We Love —
- Discover stately chateaux, abundant vineyards and stunning scenery as you sail along the Garonne River, calling on cities including Cadillac, Bourg and Libourne.
- Included in your fare are shore excursions in every port of call and special highlights such as lectures, theme dinners and cooking demonstrations.
- Choose from 4 staterooms to suit your budget. Full board dining is included with unlimited wines from France's great wine regions, beer and soft drinks with lunch and dinner.
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Your Destination —
Enjoy tastings of some of the region’s most distinguished wines and visit notable sights before concluding your journey .
Discover local culture and sights on included tours, and then hop back on your luxurious river cruise ship and sail to the next stunning city or charming town.
All shore excursions are included, as are bicycles that you can use to explore on your own, or join the guided bike tours.
Your Itinerary —
B = Breakfast, L= Lunch , D= Dinner
BORDEAUX, FRANCE - EMBARKATION
Welcome to Bordeaux, where you’ll board your luxurious river cruise. Meet your fellow passengers this evening during a delectable Welcome Dinner. (D)
Arrive this afternoon in Cadillac, a region renowned for its sensational white wines. You have your choice of two tours today. The first option is a visit to the Sauternes wine region, where you’ll taste the highly sought-after sweet wines made here. As an alternative, you can choose to see the historic Roquetaillade Castle, a fortress which was initially built in the 10th century by Charlemagne as his army advanced toward the Pyrenees. (B,L,D)
Today, you will enjoy a tour of the lovely village town on the Left Bank of the Gironde estuary known as Pauillac. Situated in the famed Médoc AOC (appellation d’origine contrôlée, a government controlled designation of origin which signifies where grapes are grown), Pauillac’s gravelly soils are renowned for producing some of the world’s finest Bordeaux wines – especially those made from the Merlot grape variety. You’ll be able to dabble in local blends this afternoon at an authentic Médoc wine tasting. Return to the ship for a wonderful dinner, and then spend the evening as you please – we will be docked in Pauillac overnight. (B,L,D)
PAUILLAC - BLAYE - BOURG
Take in the riverside scenery this morning as we make our way from Pauillac to Blaye. North of Bordeaux, this small town is best known for its red wine and historic significance. Today, you’ll be able to enjoy an excursion to the city’s 17th century citadel – a UNESCO World Heritage Site – which was built by famous military engineer Major Vaubon. From the top of this famous fortress, you can admire fantastic views of the impressive Gironde estuary. Return to the ship for a delicious lunch and prepare for an afternoon in Bourg. Ideally situated at the confluence of the Dordogne and Garonne, this historic village still lives inside medieval walls. Built during Roman times and later fortified by the English, it is filled with rich architectural tradition. Here, you’ll be able to see the home of legendary French corsair, Jean Bart. The ship will remain overnight in Bourg. (B,L,D)
BOURG - LIBOURNE
This afternoon, you’ll arrive in the wine-making capital, Libourne. Two of Bordeaux’s most elite wine regions are very close by – St. Émilion and Pomerol. First, you will have the unique opportunity to savor exquisite blends during a tasting at a cave in St. Émilion, an old historic village known for its picturesque architecture and historic vineyards that were first introduced to the land by the Romans. Afterwards, enjoy a panoramic tour of the celebrated landscapes in Pomerol. The ship moors overnight in Libourne. (B,L,D)
LIBOURNE - CUBZAC - BORDEAUX
Start your adventure today with a tour of the magnificent Château D’Montaigne, a stunning 14th century castle which was the family residence of the philosopher, Michel de Montaigne. As an alternative you can visit a well-preserved local bastide town which was fortified during medieval times. We also offer an optional tour for guests to explore the flavors of Bergerac, a wine-growing region in the southern part of the Dordogne department that is home to 13 AOCs. Return to the ship for lunch as we cruise to Cubzac. This old town near the Dordogne once served as a watchtower during the Middle Ages and contains many historic treasures. While here, you’ll taste wines from the Côtes de Bourg region. We sail to Bordeaux this evening where we will dock and indulge in a spectacular Farewell Dinner with your Captain. Later on, take in the brightly-lit sights on an illuminations cruise of this magical city. (B,L,D)
Today you’ll see the elegant port city of Bordeaux on foot. The breathtaking capital of the wine world is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and, with over 360 historic monuments within its borders, it is also classified as a “City of Art and History.” You’ll have an opportunity to experience much of the rich culture and architecture here, including a tasting at the wine museum. An optional tour will also be available for those who wish to see Cognac, a place best-known for its unique, double-distilled spirit and six prominent AOCs. Tonight, the ship will stay in Bordeaux. (B,L,D)
BORDEAUX - DISEMBARKATION
Your cruise comes to an end as you prepare for your homeward flight. (B)
Your Ship —
Our members will enjoy a 7 night cruise with Full Board dining.
The Main Lounge is a stunning yet comfortable public space and exhilarating backdrop for meeting your fellow guests and enjoying nightly entertainment.
A fitness room with sauna; walking track and whirlpool; plus a Beauty Salon will refresh the body while the wonderful river views and excellent service will ensure the most relaxing trip.
Full board dining: Fine dining with all meals included during your cruise. Unlimited red and white wines from France's great wine regions, beer and soft drinks with every lunch and dinner on board.
- Return flights
- 7 nights deluxe cruise accommodation
- Port Charges
- Shared transfers between airport and ship
- Free flowing beer, wine and soft drinks with lunch & dinner
- Complimentary Wi-Fi
- Entertainment on demand in all staterooms featuring free high-speed internet access, hit Hollywood movies, extensive music library and English language TV stations
- Terry bathrobes and plush bedding in all staterooms
- Bottled water in every stateroom replenished daily
- Fine dining with all meals included during your cruise
- Cocktail Reception, Welcome Dinner and Captain's Gala Dinner
- Special highlights including lectures, theme dinners, cooking demonstration, onboard music performances and afternoon/evening piano music
- Shore excursions in every port with personal headset
- Bicycles to explore on your own and guided bicycle tours
- Services of a professional Cruise Manager
- English speaking staff on board
- Non-smoking environment (smoking permitted on Sun Deck only)
Your Stateroom —
You may choose from a Category A, B C or D stateroom.
For Deck Plan click here
CAT. A = Violin Deck
CAT. B = Violin & Cello Deck
CAT. C = Violin & Cello Deck
CAT. D = Piano Deck
Your Journey —
Flights: Included with Easyjet. 20kg luggage allowance per person.
London Gatwick to Bordeaux
08:40 - 11:15
1545 - 1820
1325 - 1600
Bordeaux to London Gatwick
1145 - 1220
1850 - 1925
1630 - 1705
All flight times are local
Transfers: Shared transfers are included as per itinerary. (20 minutes)
Please note: flight details are given as a guide only and may change. We will however notify you in advance if flights/trains are more than 2 hours outside the time range given. Specific flights cannot be selected and confirmed timings will be shown on your official documentation from the tour operator. Flights are non-changeable and non-refundable at time of booking.