Cruise & Packages in Europe, France, Bordeaux, Saint Emilion, Libourne, Pauillac, Arcachon, Cognac & Blaye

LAST DAY FOR EXCLUSIVE DISCOUNT: 11-day Beautiful Bordeaux River Cruise - All-Inclusive Tour with Return Flights

EXCLUSIVE $200pp discount

**LAST DAY OF SALE! To secure your Travel at 60 discount in time, you'll need to phone us directly on 1300 414 198.** The reality of Bordeaux truly does live up to the romantic impression most people have of it. Extraordinary landscapes, delicious cuisine prepared with the finesse characteristic of the French, and wine making that has been refined to an art.

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DURATION
10 nights
WHAT'S INCLUDED
  • All inclusive
  • Bonus experiences
  • Day tours
  • Exclusive experience
  • Free wifi
  • Port taxes & fees
  • All meals
  • Shore excursions
  • Tips & gratuities
  • Flights

About this holiday

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Bordeaux

LAST DAY OF SALE. To secure your exclusive Travel at 60 discount in time, you'll need to phone us directly on 1300 414 198.

A wealth of historical riches, from elegant chateaux to churches that have been around for longer than most of the new world. Visit Grand Cru Class wine estates, explore the Cognac region and sample its famous brandy, or try fresh oysters from the waters of Arcachon Bay. You’ll find that beautiful Bordeaux is everything you imagined it to be, and more.

  • 10 night cruise onboard 5-Star luxury Scenic Space-Ship
  • All world class meals from a-la-carte to fine dining and complimentary top shelf beverages all day, everyday
  • Scenic Enrich exclusive events and Scenic Freechoice sightseeing activities
  • Exclusive Scenic Tailormade for self-guided touring and on board commentary

Book your cruise by 04 Oct 2019 to receive your EXCLUSIVE TRAVEL AT 60 discount of $200* per person.PLUS pay in full by 31 October and save an additional $300 per person!

Freecall our local travel team on 1300 414 198 to secure your cabin NOW!

Inclusions

  • Travel at 60 EXCLUSIVE - Discount of $200* per person when you book by 04 Oct 2019
  • Early Payment Discount $300 per person - Finals due 31 Oct 2019
  • Return Flight Deal with Singapore Airlines from Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide, Perth & Brisbane - Ask us about flying from other cities
  • 5-star Scenic Space-Ship featuring Scenic Sun Lounges
  • One exclusive Scenic Enrich experience
  • Your choice of 23 Scenic Freechoice activities
  • Up to five on board dining options, from casual to fine dining
  • 29 meals – 10 breakfasts (B), 9 lunches (L) and 10 dinners (D)
  • Complimentary beverages all day, every day
  • Butler service for all guests
  • Exclusive Scenic Tailormade available throughout your cruise
  • The freedom of our e-bikes – electronically assisted bicycles
  • Cruise Director to guide and assist
  • Expert local guides
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
  • All tipping and gratuities

Accommodation

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Standard Suite

Your Suite includes soft downy pillows, Egyptian cotton sheets, fleecy bathrobes and complimentary shoeshine to enhance the ambiance of our opulent 5-star hotel.

Travel dates

Pricing is based on 27th April 2020 sailing. Other travel dates and cabin upgrade pricing available upon request.

Standard Suite - from $6590 per person twin share

**Price is inclusive of Early Payment Discount $300 per person - Finals due 31 Oct 2019

Solo traveller prices available on request. Freecall our local travel team on 1300 414 198 to secure your cabin NOW!

Itinerary

Day 1 - Bordeaux

Welcome to Bordeaux. Your friendly crew will welcome you on board the luxurious Scenic Diamond for your cruise through France’s southwestern pocket.

Meals Included: Dinner

Day 2 - Bordeaux - Saint-Émilion

Enjoy a relaxing morning on board as you cruise into the beautiful 13th century port of Libourne. While cruising, perhaps drop into Scenic Culinaire for a French cooking class. Spend the afternoon in the nearby town of Saint-Émilion, a visual feast and 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.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 3 - Libourne - Pauillac

Enjoy a guided tour of Libourne and view its quaint 16th century town-houses and Gothic church. Alternatively, explore the estate of Château de La Rivière with a wine tasting or, if you’re feeling more active join a bike tour through the region to the estate, or view the eclectic city of Bergerac and enjoy a foie gras tasting at a charming local farm.

During your afternoon at leisure, opt to enhance your culinary prowess in Scenic Culinaire or simply take in the riverside panoramas while cruising to Pauillac.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4 - Médoc

Travel the scenic Médoc wine route and discover why this region is viewed as the world’s leading red wine producer. Afterwards, sample the region’s finest at a local estate. Alternatively, cycle through the region to a grand château and sample delicious wine produced on the estate.

