Bordeaux Affair

Experience all-inclusive luxury on an 8-day round-trip cruise from Bordeaux. Visit Saint-Emilion, Médoc & Cadillac with enchanting castles & idyllic vistas. 
- Departure Date: April 28 - May 5, 2022
- 8 Day / 7 Night on Scenic Diamond
- Bordeaux > Bordeaux

Vive la Bordeaux

French river cruising has never been more elegant or refined than on a cruise through the beautiful Bordeaux region.
Arrive in Bordeaux and embark on your wonderful cruise through this spectacular region. Sample Grand Cru Classé wine, delight in a classical concert at Château d’Agassac and get lost in the wonder of medieval villages.  

Select Your  Offer

  • Free roundtrip economy air
    OR $1,200 per person savings

Book with Confidence Inclusions

  • Deposit Protection Plan
    Complimentary Standard Deposit Protection Plan valued at $125pp has been included for new 2022 Europe River Cruise bookings made before May 31, 2021. Excludes Russia.
  • 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

    Freechoice

    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.

    Freechoice

    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.

    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 Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • Day 5 - Médoc

    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 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

    Freechoice

    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.

    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 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
Type
Fare
E Jewel Standard Suite $4,695
D Jewel Standard Suite $4,995
C Sapphire Balcony Suite $5,890
BA Sapphire Balcony Suite $5,990
BB Sapphire Balcony Suite $6,040
B  Sapphire Balcony Suite $6,090
BJ Sapphire  Junior Suite $6,790
A Diamond  Balcony Suite $5,940
PA Diamond  Balcony Suite $6,090
PP Diamond  Balcony Suite $6,190
P Diamond  Balcony Suite $6,190
RJ Diamond  Junior Suite $6,790
RA Diamond  Royal Suite Sold out
RS Diamond  Royal Panorama Suite Sold out
RO Diamond Royal Owners’ Suite $8,290
To secure your once-in-a-lifetime Bordeaux Affair trip,
call ETM Wine Tours: Elizabeth & Fred Filippi on 949-940-5849 or email ETMWineTours@gmail.com

Terms & Conditions:

+Fly Free/Reduced Air Promotion

Terms and Conditions For Air Promotions:
Offer applicable to this contracted sailing only, for new bookings made. Maximum value of air ticket is $1200 per person inclusive of all taxes and fees. A secondary non-refundable deposit of $500 per person is due prior to air ticketing. To request Premium Economy or Business Class, the deposit is $800 per person.

Schedules are subject to availability and groups may not be coordinated to travel together. Air is scheduled approximately 4-6 months prior to departure.

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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.