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12 Days Wine Tasting & River Cruises in France

12 Days Wine Tasting & River Cruises in France

  • Paris - Cadillac - Bourg - Libourne - Loire Valley

Culinary and Wine Tours France

This cruise will make its debut in Paris and continue on to Bordeaux, reaching Loire Valley. Come and experience a luxurious lodging on AmaDolce ship and indulge in the French cuisine. Plenty of activities sea-shore will allow you to taste some of the most famous wines Bordeaux has to offer. Learn more about French culture by visiting unique chateux and some of France's main cities.

Highlights

  • Panoramic tour of Paris
  • Vineyard visits and wine tastings
  • Experienced and enthusiastic tour guides
  • Admission to all the attractions on the itinerary
  • Tasty French meals along the way
  • 11 nights accommodation
  • Guided excursions
  • 12 days with instruction
  • English
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You will stay in the AmaDolce cruise boat, in double occupancy rooms. The AmaDolce made its debut in 2009. It features luxurious staterooms, most with French balconies, and includes spacious marble-appointed bathrooms, showers and multi-jet shower heads; plus, complimentary internet access and first-run Hollywood movies.

The main lounge is a stunning yet comfortable public space and exhilarating backdrop for meeting your fellow guests and enjoying nightly entertainment. A fitness room with sauna, walking track and whirlpool, plus a beauty salon will refresh the body while the river views and incomparable service sweeten the soul.The staterooms on AmaDolce vary from suite to six different categories you can choose from.

Begin with a two-night stay in Paris, the magical city of light, and enjoy a panoramic tour of the citys top sights. Continue on to Bordeaux, the capital of Aquitaine in southwestern France and one of the worlds undisputed wine capitals. Youll discover stately chteaux, abundant vineyards, and stunning scenery as you sail along the Garonne River and its surrounding estuaries, calling upon port cities like Cadillac, Bourg, and Libourne. Enjoy tastings of some of the regions most distinguished wines and visit notable sights before concluding your journey with a three-night stay in the Loire Valley.

Day 1 - Arrival in Paris

  • Arrive in Paris and settle in for your 2-night stay.

Day 2 - Paris

  • Enjoy a guided tour of the city of lights and spend the afternoon at your leisure.

Day 3 - Bordeaux

  • Take a TGV train to the region of Bordeaux and board your lovely AmaDolce cruise.

Day 4 - Sauterne

  • Cruise to Cadillac and visit the Sauterne region.

Day 5 - Pauillac

  • Today, you will enjoy visiting Pauillac, known for the famed Medoc AOC.

Day 6 - Blaye and Bourg

  • Cruise to Blaye and Bourg where you will see a 17th-century citadel.

Day 7 - Libourne

  • Today, your cruise will bring you to the wine-making capital, Libourne.

Day 8 - Libourne

  • Today, you can tour the magnificent Chateau dMontaigne or visit the countryside, before continuing sailing on to Cuzbac.

Day 9 - Bordeaux

  • You can choose to see the elegant port city of Bordeaux on a walking tour or go on a tour of Cognac region.

Day 10 - Tours

  • Disembark your ship in Bordeaux and continue on to Tours.

Day 11 - Amboise

  • Today, you will visit Amboise where you can tour the Chateau d'Amboise and the Chateau du Close Luce.

Day 12 - Departure from Paris

  • Your cruise and tour came to an end, so it will be time for you to fly home.

Garonne River cruise

Loire Valley

Paris panoramic tour

Vineyards visits with wine tastings

This cruise will take place in France, visiting Paris, Bordeaux, Cadillac, Bourg, Libourne, and Loire Valley.

Activities
  • Cycling nearby
  • Fitness center
  • Massage
  • Sailing
  • Sauna
  • Shopping
  • Wine tasting / tour
General
  • Air-conditioned public areas
  • Air-conditioned rooms
  • Balcony
  • In-room safe
  • Lobby
  • Lounge
  • Mini bar
  • Restaurant
  • River
Services
  • Beauty salon
  • Free bicycle
  • Free bottled water
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Hair dryer
  • Hair salon
  • Internet access
  • Tour assistance

Gourmet dining on the AmaDolce restaurant brings you sophisticated and outstanding cuisine with delightful, attentive service. The fine regional cuisine is prepared under the direction of gold medal-winning chefs from Chane des Rtisseurs. Savor culinary masterpieces and free-flowing local wines at dinner, while surrounded by Europes heartland.

Ask Affinity Group Tours expert guides for cultural landmarks to visit in your free time

Enjoy a cup of local coffee

Relax on board

Search for the perfect souvenir

Visit the cities on your own

As you sail through Europes most beautiful and tranquil scenery, take the opportunity to pamper yourself. AmaDolce has an expert hair stylist, masseuse, and beauty therapist at your disposal for the duration of the cruise. Nestled in a peaceful corner of the ship, next to a well-equipped fitness center, the massage, beauty, and hair salon offers a variety of treatments using only the finest products available. Pamper your body and rejuvenate your spirit while youre on board.

  • 11 nights accommodation
  • A few tasty meals along the way
  • Admission to all the attractions on the itinerary
  • Ground transportation in and around our destination
  • Guided excursions
  • Vineyards visits and wine tastings
  • Airfare
  • Departure and airport taxes and fees
  • Laundry
  • Luggage fees
  • Meals and beverages other than those included in itinerary
  • Other services not listed
  • Passport, visa, and custom fees
  • Personal items including phone calls
  • Room service
  • Travel insurance