A Renowned Land of Plenty Cruise

Join this 7-day voyage to discover three mighty rivers of Europe: the Gironde, Dordogne, and Garonne. As you sail, disembark to discover historical cities and explore their charming, winding streets. Attend two different wine tastings and fall in love with the European lifestyle as you make your way from Bordeaux to Libourne and back again.

Day 1

    Embark in Bordeaux, France

    Board the MS Cyrano de Bergerac between 6 and 7 PM. Settle in to your cabin and meet the crew during a welcome cocktail party. Enjoy dinner and an evening of entertainment as you set sail.

    Day 2

      Bordeaux / Pauillac

      Sail down the Garonne River and join the Gironde River, passing Cazeau Island and Patiras Island before arriving in Pauillac. After lunch on board the ship, join an optional excursion to visit the Médoc, a renowned region where the most famous of all red wines in the world are cultivated. Also view the châteaux of Lafite-Rothschild, Latour, and Mouton Rothschild. At the end of the day, return to the ship for dinner. Overnight in Pauillac.

      Please note: reservations for the optional excursion must be made in advance.

      Day 3

        Pauillac / Gironde Estuary / Blaye

        Set sail early in the morning, passing marshes, Meschers-sur-Gironde, troglodyte houses and fishermen's huts before arriving in Blaye. In days gone by, this acropolis was the perfect look-out post to watch for invaders. The famous French military engineer Vauban built a citadel here, which is undisputed Blaye's major attraction today. Join an optional excursion along the Corniche, or cliff route. Narrow and picturesque, the road snakes alongside the Dordogne River before revealing the Gironde Estuary. Stop at the village of Bourg, a charming city built on a rocky outcropping and enclosed by medieval ramparts, then return to Blaye and tour the citadel. Imposing and majestic, the citadel overlooks the Gironde estuary and offers a splendid panorama of the Gironde River. Overnight on board in Blaye.

        Day 4

          Blaye / Libourne / Saint Emilion

          Cast off early in the morning and cruise to Libourne. The ship joins the Dordogne River, arriving in Libourne early in the afternoon. After lunch, join an optional excursion by coach to Saint-Emilion. Take a guided tour of the Saint-Emilion's underground monuments, discovering the history of this medieval city, then visit the fascinating Troglodyte settlement of Father Emilion, the monk who founded the town; the Trinity chapel built in his honor; the catacombs; and the monolithic church, which is undoubtedly the most original monument of its kind. Next, visit a family-run vineyard and wine producer. While you are here observe the steps involved in producing Saint-Emilion's great wines. End your visit with a wine tasting.

          Day 5

            Libourne / Cadillac

            In the morning, sail for Cadillac. After dropping anchor, join an optional guided tour of Cadillac and the Château de Roquetaillade by coach. This magnificent and prestigious medieval castle is considered a historic monument of the 12th and 14th centuries. View the Medieval castle keep, the first Renaissance chimneys built in the region (dating from 1600), and the unique 19th century interiors created by Viollet-le-Duc. Visit a "Sauternais" vineyard and enjoy a tasting of the famous Sauternes wine. Return to Cadillac for a guided visit of the town. This fortress town was established by the lords of Cadillac, the Grailly family, on the right bank of the Garonne River, where the Duke of Épernon then built his magnificent château. Explore the gates and ramparts (historic monuments), the arcaded central square, ancient houses, and the church dating back to the 15th century. In the evening, return by coach to the ship for dinner.

            Day 6

              Cadillac / Bordeaux

              Enjoy breakfast and lunch on board as you cruise back to Bordeaux. Arrive early in the afternoon and join an optional guided tour of Bordeaux by coach. Listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Bordeaux has obtained is classification as a “cultural site” worth discovering. Set off by coach for a guided panoramic tour of the city which brings you past key buildings and monuments. Continue your visit of historic old Bordeaux on foot. At the end of the day, return to the ship for a gala dinner followed by an evening of entertainment.

              Day 7

                Bordeaux

                Enjoy one last breakfast on board before disembarking at 9 AM.
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                $1,485$1,510$1,525
                Rates are converted from the Euro. Please contact us for current conversion rates.
                Included:
                *All meals
                *Drinks including water, wine, beer, fruit juices, and coffee on board during meals
                *Drinks served at the bar (excluding champagne and wines on the wine list)
                *Onboard entertainment
                *Welcome cocktail
                *Gala dinner and evening
                *Travel assistance and repatriation insurance
                *Port fees

                Excluded:
                *Drinks on the wine list
                *Champagne at the bar
                *Drinks served during excursions or transfers
                *Cancellation and baggage insurance
                *Optional excursions (to be reserved)
                *Personal expenses

                Deposit & Payment

                Initial deposit is 30%, and most travelers will call our office and pay the deposit with a credit card. We accept Visa, Mastercard, AmEx, and Discover. Alternatively, you can send a check to our Missoula, Montana, office or register online at: https://www.adventure-life.com/forms/register

                Final payment is due 100 days prior to departure.

                Booking last minute? No problem! Please contact one of our trip planners, and we can get you on your way if booking less than 100 days prior to departure.

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                Cancellation Policy

                Days Prior to departureFee
                90+ days$200
                89-6055%
                59-3075%
                29-0100%