Great Wines and Architectural heritage in the Gironde Estuary

On this cultural cruise, discover Pauillac and the Medoc, Blaye, Saint-Emilion, Libourne, Cadillac and Bordeaux. from the comfort of the 5 anchor MS Cyrano de Bergerac, operated by CroisiEurope.

Join us for a cruise along the Garonne and the Dordogne! From Saint-Emilion to Cadillac, passing by Blaye and the inevitable Bordeaux, you will cross the Gironde to discover a very singular cultural life, famous wines and a rich heritage. Visit the castle of Roquetaillade still inhabited today, which is reknown both for its imposing defensive structures as well as the elegance of its interior decoration, then admire the Cadillac Castle, a shining example of 17th-century architecture.

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DESTINATION Bordeaux River Cruise
FROM Bordeaux
DATE April – September 2019
DURATION 6 Nights
PRICE From €1,649 pp

Join us for a cruise along the Garonne and the Dordogne! From Saint-Emilion to Cadillac, passing by Blaye and the inevitable Bordeaux, you will cross the Gironde to discover a very singular cultural life, famous wines and a rich heritage. Visit the castle of Roquetaillade still inhabited today, which is reknown both for its imposing defensive structures as well as the elegance of its interior decoration, then admire the Cadillac Castle, a shining example of 17th-century architecture.

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 – The Médoc:

We will cruise towards Pauillac.
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 – 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 – Saint-Emilion:

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 – Cadillac:

We’ll start cruising towards Cadillac. Join us for the optional excursions proposed:
CLASSIC: Guided tour of the Roquetaillade castle and Cadillac.
DISCOVERY: Guided tour on foot of the hillsides in Cadillac. Your walk will take you through the city before a visit of some of the wine cellars followed by a tasting of local specialties and wines*.
Afterwards, we’ll return on board. The evening is free to do as you please.

Day 6: Cadillac – Bordeaux:

We’ll cruise back to Bordeaux. Join us for the optional excursions proposed:
CLASSIC: Guided tour of Bordeaux.
DISCOVERY: Visit to La Cité du Vin and wine-tasting*.
Afterwards, we’ll return on board for our gala dinner and evening.

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.

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

MS Cyrano de Bergerac – 5 anchor class

RESTAURANT
Located on the middle deck, the restaurant is where all meals are served during your cruise. It seats all guests at tables which vary in size with a panoramic view. The atmosphere is casual but elegant.

RECEPTION DESK
Perfect place to meet up with friends before excursions or to ask any information you may need to the staff. The Gift Shop is also located here, you’ll find a wide assortment of souvenirs, CroisiEurope products and post cards.

LOUNGE BAR WITH DANCEFLOOR
The lounge tastefully decorated has panoramic views and is spanning the bow of the ship. Cocktails and games, dancing, and other forms of entertainment all happen here.

PIANORAMABAR
Unwind in this pleasurable place with a cocktail in hand while listening to the piano. And maybe we will get the pleasure to listen to your talent…

TERRACE
Located at the back of the ship, you can easily meet friends, relax enjoying the view.

FITNESS
Start your day joining us for a morning fitness class on the sun deck.

SUN DECK
Do not miss it to unwind ! It is equipped with recliners and deck chairs, so that you can enjoy the best views of your cruise.

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Dates & Prices

Date Price Stateroom
11 April 2019 €1,649 Main Deck Book Now
28 April 2019 €1,819 Main Deck Book Now
27 June 2019 €1,849 Main Deck Book Now
21 July 2019 €1,689 Main Deck Book Now
02 August 2019 €1,689 Main Deck Book Now
07 September 2019 €1,849 Main Deck Book Now

Price Inclusions

  • Direct Flights to Bordeaux with Aer Lingus.
  • Transfers from Airport to the quay to board your river cruiser
  • 6 nights on the 5 anchor MS Cyrano de Bergerac 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 20kgs

Booking remarks

  • Single Supplement on request
  • Optional insurance €25 (conditions apply)
  • A non-refundable, non-transferable booking deposit of €200 per person is required.
  • Holidays & offers are subject to availability at time of booking
  • Prices correct at time of printing, however fuel surcharges may apply.
  • These prices are guidelines only and are subject to change & availability. Pricing will be confirmed at time of booking.
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