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The exceptional region of Bordeaux: Bordeaux Roundtrip

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 : Bordeaux | Pauillac
Day 3 : Pauillac | Gironde Estuary | Blaye
Day 4 : Blaye | Libourne | Saint-emilion
Day 5 : Libourne Or Bourg | Bordeaux | Disembark

Highlights

  • Join a tour of Bordeaux by night, one of France's most dynamic cities
  • Visit the citadel of Blaye, the city's undisputed major attraction today
  • Enjoy Saint-Emilion's underground monument, catacombs and monolithic church
  • Sail the beautiful Garonne and Gironde Rivers passing Cazeau island

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 Taste the wines of France Visit the charming Pauillac French oak barrels in wine cellar Pointe Saint Michel, Bordeaux

Day 1 Bordeaux | Embark

Board the MS Cyrano de Bergerac in the early evening in Bordeaux. Meet the crew during a welcome cocktail and enjoy a delightful dinner, followed by a guided tour of Bordeaux by night. 

*Passengers will choose either the Classic or Discovery package to participate in for the duration of the voyage.

Day 2 Bordeaux | Pauillac

  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Early in the morning, cruise to Pauillac. Head down the Garonne River and then join the Gironde River, passing Cazeau Island and Patiras Island before arriving in Pauillac.
Today's excursions are:

Classic and Discovery: 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! (excursion proposed as a supplement to the classic package)

This afternoon's excursions are:

Classic: excursion to visit the Medoc (reservation in advance is essential; please contact your travel agency)

Discovery: Medoc: biking, wi, e and cheese. With a tour guide, leave from the port on your bike to explore the vineyards and prestigious châteaux in Pauillac. Then, taste a lovely glass of grand cru and some regional cheeses served in a prestigious château in the heart of Pauillac.
 

Day 3 Pauillac | Gironde Estuary | Blaye

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Early in the morning, cruise to Blaye. Arriving in Blaye, this superb Acropolis was the perfect look-out post to watch for invaders. The famous French military engineer Vauban built a citadel here, which is Blaye's undisputed major attraction today.
Proposed excursions:

Classic: excursion along the Corniche, or cliff route. Guided tour of the citadel. And finally a tasting of the famous Blaye "pralines."

Discovery: Blaye and its underground monuments. After your tour, walk a few more feet to a local vineyard and taste some regional products with an excellent glass of wine.

Return on board. Evening of dancing.

Day 4 Blaye | Libourne | Saint-emilion

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Start cruising towards Libourne. Excursion common for both packages: Saint-Emilion. Return on board to Libourne. Tonight enjoy your Gala dinner and evening onboard.

Day 5 Libourne Or Bourg | Bordeaux | Disembark

  • 1 Breakfast
Cruise towards Bordeaux and arrive late in the morning. 

MS Cyrano de Bergerac

Deals

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Europe Savings - Book before August 31, 2019 and save 15% per person in a Main Deck cabin. Alternatively, the 15% savings off of the Main Deck cabin can be applied to other cabin category rates. Contact us for details.
Valid on all 2020 departures.

Per person starting at
$1,502
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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.
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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.
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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

NB: For the safety of the 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.

(1) Depending on the tide, stopover in Pauillac may be replaced by Cussac-Fort-Médoc and Libourne by Bourg.

(2) This excursion must be pre-booked in advance through your travel agent. Depending on availability and subject to favorable weather conditions.

This offer includes :
-Your cruise with 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 our onboard multi-lingual host/hostess
-Welcome cocktail
-The gala dinner and evening
-Travel assistance and repatriation insurance
-All port fees
-Excursions for the Classic or Discovery package. Passengers will need to choose one package to participate in for the duration of the voyage.

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.
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