Wine and Romance (10 Days)

Cruise Line: Azamara Club Cruises
Southampton, United Kingdom to Lisbon, Portugal
Dates: 02 Sep 2020 - 11 Sep 2020

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DAY
PORT
ARRIVE DEPART
DAY 1
02 Sep 2020
Southampton, United Kingdom
5:00 PM
DAY 2
03 Sep 2020
Day-at-Sea
DAY 3
04 Sep 2020
Bordeaux, France
9:00 AM
DAY 4
05 Sep 2020
Bordeaux, France
9:00 PM
DAY 5
06 Sep 2020
St Jean-de-Luz, France
1:30 PM 9:00 PM
DAY 6
07 Sep 2020
Bilbao, Spain
8:00 AM 11:00 PM
DAY 7
08 Sep 2020
Gijón, Spain
9:00 AM 6:00 PM
DAY 8
09 Sep 2020
A Coruña, Spain
7:30 AM 5:00 PM
DAY 9
10 Sep 2020
Leixoes, Portugal
8:00 AM 4:00 PM
DAY 10
11 Sep 2020
Lisbon, Portugal
7:00 AM
Wine and Romance map

About the Ship

New Club Spa Suite
Azamara Pursuit

NEW SHIP COMING 2018! The new addition, the Azamara Pursuit, is comparable in size to the Azamara Journey and Azamara Quest. The ship will be updated similar to the renovations recently introduced on the Azamara Journey and Azamara Quest, bringing guests the experience of a boutique hotel at sea.

What's Included

Included

  • AzAmazing Evenings® event (on most voyages); Select standard spirits, international beers and wines; Gratuities;Bottled water, soft drinks, specialty coffees; Suites receive additional benefits.

Not Included

  • Premium Spirits; Bottles wine; Shore Excursions; Port taxes & fees

About Us

Award-winning Azamara Club Cruises® is known for authentic destination experiences and the friendly, club-like feeling onboard its two 690-passenger ships. With late or overnight stays on more than half of all port visits, Azamara guests enjoy richer local experiences.

Enjoy a Complimentary "AzAmazing Evenings" on almost every voyage. These unique evening events highlight the best of local culture and cuisine in stunning settings. Perhaps it will be an evening of French wines, cuisine and music at the gorgeous Le Hall de la Bourse in Bordeaux or a garden party under the stars at Villa Rufolo on the Amalfi Coast.

Insider Tip

Complimentary gratuities, select spirits, int'l beers & wines, bottled water & soft drinks, specialty coffees & teas, shuttle service to city center from port (where available) & butlers in suites.

Terms & Conditions

OUR PRICING & SAVINGS POLICY

Unless stated otherwise, all rates are per person, based on double occupancy, cruise only, in USD, and subject to availability. Rates may vary by ship, departure date, and stateroom category. All rates, savings offers and itineraries are subject to change without notice. Savings offers may be withdrawn at any time. Azamara reserves the right to correct any errors, inaccuracies or omissions and to change or update fares, fees and surcharges at any time without prior notice.

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Add-Ons

Shore Excursions

Bordeaux, France - 05 Sep 2020

Offered by: Découvertes Inc & Sarl - France
Location: Bordeaux, France
Length: 7 hours
Meals: Lunch
Recommended Ages: All Ages
Activity Level: Easy
Experience(s): Food & Wine
Bordeaux's wine with an expert

10.30: Be met at your hotel or cruise.


Start your day in the lounge of Vignobles & Châteaux located in Saint-Emilion where our Wine expert will provide you with a private wine lecture and tasting of micro cuvée Bordeaux wineries.


Culinary lunch at one of the best restaurant of the area (Michelin Stars) focused on food and wine pairing.


In the afternoon, private visit and tasting at one of the best Top winery of Saint-Emilion or Pomerol with discovery of their private cellars from the 13th century. Tour of the vineyard of Pomerol and Saint-Emilion and discovery of their soils. Exceptional tasting of vintages from the 70’s, 80’s or 90’s from famous properties of Bordeaux. A moment of history and understanding what Bordeaux wines are all about.


