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Date
November 2 − 13, 2022
Length
12 days
Pricing from Toronto
$8,209 - $11,729 CAD*
Pricing from Winnipeg
$8,409 - $11,929 CAD**
Activity Level
Moderate

Sail into the heart of the world’s greatest wine regions and immerse in French history, culture, cuisine and vintages. Follow the Garonne to the Gironde estuary past picture-perfect French countryside, fairytale châteaux, medieval towns, towering castles, open-air markets and legendary vineyards. Explore at leisure, by bicycle or on foot, meeting local wine makers and indulging in unforgettable wine tastings, local specialties and even an exclusive wine festival. Discover Bordeaux, Libourne, Blaye, Bourg, Pauillac and Cadillac and the rolling hills, fruit orchards and regal history of the Loire Valley. Explore Leonardo da Vinci’s last home and follow in the footsteps of kings and queens as you treat your palate and your eyes at every turn.

CAA Member-exclusive benefits:

  • $25 CAD Beverage card
  • $100 USD Shipboard credit
  • 50 CAA Dollars®^
  • 25% savings on CAA Travel Insurance

Daily Itinerary

Day 1

Depart from Toronto or Winnipeg to Bordeaux

Day 2

Bordeaux − Upon arrival, transfer to the pier and board the AmaDolce for a 7-night Taste of Bordeaux river cruise

Day 3

Libourne − Excursions: Saint-Émilion & Grand Cru Classé wine tasting or Saint-Émilion excursion or Château de Vayres or Saint-Émilion bike & wine tasting

Day 4

Blaye − Excursions: Bastide town & market visit or Fronsac wine tasting or Château Boutinet hike with wine and tapas tasting

Day 5

Bourg − Excursions: Citadel visit or Blaye bike tour towards Les Etauliers or Blaye to Bourg bike tour

Day 6

Pauillac − Excursions: Medoc Grand Cru Classé wine tasting & scenic vineyard tour or Lynch Bages Village visit & local specialties tasting or Soulac-sur-Mer excursion

Day 7

Cadillac − Excursions: Roquetaillade Castle with Sauternes wine tasting or Roquetaillade and Cadillac visit or Cadillac bike tour

Day 8

Bordeaux − Excursions: UNESCO city tour, Wine Museum & market tasting or Bordeaux bike tour and Bordeaux Cite du Vin visit or Bassins de Lumières show

Day 9

Amboise − Disembark the ship and transfer to Loire Valley. Remainder of the day at leisure

Day 10

Amboise − Visit three of the Loire Valley’s regal château: Château de Chenonceau, Château du Clos Lucé and Château d’Amboise B

Day 11

Paris − Depart for Paris. En route, visit Château de Chambord and Château de Blois. Upon arrival in Paris, check in to the airport hotel B

Day 12

Transfer to the airport for the return flight to Toronto or Winnipeg B

B - Breakfast

The breathtaking beauty of France's wine regions.

Rich in history and awash with nature, follow your palate along chateaux-lined rivers and tree-lined roads to Frances's Bordeaux region and Loire Valley.

Package Includes

Travel accessories
• Airfare from Toronto or Winnipeg to Bordeaux and return from Paris to Toronto or Winnipeg

• 7-night Taste of Bordeaux river cruise on-board the AmaDolce

• Shore excursion in every destination

• Onboard meals and entertainment as per cruise itinerary

• Pre-paid cruise gratuities

Post-cruise tour:
  - 2-night stay in first-class accommodation in Amboise
  - Breakfast daily
  - Sightseeing and entrance fees as per itinerary
  - Local English-speaking guides
  - Hotel porterage of 1 suitcase per person

• Destination transfers

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