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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 £642pp

River Cruise Holiday
  • St Emilion
  • Chateau Lafite Rothschild

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Save 15% on 2021 departures! Book by 30 Sep 2020. Prices shown include discounts

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.

E273 Operated by CroisiEurope

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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

  • September
    • Sep 26th - Bordeaux and back - Sailing on: Cyrano de Bergerac From: £863
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  • October
    • Oct 8th - Bordeaux and back - Sailing on: Cyrano de Bergerac From: £863
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    • Oct 20th - Bordeaux and back - Sailing on: Cyrano de Bergerac From: £734
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    • Oct 25th - Bordeaux and back - Sailing on: Cyrano de Bergerac From: £734
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2021 Departures £ price per person based on 2 people sharing

  • April
    • Apr 4th - Bordeaux and back - Sailing on: Cyrano de Bergerac From: £642
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    • Apr 15th - Bordeaux and back - Sailing on: Cyrano de Bergerac From: £642
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      Blue Water Price from: £642 Blue Water Price from: £755 Blue Water Price from: £768 Blue Water Price from: £1016 Blue Water Price from: £1129 Blue Water Price from: £1142
  • May
    • May 3rd - Bordeaux and back - Sailing on: Cyrano de Bergerac From: £754
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      Blue Water Price from: £754 Blue Water Price from: £867 Blue Water Price from: £880 Blue Water Price from: £1128 Blue Water Price from: £1241 Blue Water Price from: £1254
    • May 14th - Bordeaux and back - Sailing on: Cyrano de Bergerac From: £754
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      Blue Water Price from: £754 Blue Water Price from: £867 Blue Water Price from: £880 Blue Water Price from: £1128 Blue Water Price from: £1241 Blue Water Price from: £1254
  • June
    • Jun 1st - Bordeaux and back - Sailing on: Cyrano de Bergerac From: £754
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      Blue Water Price from: £754 Blue Water Price from: £867 Blue Water Price from: £880 Blue Water Price from: £1128 Blue Water Price from: £1241 Blue Water Price from: £1254
    • Jun 12th - Bordeaux and back - Sailing on: Cyrano de Bergerac From: £754
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      Blue Water Price from: £754 Blue Water Price from: £867 Blue Water Price from: £880 Blue Water Price from: £1128 Blue Water Price from: £1241 Blue Water Price from: £1254
    • Jun 30th - Bordeaux and back - Sailing on: Cyrano de Bergerac From: £754
      Main Deck Middle Deck Upper Deck Main Deck Single Cabin Middle Deck Single Cabin Upper Deck Single Cabin
      Blue Water Price from: £754 Blue Water Price from: £867 Blue Water Price from: £880 Blue Water Price from: £1128 Blue Water Price from: £1241 Blue Water Price from: £1254
  • July
    • Jul 11th - Bordeaux and back - Sailing on: Cyrano de Bergerac From: £711
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      Blue Water Price from: £711 Blue Water Price from: £824 Blue Water Price from: £837 Blue Water Price from: £1085 Blue Water Price from: £1198 Blue Water Price from: £1211
    • Jul 22nd - Bordeaux and back - Sailing on: Cyrano de Bergerac From: £711
      Main Deck Middle Deck Upper Deck Main Deck Single Cabin Middle Deck Single Cabin Upper Deck Single Cabin
      Blue Water Price from: £711 Blue Water Price from: £824 Blue Water Price from: £837 Blue Water Price from: £1085 Blue Water Price from: £1198 Blue Water Price from: £1211
  • August
    • Aug 3rd - Bordeaux and back - Sailing on: Cyrano de Bergerac From: £711
      Main Deck Middle Deck Upper Deck Main Deck Single Cabin Middle Deck Single Cabin Upper Deck Single Cabin
      Blue Water Price from: £711 Blue Water Price from: £824 Blue Water Price from: £837 Blue Water Price from: £1085 Blue Water Price from: £1198 Blue Water Price from: £1211
    • Aug 14th - Bordeaux and back - Sailing on: Cyrano de Bergerac From: £711
      Main Deck Middle Deck Upper Deck Main Deck Single Cabin Middle Deck Single Cabin Upper Deck Single Cabin
      Blue Water Price from: £711 Blue Water Price from: £824 Blue Water Price from: £837 Blue Water Price from: £1085 Blue Water Price from: £1198 Blue Water Price from: £1211
  • September
    • Sep 7th - Bordeaux and back - Sailing on: Cyrano de Bergerac From: £754
      Main Deck Middle Deck Upper Deck Main Deck Single Cabin Middle Deck Single Cabin Upper Deck Single Cabin
      Blue Water Price from: £754 Blue Water Price from: £867 Blue Water Price from: £880 Blue Water Price from: £1128 Blue Water Price from: £1241 Blue Water Price from: £1254
    • Sep 18th - Bordeaux and back - Sailing on: Cyrano de Bergerac From: £754
      Main Deck Middle Deck Upper Deck Main Deck Single Cabin Middle Deck Single Cabin Upper Deck Single Cabin
      Blue Water Price from: £754 Blue Water Price from: £867 Blue Water Price from: £880 Blue Water Price from: £1128 Blue Water Price from: £1241 Blue Water Price from: £1254
  • October
    • Oct 6th - Bordeaux and back - Sailing on: Cyrano de Bergerac From: £754
      Main Deck Middle Deck Upper Deck Main Deck Single Cabin Middle Deck Single Cabin Upper Deck Single Cabin
      Blue Water Price from: £754 Blue Water Price from: £867 Blue Water Price from: £880 Blue Water Price from: £1128 Blue Water Price from: £1241 Blue Water Price from: £1254
    • Oct 17th - Bordeaux and back - Sailing on: Cyrano de Bergerac From: £642
      Main Deck Middle Deck Upper Deck Main Deck Single Cabin Middle Deck Single Cabin Upper Deck Single Cabin
      Blue Water Price from: £642 Blue Water Price from: £755 Blue Water Price from: £768 Blue Water Price from: £1016 Blue Water Price from: £1129 Blue Water Price from: £1142
Map for Bordeaux Wine Cruise