The Exceptional Region of Bordeaux

The Bordeaux region offers an incredible range of attractions for those who appreciate fine food and wines. This 4 night river cruise around the Bordeaux region lets you explore this beautiful area and takes you to famous regions such as the Médoc and Saint-Emilion.

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DESTINATION Bordeaux Region
FROM Bordeaux
DATE April –  October 2018
DURATION 4 Nights
PRICE From €1,089 pp

The Bordeaux region offers an incredible range of attractions for those who appreciate fine food and wines. This 4 night river cruise around the Bordeaux region lets you explore this beautiful area and takes you to famous regions such as the Médoc and Saint-Emilion.

Flight Times:

OUTBOUND To Follow
RETURN To Follow

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 before boarding between 6.00 and 7.00pm. After comfortably settling into your cabins, we’ll introduce our crew at a welcome cocktail. Tonight we’ll enjoy dinner and an evening of onboard entertainment. We’ll remain in port overnight.

Day 2: Bordeaux – Pauillac(2) – The Médoc(1):

We will cruise towards Pauillac. Join us for the optional excursion proposed:
DISCOVERY: Helicopter ride(3) – 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 optional 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(2) – Gironde estuary – Blaye:

We’ll cruise along the Gironde River all the way to the estuary before reaching Blaye. Join us for the optional 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 for dinner and an evening of dancing.

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

We’ll begin to cruise early this morning along the Dordogne River towards Libourne. Upon arrival, join us for an optional excursion for both packages: tour of Saint-Emilion. Enjoy an evening of entertainment.

Day 5: Libourne(2) – Bordeaux:

After 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.

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) Optional excursions. (2) Depending on docking availability, the stopover in Pauillac may be replaced by Cussac-Fort-Médoc and Libourne by Bourg. In this event, the order of excursions could be altered. (3) This excursion must be booked in advance through your travel agency. Subject to availability and favorable weather conditions. 

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
09 April 2018 5* €1,099 Main Deck Book Now
18 April 2018 4* €1,089 Main Deck Book Now
29 April 2018 4* €1,089 Main Deck Book Now
03 May 2018 5* €1,319 Main Deck Book Now
11 May 2018 4* €1,349 Main Deck Book Now
15 May 2018 5* €1,319 Main Deck Book Now
23 May 2018 4* €1,349 Main Deck Book Now
27 May 2018 5* €1,439 Main Deck Book Now
04 June 2018 4* €1,219 Main Deck Book Now
08 June 2018 5* €1,469 Main Deck Book Now
09 June 2018 4* €1,219 Main Deck Book Now
13 June 2018 5* €1,319 Main Deck Book Now
18 June 2018 5* €1,319 Main Deck Book Now
28 June 2018 4* €1,219 Main Deck Book Now
30 June 2018 5* €1,299 Main Deck Book Now
05 July 2018 5* €1,269 Main Deck Book Now
10 July 2018 5* €1,149 Main Deck Book Now
10 July 2018 4* €1,269 Main Deck Book Now
22 July 2018 5* €1,269 Main Deck Book Now
23 July 2018 4* €1,149 Main Deck Book Now
28 July 2018 4* €1,149 Main Deck Book Now
03 August 2018 5* €1,269 Main Deck Book Now
09 August 2018 4* €1,149 Main Deck Book Now
15 August 2018 5* €1,269 Main Deck Book Now
21 August 2018 4* €1,149 Main Deck Book Now
27 August 2018 5* €1,269 Main Deck Book Now
02 September 2018 4* €1,219 Main Deck Book Now
14 September 2018 4* €1,219 Main Deck Book Now
20 September 2018 5* €1,439 Main Deck Book Now
02 October 2018 5* €1,319 Main Deck Book Now
08 October 2018 4* €1,219 Main Deck Book Now
14 October 2018 5* €1,439 Main Deck Book Now
25 October 2018 4* €1,219 Main Deck Book Now

5* These departures are on board 5 Anchor MS Cyrano de Bergerac. Otherwise, departures are on 4 Anchor MS Princesse d’Aquitaine.

Upper Deck Supplement from €170 pp

Single Supplement from €440

Price Inclusions

  • Direct Flights to Bordeaux with Aer Lingus.
  • Transfers from Airport to the quay to board your river cruiser
  • 4 nights on 4* Princesse d’Aquitaine or 5* Cyrano de Bergerac, 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
  • 1 bag prepaid per person 15kgs

Booking remarks

  • Optional insurance available (call for details)
  • 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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