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Global Morning News – Bordeaux Wine River Cruise

Posted on: September 19, 2023

Ever been to Bordeaux? If you have you will know that this is one of the best places for wine lovers. If you haven’t – now’s your chance with this special offer. But let’s look at a bit more of what you get when you do a wine cruise like this with AMAWaterways –

Amid a backdrop of Europe’s most regal castles, historic ruins and vineyard-laced hills, all the while tasting world-class wines sourced from the very spots you’re traveling through.

Wine hosts and sommeliers will share their passion for viticulture through discussions and wine tastings on board. On shore, the insightful Wine Host—always a professional winery owner, winemaker, wine instructor or certified sommelier from a renowned North American winery—will lead guests through discussions and wine tastings on board, accompanying you to local wineries and vineyards where you'll learn first-hand from regional European experts.

And all of this comes at no extra cost. Whether you are a wine novice or a self-described oenophile with your own home wine cellar, this is the perfect chance to indulge in one of the world’s most perfect trifectas: travel, wine and elegant cuisine. From romantic cities to foodie havens, AmaWaterways will bring you into the very heart of Europe’s most exciting and legendary vineyards.

As with all of our itineraries, you can further enliven your senses by indulging in complimentary Special Interest Tours with local guides. Enjoy the perfect blend of visits to vineyards with excursions to nearby landmarks and destination hotspots

Along the way, tempt your increasingly refined palate with a glass of locally produced wines depending on your chosen itinerary—wines such as Moscatel de Favaios, Vinho Verde, Beaujolais, Reisling, Côtes du Rhône, Hermitage, Châteauneuf-du-Pape, Grüner Veltliner, Sauvignon blanc, Pinot blanc and Pinot d’Alsace will be among either your favorite varietals or new flavors to which you will be introduced.

Our Wine Cruises also offer a smorgasbord of exciting epicurean tours designed for travelers who relish the idea of honing their culinary skills.

A signature experience available on all of our itineraries, you’ll also be treated to unlimited, hand-selected local wines during every onboard lunch and dinner. These change daily and are paired with locally-inspired menus.

Doesn’t that sound like fun? You will be a wine expert by the time you get back. When I went on my Bordeaux river cruise we also went to one of the Cognac houses. We had a visit to the distillery and were warned not to take any photos because the flash could ignite very easily and burn the place down!!

We have a special sale on right now and you can enjoy this experience – Book by September 29, 2023 and save 20%

AmaWaterways Taste of Bordeaux Wine River Cruise

Duration: 7 Nights
Price: $5,264 CAD per person
Departure Date: March 14, 2024
BOOK BY SEPT 29, 2023 AND SAVE 20% - COMPARED TO $6,509 CAD per person


  • 7 night river cruise round trip from Bordeaux France
  • French Balcony stateroom
  • Prepaid gratuities and wifi
  • All onboard dining in a variety of venues
  • Unlimited fine wine, beer and soft drinks with lunch and dinner
  • Unlimited sparkling wine with breakfast
  • Sip & Sail Cocktail Hour with complimentary wine, beer, spirits and soft drinks
  • Immersive tours in every destination
  • Taxes and port charges
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