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Incredible Vineyards of Bordeaux

A cruise in Aquitaine : the great wines of Southern France

Example 6 Day Cruise aboard MS Cyrano de Bergerac
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Board MS Cyrano de Bergerac on this 6-day voyage and let yourself be carried by an inspiring cruise along the Garonne and the Dordogne. This will transport you to the heart of Bordeaux and its region. You will discover this unmissable and surprising city many of whose monuments are listed as World Heritage Sites by UNESCO, and visit the Blaye citadel which majestically dominates the estuary.

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 : Bordeaux
Day 6 : Bordeaux | Disembark

Highlights

  • Visit Bordeaux, renowned for its exceptional architectural heritage
  • Discover Médoc, where the most famous wines in the world are cultivated
  • Tour Blaye and its underground monuments on foot
  • Discover the Gironde and the Garonne estuaries

Ship

MS Cyrano de Bergerac

Places Visited

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

Activities

Trip Type

  • Small Ship

Activity Level

Relaxed

Trip Snapshots

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

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.

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

Day 2 Pauillac | Médoc

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

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
Start sailing early this morning towards Blaye, whose Citadel built by Vauban is not to be missed. 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 dancing.

Day 4 Libourne | Saint-Emilion

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
You'll 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, join an excursion for both packages: tour of Saint-Emilion. Return on board in Libourne. Tonight is your festive gala dinner and evening.

Day 5 Bordeaux

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Cruise towards Bordeaux this morning. Today's excursions are:

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. You'll 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 | Disembark

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

MS Cyrano de Bergerac

Deals

Save 15%
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
$1,737
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 organization of 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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