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Wines of Bordeaux - Mirabelle Bike Cruise

Wines of Bordeaux - Mirabelle Bike Cruise

From
€3,560 Per Person

Charming Class

 

The Mirabelle was originally built in 1942 and has been magnificently modernized to provide elegant and cozy accommodation for a maximum of 24 passengers. 

  • Country / Region
    France / Aquitaine
  • Duration
    7 Days/6 Nights
  • Cabins
    12
  • Max Passengers
    24
From
€3,560 Per Person

Charming Class

 

The Mirabelle was originally built in 1942 and has been magnificently modernized to provide elegant and cozy accommodation for a maximum of 24 passengers. 

  • Country / Region
    France / Aquitaine
  • Duration
    7 Days/6 Nights
  • Cabins
    12
  • Max Passengers
    24
Description 
  • Cruise Highlights
    AccommodationAccommodation Cabin accommodation (twin or double bed) with en-suite bathroomActivityActivity Excursions and admittance fees as per the itinerary MealsMeals All meals included - authentic French cuisine and regional specialities plus a selection of fine winesDrinksDrinks Open bar with alcoholic and non alcoholic drinksInclusionInclusion Sun deckTransportation Transportation Vehicle for transfers and excursions ItineraryItinerary Cruise between Libourne and Castets-en-DortheActivityActivity Use of bicyclesInclusionInclusion WiFi on boardActivityActivity Wine tasting sessions

Summary

Discover the famous wines of Bordeaux as you cruise and bike along its beautiful landscape. On board the lovely barge of Mirabelle, tour the famous vineyards of Saint-Emilion, Pomerol, Margaux and enjoy some wine tasting sessions!


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Cruise Highlights

  • Discover the famous vineyards of Pomerol and Saint-Emilion.
  • Tour with wine tasting in Bourg or Blaye.
  • Admire the ruins of a Gallo-Roman villa in Plassac.
  • Cycle around Margaux and follow a path of beautiful chateaux.
  • Explore Bordeaux and its historic streets and monuments.
  • Tour of Verdelais, Sainte-Croix-du-Mont, Saint-Macaire and Sauternes.

 

Inclusions

  • Private accommodation with shower & toilet
  • Full board: All meals are served on the boat
  • All alcoholic or non-alcoholic beverages on board
  • Visits, excursions and tastings
  • Tour guide
  • Use of bicycles
  • Transfer bus station from Bordeaux to Mirabelle


Exclusions

  • Personal expenses
  • Private activities outside the boat
  • Travel, health, repatriation and cancellation insurance
  • Transportation to Bordeaux
  • Crew gratuities
  • Bicycles with electric assistance option (100 Euros)

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Dates & Prices 

Mirabelle Rates for 2018

Departure Dates (Sunday) Cabin per person (Twin) Single Supplement
April 15 to October 7 3,890 Euros 1,600 Euros
October 14 to November 11 3,560 Euros 1,600 Euros

Charter (Whole Barge)

Departure Dates (Sunday) Charter 12 ppl Charter 14 ppl Charter 16 ppl Charter 18 ppl Charter 20 ppl Charter 22 ppl Charter 24 ppl
April 15 to October 7 54,290 Euros 61,460 Euros 68,110 Euros 74,240 Euros 79,800 Euros 84,880 Euros 89,000 Euros
October 14 to November 11 50,300 Euros 56,800 Euros 62,790 Euros 68,250 Euros 73,150 Euros 77,560 Euros 80,980 Euros

TERMS & CONDITIONS

Prices shown in Euros and will be converted in Australian Dollar (AUD) at time of payment using a daily ROE. An initial deposit of 30% of the total cruise fare for cabin or charter is payable at the time of booking. The balance must be paid within 85 days as per our terms and conditions and as specified in our confirmation invoice, which will be despatched when the booking form has been processed. Cancellation policy applies to all bookings.

Itinerary 

Day 1, Sunday
In station Bordeaux Saint-Jean, our guide welcomes you and supports you by bus to the boat moored on Libourne. A welcome cocktail awaits you on board with the presentation of the crew. Once installed in the cabin, you take control of your bike and enjoy a short getaway to first or Fronsac Arveyres. Our first dinner was a taste of the excellent meals that are served throughout the cruise.

