From the charming town of Pauillac, travel through the Medoc wine route past magnificent chateaux and terraced vineyards and enjoy a wine tasting. Cruise across the picturesque Gironde Estuary and explore the Route de la Corniche fleurie.
Sample superb local cuisine at an open-air farmers' market in Bergerac, discover Perigord with its medieval architecture and sunflower fields and visit Saint-Emilion, a UNESCO World Heritage Site where you can enjoy some of the region's wines.
Explore the picturesque grounds of Chateau d'Yquem and enjoy a walking tour of Bordeaux with highlights including the spectacular Bordeaux Cathedral.
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Chateaux and Vineyards of Bordeaux Itinerary
Day 1 - London (UK) – Bordeaux (France)
Fly from the UK to Bordeaux-Merignac Airport. Meet your representative on arrival and transfer to the port to embark your ship.
Day 2 - Bordeaux (Cadillac)
Join a tour to the charming town of Cadillac to explore Sauternes, the sweet wine which is named for the region. Visit one of Cadillac's finest estates where you will meet the winemaker and share a country lunch paired with Sauternes.
Day 3 - Pauillac
Set sail on the Garonne for the pretty town of Pauillac, gateway to the Médoc wine route. Enjoy a guided tour of the heart of the Haut-Médoc region before heading to a winery for a tasting of the celebrated Médoc wines. Or experience the terroir in an entirely different way. Perhaps take a guided bike ride through the beautiful Médoc vineyards.
Day 4 - Blaye
The Route de la Corniche Fleurie road winds through the picturesque hamlets of Pain de Sucre, Marmisson, and Roque de Thau. Here you will find charming stone houses built by 19th century ship captains. Upon returning to Blaye, your guide will take you through the 17th century Blaye Fortress.
Day 5 - Libourne (Saint Emilion)
Saint-Émilion offers exceptional historic architecture, and historic vineyards, too. It was the first vineyard region to become a UNESCO World Heritage Site after the Romans were the first to plant grapes here. St Emilion's Monolithic Church dates back to the 12th Century. After a tour of St Emilion, taste the local wines at a Premier Grand Cru estate.
Day 6 - Libourne - Bordeaux
Libourne’s sprawling farmers' market is a food lover’s paradise, with stands selling fresh produce, cheeses, charcuterie and more. Explore its bounty with a local expert and take a peek inside the workshops of talented local artisans. Later, enjoy an exclusive evening tour of the city of Bordeaux.
Day 7 - Bordeaux
Discover Bordeaux on a special tour featuring luxury food halls, local delicacies, grand 18th-century architecture and a popular wine bar. Or, see the sights on a guided bike ride. You’ll also have time to explore this charming and historic city on your own. In the evening, enjoy a Captain's Farewell Reception and Gala Dinner.
Day 8 - Bordeaux – London (UK)
Disembark your ship and transfer to the airport for your return flight to the UK.
For navigational reasons the Captain of the ship reserves the right to modify the cruise itinerary.