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8-Day Bordeaux Cruise

8-Day Bordeaux Cruise

From
€1,235 Per Person
 

Explore the beautiful city of Bordeaux and its neighbouring cities in this fantastic, 8 day-cruise.

  • Country / Region
    France / Aquitaine
  • Duration
    8 Days/7 Nights
From
€1,235 Per Person
 

Explore the beautiful city of Bordeaux and its neighbouring cities in this fantastic, 8 day-cruise.

  • Country / Region
    France / Aquitaine
  • Duration
    8 Days/7 Nights
Description 
  • Cruise Highlights
    AccommodationAccommodation Cabin accommodation (twin or double bed) with en-suite bathroomActivityActivity Excursions and admittance fees as per the itinerary CruiseCruise Cruise the Bordeaux region through the rivers of Gironde, Garonne & Dordogne.DrinksDrinks Unlimited complimentary onboard beveragesDrinks Drinks Welcome CocktailMealsMeals All meals on boardActivityActivity Visit the region's famous vineyards. Includes wine tastings. InclusionInclusion WiFi on board

Summary

Explore the city of Bordeaux in this 8-day cruise and visit the cities of Blaye, Libourne or Bourg, Cadillac and Saint-Emilion. Discover the centre of the Arachon Bay.


Inclusions

  • Unlimited complimentary onboard beverages
  • All meals on board
  • Farewell gala dinner
  • Free WiFi
  • Complimentary Samsung Galaxy tablet for guests' use
  • Shore excursions with wireless audio system
  • Port talk
  • Captain's welcome cocktail reception
  • Assistance from our onboard multi-lingual host/hostess
  • On board professional entertainment & crew team show
  • Travel assistance and repatriation insurance
  • All port fees


Exclusions

  • All drinks on the wine list as well as all drinks taken while on excursions or transfers, including Champagne ordered at the bar
  • Insurance cancellation/luggages
  • Optional excursions
  • Personal expenses

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Dates & Prices 

2018 Departures

Departure Date Arrival Date Ship Price per person
02/04/2018 09/04/2018 MS Princesse d'Aquitaine From 1,235 Euros
02/04/2018 09/04/2018 MS Cyrano de Bergerac From 1,399 Euros
14/04/2018 21/04/2018 MS Cyrano de Bergerac From 1,399 Euros
22/04/2018 29/04/2018 MS Princesse d'Aquitaine From 1,235 Euros
04/05/2018 11/05/2018 MS Princesse d'Aquitaine From 1,555 Euros
08/05/2018 15/05/2018 MS Cyrano de Bergerac From 1,539 Euros
16/05/2018 23/05/2018 MS Princesse d'Aquitaine From 1,375 Euros
20/05/2018 27/05/2018 MS Cyrano de Bergerac From 1,539 Euros
28/05/2018 04/06/2018 MS Princesse d'Aquitaine From 1,375 Euros
01/06/2018 08/06/2018 MS Cyrano de Bergerac From 1,539 Euros
21/06/2018 28/06/2018 MS Princesse d'Aquitaine From 1,375 Euros
23/06/2018 30/06/2018 MS Cyrano de Bergerac From 1,539 Euros
03/07/2018 10/07/2018 MS Princesse d'Aquitaine From 1,235 Euros
15/07/2018 22/07/2018 MS Princesse d'Aquitaine From 1,235 Euros
27/072018 03/08/2018 MS Cyrano de Bergerac From 1,399 Euros
02/08/2018 09/08/2018 MS Princesse d'Aquitaine From 1,235 Euros
08/08/2018 15/08/2018 MS Cyrano de Bergerac From 1,399 Euros
14/08/2018 21/08/2018 MS Princesse d'Aquitaine From 1,235 Euros
20/08/2018 27/08/2018 MS Cyrano de Bergerac From 1,399 Euros
26/08/2018 02/09/2018 MS Princesse d'Aquitaine From 1,235 Euros
01/09/2018 08/09/2018 MS Cyrano de Bergerac From 1,539 Euros
19/09/2018 26/09/2018 MS Princesse d'Aquitaine From 1,375 Euros
25/09/2018 02/10/2018 MS Cyrano de Bergerac From 1,539 Euros
01/10/2018 08/10/2018 MS Princesse d'Aquitaine From 1,375 Euros
07/10/2018 14/10/2018 MS Cyrano de Bergerac From 1,539 Euros
19/10/2018 26/10/2018 MS Cyrano de Bergerac From 1,399 Euros

Note: Price per passenger in double-occupancy cabin on main deck. This price can vary according to departure date, cabin deck, ship category and/or single-occupancy (additional fees).

