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Blue Water Holidays - ABTA - ATOL - CLIA
01756 706500
+44 1756 706500

Bordeaux Affair

From impressive chateaux to opulent architecture and verdant vineyards, this 7-night all-inclusive river cruise is the perfect way to explore the famous wine growing region of Bordeaux. Includes travel package from the UK, unique shore excursions and complimentary drinks

Fly Cruise
7 nights from £2745pp

River Cruise Holiday
  • Bordeaux
  • Chateau Paulliac
  • Sample renowned wines
  • Saint Emilion vineyard
  • Chateau Roquetaillade
  • Saint Emillion
  • Bordeaux wine region

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Bordeaux Affair Special Offer

With wine making traditions, architectural masterpieces and picture-postcard scenery, this cruise is the best way to explore the heart of Bordeaux.

Enjoy an overnight stop in picturesque Bordeaux before cruising to the beautiful 13th-century town of Libourne. Continue to nearby Saint Emilion, a fascinating UNESCO World Heritage Site and the jewel in Bordeaux's crown. Enjoy an exclusive Scenic Sundowner at Chateau de la Riviere at sunset, a highlight of this superb holiday.

Admire the 16th-century town houses and Gothic church of Libourne, enjoy a wine tasting or opt for the tour of Bergerac with included foie gras tasting, before travelling through the stunning Medoc wine region. You'll enjoy an unforgettable classical concert at the 13th century Chateau Agassac during your time in the Medoc.

Soak up the everchanging vistas as you cruise the Garonne River to Cadillac, from where you can head into the pretty Sauternes region for a tasting of Grand Cru Classe wines or cycle through the verdant vineyards of Sauternes. Scenic Diamond then cruises back to Bordeaux, a city bursting with charm, for an overnight stop.

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Bordeaux Affair Itinerary

Day 1 - UK - Bordeaux (France)

Fly from a choice of regional airports to Bordeaux or take the Eurostar from St Pancras to Paris Gard du Nord and take the train to Bordeaux. On arrival in Bordeaux, you'll be met by a representative and transferred to the Scenic Diamond. Tonight enjoy a welcome reception. (D)

Day 2 - Bordeaux - Saint Emilion

This morning, cruise to Libourne. Perhaps join a culinary masterclass on board in Scenic Culinaire as you cruise. Later, disembark and spend the afternoon in World-Heritage listed Saint Emilion with a tour including the underground catacombs of the iconic Monolithic Church. (B,L,D)

Day 3 - Libourne - Pauillac or Blaye

Enjoy a guided tour of Libourne taking in the 16th century town-houses and gothic church, tour an estate and sample the Grand Cru Classe wine or visit the city of Bergerac. Perhaps join a cooking class in Scenic Culinaire. The ship cruises the Gironde Estuary to Blaye. (B,L,D)

Day 4 - Blaye

Stroll through the Citadel of Blaye, enjoy an active walk through the town or join a cycle along the Captain’s Road. You’ll have the opportunity to enjoy a masterclass in Scenic Culinaire or relax whilst cruising this afternoon. Tonight enjoy your Scenic Enrich experience. Enjoy an unforgettable concert at the 13th-century Chateau Agassac where live musicians will perform classical masterpieces. (B,L,D)

Day 5 - Medoc

This morning sample the Medoc’s wine at a magnificent estate, or cycle throughout this beautiful region stopping along the way for a wine tasting. This afternoon visit the Carriages Museum in the enchanting Bourg Castle or sample some wines at a local estate. (B,L,D)

Day 6 - Cadillac

Take the opportunity to sample the fine Chateau Guiraud dessert wines in the region of Sauternes, cycle through the rolling vineyards to a Grand Cru Class estate or enjoy a walking tour of Cadillac with a visit to Chateau de Cadillac. (B,L,D)

Day 7 - Bordeaux

Shop with the onboard chef at a local food market then enjoy a cookery lesson in Scenic Culinaire. Alternatively, join a guided tour of Bordeaux or cycle through historic regions. The afternoon is at leisure to explore the culture of the Bordelais. (B,L,D)

