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

Bordeaux Wine Cruise

A 4-night break from Bordeaux visiting Pauillac, Blaye and Cadillac with the chance to explore well-known wine-growing areas and villages

Cruise Only
4 nights from £734pp

Fly-Cruise Package
4 nights from £1044pp

River Cruise Holiday
  • St Emilion
  • Chateau Lafite Rothschild

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This short break holiday starts in the ancient city of Bordeaux, the world's major wine industry capital. Bordeaux has been associated with the English for many years through the wine trade, and its excellent red Bordeaux wine (claret). For 300 years from 1152 this part of the French region of Aquitaine was defended by English kings, leaving ancient castles and fortified towns across the landscape.

Our ship travels down river from Bordeaux to Pauillac and Blaye, both noted wine towns, with optional tours of wine growing areas and fortified towns along the river. Continue upriver past Bordeaux to Cadillac on the Garonne, from where there is an optional visit to St Emilion. The village is noted for its tunnels and catacombs as well as for its wine.

Bordeaux has direct flights from the UK and is three hours from Paris by TGV. This 4-night break could be combined with a stay in the Bordeaux area or further south along the Aquitaine coast.

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BOQ- Bordeaux and Dordogne Wine Country Itinerary

Day 1 - Bordeaux (France)

Board your ship at 6pm in Bordeaux. After settling into your cabin, enjoy a welcome drink in the lounge and are introduced to the crew. After dinner, perhaps take the optional guided tour of Bordeaux and see the city's sights illuminated at night (must be booked in advance).

Day 2 - Bordeaux - Pauillac

Cruise towards Pauillac. Experience a bird's eye view of the numerous chateaux and famous vineyards. This afternoon choose from two optional excursions: visit the Medoc (must be booked in advance), a renowned wine region where the famous red wine is cultivated; or visit the Medoc through biking, wine and cheese.

Day 3 - Pauillac - Blaye

Early morning cruise to Blaye, which was the perfect look-out for invaders. There is an optional excursion along the Route de la Corniche Fleurie. A second optional excursion explores Blaye's underground monuments before sampling regional specialties and wine at a local vineyard.

Day 4 - Blaye - Libourne or Bourg - Saint Emilion

Cruise towards Libourne this morning. Perhaps enjoy the optional excursion to Saint Emilion, before returning to the ship. Gala evening on board.

Day 5 - Bordeaux

After breakfast on board, arrive in Bordeaux late morning.

Please note that this schedule may be modified by the Captain in the light of tidal and other factors.

