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

Bordeaux and the Dordogne

Cruise along the Garonne and Dordogne rivers all the way to Royan in the Gironde Estuary. Visit Pauillac, Libourne, Cadillac and Bordeaux with optional excursions to Rochefort, La Rochelle and St Emilion

Cruise Only
6 nights from £1044pp

Fly-Cruise Package
6 nights from £1354pp

River Cruise Holiday
  • Bordeaux
  • Bordeaux and Dordogne scenery
  • La Rochelle
  • St Emilion

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FREE shore excursion package! Applies to 16 May 2020 departure. Subject to availability

Bordeaux and the Dordogne Special Offer

This magnificent itinerary explores the heart of south-west France, renowned for its ancient castles, fortified bastide towns and famous wines.

Bordeaux itself is a World Heritage site with over 350 classified buildings. Cruise to the small port of Pauillac, associated with the wine trade for centuries, for optional excursions to the Médoc vineyards. In Royan an included tour uncovers the town's Belle Epoque villas and charming waterfront. An optional excursion to the seaside cities of Rochefort and La Rochelle reveals lovely half-timbered buildings, private mansions and a historic rope-making factory. Discover the Roman history of Saintes on an optional tour, and perhaps explore the beautiful seaside village of Talmont-sur-Gironde and the cave dwellings of Meschers-sur-Gironde.

Cruise up the Dordogne to Libourne for an optional tour to St Emilion and its famous underground monuments before returning to Bordeaux where there is an optional tour of the city at night (pre-booking essential). From Libourne there are optional excursions to the prestigious Chateau de Roquetaillade or Cadillac before returning to Bordeaux.

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BYS_PP Bordeaux and the Dordogne Itinerary

Day 1 - Bordeaux (France) - Pauillac

Board your ship at 6pm in Bordeaux. After settling into your cabin, enjoy a welcome drink in the lounge and meet the crew. The ship will begin to cruise along the rivers Garonne and Gironde towards Pauillac.

Day 2 - Pauillac - Royan

Today choose from two optional excursions: visit the Medoc, a renowned wine region, for a tasting of famous wines; or visit the Medoc through biking, wine and cheese. This afternoon cruise along the Gironde to Royan where there is an included panoramic tour of the town and its waterfront.

Day 3 - Royan

Today's optional excursion from Royan explores historic Rochefort with a visit to its Corderie Royale rope-making factory, and La Rochelle where there will be a stop for lunch in a local restaurant and a guided tour of the old town and port.

Day 4 - Royan - Libourne

This morning there is an optional excursion to Saintes to see its Roman theatre and Saint-Eutrope Basilica. This afternoon there is the chance to visit the typical French seaside village of Talmont-sur-Gironde and the cave dwellings in Meschers-sur-Gironde. The rest of the day is spent cruising up the Dordogne to Libourne.

Day 5 - Libourne - Bordeaux

Join the optional excursion to Saint-Emilion for a guided tour of its underground monuments then head to a vineyard for a tasting of local products. Spend the afternoon cruising towards Bordeaux. Perhaps take the optional guided tour of Bordeaux and see the city's sights illuminated at night (must be booked in advance).

Day 6 - Bordeaux - Cadillac

Cruise along the Garonne to Cadillac. Optional excursions include a visit to magnificent Château de Roquetaillade with a tasting of Sauternes wine at a wine cellar, or a gourmet walk through Cadillac with wine-tasting session. Spend the afternoon cruising towards Bordeaux. Gala evening on board.

Day 7 - Bordeaux

After breakfast on board, disembark ship in Bordeaux.

For navigational reasons the Captain of the ship reserves the right to modify the cruise itinerary.

