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Beautiful Bordeaux on Scenic Diamond

Bordeaux, France Round-trip
Length: 11 Days - Departs: Tue, Apr 18, 2023
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Departure
Apr 18, 2023
Arrival
Apr 28, 2023

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Experience Europe's extraordinary waterways through unique itineraries uncovering the hidden gems of each iconic destination, from the classic Rhine and the Danube to the Dordogne and the Garonne. Save up to $1500 per couple plus a choice of one bonus option when paid in full within 72 hours: free or reduced airfare, free land extension or additional savings. (Not all dates may apply, contact your Travel Consultant for applicable sailings).
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Offers are available for new bookings only made between Dec 16, 2022 ? March 31, 2023 on Scenic 2023 & 2024 Europe river departures. A non?refundable initial deposit of $500 per person is required at the time of booking, with full payment required 90 days prior to departure. Europe River Cruises: Save up to $750 per person for a maximum value of $1,500 per couple in a stateroom on your 2023 or 2024 Europe departure. Savings varies based on itinerary and departure. When you pay in full, you can select one additional bonus from a menu of options. Full payment is due 12 months prior to departure, or within 72 hours of booking for departures within 12 months. Menu options: 1. Free or Reduced Airfare: Free roundtrip economy air available on select 8+ day departures when you pay in full within 72 hours of booking. 2? for?1 roundtrip economy air available for remainder of departures. Roundtrip economy air max ticket value is $1200 per ticket including taxes and fees; if airfare is greater than the defined max value amount inclusive of taxes and fees, guest is responsible for the difference. Departure length is based on cruise days only, excluding land extensions. Exclusions apply; please visit Scenicusa.com for details. Air offers are only valid 61 or more days prior to departure. All flights will be booked on Scenic’s choice of airline and routing, and are subject to availability. 2. Free Land Extension: Free land extensions available on select 8+ day departures when you pay in full within 72 hours of booking. Land tours eligible on this offer include Prague, Transylvania, Ljublijana & Zagreb, Bruges, Madrid, Paris, and Lisbon. Please see your specific departure for eligible products. 3. Additional Savings: Additional savings up to $1,000pp (up to $2,000 per couple) available when you pay in full within 72 hours of booking on select 8+ day departures. These offers are combinable with save and sail events, travel advisor exclusives, show vouchers, trade incentive programs, Groups, loyalty bonus offers and Future travel credits. Not combinable with any other offers. Air offer, free land extensions and Air credits are not combinable with each other.
All offers are inventory controlled and may be extended, cancelled or withdrawn at any time without notice. Pay in full menu items are not combinable with each other; Scenic reserves the right to correct errors or omissions and to change any and all fares and promotions at any time. For the most up?to?date pricing, availability and offers, please visit Scenicusa.com or contact your Professional Travel Advisor. Offers applicable for residents of the 50 United States of America & Washington D.C. For complete terms and conditions visit Scenicusa.com


River Cruise Itinerary

  1. Day 1
    Bordeaux
    Tue, Apr 18, 2023

    Welcome to Bordeaux. Your friendly crew are ready to welcome you on board the luxurious Scenic Diamond.


    Meals: Dinner
  2. Day 2
    Bordeaux > Saint-Émilion
    Wed, Apr 19, 2023

    Enjoy a relaxing morning as you cruise into the beautiful 13th century port of Libourne. While cruising, perhaps drop into Scenic Culinaire for a French cooking class. Or you could choose to relax in the on board Salt Therapy Lounge and soak in the healing properties of the salt, or on the Sundeck with a drink in hand as you take in the stunning scenery along the Dordogne River. Spend the afternoon in the nearby town of Saint-Émilion, a visual feast and the jewel of this ancient wine growing region. Saint-Émilion is a medieval village with world famous wineries, beautiful architecture and fascinating monuments. You’ll get the chance to take in all its beauty, and to explore the underground catacombs of the Monolithic Church – a true highlight.


    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  3. Day 3
    Libourne > Pauillac
    Thu, Apr 20, 2023

    Freechoice: Enjoy a guided tour of Libourne and view its quaint 16th century town-houses and Gothic church, or visit the eclectic city of Bergerac. Alternatively, explore the estate of Château Siaurac with a wine tasting, or join a cycling tour through the region to the estate.

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


    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  4. Day 4
    Médoc
    Fri, Apr 21, 2023

    Freechoice: 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.

    Enrich
    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: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  5. Day 5
    Pauillac > Cadillac
    Sat, Apr 22, 2023

    Soak in the vistas as you cruise 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 hone 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: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  6. Day 6
    Cadillac
    Sun, Apr 23, 2023

    Freechoice: Venture into the Sauternes region for a delicious wine tasting at the prestigious Château de Rayne Vigneau, or cycle through the rolling vineyards of Sauternes to the Grand Cru Classé estate of Lafaurie Peyraguey for a tasting.

    Freechoice: This afternoon, visit Roquetaillade Castle; 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 (please note: not available all dates and will be replaced with Château Cazeneuve, please enquire for deails), or perhaps visit Château Malromé, the family home of well known artist, Toulouse Lautrec.


