Taste of Bordeaux



per person
Duration: 7 Nights
Destination: Europe River
Deal Code: DCJFYKZ




Pricing is based on departure date 08th June 2023

Alternate departure date available for travel in 2023, Call us for the availability

Cruise from Bordeaux

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.

Country: France

Rivers: Garonne, Dordogne

Ship: AmaDolce

Cabin: Category E

Cabin upgrade:  You will be booked in the highest stateroom available at the time of booking.

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Should you decide to cancel your 2023 river cruise for any reason, you will have the following options based on date of cancellation:

Cancellation received up to 31 days prior to start of AmaWaterways services: Future Cruise Credit** covering cancellation penalties and the balance will be monetary refund calculated based on our standard cancellation policy for services purchased through AmaWaterways.

Cancellation received less than 31 days prior to start of AmaWaterways services: A Future Cruise Credit will not be given and the penalties for the entire booking will be lost and not replaced.

What's included?

Spacious Stateroom

7 nights luxury accommodation in an outside stateroom (most with French balconies)

Entertainment on Demand system featuring, movies, TV shows, news and music

Desk and sitting area

Bottled water replenished daily


Sun deck with pool

Fitness room and three spas

Saigon Lounge with panoramic views and bar

Bottled water in every stateroom replenished daily

Daily entertainment including cultural performance

Award-Winning Dining

All onboard dining in a variety of venues

Regionally inspired cuisine made with locally sourced ingredients

The Chef’s Table specialty restaurant

Captain’s Welcome Cocktail and Dinner

La Chaîne des Rôtisseurs exclusive dining experience

Unlimited fine wine, beer and soft drinks with lunch and dinner

Unlimited sparkling wine and fresh juice with breakfast

Sip & Sail Daily Cocktail Hour with complimentary wine, beer, spirits and soft drinks

Tapas, sandwiches, snacks and refreshments served daily in the Main Lounge

A world of exploration

Immersive tours in every destination

Gentle, regular, active and late-riser tour options

Bike tours and hikes

Special Interest Tours

Knowledgeable guides

Personal headset for easy exploration

Your Ship: AmaDolce

Enjoy the sweet life aboard AmaDolce. Your experience starts in your elegantly appointed stateroom, where Entertainment-On-Demand and soothing bath and body products bring you the ultimate in comfort before your cozy bed envelops you in sweet dreams. Warm caramel and honey-colored tones adorn the room while a French balcony—available in most staterooms—allows you to indulge in scenic views. Follow your nose to the Main Restaurant or clink glasses in the bar, where rich, chocolate-hued woods bring beauty to the backdrop of your every craving. The Chef’s Table specialty restaurant is the cherry on top of an already exquisite culinary experience on board that includes lunch and dinners paired with unlimited wine, beer and soft drinks. And should you wish to stay active, a Sun Deck walking track, fitness room and a fleet of onboard bicycles are ready and waiting to assist you on your wellness journey..

Itinerary Overview

Day 1: Bordeaux

Embark the ship for your Taste of Bordeaux cruise. (D)

Day 2: 

Bordeaux: Morning scenic cruising

Libourne: Saint-Émilion excursion and Grand Cru Classé wine tasting

OR Saint-Émilion Excursion

OR Château de Vayres

OR Saint-Émilion bike tour and wine tasting

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: Bastide town and market visit

OR Fronsac Wine Tasting

OR Château Boutinet hike with wine and tapas tasting


Free evening

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: Citadel visit

OR Blaye bike tour towards Les Etauliers

Blaye to Bourg bike tour


Bourg walking tour and Carriage Museum

Exclusive wine festival

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)

Day 5:

Cussac Fort Medoc: Medoc Grand Cru Classé wine tasting and scenic vineyard tour

OR Margaux Vineyards hike & local specialties tasting

OR Soulac-sur-Mer excursion

Cussac-Fort Medoc, a lovely village on the 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 Margaux Vineyards, a quaint wine estate, 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: Roquetaillade Castle with Sauternes wine tasting


OR Roquetaillade and Cadillac visit

OR Cadillac bike tour

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


UNESCO city tour and Wine Museum and market tasting

OR Bordeaux bike tour

Bordeaux Cite du Vin visit

OR Bassins de Lumières show

Illuminations cruise

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


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

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