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The exceptional region of Bordeaux

Example 5 Day Cruise aboard MS Cyrano de Bergerac
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This 5-day cruise to the Bordeaux region offers an incredible range of attractions for those who appreciate fine food and wines. Begin your French adventure with a visit to Medoc, a renowned region where the most famous of all red wines in the world are cultivated. Head to Blaye for a visit to its towering citadel, and visit Saint-Emilion's underground monuments.

Day-by-Day Summary

Day 1 : Bordeaux | Embark
Day 2 : Pauillac
Day 3 : Blaye | Gironde Estuary
Day 4 : Libourne | Saint-Emilion | Bourg or Libourne
Day 5 : Bordeaux | Disembark

Highlights

  • Join a guided tour of Bordeaux by night, one of France's most dynamic cities
  • Visit the citadel of Blaye, the city's undisputed major attraction today
  • Explore Saint-Emilion's underground monument, catacombs and monolithic church

Ship

MS Cyrano de Bergerac

Places Visited

Activities

Trip Type

  • Small Ship

Activity Level

Relaxed

Trip Snapshots

Biking past the Place de la Bourse in Bordeaux Visit the charming Pauillac Citadel of Blaye Libourne streets Pointe Saint Michel, Bordeaux

Day 1 Bordeaux | Embark

Board the MS Cyrano de Bergerac at 6:00 p.m. in Bordeaux. Meet the crew during a welcome cocktail and enjoy a delightful dinner, followed by a guided tour of Bordeaux by night. 

Day 2 Pauillac

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
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 Médoc, a renowned region where the most famous of all red wines in the world are cultivated. Get back on the ship for an evening of entertainment provided by the crew. 

Day 3 Blaye | Gironde Estuary

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Cruise along the Gironde to its estuary 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. Then enjoy an evening of dancing on board. 

Day 4 Libourne | Saint-Emilion | Bourg or Libourne

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Cast off early in the morning and cruise to Libourne. The ship joins the Dordogne River, arriving in Libourne early in the afternoon. Join an optional excursion of Saint-Emilion. Take a guided tour of 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. While you are here observe the steps involved in producing Saint-Emilion's great wines. Depending on docking availability, sail to Bourg or return to Libourne.

Day 5 Bordeaux | Disembark

  • 1 Breakfast
Enjoy one last buffet breakfast on board and cruise toward Bordeaux, arriving later in the morning. Disembark at 11.00 a.m. 

MS Cyrano de Bergerac

Per person starting at
$1,409
Upper and Middle Deck Cabins.
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Main Deck
25 cabins with porthole (18 cabins with twin beds, 7 cabins with a double bed) equipped with private en-suite facilities (shower and WC), satellite TV, hairdryer, safe.
Main Deck Cabins.
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Middle Deck
25 cabins with porthole (18 cabins with twin beds, 7 cabins with a double bed) equipped with private en-suite facilities (shower and WC), satellite TV, hairdryer, safe.
Upper and Middle Deck Cabins.
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Upper Deck
21 cabins (16 cabins with twin beds, 4 cabins with a double bed (can be separated into 2 singles), 1 disabled cabin with a double bed, equipped with private en-suite facilities (shower and WC), satellite TV, hairdryer, safe.

Notes

20% discount on children between 2-10 years
30% discount for 3rd person in triple cabin

For the safety of passengers, the captain and crew of the boat may decide to modify the navigational itinerary. The 2014 program is subject to modification. The cruise schedule may vary according to tides and arrival times at ports of call may be subject to change.

Note to coach: coaches double floors are not allowed on many road in Gironde, including Libourne, Saint Emilion, Blaye.
(1) Depending on the tide, stopover in Bourg may be replaced by Libourne. Alcohol can damage your health. Please drink in moderation.

This offer includes:
- All meals from dinner the first day to breakfast on the final day
- Drinks including water, wine, beer, fruit juices, and coffee served during meals on board, drinks served at the bar (excluding champagne and wines on the wine list)
- Double-occupancy cabin with shower in private bathroom
- Onboard entertainment
- Assistance from an onboard multi-lingual host/hostess
- Excursions mentioned in the program
- Welcome cocktail
- Gala dinner and evening
- Travel assistance and repatriation insurance
- All port fees

This offer does not include:
- Drinks on the wine list, champagne at the bar, drinks served during excursions or transfers
- Cancellation and baggage insurance
- Personal expenses

Formalities:
Valid passport compulsory. Non-EU nationals are advised to consult their embassy or consulate. Please note: Your passport must be valid for six months beyond the last day of your travels.

Included

  • 5 Breakfasts, 3 Lunches, 3 Dinners
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