Bordeaux River Cruise for Wine Lovers 

8 Day Bordeaux > Bordeaux  |  July 11-18, 2022  |  on Scenic Diamond

You are invited to join Mike and Carey Skinner, proprietors of Skinner Vineyards and Winery, for a once-in-a-lifetime all-inclusive luxury 7-night round trip river cruise from Bordeaux: Visit Saint-Emilion, Médoc & Cadillac with enchanting castles & idyllic vistas.   

Mike & Carey Skinner
Skinner Vineyard and Winery, El Dorado

Inspired by the discovery that his great-great-great grandfather, a Scottish miner named James Skinner, had owned and operated one of the first wineries in California 150 years earlier, Mike and Carey Skinner reestablished Skinner Vineyards & Winery in 2006 and resurrected the family’s wine-making legacy.

Today, they pay homage to the family history and the wines of France by making award-winning Rhône inspired wines that express the distinct qualities of their meticulously farmed, high elevation Sierra Foothills vineyards. We invite you to join Mike and Carey Skinner for an adventure in the world famous Bordeaux region of France, and experience breathtaking scenery as we sail on the Garonne and Dordogne rivers. 

To secure your once-in-a-lifetime Bordeaux Affair trip,
call ETM Wine Tours: Elizabeth & Fred Filippi on 949-940-5849 or email

Your  Offer

  • $1,200 per person savings
    Save on our 7 day/ 8 night Bordeaux Affair itinerary

Book with Confidence Inclusions

  • Flexible Booking Policy
    With our Flexible Booking Policy, for new 2022 Europe River Cruise bookings, you can defer your travel plans by transferring to an alternate departure date or itinerary up to 60 days prior to your cruise commencing with no Scenic fees (third party fees may apply). Excludes Russia.

Add Rick-Free Platinum Protection

  • Platinum Protection Plan*
    Take advantage of our Platinum Protection Plan (PPP) for $295pp for river cruising. By adding this plan, you are covered if you fall ill, or your travel plans are impacted by COVID-19, up until 31 days prior to departure with a 100% refund (less airline cancellation fees and PPP cost), or a 70% refund between 15 and 30 days prior to departure (less PPP cost).

Bordeaux Affair: 8 Day Itinerary Details

  • Day 1 - Bordeaux

    Welcome to Bordeaux, a city of wine, history and spectacular architecture. On arrival, your friendly crew will welcome you aboard the luxurious Scenic Diamond for your seven night cruise.

    Meals Included: Dinner

  • Day 2 - Bordeaux > Saint-Émilion

    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 Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • Day 3 - Libourne


    Enjoy a guided tour of Libourne and view its quaint 16th century town-houses and Gothic church. Alternatively, explore the estate of Château de La Rivière for a wine tasting, or view the eclectic city of Bergerac and enjoy foiegras tasting at a local farm.

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

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • Day 4 - Blaye

    Discover the remarkable Blaye region today.


    Stroll through the town on a guided tour, or take an active walk through the Citadel of Blaye. Alternatively, join a 30 kilometre roundtrip cycle along the Captain’s Road.

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


    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 Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • Day 5 - Médoc


    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.


    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 Château Eyquem and learn its fascinating history while sampling some of the extraordinary wines produced on site.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner 

  • Day 6 - Cadillac


    Venture into the Sauternes region for a delicious wine tasting at the prestigious Château Lafaurie Peyraguey or Château de Rayne Vigneau, or choose to 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 Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • Day 7 - Bordeaux

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


    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 regions of Bordeaux.

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

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • Day 8 - Bordeaux

    Disembark and transfer after breakfast 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.

    Meals Included: Breakfast  

Tour inclusions

Truly All-inclusive highlights

  • 5-star Scenic Space-Ship featuring Scenic Sun Lounges
  • 1 exclusive Scenic Enrich experience
  • Scenic Culinaire
  • Your choice of Scenic Freechoice activities
  • Up to five on board dining options, from casual to fine dining
  • 20 meals – 7 breakfasts (B), 6 lunches (L) and 7 dinners (D)
  • Complimentary premium beverages all day throughout your cruise
  • Butler service for all guests throughout your cruise
  • Exclusive Scenic Tailormade available throughout your cruise
  • The freedom of our e-bikes – electronically assisted bicycles
  • Cruise Director to guide and assist
  • Expert local guides
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout your cruise
  • All tipping and gratuities

Pricing & Availability

Please contact us for update availability
Category Deck
E Jewel Standard Suite


D Jewel Standard Suite $3,695
C Sapphire Balcony Suite $4,590
BA Sapphire Balcony Suite


BB Sapphire Balcony Suite


B  Sapphire Balcony Suite


BJ Sapphire  Junior Suite


A Diamond  Balcony Suite


PA Diamond  Balcony Suite


PP Diamond  Balcony Suite


P Diamond  Balcony Suite


RJ Diamond  Junior Suite


RA Diamond  Royal Suite


RS Diamond  Royal Panorama Suite


RO Diamond Royal Owners’ Suite


*Prices include the $1,200 savings per person.

To secure your once-in-a-lifetime Bordeaux Affair trip,
call ETM Wine Tours: Elizabeth & Fred Filippi on 949-940-5849 or email

Terms & Conditions:

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. This offer is not combinable with any other offer. Offer available to residents of the 50 United States only. Offer may be extended, canceled or withdrawn at any time without notice. Contact ETM Wine Tours for complete terms and conditions.

Book with Confidence

Included flexible cover means you can book with confidence and protection.
After booking you can defer travel up to 60 days prior to travel, with no Scenic Cruises fee (3rd party fees may apply).
Final payment is due as per your booking conditions, however changes can be made up to 60 days prior to travel, with no Scenic Cruises fee (3rd party fees may apply).

Platinum Protection Plan

The Platinum Protection Plan is available for new river and ocean cruising bookings for travel after January 1, 2022 for Scenic and Emerald Cruises.
The PPP must be purchased together with the Eligible Booking at time such booking is made and may not be added at a later date.

The PPP is provided at a cost of $295 per person per river cruise. Contact us for more details.