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Grand Bordeaux

From £4,295 pp

Over 8 days, cruise Bordeaux’s three majestic waterways –the Dordogne, Garonne and the Gironde – experience the pleasant French villages, towns and cities perched on their banks.

What’s Included:

  • Return scheduled flights from the UK (fight supplements may apply)
  • Unique cultural experiences in up to 6 towns, villages and cities
  • Insider Experiences
  • Complimentary beverages served at your discretion on board*
  • 7 Breakfasts, 6 Lunches and 7 Dinners
  • Daily bottled water, tea and coffee, plus soft drink, beer and local wine during lunch and dinner on your cruise
  • APT Cruise Director and expert local guides
  • Overseas transfers, port charges and tipping

 

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Day 1 - Bordeaux

Upon arrival, you will be met at the airport and transferred to your river ship.

After settling in, live it up at a welcome reception tonight.

Dinner

Day 2 - Bordeaux, Libourne, Saint-Emilion

Enjoy a peaceful morning cruising along the Garonne and Dordogne rivers, taking in the scenery along the way.

In Saint-Émilion, head to the underground Monolithic Church, then enjoy some free time to explore.

Tonight, enjoy your Signature Experience.

SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE This evening, we have arranged a fine wine tasting followed by a private dinner at Château de Ferrand. This regal château dates back to the 17th-century, while the current owners, the Bich family, were founders of the famous Bic company.

Like a modern day dynasty, it is now managed by a Bich family member, who has since married into the Chandon-Moët family.

Day 2 - Bordeaux, Libourne, Saint-Emilion

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 3 - Libourne, Blaye

From Libourne, choose your sightseeing. Later this afternoon, enjoy a peaceful cruise to Blaye.

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ – Sightseeing Discover Blaye and take a stroll around the 17th-century citadel, as well as its underground passages.

Later, cycle past châteaux on the banks of the Gironde Estuary, then follow the Captain’s Road past the Côtes de Bourg wine region to Bourg, set at the confluence of the Dordogne and Garonne rivers.

Otherwise if you want to take it easy, sail to Bourg and take a walking discovery of the town centre, medieval ramparts and stunning harbour.

Day 3 - Libourne, Blaye

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 4 - Blaye, Bourg

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ – Sightseeing Discover Blaye and take a stroll around the 17th-century citadel, as well as its underground passages.

Later, cycle past châteaux on the banks of the Gironde Estuary, then follow the Captain’s Road past the Côtes de Bourg wine region to Bourg, set at the confluence of the Dordogne and Garonne rivers.

Otherwise if you want to take it easy, sail to Bourg and take a walking discovery of the town centre, medieval ramparts and stunning harbour.

Day 4 -  Blaye, Bourg

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 5 - Bourg, Pauillac

The sun-drenched vineyards of Aquitaine are on display as you cruise into Pauillac.

Disembark your ship and journey through the famous Médoc wine region.

During a visit to a local cooperage, see how wooden wine barrels are made.

Afterwards, enjoy your Signature Experience.

SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE Visit Château Giscours, a 19th-century Grand Cru Classé estate in the renowned Margaux region. Here, it is only fitting that an estate tour and wine tasting is on the cards.

Day 5 - Bourg, Pauillac

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 6 - Pauilac, Cadillac

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ – Sightseeing Perhaps visit Château de Cazeneuve, once the home of King Henry IV of France. Or discover Château de la Brède, then travel to Sauternes to try the region’s famous dessert wine.

If you want to take it easy, you can remain on board your ship, where we will bring the true flavour of France to you as we prepare a cheese tasting.

Day 6 - Pauilac, Cadillac

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 7 - Bordeaux

The choice is entirely yours for today’s sightseeing inclusion. Tonight’s captain’s farewell dinner is the perfect way to bid farewell to your new-found friends and crew.

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ – Sightseeing Embark on a city exploration of Bordeaux as you indulge in a charcuterie and cheese tasting, or for the golf enthusiasts, you can play a round at a renowned course.

Or maybe hop in an authentic open-roofed Citroën 2CV vintage car and enjoy a guided discovery through Bordeaux.

Day 7 - Bordeaux

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 8 - Disembark Bordeaux

Breakfast

Day 8-11 Loire Valley

Extend your holiday by 3 nights to discover the Loire Valley. Explore the city of Tours, visit the region’s delightful chateaux, then marvel at the beauty and opulent splendour of the Palace of Versailles.

Day 8-11 Loire Valley

Breakfast

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APT in partnership with AmaWaterways, offer their own unique cruises on had picked 5* ships like the AmaBela where APT deliver on exceptional service and offer that added extra associated with the APT brand.

From Home to airport transfers by private car *, fully inclusive of trips and enriching Signature experiences and freedom of choice sightseeing, Butler service, room service, complimentary laundry and champagne on arrival in select suites .

Savour the flavour’s of Europe with the finest dining daily, your day will begin with a delicious buffet breakfast, lunch offers a wide selection of hot and cold dishes, your evening starts with an exquisite five course a la Carte dinner, if you need it a sumptious afternoon tea is also served daily along with complimentary beverages served at your discretion whilst on board.

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Onboard Features & Facilities

  • 73 comfortable outside staterooms, many with Twin Balconies
  • 3 Luxury Suites
  • Sundecks with lounge chairs and shades
  • Fine dining restaurant – offering western cuisine as well as regional specialties
  • Main Lounge with bar, piano and dance floor
  • 24-hour speciality coffee and tea station
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout the vessel
  • Walking track, heated pool & fitness room
  • Gift Shop and Library
  • Elevator
  • Bicycles on board
  • Massage and Hair Salon*
  • Laundry service*

* Payable locally.

