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Travel to France’s legendary wine capital, Bordeaux. Iconic châteaux, timeless vineyards and delicious wine tastings are plentiful as you visit Libourne, Blaye, Bourg, Pauillac and Cadillac. This trip is a must for anyone interested in the best of French culture, lifestyle, wine and food.

About the Wine Region – The Garrone, Dordogne anad Gironde Estuary

In the corner of southwestern France, the Garonne and Dordogne rivers merge together to form the Gironde Estuary that naturally divides the famous Bordeaux region into the Left and Right banks. One of the largest controlled wine regions in France, Bordeaux is made up of several sub-regions each with its own strictly governed appellation, unique climate and terroir. Unlike most wines around the world, the quality of Bordeaux wine is determined by these factors rather than the grape varietal. Bordeaux is acclaimed for its legendary red blends, though white blends from this region also make a big impression. The Left and Right banks of the river have different soil types that bring these exceptional blends to life.

Inclusions
  • 7 night deluxe cruise roundtrip Bordeaux aboard AmaDolce
  • CRUISE AMENITIES, DINING AND CUISINE
    • Bottled water replenished daily
    • Personalized service from a highly trained Cruise Manager during both cruise and land programs
    • All onboard dining in a variety of venues
    • Regionally inspired cuisine made with locally sourced ingredients
    • Captain’s Welcome Cocktail and Dinner
    • La Chaîne des Rôtisseurs exclusive dining experience
    • Unlimited fine wine, beer and soft drinks with lunch and dinner
    • Unlimited sparkling wine and fresh juice with breakfast
    • Internet & WIFI access
    • Immersive tours in every destination
  • Hosted by a winery’s owner, vintner or certified sommelier
  • Premier vineyards and cellar tours, as well as daily food and wine pairing
  • Book by Jun 30: FREE Post-Cruise Land Package (price reflects discount)
March 20, 2025 Cruise Only
Riverview $4999
French Balcony $6859
Taxes & Fees $348
3 nights Loire Valley/Paris Post-Cruise: add $1959 per person FREE

Promotion is subject to change without notice.
Other dates are available – contact our travel advisors for more details.

Day Ports Arrive Depart
03/20/2025 BORDEAUX 3:00 PM
03/21/2025 BORDEAUX 8:00 AM
LIBOURNE 1:00 PM
03/22/2025 LIBOURNE 1:00 PM
BLAYE 6:00 PM
03/23/2025 BLAYE 1:30 PM
BOURG SUR GIRONDE 2:30 PM
03/24/2025 BOURG SUR GIRONDE 9:00 AM
PAUILLAC 12:00 PM
03/25/2025 PAUILLAC 6:30 AM
CADILLAC 1:00 PM 7:00 PM
BORDEAUX 10:30 PM
03/26/2025 BORDEAUX
03/27/2025 BORDEAUX 9:00 AM

2 nights Loire Valley & 1 night Paris: add $1753 per person  FREE

Day 8 BORDEAUX – DISEMBARKATION – LOIRE VALLEY/AMBOISE (L)
Disembark the ship and transfer to Tours for free time for lunch before arriving in the Loire Valley, where you will check in to your Amboise hotel.

Day 9 AMBOISE (B)
Visit three of the Loire Valley’s regal châteaux starting with the Château de Chenonceau, one of the most beautiful castles in France. This château has been referred to as the “Women’s Castle” since it is the only castle in the region that has been built, inhabited and saved by women during the Renaissance. Château du Clos Lucé was Leonardo da Vinci’s last home where he completed some of his most famous works under the patronage of the King of France. The Château d’Amboise, perched on a promontory overlooking the Loire River, was the first Renaissance château built in the Loire Valley and features extravagant residences, gardens and a Gothic chapel, where Leonardo da Vinci is buried.

Day 10 AMBOISE – PARIS (B)
Check out of your Amboise hotel and, en route to Paris, visit two more majestic châteaux. While Château de Chambord, located at the heart of Europe’s largest enclosed wooded park, began as an unassuming hunting lodge, it is now the biggest château in the Loire Valley with 426 rooms, 77 staircases and 282 fireplaces. Next, either marvel at the residence of seven kings and ten queens of France at the famous Château de Blois where you’ll discover the secrets of the French court, or enjoy free time. Afterwards, transfer by motorcoach to your hotel at Charles De Gaulle Airport.

Day 11 DEPART PARIS (B)
Bid farewell to Paris and prepare for your flight home.

CELEBRATION OF WINE RIVER CRUISES
Whether you are a wine novice or a self-described oenophile with your own wine cellar, we invite you to indulge in one of our more than 60 exclusive “Celebration of Wine River Cruises” through Europe’s most celebrated wine regions. These thrilling wine-themed European sailings provide a unique and delicious dimension to already enticing itineraries—with enhanced epicurean experiences included in the price of the cruise.

CHOOSE YOUR IDEAL WINE EXPERIENCE
Each of our Celebration of Wine River Cruises is hosted by an enthusiastic wine professional who leads you through tastings and interactive discussions, accompanies you on select shore excursions to vineyards and cellars, and helps curate a special food and wine pairing dinner on board. Guided by their passion and expertise, you’ll delight in discovering one of the world’s most perfect trifectas: travel, wine and elegant cuisine.

HOSTED WINE SAILINGS
Is there a winery whose bottles dominate your dinner parties? If so, you may be able to travel along with their wine club. Guided by the winery’s owner, vintner or certified sommelier, you will enjoy the unique opportunity to compare and contrast a selection of wines prepared by your host while discovering the history and modern-day culture of the region. Review our extensive choice of Wine Cruises hosted by wine experts.

EPICURIAN EXPERIENCES

– Premier Vineyards and Cellar Tours
One of the most delightful aspects of our Wine Cruises is visiting Europe’s unique vineyards and wineries. Whether you’re strolling through France’s 14th-century Château de Montaigne or visiting Austria’s historic and majestic Burg Clam, you’ll taste history every step of the way among storied vines.

– Authentic Encounters
Connect with artisans and vintners within the same fields in which their ancestors toiled. Learn how best to pair decadent chocolate with wine; discover how olives transform into the Mediterranean’s prized nectar, olive oil; or be tempted by Austria’s famed Wachau Valley apricots.

– Food and Wine Pairing – A Unique Art
Indulge in wine perfectly chosen to meld with the food on your plate and on your palate at an unforgettable dinner designed to heighten the relationship between the two. Rosemary-crusted lamb? A clear match for Châteauneuf-du-Pape. Oysters on the half shell? Try a Loire white.

Hosted by Angela Summers
Owners of Saffron Fields Vineyards, Yamhill, OR

Angela Summers was drawn to Oregon by the quiet beauty of the terrain and the brilliant rainbows that frequent the valley. Inspired by the color of the vineyard after harvest, Saffron Fields is nestled in the northern Willamette Valley on an old dairy farm. Our woman-owned winery and sustainably cultivated vineyard produces exceptional wines that reflect the vintage and terroir. In an area known for vibrant Burgundian wines, winemaker Tony Rynders crafts Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, and Rose with balance and complexity that are authentic expressions of our estate’s rich soils and coastal influences. Voted #1 tasting room in the Willamette Valley, we offer you an intimate and unique destination dedicated to wine, art, architecture, and well-being, surrounded by a stunning Japanese Garden from renowned Hoichi Kurisu. Immerse yourself in contemporary art and architecture as you experience the excellence of our world-class estate-grown wines.

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