5.30: End of the tour.

Offered by: Découvertes Inc & Sarl - France
Location: Bordeaux, France
Length: 8 hours
Meals: Unknown
Recommended Ages: All Ages
Activity Level: Easy
Experience(s): Culture, History & Arts • Food & Wine • Sightseeing
Château Kirwan and Château Lynch Bages

9.00 am: Be met at the lobby of your hotel in Bordeaux or at your boat.


You can also visit the Château Kirwan*, - 3rd Grand Cru Classé in Margaux appellation - A walk through the history of the Château, with a tour of the winemaking process from the vine to the bottle. You’ll discover some of their most extraordinary vintages, including a 1966 Château Kirwan decanted following the rules of the art… Enjoy lunch at leisure. Continue this wine experience at Château Lynch Bages*, 5th Grand Cru Classé of the Pauillac appellation. The Lynch-Bages estate is located just outside the city of Pauillac, on one of the most beautiful gravely outcrops in the appellation. Lynch-Bages made primarily from Cabernet-Sauvignon and is famous for its fine bouquet and rich tannin, which becomes soft and delicious with age. Lynch-Bages is powerful with a lasting aftertaste. Along the scenic drive “Route des Châteaux” you can make various photo stops to discover the Château Lafite Rothschild in Pauillac Appellation, Cos d’Estournel in Saint Estephe Appellation and other wine estates.


5.00 pm: Go back to your hotel or at your boat.

Offered by: Découvertes Inc & Sarl - France
Location: Bordeaux, France
Length: 8 hours
Meals: Unknown
Recommended Ages: All Ages
Activity Level: Easy
Experience(s): Culture, History & Arts • Food & Wine
Château Lynch Bages and Château Giscours

9.00 am: Be met in the lobby of your hotel in Bordeaux, or at your cruise boat.


En route to the Medoc region visit and enjoy a wine experience, at Château Lynch Bages*, 5th Grand Cru Classé of the Pauillac appellation. The Lynch-Bages estate is located just outside the city of Pauillac, on one of the most beautiful gravely outcrops in the appellation. Lynch-Bages made primarily from Cabernet-Sauvignon and is famous for its fine bouquet and rich tannin, which becomes soft and delicious with age. Enjoy lunch at leisure.


Continue this wine experience at Château Giscours*. Giscours is rich in its history, dating back to very ancient fourteenth century. A dungeon was then overlooking a wild and inhospitable land. But all began in earnest 1552, when Pierre Lhomme, a rich draper from Bordeaux, bought the house noble "Guyscoutz" built a wide area and planted the first vines around this dungeon. The successors of the rich merchant knew then how to build this great building. In the nineteenth century, the Château has had his greatest transformations: transformation into a neoclassical palace, development of a park with rare species by Eugene Bülher, modernization of production tools with the construction of huge farm buildings, including the famous "Ferme Suzanne”... Since the beginning of 1995, the management is provided by Eric Albada Jelgersma, who immediately invested the renovation of the vineyard and farm buildings. He surrounded himself with a new team who now heads Margaux and in the continuity of generation’s growers who have made this area World famous Grand Cru.


5.00 pm: Drive back to Bordeaux and return to your hotel or at your boat.

Offered by: Découvertes Inc & Sarl - France
Location: Saint-Émilion, France
Length: 8 hours
Meals: Unknown
Recommended Ages: All Ages
Activity Level: Easy
Experience(s): Family Vacations • Sightseeing
Bordeaux and St-Emilion

9:00 am: Be met in the lobby of your hotel in Bordeaux, or at your boat.


Enjoy a guided visit of the city. On the left bank of the Garonne river, the prosperous city of Bordeaux, famous for its wines, prides itself on the preservation of its cultural heritage and offers a rich variety of hidden artistic treasures. Its 17th and 18th century private mansions are of particular interest.


