(regional flights may be available on request)
Upon arrival, transfer to your luxurious Scenic Space-Ship for your 10 night all-inclusive river cruise (D)
Freechoice: This afternoon, visit Roquetaillade Castle. Founded by Charlemagne, it’s one of the region’s most impressive historic sites. Alternatively, visit a truffle farm and sample the delicious regional delicacy, or visit a Lillet wine producer. (B,L,D)
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 Lafaurie Peyraguey. Alternatively, enjoy a 12-kilometre roundtrip hike from Cadillac to the village of Loupiac. (B,L,D)
Freechoice: Travel the scenic Médoc wine route and discover why this region is viewed as the world’s leading red wine producer. Afterwards, sample the region’s finest at a local estate. Alternatively, cycle through the region to a grand château and sample delicious wine produced on the estate, or learn about the traditional craftmanship of barrel making with a local cooper.
Enrich: Set in the spectacular surrounds of the Médoc countryside, Château d’Agassac is the venue for your unforgettable dinner and evening classical concert. (B,L,D)
Enjoy a relaxing morning on board as you cruise into the beautiful 13th century port of Libourne. You’ll be invited to a blind wine tasting, for the opportunity to enjoy the complexities of the different varieties.
Spend the afternoon in the nearby town of Saint-Émilion, a visual feast and the jewel of this ancient wine-growing region. You’ll explore the underground catacombs of the Monolithic Church – a true trip highlight, before visiting the estate of Château de La Rivière for a cocktail and local tasting experience, including cheese, bread and charcuterie. (B,L,D)
Freechoice: Enjoy a Food of France presentation with your cruise director on board.
Freechoice: Enjoy a guided tour of Libourne and view its quaint 16th century town-houses and Gothic church, or travel by coach through the Pomeral region, famed for its delicious red wines, with the opportunity to visit one of its acclaimed estates for a wine tasting. Alternatively, take one of our on board e-bikes out for a cycle through the region, including a wine tasting, or visit a foie gras farm in Bergerac. (B,L,D)
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, see the sights by e-bike, as you 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 boutique hotel.
Back on board this afternoon, we’ve organised a Cheese of France experience, which we’ve matched with wines. (B,L,D)
Freechoice: Journey to Arcachon and join a walking tour, including a visit to the local markets, or take a tram to the Cité du Vin museum for a journey of wine discovery. If whisky is more to your taste, you can visit a local producer at Moon Harbour Whisky. Later, indulge in a tasting of fresh oysters with champagne, before your highlight dinner of seafood, sourced from Arcachon Bay. (B,L,D)
Freechoice: Spend a full day exploring the fortified town of Cognac, renowned for its production of fine brandy and, afterwards, enjoy a tasting at the acclaimed property of Rémy Martin. Alternatively, visit the Carriages Museum inside Bourg Castle and discover the unique collection of horse-drawn vehicles on display. (B,L,D)
Freechoice: Stroll through the charming Citadel of Blaye, or take a more active walk through the town. Alternatively, join a 30-kilometre roundtrip cycle along the Captain’s Road, which is named in honour of the WWI captains who chose to purchase their homes along this beautiful stretch of waterway in the early 20th century. Or, explore the stunning beauty of the fairytale Château de La Roche Courbon. This fortified castle was originally built in the 15th century and is surrounded by magnificently manicured gardens. (B,L,D)
After breakfast, disembark the ship (B)
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* Prices shown are per person, based on two adults sharing a twin cabin and include all cruise offer discounts and savings.
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 11681) 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 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 miles each way, mainland addresses only. Additional mileage will incur a supplement. 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.
Champagne Gift Box is for bookings in Ocean View or above, based on one per booking and is for UK mainland addresses only. Offer ends 8.30pm 10th August 2020.View cruise line T&C's