Day 1 Bordeaux
Kick off your holiday at tonight’s welcome reception on board after settling into your suite on the luxurious Scenic Diamond in Bordeaux. (Dinner)
Day 2 Bordeaux > Saint-Émilion
Enjoy a pleasant morning cruise along the Dordogne River to Libourne. Whilst cruising, perhaps join a masterclass in French cuisine in Scenic Culinaire. Spend the afternoon in Saint-Émilion, the jewel of this ancient wine growing region. You’ll also get to explore the underground catacombs of the Monolithic Church – a true trip highlight.
Celebrate the two thousand-year history of wine with a glass at the exclusive estate of Château Siaurac. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Day 3 Libourne > Pauillac
Awake to charming vistas over historic Libourne.
Enjoy a guided tour of Libourne and view its quaint 16th century town-house and Gothic church. Alternatively, sample the exquisite Grand Cru Class wines at the estate of Château Franc Mayne, or visit the city of Bergerac and enjoy foie gras tasting at a local farm.
Leisurely cruising to Pauillac this afternoon with opportunities to join a cooking class in Scenic Culinaire along the way. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Day 4 Médoc
Discover why the Médoc region is highly regarded as the world’s leading red wine producer. Afterwards, sample the region’s finest at the Château Gruaud-Larose estate, or take a bike to explore Château Lagrange, featured on Napoleon III’s 1855 Classification.
The spectacular Médoc countryside boasts many fine aristocratic châteaux but none more opulent than Château Giscours. You’ll be escorted to the 18th century Farm Suzanne on the Giscours estate to enjoy an unforgettable four-course dinner with Grand Cru Class wines and live musicians performing classical masterpieces for your enjoyment. Truly wondrous. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Day 5 Pauillac > Cadillac
Soak in the Garonne River vistas as we spend a full day cruising the pretty Garonne River landscape into Cadillac. Scenic Culinaire will offer cooking classes en route. Enjoy fabulous entertainment on board this evening. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Day 6 Cadillac
Venture into the Sauternes region for a tasting of the prestigious Château Guiraud dessert wines. Alternatively, cycle through the rolling vineyards of Sauternes to taste the Grand Cru Class wines of Château Myrat.
Join an exclusive cooking class in Scenic Culinaire, or tour the impressive Roquetaillade Castle. Alternatively, discover the medieval village of Saint Macaire. Or perhaps enjoy a 12 kilometre roundtrip hike from Cadillac to Loupiac. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Day 7 Bordeaux
Shop with a Chef at a local food market before an exclusive cooking class in Scenic Culinaire, or enjoy a guided tour of Bordeaux and her many attractions. For the more energetic, cycle the historic regions of Bordeaux.
Enjoy an afternoon at leisure in Bordeaux. And tonight, enjoy a fabulous local soloist performing for your listening pleasure on board. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Day 8 Bordeaux
Disembark and transfer after breakfast to Bordeaux Airport or Bordeaux Train Station, with memories of a truly unforgettable journey. (Breakfast)
Visit an authentic local food market or learn wine tasting in one of the traditional vineyards on an 8 day cruise through the magical Bordeaux region.
5-star Scenic Space-Ship featuring Scenic Sun Lounges
1 exclusive Enrich experience
Your choice of 13 Freechoice activities
1 Sundowners event
Exclusive Scenic Tailormade
20 Meals – 7 breakfasts, 6 lunches and 7 dinners
The prices shown are U.S. dollars per person, based on double occupancy, and subject to availability. Prices quoted for land/cruise arrangements are subject to increase without notice. Once we have received your deposit, land/cruise prices are guaranteed. Air prices quoted via phone or email are subject to increase and are guaranteed only from the time that full payment is received. Also, air prices or air promotions mentioned on this site or on the phone do not include baggage fees imposed by airlines. Sorry, we are unable to offer air from countries other than the U.S. However, for those international customers who are able to arrange their own transportation to the trip origination city, we are able to offer the land/cruise portion of the package at the price quoted.