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Bordeaux Roundtrip: Discover the great Bordeaux wines

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Steeped in history, wine and natural treasures, the Bordeaux region offers an astonishing range of delights that captivate the eyes and taste buds alike. The diverse tasting profiles of this wines will surprise you. Bordeaux is the most famous and highly coveted wine blend in the world. Like many wines with a long history, there's a lot to learn, so you'll learn the basics. While there are both red and white Bordeauxs, the name Bordeaux is primarily associated with the red wine blend. It's important to note that a large part of what makes this region wine great, is that 99% of all the top wines are produced from blends of different grape varieties.

Day-by-Day Summary

Day 1 : Bordeaux, France | Embark
Day 2 : Pauillac
Day 3 : Pauillac | Blaye
Day 4 : Blaye | Libourne
Day 5 : Libourne | Bordeaux
Day 6 : Bordeaux, France | Disembark

Highlights

  • Visit Médoc, where the most famous red wines in the world are cultivated
  • Discover the Blaye Citadel and journey through tradition
  • Taste regional delicacies including excellent wines & delicious cheeses
  • Enjoy a guided tour of Bordeaux, listed as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO

Ship

MS Princesse d'Aquitaine

Places Visited

Activities

Trip Type

  • Small Ship

Activity Level

Relaxed

Trip Snapshots

Enjoy a glass of local red wine Taste the wines of France Wine tasting Tour local wine cellars Biking past the Place de la Bourse in Bordeaux

Day 1 Bordeaux, France | Embark

Passengers are welcome to board your ship in the evening. After comfortably settling into your cabins, be introduced the crew at a welcome cocktail, followed by dinner.

Day 2 Pauillac

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Start cruising towards Pauillac. Join an optional 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! 

In the afternoon, join one of the propsed excursions:

CLASSIC: Following the trail of the Grands Crus wines of Médoc, a renowned region where the most famous of all red wines in the world are cultivated. 

**DISCOVERY: Visit the Médoc through biking, wine and cheese. Get ready to discover the vineyards and châteaux of the region in this exceptionally beautiful area. Be rewarded for the effort with a lovely glass of grand cru and some regional cheeses.

Return on board for dinner and an evening of entertainment.

Day 3 Pauillac | Blaye

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Start sailing early this morning towards Blaye, whose Citadel built by Vauban is not to be missed. Join one of the propsed excursions:

CLASSIC: The Route de la Corniche Fleurie and the Blaye Citadel, journey through tradition and authenticity. 

**DISCOVERY: Tour Blaye and its underground monuments on foot. After your tour, taste some regional products with an excellent glass of wine.

Return on board and cruise on the Gironde all the way to the estuary. Enjoy an evening of dancing.

Day 4 Blaye | Libourne

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Cruise to Libourne, a town rich with history and full of character located at the confluence with the Isle and the Dordogne Rivers. Upon arrival, take a tour of Saint-Emilion. Return on board in Libourne. Tonight, enjoy you exclusive festive gala dinner and evening on board. 

Day 5 Libourne | Bordeaux

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Cruise towards Bordeaux this morning. Join on of the proposed excursions:

CLASSIC: Guided tour of Bordeaux, listed as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. 

**DISCOVERY: Guided bike tour of Bordeaux through the locations and monuments in Bordeaux that have been listed as UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Learn about the city and region’s wine-making history while visiting the Wine Museum, followed by a wine-tasting session. 

Enjoy an evening of entertainment. 

Day 6 Bordeaux, France | Disembark

  • 1 Breakfast
Enjoy one last buffet breakfast on board before disembarking and returning home.

MS Princesse d'Aquitaine

Per person starting at
$1,699
Cabins aboard the MS Princesse d'Aquitaine
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Main Deck
43 cabins (42 twins, 1 suite) equipped with shower and toilet, hairdryer, satellite TV, radio, safe. WI-Fi available on board with supplement.
Cabins aboard the MS Princesse d'Aquitaine
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Upper Deck
26 twins equipped with shower and toilet, hairdryer, satellite TV, radio, safe. WI-Fi available on board with supplement.

Notes

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

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)Helicopter ride - fly over the gorgeous Médoc. 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
-The excursions mentioned in the CLASSIC program
-Welcome cocktail
-The 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
- DISCOVERY expeditions**
-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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