxury accommodation in an outside stateroom (most with French balconies)
  • Computer for internet access
  • Entertainment-On-Demand in all staterooms featuring free high-speed internet access, movies, a music library and English language TV stations
  • 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
  • Welcome Cocktail, Welcome Dinner, La ChaÎne des Rôtisseurs Dinner, Captain's Cocktail and Gala 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
  • Sip & Sail Daily Cocktail Hour with complimentary wine, beer, spirits and soft drinks
  • 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
  • Special Interest Tours
  • Knowledgeable guides
  • Personal headset for easy exploration
  • Airport transfers with purchase of air from AmaWaterways

DETAILED ITINERARY

Day 1 : EMBARKATION - BORDEAUX, FRANCE
Welcome to Bordeaux, where you'll board your luxurious river cruise ship. (D)

Day 2 : CADILLAC
Visit the impressive Castle of Roquetaillade, an amazingly preserved masterpiece of medieval military architecture owned by the same noble family for 700 years. Afterwards, travel to the Sauternes wine region to either Chateau de Rayne Vigneau or Chateau Guiraud to taste the highly prized golden-hued sweet wines produced here. (B,L,D)

Day 3 : PAUILLAC
Pauillac, a lovely village on the Left Bank of the Gironde Estuary, is gateway to the famed Medoc 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 Chateau Latour, Chateau Mouton Rothschild, Chateau Lafite Rothschild and Chateau Pichon Longueville. You'll then visit either Chateau Gruaud Larose or Chateau Leoville Poyferre for a tasting of Grand Cru wines. (B,L,D)

Day 4 : BLAYE - BOURG
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 from Blaye through the idyllic French countryside. During the afternoon, you can cruise to Bourg or join a bike tour along Santiago's path-a famous pilgrimage route-to Bourg. While in the ancient village of Bourg, visit the Carriage Museum, which houses a wonderful collection of horse-drawn vehicles and then explore the underground passageways that lead you to the immense oil tanks from the Second World War. Later in the day, experience the hospitality of this charming medieval village with an exclusive wine festival complete with live French music, dancing, wine and hors d'oeuvres. (B,L,D)

Day 5 : LIBOURNE
Libourne provides a gateway to one of Bordeaux's most elite wine regions, Saint-Émilion, known for its picturesque architecture, monuments and celebrated vineyards. Join an excursion to historic Saint Émilion, 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 wine tasting at either Chateau de Ferrand or Chateau de Pressac. Prefer a more active adventure, pedal through the vineyard-rich countryside to Saint-Émilion and then to Chateau Soutard for a Grand Cru Classe wine tasting. (B,L,D)

Day 6 : LIBOURNE
Tour the magnificent Chateau Vayres, one of the most prestigious historic buildings of Aquitaine, or spend time discovering the Bastide town of Libourne and then stroll through its colorful open-air market tasting some of the region's specialties. For a more active exploration of the countryside, enjoy a hike followed by a wine tasting. Later in the day, you will have two options of excursions. Visit Chateau de Montaigne, a stunning 14th-century castle that was the family residence of philosopher Michel de Montaigne and enjoy a lovely wine tasting. Alternatively, visit Fronsac, where you can taste some of the regional wines at a grand wine cellar. (B,L,D)

Day 7 : BORDEAUX
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 Bordeaux Wine Museum, housed in an awe-inspiring building. Bike enthusiasts will wish to join a tour along the city's amazing network of bicycle paths. (B,L,D)

Day 8 : BORDEAUX - DISEMBARKATION
Your cruise comes to an end as you prepare for your homeward flight. (B)

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Cruise LineAmaWaterways
OfferOffer valid through 3/31/2018
Duration
8 Days
Cruise Ship
ms AmaDolce
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Itinerary
DayPortArriveDepart
Day 1Bordeaux  
Day 2CADILLAC  
Day 3PAUILLAC  
Day 4Bourg  
Day 5LIBOURNE  
Day 6LIBOURNE  
Day 7Bordeaux  
Day 8Bordeaux  
Dates/Pricing
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DateDescriptionPrice FromQuote
March 28, 2019 $2,349.00 (USD)Quote
April 04, 2019 $2,549.00 (USD)Quote
April 11, 2019 $2,749.00 (USD)Quote
April 18, 2019 $2,849.00 (USD)Quote
April 25, 2019 $2,949.00 (USD)Quote
May 02, 2019 $3,549.00 (USD)Quote
May 09, 2019 $3,649.00 (USD)Quote
May 23, 2019 $3,649.00 (USD)Quote
June 13, 2019 $3,399.00 (USD)Quote
June 20, 2019 $3,399.00 (USD)Quote
June 27, 2019 $3,399.00 (USD)Quote
July 11, 2019 $3,399.00 (USD)Quote
July 18, 2019 $3,399.00 (USD)Quote
July 25, 2019 $3,399.00 (USD)Quote
August 01, 2019 $3,399.00 (USD)Quote
August 08, 2019 $3,399.00 (USD)Quote
August 15, 2019 $3,399.00 (USD)Quote
August 22, 2019 $3,399.00 (USD)Quote
September 05, 2019 $3,749.00 (USD)Quote
September 12, 2019 $3,749.00 (USD)Quote
September 19, 2019 $3,749.00 (USD)Quote
October 03, 2019 $3,499.00 (USD)Quote
October 10, 2019 $3,399.00 (USD)Quote
October 17, 2019 $3,299.00 (USD)Quote
October 24, 2019 $2,949.00 (USD)Quote
October 31, 2019 $2,749.00 (USD)Quote
November 07, 2019 $2,299.00 (USD)Quote
November 14, 2019 $2,199.00 (USD)Quote
Disclaimer

Notes:

ImportantDates, prices & itineraries are subject to change.

Port Charges not included in cruise price$182 per person.

Single Supplement for Cruise50% of twin price; A+ & Suites 100% of twin price. Please see terms below for details.

Single Supplement for LandA single supplement charge will be applied to pre- and post-cruise hotel extensions. Please call for pricing details.

BeddingPlease 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.

 
 
 
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