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Celebration of Wine Cruise


Dive into the heart of French charm in Bordeaux, where romantic strolls and the allure of red wine await. Journey from lush vineyards to the heart of winemaking, tasting some of Bordeaux's best along the way. Wander through the corridors of time at the majestic Roquetaillade Castle and Château Boutinet, where history meshes with elegance. Find serenity in the old-world charm of Saint-Émilion and the breezy vibes of Soulac-sur-Mer. Whether you're exploring Bordeaux’s cobblestone lanes or cycling through scenic hills, every moment is tailored to your taste. Embrace Bordeaux’s vibrant culture and rich flavors, and carry home memories that your taste buds – and your heart – won't soon forget.


Exclusive Celebration of Wine Experience

Each of our Celebration of Wine River Cruises is hosted by an enthusiastic wine professional who leads you through tastings and interactive discussions, accompanies you on select shore excursions to vineyards and cellars, and helps curate a special food and wine pairing dinner on board. Guided by their passion and expertise, you’ll delight in discovering one of the world’s most perfect blends: travel, wine and elegant cuisine.

Sip, Sail & Savor!

  1. Bilbao, Spain (optional)
  2. Bilbao, Spain (optional)
  3. Bilbao - San Sebastian (optional)
  4. San Sebastian, Spain (optional)
  1. Bordeaux
  2. Bordeaux - Libourne
  3. Libourne
  4. Blaye - Bourg
  5. Cussac Fort Medoc
  6. Cadillac
  7. Bourdeaux
  8. Bordeaux (Disembarkation)
  1. Loire Valley/ Amboise (optional)
  2. Amboise (optional)
  3. Amboise - Paris (optional)
  4. Paris - Return Home (optional)

At a Glance

Day One

Arriving in Bordeaux is like stepping into a living postcard, where the fusion of classical charm and vibrant street life greets you at every turn. The air is rich with the anticipation of adventure and the subtle notes of world-renowned wine, inviting you to explore its historic streets and waterfront. As you settle in, the town's elegance and warmth promise the perfect prelude to the river cruise awaiting you, setting the tone for a journey of exquisite discoveries.
It's Embarkation day!
Board the stunning AmaDolce and settle in before getting acquainted with your fellow travelers at a welcome cocktail reception hosted by the ship's captain.

Welcome to Bordeaux

Day Two

Welcome to 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.

  • Saint Emilion Excursion & Wine Tasting
  • Saint Emilion Cycling and Wine Tasting


Day Three

Stroll through the colorful, open-air market, tasting some of the region’s specialties. Or, you can get your heart pumping by venturing deeper into town by hiking through one of Libourne’s renowned vineyards.

  • French Market Visit with Tasting
  • Ancient Watermill Visit & Breadmaking Workshop
  • Countryside Hike with Wine Tasting


Day Four

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 along a former railway. Later in the day, you can choose to bike from Blaye through the idyllic French countryside to Bourg. Or, in the ancient village of Bourg, take a walking tour and visit the Carriage Museum, which houses a wonderful collection of horse-drawn vehicles, and the World War II Petrol Cistern. Towards the evening, 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.

In Blaye:
  • Citadel Visit
  • Blaye Cycle Tour
  • Blaye to Bourg Cycle Tour
In Bourg:
  • Bourg Walking Tour & Carriage Museum Visit
  • Exclusive Bourg Wine Celebration Festival

Blaye - Bourg

Day Five

Cussac-Fort-Medoc is a peaceful commune in southwestern France and your 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 Léoville Barton or Château Léoville Poyferré for a tasting of Grand Cru wines. More active guests can hike through the vineyards of Château Margaux and taste local specialties. Alternatively, you may enjoy a drive along the coast 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.

  • Medoc Grand Cru Classe Wine Tasting & Scenic Vineyard Tour
  • Margaux Vineyards Hike & Local Specialties Tasting
  • Soulac-sur-Mer Excursion


Day Six

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 Château de Rayne Vigneau or Château 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.

  • Sauternes Wine Tasting & Roquetaillade Castle
  • Cadillac & Raquetaillade Visit
  • Cadillac Cycle Tour


Day Seven

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.


