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Bordeaux Affair

From £2,495 pp

Commence your wonderful cruise through Bordeaux. Discover catacombs, sample Grand Cru Class wine, delight in a classical concert in Château Agassac, get lost in the wonder of medieval villages or simply relax on board your luxury Space-Ship, content in the knowledge that there is sure to be yet another wondrous experience waiting to greet you at the next port.

Over eight magnificent days, discover the extraordinary landscapes, delicious fare, artful viticulture, and historical riches of Bordeaux. Begin in Saint-Émilion, an ancient town which has risen to become the unofficial capital of the neighbouring wine region. Here, explore the catacombs of the Monolithic Church, before visiting Château Siaurac during an exclusive Scenic Sundowners event – the perfect introduction to Bordeaux’s legendary wine offering.

Soak up the historic vistas of Libourne during a guided city tour, or join a Scenic Culinaire cooking class, and learn how to cook some of France’s finest fare. In the Sauternes region, enjoy a tasting of the delicious dessert wines of Château Guiraud, or take a Scenic E-bike tour through the rolling, vine-strewn hills of Château Myrat.

Shop with a chef in Bordeaux, or cycle the historic streets, discovering sites such as the Royal Gate and Palais Rohan. Spend an afternoon immersing yourself in the culture of the Bordelais, before returning to your floating hotel for a special farewell dinner.

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 14 UK airports, or take to no fly option and travel on Eurostar from London St Pancras to Paris and on 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.

Day 1 - Arrive in Bordeaux

Fly to Bordeaux from one of up to 16 UK airports. If you’d prefer not to fly, why Not take advantage of our No-fly option at no extra cost? Travel Standard Premier Class from St. Pancras International to Paris, and onwards to Bordeaux. This evening, raise your glass to the marvellous cruise ahead of you at your welcome reception.

Dinner

Day 2 - Bordeaux & Saint Emilion

Enjoy a pleasant morning cruise on the Dordogne River to Libourne. While cruising, perhaps try your hand at a masterclass in French cuisine in Scenic Culinaire. 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.

Day 2 - Bordeaux & Saint Emilion

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 3 - Libourne

Cruise the tranquil waters of the Dordogne River before you glide across the wide expanse of the mighty Gironde Estuary bound for Blaye. Perhaps join your on board culinary team for a cooking lesson in Scenic Culinaire this afternoon.

Freechoice
Enjoy a guided tour of Libourne and view its quaint 16th century town-houses and Gothic church. Alternatively, explore the estate of Château de La Rivière for a wine tasting, or view the eclectic city of Bergerac and enjoy a foie gras tasting at a charming local farm.

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 4 - Blaye

Discover the remarkable Blaye region today.  This afternoon you’ll have the opportunity to enjoy a masterclass in Scenic Culinaire or relax as we cruise to Pauillac.

Freechoice

Stroll through the Citadel of Blaye or take an active walk through the town. Alternatively, join a 30 kilometre roundtrip cycle along the Captain’s Road.

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 - Blaye

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 5 - Médoc
Freechoice

This morning, immerse yourself in the scenic Médoc wine region and discover why it is regarded as the world’s leading red wine producer, then sample the region’s finest at one of its spectacular estates. Or, cycle throughout this beautiful region stopping along the way for a wine tasting.

Freechoice

This afternoon, discover the Carriages Museum in the enchanting Bourg Castle, including a walk through the 16th century passageway to the guards rooms and see the immense WWII oil tanks. Alternatively visit a local estate, and learn its fascinating history while sampling some of the extraordinary wines produced on site.

Day 5 - Médoc

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 6 - Cadillac
Freechoice

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

Alternatively, take a walking tour of Cadillac including a visit to Château de Cadillac, a truly beautiful château that dates back to the 15th century.

Day 6 - Cadillac

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 7 - Bordeaux

Today, discover the World Heritage-listed city of Bordeaux with its idyllic boulevards and architecture.

Back on board, your Cruise Director will organise a special treat for you, with a tasting of fresh oysters delivered straight from the waters of Arcachon Bay. Then, spend the afternoon at leisure in Bordeaux before a special dinner on board showcasing regional delicacies.

Freechoice

Shop with a Chef at a local food market before cooking up a storm during your exclusive cooking lesson in Scenic Culinaire. Or enjoy a guided tour of Bordeaux. For the more energetic, cycle the historic regions of Bordeaux, passing the Royal Gate, the Palais Rohan and through public gardens back to the luxury of your 5-star floating hotel.

Day 7 - Bordeaux

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 8 Bordeaux - Return Home

Disembark after breakfast and transfer to Bordeaux airport or train station. Travel to one of up to 16 UK airports or by first class rail from Bordeaux to Paris, before Standard Premier Class aboard the Eurostar to St. Pancras International.

