TASTE OF BORDEAUX WINE CRUISE

from $3,299$2,549

DATES:
2021:
Jul 29 | Aug 5W, 12W, 19W, 26 | Sep 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 | Oct 7, 21, 28 | Nov 4, 11W
2022: Mar 17W, 24W, 31 | Apr 7, 14, 21, 28 | May 5, 12, 19, 26 | Jun 2, 9, 23, 30 | Jul 7, 14W, 21, 28W | Aug 4, 11W, 18, 25 | Sep 1, 8, 29 | Oct 6, 13, 20, 27 | Nov 3, 10W
2023: Mar 16, 23W, 30W | Apr 6W, 13, 27 | May 4, 11, 18, 25 | Jun 1, 8, 15W, 29 | Jul 6W, 13W, 20, 27 | Aug 3W, 10W, 17, 24, 31 | Sep 7, 14, 21 28 | Oct 5, 12, 19, 26 | Nov 2, 9W

W= Wine Cruise

DURATION: 8 DAYS/7 NIGHTS

ROUND TRIP: BORDEAUX, FRANCE

SHIP: AMA DOLCE

FROM: $2,549 + Port Charges

 

All about the TASTE OF BORDEAUX WINE CRUISE.
Travel to France’s legendary wine capital, Bordeaux. Iconic châteaux, timeless vineyards and delicious wine tastings are plentiful as you visit Libourne, Blaye, Bourg, Pauillac and Cadillac. This trip is a must for anyone interested in the best of French culture, lifestyle, wine and food.
 
COUNTRIES: FRANCE,
RIVERS: GARONNE, DORDOGNE

HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Sauternes wine tasting and Roquetaillade Castle
  • Bourg Festival of wine and music
  • Bordeaux bike tour
  • Saint Emilion excursion and Grand Cru Classé wine tasting

The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance
What is included in this tour?Items that are included in the cost of tour price.

On our cruises, you will enjoy an extensive lineup of included tours. In many cases, you will have a choice of excursions, such as standard tours, bike tours, hikes and Special Interest Tours. We always include a large variety of activities so that you can choose how you want to explore. No matter your preference, your days will be full of discovery and wonder.

SPACIOUS STATEROOMS

  • 7 nights luxury accommodation in an outside stateroom (most with twin balconies)
  • Computer for internet access
  • Entertainment-On-Demand in all staterooms featuring free high-speed internet access, movies, a music library and English language TV stations
  • Mini-fridge, desk and sitting area
  • Bottled water replenished daily

 
AN ARRAY OF AMENITIES

  • Wellness Program with a dedicated Wellness Host leading various exercise classes as well as discussions on healthy eating and relaxation techniques, both on board and on shore.
  • Personalized service from a highly trained Cruise Manager during both cruise and land programs
  • Internet and Wi-Fi access
  • Sun deck pool with swim-up bar and walking track
  • Fitness room, massage services and hair salon
  • Main Lounge with panoramic views and bar
  • Daily entertainment including cultural performances

 
AWARD-WINNING DINING

  • All on board dining in a variety of venues
  • Regionally inspired cuisine made with locally sourced ingredients
  • The Chef’s Table specialty restaurant
  • Welcome Cocktail, Welcome Dinner, La Chaîne des Rôtisseurs Dinner, Captain’s Cocktail and Gala Dinner
  • La Chaîne des Rôtisseurs exclusive dining experience
  • Unlimited fine wine, beer and soft drinks with lunch and dinner
  • Unlimited sparkling wine and fresh juice with breakfast
  • Sip & Sail Daily Cocktail Hour with complimentary wine, beer, spirits and soft drinks
  • Tapas, sandwiches, snacks and refreshments served daily in the Main Lounge

 
A WORLD OF EXPLORATION

  • Immersive tours in every destination
  • Gentle, regular, active and late-riser tour options
  • Bike tours and hikes
  • Special Interest Tours
  • Knowledgeable guides
  • Personal headset for easy exploration

Whats not included in this tour.Items that are not included in the cost of tour price.
  • Beverages other than those mentioned
  • Gratuities to crew and Cruise Director – Suggested 15 Euros per guest, per day
  • Airfare
  • Port Fees
  • Items of personal nature, gift shop purchases
  • Pre and post cruise extensions and hotels
  • Travel Insurance

  1. Day 1 BORDEAUX, FRANCE

    We highly recommend arriving at least one day early to avoid complications arising from travel delays. We are happy to make arrangements to suit your interests.