Day Eight

Disembarkation Day

For some of you, the journey ends here. But if you've chosen to extend your stay in France, you are in for a treat! Disembark the ship and transfer to Tours for free time for lunch before arriving in the Loire Valley, where you will check in to your Amboise hotel.

Enjoy an evening on your own in Amboise!


Limited Time Special Offers

Early Booking Discount - Save $200 per person
Choose One Of These Vacation Packages for FREE
  • 2-Nights Bilbao, Spain and 2-Nights San Sebastian, Spain Pre-Cruise
  • 2-Nights Loire Valley and 1-night Paris CDG Post-Cruise

Reduced Airfare starting at $899, economy

Book by June 30, 2024 to take advantage of 4 exclusive offers!

Complimentary Pre-Paid Gratuities

Extend Your Vacation with a Complimentary Land Package

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Enjoy Four Nights in Spain's Basque Region pre-cruise
When you book by June 30, 2024

Embark on a captivating 4-night stay in Spain's Basque Region, starting in Bilbao where the avant-garde Guggenheim Museum beckons with its cutting-edge art, while the Old Town charms with its lively pintxo bars and medieval streets. Indulge in the Basque culinary scene, sampling pintxos paired with Txakoli wine, and immerse yourself in the vibrant nightlife. Continue your journey to San Sebastian, a gastronomic paradise by the Bay of Biscay, where you'll delight in a culinary exploration of pintxos and local delicacies. Amidst visits to cultural landmarks like the San Telmo Museum and leisurely strolls along La Concha Beach, let the region's warmth and hospitality envelop you, leaving you with lasting memories of art, culture, and exquisite cuisine.

Bilbao & San Sebastian, Spain

Go ahead and stay a while... it's on us!

  • Visit the town of Guernica
  • Bilbao “A City of Contrasts” walking tour and introduction to tapas
  • Guggenheim Museum tour
  • Evening walking tour of Old Town San Sebastian
  • City by the Bay of Biscay tour
  • Visit the French Basque town of Bayonne


Or choose 2 nights in the Loire Valley, and one night in Paris post-cruise...on the house!

Embark on a four-day journey through the enchanting Loire Valley, where you'll immerse yourself in the grandeur and history of France's regal châteaux. Begin with the ethereal Château de Chenonceau, renowned as the "Women's Castle," before delving into the legacy of Leonardo da Vinci at the Château du Clos Lucé. Explore the architectural splendor of the Château d’Amboise, where da Vinci found his final resting place. On day four, travel towards Paris, stopping to marvel at the immense Château de Chambord and the illustrious Château de Blois, offering insights into the intrigues of French royalty. Conclude your journey with a transfer to your accommodation at Charles De Gaulle Airport, carrying with you memories of unparalleled elegance and historical richness.

Amboise & Paris (airport)


  • Château de Chenonceau, Du Clos Lucé and Château d’Amboise
  • Scenic Loire Valley Drive
  • Chateau de Chambord Visit
  • Chateau de Blois Visit

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What's Not Included

August 28 - September 4, 2025

Cabins with French Balcony from - $6098 pp, double occupancy

Deluxe Suites from - $7798 pp, double occupancy

River view cabins (window) from - $4699 pp, double occupancy

Airfare. Ask about our reduced airfare from $899, Economy

Travel Insurance


Premium spirits

Port charges of $231 per person

Airport transfers, unless you purchase your flight from AmaWaterways

Personal Expenses

Professional tour manager escort both onboard and during land packages

Internet & WiFi access

Sun deck and pool

Fitness room and wellness coach onboard to lead classes for all levels of ability

Bottled water in your cabin replenished daily

Daily entertainment and cultural performances

Award-winning dining

Beer, wine and soft drinks with lunch and dinner

Sip and Sail cocktail hour with complimentary beer, wine, spirits and soft drinks

Complimentary lite fare and refreshments served in the main lounge daily

Immersive tours in each location

Guided hikes and cycling and bicycles onboard for your independent use

And more!

What's Included In This Journey?

What's Included

*Rates do not include port charges of $231 per person.
Not interested in taking advantage of the free land package offer? Ask us about discounted cruise only rates.

Rates include complimentary land package, early booking bonus and prepaid gratuities!

Itinerary is subject to change. For the most up-to-date information, please refer to the itinerary schedule provided with your final documents.

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