Price Includes

  • Six nights accommodation on board on a full-board basis
  • Unlimited complimentary house wine, beer, mineral water and soft drinks on board
  • Itinerary as described
  • Entertainment on board
  • Cruise Manager
  • Gala farewell dinner
  • Port taxes
  • Flight inclusive package prices include return flights from the UK and transfers

Price Does Not Include

  • Cruise only prices do not include flights or transfers
  • Optional Excursions (must be pre-booked at least 4 weeks before departure or bookable on board subject to availability)
  • Gratuities
  • Personal insurance and expenses

Special Features

  • CroisiEurope is the leading French river cruise company. Their ships have a distinctly French flavour, the service and the food having received much praise from Blue Water Holidays customers. Staff and passengers come from many European countries and there may be other English speaking passengers on board.
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2020 Departures £ price per person based on 2 people sharing

  • April
    • Apr 11th - Bordeaux and back - Sailing on: Cyrano de Bergerac From: £1044
      Main Deck Middle Deck Upper Deck Main Deck Single Cabin Middle Deck Single Cabin Upper Deck Single Cabin
      Cruise only from: £1044 Cruise only from: £1202 Cruise only from: £1224 Cruise only from: £1557 Cruise only from: £1715 Cruise only from: £1737
      Fly-Cruise Package from: £1354 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1512 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1404 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1867 Fly-Cruise Package from: £2025 Fly-Cruise Package from: £2047
    • Apr 28th - Bordeaux and back - Sailing on: Cyrano de Bergerac From: £1044
      Main Deck Middle Deck Upper Deck Main Deck Single Cabin Middle Deck Single Cabin Upper Deck Single Cabin
      Cruise only from: £1044 Cruise only from: £1202 Cruise only from: £1224 Cruise only from: £1557 Cruise only from: £1715 Cruise only from: £1737
      Fly-Cruise Package from: £1354 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1512 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1404 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1867 Fly-Cruise Package from: £2025 Fly-Cruise Package from: £2047
  • May
    • May 16th - Bordeaux and back - Sailing on: Cyrano de Bergerac From: £1224
      Main Deck Middle Deck Upper Deck Main Deck Single Cabin Middle Deck Single Cabin Upper Deck Single Cabin
      Cruise only from: £1224 Cruise only from: £1382 Cruise only from: £1404 Cruise only from: £1737 Cruise only from: £1895 Cruise only from: £1917
      Fly-Cruise Package from: £1534 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1692 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1714 Fly-Cruise Package from: £2047 Fly-Cruise Package from: £2205 Fly-Cruise Package from: £2227
    • May 22nd - Bordeaux and back - Sailing on: Cyrano de Bergerac From: £1224
      Main Deck Middle Deck Upper Deck Main Deck Single Cabin Middle Deck Single Cabin Upper Deck Single Cabin
      Cruise only from: £1224 Cruise only from: £1382 Cruise only from: £1404 Cruise only from: £1737 Cruise only from: £1895 Cruise only from: £1917
      Fly-Cruise Package from: £1534 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1692 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1714 Fly-Cruise Package from: £2047 Fly-Cruise Package from: £2205 Fly-Cruise Package from: £2227
  • June
    • Jun 3rd - Bordeaux and back - Sailing on: Cyrano de Bergerac From: £1224
      Main Deck Middle Deck Upper Deck Main Deck Single Cabin Middle Deck Single Cabin Upper Deck Single Cabin
      Cruise only from: £1224 Cruise only from: £1382 Cruise only from: £1404 Cruise only from: £1737 Cruise only from: £1895 Cruise only from: £1917
      Fly-Cruise Package from: £1534 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1692 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1714 Fly-Cruise Package from: £2047 Fly-Cruise Package from: £2205 Fly-Cruise Package from: £2227
    • Jun 15th - Bordeaux and back - Sailing on: Cyrano de Bergerac From: £1224
      Main Deck Middle Deck Upper Deck Main Deck Single Cabin Middle Deck Single Cabin Upper Deck Single Cabin
      Cruise only from: £1224 Cruise only from: £1382 Cruise only from: £1404 Cruise only from: £1737 Cruise only from: £1895 Cruise only from: £1917
