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Discover the Great Bordeaux Wines 2019

6 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 - THE MÉDOC
We'll begin towards Pauillac. Join us on an excursion for both packages: 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! **Unavailble from April to the end of June.
 
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 - THE 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 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 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
We'll cruise towards Bordeaux this morning. Join us on the excursions proposed:
CLASSIC: Guided tour of Bordeaux, listed as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.
DISCOVERY: Visit to La Cité du Vin and wine-tasting*.
Enjoy an evening of entertainment. 
 
DAY 6 BORDEAUX
Enjoy one last buffet breakfast on board before disembarking at 9:00 a.m. End of our services.
Tour Map
River Cruise Highlights
  • Discover the Gironde and the Garonne estuaries
  • EXCLUSIVE TO CROISIEUROPE: Helicopter ride over the gorgeous Médoc
  • Bordeaux, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and the Cité du Vin*
  • The Grands Crus wines of the region
  • Blaye and Vauban's citadel
  • Saint-Emilion, the history of a medieval village
All This Included
Let yourself be carried by an inspiring cruise along the Garonne and the Dordogne. This will transport you to the heart of Bordeaux and its region. You will discover this unmissable and surprising city many of whose monuments are listed as World Heritage Sites by UNESCO, and visit the Blaye citadel which majestically dominates the estuary.
 
  • All meals included - DRINKS INCLUDED with meals and at the bar
  • Refined French cuisine - Gala dinner and evening - Welcome cocktail
  • Free Wi-Fi in lounge and bar
  • 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 Cyrano de Bergerac or MS Princesse d'Aquitaine
Notes
  • 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.
  • Depending on the tide, the stopover in Pauillac may be replaced by Cussac-Fort-Médoc and Blaye and Libourne by Bourg.
  • The helicopter ride excursion on Day 2 must be booked in advance. 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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