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Scenic Bordeaux

Cruise the Garonne and Dordogne rivers

April 18 - 25, 2024

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Group Size

8 / 7

Days / Nights

20

Meals

French river cruising has never been more elegant or refined than on a cruise through the beautiful Bordeaux region. Arrive in Bordeaux and embark on your wonderful cruise through this spectacular region. Sample Grand Cru Classé wine, delight in a classical concert at Château d’Agassac and get lost in the wonder of medieval villages. You can relax on board your deluxe river ship, content in the knowledge that there is sure to be yet another wondrous experience waiting to greet you at the next port.

Visit

the charming Bordeaux city itself along with left and right bank wine regions including Saint-Émilion and Medoc

Explore

the Bordeaux region in comfort from your cabin with expert guides at each stop providing behind-the-scenes access

Taste

authentic local Bordelaise delicacies along with historic wines and local blends from these famed regions

Day 1

Arrival to Bordeaux

Welcome to Bordeaux, a city of wine, history and spectacular architecture. On arrival, your friendly crew will welcome you aboard the Deluxe River Ship for your seven night cruise.

Dinner

Overnight on board our Deluxe River Ship

Day 2

Bordeaux to Saint-Émilion

Enjoy a pleasant morning cruise on the Dordogne River to Libourne. While cruising, perhaps try your hand at a masterclass in French cuisine in our Culinaire cooking class.

Spend the afternoon in the nearby town of Saint-Émilion, a UNESCO-listed World Heritage site and the jewel of this ancient wine growing region. As part of your tour, you’ll get to explore the catacombs and caves beneath the city, including a Monolithic Church built from limestone – a true highlight.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Overnight on board our Deluxe River Ship

Day 3

Libourne

This morning, explore the 13th-century port of Libourne and the surrounding region through a choice of activities. Enjoy a guided walking tour of the fortified harbor town and view its quaint 16th-century townhouses and Gothic church. Alternatively, explore the estate of Château Siaurac, located in the prestigious Pomerol wine appellation, for a tasting of award-winning wines, or join an excursion to a sturgeon farm to learn about the fine quality caviar produced in the Aquitaine region. 

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Overnight on board our Deluxe River Ship

Day 4

Blaye

Discover the remarkable Blaye region today, famous among other things for its UNESCO-listed 17th century citadel constructed on the Gironde estuary to protect the city of Bordeaux, 50 kilometers upstream, from enemy attacks. You'll have the option to stroll through the town on a guided tour and observe the impressively preserved center, or join an active walking tour of the Citadel.

This afternoon relax as we cruise towards Pauillac, and try your hand at an optional onboard culinary class. Later we enjoy the spectacular surroundings in the Médoc countryside at Château d’Agassac. Soak in the ambiance while live musicians perform classical masterpieces for your enjoyment.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Overnight on board our Deluxe River Ship

Day 5

Médoc

This morning, immerse yourself in the scenic Médoc wine region. Discover why it is regarded as the world’s leading red wine producer and enjoy a tasting at one of its spectacular estates. An alternative for those looking for more activity, cycle through this beautiful region stopping along the way for a wine tasting.

Cruise to the picturesque town of Bourg during lunch and choose from a variety of activities this afternoon to experience the area. Visit the Carriages Museum on the grounds of Bourg Castle with a local guide, including a walk through the 16th-century passageway to the guard's rooms and immense WWII oil tanks. Alternatively, join a cycling tour through riverside villages along the Captain's Road or stop by a local Château with views of the Gironde Estuary for a tasting of their wines.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Overnight on board our Deluxe River Ship

Day 6

Cadillac

Sail along the Garonne River to the fortified city of Cadillac this morning. We'll venture into the Sauternes region where we'll have the opportunity to explore the region by motorcoach or by bicycle. Visit either Château de Rayne Vigneau or Château La Tour Blanche by coach for a tour and tasting of their wines, or cycle through the rolling vineyards of Sauternes to taste the exquisite Grand Cru Classé wines of Château Mayne la Merci. Alternatively, take a walking tour of Cadillac including a visit to Château de Cadillac, a truly beautiful château that dates back to the 16th century.

