Discover the Wines & Villages of Bordeaux 2020

Discover the enchanting, medieval villages of the Bordeaux region whilst cruising along the river, wine glass in hand, camera at the ready for capturing the beautiful scenery...
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Day 1 Embark in Bordeaux
Passengers are welcome to board the ship in Bordeaux at 18:00hrs.

Day 2 Bordeaux - Pauillac
We begin our cruise early in the morning, cruising down the Garonne to the Gironde, towards Pauillac. After enjoying lunch, we will discover the wine- growing region of the Médoc, a corner of France that produces the most prestigious red wines in the world. On this famous Châteaux Route, we will stop to taste the famous wines of the region. We return to the boat at the end of the afternoon where we can enjoy an evening of on-board entertainment.

Day 3 Pauillac - Blaye
Our cruise ship sets off early in the morning heading for Blaye, known for its 17th century citadel built by Vauban to protect the city of Bordeaux. We will leave our ship in Blaye for a journey along the Route de la Corniche Fleurie where we will see the old, traditional fishing huts on stilts and the remarkable limestone cliffs. We will also stop in Bourg to take in the impressive views and walk to the market where we will be able to taste the local produce. We will return to Blaye and have a guided tour of the citadel, which includes the monastery and several army barracks. We will finish our tour with a tasting of the famous Blaye “praslines” before we return on board to enjoy an evening of dancing after dinner.

Day 4 Blaye - Libourne
Today we will cruise to Libourne. On arrival, we will make our way to Saint-Emilion. We will have a guided tour of the underground monuments in Saint-Emilion village, where our guide will tell us all about the history of this medieval town. We will then visit the impressive monolithic church which is hewn entirely from limestone and the largest of its kind in Europe, before departing for a visit to a family-owned wine-growing estate in Saint-Emilion. We will be welcomed by the owner, who will explain the stages of the wine-making process. A tutored wine-tasting session will complete the visit.

Day 5 Libourne - Bordeaux
We cruise to Bordeaux this morning, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, recognised for its exceptional architectural heritage. We will enjoy a tour of the city, taking in all the main monuments, followed by a walking tour of old Bordeaux.

Day 6 Disembark in Bordeaux
We disembark by 09:00hrs and begin making our journey home.

Depending on mooring availability, the stopover in Pauillac may be replaced by Cussac-Fort-Médoc and Libourne by Bourg.

Cruise & Rail
The journey from Paris to Bordeaux only takes 2hrs 5mins, so why not offer a Cruise & Rail option to your passengers? We can organise your trains from the UK to Bordeaux, so that the total journey time is less than 4 ½ hours from London. Contact our Sales Team for more details.
Legend

MS Cyrano de Bergerac

Constructed in 2013, the Premium MS Cyrano de Bergerac was perfectly built to sail perfectly along the beautiful Gironde River. Accommodation for 174 passengers is split over three decks, which are all accessible by a lift. The ship facilities include a restaurant and lounge/bar on the middle deck, gift shop and a large sun deck (please note the lift does NOT go to the sun deck). The restaurant offers French cuisine along with traditional local dishes, freshly prepared by an on-board chef. Breakfast is a buffet style whereas lunch and dinner is waiter service and is a set menu that changes daily. The bar and lounge are situated at the front of the ship and features 180-degree panoramic windows, offering the best location for the views of the Gironde. The bar/lounge also features a decently sized dance floor that becomes well-used as the night wears on with entertainment each evening. On the Sun Deck above, guests can admire the passing views of Europe's most storied waterways with outdoor deck space that stretches from bow to stern. There is a lift on-board to all deck except the sun deck. All cabins have en-suite shower facilities, air conditioning, hairdryers, TV, safe and outside views; Middle and Upper deck cabins offer French balconies, with the Main deck cabins offering a porthole.

Standard Ship

MS Princesse d’Aquitaine

5 Nights Inclusive
2020 Twin from £954pp
Double for Sole Use Supplement from £433pp
Selected Dates Only
Supplements will apply for Middle & Upper Deck Cabins


Inclusions
• Return short sea crossing
• Porterage & welcome cocktail
• 3 course dinner, set menu
• Continental breakfast
• 3 course lunch, set menu on 4 days
• Unlimited drinks during meals & from the bar 12.00 - 23.59hrs
• Gala dinner on 1 night
• Live entertainment from ship’s musician each night
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£954 for 6 days

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