Bordeaux Wine Cruise

Journey from Bordeaux with the opportunity to see prestigious wine areas including St Emilion and the Medoc. Unlimited complimentary house wine, beer, mineral water and soft drinks on board, with optional shore excursions

Cruise Only - Package Possible
4 nights from £615pp

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This short break holiday starts in the ancient city of Bordeaux, the world's major wine industry capital. Bordeaux has been associated with the English for many years through the wine trade, and its excellent red Bordeaux wine (claret). For 300 years from 1152 this part of the French region of Aquitaine was defended by English kings, leaving ancient castles and fortified towns across the landscape.

Our ship travels down river from Bordeaux to Pauillac and Blaye, both noted wine towns, with optional tours of wine growing areas and fortified towns along the river. Continue upriver past Bordeaux to Cadillac on the Garonne, from where there is an optional visit to St Emilion. The village is noted for its tunnels and catacombs as well as for its wine.

Bordeaux has direct flights from the UK and is three hours from Paris by TGV. This 4-night break could be combined with a stay in the Bordeaux area or further south along the Aquitaine coast.

E273 Operated by CroisiEurope


BOQ- Bordeaux and Dordogne Wine Country Itinerary

Day 1 - Bordeaux (France)

Board your ship at 6pm in Bordeaux. After settling into your cabin, enjoy a welcome drink in the lounge and are introduced to the crew. After dinner, perhaps take the optional guided tour of Bordeaux and see the city's sights illuminated at night (must be booked in advance).

Day 2 - Bordeaux - Pauillac

Cruise towards Pauillac. This morning there is an optional helicopter ride over the gorgeous Medoc (must be booked in advance and subject to weather conditions). Experience a bird's eye view of the numerous chateaux and famous vineyards. This afternoon choose from two optional excursions: visit the Medoc (must be booked in advance), a renowned wine region where the famous red wine is cultivated; or visit the Medoc through biking, wine and cheese.

Day 3 - Pauillac - Blaye

Early morning cruise to Blaye, which was the perfect look-out for invaders. There is an optional excursion along the Route de la Corniche Fleurie. A second optional excursion explores Blaye's underground monuments before sampling regional specialties and wine at a local vineyard.

Day 4 - Blaye - Libourne or Bourg - Saint Emilion

Cruise towards Libourne this morning. Perhaps enjoy the optional excursion to Saint Emilion, before returning to the ship. Gala evening on board.

Day 5 - Bordeaux

After breakfast on board, arrive in Bordeaux late morning.

Please note that this schedule may be modified by the Captain in the light of tidal and other factors. The following optional excursions must be booked in advance: helicopter ride over Medoc and Medoc wine route.

Price Includes

  • Four nights accommodation on board on a full-board basis
  • Unlimited complimentary house wine, beer, mineral water and soft drinks on board
  • Itinerary as described
  • Entertainment on board
  • Cruise Manager
  • Gala farewell dinner
  • Port taxes
  • Flight inclusive package prices include return flights from the UK and transfers

Price Does Not Include

  • Cruise only prices do not include flights or transfers
  • Optional Excursions (must be pre-booked at least 4 weeks before departure or bookable on board subject to availability)
  • Gratuities
  • Personal insurance and expenses

Special Features

  • CroisiEurope is the leading French river cruise company. Their ships have a distinctly French flavour, the service and the food having received much praise from Blue Water Holidays customers. Staff and passengers come from many European countries and there may be other English speaking passengers on board.

2018 Departures £ price per person based on 2 people sharing

Departure Date Cruise Only from Exclusive Blue Water Package from
Ship: Cyrano de Bergerac
Apr 09, 21£703£963
May 03, 15, 27; Jun 08, 13, 30£814£1074
Jul 05, 10, 22; Aug 03, 15, 27£765£1025
Sep 08, 20; Oct 02, 14£814£1074
Ship: Princesse d'Aquitaine
Apr 14, 18, 29£615£875
May 11, 23; Jun 04, 28£730£990
Jul 23, 28; Aug 09, 21£668£928
Sep 02, 14, 26; Oct 08£730£990
Oct 20, 25£615£875

Price Information

  • Cabin Upgrade Supplements - Cyrano de Bergerac
  • Middle Deck Cabin supplement - 2017: £81pp 2018: £101pp
  • Upper Deck Cabin supplement - 2017: £92pp 2018: £123pp
  • Suite - 2017: £98pp 2018 £123pp
  • Single Supplement - 2017: £155 2018: £365
  • Cabin Upgrade Supplements - Princesse d'Aquitaine
  • Middle Deck Cabin supplement - 2017: £81pp 2018: £88pp
  • Upper Deck Cabin supplement - 2017: £92pp 2018: £101pp
  • Suite - 2017: £98pp 2018 £110pp
  • Single Supplement - 2017: £155 2018: £295
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