    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  7. Day 7
    Bordeaux
    Mon, Apr 24, 2023

    Freechoice: Shop with a Chef at a local food market and cook up a storm in Scenic Culinaire. Alternatively, enjoy a guided tour of Bordeaux and her many attractions, or if you’re feeling more active, you may choose to cycle the historic regions of the city.
    Back on board your Cruise Director will organise a treat for you, with a tasting of fresh oysters delivered straight from the waters of Arcachon Bay.

    Enrich
    After the doors have closed to the public, you will be welcomed with a glass of Champagne to Les Bassins des Lumières, Bordeaux’s former submarine base, now an impressive digital art installation. Be treated to an exclusive show, customised and curated just for Scenic guests.


    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  8. Day 8
    Arcachon > Bourg
    Tue, Apr 25, 2023

    Freechoice: Journey to Arcachon and join a walking tour including a visit to the local markets, or climb Dune du Pilat, Europe’s largest sand dune. Alternatively, stay in Bordeaux and take a tram to the Cité du Vin museum. After a short introduction enjoy a interactive journey around a world of wine and culture on a self-guided tour.

    Tonight enjoy a special dinner on board showcasing regional delicacies before an illuminations cruise on the Garonne River.


    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  9. Day 9
    Cognac
    Wed, Apr 26, 2023

    Today explore the unique northern shores of the Gironde Estuary.

    Freechoice: 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 while cruising into the historic port of Blaye.


    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  10. Day 10
    Blaye > Bordeaux
    Thu, Apr 27, 2023

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

    Freechoice: Stroll through the charming town during a guided walking tour, or take a more active walk through the Citadel of Blaye and learn about the defence system which was created by the famous architect Sébastien Vauban. Alternatively, join a 30 kilometre roundtrip cycle along the Captain’s Road, or explore the stunning beauty of the fairytale Château de La Roche Courbon, known as ‘The Castle of Sleeping Beauty’. Explore the castle and its beautiful gardens during a guided tour.

    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: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  11. Day 11
    Bordeaux
    Fri, Apr 28, 2023

    Disembark after breakfast and transfer to Bordeaux airport or train station for your onward journey.

    This itinerary is a guide only and may be amended for operational reasons such as high and low water. As such, the cruise may operate altered from that stated above. Please refer to our terms and conditions.


    Meals: Breakfast

Countries Visited

France

Rivers Visited

Dordogne, Garonne, Gironde

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Inclusions

Health and Safety Protocols for Scenic

Pre-departure
Guests are required to comply with any government requirements to enter countries on their itinerary at the time of travel. It will remain the responsibility of the guests to ensure they meet all necessary requirements including any necessary proof of vaccination, and/or negative COVID-19 test results, or any COVID-19 Travel Insurance policies should this apply at the time. For further information please visit the GOV.UK website and refer to the Government Health Advice.

We recommend that our guests travel with a supply of their own face masks and hand sanitizer, to be available in their hand luggage for connecting travel arrangements, which may include flights, hotels, and transfer arrangements.

Onboard

Every Crew Member will be fully vaccinated prior to joining all our river Space-Ships and they must have a negative COVID-19 PCR test, following 7 days of self-isolation in their home country prior to travel to the vessel.

On arrival, all Crew Members are further isolated for a period of 5 days, following a Rapid Antigen Test. All Crew Members will receive extensive instruction and training in COVID-Security, prior to travel and also prior to starting work on board. Crew Members are empowered to ensure all team members work safely within the strict protocols and a COVID secure way. 

All crew members will follow local government and health advisories, and masks will only be required to be worn if it is mandated or deemed necessary by local authorities or for the health and wellbeing of our guests on board.

We have enhanced our already intensive, frequent, and high standard of cleaning protocols in public areas and suites to ensure all surfaces and spaces are kept clean. Additional care and attention will be paid to high contact zones, such as communal restrooms and dining facilities. Any touchscreens such as iPads will be thoroughly disinfected after each use and hand sanitisation stations will be placed throughout the ship.

We will follow local government and health advisories which Scenic must adhere to.  Your dedicated on board staff will keep you updated on requirements.

Our ships are fitted with an on board medical facility.  The facility is staffed by one doctor and one nurse.  Our medical staff have undergone specific training and awareness in infection control, monitoring and treatment.  The medical facility is fitted with equipment to perform PCR testing.

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Questions & Answers

Question: Will the day-by-day itinerary change?

Yes, the river cruise itineraries may change due to reasons such as inclement weather or unforeseen events. Your safety is the number one concern aboard and all precautions necessary will be taken in order to ensure passenger safety, including changing itineraries. Please note that when itineraries do change, the ship staff will do their best to substitute any missed port with an alternative destination.

Question: In what language is the river cruise conducted?

The river cruise will be conducted in English only.

Customer Reviews

Overall Rating
4.8
Accommodations
5
Itinerary
5
Professional Staff
5
Repeat with Operator
4.5
Value for Money
4.5

Ratings based off 4 reviews - currently showing 2 reviews with comments only

First Scenic River Cruise enjoyed and possibly try Danube River Experience.

From start to finish, everything was excellent. I never once had to open my wallet, and the food, drink, and excursion choices were wide and varied. The room was so nice, and the bed was one of the best beds I have ever slept in. If you want to be pampered, I highly recommend Scenic.

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