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2018

Great wines and architectural heritage in the Gironde Estuary (port-to-port cruise)

7 Days - BOP
# Description

Cruise

BORDEAUX - PAUILLAC(2) - BLAYE(2) - LIBOURNE(2) - Saint-Emilion(1) - CADILLAC - BORDEAUX

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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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

  • Cruise all the way to the Gironde Estuary and through the largest largest area of AOC vineyards in the world
  • Discover(1):
    • Cadillac, a fortified town founded in the 13th century
    • The Roquetaillade castle, a unique specimen of feudal art in France
  • EXCLUSIVE TO CROISIEUROPE:  Helicopter ride(1-3) over the gorgeous Médoc**

Cruise

Day 1

BORDEAUX

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 and evening. 

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! **Unavailble from April to the end of June.
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) - The Gironde Estuary - BLAYE(2)

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(2) - 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) - 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: Guided bike tour of Bordeaux. We'll learn about the city and region's wine-making history while visiting the Wine Museum, followed by a wine-tasting session*.
Afterwards, we'll return on board for our gala dinner and evening.

Day 7

BORDEAUX

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

For an optimal organization of the cruise, the order of the 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. 

Dates & Prices

Departure city

* Price based on double occupancy

Departure 21/06/2018
Arrival 27/06/2018
Ship : MS Princesse d'Aquitaine Anchors : 4
Departure 23/06/2018
Arrival 29/06/2018
Ship : MS Cyrano de Bergerac Anchors : 5
Departure 03/07/2018
Arrival 09/07/2018
Ship : MS Princesse d'Aquitaine Anchors : 4
Departure 15/07/2018
Arrival 21/07/2018
Ship : MS Cyrano de Bergerac Anchors : 5
Departure 15/07/2018
Arrival 21/07/2018
Ship : MS Princesse d'Aquitaine Anchors : 4
Departure 27/07/2018
Arrival 02/08/2018
Ship : MS Cyrano de Bergerac Anchors : 5
Departure 02/08/2018
Arrival 08/08/2018
Ship : MS Princesse d'Aquitaine Anchors : 4
Departure 08/08/2018
Arrival 14/08/2018
Ship : MS Cyrano de Bergerac Anchors : 5
Departure 14/08/2018
Arrival 20/08/2018
Ship : MS Princesse d'Aquitaine Anchors : 4
Departure 26/08/2018
Arrival 01/09/2018
Ship : MS Princesse d'Aquitaine Anchors : 4
Departure 01/09/2018
Arrival 07/09/2018
Ship : MS Cyrano de Bergerac Anchors : 5
Departure 13/09/2018
Arrival 19/09/2018
Ship : MS Cyrano de Bergerac Anchors : 5
Departure 19/09/2018
Arrival 25/09/2018
Ship : MS Princesse d'Aquitaine Anchors : 4
Departure 25/09/2018
Arrival 01/10/2018
Ship : MS Cyrano de Bergerac Anchors : 5
Departure 01/10/2018
Arrival 07/10/2018
Ship : MS Princesse d'Aquitaine Anchors : 4
Departure 07/10/2018
Arrival 13/10/2018
Ship : MS Cyrano de Bergerac Anchors : 5
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Departure 19/10/2018
Arrival 25/10/2018
Ship : MS Cyrano de Bergerac Anchors : 5

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

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

Shore Excursions

5 Shore excursions
Included in tour package Pauillac and the Châteaux du Médoc route Blaye and the corniche route Château at Roquetaillade and Cadillac (visit and tasting) Saint Emilion (visit and tasting) Bordeaux
Classic

Pauillac and the Châteaux du Medoc Route

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 vi...

Duration 4h00

Guided tour of Saint 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 the Château de Roquetaillade and Cadillac

Departure by coach for the Château de Roquetaillade. This magnificent and prestigious medieval castle is listed as a 12th and 14th centuries historic monument. You will see its medieval keeps, the first Renaissance chimneys in the region (1600)...

