Visit world-class vineyards and learn the art of French cooking as you explore the highlights of this beautiful region of southwest France
With world-class vineyards around every corner and delicious
dishes at every turn, Bordeaux is a true paradise for lovers of
food and wine. Here you can spend your time tasting clarets at some
of the region's most famous vineyards, wander the cobbled streets
of historic villages, and indulge your appreciation of fine French
On this seven-night all-inclusive river cruise, you'll wind your
way through the picturesque Médoc wine region, visiting exceptional
traditional wineries and charming châteaux.
You'll be joined by a very special guest, the celebrated French
chef, Raymond Blanc, who'll host an interactive cooking
demonstration of some of his favourite dishes and answer your
questions in a Q&A session.
Setting off from Bordeaux, you'll discover the UNESCO-listed
citadel in Blaye, explore the mysterious underground catacombs of
Saint-Émilion, see Libourne's Gothic church, and cycle through the
rolling vineyards of Sauternes.
Among the excursions are visits to several vineyards and elegant
châteaux wine estates, where you can take part in wine tastings and
learn about the wine-making process. You can even learn the art of
French cuisine in Scenic Culinaire, the ship's onboard cookery
classes, so you can learn how to recreate the tastes of Bordeaux in
your own kitchen. You'll visit a local food market with a Chef to
pick out produce to use in your class.
You'll be travelling in style on board the luxurious Scenic
Diamond, with sparkling marble interiors, chic furnishings,
first-class suites, delicious food and a range of extravagant
facilities to make your cruise truly memorable.