Taste of Bordeaux Cruise Aboard AmaDolce

Taste of Bordeaux Cruise Aboard AmaDolce

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Travel to France’s legendary wine capital, where iconic châteaux, timeless vineyards and delicious wine tastings are plentiful. Watch the idyllic countryside whirl by as we pass the walled town of Blaye and the winemaking village of Bourg, along the famed El Camino de Santiago pilgrimage route. Float through the vineyard rich landscape to UNESCO – designated Saint-Émilion and then taste Grand Cru Classé wines at Château Soutard. This trip is a must for anyone interested in the best of French culture, lifestyle, wine and food.

Pricing from
$3,520
Trip Type
Group Travel Tour, International River Voyages
Departure Dates
May 14, 2020 - May 21, 2020
Jun 18, 2020 - Jun 25, 2020
Jul 23, 2020 - Jul 30, 2020
Jul 30, 2020 - Aug 6, 2020
Aug 27, 2020 - Sep 3, 2020

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ITINERARY

  • day 1

    EMBARKATION – BORDEAUX, FRANCE

    Arrive in Bordeaux and transfer to your home from home, AmaDolce. Embark the ship for your Taste of Bordeaux cruise.

    Meals: Dinner

  • day 2

    BORDEAUX – LIBOURNE

    Take in the romance of Bordeaux as you pass iconic sights on a scenic morning cruise. Later in the day, dock in 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. If you prefer a more active adventure, pedal through the vineyard-rich countryside to Saint-Émilion and then to Château Soutard for a Grand Cru Classé wine tasting. You can also choose to tour the magnificent Château Vayres, one of the most prestigious historic buildings of Aquitaine.

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • day 3

    LIBOURNE – BLAYE

    Stroll through the colorful, open-air market, tasting some of the region’s specialties. Or, you can get your heart pumping by venturing deeper into town on an invigorating bike tour or hiking through one of Libourne’s renowned vineyards. Later in the day, set sail for Blaye, where you’ll enjoy an evening at your leisure.

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • 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 around Blaye. Later in the day, you can choose to bike from Blaye through the idyllic French countryside to Bourg. While in the ancient village of Bourg, take a walking tour and visit the Carriage Museum, which houses a wonderful collection of horse-drawn vehicles. Later in the day, experience the hospitality of this charming medieval village with an exclusive wine festival. Meet the local wine producers and taste the fruits of their labors as well as enjoy live French music and dancing.

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • day 5

    PAUILLAC

    Pauillac, a lovely village on the Left Bank of the Gironde Estuary, 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 Gruaud Larose or Château Léoville Poyferré for a tasting of Grand Cru wines.

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • day 6

    CADILLAC

    Visit the impressive Château de Roquetaillade, an amazingly preserved masterpiece of medieval military architecture owned by the same noble family for 700 years. Next, travel to the Sauternes wine region to either Château de Rayne Vigneau or Château Guiraud to taste the highly prized golden-hued sweet wines produced here. In the evening, enjoy a spectacular illumination cruise, gazing at the iconic structures of Bordeaux as they glow against the night sky.

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • 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 immersive and interactive 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.

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • day 8

    BORDEAUX – DISEMBARKATION

    Disembark the ship and transfer to the airport for your onward flight.

    Meals: Breakfast

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