Drive towards the spectacular village of St Emilion. Enjoy lunch at leisure in St Emilion. In the afternoon, have a walking tour of the village. For many, the name St Emilion conjures up the taste of rich red wines, but the town of St Emilion is worth a visit in itself. Elegant and cozy, it has lots of cobblestone streets, medieval buildings and romantic views. Most of the famous sites (including Europe's largest underground church) can be seen only as part of the excellent official tour. St Emilion is the oldest wine area in the Bordeaux region. The UNESCO organization recognized the great territory and put the site on the World Heritage List. St Emilion wines are considered the most robust of all the Bordeaux. They are generous, very colored, and reach their maturity quicker than other red Bordeaux.


5.00 pm: Drive back to your Hotel or to your boat.

Offered by: Découvertes Inc & Sarl - France
Location: Bordeaux, France
Length: 8 hours
Meals: Unknown
Recommended Ages: All Ages
Activity Level: Easy
Experience(s): Culture, History & Arts • Family Vacations • Sightseeing
Bordeaux and the Château Beychevelle

9.00 am: Be met in the lobby of your hotel in Bordeaux.


Enjoy a guided visit of the city of Bordeaux. On the left bank of the Garonne river, the prosperous city of Bordeaux, famous for its wines, prides itself on the preservation of its cultural heritage and offers a rich variety of hidden artistic treasures. The Port of the Moon, port city of Bordeaux, was inscribed on UNESCO’s World heritage in 2007! It is an inhabited historic city, an outstanding urban and architectural ensemble, created in the Age of Enlightenment, whose values continued up to the first half of the 20th century. Bordeaux has more protected buildings than any other French city except Paris. End the city tour going past the Submarine Base of Bordeaux. It is one of the five bases built on the Atlantic coast to house fleet of submarines U-Boote during the Second World War. Throughout the year the submarine base hosts a multidisciplinary program: exhibitions, concerts, opera, jazz performances theater, dance. These events are aimed at a broad audience.


En route to the Medoc region, enjoy your lunch at leisure. Continue your day exploring the Médoc Region and visit the Château Beychevelle*, whose elegant classical architecture makes it a jewel in the crown of the Medoc. The Chateau Beychevelle is a prestigious Cru Classé (4th Grand Cru Classé of St Julien appellation) whose character has been forged by three centuries of history.


5.00 pm: Drop off at your Hotel or boat in Bordeaux.

Offered by: Découvertes Inc & Sarl - France
Location: Saint-Émilion, France
Length: 8 hours
Meals: Unknown
Recommended Ages: All Ages
Activity Level: Easy
Experience(s): Food & Wine • Sightseeing
St Emilion

9:00 am:  Be met in your hotel or at your boat in Bordeaux.


Drive towards the spectacular village of St Emilion. For many, the name St Emilion conjures up the taste of rich red wines, but the town of St Emilion is worth a visit in itself. Most of the famous sites (including Europe's largest underground church) can be seen only as part of the excellent official tour. St Emilion is the oldest wine area in the Bordeaux region. The UNESCO organization recognized the great territory and put the site on the World Heritage List. St Emilion wines are considered the most robust of all the Bordeaux. Enjoy lunch at leisure in a restaurant suggested by your guide.  


In the afternoon, you will visit 2 of the most famous wineries: Chateau Franc Mayne* and Chateau Troplong Mondot*. The Château Franc Mayne, Grand Cru Saint Emilion, whose cellars are located in former stone quarries, is located on the Right Bank of France's Bordeaux wine region. As with most Saint-Emilion wines, Franc Mayne is produced mostly from Merlot grapes. The Château Troplong Mondot is grown on extensive vineyards rich in limestone clay soils. Powerful, well-structured with pronounced complex tannins, its deep aromas of truffles and blackberries develop over time. Mondot is the estate's second label and was created in 1985. Made mostly from Cabernet, this elegant wine displaying silky  tannins has grown into a grand cru in its own right.


