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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

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4 nights from £787pp

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 walking, 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

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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2024 Departures £ price per person based on 2 people sharing

  • July
    • Jul 3rd - Bordeaux and back - Sailing on: Cyrano de Bergerac From: £787
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      Cruise Only from: £787 Cruise Only from: £819 Cruise Only from: £873 Cruise Only from: £957
  • August
    • Aug 16th - Bordeaux and back - Sailing on: Cyrano de Bergerac From: £787
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      Cruise Only from: £787 Cruise Only from: £819 Cruise Only from: £873 Cruise Only from: £938 Cruise Only from: £957 Cruise Only from: £1011
  • September
    • Sep 6th - Bordeaux and back - Sailing on: Cyrano de Bergerac From: £987
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      Cruise Only from: £987
  • October
    • Oct 24th - Bordeaux and back - Sailing on: Cyrano de Bergerac From: £870
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      Cruise Only from: £870 Cruise Only from: £917 Cruise Only from: £1036 Cruise Only from: £1008

2025 Departures £ price per person based on 2 people sharing

  • April
    • Apr 2nd - Bordeaux and back - Sailing on: Cyrano de Bergerac From: £884
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      Cruise Only from: £884 Cruise Only from: £930 Cruise Only from: £965 Cruise Only from: £1035 Cruise Only from: £983 Cruise Only from: £1007 Cruise Only from: £1053
  • May
    • May 4th - Bordeaux and back - Sailing on: Cyrano de Bergerac From: £1007
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    • May 31st - Bordeaux and back - Sailing on: Cyrano de Bergerac From: £1007
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  • August
    • Aug 4th - Bordeaux and back - Sailing on: Cyrano de Bergerac From: £945
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  • October
    • Oct 13th - Bordeaux and back - Sailing on: Cyrano de Bergerac From: £1007
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      Cruise Only from: £1007 Cruise Only from: £1040 Cruise Only from: £1097 Cruise Only from: £1112 Cruise Only from: £1145 Cruise Only from: £1202 Cruise Only from: £1130 Cruise Only from: £1163 Cruise Only from: £1220
    • Oct 22nd - Bordeaux and back - Sailing on: Cyrano de Bergerac From: £860
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      Cruise Only from: £860 Cruise Only from: £884 Cruise Only from: £930 Cruise Only from: £965 Cruise Only from: £989 Cruise Only from: £1035 Cruise Only from: £983 Cruise Only from: £1007 Cruise Only from: £1053

Price Information

  • Single Supplement - £394
  • Please note prices are updated regularly from a third party price feed and may fluctuate from those shown. Please contact us for latest prices
  • Prices shown usually include all available discounts
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