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AMA WATERWAYS - 2016 Taste Of Bordeaux Cruise

 
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14 Days - Spend 2 nights in Paris, followed by an enchanting
7-night cruise roundtrip from Bordeaux, ending with
2 nights in the Loire Valley and 1 night in Paris.



 
2016 Departures and Prices Per Person in USD
Ship
Start
Cruise
Start
City
Cruise
Only
Cruise
& Land
23 March
Bordeaux $2,899 $4.399
06 April
Bordeaux
$3,199 $4,699
13 April
Bordeaux
$3,299 $4,799
27 April
Bordeaux
$3,599 $5,099
04 May
Bordeaux
$3,599 $5,099
25 May
Bordeaux
$3,699 $5.199
01 June
Bordeaux
$3,699 $5.199
08 June
Bordeaux
$3,699 $5.199
22 June
Bordeaux
$3,699
$5,199
29 June
Bordeaux
$3,599
$5,099
13 July
Bordeaux
$3,599
$5,099
20 July
Bordeaux
$3,599
$5,099
03 August
Bordeaux
$3,599
$5,099
10 August
Bordeaux
$3,599
$5,099
24 August
Bordeaux
$3,799
$5,299
31 August
Bordeaux
$3,899
$5,399
14 September
Bordeaux
$3,899
$5,399
28 September
Bordeaux
$3,899
$5,399
12 October
Bordeaux
$3,599
$5,099
26 October
Bordeaux
$3,399
$4,899
09 November
Bordeaux
$3,099
$4,599
16 November
Bordeaux
$3,099
$4,599

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Single price: 50% of Twin price. A+ & Suites
Junior Suite:
100% of Twin price

Single Supplement for Land: USD $700 per person

Port charges of USD $168 per person

Important: Dates, prices & itineraries for 2015 sailings are subject to change 

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Rates, additional charges and conditions are subject to change, and to
currency fluctuation, without notice - Errors and Omissions Excepted

Cabin Upgrades per person in US Dollars
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The above prices are per person in Category E in a deluxe outside stateroom with window,
To upgrade to a higher category, add the following amount per person
Category Deck Stateroom
E Piano Fixed Window
D Piano Fixed Window  
C Violin & Cello French Balcony
B Violin 7 cello French Balcony
A Violin French Balcony
A+ Violin French Balcony
Suite Violin French Balcony
Please Note: Please select bedding configuration at the time of booking.
The choices are: Choice A: Two twin beds | Choice B: One large bed (larger than queen size)

 
TASTE OF BORDEAUX CRUISE

Included in your Amadeus Waterway Cruise
Begin with a two night stay in Paris, the magical "City of Light," and enjoy a panoramic tour of the city's top sights. Continue on to Bordeaux, the capital of Aquitaine in Southwestern France and one of the world's undisputed wine capitals. You'll discover stately chateaux, abundant vineyards and stunning scenery as you sail along the Garonne River and it's surrounding estuaries, calling upon port cities like Cadillac, Bourg and Libourne. Enjoy tastings of some of the region's most distinguished wines and visit notable sights before concluding your journey with a three night stay in the Loire Valley.

  • 2 nights hotel in Paris at the Pullman Montparnasse (or similar), including daily buffet breakfast
  • Transfer to Bordeaux via High-speed TGV train
  • 7 nights deluxe cruise accommodation in an outside stateroom - most staterooms offer French balconies
  • Entertainment on demand in all staterooms featuring free high-speed internet access, hit Hollywood movies, extensive music library and English language TV stations
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi access on board
  • Terry bathrobes and white-on-white plush bedding in all staterooms
  • Fine dining with all meals included during your cruise
  • Multiple dining venues
  • Unlimited red and white wines from France's great wine regions, beer and soft drinks with every lunch and dinner on board
  • Bottled water in every stateroom replenished daily
  • Cocktail Reception, Welcome Dinner and Captain's Gala Dinner
  • Special highlights including lectures, theme dinners, cooking demonstration, onboard music performances and afternoon/evening piano music
  • Services of a professional Cruise Manager; English speaking staff on board
  • Non-smoking environment (smoking permitted on Sun Deck only)
  • Shore excursions in every port with personal headset included
  • Bicycles to explore on your own and guided bicycle tours
  • 2 nights hotel in the Loire Valley, including daily buffet breakfast
  • 1 night hotel in Paris near Charles de Gaulle Airport (or surrounding area) including buffet breakfast
  • Transfers between hotel and ship are included with the purchase of cruise and land package airport transfers are included with the purchase of airfare from AmaWaterways
      
     

DAILY PROGRAM FEATURES

( See here for Cruise Only Daily Program )

Day 1
Arrive in Paris France

Day 2 PARIS
check-in to your hotel. The balance of the day is yours to start exploring this beautiful city.