5.00 pm: Return to your boat or hotel in Bordeaux.

Offered by: Découvertes Inc & Sarl - France
Location: Bordeaux, France
Length: 8 hours
Meals: Unknown
Recommended Ages: All Ages
Activity Level: Easy
Experience(s): Culture, History & Arts • Food & Wine
Bordeaux and Château Figeac

09.00 am: Be met in the lobby of your hotel in Bordeaux or at your boat.


Enjoy a guided visit of the city. On the left bank of the Garonne river, the prosperous city of Bordeaux, famous for its wines, prides itself on the preservation of its cultural heritage and offers a rich variety of hidden artistic treasures. Its 17th and 18th century private mansions are of particular interest. Have a lovely lunch at leisure. Enjoy a visit and wine-tasting in Château Figeac*. Château Figeac, Premier Grand Cru Classé, offers the elegance and the refinement of the great Bordeaux wines. The estate’s location is remarkable, as are its outstanding terroir and its history. Its origins date back to the 2nd century A.D. and the Figeacus family, who gave the estate its name. The Manoncourt family, which has owned the estate for over 120 years, has shaped the unique character of the Château-Figeac of today.


5.00 pm: Drop off at your Hotel in Bordeaux or at your boat.

Offered by: Découvertes Inc & Sarl - France
Location: Bordeaux, France
Length: 8 hours
Meals: Unknown
Recommended Ages: All Ages
Activity Level: Easy
Experience(s): Food & Wine • Sightseeing
Bordeaux and the Château Beychevelle

9:00 am: Be met in the lobby of your hotel in Bordeaux, or at your boat.


Enjoy a guided visit of the city. On the left bank of the Garonne river, the prosperous city of Bordeaux, famous for its wines, prides itself on the preservation of its cultural heritage and offers a rich variety of hidden artistic treasures. Its 17th and 18th century private mansions are of particular interest. Continue towards the Medoc, following the Route des Chateaux. Enjoy the fantastic sceneries of vineyards, chateaux and bright sunlight. Have lunch at leisure.

In the afternoon visit and wine tasting at the Château Beychevelle, of the St Julien appellation. Château Beychevelle* is a prestigious Cru Classé whose character has been forged by three centuries of history. The elegance of its classical architecture makes it a jewel in the crown of the Medoc, coveted since its creation by the powerful families who have successively marked the economic, political and cultural life of Bordeaux and the region.

Since the Middle-Ages the illustrious owners of Château Beychevelle have gradually endowed it with the best plots of land and have perpetuated the tradition that has always been of prime importance in the destiny of this Grand Cru Classé.


5:00 pm: drop-off at your hotel or boat in Bordeaux.

Offered by: Découvertes Inc & Sarl - France
Location: Bordeaux, France
Length: 8 hours
Meals: Unknown
Recommended Ages: All Ages
Activity Level: Easy
Experience(s): Culture, History & Arts • Food & Wine
Château Pavie and Château Ferrand

09.00 am: Be met in the lobby of your hotel in Bordeaux.


You will first enjoy a guided visit and wine tasting in the prestigious Château Pavie*. The first vines in St-Emilion were planted in Pavie in the 4th century. However, it was not until the 19th century that the vineyard in Pavie started to take shape. The wine is ranked “Grand Cru classé B” since 1954. Gerard Perse bought the estate in 1993 and did wonders for the wine: it is now acknowledged by specialists around the world. The vines are facing South, without maturing too early. The grape variety is now 60% Merlot, 30% Cabernet Franc, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon. Lunch at leisure.

