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Beautiful Bordeaux

BOOK A LUXURY ALL-INCLUSIVE RIVER CRUISE BEFORE 20 DECEMBER 2018 AND SAVE UP TO £1,000PP ON EUROPE 2019 CRUISES.
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Beautiful Bordeaux

From £2,780 pp

Where romance meets reality, the name Bordeaux has evoked impressions of quiet sensual pleasure, where the civilised and the natural coexist in easy harmony, and wine lovers are free to engage their favourite pastime, savouring the world’s finest wine’s.

In fact Bordeaux is not that different from the romantic impression most people have of it.  Extraordinary landscapes, delicious fare, winemaking that has been refined to an art, and a wealth of historical riches, from elegant chateaux to churches that have been around for longer than most of the new world,  Visit Grand Cru Class wine estates, explore the Cognac region and sample its famous brandy, or fresh oysters from the waters of Arcachon Bay.  You’ll find that beautiful Bordeaux is everything you imagined it to be and more.

 

What’s included On Board

  • Complimentary beverages all day, everyday
  • Six Dining venues, from casual to fine dining
  • 85% Balcony Suites, including a Scenic Sun Lounge
  •  Personalised butler service
  •  Laundry concierge
  •  Exclusive Scenic Tailormade GPS for self-guided touring and on board commentary
  • Authentic local entertainment
  • The freedom of our e-bikes – electronically assisted bicycles
  • Gym & Wellness area
  • Cruise Directors to guide and assist
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi internet
  • Return airport transfers
  • All gratuities
  • Return flight from a selection of upto 15 UK airports or travel by Eurostar to Paris and onwards to Bordeaux

On Shore

  • Scenic  Enrich – An unforgettable and exclusive event
  • Scenic Freechoice – A Choice of flexible excursions and activites
  • Scenic Sundowners – An exclusive hosted event in a stunning location

Prices are per person, based on two people sharing a twin cabin with a limited number of single cabins available on all decks, at the relevant supplement.

The price includes full board from dinner on your day of arrival until breakfast on your final day; if you choose to travel with us on any of the full day excursions by coach, a packed lunch will be provided. Anyone choosing to stay on the ship may of course have lunch in the restaurant; morning/afternoon tea and coffee; all visits and excursions as mentioned in the brochure, airport transfers, coach travel as mentioned, travel to and from port of embarkation and the services of a Scenic Travel Tour Manager.

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Day 1 - Arrive in Bordeaux

Choose from a selection of ways to travel to Bordeaux, all of which are included at no supplement. Pick from one of up to 14 UK regional airports or travel direct from London Gatwick. If you’d prefer not to fly, why not take advantage of our Eurostar No Fly option at no extra cost?  Travel Standard Premier Class aboard the Eurostar from St. Pancras International to Paris‡ and on to Bordeaux. Welcome to Bordeaux. Raise your glass to the marvellous cruise ahead of you at this evening’s welcome reception.

Highlights Welcome reception

Your friendly crew will welcome you on board the luxurious Scenic Diamond in Bordeaux for your cruise through France’s celebrated southwestern pocket.

Dinner

Day 2 - Bordeaux & St Emilion

Highlights: Sundowners at Château Siaurac

Enjoy a relaxing morning on board as you cruise in style into the beautiful 13th century port of Libourne. Whilst cruising, perhaps drop into Scenic Culinaire for a French cooking class.

You’ll spend the afternoon in the nearby town of Saint-Émilion, an absolute visual feast and the jewel of this ancient wine growing region. You’ll also get to explore the underground catacombs of the Monolithic Church – a true trip highlight.

Sundowners

Celebrate the two thousand-year history of wine by enjoying a glass at the exclusive estate of Château Siaurac. As the vines glow red and gold at sunset, mingle with new found friends, explore the spectacular property or discover the artistic heritage of this region and be mesmerised by a local artist painting the stunning landscape using paint made from the wine grown on this very estate, it really is hard to imagine a more elegant way to enjoy this beautiful region.

Day 2 - Bordeaux & St Emilion

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 3 - Libourne & Pauillac

Highlights: Foie Gras in Bergerac

Awake to charming vistas over historic Libourne.

After your afternoon at leisure, opt to enhance your culinary prowess in Scenic Culinaire or simply soak in the riverside panoramas while cruising to Pauillac.

Freechoice

Enjoy a guided tour of Libourne and view its quaint 16th century town-houses and Gothic church.

Alternatively, explore the exclusive estate of Château Franc Mayne and taste its Grand Cru Class wine, or view the eclectic city of Bergerac and enjoy foie gras tasting at a charming local farm.

