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Bordeaux and the Dordogne

French waterways

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  • All inclusive All Inclusive on board ship

Discover the treasures of Aquitaine as you cruise the rivers Garonne and Dordogne

Explore a realm of charming cities, vineyards, châteaux and, of course, great wine on this cruise along the Garonne and Dordogne – from the fortifications of Blaye, to the château at Cadillac and the glorious architecture of Bordeaux.

Please note: As this cruise travels on tidal stretches of river, the above itinerary may be slightly modified without notice to fit in with the tide times. Some of the highlights may only be seen on optional excursions at an additional cost, or by exploring independently.

Including...

20 meals: 7 breakfasts, 6 lunches and 7 dinners

  • Free bar open 12 hours a day†
  • Wine, beer, water and soft drinks with lunch and dinner on board ship
  • Captain’s dinner and drinks reception
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi on board
  • Entertainment and activities on the ship

Plus all this

Excursions

  • Tour of Royan
2020 Departures

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Day 1 UK to Bordeaux to Pauillac

Bordeaux

Fly to Bordeaux and enjoy time for lunch before boarding your ship late this afternoon. Look forward to a welcome cocktail on board followed by dinner. This evening begin sailing towards Pauillac, close to the mouth of the Gironde river.

Pauillac Acquitaine France Europe

Day 2 Pauillac to Royan

Royan in France

Pauillac’s waterfront is fringed by well-preserved stone mansions. You might like to join an optional excursion to the Médoc this morning. This prestigious wine-growing region produces some of France's best red wines. Cruise to the Gironde estuary this afternoon before you moor in Royan this afternoon and exploring the seaside city and its attractive waterfront on an included tour.

Pauillac Acquitaine France Europe Royan

Day 3 Royan

Today take the chance to head to the coastal cities of Rochefort and La Rochelle on an optional excursion.

Royan Acquitaine France Europe

Day 4 Royan to Saintes to Meschers-sur-Gironde to Libourne

Libourne, France

This morning join an optional excursion to historic Saintes while another optional trip this afternoon heads to the picturesque seaside village of Talmont-sur-Gironde and then takes in the caves in the cliffs at Meschers-sur-Gironde. After returning to your ship, join the Dordogne and cruise to Libourne which sits at the spot where the Isle river meets the Dordogne.

Libourne Acquitaine France Europe

Day 5 Libourne to Bordeaux

Bordeaux, France

This morning an optional excursion visits Saint-Emilion, a thoroughly medieval town which hides a series of subterranean monuments. This afternoon return to Bordeaux where you can spend the evening exploring among the wealth of UNESCO-listed buildings that range in style from Gothic to baroque and neo-classical. An optional tour reveals the narrow alleys and wide boulevards of the old city.

Bordeaux Bordeaux Acquitaine France Europe

Day 6 Bordeaux to Cadillac to Bordeaux

Cadillac in Gironde, France

Rejoin the Garonne and cruise to Cadillac, where you might like to join an optional tour and discover the medieval Château de Roquetaillade and a Sauternais vineyard where you can taste the region's dessert wine. This afternoon cruise back to Bordeaux, arriving this evening ahead of a gala evening onboard tonight.

Bordeaux Bordeaux Acquitaine France Europe

Day 7 Bordeaux

Bordeaux, France

Spend the day discovering more of Bordeaux independently. Alternatively, take an optional day trip to Arcachon Bay, famous for its oysters and stilted fishermens' houses.

Bordeaux Bordeaux Acquitaine France Europe

Day 8 Bordeaux to UK

Bordeaux

Disembark after breakfast for your return flight to the UK.

Please note

 †Free bar excludes champagne, branded spirits and drinks from the wine list. Bar opening times may vary subject to the daily programme on board.

Selected excursions must be pre-booked. Please call for details.

Some of the highlights may only be seen on optional excursions at an additional cost, or by exploring independently. As this cruise travels on tidal stretches of river, the above itinerary may be slightly modified without notice to fit in with the tide times.


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French waterways

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