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2018

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

5 Days - BON_PP
# Description

Cruise

BORDEAUX - PAUILLAC - BLAYE - LIBOURNE - SAINT EMILION (1) - 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.

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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

  • EXCURSIONS INCLUDED
    • Blaye, a medieval city
    • Saint-Emilion, the history of a medieval village with its prestigious châteaux
    • Bordeaux, a UNESCO world heritage site
    • Pauillac and the Médoc region
  • Midnight mass in Bordeaux
  • Christmas gift
  • Christmas Eve dinner with wine

Cruise

Day 1

23 DECEMBER: BORDEAUX - PAUILLAC

Passengers are welcome to board at 6:00 p.m. in Bordeaux. After comfortably settling into your cabins, we'll introduce our crew at a welcome cocktail before dinner.

Day 2

24 DECEMBER: PAUILLAC - The Médoc - BLAYE - BORDEAUX

This morning, join us for an optional excursion: the Médoc (4), a prestigious wine-growing region. We'll return to the boat and cruise towards Blaye. Join us for an optional excursion: Blaye and the Corniche Road. Tonight is Christmas Eve dinner. Celebrate midnight mass in Bordeaux (2).

Day 3

25 DECEMBER: BORDEAUX - LIBOURNE (3)

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

Day 4

26 DECEMBER: LIBOURNE (3) - Saint-Emilion (1) - BORDEAUX

Join us on an optional excursion to Saint-Emilion, a small village with a huge architectural and historical heritage. 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.

 


Note to coach: coaches double floors are not allowed on many road in Gironde, including Libourne, Saint Emilion, Blaye and Cadillac.

Dates & Prices

START IN 2018
Departure 23/12/2018
Arrival 27/12/2018
Ship : MS Princesse d'Aquitaine Anchors : 4

* 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 gift - Christmas Eve dinner (drinks included.)

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) - airport taxes and booking fees - transfers/travel to and 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
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

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

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

Ships

Several ships available for this cruise

MS Princesse d'Aquitaine

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) The transfer is only proposed when the boat is not moored near the place of worship and is only valid for a minimum of 30 persons. 15€/pers. Book and pay onboard.

(3) Depending on tide, the stopover in Libourne might be replaced by Bourg.

(4) Must be book in advance; please contact your agency. Alcohol can damage your health. Please drink in moderation.

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

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