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Taste of Bordeaux : 2018 - 7-Night Cruise with 2 Nights Pre-Cruise and 3 Nights Post-Cruise : Paris to Paris : ms AmaDolce

Rendezvous in Paris before traveling to Bordeaux, one of the world's undisputed wine regions. Iconic châteaux, timeless vineyards and delicious wine tastings are plentiful as you visit Cadillac, Pauillac, Saint-Émilion and Libourne. Be treated to an exclusive experience in Bourg, featuring live French music, dancing, wine and hors d'oeuvres. After cruising the Garonne and Dordogne rivers and surrounding Gironde Estuary, experience the lure of the UNESCO World Heritage Loire Valley for two nights before concluding your journey with an overnight stay in Paris. This trip is a must for anyone interested in the best of French culture, lifestyle, wine and food.

COUNTRIES: France

RIVERS: Dordogne, Garonne

Taste of Bordeaux

At A Glance

On our cruises, you will enjoy an extensive lineup of included tours. In many cases, you will have a choice of excursions, such as standard tours, bike tours, hikes and Special Interest Tours. We always include a large variety of activities so that you can choose how you want to explore. No matter your preference, your days will be full of discovery and wonder.

Included Features

SPACIOUS STATEROOMS

  • 7 nights luxury accommodation in an outside stateroom (most with French balconies)
  • Computer for internet access
  • 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

  • Personalized service from a highly trained Cruise Manager during both cruise and land programs
  • 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 Chaîne des Rôtisseurs Dinner, Captain's Cocktail and Gala 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
  • Sip & Sail Daily Cocktail Hour with complimentary wine, beer, spirits and soft drinks
  • Tapas, sandwiches, 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 in Paris at the Marriott Opera Ambassador (or similar), including city tour and daily breakfast
  • Transfer from Paris to Bordeaux via high-speed TGV train
  • Transfer from Bordeaux to Tours via high-speed TGV train
  • 2 nights hotel in the Loire Valley at the Amboise Novotel (or similar), including city tour, châteaux visits and daily breakfast
  • 1 night hotel in Paris at the Pullman Charles de Gaulle (or similar), including daily breakfast

    DETAILED ITINERARY

    Day 1 : ARRIVE IN PARIS, FRANCE
    Arrive in Paris and check-in to your hotel.

    Day 2 : PARIS
    Get acquainted with some of Paris's many iconic sites, including Notre Dame and the Eiffel Tower on a panoramic city tour. (B)

    Day 3 : PARIS - BORDEAUX - EMBARKATION
    Check-out of your hotel and board a TGV train that takes you to the legendary land of wine, Bordeaux, where you'll board your luxurious ship. (B,D)

    Day 4 : CADILLAC
    Visit the impressive Castle of Roquetaillade, an amazingly preserved masterpiece of medieval military architecture owned by the same noble family for 700 years. Afterwards, travel to the Sauternes wine region to either Château de Rayne Vigneau or Château Guiraud to taste the highly prized golden-hued sweet wines produced here. (B,L,D)

    Day 5 : PAUILLAC
    Pauillac, a lovely village on the Left Bank of the Gironde Estuary, is the gateway to the famed Médoc 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 Château Latour, Château Mouton Rothschild, Château Lafite Rothschild and Château Pichon Longueville. You'll then visit either Château Gruaud Larose or Château Léoville Poyferré for a tasting of Grand Cru wines. (B,L,D)

    Day 6 : PAUILLAC - 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 from Blaye through the idyllic French countryside. Alternatively, visit a prehistoric cave, Pair non Pair, offering one of the best examples of art made by prehistoric man. During the afternoon, you can cruise to Bourg or join a bike tour along Santiago's path-a famous pilgrimage route-to Bourg. While in the ancient village of Bourg, visit the Carriage Museum, which houses a wonderful collection of horse-drawn vehicles and then explore the underground passageways that lead you to the immense oil tanks from the Second World War. Later in the day, experience the hospitality of this charming medieval village with an exclusive wine festival complete with live French music, dancing, wine and hors d'oeuvres. (B,L,D)

    Day 7 : BOURG - LIBOURNE
    Libourne provides a gateway to one of Bordeaux's most elite wine regions, Saint-Émilion, known for its picturesque architecture, monuments and celebrated vineyards. Join an excursion to historic Saint Émilion, 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 wine tasting at either Château de Ferrand or Château de Pressac. Prefer a more active adventure, pedal through the vineyard-rich countryside to Saint-Émilion and then to Château Soutard for a Grand Cru Classé wine tasting. (B,L,D)

    Day 8 : LIBOURNE - BORDEAUX
    Tour the magnificent Château Vayres, one of the most prestigious historic buildings of Aquitaine, or spend time discovering the Bastide town of Libourne and then stroll through its colorful open-air market tasting some of the region's specialties. For a more active exploration of the countryside, enjoy a hike followed by a wine tasting. Later in the day, you can visit Fronsac, where you can taste some of the regional wines at a grand wine cellar; or if you missed the countryside hike in the morning, you can do it in the afternoon, followed by a wine tasting. (B,L,D)