Accommodation & Amenities

76 Spacious, elegantly appointed staterooms and Suites range in size from 170-225 sq. ft.  Most accommodations have twin balconies, both a French and outside balcony, so you can enjoy the ever-changing scenery however you wish. Suites feature added enhancements, including a larger sitting area with sofa and two chairs, and an stateroom amenities include Entertainment-On-Demand, featuring free high-speed Internet access, unlimited Wi-Fi, movies, music and English language TV stations; climate-controlled air conditioning; and an in-room safe. In the bathroom, enjoy multi-jet showerheads.

Suite

255 ft² – Violin (Upper) Deck – French Balcony

  • Suite size: 255 sq. ft.
  • Wall-to-wall windows with French Balcony
  • Expansive bathroom with a bathtub and separate shower
  • Sitting area features a sofa and two chairs & mini-bar
  • Spacious bathrooms with multi-jet shower heads
  • Hotel-style white on white, plush bedding
  • Premium European toiletries, terry bathrobes and slippers
  • In room safe, hair dryer, full-length mirror, ample closet space and direct dial telephone
  • Complimentary bottled water replenished daily
  • Flat-screen Televisions with local and satellite channels
  • AmaWaterways’ exclusive Infotainment system, including complimentary Internet access, first run Hollywood movies & classics as a large selection of music
  • Individually controlled air-conditioning

Cat. A, B & C French Balcony

170 ft² -Violin & Cello(Upper & Middle) Deck

  • Stateroom size: 170 sq. ft.
  • Floor to ceiling glass windows opening to a French Balcony
  • Spacious bathrooms with multi-jet showerheads
  • Hotel-style white on white, plush bedding
  • Premium European toiletries, terry bathrobes and slippers
  • In room safe, hair dryer, full-length mirror, ample closet space and direct dial telephone
  • Complimentary bottled water replenished daily
  • Flat-screen Televisions with local and satellite channels
  • AmaWaterways’ exclusive Infotainment system, including complimentary Internet access, first run Hollywood movies & classics as a large selection of music
  • Individually controlled air-conditioning

Cat. D & E Staterooms

170 ft² – Piano (Lower) Deck

  • Stateroom size: 170 sq. ft.
  • Fixed window with river views
  • Spacious bathrooms with multi-jet showerheads
  • Hotel-style white on white, plush bedding
  • Premium European toiletries, terry bathrobes and slippers
  • In room safe, hair dryer, full-length mirror, ample closet space and direct dial telephone
  • Complimentary bottled water replenished daily
  • Flat-screen Televisions with local and satellite channels
  • AmaWaterways’ exclusive Infotainment system, including complimentary Internet access, first run Hollywood movies & classics as a large selection of music
  • Individually controlled air-conditioning

Single  Staterooms

140 ft² –  Cello ( Middle) Deck

  • Stateroom size: 140 sq. ft.
  • Floor to ceiling glass windows opening to a French Balcony
  • Spacious bathrooms with multi-jet showerheads
  • Hotel-style white on white, plush bedding
  • Premium European toiletries, terry bathrobes and slippers
  • In room safe, hair dryer, full-length mirror, ample closet space and direct dial telephone
  • Complimentary bottled water replenished daily
  • Flat-screen Televisions with local and satellite channels
  • AmaWaterways’ exclusive Infotainment system, including complimentary Internet access, first run Hollywood movies & classics as a large selection of music
  • Individually controlled air-conditioning
AmaWaterways AmaDolce Deck Plan
DepartShipEmbarkFrom  
Sep 24AmaDolceBordeaux£3445SAVE £400Cabin Upgrades
Cat ELower Deck170 ft², Fixed Windows£3445  
Cat DLower Deck170 ft², Fixed Windows£3645  
Cat CMiddle Deck170 ft², French Balcony£4195  
Cat BMiddle Deck170 ft², French Balcony£4245  
Cat B+Upper Deck170 ft², French Balcony£4295  
Cat A+Upper Deck225 ft², French Balcony£4395  
Cat AUpper Deck170 ft², French Balcony£5145  
Owner's SuiteUpper Deck255 ft², French Balcony  
Sep 24AmaDolceBordeaux + Loire£4995SAVE £400Cabin Upgrades
Cat ELower Deck170 ft², Fixed Windows£4995  
Cat DLower Deck170 ft², Fixed Windows£5195  
Cat CMiddle Deck170 ft², French Balcony£5745  
Cat BMiddle Deck170 ft², French Balcony£5795  
Cat B+Upper Deck170 ft², French Balcony£5845  
Cat A+Upper Deck225 ft², French Balcony£5945  
Cat AUpper Deck170 ft², French Balcony£6695  
Owner's SuiteUpper Deck255 ft², French Balcony  

Bordeaux + Loire Includes a 3 night hotel stay extension to discover the Loire Valley. Explore the city of Tours, visit the region’s delightful chateaux, then marvel at the beauty and opulent splendour of the Palace of Versailles.


Enquire now about this cruise & speak to one of our friendly river cruising team on 0800 471 4754.

Why Choose This Cruise?

APT’s included excursions go beyond the ordinary with small group tours exploring the culture and traditions of the places you visit as well as the main sights.  Real destination enrichment and deeper understanding is already included in  the cost of your cruise.  

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