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 

  • 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
DepartShipEmbarkFrom  
Apr 20Scenic DiamondBordeaux£3090SAVE £500Cabin Upgrades
Lower DeckStandard Suite160 ft², Fixed WindowsPlease Call  
Middle DeckBalcony Suite205 ft², Outside Balcony£3090  
Middle DeckJunior Suite250 ft², Outside BalconyPlease Call  
Upper DeckBalcony Suite205 ft², Outside Balcony£3340  
Upper DeckJunior Suite250 ft², Outside BalconyPlease call  
Upper DeckRoyal Balcony Suite315 ft², Outside BalconyPlease Call  
Upper DeckRoyal Panorama Suite325 ft², Outside BalconyPlease Call  
May 27Scenic DiamondBordeauxPlease CallCabin Upgrades
Lower DeckStandard Suite160 ft², Fixed WindowsPlease Call  
Middle DeckBalcony Suite205 ft², Outside BalconyPlease Call  
Middle DeckJunior Suite250 ft², Outside BalconyPleasse Call  
Upper DeckBalcony Suite205 ft², Outside BalconyPlease Call  
Upper DeckJunior Suite250 ft², Outside BalconyPlease call  
Upper DeckRoyal Balcony Suite315 ft², Outside BalconyPlease Call  
Upper DeckRoyal Panorama Suite325 ft², Outside BalconyPlease Call  
Jun 3Scenic DiamondBordeaux£2670SAVE £750Cabin Upgrades
Lower DeckStandard Suite160 ft², Fixed Windows£2670  
Middle DeckBalcony Suite205 ft², Outside Balcony£3490  
Middle DeckJunior Suite250 ft², Outside BalconyPleasse Call  
Upper DeckBalcony Suite205 ft², Outside Balcony£3440  
Upper DeckJunior Suite250 ft², Outside Balcony£4640  
Upper DeckRoyal Balcony Suite315 ft², Outside BalconyPlease Call  
Upper DeckRoyal Panorama Suite325 ft², Outside BalconyPlease Call  
Aug 29Scenic DiamondBordeaux£2495SAVE £1450Cabin Upgrades
Lower DeckStandard Suite160 ft², Fixed WindowsSold  
Middle DeckBalcony Suite205 ft², Outside Balcony£2495  
Middle DeckJunior Suite250 ft², Outside BalconyPleasse Call  
Upper DeckBalcony Suite205 ft², Outside Balcony£2740  
Upper DeckJunior Suite250 ft², Outside Balcony£3940  
Upper DeckRoyal Balcony Suite315 ft², Outside BalconyPlease Call  
Upper DeckRoyal Panorama Suite325 ft², Outside Balcony£5140  
Sep 5Scenic DiamondBordeaux£2770SAVE £750Cabin Upgrades
Lower DeckStandard Suite160 ft², Fixed Windows£2770  
Middle DeckBalcony Suite205 ft², Outside Balcony£3295  
Middle DeckJunior Suite250 ft², Outside Balcony£4240  
Upper DeckBalcony Suite205 ft², Outside BalconyPlease Call  
Upper DeckJunior Suite250 ft², Outside BalconyPlease call  
Upper DeckRoyal Balcony Suite315 ft², Outside BalconyPlease Call  
Upper DeckRoyal Panorama Suite325 ft², Outside BalconyPlease Call  
DepartShipEmbarkFrom  
May 20Scenic DiamondBordeaux£2945SAVE £250Cabin Upgrades
Lower DeckStandard Suite160 ft², Fixed Windows£2945  
Middle DeckBalcony Suite205 ft², Outside Balcony£3595  
Middle DeckJunior Suite250 ft², Outside Balcony£4540  
Upper DeckBalcony Suite205 ft², Outside Balcony£3840  
Upper DeckJunior Suite250 ft², Outside Balcony£5040  
Upper DeckRoyal Balcony Suite315 ft², Outside Balcony£5140  
Upper DeckRoyal Panorama Suite325 ft², Outside Balcony£5340  
May 27Scenic DiamondBordeaux£2945SAVE £250Cabin Upgrades
Lower DeckStandard Suite160 ft², Fixed Windows£2945  
Middle DeckBalcony Suite205 ft², Outside Balcony£3595  
Middle DeckJunior Suite250 ft², Outside Balcony£4540  
Upper DeckBalcony Suite205 ft², Outside Balcony£3840  
Upper DeckJunior Suite250 ft², Outside Balcony£5040  
Upper DeckRoyal Balcony Suite315 ft², Outside Balcony£5140  
Upper DeckRoyal Panorama Suite325 ft², Outside Balcony£5340  
Jun 3Scenic DiamondBordeaux£3045SAVE £250Cabin Upgrades
Lower DeckStandard Suite160 ft², Fixed Windows£3045  
Middle DeckBalcony Suite205 ft², Outside Balcony£3695  
Middle DeckJunior Suite250 ft², Outside Balcony£4640  
Upper DeckBalcony Suite205 ft², Outside Balcony£3940  
Upper DeckJunior Suite250 ft², Outside Balcony£5140  
Upper DeckRoyal Balcony Suite315 ft², Outside Balcony£5240  
Upper DeckRoyal Panorama Suite325 ft², Outside Balcony£5440  
Aug 29Scenic DiamondBordeaux£3045SAVE £250Cabin Upgrades
Lower DeckStandard Suite160 ft², Fixed Windows£3045  
Middle DeckBalcony Suite205 ft², Outside Balcony£3695  
Middle DeckJunior Suite250 ft², Outside Balcony£4640  
Upper DeckBalcony Suite205 ft², Outside Balcony£3940  
Upper DeckJunior Suite250 ft², Outside Balcony£5140  
Upper DeckRoyal Balcony Suite315 ft², Outside Balcony£5240  
Upper DeckRoyal Panorama Suite325 ft², Outside Balcony£5440  
Sep 5Scenic DiamondBordeaux£3145SAVE £250Cabin Upgrades
Lower DeckStandard Suite160 ft², Fixed Windows£3145  
Middle DeckBalcony Suite205 ft², Outside Balcony£3795  
Middle DeckJunior Suite250 ft², Outside Balcony£4740  
Upper DeckBalcony Suite205 ft², Outside Balcony£4040  
Upper DeckJunior Suite250 ft², Outside Balcony£5240  
Upper DeckRoyal Balcony Suite315 ft², Outside Balcony£5340  
Upper DeckRoyal Panorama Suite325 ft², Outside Balcony£5540  


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