Bordeaux – A renowned land of plenty

On this cultural cruise, discover Pauillac and the Medoc, Blaye, Saint-Emilion, the château de Roquetaille, Cadillac and Bordeaux.

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DESTINATION Bordeaux River Cruise
FROM Bordeaux
DATE July –  October 2017
DURATION 6 Nights
PRICE From €1,419 pp

Discover the wine lands of Bordeaux on this river cruise along the Garonne and Dordogne aboard your river cruiser. Experience vineyards, chateaux and all of what makes Bordeaux a beautiful region to visit.

Flight Times:

OUTBOUND Dublin 13:00 Bordeaux 16:00
RETURN Bordeaux 16:30 Dublin 17:30

Day to Day Itinerary:

Day 1: Bordeaux:

On arrival in Bordeaux you will be transferred to the boat where you will be able to leave your luggage and have a few hours in Bordeaux. Boarding between 6.00 and 7.00pm. Settling into your cabin. Meet the crew during a welcome cocktail reception. Dinner on board followed by an evening of entertainment.

Day 2: Bordeaux – Pauillac (3):

We will cruise down the Garonne to the Gironde before reaching Pauillac.
In the afternoon, join us for the optional excursions proposed: Visit the Médoc (only available through pre-reservation with your travel agency before your departure)—a renowned region where the most famous of all red wines in the world are cultivated. We’ll also have the opportunity to see the “must see” châteaux Lafite-Rothschild, Latour and Mouton Rothschild.
We’ll return on board for dinner and an evening of entertainment. We’ll remain in port overnight.

Day 3: Pauillac(3) – Gironde estuary – Blaye:

We’ll start sailing early this morning along the Gironde all the way to the estuary, reaching Blaye early in the afternoon. Join us on the optional excursions proposed:
The Route de la Corniche Fleurie and the Blaye Citadel.
We’ll return on board, for dinner and an evening of dancing on board. We’ll remain in port overnight.

Day 4: Blaye – Libourne or Bourg(2) – Saint-Emilion(1):

We’ll begin to cruise early this morning along the Dordogne towards Libourne. Upon arrival, join us for an optional excursion proposed: a tour of Saint-Emilion. Tonight’s entertainment will be provided by the crew. We’ll remain in port overnight.

Day 5: Libourne or Bourg(2) – Cadillac:

We’ll spend the morning cruising to Cadillac. Join us on the optional excursions proposed:
Guided tour of the Château de Roquetaillade and Cadillac.
Afterwards, we’ll return on board. The evening is free to do as you please. We’ll remain in port overnight

Day 6: Cadillac – Bordeaux:

Today we’ll continue our cruise back to Bordeaux, arriving in the early afternoon. Join us for the optional excursions proposed:
Guided tour of Bordeaux, renowned for its exceptional architectural heritage.
Afterwards, we’ll return on board for our festive gala evening and dinner.

Day 7: Bordeaux:

After one last buffet breakfast on board, we disembark for our transfer back to the airport for the return flight to Dublin.

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.

Please note: For navigational safety reasons, the company and the captain are the only authorized persons who can modify the cruise itinerary. (1) Optional excursions. (2) Depending on mooring availability, the stopover in Libourne may be replaced by Bourg. If this happens, the order of the visits and tours could be altered. (3) Depending on mooring availability, the stopover in Pauillac may be replaced by Cussac-Fort-Medoc.

Each cabin is equipped with private en-suite facilities (shower and WC), satellite TV, hairdryer, safe.

MS Cyrano de Bergerac – 5 anchor class

lounge with dance floor and bar – bar with TV, video and terrace – restaurant – large sun deck with loungers – terrace – French balconies – shop – lift. Fully air-conditioned throughout the vessel and in all cabins, central heating, 230V electricity supply, radar, wifi on board.

  • Upper deck : 41 cabins (39 cabins with twin beds, 2 cabins with a double bed)
  • Middle deck : 21 cabins (16 cabins with twin beds, 4 cabins with a double bed (can be separated into 2 singles), 1 disabled cabin with a double bed
  • Main deck : 25 cabins with porthole (18 cabins with twin beds, 7 cabins with a double bed)
  • Equipped for disabilities

MS Princesse d’Aquitaine – 4 anchor class

lounge-bar with a dance floor – bar – dining room – large sundeck with deckchairs – gift shop – wifi on board.

  • Upper deck : 26 twins
  • Main deck : 43 cabins (42 twins, 1 suite)

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Dates & Prices

Date Price Stateroom
08 July 2017 €1,419 Lower Deck Book Now
11 July 2017 5* €1,549 Lower Deck Book Now
20 July 2017 €1,419 Lower Deck Book Now
23 July 2017 5* €1,549 Lower Deck Book Now
01 August 2017 €1,419 Lower Deck Book Now
04 August 2017 5* €1,549 Lower Deck Book Now
13 August 2017 €1,419 Lower Deck Book Now
16 August 2017 5* €1,679 Lower Deck Book Now
09 September 2017 5* €1,689 Lower Deck Book Now
21 September 2017 5* €1,819 Lower Deck Book Now
15 October 2017 5* €1,539 Lower Deck Book Now

Middle Deck Supplement from €149 pp

Upper Deck Supplement from €170 pp

Departure dates marked 5* are on board 5 Anchor MS Cyrano de Bergerac. All other departure dates are on board 4 Anchor MS Princesse d’Aquitaine.

Price Inclusions

  • Direct Flights to Bordeaux with Aer Lingus.
  • Transfers from Airport to the quay to board your river cruiser
  •  6 nights on the river cruiser, based on 2 sharing a lower deck cabin
  • Superb French Cuisine, all meals onboard on a full board basis from Dinner on the 1st day to Breakfast on the last day
  • Unlimited complimentary onboard drinks
  • Free Wifi
  • Entertainment onboard
  • Transfer from the quay to the airport
  • Return flight to Dublin
  • Taxes and charges of €134
  • 1 bag prepaid per person 15kgs

Booking remarks

  • Single Supplement €290
  • Optional insurance €25 (conditions apply)
  • A non-refundable, non-transferable booking deposit of €200 per person is required.
  • 2% surcharge if balance is paid by credit card
  • Holidays & offers are subject to availability at time of booking
  • Prices correct at time of printing, however fuel surcharges may apply.
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