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The Dordogne and the Garonne, a Cruise Through Southern France

8 days with CroisiEurope  Rating: First Class

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 for 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 for 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 where famous movies such as "Brotherhood of the Wolf" and "Fanfan la Tulipe" were filmed, followed by a tour of Cadillac.
DISCOVERY: Guided tour on foot of the hillsides in Cadillac. We'll stroll through the city before hiking up the vineyard trails to some of the most beautiful viewpoints over the river found in the area. We'll finish up our tour with 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, renowned for its exceptional architectural heritage.
DISCOVERY: Visit to La Cité du Vin and wine-tasting.
Tonight's our gala dinner and evening.
Join us on an excursion for both packages in the heart of the Arcachon Bay. We'll return to Bordeaux at the end of the day. Enjoy an evening of entertainment.
Enjoy one last buffet breakfast on board before disembarking at 9:00 a.m. End of our services.
Tour Map
River Cruise Highlights
  • Extensive discovery of the region and its terroir
  • The Arcachon Bay and the Dune of Pilat, the highest sand dune in Europe
  • Local delicacies: Arcachon oysters, Blaye praslines, wine* & cheese in Médoc
  • EXCLUSIVE TO CROISIEUROPE: Helicopter ride over the gorgeous Médoc
All This Included
From the Gironde estuary to the Dordogne via the Garonne, our cruise will take you to the heart of the South West, famous for its idyllic landscapes, reknown wines, historical monuments and emblematic places. Discover vineyards and castles between Bordeaux and the Arcachon basin.
  • 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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