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The Gironde estuary and the Arcachon basin

Bordeaux Roundtrip - Example 8 Day Cruise aboard MS Princesse d'Aquitaine
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Discover the largest area of AOC vineyards in the world A voyage through the valleys of the Médoc, Libourne, and the Entre-deux-Mers to discover the enchanting and mysterious Bordeaux region. Nestled between the ocean and an estuary, the Médoc is a renowned region where the most famous of all the red wines in the world is produced. Enjoy a unique Helicopter ride 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!

Day-by-Day Summary

Day 1 : Bordeaux | Embark
Day 2 : Bordeaux | Pauillac | The Médoc
Day 3 : Pauillac | The Gironde Estuary | Blaye
Day 4 : Blaye | Saint-Emilion
Day 5 : Libourne | Cadillac
Day 6 : Cadillac | Bordeaux
Day 7 : Bordeaux
Day 8 : Bordeaux | Disembark

Highlights

  • Discover Médoc, where the most famous wines in the world are cultivated
  • Journey through tradition & authenticity sailing across France
  • Tour Blaye and its underground monuments on foot
  • Visit Bordeaux, renowned for its exceptional architectural heritage

Ship

MS Princesse d'Aquitaine

Places Visited

  • Europe
  • France
  • Blaye
  • Bordeaux
  • Cadillac
  • Libourne
  • Pauillac
  • Saint Emilion

Activities

Trip Type

  • Small Ship

Activity Level

Relaxed

Trip Snapshots

Taste the wines of France Place de la Bourse, Bordeaux Biking past the Place de la Bourse in Bordeaux A vibrant square in Bordeaux Walk through the vineyards of Europe Couple raising glasses with wine

Day 1 Bordeaux | Embark

Passengers are welcome to board our ship at 6:00 p.m. After comfortably settling into your cabins, be introduced to your crew at a welcome cocktail and evening

Day 2 Bordeaux | Pauillac | The Médoc

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Cruise towards Pauillac. Join an excursion for both packages: 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 us for the excursions proposed:

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, wi, e 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 | The Gironde Estuary | Blaye

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Cruise along the Gironde River all the way to the estuary before reaching Blaye. Join us for the excursions proposed:

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 our tour, taste some regional products with an excellent glass of wine.

Return on board for dinner and an evening of dancing.

Day 4 Blaye | Saint-Emilion

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Begin to cruise early this morning along the Dordogne River towards Libourne. Upon arrival, join a tour of Saint-Emilion followed by an evening of entertainment.

Day 5 Libourne | Cadillac

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Join us for the excursions proposed:

CLASSIC: guided tour of the Roquetaillade castle where famous movies such as "Brotherhood of the Wolf" and "Fanfan la Tulipe" were filmed, followed by a tour of Cadillac.

**DISCOVERY: guided tour on foot of the hillsides in Cadillac. Stroll through the city before hiking up the vineyard trails to some of the most beautiful viewpoints over the river found in the area. Finish up your tour with a tasting of local specialties and wines. 

Afterwards, return on board. The evening is free to do as you please.

Day 6 Cadillac | Bordeaux

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Cruise back to Bordeaux. Join us for the excursions proposed:

CLASSIC: guided tour of Bordeaux, renowned for its exceptional architectural heritage. 

**DISCOVERY: guided bike tour of Bordeaux that takes you past the main sites and monuments listed by UNESCO as World Heritage Sites. Afterwards, visit Wine Museum.

Tonight enjoy an exclusive gala dinner and evening on board. 

Day 7 Bordeaux

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Join us on an excursion for both packages in the heart of the Arcachon Bay. Return to Bordeaux at the end of the day. Enjoy an evening of entertainment.

Day 8 Bordeaux | Disembark

  • 1 Breakfast
Enjoy one last buffet breakfast on board before disembarking at 9:00 a.m. End of the services.
 

MS Princesse d'Aquitaine

Per person starting at
$2,530
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

NB: For the safety of our 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) This excursion is subject to a minimum of 35 participants.
Alcohol can damage your health. Please drink in moderation.
(2) Depending on docking availability, stopover in Libourne may be replaced by Bourg. In this event, order of excursions could be altered.

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 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
-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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Our guide and driver were very good with their knowledge and were very helpful with our questions. It was a very pleasant visit that would have been impossible to do on our own. Hotels and restaurants were fantastic. The special places we got to go to, like the kitchens, were great. Enjoyed the entire trip!
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