Cruising French Countryside

This fall one of our lucky agents took some time off, packed her bags, and headed for Bordeaux! The plan? Board a Scenic River Cruise that would spend 11 days meandering through the wine valleys of France’s countryside.

Kelly boarded the 160 passenger Scenic Diamond and made her way through Bordeaux, Garonne, Cadillac, Dordogne, Libourne, Gironde, Pauillac and Blaye. It was a wine aficionado’s dream!

Aside from sipping amazing French wines and taking in the gorgeous scenery Kelly was able to participate in a myriad of shore excursions including a visit to Remy-Martin’s house, a number of stops at wineries and their chateaus for wine tastings, and they even managed to scale some sand dunes in Arcachon!

Onboard Kelly was well taken care of by Scenic’s attentive staff, (and impressive Butler Service!). She never tired of the views and spending time on the upper deck which was perfect for sitting and relaxing.

Kelly’s room had a small balcony – perfect for 2 people to enjoy the lovely views up the river banks.

The food was fantastic – and very French inspired as one might expect! There was fresh seafood, perfectly cooked beef, and beautifully designed plates that were enjoyed every day.

For Kelly, the highlights of this trip were clear:

1) Cycling tours throughout the countryside
2) Wine tasting
3) Dinner at famous Chateaus
She was more than satisfied with all the amazing food and the great all-inclusive beverages, accommodations, tours, and entertainment. And the Butler Service wasn’t a bad treat either! For Kelly, this was an unforgettable once in a lifetime experience.

If you’d like to hear more about Kelly’s experience on Scenic, or if you would like help booking your River Cruise escape, contact or your favourite Lloyds Travel Agent!
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