Price Includes

  • Four 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 1st - Bordeaux and back - Sailing on: Cyrano de Bergerac From: £734
      Main Deck Middle Deck Upper Deck Main Deck Single Cabin Middle Deck Single Cabin Upper Deck Single Cabin
      Cruise Only from: £734 Cruise Only from: £847 Cruise Only from: £860 Cruise Only from: £1108 Cruise Only from: £1221 Cruise Only from: £1234
      Fly-Cruise Package from: £1044 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1157 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1170 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1418 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1531 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1544
    • Apr 6th - Bordeaux and back - Sailing on: Cyrano de Bergerac From: £734
      Main Deck Middle Deck Upper Deck Main Deck Single Cabin Middle Deck Single Cabin Upper Deck Single Cabin
      Cruise Only from: £734 Cruise Only from: £847 Cruise Only from: £860 Cruise Only from: £1108 Cruise Only from: £1221 Cruise Only from: £1234
      Fly-Cruise Package from: £1044 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1157 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1170 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1418 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1531 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1544
    • Apr 18th - Bordeaux and back - Sailing on: Cyrano de Bergerac From: £734
      Main Deck Middle Deck Upper Deck Main Deck Single Cabin Middle Deck Single Cabin Upper Deck Single Cabin
      Cruise Only from: £734 Cruise Only from: £847 Cruise Only from: £860 Cruise Only from: £1108 Cruise Only from: £1221 Cruise Only from: £1234
      Fly-Cruise Package from: £1044 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1157 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1170 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1418 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1531 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1544
    • Apr 23rd - Bordeaux and back - Sailing on: Cyrano de Bergerac From: £734
      Main Deck Middle Deck Upper Deck Main Deck Single Cabin Middle Deck Single Cabin Upper Deck Single Cabin
      Cruise Only from: £734 Cruise Only from: £847 Cruise Only from: £860 Cruise Only from: £1108 Cruise Only from: £1221 Cruise Only from: £1234
      Fly-Cruise Package from: £1044 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1157 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1170 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1418 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1531 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1544
  • May
    • May 5th - Bordeaux and back - Sailing on: Cyrano de Bergerac From: £863
      Main Deck Middle Deck Upper Deck Main Deck Single Cabin Middle Deck Single Cabin Upper Deck Single Cabin
      Cruise Only from: £863 Cruise Only from: £976 Cruise Only from: £989 Cruise Only from: £1237 Cruise Only from: £1350 Cruise Only from: £1363
      Fly-Cruise Package from: £1173 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1286 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1299 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1547 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1660 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1673
    • May 29th - Bordeaux and back - Sailing on: Cyrano de Bergerac From: £863
      Main Deck Middle Deck Upper Deck Main Deck Single Cabin Middle Deck Single Cabin Upper Deck Single Cabin
      Cruise Only from: £863 Cruise Only from: £976 Cruise Only from: £989 Cruise Only from: £1237 Cruise Only from: £1350 Cruise Only from: £1363
      Fly-Cruise Package from: £1173 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1286 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1299 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1547 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1660 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1673
  • June
    • Jun 22nd - Bordeaux and back - Sailing on: Cyrano de Bergerac From: £863
      Main Deck Middle Deck Upper Deck Main Deck Single Cabin Middle Deck Single Cabin Upper Deck Single Cabin
      Cruise Only from: £863 Cruise Only from: £976 Cruise Only from: £989 Cruise Only from: £1237 Cruise Only from: £1350 Cruise Only from: £1363
      Fly-Cruise Package from: £1173 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1286 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1299 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1547 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1660 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1673
  • July
    • Jul 4th - Bordeaux and back - Sailing on: Cyrano de Bergerac From: £811
      Main Deck Middle Deck Upper Deck Main Deck Single Cabin Middle Deck Single Cabin Upper Deck Single Cabin
      Cruise Only from: £811 Cruise Only from: £924 Cruise Only from: £937 Cruise Only from: £1185 Cruise Only from: £1298 Cruise Only from: £1311
      Fly-Cruise Package from: £1121 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1234 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1247 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1495 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1608 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1621
    • Jul 16th - Bordeaux and back - Sailing on: Cyrano de Bergerac From: £811
      Main Deck Middle Deck Upper Deck Main Deck Single Cabin Middle Deck Single Cabin Upper Deck Single Cabin
      Cruise Only from: £811 Cruise Only from: £924 Cruise Only from: £937 Cruise Only from: £1185 Cruise Only from: £1298 Cruise Only from: £1311
      Fly-Cruise Package from: £1121 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1234 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1247 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1495 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1608 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1621
    • Jul 28th - Bordeaux and back - Sailing on: Cyrano de Bergerac From: £811
      Main Deck Middle Deck Upper Deck Main Deck Single Cabin Middle Deck Single Cabin Upper Deck Single Cabin
      Cruise Only from: £811 Cruise Only from: £924 Cruise Only from: £937 Cruise Only from: £1185 Cruise Only from: £1298 Cruise Only from: £1311
      Fly-Cruise Package from: £1121 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1234 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1247 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1495 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1608 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1621
  • August
    • Aug 9th - Bordeaux and back - Sailing on: Cyrano de Bergerac From: £811
      Main Deck Middle Deck Upper Deck Main Deck Single Cabin Middle Deck Single Cabin Upper Deck Single Cabin
      Cruise Only from: £811 Cruise Only from: £924 Cruise Only from: £937 Cruise Only from: £1185 Cruise Only from: £1298 Cruise Only from: £1311
      Fly-Cruise Package from: £1121 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1234 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1247 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1495 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1608 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1621
    • Aug 21st - Bordeaux and back - Sailing on: Cyrano de Bergerac From: £811
      Main Deck Middle Deck Upper Deck Main Deck Single Cabin Middle Deck Single Cabin Upper Deck Single Cabin
      Cruise Only from: £811 Cruise Only from: £924 Cruise Only from: £937 Cruise Only from: £1185 Cruise Only from: £1298 Cruise Only from: £1311
      Fly-Cruise Package from: £1121 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1234 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1247 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1495 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1608 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1621
  • September
    • Sep 26th - Bordeaux and back - Sailing on: Cyrano de Bergerac From: £863
      Main Deck Middle Deck Upper Deck Main Deck Single Cabin Middle Deck Single Cabin Upper Deck Single Cabin
      Cruise Only from: £863 Cruise Only from: £976 Cruise Only from: £989 Cruise Only from: £1237 Cruise Only from: £1350 Cruise Only from: £1363
      Fly-Cruise Package from: £1173 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1286 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1299 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1547 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1660 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1673
  • October
    • Oct 8th - Bordeaux and back - Sailing on: Cyrano de Bergerac From: £863
      Main Deck Middle Deck Upper Deck Main Deck Single Cabin Middle Deck Single Cabin Upper Deck Single Cabin
      Cruise Only from: £863 Cruise Only from: £976 Cruise Only from: £989 Cruise Only from: £1237 Cruise Only from: £1350 Cruise Only from: £1363
      Fly-Cruise Package from: £1173 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1286 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1299 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1547 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1660 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1673
    • Oct 20th - Bordeaux and back - Sailing on: Cyrano de Bergerac From: £734
      Main Deck Middle Deck Upper Deck Main Deck Single Cabin Middle Deck Single Cabin Upper Deck Single Cabin
      Cruise Only from: £734 Cruise Only from: £847 Cruise Only from: £860 Cruise Only from: £1108 Cruise Only from: £1221 Cruise Only from: £1234
      Fly-Cruise Package from: £1044 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1157 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1170 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1418 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1531 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1544
    • Oct 25th - Bordeaux and back - Sailing on: Cyrano de Bergerac From: £734
      Main Deck Middle Deck Upper Deck Main Deck Single Cabin Middle Deck Single Cabin Upper Deck Single Cabin
      Cruise Only from: £734 Cruise Only from: £847 Cruise Only from: £860 Cruise Only from: £1108 Cruise Only from: £1221 Cruise Only from: £1234
      Fly-Cruise Package from: £1044 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1157 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1170 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1418 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1531 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1544
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