Let yourself be carried by an inspiring cruise along the Garonne and the Dordogne. This will transport you to the heart of Bordeaux and its region. You will discover this unmissable and surprising city many of whose monuments are listed as World Heritage Sites by UNESCO, and visit the Blaye citadel which majestically dominates the estuary.
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
- Classic Sightseeing package
- This cruise exists with a hiking-adapted program (ref. ROB)
- Discover the Gironde and the Garonne estuaries
- Bordeaux, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and the Cité du Vin*
- The Grands Crus wines* of the region
- Blaye and Vauban's citadel
- Saint-Emilion, the history of a medieval village
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 - The Medoc
We'll begin towards Pauillac.In the afternoon, join us for the 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 - The Gironde Estuary - Blaye
We'll start sailing early this morning towards Blaye, whose Citadel built by Vauban is not to be missed. Join us on the 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 and cruise on the Gironde all the way to the estuary. Enjoy an evening of dancing.
Day 4: Blaye(2) - Libourne(2) - Saint-Emilion(1)
We'll cruise to Libourne, a town rich with history and full of character located at the confluence with the Isle and the Dordogne Rivers. Upon arrival, join us for an excursion for both packages: tour of Saint-Emilion. We'll return on board in Libourne. Tonight is our festive gala dinner and evening.
Day 5: Libourne - Bordeaux
We'll cruise towards Bordeaux this morning. Join us on the excursions proposed: CLASSIC: Guided tour of Bordeaux, listed as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. DISCOVERY: Visit to La Cité du Vin and wine-tasting*.Enjoy an evening of entertainment
Day 6: Bordeaux
Enjoy one last buffet breakfast on board before disembarking at 9:00 a.m. End of our services.
For an optimal organisation of the cruise, the organisation of excursions can be modified according to the tide.
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
All port fees
Prepaid classic sightseeing package
- Drinks from our special lists, or drinks ordered during excursions or transfers
- Cancellation and baggage insurance
- Transfers/travel to and from departure/arrival points - personal expenses.
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