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

Chateaux and Wine of Bordeaux

Discover scenic terraced vineyards, magnificent World Heritage Sites and spectacular architecture on this superb Dordogne, Garonne and Gironde rivers cruise on Viking Forseti. Includes excursions and flight package from the UK

Fly Cruise
7 nights from £1295pp

River Cruise Holiday
  • Place de la Bourse, Bordeaux
  • Saint Emilion vineyard
  • Bordeaux
  • Bordeaux

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Viking River Cruises

2019 on sale now - save £1000pp! Book by 31 Mar 2018

Chateaux and Wine of Bordeaux Special Offer

Join your ship in the historic city of Bordeaux, a World Heritage Site on the Garonne River which boasts magnificent monuments and spectacular 18th-century buildings, before cruising to Cadillac, from where you will enjoy a wine tasting excursion in Sauternes.

Admire the spectacular 16th-century architecture of Libourne, visit UNESCO-listed Saint-Emilion and take a stroll through the historic village of Bourg, before discovering the impressive citadel, city walls and forts of Blaye which are collectively a World Heritage Site.

Enjoy wine tasting in Pauillac and dinner at a chateau, before returning to the fascinating city of Bordeaux. Take the opportunity to further explore the city, home to the Place des Quinconces and the spectacular Place de la Bourse, before this fascinating cruise comes to an end.

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Chateaux and Wine of Bordeaux Itinerary

Day 1 - Bordeaux (France)

Fly from the UK to Bordeaux where you will be met at and transferred to your ship. The ship will be docked in Bordeaux overnight. (D)

Day 2 - Bordeaux

Tour the city centre this morning and see some of Bordeaux's highlights, including the Place des Quinconces, one of the largest squares in Europe; the neoclassical Grand Theatre de Bordeaux; and several spectacular churches. Visit the Musee d'Aquitaine for a tour of the collections before sailing upstream along the Garonne River to Cadillac, a small town with a towering castle that gave its name to the American car brand. (B,L,D)

Day 3 - Cadillac

Begin with a tour of Cadillac before an excursion to Sauternes to learn about how the area's sweet white wines are made. (B,L,D)

Day 4 - Libourne - Saint Emilion

Disembark in Libourne, a picturesque city with buildings dating back to the 16th century. You can also take part in one of two optional excursions: an exploration of the Bergerac area in the Dordogne to learn about truffles, or go wine tasting to a nearby chateau. Later take a tour of Saint Emilion, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. (B,L,D)

Day 5 - Libourne - Bourg

After a leisurely morning in Libourne, cruise to Bourg arriving in the afternoon. Enjoy a stroll or take the optional excursion to Cognac. This evening, cruise to Blaye. (B, L, D)

Day 6 - Blaye - Pauillac

See the extraordinary 17th century citadel in Blaye, set on a rock beside the river. The citadel of Blaye, its city walls and two other forts are a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Return to the ship for lunch and cruise to Pauillac. Enjoy a wine country tour, sampling local wines. Travel through the rolling vineyard-laced hulls to dinner at a chateau. (B, L, D)

Day 7 - Bordeaux

Cruise back to Bordeaux and enjoy time at leisure in the city this afternoon. There is also the option to visit a market with the chef to see where the locals buy their fresh produce, or take the optional full day excursion to Arcachon on the Atlantic coast. (B, L, D)

Day 8 - Bordeaux

After breakfast, disembark and transfer to the airport for your return flight.

For navigational reasons the Captain of the ship reserves the right to modify the cruise itinerary. Visit sequence, tours and times may vary. Key: B - breakfast; L - lunch; D - dinner

Price Includes

  • 7 nights full board cruise on board longship Viking Forseti
  • Return economy class flights from London or selected regional airports
  • Complimentary house wine, beer and soft drinks with lunch and dinner
  • Guided excursions
  • Free Wi-Fi access
  • All port and airport taxes
  • Transfers as stated

Price Does Not Include

  • Travel insurance
  • Gratuities

Cruise Extensions

  • Loire Valley Pre-Cruise Extension Enjoy an overnight stay in Paris at the Le Meridien Etoile Paris or similar and 2 nights in Tours at the Clarion Chateau Belmont Tours or similar from £639pp. Please contact us for more details
  • Paris Post-Cruise Extension Enjoy a 3-night stay at the Le Meridien Etoile Paris or similar from £489pp. Please contact us for more details

Special Features

  • Fly from a number of regional airports without supplement.

2018 Departures £ price per person based on 2 people sharing

Departure Date Brochure Price Blue Water Price
Viking Forseti
Mar 31; Apr 07£2495£2495
Apr 14, 21£2795£2795
May 05, 12, 19, 26; Jun 02, 09, 16, 23, 30£3095£3095
Jul 07, 14, 21, 28; Aug 04, 11, 18, 25£2895£2895
Sep 01, 08, 15, 22, 29; Oct 06, 13£3095£3095
Oct 20, 27; Nov 03£2795£2795

2019 Departures £ price per person based on 2 people sharing

Departure Date Brochure Price Blue Water Price
Viking Forseti
Mar 23£2295£1295
Mar 30; Apr 06£2745£1745
Apr 13, 20, 27£3045£2045
May 04, 11, 18, 25; Jun 01, 08, 15, 22, 29£3395£2395
Jul 06, 13, 20, 27; Aug 03, 10, 17, 24, 31£3195£2195
Sep 07, 14, 21, 28; Oct 05, 12£3395£2395
Oct 19, 26; Nov 02, 09, 16£3045£2045

Price Information

  • All prices shown above are per person based on double occupancy in a Cat F cabin. Single supplements are available on request
  • Cabin Upgrade Supplements:
  • Cat E - £150pp
  • Cat D - 2018: £500pp 2019: £400pp
  • Cat C - 2018: £700pp 2019: £600pp
  • Cat B - 2018: £850pp 2019: £750pp
  • Cat A - 2018: £1050pp 2019: £1000pp
  • Cat AA - 2018: £1500pp 2019: £1450pp
  • Cat ES - 2018: £1950pp 2019: £1900pp - £1950pp
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