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Cruise through the Aquitaine Region from Bordeaux to Royan, Along the Gironde Estuary 2021

7 days with CroisiEurope  Rating: Deluxe

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River Cruise Itinerary
DAY 1 BORDEAUX - PAUILLAC(1)
Passengers are welcome to board our ship at 6 p.m. After comfortably settling into your cabins, we’ll introduce our crew at a welcome cocktail and enjoy our first evening together. Our ship will begin to cruise to Pauillac. We’ll begin on the Garonne River, before entering the Gironde River, where we’ll pass the islands of Cazeau and Patiras before reaching Pauillac.
 
DAY 2 PAUILLAC(1) - THE MEDOC - GIRONDE ESTUARY - ROYAN
Pauillac has managed to preserve the majestic mansions along its waterfront that were constructed with great blocks of stone.
 
This morning, we offer two excursions:
 
CLASSIC: Tour through the Médoc vineyards. 
 
DISCOVERY: "Wine & Cheese".
 
Excursion for both packages: Royan and its waterfront.
 
Enjoy some free time before returning to the ship. After your expedition, you’ll return on board the ship. Join us for an evening of dinner and dancing.
 
DAY 3 ROYAN - ROCHEFORT - LA ROCHELLE - ROYAN
Excursion for both packages: The seaside cities of Rochefort and La Rochelle. We’ll leave by coach for Rochefort. Rochefort was originally chosen by Jean-Baptiste Colbert as a refuge, defense, and supply post for the French Navy back in the mid-1660s. We’ll stop  for lunch in a local restaurant. The over 1,000-year-old city of La Rochelle is the capital of the Charente Maritime. It’s tucked along the Bay of Biscay and contains some of the most beautiful natural and architectural heritage in the area. Enjoy some free time before returning to the ship. After we return on board, we’ll spend the rest of our day cruising up the Dordogne to Libourne.   
 
DAY 4 LIBOURNE(1) - BORDEAUX
This morning, join us on an excursion for both packages: Saint-Émilion. We’ll enjoy a tasting of local products at the end of our tour.* We’ll return to the ship in Libourne and spend the afternoon cruising to Bordeaux.
 
Excursion for both packages: Guided tour of Bordeaux "by night". We’ll leave by coach for a panoramic tour of the city, where you’ll be able to discover the main monuments, followed by a tour on foot of the old quarter of Bordeaux. After your expedition, you’ll return on board the ship.  
 
DAY 5 BORDEAUX - CADILLAC
We’ll cruise along the Garonne, getting a good glimpse of Bordeaux from the water as we continue on to Cadillac. This morning, we offer two excursions:   
 
CLASSIC: a visit to the magnificent and prestigious Château de Roquetaillade.
 
DISCOVERY: Gourmet market in Cadillac.
 
We’ll spend the afternoon cruising to Bordeaux, and we’ll arrive during the evening. Tonight is our festive gala evening.
 
DAY 6 BORDEAUX - ARCACHON BAY - BORDEAUX
Excursion for both packages: To the center of Arcachon Bay.  
 
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This morning, we offer two excursions:   
 
CLASSIC: Guided tour of Bordeaux,  whose historical area is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
 
DISCOVERY: Visit La Cité du Vin.
 
Lunch will be served on board. Enjoy some free time on your own in the city this afternoon.
 
Join us for dinner and an evening of entertainment.
 
DAY 7 BORDEAUX
Enjoy breakfast on board this morning before disembarking at 9:00 a.m. End of our services.
Tour Map
River Cruise Highlights
  • Cruise all the way to Royan in the Gironde Estuary
  • The charming, retro city of Royan
  • The Médoc Wine Route
  • Rochefort and the Corderie Royale
  • The seaside city of La Rochelle
  • Arcachon Bay and the Dune of Pilat
  • Fantastic food: Arcachon oysters, and the wine and cheese in the Médoc
All This Included
This magnificent itinerary will take you to the heart of Southwestern France, well known for its idyllic landscapes, famous wines, historical monuments, and emblematic sites.

What better way to explore this corner of French paradise than through its longstanding maritime cities and its unequivocal art of living?
  • 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
Notes
  • Cabin upgrades are available. 
  • For optimal organization of your cruise, the order of the excursions can be modified according to the tides.
  • (1) Depending on mooring availability, the stopover in Pauillac may be replaced by a stopover in Cussac-Fort-Médoc and the stopover in Libourne by a stopover in Bourg.
  • 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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