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Place de la Bourse, Bordeaux

The Gironde Estuary and the Dordogne and Garonne rivers

Bordeaux Roundtrip - Example 7 Day Cruise aboard MS Cyrano de Bergerac
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Join this 7-day voyage to discover the Gironde estuary and two mighty rivers of Europe: the Garonne and Dordogne. As you sail through the Southwest France, disembark in historical cities to explore their charming, winding streets. Visit Medoc, a world-renowned wine region, and fall in love with the European lifestyle as you make your way from Bordeaux to Libourne and back again.

Day-by-Day Summary

Day 1 : Bordeaux | Embark
Day 2 : Bordeaux | Pauillac
Day 3 : Pauillac | Gironde Estuary | Blaye
Day 4 : Blaye | Libourne Or Bourg | Saint-emilion
Day 5 : Libourne Or Bourg | Cadillac
Day 6 : Cadillac | Bordeaux
Day 7 : Bordeaux | Disembark

Highlights

  • Explore the renowned Medoc region, home to world's most famous red wines
  • Tour the village of Bourg, a charming city enclosed by medieval ramparts
  • Enjoy a guided tour of the Saint-Emilion's underground monuments
  • Visit Ch√Ęteau de Roquetaillade, a historic medieval castle

Ship

MS Cyrano de Bergerac

Places Visited

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

Activities

Trip Type

  • Small Ship

Activity Level

Relaxed

Trip Snapshots

Place de la Bourse, Bordeaux Le Miroir, Bordeaux Vineyard on a beautiful day Libourne streets View beautiful bridges of Europe

Day 1 Bordeaux | Embark

Board the MS Cyrano de Bergerac in the evening. Settle in to your cabin and meet the crew during a welcome cocktail party. Enjoy dinner and an evening of entertainment as you set sail.

Day 2 Bordeaux | Pauillac

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Cruise down the Garonne to the Gironde to Pauillac.
Proposed excursions:

DISCOVERY: 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!
(Flight subject to favorable weather conditions. RESERVATIONS MUST BE MADE BEFORE THE CRUISE BEGINS AND ARE SUBJECT TO AVAILABILITY).
In the afternoon, proposed excursions:

CLASSIC: Visit the Médoc (only available through pre-reservation with your travel agency before your departure)—a renowned region where the most famous of all red wines in the world are cultivated. We also have the opportunity to see the “must see” châteaux Lafite-Rothschild, Latour and Mouton Rothschild.

DISCOVERY: Medoc: Biking, wine, and cheese. Get ready to discover the history, architecture and out-of-the-way places in this exceptionally beautiful area. What better reward for the effort than a lovely glass of grand cru and some regional cheeses served in a prestigious château in the heart of Pauillac.

Return on board for dinner and an evening of entertainment. Remain in port overnight.

Day 3 Pauillac | Gironde Estuary | Blaye

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Cruise along the Gironde to the estuary. You'll arrive in Blaye at 2:00 p.m.
Proposed excursions:

CLASSIC: The Route de la Corniche Fleurie and the Blaye Citadel.

DISCOVERY: Leave on foot to visit the Blaye Citadel, built in the 17th century by Vauban in order to better protect the city of Bordeaux.

Return on board for dinner and an evening of dancing. 

Day 4 Blaye | Libourne Or Bourg | Saint-emilion

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Begin to cruise early this morning, heading towards Libourne. Excursion for both packages: Saint-Emilion and its famous monolithic church followed by a wine tasting session. Tonight's entertainment is provided by the crew. Remain in port overnight.

Day 5 Libourne Or Bourg | Cadillac

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Spend the morning cruising to Cadillac. Proposed excursions:

CLASSIC: Château de Roquetaillade and Cadillac.

DISCOVERY: Set out for a guided tour on foot of the hillsides in Cadillac. Cross the city, passing in front of the imposing Château des Ducs d'Épernon before hiking up the vineyard trails to some of the most beautiful points of view of the river found in the area.

Return onboard, and the rest of the evening is yours to do as you please.

Day 6 Cadillac | Bordeaux

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Today continue your cruise back to Bordeaux, arriving in the early afternoon. Proposed excursions:

CLASSIC: Guided tour of Bordeaux.

DISCOVERY: Leave by bike from the Quai des Chartrons to see the locations and monuments in Bordeaux that have been listed as UNESCO World Heritage sites. Cycling along the Garonne to the Pont de Pierre, keep an eye out for the many amusing macarons decorating the building facades.

Tonight enjoy your exclusive gala evening.

Day 7 Bordeaux | Disembark

  • 1 Breakfast
Enjoy one last breakfast on board before disembarking.

MS Cyrano de Bergerac

Per person starting at
$1,873
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

Transfers: For the safety of the 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) Depending on docking availability, stopover in Libourne may be replaced by Bourg. In this event, the order of excursions could be altered.
Alcohol can damage your health. Please drink in moderation.

This offer includes :
-Your cruise with all meals from dinner the first evening to breakfast on the final day
-Drinks included in this price are water, wine, beer, fruit juices during the meal and coffee after both lunch and dinner for meals eaten on the ship
-Drinks from the bar, except for champagne or wines from our special list
-Double-occupancy cabin with shower in bathroom
-Assistance from our onboard multi-lingual host/hostess
-Excursions included in the package selected
-Welcome cocktail
-Gala dinner
-Onboard entertainment
-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 from our wine list or drinks ordered during excursions or transfers
-Cancellation and baggage insurance
-Transfers/travel to and from departure/arrival points
-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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