Day 8 - Bordeaux - UK

After breakfast, disembark and transfer to the airport for your return flight to the UK or take the train to Paris and the Eurostar to St Pancras International. (B)

The Captain reserves the right to alter the itinerary to suit wind and weather conditions. Please note some departures operate in reverse

Price Includes

  • 7-night all-inclusive cruise
  • Return flights from regional airports to or Eurostar from St Pancras
  • Overseas transfers
  • Guided shore excursions
  • Scenic Enrich, Scenic FreeChoice and Scenic Sundowner activites
  • Scenic Tailormade GPS for self-guided touring
  • Unlimited complimentary premium branded drinks throughout
  • Welcome Reception and Captain's Farewell Dinner
  • Local onboard entertainment
  • Personal butler service in all cabins
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
  • All tipping and gratuities
  • Port and airport taxes

Special Features

  • Scenic FreeChoice options
  • Scenic Enrich experience - Classical concert at Chateau Agassac
  • Opportunities to explore independently with your Scenic Tailormade device
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2022 Departures £ price per person based on 2 people sharing

  • April
    • Apr 28th - Bordeaux and back - Sailing on: Scenic Diamond From: £2745
      Cat RO Royal Owners Suite Cat RS Royal Panorama Suite Cat RA Royal Balcony Suite Cat RJ Junior Balcony Suite Cat BJ Junior Balcony Suite Cat P Balcony Suite Cat PA Balcony Suite Cat PP Balcony Suite Cat A Balcony Suite Cat B Balcony Suite Cat BB Balcony Suite Cat BA Balcony Suite Cat C Balcony Suite Cat E Standard Suite Cat D Standard Suite
      Brochure Price: £6740 Brochure Price: £5840 Brochure Price: £5640 Brochure Price: £5440 Brochure Price: £4940 Brochure Price: £4640 Brochure Price: £4490 Brochure Price: £4490 Brochure Price: £4440 Brochure Price: £4390 Brochure Price: £4340 Brochure Price: £4240 Brochure Price: £4095 Brochure Price: £3445 Brochure Price: £3570
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  • July
    • Jul 11th - Bordeaux and back - Sailing on: Scenic Diamond From: £3045
      Cat RO Royal Owners Suite Cat RS Royal Panorama Suite Cat RA Royal Balcony Suite Cat RJ Junior Balcony Suite Cat BJ Junior Balcony Suite Cat P Balcony Suite Cat PA Balcony Suite Cat PP Balcony Suite Cat A Balcony Suite Cat B Balcony Suite Cat BB Balcony Suite Cat BA Balcony Suite Cat C Balcony Suite Cat E Standard Suite Cat D Standard Suite
      Brochure Price: £6840 Brochure Price: £5940 Brochure Price: £5740 Brochure Price: £5540 Brochure Price: £5040 Brochure Price: £4740 Brochure Price: £4590 Brochure Price: £4590 Brochure Price: £4540 Brochure Price: £4490 Brochure Price: £4440 Brochure Price: £4340 Brochure Price: £4195 Brochure Price: £3545 Brochure Price: £3670
      Blue Water Price: £5714 Blue Water Price: £4904 Blue Water Price: £4724 Blue Water Price: £4544 Blue Water Price: £4094 Blue Water Price: £3824 Blue Water Price: £3689 Blue Water Price: £3689 Blue Water Price: £3644 Blue Water Price: £3599 Blue Water Price: £3554 Blue Water Price: £3464 Blue Water Price: £3334 Blue Water Price: £3045 Blue Water Price: £3170
  • August
    • Aug 27th - Bordeaux and back - Sailing on: Scenic Diamond From: £3045
