Taste of Bordeaux With AMA Waterways

Travel to France’s legendary wine capital, Bordeaux. Iconic châteaux, timeless vineyards and delicious wine tastings are plentiful as you visit Libourne, Blaye, Bourg, Pauillac and Cadillac. This trip is a must for anyone interested in the best of French culture, lifestyle, wine and food.

Meet Your Host: Edwin Buchholz


Ed Buchholz, the founder and former owner of UNIGLOBE Carefree Travel Group is the travel friend you’ve been searching for. With over 75 cruises under his belt (he has hosted more than 12) he is your go-to guy for absolutely anything about travelling by sea. He and his wife, Karen, have been happily married for 42 years and are passionate about travel, golf, wine and so much more. Join him onboard AMA Waterway's Dolce for an amazing cruise featuring French culture, lifestyle, wine and food this October. 🛳. 

Cruise Itinerary: 

October 13 - Bordeaux


October 14 - Bordeaux to Libourne

Scenic cruising

Saint-Émilion excursion and Grand Cru Classé wine tasting

OR Saint-Émilion Excursion

OR Château de Vayres

OR Saint-Émilion bike tour and wine tasting

October 15 - Libourne to Blaye

Bastide town and market visit

OR Fronsac wine tasting

OR Château Boutinet hike with wine and tapas tasting

Free Evening in Blaye

October 16 - Blaye to Bourg

Citadel visit

OR Blaye bike tour towards Les Etauliers

OR Blaye to Bourg bike tour

Bourg walking tour, Carriage Museum and WWII Petrol Cistern

Exclusive wine festival

October 17 - Pauillac

Medoc Grand Cru Classé wine tasting and scenic vineyard tour

OR Lynch Bages Village visit & local specialties tasting

OR Soulac-sur-Mer excursion

October 18 - Cadillac

Roquetaillade Castle with Sauternes wine tasting

OR Roquetaillade and Cadillac visit

OR Sauternes wine tasting

OR Cadillac bike tour

October 19 - Bordeaux

UNESCO city tour and market tasting

OR Bordeaux bike tour

Bordeaux Cite du Vin visit

OR Bassins de Lumières show

Illuminations cruise

October 20 - Bordeaux




Cruise Pricing


About AmaDolce

Ship Amenities

AMAWATERWAYS owns and operates the newest, most state-of-the-art fleet of river cruise vessels in Europe. Since its debut in 2002, the line has redefined European river cruising with innovations that have set new standards in the industry. Their vessels feature an array of amenities specifically designed for comfort, convenience and luxury on the great waterways of Europe.

The latest high-tech features onboard:

Bicycles: Each ship has plenty of bicycles onboard which can be used by passengers, free of charge, to explore the small towns. Most regions offer well-maintained bicycle paths along the river.

Wellness Area: Located in the aft area of the Violin Deck, this generously designed space includes a glassed-in fitness room, massage and beauty salon; the aft lounge with modern wicker furniture and French doors to enjoy the fresh river air.

Elevator: Each ship has an elevator, which very few river cruise ships feature. The elevator reaches four different levels: the Restaurant level (1), the Staterooms on the Cello Deck (2), the Lobby and Panorama Lounge (3) and the Staterooms on the Violin Deck (4).

Infotainment Systems: Every stateroom is equipped with monitor, keyboard with Internet access, English language TV stations, a large movie selection and numerous music programs. Our satellite telephone system allows you to call home for a nominal fee.

Stateroom Amenities:

·         All outside staterooms with French Balconies or Fixed Windows at 170 sq. ft.

·         All staterooms have AmaWaterways’ exclusive Infotainment system, including complimentary Internet access, first run Hollywood movies and music library

·         Flat-screen Televisions with local and satellite channels

·         In room safe, hair dryer, ample closet space and direct dial telephone

·         Hotel-style white on white, plush bedding and terry bathrobes

·         Complimentary bottled water replenished daily

·         Individually controlled air-conditioning

·         Our extra spacious Jr. Suites are 255 sq. ft. with French Balconies and Floor-to-ceiling Windows

·         Suites have an enhanced sitting area with couch, mini bar and large bathroom with separate bathtub

Junior Suites: Although rarely found on European river cruise ships, Junior Suites aboard our ships are extra spacious at 255 square feet. They feature a comfortable sitting area with a sofa and two chairs, floor-to-ceiling windows with French balconies and luxurious, extra spacious bathrooms with bathtubs and showers. The suites sell quickly, so early reservations are recommended.

Restaurant Features:

Main Dining Restaurant - offering Western cuisine as well as regional specialties using locally sourced ingredients

The Chef’s Table Restaurant - a specialty restaurant, which serves as an intimate dining alternative to the main restaurant. It features a view of the chef as he prepares an array of delicious dishes for your gastronomic pleasure

Complimentary unlimited fine wine, beer, soft drinks and specialty coffees with lunch and dinner, plus sparkling wine at breakfast



Does this sound like your ideal escape?  Reach out to our team to book your getaway today! 

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Conditions apply. Valid on travel booked through Uniglobe Travel. All advertised prices include or disclose taxes & fees. Prices and offers are valid for new bookings only. Air only prices are per person for return travel in economy class unless otherwise stated. Package, cruise, tour, rail and hotel prices are per person, based on double occupancy for total length of stay unless otherwise stated, and are applicable for the departure date listed at the advertising deadline. Pricing that includes airfare is valid only for the departure gateway listed. Airport transfers to/from the hotel may not be included and are supplier and destination specific. Some packaged travel products for certain destinations may include flight connections at an additional cost ($). Taxes & fees due during travel or in destination are additional and may include, but not limited to, local car rental charges & taxes, one-way car rental drop fees which are to be paid upon arrival, resort fees & charges, tour ‘kitty’ or local payment, airline baggage fees, departure taxes, and cruise gratuities. Prices are for select departure dates and are accurate and subject to availability at advertising deadline, errors and omissions excepted, and subject to change without notice by the supplier. Advertising deadline: May 25, 2022. For full terms & conditions please speak with a Uniglobe Travel consultant.

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