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Chandler Hill Wine Cruise

On board the beautiful AmaDolce
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Nights Aboard

5/4/2023 – 5/11/2023

Please join the Chandler Hill Wine Cruise in Bordeaux for a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity full of custom experiences and exclusive winery visits.  This epicurean food and wine paired cruise will include a wine paired dinner, wine tasting events, and so much more.   Stops include Liborne with a visit to St Emilion, Pauillac home of some of the world’s most iconic Permier Crue Classe’ wineries like Chateau Lafite Rothschild, Chateau Mouton Rothschild and Chateau Margeaux, and Cadillac known for their Sauternes wines as well as the French city known as the “little Paris” Bordeaux which is the world wine capital.  Space is extremely limited and is expected to sell out quickly.  

$1000 per cabin deposit due when booked.

Due to the nature of this exclusive charter and the custom experiences, final payment due August 1, 2022

Travel insurance is highly recommended and we will send you a quote once you are booked.

Itinerary

*Daily plans may be altered due to river levels, docking space and to accommodate our exclusive tours and tastings.

Embark the ship for your Taste of Bordeaux cruise. (D)

Take in the romance of Bordeaux as you pass iconic sights on a scenic morning cruise. Later in the day, dock in Libourne, a gateway to one of Bordeaux’s most elite wine regions. Join an excursion to Saint Émilion, known for its celebrated vineyards, and while here, explore the monolithic church carved out of one piece of limestone rock, and then go under the church to discover its catacombs and caves. Afterwards, enjoy a Grand Cru Classé wine tasting at either Château de Ferrand or Château de Pressac. Alternately, you can enjoy an excursion to Saint-Émilion solely to discover more of the small historic town. If you prefer a more active adventure, pedal through the vineyard-rich countryside to Saint-Émilion and then to Château Soutard for a Grand Cru Classé wine tasting. You can also choose to tour the magnificent Château Vayres, one of the most prestigious historic buildings of Aquitaine. (B,L,D)

Stroll through the colorful, open-air market, tasting some of the region’s specialties. You can also choose to enjoy a tasting of local wines from one of the beautiful wine estates in the Fronsac region. Or, you can get your heart pumping by venturing deeper into town by hiking through one of Libourne’s renowned vineyards. Later in the day, set sail for Blaye, where you’ll enjoy an evening at your leisure. (B,L,D)

Once in Blaye, you can join a tour of its 17th-century citadel, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. For a more active excursion, take a bike ride around Blaye. Later in the day, you can choose to bike from Blaye through the idyllic French countryside to Bourg. While in the ancient village of Bourg, take a walking tour and visit the Carriage Museum, which houses a wonderful collection of horse-drawn vehicles. Later in the day, experience the hospitality of this charming medieval village with an exclusive wine festival. Meet the local wine growers and taste the fruits of their labors as well as enjoy live French music and dancing. (B,L,D)

Pauillac, a lovely village on the Left Bank of the Gironde Estuary, is gateway to the famed Médoc region, renowned for producing some of the world’s finest Bordeaux wines. You will see some of the most beautiful and famous wine estates, including Château Latour, Château Mouton Rothschild, Château Lafite Rothschild and Château Pichon Longueville. You’ll then visit either Château Gruaud Larose or Château Léoville Poyferré for a tasting of Grand Cru wines. Alternately, you can visit Lynch Bages, a quaint wine estate and village, followed by a wine and local specialties tasting. Or, enjoy a coast drive to Soulac-sur-Mer where you’ll see unique sights, such as the Statue of Liberty and the Cordouan lighthouse known to be the oldest in France. (B,L,D)

Visit the impressive Castle of Roquetaillade, an amazingly preserved masterpiece of medieval military architecture owned by the same noble family for 700 years and travel to the Sauternes wine region to either Chateau de Rayne Vigneau or Chateau Guiraud to taste the highly prized golden-hued sweet wines produced here. For those wishing to explore more of the history on the decadent castles, you can enjoy a visit to the Roquetaillade castle and Cadillac castle. Or, pedal through the charming town of Cadillac for a guided bike tour. (B,L,D)

The breathtaking capital of the wine world, Bordeaux is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and classified as a “City of Art and History.” You’ll have an opportunity to experience much of the rich culture and architecture on a city tour followed by a visit to the famed indoor Les Halles de Bacalan market for a tasting of local specialties to please the palate. Bike enthusiasts will wish to join a tour along the city’s amazing network of bicycle paths. Depending on your interests, you have a choice from three excursions in the afternoon. Enjoy a visit to the immersive and interactive Bordeaux Wine Museum, housed in an awe-inspiring building. Alternately, be treated to a spectacular sound and light show, Les Bassins des Lumières. Or, explore the enriching city of Bordeaux at your own leisure. In the evening, enjoy a spectacular illumination cruise, gazing at the iconic structures of Bordeaux as they glow against the night sky. (B,L,D)

Disembark the ship and prepare for your flight home. (B)

Deck Plan

Accomodations

Included

Cruising on an AMAWATERWAYS’ vessel provides many things included in the fare that are additional cost items with our competitors. 

  • Accommodation during the cruise  
  • All gourmet meals onboard (Early Riser Coffee and Croissants, a Rich Breakfast, a Festive Lunch, Afternoon Tea & Coffee with Cake, Cookies & Sandwiches and a Multi-Course Dinner;  
  • Free Flowing Red and White Wine from the local regions, Unlimited Beer or Soft Drinks for lunch and dinner
  • Complimentary Sip & Sail ” menu cocktail hour offering a selection of beverages on five evenings- one hour before dinner(Captain’s Receptions the other two nights)
  • Captain’s Welcome Champagne Reception and Gala Dinner and Captains Farewell Champagne Reception and Gala Dinner plus several Theme Dinners
  • Choice of dining options at no additional cost including the main dining salon and an intimate Chef’s Table Restaurant where the Chef prepares the meal in person
  • Free Coffee, Tea, Ice-Water and Ice-Tea are included all day. Cappuccino, Latte and Espresso can be requested free of charge during all meals! Complimentary coffee & tea station available 24 hours.
  • Bottled water, fluffy bathrobes and slippers are provided free of charge in each cabin
  • Use of the Heated Whirl Pool on the Sun Deck and use of the indoor fitness equipment free of charge
  • Use of the Bicycles and helmets onboard free of charge
  • Complimentary use of the internet onboard (via flat-screen TV & keyboard in each stateroom and wireless in our two lounges)
  • Complimentary In-Cabin Movies
  • Every AmaWaterways vessel is equipped with an elevator; however, please check the deck plan to see if it goes to the lowest passenger deck and kindly note that none service the Sun Deck
  • Daily live piano music in the Lounge during Afternoon & Tea Service as well as after dinner;
  • Our daily shore excursion program during the cruise with English speaking guides. Use of our Quiet vox headsets is also included at no additional cost.
  • Services of our professional English-Speaking Cruise Director

    Additional Options and Charges

    Port charges of $210 per person and Gratuities of $157 per person are additionally charged.

    Payment

    Convenient Payment Plan

    $500 per person deposit due when booked

    Final Payment due by August 31, 2021

    Solo Traveler Savings

    Guests traveling solo can book most stateroom categories on the Chandler Hill Wine Cruise without paying double fees. Ask for details!

    Booking

    Call today to reserve your cabin!

    866-499-4074

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