Scenic 12-Day “Breathtaking Bordeaux” Digs Deep into the Culture, Foods and Wines of this Famous Region – and Takes Advantage of Scenic Diamond’s Redesign and New Cooking Emporium visits including Château Franc Mayne, Château Gruaud-Larose, Château Siaurac and Château Lagrange; soaking in the picturesque scenery along the Garonne River; enjoying the custom electric-assist bikes on several cycling tours - or independently; climbing Europe’s largest sand dune with its expansive panoramas; a tasting of fine brandy at Rémy Martin; and exploring castles and medieval villages. Exclusive to Scenic guests is an evening at the charming 18th-century Farm Suzanne on the Château Giscours estate in the Médoc countryside - along with a four-course dinner, Grand Cru wines and a classical concert.
Other highlights of the redesigned ships include reducing the number of cabins/guest to 78/155 from the current level of 84/167 while keeping the same crew count for even greater personal service; two new 510 ft² Royal Owners Suites; larger wellness centers; and a vitality pool.
The 5-star Scenic Space-Ships offer all-inclusive luxury experiences - from private butler service and unlimited complimentary beverages and spirits including mini-bar re-stocked daily, to full-size private balcony staterooms – all making use of Scenic’s unique Sun Lounge technology – where the walkout open-air balcony can convert to an all-weather lounge with a push of a button, expanding the living area of the stateroom. On-board river highlights and shore experiences are made exceptional by the included Scenic Tailormade handheld GPS guided tour system provided to every guest for use on tours or for independent exploration.
On board cuisine allows for up to six dining options, including the tradition of dégustation at Table La Rive, fine dining at L’Amour and the more casual fare at the River Café. As with all Scenic river cruises, guests will never have to reach for the wallet or purse as everything is included (except a haircut or massage): tips and gratuities, expert local guides, Scenic Culinaire, all Scenic Freechoice activities that allow for a more personalized vacation, plus Scenic Enrich events which are exclusive to Scenic and its guests, transfers, all meals, etc.
Scenic offers award-winning, all-inclusive escorted tours in Europe, Australia, New Zealand, the Americas and elsewhere, while offering the same level of expertise and the only truly all-inclusive river cruises in Europe and the Mekong, Irrawaddy and Russia.