Day 3 - Libourne & Pauillac

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 4 - Médoc

Highlights: Enrich concert at Château Agassac

Travel the scenic Médoc wine route today and discover why this region is viewed as the world’s leading red wine producer.

Afterwards, sample the region’s finest at the Château Gruaud-Larose estate, or cycle to Château Lagrange, featured on Napoleon III’s 1855 Classification, for a wine tasting.

Enrich

Set in spectacular surrounds in the Médoc countryside, Château Agassac is truly enchanting. Dating back to the 13th century the Château is one of the oldest winemaking establishments in the region and is the venue for your unforgettable evening concert.

Soak in the ambiance of this magnificent property as live musicians perform classical masterpieces for your enjoyment. A truly wondrous evening exclusive to Scenic.

Day 4 - Médoc

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 5 - Pauillac & Cadillac

Highlights: Leisurely cruising

Soak in the Garonne River vistas as you cruise aboard the luxurious Scenic Diamond.

Cruising the picturesque landscapes of the Garonne River into Cadillac provides some of the most beautiful scenic cruising in all of the Bordeaux region.

Whilst cruising you may choose to further develop your cooking skills with a lesson in Scenic Culinaire.

Tonight this remarkable space comes to life when fabulous local entertainers perform live in the Panorama Lounge for your exclusive enjoyment.

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 6 - Cadillac

Highlights: Roquetaillade Castle

Venture into the Sauternes region for a tasting of the prestigious Château Guiraud dessert wines. Alternatively, cycle through the rolling vineyards of Sauternes to the Grand Cru Class estate of Château Myrat for a tasting.

Freechoice

Remain on board and join a master class in French cuisine in Scenic Culinaire. Or visit Roquetaillade Castle, founded by Charlemagne it’s one of the region’s most impressive historic sites and you’ll tour it with the family that now lives within its walls.

Alternatively, discover the medieval village of Saint Macaire, or perhaps enjoy a 12 kilometre roundtrip hike from Cadillac to the neighbouring village of Loupiac.

Day 6 - Cadillac

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 7 - Bordeaux

Highlights: Shop with a Chef

A city that exudes atmospheric charm, you’ll enjoy a full afternoon at leisure to immerse yourself in the culture of the Bordelais. Enjoy a special dinner on board showcasing regional delicacies before an illuminations cruise on the Garonne River.

A fabulous local soloist will perform live in the Panorama Lounge tonight. What a magical evening.

Freechoice

Shop with a Chef at a local food market and cook up a storm in Scenic Culinaire afterwards. Or enjoy a guided tour of Bordeaux and her many attractions.

For the more energetic, cycle the historic regions of Bordeaux. Cross beautiful bridges to witness sites such as the Royal Gate and the Palais Rohan, before cycling through public gardens back to the luxury of your floating hotel.

Day 7 - Bordeaux

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 8 Arcachon & Bourg

Highlights: Arcachon Bay and surrounds

Situated on the northern tip of Europe’s longest coastal beach, Arcachon is the jewel of France’s western coastline.
In the afternoon, cruise leisurely into Bourg and, in the evening, enjoy a lively jazz performance on board.

Freechoice

Join a walking tour of Arcachon including a visit to the local Baltard market. Or climb Europe’s largest sand dune and drink in the expansive panoramas. Or for those fancying something sweet, why not stay on board and enjoy a fabulous Mademoiselle de Margaux chocolate and wine pairing event.

Alternatively, take a local tram to the newly opened Cite du Vin museum and enjoy an interactive journey of wine discovery.

Day 8 Arcachon & Bourg

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 9 - Cognac

Highlights Tasting at Rémy-Martin property

Today explore the unique northern shores of the Gironde Estuary.
This afternoon, unwind on the Sun Deck cruising on the Gironde River into the historic port of Blaye.

Freechoice

Discover the Carriages Museum in the enchanting Bourg Castle including a visit to the 16th century passageway to the guards rooms and immense WWII oil tanks.

Alternatively, spend a full day exploring the fortified town of Cognac, renowned for its production of fine brandy.

Afterwards, enjoy a tasting at the acclaimed property of Rémy Martin.

Day 9 - Cognac

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 10 - Blaye & Bordeaux

Highlights: Cycle the Captain’s Road

Discover the remarkable Blaye region, established to protect the Bordeaux region from invasion.
You’ll have the opportunity to enjoy an exclusive cooking class in Scenic Culinaire or simply relax on board as we cruise past beautiful uninhabited islands bound for Bordeaux.
Dine in style at the Captain’s farewell dinner on board this evening.

