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Great wines and architectural heritage in the Gironde Estuary

Example 7 Day Cruise aboard MS Cyrano de Bergerac
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Join us for a cruise along the Garonne and the Dordogne aboard MS Cyrano de Bergerac. From Saint-Emilion to Cadillac, passing by Blaye and the inevitable Bordeaux, you will cross the Gironde to discover a very singular cultural life, famous wines and a rich heritage. Visit the castle of Roquetaillade still inhabited today, which is reknown both for its imposing defensive structures as well as the elegance of its interior decoration, then admire the Cadillac Castle, a shining example of 17th-century architecture.

Day-by-Day Summary

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

Highlights

  • Join the guided tour to the hillsides before hiking up the vineyard trails
  • Take your bike to see UNESCO World Heritage sites in Bordeaux
  • Experience the bird's eye view of the châteaux and famous vineyards
  • Visit an exceptional troglodytic site in Saint-Emilion village

Ship

MS Cyrano de Bergerac

Places Visited

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

Activities

Trip Type

  • Small Ship

Activity Level

Relaxed

Trip Snapshots

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

Day 1 Bordeaux | Embark

Passengers are welcome to board your ship at 6:00 p.m. After comfortably settling into your cabins, you'll introduce your crew at a welcome cocktail and evening.

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

Day 2 Pauillac | The Medoc

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Today, you will cruise towards Pauillac. Join the excursions for both packages.

This afternoon's excursions are:

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. Today's excursions are:

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'll get to taste some regional products with an excellent glass of wine.

Return on board for dinner and an evening of entertainment.

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 excursion for both packages: the tour of Saint-Emilion. Enjoy an evening of entertainment.

Day 5 Cadillac

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Today, you will start cruising towards Cadillac. Excursions are:

Classic: Guided tour of the Roquetaillade castle and Cadillac.

Discovery: Guided tour on foot of the hillsides in Cadillac. Your walk will take you through the city before a visit of some of the wine cellars followed by a tasting of local specialties and wines.

Afterward, you will 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. Excursions are:

Classic: Guided tour of Bordeaux.

Discovery: Guided bike tour of Bordeaux. You'll learn about the city and region's wine-making history while visiting the Wine Museum, followed by a wine-tasting session.

Afterward, you will return on board for your gala dinner and evening.

Day 7 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
$2,314
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

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 a shower in a 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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