Taste of Bordeaux : 2018 - Bordeaux to Bordeaux : ms AmaDolce (Cruise Only)

OVERVIEW

Start your trip with a romantic two-night stay in Paris and enjoy a dazzling tour of the city's iconic sights. Continue on to savor all the authentic flavors of Bordeaux, one of the world's undisputed wine capitals - rich in both history and taste. Enjoy touring abundant vineyards led by the winemakers themselves. Discover colorful, lively markets, stately châteaux, impressive fortresses and stunning scenery. Then be whisked off to the mesmerizing Loire Valley for two nights, concluding with an overnight stay in Paris.

INCLUDED FEATURES

  • 2 nights hotel in Paris at the Marriott Opera Ambassador (or similar), including daily buffet breakfast
  • Transfer from the hotel to Bordeaux via high-speed TGV train
  • 7 nights deluxe cruise accommodation in riverview stateroom or suite - most staterooms offer French balconies
  • Fine dining, including unlimited complimentary hand-selected wines, beer and soft drinks with lunch and dinner on board
  • "Sip & Sail" Daily Cocktail Hour with complimentary wine, beer, spirits and soft drinks
  • Cocktail Reception and Captain's Gala Dinner
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi access on board
  • Guided shore excursions in every port including Limited Edition Tours
  • Live entertainment, cooking demonstration and more
  • Complimentary bicycles
  • Services of a professionally trained Cruise Manager throughout your cruise and land stay
  • An all English-speaking staff on board
  • 2 nights hotel in the Loire Valley at the Amboise Novotel (or similar), including daily breakfast
  • 1 night hotel in Paris at the Pullman Charles de Gaulle (or similar), including daily breakfast
  • Transfers between hotel and ship are included with the purchase of cruise and land package; airport transfers are included with the purchase of airfare from AmaWaterways

    DETAILED ITINERARY

    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. 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 where we will dock and indulge in a spectacular Farewell Dinner with your Captain. (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. Tonight, 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)

  • Details

    Cruise Line
    AmaWaterways
    Offer
    Offer valid through 9/30/2017
    Duration
    8 Days
    Cruise Ship
    ms AmaDolce

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    DayPortArriveDepart
    Day 1Bordeaux  
    Day 2CADILLAC  
    Day 3PAUILLAC  
    Day 4BLAYE  
    Day 5LIBOURNE  
    Day 6LIBOURNE  
    Day 7Bordeaux  
    Day 8Bordeaux  
    Dates/Pricing

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    DatePrice / DescriptionQuote
    March 22, 2018$2,899.00* (USD) / Cruise OnlyQuote
    March 29, 2018$2,999.00* (USD) / Cruise OnlyQuote
    April 05, 2018$3,199.00* (USD) / Cruise OnlyQuote
    April 12, 2018$3,299.00* (USD) / Cruise OnlyQuote
    April 19, 2018$3,399.00* (USD) / Cruise OnlyQuote
    May 03, 2018$3,599.00* (USD) / Cruise OnlyQuote
    May 10, 2018$3,699.00* (USD) / Cruise OnlyQuote
    May 24, 2018$3,699.00* (USD) / Cruise OnlyQuote
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    June 14, 2018$3,699.00* (USD) / Cruise OnlyQuote
    June 21, 2018$3,699.00* (USD) / Cruise OnlyQuote
    June 28, 2018$3,699.00* (USD) / Cruise OnlyQuote
    July 05, 2018$3,599.00* (USD) / Cruise OnlyQuote
    July 12, 2018$3,599.00* (USD) / Cruise OnlyQuote
    July 26, 2018$3,599.00* (USD) / Cruise OnlyQuote
    August 09, 2018$3,599.00* (USD) / Cruise OnlyQuote
    August 16, 2018$3,699.00* (USD) / Cruise OnlyQuote
    August 23, 2018$3,799.00* (USD) / Cruise OnlyQuote
    September 06, 2018$3,899.00* (USD) / Cruise OnlyQuote
    September 13, 2018$3,899.00* (USD) / Cruise OnlyQuote
    September 20, 2018$3,899.00* (USD) / Cruise OnlyQuote
    October 04, 2018$3,799.00* (USD) / Cruise OnlyQuote
    October 11, 2018$3,699.00* (USD) / Cruise OnlyQuote
    October 18, 2018$3,599.00* (USD) / Cruise OnlyQuote
    October 25, 2018$3,399.00* (USD) / Cruise OnlyQuote
    November 01, 2018$3,199.00* (USD) / Cruise OnlyQuote
    November 08, 2018$3,099.00* (USD) / Cruise OnlyQuote
    November 15, 2018$3,099.00* (USD) / Cruise OnlyQuote
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