Taste of Bordeaux River Cruise | AmaWaterways

Garonne River Cruise through France's Bordeaux Wine Region

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Taste of Bordeaux River Cruise

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Garonne River Cruise | Taste of Bordeaux

13 days- travel to and from Bordeaux. Spend 2 nights in Paris, followed by an enchanting 7-night river cruise roundtrip from Bordeaux, ending with 2 nights in the Loire Valley and 1 night in Paris.

Begin with a two night stay in Paris, the magical “City of Light,” and enjoy a panoramic tour of the city’s top sights. Continue on to Bordeaux, the capital of Aquitaine in Southwestern France and one of the world’s undisputed wine capitals. You’ll discover stately chateaux, abundant vineyards and stunning scenery as you sail along the Garonne River and its surrounding estuaries, calling upon port cities like Cadillac, Bourg and Libourne. Enjoy tastings of some of the region’s most distinguished wines and visit notable sights before concluding your journey with a two night stay in the Loire Valley and one night in Paris.



Included features:

  • 2 nights hotel in Paris at the Pullman Montparnasse (or similar), including daily buffet breakfast
  • Transfer to Bordeaux via High-speed TGV train
  • 7 nights deluxe cruise accommodation in an outside stateroom - most staterooms offer French balconies
  • Entertainment on demand in all staterooms featuring free high-speed internet access, hit Hollywood movies, extensive music library and English language TV stations
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi access on board
  • Terry bathrobes and white-on-white plush bedding in all staterooms
  • Fine dining with all meals included during your cruise
  • Multiple dining venues
  • Unlimited red and white wines from France's great wine regions, beer and soft drinks with every lunch and dinner on board
  • Bottled water in every stateroom replenished daily
  • Cocktail Reception, Welcome Dinner and Captain's Gala Dinner
  • Special highlights including lectures, theme dinners, cooking demonstration, onboard music performances and afternoon/evening piano music
  • Services of a professional Cruise Manager; English speaking staff on board
  • Non-smoking environment (smoking permitted on Sun Deck only)
  • Shore excursions in every port with personal headset included
  • Bicycles to explore on your own and guided bicycle tours
  • 2 nights hotel in the Loire Valley, including daily buffet breakfast
  • 1 night hotel in Paris near Charles de Gaulle Airport (or surrounding area) including buffet breakfast
  • Transfers between hotel and ship are included with the purchase of cruise and land package; airport transfers are included with the purchase of airfare from AmaWaterways


Daily Program

1 Paris Hotel check-in
2 Paris City tour
3 Paris
TGV train to Bordeaux
**EMBARKATION | Welcome Dinner


Sauternes wine tasting
OR Roquetaillade Castle
5 Pauillac Medoc wine tasting
6 Blaye
Citadel visit
Walking tour
7 Libourne Saint Emilion excursion and wine tasting



Château de Montaigne
OR optional Bergerac excursion
Cotes du Bourg wine tasting
Farewell Dinner and Illuminations Cruise


City tour
Wine Museum
OR optional Cognac excursion
10 Bordeaux
Loire Valley
Hotel check-in
11 Loire Valley Château d’Amboise and Du Close Luce
Chenonceaux excursion

Loire Valley


Hotel check-out
Chambord and Blois excursion
Transfer to Paris
Paris Airport Hotel check-in
13 Paris Return flight home

** Embark 7-Night Cruise (can also be booked as cruise only)

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