Bordeaux Affair

Resort:Bordeaux Affair
Operator: Scenic
Destination: Europe, France
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Learn wine tasting in one of the traditionalvineyards or visit an authenticlocal food marketon this 8 day cruise through the magical Bordeaux region.


Day 1: UK > Bordeaux

Choose from a selection of ways to travel to Bordeaux. Pick from one of up to 14 UK regional airports or travel direct from London Heathrow. If you prefer not to fly, travel Standard Premier Class board the Eurostar from St Pancras International to Paris and on to Bordeaux, where youll board your luxury Scenic Space-Ship.

Meals included: Dinner

Day 2: Bordeaux > Saint-milion

Enjoy a relaxing morning on board as you cruise in style into the beautiful 13th century port of Libourne. Whilst cruising, perhaps drop into Scenic Culinaire for a French cooking class. Youll spend the afternoon in the nearby town of Saint-milion, an absolute visual feast and the jewel of this ancient wine growing region. Youll also get to explore the underground catacombs of the Monolithic Church a true trip highlight.

Celebrate the two thousand-year history of wine by enjoying a glass at the exclusive estate of Chteau Siaurac. Boasting a glorious chteau and garden that has been recognised as a national heritage site in France due to the significance of the estates architectural and cultural heritage, the sheer tranquillity of this picturesque property is captivating. The vines glow red and gold at sunset, and with a glass of the estates vintage in hand whilst a local guitarist provides an acoustic soundtrack, it really is hard to imagine a more elegant way to enjoy this beautiful region.

Meals included: Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner

Day 3: Libourne > Pauillac

Awake in charming Libourne.

Freechoice: Enjoy a guided tour of Libourne and view its quaint 16th century town-house and Gothic church. Alternatively, explore the exclusive estate of Chteau Franc Mayne and taste its Grand Cru Class wine, or view the eclectic city of Bergerac and enjoy foie gras tasting at a charming local farm.

After your afternoon at leisure, opt to enhance your culinary prowess in Scenic Culinaire or simply soak in the riverside panoramas while cruising to Pauillac. Enjoy an evening of fabulous local entertainment on board tonight.

Meals included: Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner

Day 4: Mdoc

Travel the scenic Mdoc wine route today and discover why this region is viewed as the worlds leading red wine producer. Afterwards, sample the regions finest at the Chteau Gruaud-Larose estate, or cycle to Chteau Lagrange, featured on Napoleon IIIs 1855 Classification, for a wine tasting.

The spectacular Mdoc countryside boasts many fine aristocratic chteaux but none more opulent than Chteau Giscours. Youll be escorted to the charming 18th century Farm Suzanne on the Giscours estate to enjoy unforgettable four-course dining with Grand Cru Class wines and live musicians performing classical masterpieces for your enjoyment. A truly wondrous evening.

Meals included: Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner

Day 5: Pauillac > Cadillac

Soak in the Garonne River vistas as you spend a luxurious full day aboard the Scenic Diamond. Cruising the picturesque landscapes of the Garonne River into Cadillac provides some of the most beautiful scenic cruising in all of the Bordeaux region. Whilst cruising you may choose to implement your cooking skills with a lesson in Scenic Culinaire. This remarkable space comes to life when fabulous local entertainers perform live in the Panorama Lounge for your exclusive enjoyment this evening.

Meals included: Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner

Day 6: Cadillac

Venture into the Sauternes region for a tasting of the prestigious Chteau Guiraud dessert wines. Alternatively, cycle through the rolling vineyards of Sauternes to the Grand Cru Class estate of Chteau Myrat for a tasting.

Freechoice: Remain on board and join a master class in French cuisine in Scenic Culinaire. Or visit Roquetaillade Castle, founded by Charlemagne its one of the regions most impressive historic sites and youll tour it with the family that now lives within its walls. Alternatively, discover the medieval village of Saint Macaire, or perhaps enjoy a 12 kilometre roundtrip hike from Cadillac to the neighbouring village of Loupiac.

Meals included: Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner

Day 7: Bordeaux

Freechoice: Shop with a Chef at a local food market and cook up a storm in Scenic Culinaire afterwards. Or enjoy a guided tour of Bordeaux and her many attractions. For the more energetic, cycle the historic regions of Bordeaux. Cross beautiful bridges to witness sites such as the Royal Gate and the Palais Rohan, before cycling through public gardens back to the luxury of your floating hotel.

A city that exudes atmospheric charm, youll enjoy a full afternoon at leisure to immerse yourself in the culture of the Bordelais. Enjoy a special dinner on board showcasing regional delicacies before an illuminations cruise on the Garonne River. A fabulous local soloist will perform live in the Panorama Lounge tonight. What a magical evening.

Meals included: Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner

Day 8: Bordeaux > UK

After breakfast, transfer to Bordeaux airport for your return flight home. Travel direct to London or one of up to 14 UK regional airports. Alternatively, travel by first class rail from Bordeaux to Paris and then Standard Premier Class aboard the Eurostar to St Pancras International

Meals included: Breakfast