Cruise the Wine Regions of Bordeaux, April 9-16, 2020
Uncork local traditions, savour intense flavours and enjoy palate-pleasing adventures during an AmaWaterways Wine Cruise journey along Garonne and Dordogne Rivers!
In honour of our 2020 featured country, France, the Vancouver International Wine Festival has partnered with Expedia Cruise Ship Centers to curate an unique river cruise through Bordeaux wine regions. Net proceeds from the cruise will help support Bard on the Beach. Expedia Criuse Ship Centers generously donated a balcony stateroom to this cruise for the 2019 Bacchanalia Gala Live Auction, which proved to be the most successful item that evening, raising $16,000 for Bard!
Cities & Sights
Bordeaux * Libourne * Saint-Émilion * Blaye * Bourg * Pauillac * Cadillac
There’s no more fitting starting point for this sailing than Bordeaux, an undisputed wine capital. Enjoy exquisite tastings just as unforgettable as the wines you’ll sip. Visit the renowned vineyards of Saint-Émilion, Pauillac and Libourne, discovering timeless wine-making traditions, and visit the Bordeaux Wine Museum, a spectacular sensory experience with the power to turn even the most hesitant wine drinkers into connoisseurs.
Renowned Wine Expert and Author Paul Wagner has been an instructor for Napa Valley College’s Viticulture & Enology department for the past 23 years, and for 10 years was a regular columnist for Vineyards & Winery Management Magazine. He is a highly regarded guest lecturer at universities throughout the world on wine business, communications, wine and wine marketing, and in 2007 he co-authored Wine Marketing & Sales, Success Strategies for a Saturated Market, an internationally award winning wine book. In 2009 he was honored with a “Life Dedicated to Wine” award at the Feria Nacional del Vino (FENAVIN) in Spain, and is a founding member of the Academy of Wine Communications. With Rick Kushman, he hosts Bottle Talk with Rick and Paul, a weekly podcast on wine recorded at Capital Public Radio.
Your Wine Cruise Exclusive Events
• Three wine dinners featuring award-winning cuisine
• Four educational wine seminars led by your host, Paul Wagner
• Special tours and tastings at local wineries and private cellars
• Learn about winemaking in renowned vineyards
Included with Your Fare
• 7 nights deluxe accommodation in river view stateroom
• Unlimited wine, beer and soft drinks with lunch and dinner on board
• Fine dining at The Chef’s Table and Main Restaurant
• Sip & Sail Cocktail Hour
• Captain’s Gala Dinner and Cocktail Reception
• Exclusive Wine Cruise features including tastings, tours and discussions
• Complimentary Wi-Fi access on board
• A variety of guided shore excursions in every port
• Complimentary bicycles and helmets
Book by September 30 and save!
Cruise price per person, starting from
$3,599 $3,349 US
$4,391 $4,091 CAD
Optional land extensions available
Pre-cruise 2 nights Bilbao & 2 nights San Sebastian from $1,200 US pp | $1,464 CAD pp
Post-cruise 2 nights Loire Valley & 1 night Paris from $1,200 pp US | $1,464 CAD pp
Terms & Conditions: All rates are per person in USD/CAD for cruise only, based on double occupancy in a Category E stateroom. To upgrade to a higher category, please ask for details. Rate reflects US$250/ CAD$300 savings off cruise fare per person for new bookings made by March 31, 2019. Unless explicitly stated that single supplement is waived, solo travelers in a double occupancy stateroom must pay an additional single supplement amount before receiving any discounts. Offer is not combinable with any other promotions/discounts, limited to availability, capacity controlled and subject to change or termination without notice. Port charges, optional land programs, airfares, and gratuities are additional. Other restrictions apply. AmaWaterways reserves the right to revise any errors on the flyer; itinerary subject to change. Registration as a seller of travel does not constitute approval by the State of California. AmaWaterways CST#2065452-40. V19JAN29SI