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The 2023 5★ Beautiful Bordeaux River Cruise

From £3,639pp

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Complimentary Private UK Chauffeur Service*

All Shore Excursions Included*

Complimentary Drinks & Included Gratuities*

Super Early Bird Savings*


Cruise Overview

  • Duration 10 nights
  • Departs 01 Jul 2023
  • Sails from Bordeaux, France
  • Ship Scenic Diamond
  • Flights and transfersYes
  • Cruise code ‍1885329
  • Voyage code ‍BOD

Your Itinerary

Chauffeur transfer

Private UK Chauffeur from your home address to the airport or train station in style Sat 01 Jul 2023

Chauffeur transfer

Your COMPLIMENTARY Private UK Chauffeur will transfer you to the airport or train station in style

Fly from London

Fly from London to Bordeaux, France Sat 01 Jul 2023

Fly from London

(no-fly option also available at no extra cost)

Place de la Bourse Bordeaux

Bordeaux, France Sat 01 Jul 2023

Place de la Bourse Bordeaux

Transfer to your luxurious Scenic Space-Ship for your 10 night all-inclusive river cruise (D)

Place de la Bourse Bordeaux

Bordeaux - Saint-Emilion, France Sun 02 Jul 2023

Place de la Bourse Bordeaux

On board, try Scenic Culinaire for a French cooking class, or relax in the on board Salt Therapy Lounge.

Later, arrive in Saint-Émilion to take in all its beauty as well as explore the underground catacombs of the Monolithic Church – a true highlight (B,L,D)

Libourne, France

Libourne – Pauillac, France Mon 03 Jul 2023

Libourne, France

Freechoice: Enjoy a guided tour of Libourne or view the eclectic city of Bergerac.

Alternatively, explore the estate of Château de La Rivière with a wine tasting, or join a cycling tour through the region to the estate (B,L,D)

Medoc

Médoc, France Tue 04 Jul 2023

Medoc

Freechoice: Travel the scenic Médoc wine route and sample the region’s finest at a local estate. Or, cycle through the region to a grand château and sample delicious wine produced on the estate

Enrich: Château d’Agassac is truly enchanting and is the venue for your unforgettable evening concert. Live musicians perform classical masterpieces for your exclusive enjoyment (B,L,D)

Cadillac, France

Pauillac – Cadillac, France Wed 05 Jul 2023

Cadillac, France

Cruise the Garonne River into Cadillac. Tonight, enjoy local entertainers who perform live in the Panorama Lounge for a night of entertainment (B,L,D)

Cadillac, France

Cadillac, France Thu 06 Jul 2023

Cadillac, France

Freechoice: Venture into the Sauternes region for a delicious wine tasting at the prestigious Château de Rayne Vigneau, or cycle through the rolling vineyards of Sauternes to the Grand Cru Classé estate of Lafaurie Peyraguey for a tasting

Freechoice: Visit Roquetaillade Castle and tour it with the family that now lives there. Or, visit a truffle farm and sample the delicious regional delicacy (B,L,D)

Place de la Bourse Bordeaux

Bordeaux, France Fri 07 Jul 2023

Place de la Bourse Bordeaux

Freechoice: Shop with a Chef at a local food market and cook up a storm in Scenic Culinaire. Or, enjoy a guided tour of Bordeaux or, cycle the historic regions of the city.

Back on board enjoy a tasting of fresh oysters delivered straight from the waters of Arcachon Bay

Enrich: During exclusive after hours access, enjoy a champagne welcome as you visit Les Bassins de Lumières, Bordeaux’s former submarine base which has been transformed into an impressive digital art installation (B,L,D)

Bourg

Arcachon – Bourg, France Sat 08 Jul 2023

Bourg

Freechoice: Journey to Arcachon and join a walking tour including a visit to the local markets, or stay in Bordeaux and visit the Cité du Vin museum or climb Dune du Pilat, Europe’s largest sand dune.

Tonight, enjoy a special dinner on board showcasing regional delicacies before an illuminations cruise on the Garonne River (B,L,D)

Cruises to Cognac, France

Cognac, France Sun 09 Jul 2023

Cruises to Cognac, France

Freechoice: Discover the Carriages Museum in the enchanting Bourg Castle.

Or, explore the town of Cognac, and afterwards, enjoy a tasting at the acclaimed property of Rémy Martin (B,L,D)

Blaye, France

Blaye – Bordeaux, France Mon 10 Jul 2023

Blaye, France

Freechoice: Enjoy a guided walking tour, or take a more active walk through the Citadel of Blaye.

Or, explore the stunning beauty of the fairytale Château de La Roche Courbon on a guided tour.

