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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 £629pp

Fly-Cruise Package
4 nights from £939pp

River Cruise Holiday
  • St Emilion
  • Chateau Lafite Rothschild

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

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Save 10% on 2020 departures! Discount applies to cruise cost. Prices shown include discount. Book by 15 Oct 2019

Bordeaux Wine Cruise Special Offer

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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2019 Departures £ price per person based on 2 people sharing

  • October
    • Oct 20th - Bordeaux and back - Sailing on: Cyrano de Bergerac From: £719
      Main Deck Middle Deck Upper Deck
      Cruise Only from: £719 Cruise Only from: £823 Cruise Only from: £845
      Fly-Cruise Package from: £1029 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1133 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1155
    • Oct 23rd - Bordeaux and back - Sailing on: Princesse dAquitaine From: £629
      Main Deck Upper Deck Main Deck Suite Upper Deck Suite Main Deck Single Cabin Upper Deck Single Cabin
      Cruise Only from: £629 Cruise Only from: £742 Cruise Only from: £742 Cruise Only from: £855 Cruise Only from: £1003 Cruise Only from: £1116
      Fly-Cruise Package from: £939 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1052 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1052 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1165 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1313 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1426
    • Oct 25th - Bordeaux and back - Sailing on: Cyrano de Bergerac From: £719
      Main Deck Middle Deck Upper Deck
      Cruise Only from: £719 Cruise Only from: £823 Cruise Only from: £845
      Fly-Cruise Package from: £1029 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1133 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1155

