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Christmas in the Bordeaux Region on the Gironde and Dordogne Rivers

5 days with CroisiEurope  Rating: First Class

River Cruise Itinerary
DECEMBER 23: 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. Dinner followed by an evening of dancing.
 
DECEMBER 24: BORDEAUX - PAUILLAC - LE MEDOC
Morning spent cruising to Pauillac. Our ship will sail down the Garonne to the Gironde, passing alongside Cazeau and Patiras islands. In the afternoon, join us for the excursion proposed: Discovering the Médoc, a prestigious wine-growing region. Christmas Eve dinner. You can celebrate midnight mass in Pauillac (book and pay for transfer on board (1).)
 
DECEMBER 25: PAUILLAC – BLAYE – LIBOURNE or BOURG (2)
Early in the morning, cruise to Blaye. Arriving in Blaye, join us for the excursion proposed: The Route de la Corniche. Narrow and picturesque, it runs alongside the Dordogne River and then opens out onto the Gironde estuary. Short stop in Bourg, a delightful village built on a rocky outcrop surrounded by medieval ramparts and in Blaye to visit the citadel. Imposing and majestic, the citadel overlooks the Gironde estuary and offers a splendid panorama of the river. Afternoon spent cruising to Libourne, our ship will sail on the Dordogne. Tonight is our gala evening and dinner.
 
DECEMBER 26: LIBOURNE (2) – SAINT EMILION – BORDEAUX
Join us for the excursion proposed: Saint-Emilion, small village whose the architectural and historical heritage is huge. Afternoon spent sailing to Bordeaux. After dinner, join us for the excursion proposed: Guided tour of Bordeaux by night. A UNESCO World Heritage site, Bordeaux has been awarded the prestigious “cultural site” label.
 
DECEMBER 27: BORDEAUX
Enjoy one last buffet breakfast on board before disembarking at 9:00 a.m. End of our services.
Tour Map
River Cruise Highlights
  • CroisiEuope is leader in Gironde river cruising
  • The Gironde
  • 3 rivers : Gironde - Garonne - Dordogne
  • Pauillac and the Médoc region with its prestigious châteaux
  • Blaye, a medieval city
  • Saint-Emilion, the history of a medieval village
  • Bordeaux, a UNESCO world heritage site
  • Midnight mass in Bordeaux
  • Christmas gift
  • Christmas Eve dinner with wine 
All This Included
  • 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
  • Onboard activities
  • Travel assistance and repatriation insurance
  • All port fees included
Accommodations on this Tour
Cruising: Cabin onboard MS Princesse d'Aquitaine
Notes
  • Note to coach: coaches double floors are not allowed on many road in Gironde, including Libourne, Saint Emilion, Blaye and Cadillac.
  • For navigational safety reasons, the company and the captain are the only authorized persons who can modify the cruise itinerary.
  • This cruise is subject to tides. Arrival times at may be different than announced.
  • (1) The transfer is only proposed when the boat is not moored near the place of worship and is only valid for a minimum of 30 persons.
  • (2) Depending on tide, the stopover in Libourne might be replaced by 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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