Taste of Bordeaux
FRC-161107/155262 Gironde/Garonne
8 Nights from
£1,999
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Port Charges:
Additional £112 per person

Single Supplement. for Cruise: 50% of twin price; Suites 100% of twin price.

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AmaDolce

D Piano Window £199
C Violin & Cello French Balcony £599
B Violin & Cello French Balcony £733
A Violin French Balcony £799
A+ Violin French Balcony £1,466
S Violin French Balcony £1,599

At A Glance

What's Included

  • 7 nights luxury accommodation in an outside stateroom
  • Entertainment on Demand system featuring, movies, TV shows, news and music
  • Sauternes wine tasting
  • Visit the Bourg festival of wine and music
  • Farewell Dinner and Illuminations Cruise in Bordeaux
  • All onboard meals
  • Complimentary wine, beer and soft drinks at lunch and dinner
  • Complimentary tours and excursions
  • Complimentary bicycles
  • Cocktail receptiona and Captain's Gala Dinner
  • Free Wi-Fi throughout the ship
  • Spa & Fitness Room
  • Daily entertainment including cultural performances
  • Captain’s Welcome Cocktail and Dinner
  • La Chaîne des Rôtisseurs exclusive dining experience
  • Knowledgeable guides
  • Personal headset for easy exploration

What's Not Included

  • Gratuities
  • Personal expenses such as laundry, telephone/fax calls, camera/video fees, medical expenses, airport departure tax, travel insurance, visas, excess baggage fees etc.
  • Salon & Massage Services
  • Beverages and food not on the regular table d’hôte menu
  • Governmental or local taxes/ fees and fuel surcharges
  • Airfare and overseas transfers
Itinerary
1
Day 1
Bordeaux, France

As you may already know, Bordeaux is renowned for its wines – many of which are considered among the best in the world. The petit Museum of Bordeaux Wine and Trade is housed in the building of an old wine merchant and offers an insight into the production of wine and even a chance to sample selected wines. If you are looking to soak up the culture and atmosphere of Bordeaux, consider taking a stroll along Sainte-Catherine Street, in the Pedestrian Centre. Alternatively, you could climb 243 steps of the tower of Saint-Michel and enjoy unparalleled views over Bordeaux.

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Day 2
Cadillac, France

The village of Cadillac is located in the Gironde department in Aquitaine, in south-western France and on the right bank of the Garonne River. In 1280, the Grailly family - otherwise known as the lords of Cadillac - founded the walled town and it is where the dukes of Epernon built their magnificent chateau. Within the city, you can also see the gates and ramparts of the chateau, along with the central square – which is home to towering arches, ancient houses and a church which dates back to the 15th century.

From Cadillac, you can visit the nearby chateau at Roquetaillade, which is a famous listed historic monument dating back to the 12th and 14th centuries. In Roquetaillade, you can also visit a castle keep which dates back to the Middle Ages and the first ever Renaissance chimneys in the region – which date back to 1600.

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Day 3
Pauillac, France

Situated on the Gironde estuary in Aquitaine, Paulliac gives perfect access to the vineyards at Chateaux de Medoc. Because of its fantastic vineyard connections, Paulliac is also home to three of Bordeaux’s five first growth wines: Chateau Lafite Rothschild, Chateau Latour, and Chateau Mouton Rothschild. You will find plenty of well-preserved block stone houses to marvel at, once owned to nobility they rest nobly along the quayside.

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Day 4
Bourg, France

The medieval village of Bourg sits close to the UNESCO World Heritage destinations of Blaye, Bordeaux, and St Emilion. Situated close to the Gironde estuary, Bourg is ideally located at the confluence of the Dordogne and Garonne rivers. The village is located within medieval walls, which were built during Roman times and later fortified by the English. In addition to a well-maintained architectural tradition, the village is also known for being the former home of legendary French corsair, Jean Bart.

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Day 4
Blaye, France

Located in Aquitane in south-western France, on the Gironde estuary, the town of Blaye is home to a magnificent and imposing citadel. Built by Vaubin, the citadel overhangs the estuary and offers spectacular views over the Gironde. Inside the citadel, you will find the ruins of an old Gothic chateau containing the tomb of Charibert II, king of Aquitane and son of Clotaire II. It has historically been defended by two 17th century forts: Fort Pate - on a nearby river island, and Fort Medoc - on the left bank. From here, it is also possible to visit the village of Bourg, which was built on a rocky outcrop and protected by medieval ramparts.

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Day 5
Libourne, France

Situated in northern Gironde is the commune of Libourne – which is regarded as the wine marking capital of the region. It sits at the confluence of the Isle and Dordogne rivers in Aquitane, in south-western France. Within the commune sits a Gothic church, which was restored in the 19th century and features a 71 metre-high stone spire. Along the quay sits a machicolated clock tower, which is a remnant of the 14th century defensive walls. Libourne is also home to a small town house, which is home to a museum and library and is a quaint relic of the 16th century.

