Bordeaux – A renowned land of plenty

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On this cultural cruise, discover Pauillac and the Medoc, Blaye, Saint-Emilion, the château de Roquetaille, Cadillac, Bordeaux and the Arcachon basin.

Discover the wine lands of Bordeaux on this river cruise along the Garonne and Dordogne aboard your river cruiser. Experience vineyards, chateaux and all of what makes Bordeaux a beautiful region to visit.

Inclusions

  • Direct Flights to Bordeaux with Aer Lingus.
  • Transfers from Airport to the quay to board your river cruiser
  • 7 nights on the river cruiser, based on 2 sharing a lower deck cabin
  • Superb French Cuisine, all meals onboard on a full board basis from Dinner on the 1st day to Breakfast on the last day
  • Unlimited complimentary onboard drinks
  • Free Wifi
  • Entertainment onboard
  • Transfer from the quay to the airport
  • Return flight to Dublin
  • Taxes and charges 1 bag prepaid per person 15kgs

Itinerary

Day 1 Bordeaux

On arrival in Bordeaux, you will be transferred to the boat where you will be able to leave your luggage and have a few hours in Bordeaux before boarding between 6.00 and 7.00pm. After comfortably settling into your cabins, we’ll introduce our crew at a welcome cocktail. Tonight we’ll enjoy dinner and an evening of onboard entertainment. We’ll remain in port overnight.

Day 2 Bordeaux – Pauillac(2) – The Médoc(1)

We will cruise towards Pauillac. Join us for the optional excursion proposed:
DISCOVERY: Helicopter ride(3) – 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!
In the afternoon, join us for the optional 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.
We’ll return on board for dinner and an evening of entertainment.

Day 3 Pauillac(2) – Gironde estuary – Blaye

We’ll cruise along the Gironde River all the way to the estuary before reaching Blaye. Join us for the optional 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 our tour, we’ll get to taste some regional products with an excellent glass of wine. We’ll return on board for dinner and an evening of dancing.

Day 4 Blaye – Libourne(2) – Saint-Emilion(1)

We’ll begin to cruise early this morning along the Dordogne River towards Libourne. Upon arrival, join us for an optional excursion for both packages: tour of Saint-Emilion. Enjoy an evening of entertainment.

Day 5 Libourne(2) – Cadillac

We’ll start cruising towards Cadillac. Join us for the optional 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. We’ll stroll through the city before hiking up the vineyard trails to some of the most beautiful viewpoints over the river found in the area. We’ll finish up our tour with a tasting of local specialties and wines. Afterwards, we’ll return on board. The evening is free to do as you please.

Day 6 Cadillac – Bordeaux

We’ll cruise back to Bordeaux. Join us for the optional 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, we’ll visit Wine Museum. Tonight’s our gala dinner and evening.

Day 7 Bordeaux – The Arcachon basin – Bordeaux

Join us on an optional excursion for both packages in the heart of the Arcachon Bay. We’ll return to Bordeaux at the end of the day. Enjoy an evening of entertainment.

Day 8 Bordeaux

After breakfast on board, we disembark for our transfer back to the airport for the return flight to Dublin.

For an optimal organization of the cruise, the organization of excursions can be modified according to the tide.

For the safety of our 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) Optional excursions. (2) Depending on docking availability, the stopover in Pauillac may be replaced by Cussac-Fort-Médoc and Libourne by Bourg. In this event, the order of excursions could be altered. (3) This excursion must be booked in advance through your travel agency. Subject to availability and favorable weather conditions.

Accommodation

Each cabin is equipped with private en-suite facilities (shower and WC), satellite TV, hairdryer, safe.

MS Cyrano de Bergerac – 5 anchor class lounge with dance floor and bar – bar with TV, video and terrace – restaurant – large sun deck with loungers – terrace – French balconies – shop – lift. Fully air-conditioned throughout the vessel and in all cabins, central heating, 230V electricity supply, radar, wifi on board. Upper deck : 41 cabins (39 cabins with twin beds, 2 cabins with a double bed) Middle 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 Main deck : 25 cabins with porthole (18 cabins with twin beds, 7 cabins with a double bed) Equipped for disabilities

MS Princesse d’Aquitaine – 4 anchor class lounge-bar with a dance floor – bar – dining room – large sundeck with deckchairs – gift shop – wifi on board. Upper deck : 26 twins Main deck : 43 cabins (42 twins, 1 suite)

Extra Information

Booking remarks

  • Optional insurance available (call for details)
  • A non refundable, non transferable booking deposit of €200 per person is required.
  • 2% surcharge if balance is paid by credit card
  • Holidays & offers are subject to availability at time of booking
  • Prices correct at time of printing, however fuel surcharges may apply.
  • Office use : BOA

  Cost per person: €1,639pp
  Number of nights: 7

02-Apr-18 Main Deck €1,639
02 April 2018 5* Main Deck €1,799
14 April 2018 5* Main Deck €1,799
22-Apr-18 Main Deck €1,639
04-May-18 Main Deck €1,969
08 May 2018 5* Main Deck €1,949
16-May-18 Main Deck €1,789
20 May 2018 5* Main Deck €1,949
28-May-18 Main Deck €1,789
01 June 2018 5* Main Deck €1,949
21-Jun-18 Main Deck €1,789
23 June 2018 5* Main Deck €1,949
03-Jul-18 Main Deck €1,639
15 July 2018 5* Main Deck €1,639
27-Jul-18 Main Deck €1,799
02-Aug-18 Main Deck €1,639
08 August 2018 5* Main Deck €1,799
14-Aug-18 Main Deck €1,639
20 August 2018 5* Main Deck €1,799
26-Aug-18 Main Deck €1,639
01 September 2018 5* Main Deck €1,949
25 September 2018 5* Main Deck €1,949
01-Oct-18 Main Deck €1,789
07 October 2018 5* Main Deck €1,949
19 October 2018 5* Main Deck €1,799

5* - These departures are on board 5 Anchor MS Cyrano de Bergerac. Otherwise, departures are on 4 Anchor MS Princesse d’Aquitaine.

Upper Deck Supplement from €210 pp
Single Supplement from €660

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