    Embark the ship for your Taste of Bordeaux cruise. (D)

  2. 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. (B,L,D)

  3. Day 3 LIBOURNE - BLAYE

    The Libourne wine region, including Saint Émilion, Pomerol and Fronsac, is one of the major cradles of viticulture in the Bordeaux area, dating back to Gallo­Roman times. The first vines were planted in Fronsac two thousand years ago. In the 18th century, the wines of Fronsac enjoyed the best reputation in the Libourne region, selling for higher prices than their neighbors in Saint Émilion and Pomerol. Today, Fronsac includes several beautiful wine estates such as Château de la Dauphine, Château de la Rivière and Château Gaby. Here you will visit a cellar and taste local wines from one estate. (B,L,D)

  4. 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 growers and taste the fruits of their labors as well as enjoy live French music and dancing. (B,L,D)

  5. Day 5 CUSSAC FORT MEDOC

    After arriving in Cussac Fort Medoc, venture to Pauillac, a lovely village on the Left Bank of the Gironde Estuary. This is a 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. Alternately, you can visit Lynch Bages, a quaint wine estate and village, followed by a wine and local specialties tasting. Or, enjoy a coast drive to Soulac­sur­Mer where you’ll see unique sights, such as the Statue of Liberty and the Cordouan lighthouse known to be the oldest in France. (B,L,D)

  6. Day 6 CADILLAC- BORDEAUX

    Visit the impressive Castle of 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 Chateau de Rayne Vigneau or Chateau Guiraud to taste the highly prized golden-hued sweet wines produced here.  For those wishing to explore more of the history on the decadent castles, you can enjoy a visit to the Roquetaillade castle and Cadillac castle. Or, pedal through the charming town of Cadillac for a guided bike tour. (B,L,D)

  7. 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 famed indoor Les Halles de Bacalan market for a tasting of local specialties to please the palate. Bike enthusiasts will wish to join a tour along the city’s amazing network of bicycle paths. Depending on your interests, you have a choice from three excursions in the afternoon. Enjoy a visit to the immersive and interactive Bordeaux Wine Museum, housed in an awe­inspiring building. Alternately, be treated to a spectacular sound and light show, Les Bassins des Lumières. Or, explore the enriching city of Bordeaux at your own leisure. In the evening, enjoy a spectacular illumination cruise, gazing at the iconic structures of Bordeaux as they glow against the night sky. (B,L,D)

  8. Day 8 BORDEAUX

    Disembark the ship and prepare for your flight home, or visit other areas of France or Europe. (B)

AMA DOLCE

Enjoy the sweet life aboard AmaDolce.
Your experience starts in your elegantly appointed stateroom, where Entertainment-On-Demand and soothing bath and body products bring you the ultimate in comfort before your cozy bed envelops you in sweet dreams. Warm caramel and honey-colored tones adorn the room while a French balcony—available in most staterooms—allows you to indulge in scenic views. Follow your nose to the Main Restaurant or clink glasses in the bar, where rich, chocolate-hued woods bring beauty to the backdrop of your every craving. The Chef’s Table specialty restaurant is the cherry on top of an already exquisite culinary experience on board that includes lunch and dinners paired with unlimited wine, beer and soft drinks. And should you wish to stay active, a Sun Deck walking track, fitness room and a fleet of onboard bicycles are ready and waiting to assist you on your wellness journey.