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Explore the historic cities and towns of the Bordeaux region

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Bordeaux Roundtrip - Example 8 Day Cruise aboard S.S. Bon Voyage
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Embark on a scenic drive from Blaye to Bourg along the Route de la Corniche Fleurie and marvel at the sights of Blaye Fortress and Lansac Windmill along the way. Slow things down in Libourne and on your return to Bordeaux with multiple wine tastings, village tours, a farmers’ market visit, and Bordeaux Heritage walking tour. Wander through archaeological marvels, historic landmarks, and magnificent vineyards, be treated to a sampling of quintessentially French experiences. Join a showcase of the best Southwest France has to offer.
Libourne (Bordeaux, France)Saint Emilion viewsCyclists crossing the Pont de Pierre, Bordeaux beside the Garonne RiverWander the vineyards of France's Bordeaux regionDiscover the history and culture of BordeauxExplore the historic cities and towns of the Bordeaux region
Highlights
  • Set sail along the Garonne, Dordogne and Gironde rivers
  • Embark on a scenic drive from Blaye to Bourg
  • Join a Bordeaux heritage walking tour
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Activity Level: Relaxed
Involves minimal physical effort and is typically associated with leisurely activities. Activities are low-intensity or last less than a few hours each day.
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Day 1: Bordeaux | Embark

Arrive at Bordeaux-Mérignac International Airport, where a representative greets and transfers you to the ship.

Day 2: Blaye | Bourg sur Gironde

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
The Route de la Corniche Fleurie…could this be the most beautiful road you’ve ever traveled? Find out today on the drive to Blaye Fortress, passing through one impossibly picturesque hamlet after another. Once you arrive, find your center with a unique and expertly led yoga session in the heart of this historic fortress. This UNESCO-designated citadel once protected Bordeaux from attacks by sea.

In the evening, enjoy a special Captain’s Welcome Reception and Dinner prepared for you.

Day 3: Cussac Fort Médoc | Pauillac la Fayette

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
The legendary Médoc region abounds with prestigious wine châteaux in a dizzying array of architectural styles, as well as miles of grapevines stretching to infinity. Take a scenic drive through the storied Médoc wine route, followed by a wine tasting at a beautiful wine estate. Enjoy the waters of the Garonne River and the Gironde Estuary before heading to the pretty town of Pauillac, gateway to the storied Médoc wine route, the Atlantic coast, and remnants of the Atlantic Wall erected during WWII.

Day 4: Cadillac

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
The French phrase “la douceur de Vivre” is an accurate description of your time in Cadillac, known for its deliciously flavored dessert wines. Visit Château Royal de Cazeneuve, site of Henry IV’s and Queen Margot’s tempestuous love. Meet the owner around a glass of Sauternes in the reception hall.

Note: Sailing this stretch of the Garonne depends on the tides. If it is not possible to sail to Cadillac, transfer to your destination is via motorcoach.

Day 5: Libourne (Saint-Émilion)

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
The medieval town of Saint-Émilion is an ideal place to linger. Wander its cobblestone lanes lined with wine shops and bakeries, and stop to admire the impressive rock-hewn church that extends beneath the city’s streets. Another treasure awaiting you underground? A wine tasting in the cellars of a Grand Cru estate. With Libourne as your base, travel to nearby breathtaking Saint-Émilion and immerse yourself more deeply in the region’s history and wine culture.

Day 6: Libourne | Bordeaux

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
France’s rich agricultural tradition is the heart and soul of the region’s exquisite cuisine—and what better way to get a taste for the freshest vegetables, cheeses, breads and fruits than with a visit to Libourne’s lively farmers’ market?

Day 7: Bordeaux

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Discover Bordeaux’s many charms today, either on foot with a local expert or on two wheels—the locals’ preferred way to navigate the city’s charming backstreets. You have a superb selection of active opportunities to see this magnificent UNESCO World Heritage Site.

In the evening, enjoy a special Captain’s Farewell Reception and Dinner prepared for you.

