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2018

Christmas in the Bordeaux region (port-to-port cruise)

5 Days - BON_PP
# Description

Cruise

BORDEAUX - PAUILLAC(4) - The Médoc - BLAYE - BORDEAUX - LIBOURNE(4) - Saint-Emilion - BORDEAUX

Embark on a magical cruise through the Gironde. You will be able to celebrate Christmas all along this journey where you will discover the most precious secrets of the region. After a refined Christmas Eve dinner, you have the option to go to mass in Bordeaux. Your stay will also be the opportunity to discover the Grands Crus Wine Route of the Medoc as well as Blaye and its Route de la Corniche.

Croisi +
All inclusive on board

THE CROISIEUROPE DIFFERENCE

  • All meals included - DRINKS INCLUDED with meals and at the bar
  • Refined French cuisine - Gala dinner and evening - Welcome cocktail
  • Free Wi-Fi in lounge and bar
  • Headsets are included for excursions
  • Official welcome from the captain and crew
  • Onboard activities
  • Travel assistance and repatriation insurance
  • All port fees included

CRUISE HIGHLIGHTS

  • Celebrate Christmas in the Grands Crus land of Bordeaux
  • Discover(1):
    • The Médoc and the Grands Crus Wine Route
    • Saint-Emilion, the history of a medieval village with its prestigious châteaux
    • Bordeaux by night
  • Midnight mass in Bordeaux(2-3)
  • Christmas present
  • Christmas Eve dinner (including wine)

Cruise

Day 1

23 December: BORDEAUX - PAUILLAC(4)

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 before dinner. We'll set sail towaards Pauillac.

Day 2

24 December: PAUILLAC(4) - The Médoc - BLAYE - BORDEAUX

Join us for an optional excursion through the Médoc, a prestigious wine-growing region (this excursion must be booked in advance through your travel agency). We'll return to the ship and cruise towards Blaye. Join us for an optional excursion to discover Blaye and the Route de la Corniche Fleurie. Tonight is our Christmas Eve dinner and evening. Enjoy midnight mass in Bordeaux(2-3).

Day 3

25 December: BORDEAUX - LIBOURNE(4)

This morning will be spent cruising towards Libourne. Enjoy an afternoon of onboard entertainment. Tonight is our gala dinner and evening.

Day 4

26 December: LIBOURNE(4) - Saint-Emilion - BORDEAUX

Join us on an optional excursion to Saint-Emilion and a visit to a local winegrower's. The afternoon will be spent crusing. After dinner, join us on an optional guided tour of Bordeaux by night.

Day 5

27 December: BORDEAUX

Enjoy one last buffet breakfast on board before disembarking at 9:00 a.m. End of our services.

Dates & Prices

START IN 2018
Departure 23/12/2018
Arrival 27/12/2018
Ship : MS Princesse d'Aquitaine Ship category : STANDARD

* Price based on double occupancy

Sales

  • Child discount (2-9 years) : - 20%
  • 3rd person discount in triple cabin : - 30%

Formalities

Valid national identity card or passport required. Non-EU nationals are advised to consult their embassy or consulate.

Included :
Not included

Your cruise with all meals from dinner on the first evening to breakfast on the final day - onboard drinks included (except for drinks from our special lists) - double-occupancy cabin with shower and bathroom - assistance from our onboard multi-lingual host/hostess - onboard entertainment - welcome cocktail - gala dinner - travel assistance and repatriation insurance - all port fees - Christmas present - Christmas Eve dinner including wine.

Drinks from our special lists, or drinks ordered during excursions or transfers - cancellation and baggage insurance - optional excursions (to be reserved and paid for on board or at travel agency) - transfer by coach(3) - transfers to/from departure/arrival points - personal expenses.

Shore Excursions

4 Shore excursions
Included in tour package Pauillac and the Châteaux du Médoc route Blaye and the corniche route Saint Emilion (visit and tasting) Bordeaux by night
Price per pers. £ 192.00 Before departure £ 223.00 On board
Classic

Pauillac and the Châteaux du Médoc Road

Departure by coach from Pauillac to discover the Médoc, prestigious wine-growing region. A corner of the world that produces the most prestigious red wines on the planet, tightly wedged between an ocean and an estuary. A mild, humid microclimate whic...

Duration 4h00

Excursion on the Corniche road and guided tour of Bourg and Blaye

We'll leave by coach with a tour guide for a journey along the Route de la Corniche Fleurie. You'll see the old, traditional fishing huts on stilts and the remarkable limestone cliffs. We'll also stop in Bourg to take in the impressive views and walk...

Duration 4h00

Guided tour of St Emilion and wine tasting

Departure by coach from Libourne for the excursion to Saint-Emilion. Guided tour of the underground monuments in Saint-Emilion village. Your guide will tell you all about the history of the medieval town. You will then visit an exceptional troglodyti...

Duration 3h00

Guided tour of Bordeaux by night

Departure by coach for the optional guided tour of Bordeaux. A UNESCO World Heritage site, Bordeaux has been awarded the precious label in the "cultural site" category. Half of the city, from the boulevards to the banks of the Garonne has thus been r...

Duration 2h00

Excursion on the Corniche road and guided tour of Bourg and Blaye

We'll leave by coach with a tour guide for a journey along the Route de la Corniche Fleurie. You'll see the old, traditional fishing huts on stilts and the remarkable limestone cliffs. We'll also stop in Bourg to take in the impressive views and walk...

Duration 4h00
Price per pers. £ 43.00 Before departure £ 48.00 On board

Guided tour of St Emilion and wine tasting

Departure by coach from Libourne for the excursion to Saint-Emilion. Guided tour of the underground monuments in Saint-Emilion village. Your guide will tell you all about the history of the medieval town. You will then visit an exceptional troglodyti...

Duration 3h00
Price per pers. £ 58.00 Before departure £ 64.00 On board

Guided tour of Bordeaux by night

Departure by coach for the optional guided tour of Bordeaux. A UNESCO World Heritage site, Bordeaux has been awarded the precious label in the "cultural site" category. Half of the city, from the boulevards to the banks of the Garonne has thus been r...

Duration 2h00
Price per pers. £ 42.00 Before departure £ 47.00 On board

Pauillac and the Châteaux du Médoc Road

Departure by coach from Pauillac to discover the Médoc, prestigious wine-growing region. A corner of the world that produces the most prestigious red wines on the planet, tightly wedged between an ocean and an estuary. A mild, humid microclimate whic...

Duration 4h00
Price per pers. £ 58.00 Before departure £ 64.00 On board

Ships

Several ships available for this cruise

MS Princesse d'Aquitaine

STANDARD - 2 Decks

For navigational safety reasons, the company and the captain are the only authorized persons who can modify the cruise itinerary.

(1) Optional excursions.

(2) Midnight Mass will be held in French and may take place at another location depending on availability.

(3) Transfer to the church only proposed in case the boat is not moored near the place of worship and is available for an extra fee (€18 per person to be booked and paid for on board).

(4) Depending on the tide, the stopover in Libourne may be replaced by Bourg, and Pauillac by Cussac-Fort-Médoc.

Alcohol can be harmful to your health. Please drink in moderation.

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