Itinerary 

Day 1, Bordeaux
Passengers are welcome to board between 6:00 p.m. After comfortably settling into your cabin, enjoy a welcome cocktail with the crew before dinner. Enjoy an evening of onboard entertainment.

Day 2, Bordeaux - Pauillac
We will cruise down the Garonne to the Gironde, passing alongside the islands of Cazeau and Patiras before reaching Pauillac.

Optional excursions proposed:

  • Discovery: Helicopter ride: 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! Flight subject to favorable weather conditions. RESERVATIONS MUST BE MADE BEFORE THE CRUISE BEGINS AND ARE SUBJECT TO AVAILABILITY).

In the afternoon,

  • Classic: Visit the Médoc (only available through pre-reservation with your travel agency before your departure)—a renowned region where the most famous of all red wines in the world are cultivated. We also have the opportunity to see the “must see” châteaux Lafite-Rothschild, Latour and Mouton Rothschild.
  • Discovery: Medoc: Biking, wine and cheese. Get ready to discover the history, architecture and out-of-the-way places in this exceptionally beautiful area. What better reward for the effort than a lovely glass of grand cru and some regional cheeses served in a prestigious château in the heart of Pauillac.

We'll return on board for dinner and an evening of entertainment. We'll remain in port overnight.

Day 3, Pauillac - Gironde Estuary - Blaye
We start out early this morning, cruising along the Gironde to the estuary. We'll arrive in Blaye at 2:00 p.m. Optional excursions proposed:

  • Classic: The Route de la Corniche Fleurie and the Blaye Citadel.
  • Discovery: We'll leave on foot to visit the Blaye Citadel, built in the 17th century by Vauban in order to better protect the city of Bordeaux. 

We'll return on board for dinner and an evening of entertainment. We'll remain in port overnight.

Day 4, Blaye - Libourne or Bourg(3) - Saint-Emilion(1)
We'll begin to cruise early this morning, heading towards Libourne. We join the river Dordogne, arriving in the early afternoon. Optional excursion for both packages: Saint-Emilion. We'll return to the ship in Libourne at the end of the afternoon. Tonight's entertainment will be provided by the crew.

Day 5, Libourne  or Bourg - Cadillac
We'll spend the morning cruising to Cadillac. Optional excursions proposed:

  • Classic: Château de Roquetaillade and Cadillac.
  • Discover: You'll set out for a guided tour on foot of the hillsides in Cadillac. You'll cross the city, passing in front of the imposing Château des Ducs d'Épernon before hiking up the vineyard trails to some of the most beautiful points of view of the river found in the area.

We'll return on board, and the rest of the evening is yours to do as you please. We'll remain in port overnight.

Day 6, Cadillac - Bordeaux
Today we continue our cruise back to Bordeaux, arriving in the early afternoon. Optional excursions proposed:

  • Classic: Guided tour of Bordeaux. 
  • Discovery: We'll leave by bike from the Quai des Chartrons to see the locations and monuments in Bordeaux that have been listed as UNESCO World Heritage sites. Cycling along the Garonne to the Pont de Pierre, keep an eye out for the many amusing mascarons decorating the building facades.  

We return on board for dinner, and the rest of the evening is free.

Day 7 - Bordeaux - The Arachon Basin(2) - Bordeaux
Optional excursion both packages: The heart of Arcachon Bay (lunch included). We will begin the tour with a visit to the oyster farms and museum situated at Port de Larros. Discover French oyster farming and its history. We'll end our visiting with a tasty sampling. We will have lunch in a local restaurant. Then back on the road to Arcachon, for a boat trip through Arcachon Bay to admire the Ile aux Oiseaux, the iconic stilted cabins (cabanes tchanquées) and the oyster farms from the deck. We will then head to the Great Dune of Pilat, the highest sand dune in Europe. The view from the top is awe-inspiring. We'll return to Bordeaux at the end of the day. Tonight is our gala evening.

Day 8, Bordeaux
Enjoy breakfast before disembarking at 9:00 a.m. 
 

1Optional excursions.
2This excursion is available only for those who reserve in advance and is subject to a minimum of 35 participants. Alcohol abuse can damage your health. Drink in moderation.
3Depending on docking availabiliy, stopover in Libourne may be replaced by Bourg. In this case, order of visits could be altered.

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