Day 3 PARIS
This morning, you'll see some of the most famous sights in the City of Light on a guided tour. Spend the remainder of the day exploring the world-class museums, beautiful architecture and local culture on your own. (B)

Day 4 PARIS - BORDEAUX - EMBARKATION
Check out of your hotel in the morning, and board a TGV high-speed train that will take you straight to the legendary land of wine blends and monumental architecture Bordeaux. Arrive at your luxurious ship, where you will gather this evening for a Welcome Dinner. (B,L,D)

Day 5 CADILLAC
Arrive this afternoon in Cadillac, a region renowned for its sensational white wines. You have your choice of two tours today. The first option is a visit to the Sauternes wine region, where you'll taste the highly sought-after sweet wines made here. As an alternative, you can choose to see the historic Roquetaillade Castle, a fortress which was initially built in the 10th century by Charlemagne as his army advanced toward the Pyrenees. This evening, the ship departs for Pauillac. (B,L,D)

Day 6 PAUILLAC
Today, you will enjoy a tour of the lovely village town on the Left Bank of the Gironde estuary known as Pauillac. Situated in the famed Medoc AOC (appellation d’origine controlee, a government controlled destination of origin which signifies where grapes are grown), Pauillac's gravelly soils are renowned for producing some of the world’s finest Bordeaux wines - especially those made from the Merlot grape variety. You'll be able to dabble in local blends this afternoon at an authentic Medoc wine tasting. Return to the ship for a wonderful dinner, and then spend the evening as you please we will be docked in Pauillac overnight. (B,L,D)

Day 7 PAUILLAC - BLAYE - BOURG
Take in the riverside scenery this morning as we make our way from Pauillac to Blaye. North of Bordeaux, this small town is best known for its red wine and historic significance. Today, you'll be able to enjoy an excursion to the city's 17th century citadel - a UNESCO World Heritage Site - which was built by famous military engineer Major Vaubon. From the top of this famous fortress, you can admire fantastic views of the impressive Gironde estuary. Return to the ship for a delicious lunch and prepare for an afternoon in Bourg. Ideally situated at the confluence of the Dordogne and Garonne, this historic village still lives inside medieval walls. Built during Roman times and later fortified by the English, it is filled with rich architectural tradition. Here, you'll be able to see the home of legendary French corsair, Jean Bart. The ship will remain overnight in Bourg. (B,L,D)

Day 8 BOURG - LIBOURNE
This afternoon, you'll arrive in the wine-making capital, Libourne. Two of Bordeaux's most elite wine regions are very close by - St. Emilion and Pomerol. First, you will have the unique opportunity to savor exquisite blends during a tasting at a cave in St. Emilion, an old historic village known for its picturesque architecture and historic vineyards that were first introduced to the land by the Romans. Afterwards, enjoy a panoramic tour of the celebrated landscapes in Pomerol. The ship moors overnight in Libourne. (B,L,D)

Day 9 LIBOURNE - CUBZAC - BORDEAUX
Start your adventure today with a tour of the magnificent Chateau D'Montaigne, a stunning 14th century castle which was the family residence of the philosopher, Michel de Montaigne. As an alternative you can visit a well-preserved local bastide town which was fortified during medieval times. We also offer an optional tour for guests to explore the flavors of Bergerac, a wine-growing region in the southern part of the Dordogne department that is home to 13 AOCs. Return to the ship for lunch as we cruise to Cubzac. This old town near the Dordogne once served as a watchtower during the Middle Ages and contains many historic treasures. While here, you'll taste wines from the Cotes de Bourg region. We sail to Bordeaux this evening where we will dock and indulge in a spectacular Farewell Dinner with your Captain. Later on, take in the brightly-lit sights on an illuminations cruise of this magical city. (B,L,D)

Day 10 BORDEAUX
Today you'll see the elegant port city of Bordeaux on foot. The breathtaking capital of the wine world is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and, with over 360 historic monuments within its borders, it is also classified as a City of Art and History. You'll have an opportunity to experience much of the rich culture and architecture here, including a tasting at the wine museum. An optional tour will also be available for those who wish to see Cognac, a place best-known for its unique, double-distilled spirit and six prominent AOCs. Tonight, the ship will stay in Bordeaux. (B,L,D)

Day 11 BORDEAUX - DISEMBARKATION - LOIRE VALLEY
Disembark your ship in Bordeaux and continue your journey to Tours, France. Experience this charming city in the Loire Valley, which offers the best of French lifestyle with medieval streets teeming with art, history, lovely gardens and tasty cuisine. You'll have free time to stop at a lively restaurant or market for lunch on your own, and then take a walking tour. Transfer to your hotel in Amboise to check in this afternoon. (B)

Day 12 AMBOISE
This morning, you'll tour the spectacular Renaissance style Chateau d'Amboise. Its extravagant residences, gardens, and Gothic chapel belonged to several French kings in the past. You'll also discover Chateau du Close Luce, Leonardo da Vinci's last home. This is where he completed some of his most famous works, like The Mona Lisa, The Virgin and Child with Saint Anne, and the Saint John the Baptist. You'll have free time to use as you please and have lunch, followed by an afternoon tour of the stunning, river-crossing chateau and village Chenonceaux. (B)