Duration 4h30

Guided tour of Bordeaux

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 3h00
7 Shore excursions
Included in tour package    Helicopter ride over the Médoc Medoc: biking, wine and cheese Blaye and its underground monuments Guided tour of Saint Emilion and wine tasting ''Pick-me-up'' walk in cadillac Biki...
Discovery

''Pick-me-up'' walk in cadillac

You'll set out for a guided tour on foot of the hillsides in Cadillac. You'll cross the city, passing in front of the imposing Château des Ducs d'Épernon before hiking up the vineyard trails to some of the most beautiful poin...

Duration 3h00

Biking in Bordeaux

We'll leave by bike from the Quai des Chartrons to see the locations and monuments in Bordeaux that have been listed as UNESCO World Heritage sites. Cycling along the Garonne to the Pont de Pierre, keep an eye out for the many amusing mascarons d...

Duration 3h00

Helicopter ride over the Médoc

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! (Flight subject to favorable weather conditions -...

Duration 0h10

Medoc: biking, wine and cheese

With a tour guide, you'll leave from the port on your bike to explore the vineyards and prestigious châteaux in Pauillac. Get ready to discover the history, architecture and out-of-the-way places in this exceptionally beautiful area. What b...

Duration 4h00

Blaye and its underground monuments

We'll leave on foot to visit the Blaye Citadel, built in the 17th century by Vauban in order to better protect the city of Bordeaux. You will explore the underground passages that soldiers once used and learn how the site was developed using olde...

Duration 4h00

Guided tour of Saint 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

La Cité du Vin in Bordeaux

Opened in May 2016, this modern building - reminiscent of a lighthouse on the banks of the Garonne - is a unique invitation to voyage to the heart of wine and its traditions throughout the world. The Cité du Vin is a self-guided tour punctuate...

Duration 4h00

Pauillac and the Châteaux du Medoc Route

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

Guided tour of Saint 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

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 vi...

Duration 4h00

Guided tour of the Château de Roquetaillade and Cadillac

Departure by coach for the Château de Roquetaillade. This magnificent and prestigious medieval castle is listed as a 12th and 14th centuries historic monument. You will see its medieval keeps, the first Renaissance chimneys in the region (1600)...

Duration 4h30

Guided tour of Bordeaux

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 3h00

''Pick-me-up'' walk in cadillac

You'll set out for a guided tour on foot of the hillsides in Cadillac. You'll cross the city, passing in front of the imposing Château des Ducs d'Épernon before hiking up the vineyard trails to some of the most beautiful poin...

Duration 3h00

Biking in Bordeaux

We'll leave by bike from the Quai des Chartrons to see the locations and monuments in Bordeaux that have been listed as UNESCO World Heritage sites. Cycling along the Garonne to the Pont de Pierre, keep an eye out for the many amusing mascarons d...

Duration 3h00

Helicopter ride over the Médoc

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! (Flight subject to favorable weather conditions -...

Duration 0h10

La Cité du Vin in Bordeaux

Opened in May 2016, this modern building - reminiscent of a lighthouse on the banks of the Garonne - is a unique invitation to voyage to the heart of wine and its traditions throughout the world. The Cité du Vin is a self-guided tour punctuate...

Duration 4h00

Medoc: biking, wine and cheese

With a tour guide, you'll leave from the port on your bike to explore the vineyards and prestigious châteaux in Pauillac. Get ready to discover the history, architecture and out-of-the-way places in this exceptionally beautiful area. What b...

Duration 4h00

Blaye and its underground monuments

We'll leave on foot to visit the Blaye Citadel, built in the 17th century by Vauban in order to better protect the city of Bordeaux. You will explore the underground passages that soldiers once used and learn how the site was developed using olde...

Duration 4h00

Ships

Several ships available for this cruise

MS Cyrano de Bergerac

4 Decks

MS Princesse d'Aquitaine

3 Decks

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 the tide, the stopover in Pauillac may be replaced by Cussac-Fort-Médoc and Blaye and Libourne by Bourg.

(3) This excursion must be booked in advance through your travel agency. Subject to availability and favorable weather conditions.

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

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