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The Dordogne and the Garonne, a cruise through Southern France

Example 8 Day Cruise aboard MS Cyrano de Bergerac
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Embark on MS Cyrano de Bergerac and cruise from the Gironde estuary to the Dordogne via the Garonne, your cruise will take you to the heart of the South West, famous for its idyllic landscapes, reknown wines, historical monuments and emblematic places. By bike or on foot, discover vineyards and castles between Bordeaux and the Arcachon basin.

Day-by-Day Summary

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

Highlights

  • Tour Blaye and its underground monuments on foot
  • Discover Médoc, where the most famous wines in the world are cultivated
  • Visit Bordeaux, renowned for its exceptional architectural heritage
  • See the Arcachon Bay and the Dune of Pilat, the highest sand dune in Europe

Ship

MS Cyrano de Bergerac

Places Visited

  • Europe
  • France
  • Arcachon Bay
  • Blaye
  • Bordeaux
  • Cadillac
  • Gironde estuary
  • Libourne
  • Pauillac
  • Saint Emilion

Activities

Trip Type

  • Small Ship

Activity Level

Relaxed

Trip Snapshots

Biking past the Place de la Bourse in Bordeaux Libourne (Bordeaux, France) Couple raising glasses with wine Saint Emilion views

Day 1 Bordeaux | Embark

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

Day 2 Pauillac | Médoc

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Cruise towards Pauillac.

In the afternoon, join 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, wine and cheese. Get ready to discover the vineyards and châteaux of the region in this exceptionally beautiful area. You'll 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 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 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 the  tour, you'lll get to taste some regional products with an excellent glass of wine.

Return on board for dinner and an evening of dancing.

Day 4 Libourne | Saint-Emilion

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

Day 5 Cadillac

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Join 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 our tour with a tasting of local specialties and wines*.

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

Day 6 Bordeaux

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

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

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

Tonight's your gala dinner and evening.

Day 7 Arcachon Bay | Bordeaux

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Join an excursion for both packages in the heart of the Arcachon Bay. You'll then 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.

 

MS Cyrano de Bergerac

Per person starting at
$2,646
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 an optimal organization of the cruise, the order of the excursions can be modified according to the tide.
Note to coach: double-decker buses are not allowed on many roads in Gironde, including Libourne, Saint Emilion, Blaye and Cadillac

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
-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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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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