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Exclusive for MoS readers: Discover the taste of brilliant Bordeaux with Gregg Wallace

Exclusive for MoS readers: Discover the taste of brilliant Bordeaux with Gregg Wallace – meet the MasterChef judge, and one of its winners, on this fabulous French cruise

If you have been inspired by the latest exciting series of MasterChef, why not join two people who are indelibly linked to the show on our exclusive five-star Scenic river cruise to Bordeaux this summer?

Irrepressible host Gregg Wallace and former MasterChef: The Professionals champion Steve Groves (now head chef at Michel Roux Jr’s restaurant Roux At Parliament Square) will be on board as guests sail through this stunning area of France.

This all-inclusive luxurious eight-day holiday is perfect for food and wine-lovers, as you are put through your paces on a special ‘plating’ challenge – judged by Gregg himself – and enjoy private talks from both culinary experts.

World-class: One of the region’s spectacular wine chateaux (above)

Creature comforts: A Royal Panorama Suite on a Scenic cruise ship

Creature comforts: A Royal Panorama Suite on a Scenic cruise ship

Our new special price represents a saving of £500 per person from our previous Mail on Sunday reader offer for this sailing.

So book now to secure your place on what promises to be a magical – and mouth-watering – holiday.



Join Gregg (above) on this exclusive cruise

Join Gregg (above) on this exclusive cruise

Gregg Wallace is best known for co-hosting MasterChef, Celebrity MasterChef and MasterChef: The Professionals on BBC1 and BBC2. Born in London, he began his career in the Covent Garden fruit and vegetable market. Based on his business success, he was invited to co-present Veg Talk on Radio 4, then was the original presenter of Saturday Kitchen in 2002. His autobiography, Life On A Plate, was published in 2012. Steve Groves is now the head chef at the prestigious Roux At Parliament Square. He won MasterChef: The Professionals in 2009 – something he calls ‘the mother of all job trials’. Steve, who describes his food style as ‘classical with a modern approach’, also hosts classes at The Michel Roux Jr Cookery School.

 Your luxury ship

You will travel on the beautifully appointed Scenic Diamond, which provides the ultimate way to see this part of the world. It features all the facilities and comfort you would expect to find in a five-star hotel, including a large salon and spa, panorama lounge and bar, a gym and a wealth of dining options.

All accommodation features flatscreen TVs, Mac mini computers, L’Occitane products, complimentary minibar, hairdryer, safe, bathrobes and Egyptian cotton sheets.

Wonderful wine chateaux

Celebrate the 2,000-year history of wine by enjoying a glass at the estate of Chateau de la Riviere surrounded by the vines, new-found friends and artistic heritage of this region. You will also enjoy visits and tastings at the renowned Chateau Gruaud Larose, Chateau Guiraud and Chateau Myrat.

Events hosted by Gregg Wallace

Enjoy a barbecue on the sun deck of Scenic Diamond, co-hosted by Gregg and Steve, followed by an apron-signing for guests. And during a brilliantly fun ‘plating’ challenge, readers will be tasked with serving up a selected dish – and your creations will be judged by Gregg.

Talks and Q&A with our guests

Enjoy the chance to hear about life behind the scenes at MasterChef and find out more about our special guests and their life in food.

Tastings and masterclasses

There will be plenty of opportunities to try regional delicacies. Join Gregg for an oyster-tasting, visit local farms and develop your own gourmet skills by taking part in the ‘Scenic Culinaire’ masterclasses under the expert eye of on-board chefs. Steve will also do a special cooking demonstration.


  • Return flights from a range of airports.
  • Seven nights’ luxury cruise accommodation.
  • Services of a cruise director throughout.
  • Visits to a selection of wonderful wine chateaux.
  • All-inclusive throughout, including drinks and refreshments on board**.
  • Apron signed by Gregg Wallace and Steve Groves.
  • Talks and Q&A with Gregg and Steve.
  • Oyster-tasting with Gregg and cookery demonstration with Steve.
  • Butler and laundry service, tips and gratuities.


The dates: August 27 to September 3, 2019.     The price: From £1,995pp*.

Call 0161 6383 644 to find out more, or visit, quoting ref MOS Gregg Wallace.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS: * Offer price is based on two sharing an entry-level cabin. The £500 per person saving represents a discount from The Mail on Sunday’s previous reader offer for this sailing of £2,495pp. ** Except champagne and selected fine wines. Itinerary subject to change. Our travel partner, Scenic, is ABTA-bonded and this trip is ATOL-protected. For full terms and conditions, go to