Vive la Bordeaux

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11 Nights from $ Per Person

Scenic

  Fly Cruise

  Europe

  11 Nights

  PA1FUOD8


Description

Bonus: Includes Free flights and Abu Dhabi stopover

 Your Fly, Cruise, & Stay package includes: 

·      Economy class flights from Sydney to Paris, returning from Bordeaux via Abu Dhabi

·      8 night Bordeaux Sojourn onboard Scenic Diamond

-      Includes 5 star Scenic Space ship, all meals and beverages, select excursions + more

·      3 nights accommodation in Abu Dhabi

·      Abu Dhabi city tour including the Louvre

·      Transfers throughout

·      Port charges, fees, gratuities onboard your cruise and airline taxes

 

Cruise Itinerary

Day 1 - Welcome to Paris

Celebrate the start of your holiday at your luxurious hotel where you will meet your Tour Director for a welcome drink tonight.

 

Day 2 - Paris > Bordeaux

Travel in style aboard the TGV rail to Bordeaux. On arrival, your friendly crew will welcome you aboard the luxurious Scenic Diamond for your seven night cruise.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

 

Day 3 - Bordeaux > Saint-Émilion

Enjoy a pleasant morning cruise on the Dordogne River to Libourne. While cruising, perhaps try your hand at a masterclass in French cuisine in Scenic Culinaire. Spend the afternoon in the nearby town of Saint-Émilion, an absolute 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.

Celebrate the 2000-year history of wine by enjoying a glass at the estate of Château de la Rivière. Surrounded by the vines, mingle with newfound friends, explore the spectacular property or discover the artistic heritage of this region and admire a local artist painting the stunning landscape using paint made from the wine grown on the estate.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

 

Day 4 - Libourne

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

Cruise the tranquil waters of the Dordogne River before you glide across the wide expanse of the mighty Gironde Estuary bound for Blaye. This afternoon perhaps join your on board culinary team for a cooking lesson in Scenic Culinaire.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

 

Day 5 - Blaye

Discover the remarkable Blaye region today.

Stroll through the Citadel of Blaye or take an active walk through the town. Alternatively, join a 30 kilometre roundtrip cycle along the Captain’s Road. You’ll have the opportunity to enjoy a masterclass in Scenic Culinaire or relax as we cruise to Pauillac.

Set in the spectacular surrounds in the Médoc countryside, Château 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 classical concert this evening. Soak in the ambience while live musicians perform classical masterpieces for your exclusive enjoyment.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

 

Day 6 - Médoc

This morning, immerse yourself in the scenic Médoc wine region and discover why it is regarded as the world’s leading red wine producer, then sample the region’s finest at Château Gruaud-Larose estate. Or, cycle throughout this beautiful region stopping along the way for a wine tasting.

This afternoon discover the Carriages Museum in the enchanting Bourg Castle, including a walk through the 16th century passageway to the guards rooms and immense WWII oil tanks. Alternatively visit a local estate, and learn its fascinating history while sampling some of the extraordinary wines produced on site.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

 

Day 7 - Cadillac

Venture into the Sauternes region for a tasting of the prestigious Château Guiraud dessert wines. Or cycle through the rolling vineyards of Sauternes to taste the exquisite Grand Cru Class wines of Château Myrat. Alternatively, take a walking tour of Cadillac including a visit to Château de Cadillac,

a truly beautiful château that dates back to the 15th century.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

 

Day 8 - Bordeaux

Today, discover the World Heritage-listed city of Bordeaux with its idyllic boulevards and architecture.

Shop with a Chef at a local food market before cooking up a storm during your exclusive cooking lesson in Scenic Culinaire. Or enjoy a guided tour of Bordeaux. For the more energetic, cycle the historic regions of Bordeaux, passing the Royal Gate, the Palais Rohan and through public gardens back to the luxury of your 5-star floating hotel.

Enjoy an afternoon at leisure in Bordeaux before a special dinner on board showcasing regional delicacies.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

 

Day 9 - Bordeaux

Disembark and transfer after breakfast to Bordeaux airport with memories of a truly unforgettable journey.

Meals Included: Breakfast

Terms and Conditions

*Conditions apply. Subject to availability and change without notice. Prices listed are in Australian Dollars, based on twin occupancy/travel, unless otherwise stated. Prices/Offers are correct at the time of distribution. Full travel supplier booking conditions apply.

Prices listed are per person in Australian Dollars, based on twin occupancy, including all discounts unless otherwise stated. The offer is subject to availability at time of booking and shown on the lowest category available at the time.  Fares are capacity controlled and are subject to change at any time without notice. Prices/Offers are correct as at 01 May 2019 and can be withdrawn without notice. Hotels may charge resort fees not included in this package, payable direct upon check in. Visas are not included.  Airfares are based on economy class flights from Sydney and subject to the carriers’ flight schedules and conditions, please call us for prices from other cities. Payments made by credit card will incur a surcharge.

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