      Cat RO Royal Owners Suite Cat RS Royal Panorama Suite Cat RA Royal Balcony Suite Cat RJ Junior Balcony Suite Cat BJ Junior Balcony Suite Cat P Balcony Suite Cat PA Balcony Suite Cat PP Balcony Suite Cat A Balcony Suite Cat B Balcony Suite Cat BB Balcony Suite Cat BA Balcony Suite Cat C Balcony Suite Cat E Standard Suite Cat D Standard Suite
      Brochure Price: £6840 Brochure Price: £5940 Brochure Price: £5740 Brochure Price: £5540 Brochure Price: £5040 Brochure Price: £4740 Brochure Price: £4590 Brochure Price: £4590 Brochure Price: £4540 Brochure Price: £4490 Brochure Price: £4440 Brochure Price: £4340 Brochure Price: £4195 Brochure Price: £3545 Brochure Price: £3670
      Blue Water Price: £5714 Blue Water Price: £4904 Blue Water Price: £4724 Blue Water Price: £4544 Blue Water Price: £4094 Blue Water Price: £3824 Blue Water Price: £3689 Blue Water Price: £3689 Blue Water Price: £3644 Blue Water Price: £3599 Blue Water Price: £3554 Blue Water Price: £3464 Blue Water Price: £3334 Blue Water Price: £3045 Blue Water Price: £3170
  • September
    • Sep 3rd - Bordeaux and back - Sailing on: Scenic Diamond From: £3345
      Cat RO Royal Owners Suite Cat RS Royal Panorama Suite Cat RA Royal Balcony Suite Cat RJ Junior Balcony Suite Cat BJ Junior Balcony Suite Cat P Balcony Suite Cat PA Balcony Suite Cat PP Balcony Suite Cat A Balcony Suite Cat B Balcony Suite Cat BB Balcony Suite Cat BA Balcony Suite Cat C Balcony Suite Cat E Standard Suite Cat D Standard Suite
      Brochure Price: £6840 Brochure Price: £5940 Brochure Price: £5740 Brochure Price: £5540 Brochure Price: £5040 Brochure Price: £4740 Brochure Price: £4590 Brochure Price: £4590 Brochure Price: £4540 Brochure Price: £4490 Brochure Price: £4440 Brochure Price: £4340 Brochure Price: £4195 Brochure Price: £3545 Brochure Price: £3670
      Blue Water Price: £6014 Blue Water Price: £5204 Blue Water Price: £5024 Blue Water Price: £4844 Blue Water Price: £4394 Blue Water Price: £4124 Blue Water Price: £3989 Blue Water Price: £3989 Blue Water Price: £3944 Blue Water Price: £3899 Blue Water Price: £3854 Blue Water Price: £3764 Blue Water Price: £3634 Blue Water Price: £3345 Blue Water Price: £3470
  • October
    • Oct 10th - Bordeaux and back - Sailing on: Scenic Diamond From: £2845
      Cat RO Royal Owners Suite Cat RS Royal Panorama Suite Cat RA Royal Balcony Suite Cat RJ Junior Balcony Suite Cat BJ Junior Balcony Suite Cat P Balcony Suite Cat PA Balcony Suite Cat PP Balcony Suite Cat A Balcony Suite Cat B Balcony Suite Cat BB Balcony Suite Cat BA Balcony Suite Cat C Balcony Suite Cat E Standard Suite Cat D Standard Suite
      Brochure Price: £6840 Brochure Price: £5940 Brochure Price: £5740 Brochure Price: £5540 Brochure Price: £5040 Brochure Price: £4740 Brochure Price: £4590 Brochure Price: £4590 Brochure Price: £4540 Brochure Price: £4490 Brochure Price: £4440 Brochure Price: £4340 Brochure Price: £4195 Brochure Price: £3545 Brochure Price: £3670
      Blue Water Price: £5514 Blue Water Price: £4704 Blue Water Price: £4524 Blue Water Price: £4344 Blue Water Price: £3894 Blue Water Price: £3624 Blue Water Price: £3489 Blue Water Price: £3489 Blue Water Price: £3444 Blue Water Price: £3399 Blue Water Price: £3354 Blue Water Price: £3264 Blue Water Price: £3134 Blue Water Price: £2845 Blue Water Price: £2970

Price Information

  • Prices shown are per person based on two people sharing a cabin
  • Please note prices are updated regularly from a price feed and may fluctuate from those shown. Please contact us for latest prices
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