Freechoice

Stroll through the charming Citadel of Blaye, or join a 30 kilometre roundtrip cycle along the Captain’s Road which is so named in honour of the WWI Captains who chose to purchase their homes along this beautiful stretch of waterway in the early 20th century.

Day 10 - Blaye & Bordeaux
Day 11 - Bordeaux - return Home

Disembark after breakfast and transfer to Bordeaux Airport or Bordeaux Train Station.

Breakfast

Scenic Diamond Exterior

Sailing the beautiful waterways of France and rebuilt for the 2017 season with brand new features such as Scenic Culinaire and two new one-bedroom Royal Owner’s Suites.  With a capacity of just 151 guests in 76 suites and with 53 crew, the Scenic Diamond accommodates excellent levels of service.

Depending on the class of suite or stateroom you opt for, you’ll enjoy a wealth of luxurious features, including Scenic Sun Lounges, 32-inch HD TVs and a state-of-the-art bathroom complete with revolutionary massage shower and wet room.  All balcony suites feature Scenic’s exclusive ‘Sun Lounge’ system which transforms your balcony into an all-weather conservatory style space.

From the Panorama Lounge Bar and the spacious Sun Deck with vitality pool, to the well appointed fitness and wellness suite, you’ll enjoy luxury wherever you stray aboard this elegant river cruise ship.

Onboard Features & Facilities

  • Riverview Terrace
  • Vitality Pool
  • Sun Deck
  • Walking Track
  • Portobellos Restaurant
  • River Cafe
  • Table La Rive Private Dining (Diamond deck guests only)
  • Lounge & Bar
  • Gift Shop
  • Lift
  • Complimentary use of E-bikes
  • Complimentary Wi-fi
  • Gym and Wellness Area
  • Fitness Centre
  • Complimentary Nordic walking sticks

Accommodation & Amenities

76 elegantly appointed Staterooms and Suites range in size from 160-510 ft².  Most accommodations have a open air balcony.  Try one of the 2 Royal Owners Suites, situated at the middle of the ship at 510 sq ft² in size with separate bedroom and living area.  An outdoor balcony, complete with open-air system, allows you to enjoy the views of your surroundings whatever the weather so you can enjoy the ever-changing scenery however you wish.

All Suites feature added enhancements such as a larger sitting area with two chairs.  All staterooms include amenities such ensuite bathroom with shower, Infotainment, free high-speed Internet access, climate-controlled air conditioning; and an in-room safe, fridge and complimentary bottled water replenished daily.

Offering a roster of distinct dining venues, including L’Amour Dining, Riverview Terrace, Portobellos, Table La Rive and the Panorama Lounge Bar, guests will be spoilt for choice when choosing where to dine aboard a Scenic space ship. Couple this with the option to take breakfast, lunch or dinner from the privacy of your suite, and your dining preferences will be all perfectly accommodated aboard this majestic Space-Ship.

Scenic offer levels of service which are differentiated by the level of stateroom or suite booked.  Please see the individual room type description for details.

Royal Suites

510 ft² – Royal Owner’s Suite Diamond (Upper) Deck (pictured)

325 ft² – Royal Panorama Suite Diamond (Upper) Deck

  • Scenic Sun Lounge balcony system
  • Marble bathroom with upgraded bathroom amenities with hairdryer
  • Alarm clock, in-room safe, telephone
  • Luxury Scenic slumber bed and pillow menu
  • Complimentary mini-bar
  • Mac-mini infotainment system & movies on demand
  • Luxury bathrobe and slippers
  • Early morning tea/coffee service
  • Butler service
  • Shoeshine service

EXCLUSIVE TO ROYAL SUITE GUESTS: unlimited complimentary laundry service, daily delivery of afternoon canapes, complimentary bottle of Laurent Perrier Brut (750ml), morning delivery of newspapers, in-suite beverage and meal service, packing and unpacking of suitcases, 200 Euros on board credit, exclusive invitation to Table La Rive, priority dining reservations.

Scenic Sapphire Royal Owners Suite
Scenic Space Ship Junior Suite

Junior Balcony Suites

250 ft² – Diamond (Upper) and Sapphire (Middle) Deck

  • Scenic Sun Lounge balcony system
  • Marble bathroom with L’Occitane bathroom amenities with hairdryer
  • Alarm clock, in-room safe, telephone
  • Luxury Scenic slumber bed and pillow menu
  • Complimentary mini-bar
  • Mac-mini infotainment system & movies on demand
  • Luxury bathrobe and slippers
  • Early morning tea/coffee service
  • complimentary laundry concierge service once per suite
  • Butler service
  • Shoeshine service

EXCLUSIVE TO JUNIOR BALCONY SUITE GUESTS: complimentary daily pressing of two pieces of clothing, daily delivery of afternoon canapes, in-suite beverage and meal service, exclusive invitation to Table La Rive.

