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Bordeaux, France Round-trip
Length: 8 Days - Departs: Thu, Jul 25, 2024
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Departure
Jul 25, 2024
Arrival
Aug 01, 2024

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Block program is combinable with current promotional offers available at the time of booking; not combinable with Travel Leaders Amenity and Travel Leaders Distinctive Voyages programs; not combinable with AMEX Card Benefit programs. Block offer is applicable to FIT bookings only and not applicable to groups. 25% commission is calculated on the cruise fare only; land, air and insurance will be at standard commission rates. Onboard credit amounts are $300 per stateroom ($150 per person), based on double occupancy (solo travelers receive half). Optional land programs, port charges, intra-Asia and international airfare are additional; please ask for details. Availability is limited on each cruise and the offer is subject to change or discontinuation without notice.

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All rates are per person in USD for cruise only, inclusive of port charges, based on double occupancy in Category E stateroom, and reflects $1,000 per person savings for 7, 10 and 11-night cruises, and $2,000 per person for 14-night cruises. Summer Triple Savings offer is only valid on new FIT and Group reservations made between December 13, 2023 through September 30, 2024; applies to select 2024 & 2025 Europe sailings. Tour Operators are eligible; additional restrictions apply. Complimentary upgrade is subject to availability; applies to one category upgrade, based on a like-for-like stateroom category; and excludes A+, AA+ and Suites. Onboard credit of $50 per stateroom for 7, 10 and 11-night cruises and $100 per stateroom for 14-night cruises are in USD, based on double occupancy and can be applied towards all onboard purchases; Solo occupants receive half of the stated Onboard Credit. Offer is combinable with AirPlus Rates, Combination Cruise Savings, Loyalty Benefits and Future Cruise Benefit Program. Must request promo code SUMMERTRIPLE at time of booking. Offer is not applicable to travel advisors and does not apply to industry rates or other offers deemed by AmaWaterways. Stateroom upgrades, optional land packages, visas, airfares and gratuities are additional. Offer is not combinable with any other promotions/discounts, limited to availability, capacity controlled and subject to change or termination without notice. AmaWaterways reserves the right to correct any errors or omissions at any time. Other restrictions apply. Registration as a seller of travel does not constitute approval by the State of California.


River Cruise Itinerary

2 nights in Bilbao, 2 nights in San Sebastian, 7-night roundtrip Bordeaux cruise, 2 nights in the Loire Valley and 1 night in Paris

  1. Day 1
    Thu, Jul 25, 2024
    BORDEAUX ''' EMBARKATION. Embark the ship for your Taste of Bordeaux cruise. (D)
  2. Day 2
    Fri, Jul 26, 2024
    LIBOURNE. Welcome to Libourne, a gateway to one of Bordeaux'''s most elite wine regions. Join an excursion to Saint ''milion, 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 Class'' wine tasting at either Ch''teau de Ferrand or Ch''teau de Pressac. Alternately, you can enjoy an excursion to Saint-''milion solely to discover more of the small historic town. If you prefer a more active adventure, pedal through the vineyard-rich countryside to Saint-''milion. (B,L,D)
  3. Day 3
    Sat, Jul 27, 2024
    LIBOURNE. Stroll through the colorful, open-air market, tasting some of the region'''s specialties. Or, you can get your heart pumping by venturing deeper into town by hiking through one of Libourne'''s renowned vineyards.(B,L,D)
  4. Day 4
    Sun, Jul 28, 2024
    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 along a former railway. Later in the day, you can choose to bike from Blaye through the idyllic French countryside to Bourg. Or, in the ancient village of Bourg, take a walking tour and visit the Carriage Museum, which houses a wonderful collection of horse-drawn vehicles, and the World War II Petrol Cistern. Towards the evening, 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
    Mon, Jul 29, 2024
    CUSSAC-FORT-MEDOC. Cussac-Fort-Medoc is a peaceful commune in southwestern France and your is gateway to the famed M''doc 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 Ch''teau Latour, Ch''teau Mouton Rothschild, Ch''teau Lafite Rothschild and Ch''teau Pichon Longueville. You'''ll then visit either Ch''teau L''oville Barton or Ch''teau L''oville Poyferr'' for a tasting of Grand Cru wines. More active guests can hike through the vineyards of Ch''teau Margaux and taste local specialties. Alternatively, you may enjoy a drive along the coast to Soulac-sur-Mer 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
    Tue, Jul 30, 2024
    CADILLAC. Visit the impressive Castle of Roquetaillade, an amazingly preserved masterpiece of medieval military architecture owned by the same noble family for 700 years and travel to the Sauternes wine region to either Ch''teau de Rayne Vigneau or Ch''teau 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
    Wed, Jul 31, 2024
    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 awe-inspiring building. Alternately, be treated to a spectacular sound and light show, Les Bassins des Lumi''res. Or, explore the enriching city of Bordeaux at your own leisure.(B,L,D)
  8. Day 8
    Thu, Aug 01, 2024
    BORDEAUX ''' DISEMBARKATION. Disembark the ship and prepare for your flight home. (B)

Countries Visited

France

Rivers Visited

Dordogne, Garonne

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Inclusions

  • SPACIOUS STATEROOMS
  • 7 nights luxury accommodation in an outside stateroom (most with French balconies)
  • Entertainment-On-Demand in all staterooms featuring free high-speed internet access, movies, a music library and English language TV stations
  • Desk and sitting area
  • Bottled water replenished daily
  • AN ARRAY OF AMENITIES
  • Wellness Activities 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 packages
  • Internet and Wi-Fi access
  • Sun Deck whirlpool and walking track
  • Fitness room, massage services and hair
  • Main Lounge with panoramic views and bar
  • Daily entertainment including cultural performances
  • AWARD-WINNING DINING
  • All onboard 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 Cha''ne des R''tisseurs Dinner, Captain's Cocktail and Gala Dinner
  • La Cha''ne des R''tisseurs exclusive dining experience
  • Unlimited fine wine, beer and soft drinks with lunch and dinner
  • Unlimited sparkling wine and fresh juice with breakfast
  • Sip & Sail Cocktail Hour with complimentary wine, beer, spirits and soft drinks
  • Tapas, 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
  • Airport transfers with purchase of air from AmaWaterways
  • Land Program
  • 2 nights hotel Ercilla de Bilbao (orsimilar), including city tour, Guggenheim Museum,Mercado de la Ribera, Guernica and daily breakfast
  • Transfer from Bilbao to San Sebastian
  • 2 nights hotel in San Sebastian at the NH Collection Ar''nzazu (or similar), including city tourand daily breakfast
  • Transfer from San Sebastian to ship in Bordeauxwith stop in Bayonne
  • Transfer from Bordeaux to Tours via motorcoach
  • 2 nights Ch''teau in the Loire Valley, including city tour,ch''teaux visits and daily breakfast
  • 1 night hotel in Paris at the Pullman Charles deGaulle (or similar), including daily breakfast

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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
4.5
Accommodations
4.5
Itinerary
4.4
Professional Staff
4.8
Repeat with Operator
4.6
Value for Money
4.3

Ratings based off 16 reviews - currently showing 2 reviews with comments only

This was our third cruise with AmaWaterways and we are quite pleased. Our Cruise Manager was outstanding. The ship's crew were professional, courteous and efficient. We will book another cruise with them.

Excellent trip, great staff on board, size of the ship made it a more friendly and intimate cruise.

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