Board the Eurostar at London St. Pancras Train Station for your Premier Class journey to Bordeaux, France (other train stations and flight options are available at no extra cost)
Upon arrival, transfer to the luxurious Scenic Diamond for your 10 night cruise. (D)
Cruise in style into Libourne. You’ll spend the afternoon in Saint-Émilion, a visual feast and the jewel of this ancient wine growing region. You’ll also explore the underground catacombs of the Monolithic Church (B, L, D)
★Sundowners: Celebrate the 2,000 year history of wine by enjoying a glass of wine at the exclusive estate of Château de la Riviere. As the vines glow red and gold at sunset, explore the spectacular property or be mesmerised by a local artist painting the stunning landscape using paint made from the wine grown on this very estate
★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 (B, L, D)
★Freechoice: Travel the scenic Médoc wine route today. Afterwards, sample the region’s finest red wine at the Château Gruaud-Larose estate, or cycle to a local Château, for a wine tasting
★Enrich: Château d’Agassac is truly enchanting. Soak in the ambiance of this magnificent property as live musicians perform classical masterpieces exclusive to Scenic guests (B, L, D)
Enjoy picturesque cruising today and develop your cooking skills in Scenic Culinaire. Tonight, local entertainers perform live for your exclusive enjoyment (B, L, D)
★Freechoice: 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. Or visit Roquetaillade Castle, one of the region’s most impressive historic sites. Alternatively, visit a truffle farm and sample this delicacy, or perhaps enjoy a 12km roundtrip hike from Cadillac to Loupiac (B, L, D)
★Freechoice: Shop with a Chef at a local food market and cook up a storm in Scenic Culinaire. Or enjoy a guided tour, or cycle the historic regions of Bordeaux. Enjoy a special dinner on board showcasing regional delicacies before an illuminations cruise on the Garonne River. A fabulous local soloist will perform live tonight (B, L, D)
★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 why not stay on board and enjoy a fabulous Mademoiselle de Margaux chocolate and wine pairing event. Alternatively, take a local tram to Cite du Vin museum and enjoy an interactive journey of wine discovery (B, L, D)
★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 Cognac. Afterwards, enjoy a tasting at the acclaimed property of Rémy Martin (B, L, D)
★Freechoice: Stroll through the charming Citadel of Blaye, or join a 30 kilometre roundtrip cycle along the Captain’s Road. Dine in style at the Captain’s farewell dinner on board this evening (B, L, D)
Bordeaux is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and it offers everything from breathtaking views and picturesque locations, to incredible museums and churches. Its current shape and form with the classical and neoclassical buildings was heavily influenced by the Age of Enlightenment during the 18th century.
Transfer to the station for your return Premier Class journey to London aboard the Eurostar (other train stations and flight options are available at no extra cost) (B)
Beautiful Bordeaux 5★ All-Inclusive River Cruise Launch
Located on the Sapphire and Diamond Decks they feature a full-length outdoor balcony with the exclusive Sun Lounge system and are larger than the standard river cruise cabins on Europe’s rivers.
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19m2 /205ft2. Located on the Sapphire and Diamond Deck with full length outdoor balcony and spacious Scenic Sun-Lounge with even more room to relax. Stay on the Diamond Deck and have access to additional services that will add to the luxury of your time on board. Suite features and services: Luxury queen size slumber bed Scenic Sun Lounge Marble bathrooms Pillow menu Complimentary mini bar Mac-mini infotainment system Complimentary movies on demand In room safe Hairdryer, alarm clock, telephone International power sockets L’Occitane bathroom amenities Luxury bathrobe and slippers Nordic walking sticks Butler service Complimentary laundry concierge Shoeshine service Early morning tea/coffee service Beverage service in your private suite Exclusive to Diamond Deck: Complimentary daily pressing for two pieces of clothing Exclusive invitation to Table La Rive Private Captain’s cocktail party Priority dining reservations
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These spacious Suites (250ft²), located on the Sapphire and Diamond Decks, have a private full-length balcony and elegant en-suite bathrooms featuring a large vanity basin, bathtub with shower above.
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Single Balcony Suites are located on the Jewel Deck with large picture windows to ensure a great view. They have a spacious design and clever layout alongside all the usual luxurious amenities and furnishings.
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Standard Suites are located on the Jewel Deck with large picture windows to ensure a great view. They have a spacious design and clever layout alongside all the usual luxurious amenities and furnishings.
