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Blue Water Holidays - ABTA - ATOL - CLIA
01756 706500
+44 1756 706500

Chateaux and Vineyards

Discover magnificent chateaux, terraced vineyards and traditional cuisine in Bordeaux on board River Royale. Includes guided excursions, unlimited complimentary drinks and gratuities

Fly Cruise
7 nights from £2139pp

River Cruise Holiday
  • Bordeaux vineyards
  • St Emilion, France
  • Bordeaux, France
  • Bordaux scenery

Call us on 01756 706500 (+44 1756 706500) to discuss this holiday


Save up to 30% plus exclusive £50pp Blue Water discount! Savings apply to selected departures. Prices shown include discount. Book by 31 Mar 2018

Low single supplement! Excludes 25 Mar; 1 Apr and 27 May 2018 departures. Cannot be combined with any other offer. Subject to availability

Chateaux and Vineyards of Bordeaux River Cruise Special Offer

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.

H173 Operated by Uniworld


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. Captain’s Welcome Reception and Gala Dinner.

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 with 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.

Price Includes

  • 7-night full board cruise on River Royale
  • Return flights from the UK or Eurostar and overseas transfers
  • Unlimited beverages on board, including fine wine, beer, spirits, soft drinks, speciality coffee, tea and bottled water, plus many premium wines and spirits
  • Included shore excursions with English speaking guides, as per itinerary (subject to change) plus Quietvox portable audio headset system
  • All gratuities onboard and onshore
  • Epicurean Adventurer Program
  • Captain's Welcome and Farewell Dinners
  • Complimentary Internet access and Wi-Fi on board
  • All airport taxes, security charges and UK Air passenger Duty
  • All port charges and airline imposed fuel surcharge

Special Features

  • Please note: On 1, 29 Apr, 27 May, 8 Jul and 5 Aug 2018 departures, the Connoisseur Collection is available.

2018 Departures £ price per person based on 2 people sharing

Departure Date Brochure Price from Blue Water Price from
River Royale
Mar 18, 25; Apr 01, 08, 15£2584£2534
Apr 22£3299£2349
Apr 29; May 06, 13, 20£3699£2629
May 27£3799£3049
Jun 03, 24; Jul 01, 08, 15, 22, 29; Aug 05, 12, 19, 26£3699£2629
Sep 02, 09, 16, 23, 30; Oct 07£3899£2769
Oct 14, 21£3699£2629
Oct 28£3299£2349
Nov 04, 11£2999£2139

Price Information

  • Please note: On 1, 29 Apr, 27 May, 8 Jul and 5 Aug 2018 departures, the Connoisseur Collection is available.
  • Prices are per person based on two sharing a Cat 5 cabin
  • Cabin upgrade supplements are available - please contact us for details
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