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Cruise from bordeaux

5 day cruise from 799 Euros
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bordeaux wine cruise

Discover the Bordeaux and Dordogne


The Bordeaux region has many treasures that can be discovered on a cruise on the Garonne, Gironde and Dordogne rivers. Its unique climate has shaped the landscape which contains numerous renowned vineyards producing world class vintages such as Saint-Emilion and Château Lafitte Rothchild. A river cruise from Bordeaux will take you on a journey exploring the unique cuisine and wines of the region.
We have 2 different ships cruising from Bordeaux: MS Cyrano de Bergerac and MS Princess d'Aquitaine. Depending on your schedule, you can choose shorter or longer cruises (4, 5 or 8 days).








on board ms cyrano de bergerac


on board MS princesse d'aquitaine



Built: 2013
Length: 110 m
Width: 11.40 m
Cabins: 87
Passenger : 174




Built: 2001 - refurbished in 2011
Length: 110 m
Width: 11,40 m
Cabins: 69
Passengers: 138



Onboard amenities:
Facilities: lounge-bar with a dance floor - bar - dining room - large sundeck with deckchairs - gift shop - wifi on board. Free Wi-Fi on board.


Itinerary

BORDEAUX - PAUILLAC - BLAYE - LIBOURNE - Saint-Emilion - BORDEAUX

DAY 1: BORDEAUX

Passengers are welcome to board our ship at 6:00 p.m. After comfortably settling into your cabin, we'll introduce our crew at a welcome cocktail. Tonight, join us on an excursion for both packages: Guided tour of Bordeaux "by night" (reservation in advance is essential; please contact your travel agency).

DAY 2: BORDEAUX - PAUILLAC - The Médoc

We will cruise down towards Pauillac. This morning, join us on an excursion for both packages: Helicopter ride(2) - fly over the gorgeous Médoc! Experience a bird's eye view of the numerous châteaux and famous vineyards that give the region its reputation. It's a once in a lifetime experience! In the afternoon, join us for the excursions proposed: CLASSIC: Following the trail of the Grands Crus wines of Médoc, a renowned region where the most famous of all red wines in the world are cultivated. DISCOVERY: Visit the Médoc through biking, wine and cheese. Get ready to discover the vineyards and châteaux of the region in this exceptionally beautiful area. You'll be rewarded for the effort with a lovely glass of grand cru and some regional cheeses. We'll return on board for dinner and an evening of entertainment.


DAY 3: PAUILLAC - Gironde Estuary - BLAYE

We’ll start sailing early this morning towards Blaye, whose Citadel built by Vauban is not to be missed. Join us on the excursions proposed: CLASSIC: The Route de la Corniche Fleurie and the Blaye Citadel, journey through tradition and authenticity. DISCOVERY: Tour Blaye and its underground monuments on foot. After our tour, we'll get to taste some regional products with an excellent glass of wine. We'll return on board and cruise on the Gironde all the way to the estuary. Enjoy an evening of dancing.


DAY 4: LIBOURNE - Saint-Emilion

We'll cruise to Libourne, a town rich with history and full of character located at the confluence with the Isle and the Dordogne Rivers. Upon arrival, join us for an excursion for both packages: tour of Saint-Emilion. We’ll return on board in Libourne. Tonight is our festive gala evening and dinner.


DAY 5: LIBOURNE - BORDEAUX

We'll cruise to Bordeaux this morning. Enjoy one last buffet breakfast on board before disembarking at 11:00 a.m. End of our services.

NB: For the safety of our passengers, the captain and crew of the boat may decide to modify the navigational itinerary. The cruise schedule may vary according to tides and arrival times at ports of call may be subject to change. Depending on the tide, the stopover in Pauillac may be replaced by Cussac-Fort-Médoc and Libourne by Bourg. This excursion must be booked in advance through your travel agency. Subject to availability and favorable weather conditions.



5 day cruise from 799 Euros

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Excursions


Classic package
day 1 : Guided tour of Bordeaux "by night."
day 2 : Morning: Helicopter ride - fly over the gorgeous Médoc !
Afternoon: Following the trail of the Grands Crus wines of Médoc, a renowned region where the most famous of all red wines in the world are cultivated.
day 3 : The Route de la Corniche Fleurie and the Blaye Citadel, journey through tradition and authenticity.
day 4 :tour of Saint-Emilion. We’ll return on board in Libourne. Tonight is our festive gala evening and dinner

Discovery package
day 1 : Guided tour of Bordeaux "by night."
day 2 : Helicopter ride - fly over the gorgeous Médoc !
Afternoon: Visit the Médoc through biking, wine and cheese. Get ready to discover the vineyards and châteaux.
day 3 : Tour Blaye and its underground monuments on foot. Taste some regional products with an excellent glass of wine.
day 4 : tour of Saint-Emilion. We’ll return on board in Libourne. Tonight is our festive gala evening and dinner.


Price includes:

Your cruise with all meals from dinner the first evening to breakfast on the final day - drinks included in this price are water, wine, beer, fruit juices during the meal and coffee after both lunch and dinner for meals eaten on the ship - drinks from the bar, except for champagne or wines from our special list - double-occupancy cabin with shower in bathroom - excursions included in the package selected - assistance from our onboard multi-lingual host/hostess - welcome cocktail - gala dinner - onboard entertainment - travel assistance and repatriation insurance - all port fees.



These rates do not include:

Drinks from our wine list or drinks ordered during excursions or transfers - cancellation and baggage insurance - transfers/travel to and from departure/arrival points - personal expenses.



To avoid currency exchange fees
• Australians can pay in Australian dollars by direct deposit or credit card.
• New Zealanders can pay in New Zealand dollars by direct deposit or credit card.
• US citizens will be charged in US dollars using credit card.