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Great Wines and Architectural Heritage in the Gironde Estuary 2018

7 days with CroisiEurope  Rating: First Class

River Cruise Itinerary
DAY 1: BORDEAUX
Passengers are welcome to board our ship at 6:00 p.m. After comfortably settling into your cabins, we’ll introduce our crew at a welcome cocktail and evening. 
 
DAY 2: BORDEAUX - PAUILLAC(1) - The Médoc
We will cruise towards Pauillac. Join us for the 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 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(1) - The Gironde Estuary - BLAYE
We’ll cruise along the Gironde River all the way to the estuary before reaching Blaye. Join us for the 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(1) - Saint-Emilion
We'll begin to cruise early this morning along the Dordogne River towards Libourne. Upon arrival, join us for an excursion for both packages: tour of Saint-Emilion. Enjoy an evening of entertainment.
 
DAY 5: LIBOURNE(1) - CADILLAC
We'll start cruising towards Cadillac. Join us for the excursions proposed:
 
CLASSIC: Guided tour of the Roquetaillade castle and Cadillac.
 
DISCOVERY:  Guided tour on foot of the hillsides in Cadillac. Your walk will take you through the city before a visit of some of the wine cellars followed by 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 excursions proposed:
 
CLASSIC: Guided tour of Bordeaux. 
 
DISCOVERY: Guided bike tour of Bordeaux. We’ll learn about the city and region’s wine-making history while visiting the Wine Museum, followed by a wine-tasting session. 
 
Afterwards, we’ll return on board for our gala dinner and evening.
 
DAY 7: BORDEAUX
Enjoy one last buffet breakfast on board before disembarking at 9:00 a.m. End of our services.
Tour Map
River Cruise Highlights
  • Cruise all the way to the Gironde Estuary
  • and through the largest largest area of AOC vineyards in the world
  • Helicopter ride(2): Fly over the gorgeous Médoc
  • Cadillac, a fortified town founded in the 13th century
  • The Roquetaillade castle, a unique specimen of feudal art in France
All This Included
The Bordeaux region offers an incredible range of attractions for those who appreciate fine food and wines.
  • All meals included - DRINKS INCLUDED with meals and at onboard bar
  • Refined French cuisine - Gala dinner and evening - Welcome cocktail
  • Free Wi-Fi in lounge and bar
  • Complimentary Samsung Galaxy Tablet for guests' use
  • Headsets are included for excursions
  • Official welcome from the captain and crew
  • Onboard activities
  • Travel assistance and repatriation insurance
  • All port fees included
Accommodations on this Tour
Cruising: Cabin onboard MS Princesse d'Aquitaine or MS Cyrano de Bergerac
Notes
  • For an optimal organization of the cruise, the order of the 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.
  • 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 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.
  • (2) This excursion must be booked in advance through your travel agency. Subject to availability and favorable weather conditions. 
  • Please ask your Vacations To Go travel counselor for more information.
Terms and Conditions

* The prices shown are U.S. dollars per person, based on double occupancy, and subject to availability. Prices quoted for land/cruise arrangements are subject to increase without notice. Once we have received your deposit, land/cruise prices are guaranteed. Air prices quoted via phone or email are subject to increase and are guaranteed only from the time that full payment is received. Also, air prices or air promotions mentioned on this site or on the phone do not include baggage fees imposed by airlines. Sorry, we are unable to offer air from countries other than the U.S. However, for those international customers who are able to arrange their own transportation to the trip origination city, we are able to offer the land/cruise portion of the package at the price quoted.



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