You and a guest could be joining Viking River Cruises on a wonderful culinary journey on a fabulous Viking Longship
From spectacular UNESCO World Heritage Sites to beautiful vineyards, the destinations along the Gironde, Garonne and Dordogne rivers boast many treasures – and here’s your chance to explore this region of France renowned for fine food and wine in our fantastic competition.
We’ve teamed up with award-winning Viking River Cruises to give you the chance to win a Chateaux, Rivers & Wine cruise on board a stylish and modern Viking Longship. With calls at Bordeaux, Cadillac, Saint-Émilion, Blaye and Pauillac, embark on a delightful journey where you can savour exquisite local cuisine, while splendid churches, quaint city squares and grand architecture provide a feast for the eyes.
The eight-day cruise includes return travel to and from the UK, guided tours and all meals, as well as complimentary wine, beer and soft drinks with onboard dinner and lunch. Part of Viking River Cruises’ fascinating Culture Curriculum includes tastings of regional wines and classes from a master sommelier.
Your voyage begins in Bordeaux, where a day can be spent marvelling at thie city’s 18th and 19th-century mansions and exploring its famed museums. Your Viking Longship will then sail upstream to Cadillac. Here an excursion to Sauternes just across the river will provide a chance to learn more about how the region’s dessert wines are made, plus you can indulge in tastings while you’re on your trip.
Whet your appetite with a tour of the Bergerac area to discover more about French delicacy truffles, or tempt your taste buds by sampling vintages from the area when you call at medieval Saint-Émilion.
Blaye is sure to impress with its 17th-century, UNESCO-listed riverside fortress. There is also an optional tour to the home of the world-famous brandy, Cognac. There are more tasting opportunities at Pauillac, where you can enjoy a wine country tour culminating in dinner among lovely green settings at a grand châteaux.
This wonderful itinerary concludes as it began in Bordeaux, where there will be more time to soak up the city’s highlights which includes the Place de la Bourse, Place des Quinconces and the Grand Théâtre de Bordeaux.
For more about Viking River Cruises, call 0800 319 66 60 or visit vikingrivercruises.co.uk.
How to enter: For your chance to win this fantastic prize with Viking River Cruises, simply answer the following question in the form below. All entries must be received by 11.59pm on Friday 6 January 2017.