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The Exceptional Region of Bordeaux

5 days with CroisiEurope  Rating: Deluxe

River Cruise Itinerary
Boarding at 6:00 p.m. in Bordeaux. Welcome cocktail and presentation of the crew. Dinner followed by a guided tour of Bordeaux by night. Overnight.
Full board on board. Early in the morning, cruise to Pauillac. We will head down the Garonne River and then join the Gironde River, passing Cazeau Island and Patiras Island before arriving in Pauillac. In the afternoon, excursion to visit the Medoc - a renowned region where the most famous of all red wines in the world are cultivated. Evening of entertainment provided by our crew. Overnight.
DAY 3: PAUILLAC - Gironde Estuary - BLAYE
Full board on board. Early in the morning, cruise to Blaye. Arriving in Blaye, this superb acropolis was the perfect look-out post to watch for invaders. The famous French military engineer Vauban built a citadel here, which is Blaye's undisputed major attraction today. Excursion along the Corniche, or cliff route. Return on board. Evening of dancing. Overnight.
Full board on board. Start cruising towards Libourne. Excursion to Saint-Emilion. Return on board to Libourne. Gala dinner and evening. Overnight.
Buffet breakfast on board. Cruising towards Bordeaux and arriving later in the morning. Disembark at 11.00 a.m. End of our services.
Tour Map
River Cruise Highlights
  • Ship sails to Gironde estuary
  • CroisiEurope is leader in Gironde river cruising
  • the Gironde
  • 3 rivers : Gironde - Garonne - Dordogne
  • The largest area of AOC vineyards in the world
  • Secret and remarkable heritage
  • Pauillac and the Médoc with their prestigious châteaux
  • The medieval city of Blaye and its renowned wines
  • Saint-Emilion, the history of a medieval village
  • Bordeaux, a UNESCO World Heritage Site
All This Included
  • Unlimited complimentary onboard beverages, including beer, fine wine, spirits, mineral bottled water, soft drinks specialty coffees and tea. 
  • All meals onboard for Superb French Cuisine 
  • Farewell Gala dinner 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Complimentary Samsung Galaxy Tablet for guests' use Shore excursions with wireless audio system 
  • Port Talk 
  • Captain Welcome cocktail Reception 
  • Assistance from our onboard multi-lingual host/hostess 
  • Entertainment : On board professional entertainment & Crew Team show 
  • Travel assistance and repatriation insurance 
  • All port fees
Accommodations on this Tour
Cruising: Cabin onboard MS Cyrano de Bergerac or MS Princesse d'Aquitaine
  • Cabin upgrades are available.
  • For an optimal organization of the cruise, the organization of excursions can be modified according to the tide.
  • Note to coach : coaches double floors are not allowed on many road in Gironde, including Libourne, Saint Emilion, Blaye.
  • 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, stopover in Bourg may be replaced by Libourne.
  • 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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