Balcony Suites

205 ft² – Diamond (Upper) and Sapphire (Middle) Deck

  • Scenic Sun Lounge balcony system
  • Marble bathroom with L’Occitane bathroom amenities with hairdryer
  • Alarm clock, in-room safe, telephone
  • Luxury Scenic slumber bed and pillow menu
  • Complimentary mini-bar
  • Mac-mini infotainment system & movies on demand
  • Luxury bathrobe and slippers
  • Early morning tea/coffee service
  • Complimentary laundry concierge service once per suite
  • Butler service
  • Shoeshine service

EXCLUSIVE TO DIAMOND DECK SUITE GUESTS: complimentary daily pressing of two pieces of clothing, exclusive invitation to Table La Rive.

Scenic Balcony Suite
Scenic Crystal Stateroom

Standard Suites

160 ft²  Jewel (Lower) Deck

  • Marble bathroom with L’Occitane bathroom amenities with hairdryer
  • Alarm clock, in-room safe, telephone
  • Luxury Scenic slumber bed and pillow menu
  • Complimentary mini-bar
  • Mac-mini infotainment system & movies on demand
  • Luxury bathrobe and slippers
  • Early morning tea/coffee service
  • Complimentary laundry concierge service once per suite
  • Butler service
  • Shoeshine service
Scenic Diamond Deck Plan

Why Choose This Cruise?

Scenic sit at the top of the luxury river cruise market.  A luxurious mix of contemporary, luxurious ships with top level touring and inclusions which add up to a relaxing, high level river cruise holiday.