    Day 9 : 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 Bordeaux Wine Museum, housed in an awe-inspiring building. Bike enthusiasts will wish to join a tour along the city's amazing network of bicycle paths. (B,L,D)

    Day 10 : BORDEAUX - DISEMBARKATION - TOURS
    Disembark your ship in Bordeaux and continue your journey by TGV train to Tours, France-gateway to the Loire Valley châteaux. Renowned for good food and good living and teeming with art, history and lovely gardens, it's the perfect place to explore or join a walking tour. You'll then be transferred to your hotel in Amboise. (B)

    Day 11 : AMBOISE
    Visit three of the Loire Valley's regal châteaux starting with the Château de Chenonceau, one of the most beautiful castles in France. This châteaux 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 Close 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. (B)

    Day 12 : AMBOISE - PARIS
    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, 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. Afterwards, transfer by motorcoach to your hotel at Charles De Gaulle Airport. (B)

    Day 13 : DEPART PARIS
    Bid farewell to Paris and prepare for your flight home. (B)

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    Cruise LineAmaWaterways
    OfferOffer valid through 12/31/2017
    Duration
    13 Days
    Cruise Ship
    ms AmaDolce
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    Itinerary
    DayPortArriveDepart
    Day 1Paris  
    Day 2Paris  
    Day 3Bordeaux  
    Day 4CADILLAC  
    Day 5PAUILLAC  
    Day 6Bourg  
    Day 7LIBOURNE  
    Day 8Bordeaux  
    Day 9Bordeaux  
    Day 10Tours  
    Day 11Amboise  
    Day 12Paris  
    Day 13Depart Paris  
    Dates/Pricing
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    DateDescriptionPrice FromQuote
    March 20, 2018 $4,569.00 (USD)Quote
    March 27, 2018 $4,669.00 (USD)Quote
    April 03, 2018 $4,869.00 (USD)Quote
    April 10, 2018 $4,469.00 (USD)Quote
    April 17, 2018 $4,569.00 (USD)Quote
    May 01, 2018 $4,769.00 (USD)Quote
    May 08, 2018 $4,869.00 (USD)Quote
    May 22, 2018 $4,869.00 (USD)Quote
    May 29, 2018 $4,869.00 (USD)Quote
    June 12, 2018 $5,369.00 (USD)Quote
    June 19, 2018 $5,369.00 (USD)Quote
    June 26, 2018 $5,369.00 (USD)Quote
    July 10, 2018 $5,269.00 (USD)Quote
    July 24, 2018 $4,769.00 (USD)Quote
    August 07, 2018 $4,769.00 (USD)Quote
    August 14, 2018 $4,869.00 (USD)Quote
    August 21, 2018 $4,969.00 (USD)Quote
    September 04, 2018 $5,569.00 (USD)Quote
    September 11, 2018 $5,069.00 (USD)Quote
    September 18, 2018 $5,569.00 (USD)Quote
    October 02, 2018 $5,469.00 (USD)Quote
    October 09, 2018 $4,869.00 (USD)Quote
    October 16, 2018 $4,769.00 (USD)Quote
    October 23, 2018 $4,569.00 (USD)Quote
    October 30, 2018 $4,369.00 (USD)Quote
    November 06, 2018 $4,269.00 (USD)Quote
    November 13, 2018 $4,269.00 (USD)Quote
    Disclaimer

    Notes:

    ImportantDates, prices & itineraries are subject to change.

    Port Charges not included in cruise price$168 per person.

    Single Supplement for Cruise50% of twin price; A+ & Suites 100% of twin price. Please see terms below for details.

    Single Supplement for Land$800 per person.

    BeddingPlease select bedding configuration at the time of booking. The Options are: Option A: Two twin beds Option B: One large bed (larger than queen size).

    Terms & Conditions:

    All rates are per person for cruise only, based on double occupancy in an entry level category stateroom unless stated otherwise. Offer is valid on select sailings only and applicable to new bookings only. Unless explicitly stated that single supplement is waived, solo travelers in a double occupancy stateroom must pay an additional single supplement amount before receiving any discounts. Ask about Solo Traveler promotions. Offer is not combinable with any other promotions/discounts, limited to availability, capacity controlled and subject to change or termination without notice. Port charges, land programs and round-trip airfare are not included in cruise price. Other restrictions apply. Registration as a seller of travel does not constitute approval by the State of California.

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    Taste of Bordeaux : 2018 - 7-Night Cruise with 2 Nights Pre-Cruise and 3 Nights Post-Cruise : Paris
    From $4,269.00 (USD)

    Destination: Europe
    Ship: ms AmaDolce
    Rendezvous in Paris before traveling to Bordeaux, one of the world's undisputed wine regions.
     
     

     

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