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Day 6
Cubzac-Les-Ponts, France

The town of Cubzac-les-Ponts, also known more simply as Cubzac, is situated in the Gironde department in Aquitane, southern France. Located 20km southwest of Bordeaux, Cubzac is an important crossing point of the Dordogne River and has three bridges – one of which was designed by Gustave Eiffel. As part of the vibrant wine region, Cubzac is home to an array of wine chateaux and has developed its own sparkling wine. Beyond this, there are two significant landmarks in the town including the Saint-Julien Church – which houses an 18th-century painting of the Baptism of Christ, and the ruins of the Four Sons of Amon Castle.

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Day 6
Bordeaux, France

As you may already know, Bordeaux is renowned for its wines – many of which are considered among the best in the world. The petit Museum of Bordeaux Wine and Trade is housed in the building of an old wine merchant and offers an insight into the production of wine and even a chance to sample selected wines. If you are looking to soak up the culture and atmosphere of Bordeaux, consider taking a stroll along Sainte-Catherine Street, in the Pedestrian Centre. Alternatively, you could climb 243 steps of the tower of Saint-Michel and enjoy unparalleled views over Bordeaux.

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Accommodation

Suite

The Suite is a very comfortable area of 255 Square feet and boasts a French Balcony, floor to ceiling window, living area, an ensuite bathroom with bathtub and shower, complimentary toiletries, Flat screen television with local and satellite channels, direct dial telephone, compimentary bottled water replenished daily, fully stocked mini-bar, in room safe, internet access and a spacious wardrobe.

All staterooms have AmaWaterways’ exclusive Infotainment system, including complimentary Internet access, first run Hollywood movies and music library.

Junior Suite (CAT A+)

Category A+ stateroom is a very comfortable area of 225 Square feet and boasts a French Balcony, floor to ceiling window, living area, an ensuite bathroom with bathtub and shower, complimentary toiletries, Flat screen television with local and satellite channels, direct dial telephone, complimentary bottled water replenished daily, fully stocked mini-bar, in room safe, internet access and a spacious wardrobe.

All staterooms have AmaWaterways’ exclusive Infotainment system, including complimentary Internet access, first-run Hollywood movies and music library.

CAT A, B & C Staterooms

Category A, B and C Staterooms are 170 square feet, and offer a French balcony, a seating area, an ensuite bathroom with bathtub and toiletries, hairdryer, bathrobe and slippers. A small desk and vanity area, spacious wardrobe, flat screen television and internet access are also provided.

CAT D & E Staterooms

Both Cat D & E Staterooms come in at a very comfortable 170 square feet, and offer two fixed windows placed higher up in the stateroom thanks to their location near the waterline. Guests will find an ensuite shower room with toiletries, hairdryer, bathrobe and slippers. A small desk and vanity area, spacious wardrobe, flat screen television and internet access are also provided.

Single Suite

The Single suites comes in at a very comfortable 140 square feet, and offers a French balcony, ensuite shower room with toiletries, hairdryer, bathrobe and slippers. A small desk and vanity area, spacious wardrobe, flat screen television and internet access are also provided for guests.

Entertainment

After dinner, AmaWaterways invite you to enjoy engaging evening entertainment. You are sure to be enthralled as different performers come on board each night. It's the perfect complement to your daily discoveries.

Aft Lounge

The Aft Lounge is a wonderful oasis tucked away at the back of the ship. Bar service is available by simply picking up the telephone, and the views from this aft vantage point are unparalleled. The Aft Lounge also sports a whole host of board games, books and other diversions.

Sun Deck

The uppermost deck is the Sun Deck. The perfect vantage point for viewing some of the remarkable scenery you’ll be passing, the Sun Deck has a wide array of chairs and seating options, including a hot tub located just aft of the Navigation Bridge.

While taking in the passing views of the riverside enjoy a stroll along the walking track or why not challenge fellow passengers to a game of chess.

Main Lounge & Bar

The Main Lounge is your go-to place for nightly entertainment, great drinks and light lunches. The Main Lounge offers a bow seating area with commanding views of the waterway ahead and even features a dance floor to dance the night away along with the Bar in AmaLyra's Main Lounge is your source for a variety of drinks.

Round-the-clock coffee, tea and water are always available here, and an Early-and-Late-Riser’s breakfast can be had in the morning. A “Light Lunch” is served in the Lounge and consists of soup, sandwiches, salads and a selection of cold meats and cheeses.

Library

A well stocked Library featuring books on a wide variety of subjects. Copies of the daily news are also available here. 

Onboard Entertainment

After dinner, we invite you to enjoy engaging evening entertainment. You are sure to be enthralled as different performers come on board each night. It's the perfect complement to your daily discoveries.

Complimentary Internet & Entertainment On-Demand

AmaWaterways is proud to offer the industry’s most comprehensive information and entertainment experience, known as “Infotainment.” Stay connected with friends and family back home, thanks to the computer provided in your stateroom and high-speed Internet access plus Wi-Fi. Our exclusive movies-on-demand system offers Hollywood’s current releases, a selection of classic films or informative and entertaining travel videos chosen to coincide with your itinerary. You’ll also enjoy a variety of English-language news, sports and satellite TV stations, as well as a large selection of music channels. It’s all available on your flat-panel TV, and it’s completely complimentary. 