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47m2 /510ft2. Our opulent collection of Royal Suites are spacious and feature wrap-around views. Suite features and services: Luxury queen size slumber bed Scenic Sun Lounge Marble bathrooms Pillow menu Complimentary mini bar Mac-mini infotainment system Complimentary movies on demand In room safe Hairdryer, alarm clock, telephone International power sockets Upgraded bathroom amenities Luxury bathrobe and slippers Nordic walking sticks Butler service Shoeshine service Early morning tea/coffee service Exclusive to Diamond Deck: Unlimited complimentary laundry service Daily delivery of fruit skewers in the afternoon Daily delivery of canapés and petit fours Complimentary bottle of Laurent Perrier Brut (750ml) Morning delivery of newspapers Beverage and meal service in your private suite Packing and unpacking your luggage €100 per cabin on board credit Private transfers in Europe* Exclusive invitation to dine at Table La Rive Private Captain’s cocktail party Priority dining reservations
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These Suites on the Diamond Deck are the ultimate in luxury with more space (315ft²), impeccable service, thoughtful touches, an outdoor balcony, lounge area and an oversized bathroom.
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At 325ft², and at the rear of the Diamond Deck, enjoy panoramic views of the breathtaking passing scenery through floor to ceiling windows across two walls of the cabin.
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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. Every Scenic French river cruise begins aboard one of the company’s custom-built Space-Ships the Scenic Sapphire or Diamond, so named for their spacious guest cabins, dining, and entertaining areas. Each of these four-deck Scenic Space-Ships includes numerous dining and sightseeing areas, as well as a lounge and bar area that offers panoramic views. Additionally, guests can soak up the rays at the top-deck swimming pool or retreat to the wellness center, which is equipped with a fitness area, beauty salon, and massage rooms. These ships are also noteworthy for their luxury suites, which are outfitted with sun lounges, 32-inch high-definition TVs, and complimentary wireless internet access. Bolstering our exquisite French fleet upon their re-launch, Scenic Sapphire and Diamond will be completely rebuilt to reflect the same level of luxury offered by our newest Scenic Space-Ships. We’ve considered everything when redesigning these much-loved vessels, seeking out the very finest materials and most innovative technologies to ensure these Space-Ships afford the very best travel experience on the majestic waterways of France. One of the main highlights of these updated vessels however, is the all-new one-bedroom Royal Owner’s Suites. A first for the Scenic Space-Ship fleet, these huge 47 square meter suites are the biggest ever offered on European waters, and boast a vast living space, perfectly proportioned bedroom, en-suite bathroom and full-length balcony — not to mention all of the exquisite luxuries for which we are so regularly applauded. Complete with all of the opulent finishing touches for which Scenic is universally celebrated, Scenic Sapphire and Diamond will be transformed upon emerging from the shipyard ahead of the 2017 season. As well as opulent design touches, each vessel will also receive a host of new features and amenities, including a vitality pool, gym, spa and, for the first time ever, a private cooking area where guests can participate in our new cookery courses, Scenic Culinaire. Couple these sumptuous design changes with our time-tested and truly exceptional service, and a river cruise aboard Scenic Sapphire and Diamond promises the journey of a lifetime. The vessels will cruise a selection of French rivers in 2017, including the Seine, Rhône and Garonne, transporting guests in complete comfort and elegance on these enchanting waterways.Ship info Deck plans
Booking conditions of Scenic Tours UK Limited (ATOL 9294) and Reader Offers Limited Agency terms of business apply. Savings and fares are based on one adult in a room and may increase or be withdrawn at any time. Offers apply to new bookings only. Ports may require a tender. Eurostar options may operate indirect and may require a change of stations, transfers between stations not included. Regional and premium class flights may incur supplementary costs and may require an additional overnight stay. Tours are subject to change and may not be suitable for guests with mobility restrictions. Unlimited drinks are subject to the cruise lines T&Cs. WIFI cannot be guaranteed and is subject to T&Cs. Chauffeur Service is based on two adults sharing, up to 75 each way, mainland addresses only and is tiered depending on grade booked. 5★ relates to the cruise element only. Meals are included as stated: B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner. Cruise Miles T&Cs apply. E&OE.
John Lewis vouchers are for Ocean Views and above on sailings of 7 nights or more, tiered depending on grade booked, for UK mainland addresses only and for bookings made by 8:30pm 30th June 2019.View cruise line T&C's