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The Gironde Estuary and the Dordogne and Garonne Rivers

7 days with CroisiEurope  Rating: Deluxe

River Cruise Itinerary
DAY 1: BORDEAUX
Boarding at 6:00 p.m. in Bordeaux. Welcome cocktail and presentation of the crew. Dinner followed by an evening welcome.
 
DAY 2: BORDEAUX - PAUILLAC
Full board on board. We will head down the Garonne River and then join the Gironde River before arriving in Pauillac In the afternoon, excursion : visit the Medoc a renowned region where the most famous of all red wines in the world are cultivated. Evening of entertainment. Overnight.
 
DAY 3: PAUILLAC - GIRONDE ESTUARY - BLAYE
Full board on board. Early in the morning, cruising along the Gironde to its estuary. 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. Evening of entertainment. Overnight.
 
DAY 4: BLAYE - LIBOURNE or BOURG (1) - SAINT-EMILION
Full board on board. Early in the morning, cruise on the Dordogne to Libourne. In the afternoon, excursion to Saint-Emilion. Evening of entertainment provided by the crew. Overnight.
 
DAY 5: LIBOURNE or BOURG(1) - CADILLAC
Full board on board. Cruise to Cadillac. We will sail past Cazeau Island and head back downstream along the Gironde before joining the Garonne, passing the city of Bordeaux. In the afternoon, guided tour of Cadillac and the Roquetaillade château. Free evening. Overnight.
 
DAY 6: CADILLAC - BORDEAUX
Full board on board. Cruise to Bordeaux, where we arrive early in the afternoon. Guided tour of Bordeaux by coach. Listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Bordeaux has obtained is classification as a “cultural site” worth discovering. Gala evening.
 
DAY 7: BORDEAUX
Buffet breakfast on board. Disembark at 9.00 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
  • Cultural diversity
  • Pauillac and the Médoc
  • The medieval city of Blaye and its renowned wines
  • Saint-Emilion, the history of a medieval village
  • The Roquetaillade château 
  • Cadillac, a historic monument
  • Bordeaux, a UNESCO World Heritage Site
All This Included
Two great rivers and the Gironde estuary. A complex and colorful mosaic of scenery, textures, and light. Come and join us as we explore this rich and diverse region.
  • 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
Notes
  • Cabin upgrades are available.
  • 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 docking availability, stopover in Libourne may be replaced by Bourg. In this event, order of excursions could be altered.
  • 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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