2020 Departures £ price per person based on 2 people sharing

  • April
    • Apr 1st - Bordeaux and back - Sailing on: Cyrano de Bergerac From: £661
      Main Deck Middle Deck Upper Deck Main Deck Single Cabin Middle Deck Single Cabin Upper Deck Single Cabin
      Cruise Only from: £661 Cruise Only from: £774 Cruise Only from: £787 Cruise Only from: £1035 Cruise Only from: £1148 Cruise Only from: £1161
      Fly-Cruise Package from: £971 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1084 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1097 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1345 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1458 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1471
    • Apr 6th - Bordeaux and back - Sailing on: Cyrano de Bergerac From: £661
      Main Deck Middle Deck Upper Deck Main Deck Single Cabin Middle Deck Single Cabin Upper Deck Single Cabin
      Cruise Only from: £661 Cruise Only from: £774 Cruise Only from: £787 Cruise Only from: £1035 Cruise Only from: £1148 Cruise Only from: £1161
      Fly-Cruise Package from: £971 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1084 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1097 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1345 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1458 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1471
    • Apr 18th - Bordeaux and back - Sailing on: Cyrano de Bergerac From: £661
      Main Deck Middle Deck Upper Deck Main Deck Single Cabin Middle Deck Single Cabin Upper Deck Single Cabin
      Cruise Only from: £661 Cruise Only from: £774 Cruise Only from: £787 Cruise Only from: £1035 Cruise Only from: £1148 Cruise Only from: £1161
      Fly-Cruise Package from: £971 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1084 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1097 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1345 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1458 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1471
    • Apr 23rd - Bordeaux and back - Sailing on: Cyrano de Bergerac From: £661
      Main Deck Middle Deck Upper Deck Main Deck Single Cabin Middle Deck Single Cabin Upper Deck Single Cabin
      Cruise Only from: £661 Cruise Only from: £774 Cruise Only from: £787 Cruise Only from: £1035 Cruise Only from: £1148 Cruise Only from: £1161
      Fly-Cruise Package from: £971 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1084 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1097 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1345 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1458 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1471
  • May
    • May 5th - Bordeaux and back - Sailing on: Cyrano de Bergerac From: £777
      Main Deck Middle Deck Upper Deck Main Deck Single Cabin Middle Deck Single Cabin Upper Deck Single Cabin
      Cruise Only from: £777 Cruise Only from: £890 Cruise Only from: £903 Cruise Only from: £1151 Cruise Only from: £1264 Cruise Only from: £1277
      Fly-Cruise Package from: £1087 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1200 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1213 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1461 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1574 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1587
    • May 29th - Bordeaux and back - Sailing on: Cyrano de Bergerac From: £777
      Main Deck Middle Deck Upper Deck Main Deck Single Cabin Middle Deck Single Cabin Upper Deck Single Cabin
      Cruise Only from: £777 Cruise Only from: £890 Cruise Only from: £903 Cruise Only from: £1151 Cruise Only from: £1264 Cruise Only from: £1277
      Fly-Cruise Package from: £1087 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1200 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1213 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1461 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1574 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1587
  • June
    • Jun 22nd - Bordeaux and back - Sailing on: Cyrano de Bergerac From: £777
      Main Deck Middle Deck Upper Deck Main Deck Single Cabin Middle Deck Single Cabin Upper Deck Single Cabin
      Cruise Only from: £777 Cruise Only from: £890 Cruise Only from: £903 Cruise Only from: £1151 Cruise Only from: £1264 Cruise Only from: £1277
      Fly-Cruise Package from: £1087 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1200 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1213 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1461 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1574 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1587
  • July
    • Jul 4th - Bordeaux and back - Sailing on: Cyrano de Bergerac From: £730
      Main Deck Middle Deck Upper Deck Main Deck Single Cabin Middle Deck Single Cabin Upper Deck Single Cabin
      Cruise Only from: £730 Cruise Only from: £843 Cruise Only from: £856 Cruise Only from: £1104 Cruise Only from: £1217 Cruise Only from: £1230
      Fly-Cruise Package from: £1040 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1153 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1166 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1414 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1527 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1540
    • Jul 16th - Bordeaux and back - Sailing on: Cyrano de Bergerac From: £730
      Main Deck Middle Deck Upper Deck Main Deck Single Cabin Middle Deck Single Cabin Upper Deck Single Cabin
      Cruise Only from: £730 Cruise Only from: £843 Cruise Only from: £856 Cruise Only from: £1104 Cruise Only from: £1217 Cruise Only from: £1230
      Fly-Cruise Package from: £1040 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1153 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1166 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1414 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1527 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1540
    • Jul 28th - Bordeaux and back - Sailing on: Cyrano de Bergerac From: £730
      Main Deck Middle Deck Upper Deck Main Deck Single Cabin Middle Deck Single Cabin Upper Deck Single Cabin
      Cruise Only from: £730 Cruise Only from: £843 Cruise Only from: £856 Cruise Only from: £1104 Cruise Only from: £1217 Cruise Only from: £1230
      Fly-Cruise Package from: £1040 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1153 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1166 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1414 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1527 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1540
  • August
    • Aug 9th - Bordeaux and back - Sailing on: Cyrano de Bergerac From: £730
      Main Deck Middle Deck Upper Deck Main Deck Single Cabin Middle Deck Single Cabin Upper Deck Single Cabin
      Cruise Only from: £730 Cruise Only from: £843 Cruise Only from: £856 Cruise Only from: £1104 Cruise Only from: £1217 Cruise Only from: £1230
      Fly-Cruise Package from: £1040 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1153 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1166 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1414 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1527 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1540
    • Aug 21st - Bordeaux and back - Sailing on: Cyrano de Bergerac From: £730
      Main Deck Middle Deck Upper Deck Main Deck Single Cabin Middle Deck Single Cabin Upper Deck Single Cabin
      Cruise Only from: £730 Cruise Only from: £843 Cruise Only from: £856 Cruise Only from: £1104 Cruise Only from: £1217 Cruise Only from: £1230
      Fly-Cruise Package from: £1040 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1153 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1166 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1414 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1527 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1540
  • September
    • Sep 26th - Bordeaux and back - Sailing on: Cyrano de Bergerac From: £777
      Main Deck Middle Deck Upper Deck Main Deck Single Cabin Middle Deck Single Cabin Upper Deck Single Cabin
      Cruise Only from: £777 Cruise Only from: £890 Cruise Only from: £903 Cruise Only from: £1151 Cruise Only from: £1264 Cruise Only from: £1277
      Fly-Cruise Package from: £1087 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1200 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1213 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1461 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1574 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1587
  • October
    • Oct 8th - Bordeaux and back - Sailing on: Cyrano de Bergerac From: £777
      Main Deck Middle Deck Upper Deck Main Deck Single Cabin Middle Deck Single Cabin Upper Deck Single Cabin
      Cruise Only from: £777 Cruise Only from: £890 Cruise Only from: £903 Cruise Only from: £1151 Cruise Only from: £1264 Cruise Only from: £1277
      Fly-Cruise Package from: £1087 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1200 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1213 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1461 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1574 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1587
    • Oct 20th - Bordeaux and back - Sailing on: Cyrano de Bergerac From: £661
      Main Deck Middle Deck Upper Deck Main Deck Single Cabin Middle Deck Single Cabin Upper Deck Single Cabin
      Cruise Only from: £661 Cruise Only from: £774 Cruise Only from: £787 Cruise Only from: £1035 Cruise Only from: £1148 Cruise Only from: £1161
      Fly-Cruise Package from: £971 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1084 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1097 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1345 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1458 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1471
    • Oct 25th - Bordeaux and back - Sailing on: Cyrano de Bergerac From: £661
      Main Deck Middle Deck Upper Deck Main Deck Single Cabin Middle Deck Single Cabin Upper Deck Single Cabin
      Cruise Only from: £661 Cruise Only from: £774 Cruise Only from: £787 Cruise Only from: £1035 Cruise Only from: £1148 Cruise Only from: £1161
      Fly-Cruise Package from: £971 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1084 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1097 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1345 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1458 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1471
Map for Bordeaux Wine Cruise