Day 2, Monday - Libourne
Loop Saint-Emilion & Pomerol (35 km)
Your exploration of the day you discover the famous vineyards of Pomerol and Saint-Emilion . This village listed as UNESCO World Heritage Site offers a unique view of the medieval streets, the surrounding vineyards. You visit the monolithic church and enjoy a great vintage. Your tour continues on small scenic roads where you have an overview of the most famous castles: Angelus and chimes, Beausejour, Ausone, Cheval Blanc, Dominica, Trottevieille, Gaubert, Bard High, Clos La Madeleine, Bel Air Monange Laroque , Fombrauge, Grand Corbin, Gazin, Petrus, Small Village, Nenin ... some of the most famous wines in the world. A real paradise for wine lovers!

Day 3, Tuesday - Bourge/Blaye
Vineyards of the Cotes de Bourg - Blaye Citadel (35 km)
Through a rolling landscape covered with vineyards and elegant monuments such as the Romanesque church of Bayon, a tasting tour will be organized with one of the many castles as Monconseil-Gazin, Marquis de Vauban, Tayac, Eyquem and others . Enjoy unique views along the estuary along the beautiful Corniche road, behold the ruins of a Gallo-Roman villa at Plassac and enjoy a guided tour of the underground through the Citadel of Blaye, stronghold Vauban World Heritage Site by UNESCO.

Day 4, Wednesday - Medoc - Bordeaux
Loop Margaux - Médoc (45 km)
You arrive quickly at Château Lamothe Bergeron , Cru Bourgeois du Médoc, where the wine and tourism are greatly valued it. Then enchainent in order of prestigious Châteaux: Maucaillou, Poujeaux Rauzan Ségla Palmer, Issan, Priory Lichine, Kirwan and Chateau Margaux . Many opportunities to stop, enjoy and learn a few secrets ... The winemakers end of the day gives you the opportunity of a dinner cruise up the broad estuary to Bordeaux and most prestigious panorama of the region: the " Port of the moon "with its sumptuous eighteenth facades; the Stone Bridge, Place de la Bourse and the Quai des Chartrons.

Day 5, Thursday - Cadillac
Heart of Bordeaux UNESCO (25 kms)
Bordeaux city whose heart is a World Heritage by UNESCO , imposes a parade of architectural gems in the historic streets, monuments and hidden places of the city: the royal entrance to the city (La Porte Cailhau), Tower Pey Berlan, the Golden Triangle, the column of the Girondins, the reflecting pool, the market Capuchin, St. Michael Basilica, very quirky Darwin Ecosystem ... Everywhere, opportunities for sightseeing and shopping abound.By late afternoon, you go up the Garonne to reach your stop Loupiac through Langoiran and Cadillac.

Day 6, Castets-en-Dorthe
Buckle Cadillac / Graves - Sauternes (39 kms)
You discover the regions of Graves and Sauternes and cross their picturesque villages - Verdelais with the tomb of the painter Toulouse Lautrec , the Way of the Cross and Calvary - Sainte-Croix-du-Mont and its fossilized oyster beds accumulated from tertiary - Saint-Macaire with cave houses to the river - Sauternes where you pass the prestigious Château d'Yquem, Château Suduiraut, Château Guiraud, Clos Haut Peyraguey and many others. The route then follows the meandering banks of the river Ciron. Once back on board, we invite you to sail the river Garonne to enter the "Canal des deux Mers" where your gala dinner awaits you before a night walk along the water.

Day 7, Saturday - Castets-en-Dorthe
After a last breakfast on board, between 09:00 and After a last breakfast on board, between 09:00 and 10:00, your bus will take to the train station.

Cruise Details 

Mirabelle Deck Plan

Mirabelle deck plan

  • Length: 126 ft. long
  • Width: 16.5 ft. wide
  • 24 passengers
  • 7 crew
  • 12 cabins (110 sq. ft.) - ensuite bathroom with shower in each
  • Air conditioning and heating
  • Fully stocked bar
  • Ice Machine for guest use
  • WiFi and guest computer with internet access
  • Entertainment center
  • Bicycles available for shore excursions
  • Sun deck with canopy

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AU 1300 858 304

Opening Hours:
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