The Exceptional Region of Bordeaux

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The Bordeaux region offers an incredible range of attractions for those who appreciate fine food and wines. This 4 night river cruise around the Bordeaux region lets you explore this beautiful area and takes you to famous regions such as the Médoc and Saint-Emilion.

Inclusions

  • Direct Flights to Bordeaux with Aer Lingus.
  • Transfers from Airport to the quay to board your river cruiser
  • 4 nights on 4* Princesse d'Aquitaine or 5* Cyrano de Bergerac, based on 2 sharing a lower deck cabin
  • All meals included - Refined French cuisine
  • DRINKS INCLUDED with meals and at onboard bar
  • Free Wifi in lounge and bar
  • Entertainment onboard
  • Gala dinner and evening
  • Welcome cocktail
  • Transfer from the quay to the airport
  • Return flight to Dublin
  • Taxes and charges
  • One 15kg bag prepaid per cabin

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 6pm and 7pm. After comfortably settling into your cabins, we’ll introduce our crew at a welcome cocktail. We’ll remain in port overnight.

Day 2 Bordeaux - Pauillac - The Médoc

We will cruise down towards Pauillac. This morning, join us for the optional excursion proposed: DISCOVERY: Helicopter ride(2) - 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 - Gironde Estuary - Blaye

We’ll start sailing early this morning towards Blaye, whose Citadel built by Vauban is not to be missed. Join us on 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 and cruise on the Gironde all the way to the estuary. Enjoy an evening of dancing.

Day 4 Blaye - Libourne - Saint-Emilion

We'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 us for an optional excursion for both packages: tour of Saint-Emilion. We’ll return on board in Libourne. Tonight is our festive gala dinner and evening.

Day 5 Libourne - 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.

NB: 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) Depending on the tide, the stopover in Pauillac may be replaced by Cussac-Fort-Médoc and Libourne by Bourg. (2) This excursion must be booked in advance through your travel agency. Subject to availability and favorable weather conditions. Alcohol can be harmful to your health. Please drink in moderation.

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 : BOQ

  Cost per person: €1,089pp
  Number of nights: 4

09 April 2018 5 Star MS Cyrano de Bergerac €1099
18 April 2018 4 Star MS Princesse d'Aquitaine €1089
29 April 2018 4 Star MS Princesse d'Aquitaine €1089
03 May 2018 5 Star MS Cyrano de Bergerac €1319
11 May 2018 4 Star MS Princesse d'Aquitaine €1349
15 May 2018 5 Star MS Cyrano de Bergerac €1319
23 May 2018 4 Star MS Princesse d'Aquitaine €1349
27 May 2018 5 Star MS Cyrano de Bergerac €1439
04 June 2018 4 Star MS Princesse d'Aquitaine €1219
08 June 2018 5 Star MS Cyrano de Bergerac €1469
09 June 2018 4 Star MS Princesse d'Aquitaine €1219
13 June 2018 5 Star MS Cyrano de Bergerac €1319
18 June 2018 5 Star MS Cyrano de Bergerac €1319
28 June 2018 4 Star MS Princesse d'Aquitaine €1219
30 June 2018 5 Star MS Cyrano de Bergerac €1299
05 July 2018 5 Star MS Cyrano de Bergerac €1269
10 July 2018 5 Star MS Cyrano de Bergerac €1149
10 July 2018 4 Star MS Princesse d'Aquitaine €1269
22 July 2018 5 Star MS Cyrano de Bergerac €1269
23 July 2018 4 Star MS Princesse d'Aquitaine €1149
28 July 2018 4 Star MS Princesse d'Aquitaine €1149
03 August 2018 5 Star MS Cyrano de Bergerac €1269
09 August 2018 4 Star MS Princesse d'Aquitaine €1149
15 August 2018 5 Star MS Cyrano de Bergerac €1269
21 August 2018 4 Star MS Princesse d'Aquitaine €1149
27 August 2018 5 Star MS Cyrano de Bergerac €1269
02 September 2018 4 Star MS Princesse d'Aquitaine €1219
14 September 2018 4 Star MS Princesse d'Aquitaine €1219
20 September 2018 5 Star MS Cyrano de Bergerac €1439
02 October 2018 5 Star MS Cyrano de Bergerac €1319
08 October 2018 4 Star MS Princesse d'Aquitaine €1219
14 October 2018 5 Star MS Cyrano de Bergerac €1439
25 October 2018 4 Star MS Princesse d'Aquitaine €1219

Upgrade to Upper Deck from €170 pp
Single supplement €440

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