Enrichment

Your river cruise with AmaWaterways will be a luxurious experience from start to finish. Customise how you explore with a variety of included shore excursions and flexible tour options.

Shore Excursions

Set your own pace on shore excursions. Enjoy the full attention of your guide. AmaWaterways ensures that you’re treated with personalized attention, on land as well as on the river. Our complimentary Small Group Shore Excursions provide a world-class land tour in every destination. They hire the top local guides in every location. They’re confident that you’ll find no more intensive and immersive introduction to the culture and heritage of the region you’re visiting. They offer a “Gentle Walkers” group, for those who’d like to explore at a more leisurely pace. Wherever possible, they offer an “Active Walkers” group, for those interested in covering more ground, and a “Late Starter” group for those who prefer to sleep in.

Complimentary Bicycles & Bike Tours

AmaWaterways originated the concept of putting bicycles aboard river cruise ships in Europe. The idea sprung from the fact that so many of Europe's rivers are lined with paths that are perfect for pedalling. They're the only river cruise line that carries more than two dozen bicycles and plenty of safety helmets that are free for you to use. The bicycles give you the freedom to venture out and explore the riverside bikeways. Or, meander through quaint cobblestone streets. The bikes are set up and ready for use as soon as the ship docks. 

Dining
  • Main Dining Restaurant - offering western cuisine as well as regional specialties using locally sourced ingredients
  • Opening seating amidst elegant and comfortable surroundings
  • Complimentary unlimited fine wine, beer, soft drinks and speciality coffees with lunch & dinner, plus sparkling wine at breakfast

Main Restaurant

All the way forward on Cello Deck is the Main Restaurant. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are all served here in a relaxed, open-seating environment. Breakfast and dinner can be ordered off the menu or taken buffet-style, while dinners are a menu-driven affair, each offering their own, port-dependent local specialties.

Additional Information

Ship Features

  • Complimentary specialty tea & coffee station available 24/7
  • Elevator reaches the Violin & Cello Decks
  • Beauty salon, massage and spa services
  • Walking track, heated pool and fitness room
HealthFitness

As you sail through Europe’s most beautiful and tranquil scenery, why not take the opportunity to pamper yourself?They have an expert hair stylist, masseuse and beauty therapist at your disposal for the duration of the cruise. Nestled in a peaceful corner of the ship, next to a well equipped Fitness Centre, their Massage, Beauty and Hair Salon offers a variety of treatments using only the finest products available. Pamper your body and rejuvenate your spirit while you’re on board with AmaWaterways.

Massage, Beauty & Hair Salon

The Massage, Beauty and Hair Salon offers a variety of treatments using only the finest products available. Pamper your body and rejuvenate your spirit while you’re on board with AmaWaterways.

Fitness Centre

Guests will find a well equipped fitness centre onboard.

Whirlpool & Walking Track

While taking in the passing views of the riverside enjoy a stroll along the walking track or why not indulge yourself with a glass of champagne and sit in the Whirlpool.

Facilities

Disabled Facilities

Any disability requiring special attention must be reported to AmaWaterways at the time of booking. AmaWaterways will make reasonable efforts to accommodate the special needs of disabled cruise participants but is not responsible for any denial of services by carriers, hotels, restaurants, or other independent suppliers. Tour buses are not equipped with wheelchair ramps and cabin doors are not wide enough to allow access by standard wheelchairs. Wheelchairs and walkers cannot be carried on tour buses, due to space limitations. Wheelchair passengers should be aware of these limitations. For safety reasons, passengers in wheelchairs cannot be carried on ramps in ports where the ship is at anchor. We regret that we cannot provide individual assistance to a tour member for walking, getting on/off tour buses and other transportation vehicles, or other personal needs. A qualified travel companion must accompany travellers who need assistance.

Smoking Policy

Smoking is only allowed on the sun deck of all ships. 

Dietary Requirements

Please advise the AmaWaterways reservation agent at the time of booking of any special dietary requirements you may have and we will make every effort to accommodate your request. Please note that not all diets are possible.

Dress Code

They recommend country club casual for dinner. Guests typically wear dressier attire for the Captain’s Dinner. 

Deck Plans

Sun Deck

 

  • Observation deck
  • Navigation Bridge
  • Bicycles
  • Whirlpool
  • Sun Deck
  • Walking Track

 

Violin Deck

 

  • Bow Seating Area
  • Main Lounge & Bar
  • Gift Shop
  • Reception
  • Massage & Hair Salon
  • The Chefs Table Restaurant
  • Fitness Suite
  • Elevator
  • Suites 301, 303, 304
  • CAT A+ Stateroom 302

 

Cello Deck

 

  • Main Restaurant 
  • Elevator
  • CAT A Staterooms 305-324
  • CAT B Staterooms 325-328
  • CAT C Staterooms 329-332

 

Piano Deck

 

  • CAT D Staterooms 101-107
  • CAT E Staterooms 109-112
  • Crew Cabins

 

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