Day 8: Bordeaux | Disembark

  • 1 Breakfast
After disembarking the ship, transfer to Bordeaux-Mérignac International Airport for your flight home.

Ship/Hotel

S.S. Bon Voyage

S.S. Bon Voyage Lobby
S.S. Bon Voyage La Cafe des Vins
S.S. Bon Voyage Soleil Deck

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$3,299
Rates are dynamic and fluctuate based on capacity. Contact us for a specific quote.
S.S. Bon Voyage Classic Cabin
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Classic
Magnificent appointed riverview stateroom (151 sq ft - 14 sq m) located on the Beaujolais Deck. Handcrafted Savoir Beds of England, built-in closet, safe, hair dryer, individual thermostat, flat TV screen and bottled water. Marble bathroom with Asprey bath and body products, plush towels, backlit magnifying mirror, cozy bathrobes and slippers.
S.S. Bon Voyage Deluxe Cabin
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Deluxe
Sumptuous appointed riverview stateroom (151 sq ft - 14 sq m) located on the Medoc Deck . Handcrafted Savoir Beds of England, built-in closet, safe, hair dryer, individual thermostat, flat TV screen and bottled water. Marble bathroom with Asprey bath and body products, plush towels, back-lit magnifying mirror, cozy bathrobes and slippers.
S.S. Bon Voyage French Balcony
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French Balcony
Luxuriant appointed riverview stateroom (140 sq ft - 13 sq m) on the Bordeaux Deck with a French balcony. Handcrafted Savoir Beds of England, built-in closet, safe, hair dryer, individual thermostat, flat TV screen and bottled water. Marble bathroom with Asprey bath and body products, plush towels, back-lit magnifying mirror, cozy bathrobes and slippers.
S.S. Bon Voyage Suite
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Suite
Lavishly appointed riverview suite (210 sq ft - 19.5 sq m). Handcrafted Savoir Beds of England, built-in closet, safe, hair dryer, individual thermostat, flat TV screen and bottled water. Marble bathroom with Hermès bath and body products, plush towels, back-lit magnifying mirror, cozy bathrobes and slippers. Additional amenities and services are included.
S.S. Bon Voyage Grand Suite
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Grand Suite
Luxurious appointed riverview grand suite (280 sq ft - 26 sq m). Handcrafted Savoir Beds of England, built-in closet, safe, hair dryer, individual thermostat, flat TV screen and bottled water. Marble bathroom with Hermès bath and body products, plush towels, back-lit magnifying mirror, cozy bathrobes and slippers, a rain shower and tub. Additional amenities and services are included.

Notes

Please Note: Fares are capacity controlled and are subject to change at any time without notice.

- All fares are per guest in US Dollars based on double occupancy unless otherwise noted.
- Single Supplement applies for single accommodation. Solo occupancy pricing is dependent on cabin type, contact us for details.

Plug/ Voltage type Onboard: 220V Type C
Included
  • 7 Breakfasts, 6 Lunches, 7 Dinners
  • 7 Nights Accommodations
  • Accommodations as listed
  • Ground transportation as listed
  • Activities as listed
  • Meals as listed
  • Access to a 24-7 Emergency line while traveling
  • Bilingual English-speaking guide
  • Unlimited Wifi
  • All gratuities, shipboard and shoreside 
  • Bicycles & Hiking Sticks equipment if needed
  • Captain’s Welcome and Farewell Receptions
  • Unlimited beverages onboard, including fine wine, beer, spirits, specialty coffee and tea, soft drinks, and mineral water
  • Guided “Do as the Locals Do” and “Let's Go” programs
  • State-of-the-art Quietvox portable audio-headset system on all excursions
  • Cultural enrichment, including a Signature Lecture
Excluded
  • Travel Insurance
  • Personal Expenses
  • Flight costs (please request a quote)
  • Additional excursions during free time
  • Fuel and transportation surcharges (when applicable)
  • Port Fees
  • Passport or Visa fees

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