Back on board this evening, enjoy live performances by local entertainers as we cruise back to the beautiful city of Bordeaux.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Overnight on board our Deluxe River Ship

Day 7

Bordeaux

Wake up in Bordeaux this morning where you'll have a variety of options to discover this World Heritage-listed city— an important trading port since the Middle Ages thanks to its strategic location. Join a local guide for a tour of the city's highlights. Pedal through the city on a guided cycling tour. Or alternatively, shop with a Chef at a local food market before returning to the ship for an interactive cooking demonstration.

In the afternoon, enjoy time to explore the city at your own pace, taking in the pedestrian-friendly shopping areas or perhaps visiting the Cité du Vin, a modern interactive museum dedicated to the history and culture of wine.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Overnight on board our Deluxe River Ship

Day 8

DEPARTURE

After a final delicious breakfast onboard, disembark and transfer to the Bordeaux airport with memories of a truly unforgettable journey.

Breakfast

Accommodation

Scenic Diamond

The Fine Print

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Details

Dates

Program: April 18 - 25, 2024

Flight Information

If you would like assistance with reserving your flights, please contact us at guestservices@experi.com.

Activity Level

This trip has been designed to include daily exploratory walks that range from one to three hours. Each day, whether touring a city or winery, guests should be prepared to be on their feet for multiple continuous hours. Guests should feel comfortable strolling along cobbled surfaces, walking up and down stairs, and sauntering down uneven nature paths. Europe tends to have Old World infrastructure (narrow cobblestone streets, lack of elevators, etc.) which can leave some areas inaccessible. Typically, our more invigorating walks are included as optional activities.  If your mobility is limited in any way, or if you have questions, please contact our Guest Services team at guestservices@experi.com.

Note: Group maximum is based on double occupancy. The itinerary is subject to change or substitution at any time. You can learn more at experi.com/agreement.


Included

  • 1 Scenic Enrich experience of a private classical concert in the fairytale Château d’Agassac – Exclusive to Scenic
  • Scenic Culinaire – for Exclusive on board cooking lessons
  • Personalise your trip with 16 included Scenic Freechoice activities
  • Dine at your choice of up to five on board venues, from casual to fine dining
  • 20 meals – 7 breakfasts (B), 6 lunches (L) and 7 dinners (D)
  • Complimentary premium beverages all day, every day – not just at meal times
  • Butler service for every suite
  • Complimentary full mini-bar restocked daily
  • Innovative Salt Therapy Lounge and fitness area
  • Scenic Tailormade App for river commentary and independent exploration
  • The freedom of our e-bikes – electrically assisted bicycles
  • Scenic Cruise Director to guide and assist & expert local guides
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout your cruise
  • Return airport transfers
  • All tipping and gratuities on board and on shore

Not Included

  • Pre-and post-trip accommodations and associated expenses
  • Air and land transportation to/from host cities
  • All types of personal insurance
  • Personal expenses
  • Meals not specified in the itinerary

Categories & Rates*

Diamond Deck

Royal Owner's Suite (RO): $9,385 SOLD OUT
Royal Suite (RA): $8,445 SOLD OUT
Royal Panorama Suite (RS): 8,125 SOLD OUT
Jr. Balcony Suite (RJ): $7,705 SOLD OUT
Balcony Suite (P): $7,075 SOLD OUT
Balcony Suite (PP): $6,975 SOLD OUT
Balcony Suite (PA): $6,925 SOLD OUT 

Balcony Suite (A): $6,925 SOLD OUT

Saphire Deck

Jr. Balcony Suite (BJ): $7,495 SOLD OUT
Balcony Suite (B): $6,975 SOLD OUT
Balcony Suite (BB): $6,925 SOLD OUT
Balcony Suite (C): $6,765 SOLD OUT
Balcony Suite (BA): $6,765 SOLD OUT

Jewel Deck

Standard Suite (D): $5,745 SOLD OUT
Standard Suite (E): $5,395 SOLD OUT

*Rates are per person, double occupancy in US Dollars.

*Room category subject to availability.

Single Occupancy

Single room rates will vary based on room category. Please enquire guestservices@experi.com for rates. 


Deposits

A $1,000 non-refundable deposit per person reserves your space for this program. Final payments are due no later than 90 days prior to departure.

Travel Insurance

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Travel Terms & Conditions

View our complete terms and conditions here at https://experi.com/agreement.

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