Free Pre/Post Cruise Land Programs with AmaWaterways

    7-Night Cruise | Taste of Bordeaux | Legendary Wine Capital | Bordeaux to Bordeaux | Offer Extended expires January 31, 2021

    Free Pre/Post Cruise Land Programs
    Price: $5,289 CAD per person
    (based on cruise only, double occupancy in an entry level category stateroom unless stated otherwise)
    Savings: Land Free Value $2000 per person
    Check-in: April 7, 2022

    Photo: City of Bordeaux

    Enjoy this 7-night cruise with FREE Pre/Post land in Bilbao and San Sebastian.


    • Spacious staterooms
    • An array of amenities
    • Award-winning dining
    • A world of exploration

    Travel to France’s legendary wine capital, Bordeaux. Iconic châteaux, timeless vineyards and delicious wine tastings are plentiful as you visit Libourne, Blaye, Bourg, Pauillac and Cadillac. This trip is a must for anyone interested in the best of French culture, lifestyle, wine and food.

    On our river cruises, you will enjoy an extensive lineup of included tours. In many cases, you will have a choice of excursions, such as standard tours, bike tours, hikes and Special Interest Tours. We always include a large variety of activities so that you can choose how you want to explore. No matter your preference, your days will be full of discovery and wonder.

    Video: Taste of Bordeaux with AmaWaterways

    Taste of Bordeaux Itinerary:

    Day 1: Embarkation - Bordeaux, France

    Embark the ship for your Taste of Bordeaux cruise.

    Day 2: Bordeaux - Libourne 

    Take in the romance of Bordeaux as you pass iconic sights on a scenic morning cruise. Later in the day, dock in Libourne, a gateway to one of Bordeaux’s most elite wine regions. Join an excursion to Saint Émilion, known for its celebrated vineyards, and while here, explore the monolithic church carved out of one piece of limestone rock, and then go under the church to discover its catacombs and caves. Afterwards, enjoy a Grand Cru Classé wine tasting at either Château de Ferrand or Château de Pressac. Alternately, you can enjoy an excursion to Saint-Émilion solely to discover more of the small historic town. If you prefer a more active adventure, pedal through the vineyard-rich countryside to Saint-Émilion and then to Château Soutard for a Grand Cru Classé wine tasting. You can also choose to tour the magnificent Château Vayres, one of the most prestigious historic buildings of Aquitaine. (B,L,D)

    Day 3: Libourne - Blaye

    Stroll through the colorful, open-air market, tasting some of the region’s specialties. You can also choose to enjoy a tasting of local wines from one of the beautiful wine estates in the Fronsac region. Or, you can get your heart pumping by venturing deeper into town by hiking through one of Libourne’s renowned vineyards. Later in the day, set sail for Blaye, where you’ll enjoy an evening at your leisure. (B,L,D)

    Day 4: Blaye - Bourg

    Once in Blaye, you can join a tour of its 17th-century citadel, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. For a more active excursion, take a bike ride around Blaye. Later in the day, you can choose to bike from Blaye through the idyllic French countryside to Bourg. While in the ancient village of Bourg, take a walking tour and visit the Carriage Museum, which houses a wonderful collection of horse-drawn vehicles. Later in the day, experience the hospitality of this charming medieval village with an exclusive wine festival. Meet the local wine growers and taste the fruits of their labors as well as enjoy live French music and dancing. (B,L,D)

    Photo: Chef's Table Restaurant for specialty dining

    Day 5: Pauillac

    Pauillac, a lovely village on the Left Bank of the Gironde Estuary, is gateway to the famed Médoc region, renowned for producing some of the world’s finest Bordeaux wines. You will see some of the most beautiful and famous wine estates, including Château Latour, Château Mouton Rothschild, Château Lafite Rothschild and Château Pichon Longueville. You’ll then visit either Château Gruaud Larose or Château Léoville Poyferré for a tasting of Grand Cru wines. Alternately, you can visit Lynch Bages, a quaint wine estate and village, followed by a wine and local specialties tasting. Or, enjoy a coast drive to Soulac-sur-Mer where you’ll see unique sights, such as the Statue of Liberty and the Cordouan lighthouse known to be the oldest in France. (B,L,D)

    Day 6: Cadillac

    Visit the impressive Castle of Roquetaillade, an amazingly preserved masterpiece of medieval military architecture owned by the same noble family for 700 years and travel to the Sauternes wine region to either Chateau de Rayne Vigneau or Chateau Guiraud to taste the highly prized golden-hued sweet wines produced here. For those wishing to explore more of the history on the decadent castles, you can enjoy a visit to the Roquetaillade castle and Cadillac castle. Or, pedal through the charming town of Cadillac for a guided bike tour. (B,L,D)

    Day 7: Bordeaux

    The breathtaking capital of the wine world, Bordeaux is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and classified as a “City of Art and History.” You’ll have an opportunity to experience much of the rich culture and architecture on a city tour followed by a visit to the famed indoor Les Halles de Bacalan market for a tasting of local specialties to please the palate. Bike enthusiasts will wish to join a tour along the city’s amazing network of bicycle paths. Depending on your interests, you have a choice from three excursions in the afternoon. Enjoy a visit to the immersive and interactive Bordeaux Wine Museum, housed in an awe-inspiring building. Alternately, be treated to a spectacular sound and light show, Les Bassins des Lumières. Or, explore the enriching city of Bordeaux at your own leisure. In the evening, enjoy a spectacular illumination cruise, gazing at the iconic structures of Bordeaux as they glow against the night sky. (B,L,D)

    Day 8: Bordeaux - Disembarkation

    Disembark the ship and prepare for your flight home. (B)

    Don't miss out on the opportunity to discover France's legendary wine capital. Offer expires January 31, 2021!

    Terms And Conditions

    All rates are per person for cruise only, based on double occupancy in an entry level category stateroom unless stated otherwise. Offer is valid on select sailings only and applicable to new bookings only. Unless explicitly stated that single supplement is waived, solo travelers in a double occupancy stateroom must pay an additional single supplement amount before receiving any discounts. Ask about Solo Traveler promotions. Offer is not combinable with any other promotions/discounts, limited to availability, capacity controlled and subject to change or termination without notice. Port charges, land programs and round-trip airfare are not included in cruise price. Other restrictions apply. Registration as a seller of travel does not constitute approval by the State of California. COMPLIMENTARY PRE- OR POST-CRUISE LAND PACKAGES Valid only on new bookings made between December 14, 2020 – January 15, 2021. Applicable to FIT and Groups reservations only. Offer: Free Land Package (Pre OR Post only on the applicable sailing – not both). Applicable to select 2021 and 2022 sailings. Applicable only to the following land packages: 4-night Bilbao & San Sebastian (Taste of Bordeaux), 4-night Brasov & Bucharest (Gems of Southeast Europe and Grand Danube), 3-night Lake Como (Rhine Castles and Swiss Alps). Combinable with Past Guest and Future Cruise Benefit Program. Combinable with Consortia Block and Amenity Programs. Combinable with Back-to-Back offer. Not combinable with other retail promotions (SAVE, WINE, FLYFREE, FLYCOMP, HOLIDAYGIFT, etc.). Promo Code: FREELAND (manual apply; must be done through your travel advisor)

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