DepartShipEmbarkFrom  
Apr 28Scenic DiamondBordeaux£3145SAVE £350Cabin Upgrades
Lower DeckStandard Suite160 ft², Fixed Windows£3145  
Middle DeckBalcony Suite205 ft², Outside Balcony£3840  
Middle DeckJunior Suite250 ft², Outside BalconySold  
Upper DeckBalcony Suite205 ft², Outside Balcony£4240  
Upper DeckJunior Suite250 ft², Outside Balcony£5440  
Upper DeckRoyal Balcony Suite315 ft², Outside Balcony£5540  
Upper DeckRoyal Panorama Suite325 ft², Outside BalconySold  
May 8Scenic DiamondBordeauxPlease CallSAVE £350Cabin Upgrades
Lower DeckStandard Suite160 ft², Fixed Windowssold out  
Middle DeckBalcony Suite205 ft², Outside BalconySold  
Middle DeckJunior Suite250 ft², Outside BalconySold  
Upper DeckBalcony Suite205 ft², Outside BalconySold  
Upper DeckJunior Suite250 ft², Outside BalconySold  
Upper DeckRoyal Balcony Suite315 ft², Outside BalconySold  
Upper DeckRoyal Panorama Suite325 ft², Outside BalconySold  
Jun 11Scenic DiamondBordeaux£3630SAVE £350Cabin Upgrades
Lower DeckStandard Suite160 ft², Fixed Windows£3630  
Middle DeckBalcony Suite205 ft², Outside Balcony£4340  
Middle DeckJunior Suite250 ft², Outside BalconySold  
Upper DeckBalcony Suite205 ft², Outside Balcony£4740  
Upper DeckJunior Suite250 ft², Outside Balcony£5940  
Upper DeckRoyal Balcony Suite315 ft², Outside BalconySold  
Upper DeckRoyal Panorama Suite325 ft², Outside Balcony£6240  
Jun 21Scenic DiamondBordeaux£3645SAVE £350Cabin Upgrades
Lower DeckStandard Suite160 ft², Fixed Windows£3645  
Middle DeckBalcony Suite205 ft², Outside Balcony£4340  
Middle DeckJunior Suite250 ft², Outside BalconySold  
Upper DeckBalcony Suite205 ft², Outside Balcony£4740  
Upper DeckJunior Suite250 ft², Outside Balcony£5940  
Upper DeckRoyal Balcony Suite315 ft², Outside Balcony£6040  
Upper DeckRoyal Panorama Suite325 ft², Outside Balcony£6240  
Jul 1Scenic DiamondBordeaux£2895SAVE £1000Cabin Upgrades
Lower DeckStandard Suite160 ft², Fixed Windows£2895  
Middle DeckBalcony Suite205 ft², Outside Balcony£3590  
Middle DeckJunior Suite250 ft², Outside Balcony£4590  
Upper DeckBalcony Suite205 ft², Outside Balcony£3990  
Upper DeckJunior Suite250 ft², Outside Balcony£5190  
Upper DeckRoyal Balcony Suite315 ft², Outside BalconySold  
Upper DeckRoyal Panorama Suite325 ft², Outside BalconySold  
Jul 11Scenic DiamondBordeaux£2895SAVE £1000Cabin Upgrades
Lower DeckStandard Suite160 ft², Fixed Windows£2895  
Middle DeckBalcony Suite205 ft², Outside Balcony£3590  
Middle DeckJunior Suite250 ft², Outside Balcony£4590  
Upper DeckBalcony Suite205 ft², Outside Balcony£3990  
Upper DeckJunior Suite250 ft², Outside Balcony£5190  
Upper DeckRoyal Balcony Suite315 ft², Outside BalconySold  
Upper DeckRoyal Panorama Suite325 ft², Outside Balcony£5490  
Jul 21Scenic DiamondBordeaux£2895SAVE £1000Cabin Upgrades
Lower DeckStandard Suite160 ft², Fixed Windows£2895  
Middle DeckBalcony Suite205 ft², Outside Balcony£3590  
Middle DeckJunior Suite250 ft², Outside BalconySold  
Upper DeckBalcony Suite205 ft², Outside Balcony£3990  
Upper DeckJunior Suite250 ft², Outside Balcony£5190  
Upper DeckRoyal Balcony Suite315 ft², Outside Balcony£5290  
Upper DeckRoyal Panorama Suite325 ft², Outside Balcony£5490  
Aug 7Scenic DiamondBordeaux£2895SAVE £1000Cabin Upgrades
Lower DeckStandard Suite160 ft², Fixed Windows£2895  
Middle DeckBalcony Suite205 ft², Outside Balcony£3590  
Middle DeckJunior Suite250 ft², Outside Balcony£4590  
Upper DeckBalcony Suite205 ft², Outside Balcony£3990  
Upper DeckJunior Suite250 ft², Outside Balcony£5190  
Upper DeckRoyal Balcony Suite315 ft², Outside Balcony£5290  
Upper DeckRoyal Panorama Suite325 ft², Outside Balcony£5490  
Aug 17Scenic DiamondBordeaux£2895SAVE £1000Cabin Upgrades
Lower DeckStandard Suite160 ft², Fixed Windows£2895  
Middle DeckBalcony Suite205 ft², Outside Balcony£3590  
Middle DeckJunior Suite250 ft², Outside BalconySold  
Upper DeckBalcony Suite205 ft², Outside Balcony£3990  
Upper DeckJunior Suite250 ft², Outside Balcony£5190  
Upper DeckRoyal Balcony Suite315 ft², Outside Balcony£5290  
Upper DeckRoyal Panorama Suite325 ft², Outside BalconySold  
Sep 3Scenic DiamondBordeaux£3245SAVE £850Cabin Upgrades
Lower DeckStandard Suite160 ft², Fixed Windows£3245  
Middle DeckBalcony Suite205 ft², Outside Balcony£3940  
Middle DeckJunior Suite250 ft², Outside BalconySold  
Upper DeckBalcony Suite205 ft², Outside Balcony£4340  
Upper DeckJunior Suite250 ft², Outside Balcony£5540  
Upper DeckRoyal Balcony Suite315 ft², Outside BalconySold  
Upper DeckRoyal Panorama Suite325 ft², Outside BalconySold  
Sep 13Scenic DiamondBordeaux£3245SAVE £850Cabin Upgrades
Lower DeckStandard Suite160 ft², Fixed Windows£3245  
Middle DeckBalcony Suite205 ft², Outside Balcony£3940  
Middle DeckJunior Suite250 ft², Outside BalconySold  
Upper DeckBalcony Suite205 ft², Outside Balcony£4340  
Upper DeckJunior Suite250 ft², Outside Balcony£5540  
Upper DeckRoyal Balcony Suite315 ft², Outside BalconySold  
Upper DeckRoyal Panorama Suite325 ft², Outside BalconySold  
Sep 23Scenic DiamondBordeaux£3245SAVE £850Cabin Upgrades
Lower DeckStandard Suite160 ft², Fixed Windows£3245  
Middle DeckBalcony Suite205 ft², Outside Balcony£3940  
Middle DeckJunior Suite250 ft², Outside BalconySold  
Upper DeckBalcony Suite205 ft², Outside Balcony£4340  
Upper DeckJunior Suite250 ft², Outside Balcony£5540  
Upper DeckRoyal Balcony Suite315 ft², Outside BalconySold  
Upper DeckRoyal Panorama Suite325 ft², Outside BalconySold  


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