Day 13 AMBOISE - PARIS
Check out of your hotel this morning before you visit the astoundingly massive Chateau de Chambord. Located at the heart of Europe's largest enclosed wooded park, its 156 meter facade, 426 rooms, 77 staircases and 282 fireplaces make this the largest castle in Loire Valley. Next, marvel at the residence of seven kings and ten queens of France during your tour of the famous Chateau de Blois. Enjoy free time for lunch this afternoon, and then take a train to Paris and check into your hotel. (B)

Day 14 PARIS
Enf of Cruise. (B)

CRUISE ONLY PROGRAM FEATURES

Day 1 BORDEAUX, FRANCE - EMBARKATION
Welcome to Bordeaux, where you'll board your luxurious river cruise. Meet your fellow passengers this evening during a delectable Welcome Dinner. (D)

Day 2 CADILLAC
Arrive this afternoon in Cadillac, a region renowned for its sensational white wines. You have your choice of two tours today. The first option is a visit to the Sauternes wine region, where you'll taste the highly sought-after sweet wines made here. As an alternative, you can choose to see the historic Roquetaillade Castle, a fortress which was initially built in the 10th century by Charlemagne as his army advanced toward the Pyrenees. This evening, the ship departs for Pauillac. (B,L,D)

Day 3 PAUILLAC
Today, you will enjoy a tour of the lovely village town on the Left Bank of the Gironde estuary known as Pauillac. Situated in the famed Medoc AOC (appellation d'origine controlee, a government controlled destination of origin which signifies where grapes are grown), Pauillac's gravelly soils are renowned for producing some of the world's finest Bordeaux wines especially those made from the Merlot grape variety. You'll be able to dabble in local blends this afternoon at an authentic Medoc wine tasting. Return to the ship for a wonderful dinner, and then spend the evening as you please we will be docked in Pauillac overnight. (B,L,D)

Day 4 PAUILLAC - BLAYE - BOURG
Take in the riverside scenery this morning as we make our way from Pauillac to Blaye. North of Bordeaux, this small town is best known for its red wine and historic significance. Today, you'll be able to enjoy an excursion to the city's 17th century citadel a UNESCO World Heritage Site which was built by famous military engineer Major Vaubon. From the top of this famous fortress, you can admire fantastic views of the impressive Gironde estuary. Return to the ship for a delicious lunch and prepare for an afternoon in Bourg. Ideally situated at the confluence of the Dordogne and Garonne, this historic village still lives inside medieval walls. Built during Roman times and later fortified by the English, it is filled with rich architectural tradition. Here, you'll be able to see the home of legendary French corsair, Jean Bart. The ship will remain overnight in Bourg. (B,L,D)

Day 5 BOURG - LIBOURNE
This afternoon, you'll arrive in the wine-making capital, Libourne. Two of Bordeaux's most elite wine regions are very close by St. Emilion and Pomerol. First, you will have the unique opportunity to savor exquisite blends during a tasting at a cave in St. Emilion, an old historic village known for its picturesque architecture and historic vineyards that were first introduced to the land by the Romans. Afterwards, enjoy a panoramic tour of the celebrated landscapes in Pomerol. The ship moors overnight in Libourne. (B,L,D)

Day 6 LIBOURNE- CUBZAC- BORDEAUX
Start your adventure today with a tour of the magnificent Chateau D'Montaigne, a stunning 14th century castle which was the family residence of the philosopher, Michel de Montaigne. As an alternative you can visit a well-preserved local bastide town which was fortified during medieval times. We also offer an optional tour for guests to explore the flavors of Bergerac, a wine growing region in the southern part of the Dordogne department that is home to 13 AOCs. Return to the ship for lunch as we cruise to Cubzac. This old town near the Dordogne once served as a watchtower during the Middle Ages and contains many historic treasures. While here, you'll taste wines from the Cotes de Bourg region. We sail to Bordeaux this evening where we will dock and indulge in a spectacular Farewell Dinner with your Captain. Later on, take in the brightly lit sights on an illuminations cruise of this magical city. (B,L,D)

Day 7 BORDEAUX
Today you'll see the elegant port city of Bordeaux on foot. The breathtaking capital of the wine world is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and, with over 360 historic monuments within its borders, it is also classified as a City of Art and History. You'll have an opportunity to experience much of the rich culture and architecture here, including a tasting at the wine museum. An optional tour will also be available for those who wish to see Cognac, a place best-known for its unique, double-distilled spirit and six prominent AOCs. Tonight, the ship will stay in Bordeaux. (B,L,D)

Day 8 BORDEAUX - DISEMBARKATION
Your cruise comes to an end as you prepare for your homeward flight. (B)

 


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