      Fly-Cruise Package from: £1534 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1692 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1714 Fly-Cruise Package from: £2047 Fly-Cruise Package from: £2205 Fly-Cruise Package from: £2227
    • Jun 27th - Bordeaux and back - Sailing on: Cyrano de Bergerac From: £1224
      Main Deck Middle Deck Upper Deck Main Deck Single Cabin Middle Deck Single Cabin Upper Deck Single Cabin
      Cruise only from: £1224 Cruise only from: £1382 Cruise only from: £1404 Cruise only from: £1737 Cruise only from: £1895 Cruise only from: £1917
      Fly-Cruise Package from: £1534 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1692 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1714 Fly-Cruise Package from: £2047 Fly-Cruise Package from: £2205 Fly-Cruise Package from: £2227
  • July
    • Jul 9th - Bordeaux and back - Sailing on: Cyrano de Bergerac From: £1085
      Main Deck Middle Deck Upper Deck Main Deck Single Cabin Middle Deck Single Cabin Upper Deck Single Cabin
      Cruise only from: £1085 Cruise only from: £1243 Cruise only from: £1265 Cruise only from: £1598 Cruise only from: £1756 Cruise only from: £1778
      Fly-Cruise Package from: £1395 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1553 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1575 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1908 Fly-Cruise Package from: £2066 Fly-Cruise Package from: £2088
    • Jul 21st - Bordeaux and back - Sailing on: Cyrano de Bergerac From: £1085
      Main Deck Middle Deck Upper Deck Main Deck Single Cabin Middle Deck Single Cabin Upper Deck Single Cabin
      Cruise only from: £1085 Cruise only from: £1243 Cruise only from: £1265 Cruise only from: £1598 Cruise only from: £1756 Cruise only from: £1778
      Fly-Cruise Package from: £1395 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1553 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1575 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1908 Fly-Cruise Package from: £2066 Fly-Cruise Package from: £2088
  • August
    • Aug 2nd - Bordeaux and back - Sailing on: Cyrano de Bergerac From: £1085
      Main Deck Middle Deck Upper Deck Main Deck Single Cabin Middle Deck Single Cabin Upper Deck Single Cabin
      Cruise only from: £1085 Cruise only from: £1243 Cruise only from: £1265 Cruise only from: £1598 Cruise only from: £1756 Cruise only from: £1778
      Fly-Cruise Package from: £1395 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1553 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1575 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1908 Fly-Cruise Package from: £2066 Fly-Cruise Package from: £2088
    • Aug 14th - Bordeaux and back - Sailing on: Cyrano de Bergerac From: £1085
      Main Deck Middle Deck Upper Deck Main Deck Single Cabin Middle Deck Single Cabin Upper Deck Single Cabin
      Cruise only from: £1085 Cruise only from: £1243 Cruise only from: £1265 Cruise only from: £1598 Cruise only from: £1756 Cruise only from: £1778
      Fly-Cruise Package from: £1395 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1553 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1575 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1908 Fly-Cruise Package from: £2066 Fly-Cruise Package from: £2088
  • October
    • Oct 1st - Bordeaux and back - Sailing on: Cyrano de Bergerac From: £1224
      Main Deck Middle Deck Upper Deck Main Deck Single Cabin Middle Deck Single Cabin Upper Deck Single Cabin
      Cruise only from: £1224 Cruise only from: £1382 Cruise only from: £1404 Cruise only from: £1737 Cruise only from: £1895 Cruise only from: £1917
      Fly-Cruise Package from: £1534 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1692 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1714 Fly-Cruise Package from: £2047 Fly-Cruise Package from: £2205 Fly-Cruise Package from: £2227
    • Oct 13th - Bordeaux and back - Sailing on: Cyrano de Bergerac From: £1224
      Main Deck Middle Deck Upper Deck Main Deck Single Cabin Middle Deck Single Cabin Upper Deck Single Cabin
      Cruise only from: £1224 Cruise only from: £1382 Cruise only from: £1404 Cruise only from: £1737 Cruise only from: £1895 Cruise only from: £1917
      Fly-Cruise Package from: £1534 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1692 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1714 Fly-Cruise Package from: £2047 Fly-Cruise Package from: £2205 Fly-Cruise Package from: £2227
Map for Bordeaux and the Dordogne