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Chateaux and Wine of Bordeaux

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

Fly Cruise
7 nights from £1095pp

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

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Viking River Cruises

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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 along the Gironde River to Pauillac where you can enjoy a wine tour and sample the area's famous Margaux.

Discover the impressive 17th-century citadel, city walls and forts of Blaye which are collectively a World Heritage Site, before exploring the charming town of Saint Emilion, another superb World Heritage Site. Sample some local vintages or take an optional excursion to Bergerac in the Dordogne.

Enjoy wine tasting in Sauternes and take a walking tour of Cadillac which boasts an ancient harbour and magnificent 16th-century chateau. Cruise to Bordeaux where you can enjoy a city tour with highlights including the Place des Quinconces and the spectacular Place de la Bourse, before this fascinating journey 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. Later this afternoon, sail 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 - Blaye - Bourg

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. Take a tour of the citadel before free time in the city. This afternoon visit the village of Bourg or take an optional excursion to medieval Cognac, famous for its brandy. (B, L, D)

Day 6 - Pauillac

Arrive in Pauillac in the Medoc wine region early afternoon and 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.
  • Once you have paid the deposit for your trip, you are safe from any additional charges such as airfare increases, currency fluctuations, increased fuel surcharges or new government taxes.
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2017 Departures £ price per person based on 2 people sharing

Departure Date Brochure Price Blue Water Price
Viking Forseti
Jun 24£3095£3095
Jul 01, 08, 15, 22, 29; Aug 05, 12, 19, 26£2895£2895
Sep 16, 23, 30; Oct 07, 14£3095£3095
Oct 21, 28; Nov 03, 04£2795£2795

2018 Departures £ price per person based on 2 people sharing

Departure Date Brochure Price Blue Water Price
Viking Forseti
Mar 24£2095£1095
Mar 31; Apr 07£2495£1495
Apr 14, 21, 28£2795£1795
May 05, 12, 19, 26; Jun 02, 09, 16, 23, 30£3095£2095
Jul 07, 14, 21, 28; Aug 04, 11, 18, 25£2895£1895
Sep 01, 08, 15, 22, 29; Oct 06, 13£3095£2095
Oct 20, 27£2795£1795

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 - £500pp
  • Cat C - £700pp
  • Cat B - £850pp
  • Cat A - £1050pp
  • Cat AA - £1500pp
  • Cat ES - £1950pp
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