1-800-342-0019 Speak to a River Cruise Expert
Hero Image

Bordeaux Affair with Highlights of Paris on Scenic Diamond

From Paris, France to Bordeaux, France
Length: 10 Days - Departs: Sun, Jul 09, 2023
Operator
Departure
Jul 09, 2023
Arrival
Jul 18, 2023

Why Pay Retail? Call us or click for a quick quote and save money!

This river cruise qualifies for unpublished pricing. Please call us or Click Here To Get Our Low Price

Special Offers

LOW UNPUBLISHED PRICES ON SCENIC CRUISES
We have Low Prices on Scenic - Guaranteed!

River Cruise Itinerary

  1. Day 1
    Paris
    Sun, Jul 09, 2023

    The glittering lights of the Eiffel Tower twinkling in the night sky, romantic couples walking hand in hand along the banks of the Seine and chic locals walking the run way that is the Champs-Élysées are just some of the images conjured when thinking about Paris. Here you have the opportunity to discover this magnificent city whilst staying at one of our luxurious city central hotels.

  2. Day 2
    Paris
    Mon, Jul 10, 2023

    Freechoice: Marvel at some of the city’s most iconic sights including the Eiffel Tower, Champs-Élysées and Arc de Triomphe and learn about the city that is one of the most visited in the world, during a panoramic city tour. Alternatively, explore the Bohemian district of Montmartre where you will visit the vineyard of Montmartre that produces several varieties of wine, you will also have the opportunity to taste some of them.

    This afternoon is your chance to immerse yourself into the Parisian way of life with a free afternoon of exploration.


    Meals: Breakfast
  3. Day 3
    Paris > Bordeaux
    Tue, Jul 11, 2023

    After breakfast, transfer via high speed train to Bordeaux where your friendly crew will welcome you on board the Scenic Diamond ready for your 7 night cruise along the waterways of the Bordeaux region.


    Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
  4. Day 4
    Bordeaux > Saint-Émilion
    Wed, Jul 12, 2023

    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 highlight.


    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  5. Day 5
    Libourne
    Thu, Jul 13, 2023

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

    Perhaps join your on board culinary team for a cooking lesson in Scenic Culinaire this afternoon.


    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  6. Day 6
    Blaye
    Fri, Jul 14, 2023

    Discover the remarkable Blaye region today.

    Freechoice: Stroll through the town on a guided tour and observe the impressively preserved centre, or for those feeling more active, join an active walking tour of Blaye and its citadel that was established to protect the region from invasion.

    This afternoon you’ll have the opportunity to enjoy a masterclass in Scenic Culinaire, or simply relax as we cruise towards Pauillac.

    Enrich
    Set in spectacular surrounds in the Médoc countryside, Château d’Agassac is truly enchanting. Soak in the ambience while live musicians perform classical masterpieces for your exclusive enjoyment.


    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  7. Day 7
    Médoc
    Sat, Jul 15, 2023

    Freechoice: 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 one of its spectacular estates. Or, cycle throughout this beautiful region stopping along the way for a wine tasting.

    Freechoice: This afternoon, discover the Carriages Museum in the enchanting Bourg Castle, including a walk through the 16th century passageway to the guards rooms and see the immense WWII oil tanks. Alternatively, visit a local Château and learn its fascinating history while sampling some of the extraordinary wines produced on site, or join a 30 kilometre roundtrip cycle along the Captain’s Road


    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  8. Day 8
    Cadillac
    Sun, Jul 16, 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 taste the exquisite Grand Cru Classé wines of Château Lafaurie Peyraguey. 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: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  9. Day 9
    Bordeaux
    Mon, Jul 17, 2023

    Discover the World Heritage-listed city of Bordeaux with its idyllic boulevards and architecture.

    Freechoice: 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. Alternatively, for the more energetic, cycle the historic region of Bordeaux.

    Back on board, enjoy a tasting of fresh oysters delivered straight from the waters of Arcachon Bay.


    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  10. Day 10
    Bordeaux
    Tue, Jul 18, 2023

    Disembark the Scenic Diamond after breakfast and transfer to Bordeaux airport with memories of a truly unforgettable 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

OR Call Us For a Free Quote 1-800-342-0019

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.

OR Call Us For a Free Quote 1-800-342-0019

Ship Information

Loading...

Cabins

Loading...

Life on Board

Loading...

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.

You May Also Like

  • Itinerary Map
    Cruise Line
    Uniworld
    Ship
    SS Joie de Vivre
    Starts
    Paris
    Ends
    Paris
    Days
    8
    From
    $3,799
  • Ship Image
    Cruise Line
    Viking
    Ship
    Viking Radgrid
    Starts
    Paris
    Ends
    Paris
    Days
    8
    From
    $3,499
  • Ship Image
    Cruise Line
    AmaWaterways
    Ship
    AmaLyra
    Starts
    Paris
    Ends
    Paris
    Days
    10
    From
    $5,099
  • Ship Image
    Cruise Line
    Avalon Waterways
    Ship
    Tapestry II
    Starts
    Paris
    Ends
    London
    Days
    11
    From
    $4,853

AffordableTours.com is a travel agent for Scenic. Brochure Price is based on the itinerary's highest brochure price. Our price reflects our base price for the same departure as Brochure Price. All prices, itineraries, accommodations and dates are subject to change without notice and at any time. All prices are USD per person and based on double occupancy. Availability is limited and must be reconfirmed at time of booking. All prices change frequently and our website prices are not guaranteed until a deposit has been received by us. The prices on our website are intended to serve as a guide only and may not accurately reflect current prices. We are not responsible for errors, omissions, or changes in these prices until a booking has been confirmed by one of our agents. Please call us toll free at 1-800-342-0019 to confirm current prices and availability. Prices listed are per person, cruise only, and based on double occupancy.

Call Us Now 1-800-342-0019

How It Works

Vacationing has never been easier or cheaper with the help of a dedicated travel consultant from AffordableTours.com

Freq Quote 1. Free Quote

Find your perfect trip on our website and simply request a free quote. Need to speak to a live person? Call us 7 days a week at 1-800-342-0019. No robots here!

Dedicated Travel Consultant 2. Dedicated Travel Consultant

Your personal travel consultant will reach out and be your point of contact for your entire travel experience from start to finish. Did we mention you'll be working with an award winning team? Sweet!

Low Price Guaranteed 3. Lowest Price Guaranteed

Because we're one of the largest sellers of travel, we're able to give you a discount on your vacation package. No one beats our prices!

Stress Free Travel 4. Stress Free Travel

Knowing you got the best deal, all that's left is for you to pack your bags and enjoy your vacation!


AffordableTours.com BBB Business Review

Better Business Bureau

AffordableTours.com is a proud recipient of the Better Business Bureau (BBB) awards 2006-2022 with A+ Rating.

It Pays To Refer! Earn Up To $200!

It's simple: Sign up your friends, family, and anyone to us and when they book you will receive an American Express gift card worth up to $200 in the mail for simply referring.

Read More

Get discounts by Email!