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Discover the Great Bordeaux Wines 2018

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(1) - The Médoc
We'll begin towards Pauillac. Join us for the optional excursion proposed:
 
DISCOVERY: Helicopter ride(2) - 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! 
 
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(1) - 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(1) - 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(1) - 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: Guided bike tour of Bordeaux through the locations and monuments in Bordeaux that have been listed as UNESCO World Heritage Sites. We’ll learn about the city and region’s wine-making history while visiting the Wine Museum, followed by a wine-tasting session. 
 
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 
  • Helicopter ride(2) : Fly over the gorgeous Médoc
  • Bordeaux, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and its Wine Museum
  • The Grands Crus wines of the region
  • Blaye and Vauban's citadel
  • Saint-Emilion, the history of a medieval village
All This Included
Steeped in history, wine and natural treasures, the Bordeaux region offers an astonishing range of delights that captivate the eyes and taste buds alike.
  • All meals included - DRINKS INCLUDED with meals and at onboard bar
  • Refined French cuisine - Gala dinner and evening - Welcome cocktail
  • Free Wi-Fi in lounge and bar
  • Complimentary Samsung Galaxy Tablet for guests' use
  • Headsets are included for excursions
  • Official welcome from the captain and crew
  • Travel assistance and repatriation insurance
  • All port fees included
Accommodations on this Tour
Cruising: Cabin onboard MS Princesse d'Aquitaine or MS Cyrano de Bergerac
Notes
  • For an optimal organization of the cruise, the organization of excursions can be modified according to the tide.
  • Note to coach: double-decker buses are not allowed on many roads in Gironde, including Libourne, Saint Emilion, Blaye and Cadillac.
  • 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 the tide, the stopover in Pauillac may be replaced by Cussac-Fort-Médoc and Libourne by Bourg. In this event, the order of the visits could change.
  • (2) This excursion must be booked in advance through your travel agency. 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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