You will end this enriching tour visiting the Chateau Ferrand. *With more than 300 years’ history, Chateau Ferrand is one of the oldest estate in St Emilion. The estate is nowadays managed by Pauline Bich Chandon-Moët, with the help of her husband, Philippe Chandon-Moët. The unique character of the wine comes from an exceptional terroir: Merlot (75%), Cabernet franc (15%), Cabernet Sauvignon (10%). The vines are planted at an altitude that ranges from 46m to 100m above sea level, making it the highest and most ventilated vineyards in St Emilion. The vineyard was mapped in a large scale, with four different types of soil. All soils share a common feature, a high concentration of clay: clay-rich soils in Bordeaux offer great wine making potential.


5.00 pm: Drop off at your Hotel or boat in Bordeaux.

Offered by: Découvertes Inc & Sarl - France
Location: Saint-Émilion, France
Length: 8 hours
Meals: Unknown
Recommended Ages: All Ages
Activity Level: Easy
Experience(s): Culture, History & Arts • Food & Wine
St Emilion and the Château Laniote

09.00 am: Be met in the lobby of your hotel in Bordeaux or at your boat.


Enjoy a visit of the village of St Emilion, including the largest monolithic church in Europe.

Discover a city where history is everywhere, from the cobblestone streets to every vine leaf, including the town’s traditional macaroons. This delightful medieval village, in the heart of the world-famous Bordeaux vineyards, is the cradle of impressive monuments and gorgeous architecture. Saint-Emilion sits on a rocky promontory and is surrounded by vineyards that owe their originality to their limestone soil. From the 9th to the 19th century, men worked to extract blocks of stone in order to build St-Emilion as well as nearby chateaux. This also accounts for more than 200km of underground galleries as well as a monumental underground church. Enjoy lunch at leisure in St Emilion.

Follow with a visit of Château Laniote*, of St Emilion appellation and a wine tasting. Discover the Chateau through a complete visit with the owners as well as a video presentation. The female owner, an oenologist, will describe the different vintages to you while her husband does magic tricks. Chateau Laniote has been in the same family for almost two centuries. The property was built by Pierre Lacoste. Seven generations later, Chateau Laniote is still owned by the same family, on the female line.


5.00 pm: Drop off at your Hotel in Bordeaux or at your boat.

Offered by: Découvertes Inc & Sarl - France
Location: Bordeaux, France
Length: 8 hours
Meals: Unknown
Recommended Ages: All Ages
Activity Level: Easy
Experience(s): Culture, History & Arts • Food & Wine
Château Giscours and Château Cos d'Estournel

9:00 am: Be met in the lobby of your hotel in Bordeaux, or at your boat.


Enjoy a guided visit of the Chateau Giscours*. The Château Giscours vineyard covers four outcrops or croupes: four outstanding terroirs, made up of coarse and medium coarse gravel over steep, well-drained slopes.  This abundance of pebbles (40 to 50 %), creating poor, permeable conditions in the soil, contributes hugely to the high quality of the wines. Giscours passed from owner to owner. After the Second World War, Nicolas Tari undertook a general renovation of the estate, one of the most significant works being the creation of an artificial lake, which is today a key element in Giscours’ microclimate. One of the most important tasks was to find an ecological balance for the vineyard. The restoration of the château was then carried out, followed by an overhaul of the vineyard and cellar equipment. Enjoy lunch at leisure in St Emilion.


In the afternoon, drive to the Chateau Cos d’Estournel*, where you will enjoy a full visit, followed by a wine tasting. The vineyard of Cos spreads around the château on 91 hectares. It is composed of several vines: Cabernet Sauvignon vines (60%) and Merlot vines (40%). The percentage of Cabernet and Merlot varies from one vintage to another. Having inherited a few vines near the village of Cos, Louis Gaspard d’Estournel recognized, in 1811, the quality of their wine and decided to vinify them separately. Louis became known as ‘the Maharajah of Saint-Estèphe’. To celebrate his distant conquests, he had exotic pagodas erected over his cellar, and organized spectacular festivities at Cos.


5.00 pm: Drive back to your Hotel or to your boat.

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