Discover the best of the Bordeaux region and immersing yourself in the delightful chateaux and scenery of the Loire Valley
- 3 nights Paris hotel
- 7 night cruise Bordeaux roundtrip aboard APT
- 2 nights Tours hotel
- 1 night Versailles
- All meals while cruising
- Complimentary Beverages (excluding French Champagne, premium spirits & selected wines)
- Expert APT Cruise Director
- All-inclusive sightseeing, including the option to choose from up to 15 different travel experiences in a range of locations with Freedom of Choice sightseeing.
- Room service and complimentary laundry for select suites
HOT BONUS: COMPANION FLY FREE
(Flights are additional)
7 Night Cruise sailing from Bordeaux roundtrip aboard AmaDolce.
Day 1 Bordeaux, Embark Ship
Embark your ship, docked on the Garonne River. Enjoy a Welcome Reception as anticipation builds for the trip ahead.
Stay: Seven Nights: an Aria River Ship
Day 2 Cadillac
ROYAL SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE
Tonight, visit Château de Cazeneuve, once home of the Kings of Navarre. Be greeted by the current owners who are descendants of the original owners. Enjoy a private tour of the lovingly restored interior, before sitting down to dinner in the impeccable Grand Salon, while enjoying the music from a three-piece band.
FREEDOM OF CHOICE™
Today perhaps tour Cadillac before exploring Saint-Macaire. Alternatively, visit Sauternes where you’ll tour two historic châteaux then try the region’s famous dessert wine.
Day 3 Pauillac
On a visit to one of the few remaining family-owned cooperages in the famous Médoc region, you’ll get to see how wooden wine barrels are produced and learn the fascinating secrets of this time-honoured craft. Afterwards, indulge in a wine tasting led by your very own oenologist.
Take in the stunning sights as your ship threads its way along the Gironde estuary, which cuts alongside the historic vineyards of Aquitaine. Later this evening, enjoy a Gala Welcome Dinner on board your river ship.
Day 4 Blaye, Bourg
FREEDOM OF CHOICE™
After your tour of Blaye, perhaps travel to Cognac for a tour and a tasting at a French cognac house or sail to the town of Bourg and take a walking tour.
Discover the town of Blaye, then choose your sightseeing activity.
Day 5 Libourne, Saint-Émilion
In Saint-Emilion, head to the underground Monolithic Church, then visit the cellars of Les Cordeliers. Afterwards, you will then delight in a wine tasting.
Day 6 Libourne, Bordeaux
FREEDOM OF CHOICE™
Perhaps join a guide for a tour of Bergerac to discover the wonderfully restored Old Town. Another option is to tour Libourne and visit a caviar estate.
Choose your activity today, then enjoy the Captain’s Farewell Dinner tonight.
Day 7 Bordeaux
Take in the sights of Bordeaux on a tour.
Day 8 Disembark Ship, Bordeaux
Terms and Conditions
Prices are correct as at 09 May 17. Prices are per person (NZD), twin share. Prices based on EUBCPP14: 23 Apr 18 (Cat. E). ALL OFFERS: All offers are available until 31 Aug 17, unless sold out prior. Limited suites/cabins/staterooms on set departures are available and are subject to availability. DEPOSITS & FINAL PAYMENTS: A first non-refundable deposit of $1,000 pp is due within 7 days of booking. A second non-refundable deposit of $2,000 pp is due by 31 Oct 17. Final payment due 100 days prior to departure. AIRFARE OFFERS: All offers are subject to availability of airline and booking class. Once class is sold out surcharges apply. Flights must be booked by APT. All airfare offers are in wholesale economy class with Singapore Airlines (W class) depending on routing (or another airline of APT’s choosing). Airfare offers are valid ex.AKL/WLG/CHC. COMPANION FLY FREE: Passengers must be travelling on the same flight. Flights are based on wholesale airfares in economy class (W class) with Singapore Airlines depending on routing (or another airline of APT’s choosing) with air taxes up to $200 for one person. CRS040617-APT