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Great Wines and Architectural Heritage in the Gironde Estuary

7 days with CroisiEurope  Rating: Deluxe

River Cruise Itinerary
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. 
We will cruise 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.
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.
We'll begin to cruise early this morning along the Dordogne River towards Libourne. Upon arrival, join us on an excursion for both packages: tour of Saint-Emilion. Enjoy an evening of entertainment.
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.
We'll cruise back to Bordeaux. Join us for the excursions proposed:
CLASSIC: Guided tour of Bordeaux.
DISCOVERY: Visit to La Cité du Vin and wine-tasting.
Afterwards, we'll return on board for our gala dinner and evening.
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
  • Cadillac, a fortified town founded in the 13th century
  • The Roquetaillade castle, a unique specimen of feudal art in France
  • EXCLUSIVE TO CROISIEUROPE:  Helicopter ride over the gorgeous Médoc
All This Included
Join us for a cruise along the Garonne and the Dordogne! From Saint-Emilion to Cadillac, passing by Blaye and the inevitable Bordeaux, you will cross the Gironde to discover a very singular cultural life, famous wines and a rich heritage. Visit the castle of Roquetaillade still inhabited today, which is reknown both for its imposing defensive structures as well as the elegance of its interior decoration, then admire the Cadillac Castle, a shining example of 17th-century architecture.
  • 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
  • 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 docking availability, 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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