Set in spectacular surrounds in the Médoc countryside, Château d’Agassac is truly enchanting. Dating back to the 13th century, the Château is one of the oldest winemaking establishments in the region and is the venue for your unforgettable evening concert. Soak in the ambience of this magnificent property as live musicians perform classical masterpieces for your exclusive enjoyment.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 5 - Pauillac - Cadillac

Soak in the vistas as you cruise on board the luxurious Scenic Diamond past the picturesque landscapes of the Garonne River into Cadillac, some of the most beautiful scenic cruising in the Bordeaux region. While on board, you may choose to further develop your cooking skills with a lesson in Scenic Culinaire. Tonight, this remarkable space comes to life when fabulous local entertainers perform live in the Panorama Lounge for a night of entertainment.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 6 - Cadillac:

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

This afternoon visit Roquetaillade Castle; founded by Charlemagne, it’s one of the region’s most impressive historic sites, and you’ll tour it with the family that now lives within its walls. Alternatively, visit a truffle farm and sample the delicious regional delicacy, or perhaps enjoy a 12 kilometre roundtrip hike from Cadillac to the village of Loupiac.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 7 - Bordeaux

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.

Back on board your Cruise Director will organise a special treat for you, with a tasting of fresh oysters delivered straight from the waters of Arcachon Bay. Spend the afternoon at leisure to immerse yourself in the culture of the Bordelais. Tonight 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 to round off a magical evening.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 8 - Arcachon - Bourg

Situated on the northern tip of Europe’s longest coastal beach, Arcachon is the jewel of France’s western coastline.

Journey to Arcachon and join a walking tour including a visit to the local Baltard market, or climb Europe’s largest sand dune and take in the expansive panoramas. Alternatively, stay in Bordeaux and take a tram to the Cité du Vin museum and enjoy an interactive journey of wine discovery.

This afternoon, if you fancy something sweet, stay on board and enjoy a fabulous chocolate and wine-pairing event. Later, take a leisurely cruise into Bourg, perhaps join a masterclass in French cooking during Scenic Culinaire. Tonight enjoy a lively jazz performance on board.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 9 - Cognac

Today explore the unique northern shores of the Gironde Estuary.

Discover the Carriages Museum in the enchanting Bourg Castle and visit the 16th century passageway to the guards rooms and see the immense WWII oil tanks. Alternatively, spend a full day exploring the fortified town of Cognac, renowned for its production of fine brandy and afterwards, enjoy a tasting at the acclaimed property of Rémy Martin.

This afternoon, unwind on the Sun Deck, cruising on the Gironde River into the historic port of Blaye.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 10 - Blaye - Bordeaux

Discover the remarkable Blaye region, established to protect the Bordeaux region from invasion.

Stroll through the charming Citadel of Blaye, or take a more active walk throughout the town. Alternatively, join a 30 kilometre roundtrip cycle along the Captain’s Road, which is named in honour of the WWI Captains who chose to purchase their homes along this beautiful stretch of waterway in the early 20th century. Or, explore the stunning beauty of the fairytale Château de La Roche Courbon. This fortified castle was originally built in the 15th century and is surrounded by magnificently manicured gardens.

Later, enjoy a cooking class in Scenic Culinaire or simply relax on board as we cruise past beautiful uninhabited islands, bound for Bordeaux. Dine at the Captain’s farewell dinner on board this evening.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 11 - Bordeaux

Disembark after breakfast and transfer to Bordeaux Airport or Train Station.

Meals Included: Breakfast

Questions

  • Travel at 60 EXCLUSIVE – Booking discount of $200* per person when booked by 04 Oct 2019
  • 10 night cruise onboard 5-Star luxury Scenic Space-Ship
  • All world class meals from a-la-carte to fine dining and complimentary top shelf beverages all day, everyday
  • Scenic Enrich exclusive events and Scenic Freechoice sightseeing activities
  • Exclusive Scenic Tailormade for self-guided touring and onboard commentary
  • Includes savings of up to $2,585* per person (or $5,170* per couple) – includes flights, early payment discount and Travel at 60 exclusive discount)
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Fine print

Travel at 60 booking conditions apply.

*Conditions apply. Price and offer based on per person, twin share in AUD, are strictly limited and subject to availability until sold out. For new bookings only and are not combinable.  Prices include Travel at 60 exclusive discount of $200 per person (book by 04Oct 2019), refer to relevant itineraries for full details. Early Payment Discounts of $300pp are included in the advertised prices where applicable. To receive Early Payment Discount, journey must be paid in full by 31 October 2019. Flight offers is ex SYD/MEL/BNE/ADL/PER and based on an airline of Scenic’s choice. Airfares must be booked through Scenic. All airfare deals are scheduled for travel to best suit the tour departure and conclusion dates on available scheduled flights. Any requests outside of the tour dates may incur seasonal surcharges as enforced by the airline. First non-refundable $1,000pp deposit due within 7 days of booking, a second non-refundable deposit of $2,000pp is due by 28 September 2019 or 11 months prior to departure, whichever comes first. We reserve the right to ticket any flights upon receipt of the second deposit and any subsequent changes will incur change and/or cancellation fees. Travelat60 exclusive discounts are valid for new bookings and deposited by 04 October 2019, unless sold out prior. Price correct as of 14 August 2019. Prices and offers based on FRAC121020.1 in a category E suite (no balcony). For full terms and conditions visit scenic.com.au/terms.  ABN 85 002 715 602.

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