Alternatively, join a 30km roundtrip cycle along the Captain’s Road (B,L,D)

Place de la Bourse Bordeaux

Disembark the ship Tue 11 Jul 2023

Place de la Bourse Bordeaux

After breakfast, disembark the ship

Fly to London

Transfer to the airport for your flight to London Tue 11 Jul 2023

Fly to London

(no-fly option also available at no extra cost)

Arrive in London

Arrive in London Tue 11 Jul 2023

Arrive in London
Chauffeur transfer home

Private UK Chauffeur from the airport or train station to your home address in style Tue 11 Jul 2023

Chauffeur transfer home

Your COMPLIMENTARY Private UK Chauffeur will be awaiting your arrival to transfer you home in style

What's included *

  • Super Early Bird Savings - Pay in FULL 12 Months prior to departure to receive these fares
  • FREE Private UK Chauffeur Service for ALL bookings up to 75 miles each way
  • FREE premium branded beverages all day, every day
  • Butler service for all guests
  • Room service for all suites
  • Fully re-stocked mini-bar daily, including snacks
  • Late night menu for night owls
  • Bottled water for all onshore excursions
  • All tipping and gratuities
  • Multiple dining options from casual to fine dining
  • Laundry concierge
  • Exclusive Scenic Tailormade GPS for self-guided touring
  • Authentic local entertainment
  • The freedom of e-bikes
  • Cruise Directors to guide and assist
  • Expert local guides
  • FREE Wi-Fi internet
  • Scenic Enrich – unforgettable and exclusive once-in-a-lifetime events
  • Scenic Freechoice – a choice of wonderful excursions and activities
  • Return economy flights from a choice of up to 16 regional airports (other regional flights may be available on request)
  • Alternatively choose the No-Fly Rail option: Other train stations and flight options are available at no extra cost
  • Plus, book an Ocean View or above by 8pm 15th December 2021 and receive a FREE Betty's Gift Bag

The 2023 5★ Beautiful Bordeaux River Cruise

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Royal Balcony Suite

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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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Private Deluxe Balcony Suite

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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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Balcony Suite

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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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Royal Panorama Suite

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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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Junior Balcony Suite

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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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Royal Balcony Suite

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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 Suite

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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 Suite

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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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Royal Owner's Suite

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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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The Ship - Scenic Diamond

  • Occupancy151
  • Tonnage2,721 tons
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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.

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  • Our ABTA membership & ATOL license protects all our package or tailormade holidays booked through ROL Cruise so you can book with confidence knowing you are fully protected
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  • Winners of more than 50 Cruise Awards over the last 5 years
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  • Customer satisfaction at 98% and a Feefo score of 4.9/5.
  • Expert staff with over 1,000 years of combined travel expertise offering 5★ service
  • Flexible Payment Options Available
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  • Key strategic partner with the major cruise lines
  • Voted The UK & Ireland's No.1 Ocean Cruise Specialist in TTG's 2020 Top 50 Travel Agencies Awards
  • Ambassadors representing us and guiding our customers onboard and at key locations on their holidays

Frequently Asked Questions about Scenic River Cruises

Does Scenic have a flexible cancellation policy?

Yes, Scenic Cruises does have a flexible cancellation policy. Scenic is allowing you to either defer your travel plans or transfer to an alternative Scenic sailing up to 60 days prior to departure, up until 31 December 2022.

Scenic cancellation fees will be waived and you will receive a refund of monies paid in form of a Future Cruise Credit to use on a future Scenic cruise.

This policy is applicable across all Scenic’s European and Southeast Asia river cruises (excludes Russia sailings).

Please note third party cancellation fees may apply. Further Cruise lines terms & conditions will apply.


Do I need a COVID-19 vaccine to travel aboard a Scenic cruise ship?

Yes, you will need to have both of your COVID-19 vaccinations with the last administered date at least 14 days prior to departure. Guests sailing on a 2021 departure will also be required to take a negative PCR test 72-hours prior to departing the UK. 


Last updated: 22.01.21

* Terms & Conditions

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Booking conditions of Scenic Tours UK Limited (ATOL 11681) and Reader Offers Limited Agency terms of business apply. Fares are per person based on two adults sharing and may increase or be withdrawn at any time. Offers apply to new bookings only. Preview itineraries are subject to change and may be amended for operational reasons such as high and low water. As such, the cruises may operate altered from that stated. No-fly Eurostar options may operate indirect, are subject to availability, and may require a change of stations, transfers between stations not included. Porterage is not included on rail or flight. Regional and Premium Class flights may incur supplementary costs and may require an additional overnight stay. Unlimited drinks are subject to the cruise lines T&Cs. Savings are based on two adults sharing. Tours are subject to change and may not be suitable for guests with mobility restrictions. Chauffeur transfers are based on two adults sharing and up to 75 miles each way. Additional miles can be purchased at a supplement. Super Early Bird savings are available when you pay in FULL at least 12 months prior to departure. 5★ relates to the cruise element only. Cruise Miles T&Cs apply. E&OE.

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