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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 £720pp

Fly-Cruise Package
4 nights from £1070pp

River Cruise Holiday
  • St Emilion
  • Chateau Lafite Rothschild

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Save 10% on 2022 departures! Book by 31 Aug 2021

45% Discount for the Second Passenger! Applies to 14 August 2021 departure. Prices shown do not include discounts - please contact us for the latest prices

Book with Peace of Mind! More than 30 days before departure: Postpone your booking to another 2021 or 2022 date. Within 30 days of departure: postpone your reservation to a later date if you are affected by Covid 19 (on presentation of a positive test). If the cruise is cancelled by CroisiEurope, you will be able to change your date, request a voucher or request a refund. Applies to new bookings for 2021, booked between 1 Mar and 31 Aug 2021.

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 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
  • 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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2021 Departures £ price per person based on 2 people sharing

  • August
    • Aug 3rd - Bordeaux and back - Sailing on: Cyrano de Bergerac From: £836
      Main Deck Middle Deck Upper Deck
      Cruise Only from: £836 Cruise Only from: £949 Cruise Only from: £962
    • Aug 14th - Bordeaux and back - Sailing on: Cyrano de Bergerac From: £836
      Main Deck Middle Deck Upper Deck
      Cruise Only from: £836 Cruise Only from: £836 Cruise Only from: £949
  • September
    • Sep 7th - Bordeaux and back - Sailing on: Cyrano de Bergerac From: £887
      Main Deck Middle Deck Upper Deck
      Cruise Only from: £887 Cruise Only from: £999 Cruise Only from: £1013
    • Sep 18th - Bordeaux and back - Sailing on: Cyrano de Bergerac From: £887
      Main Deck Middle Deck Upper Deck
      Cruise Only from: £887 Cruise Only from: £999 Cruise Only from: £1013
  • October
    • Oct 6th - Bordeaux and back - Sailing on: Cyrano de Bergerac From: £887
      Main Deck Middle Deck Upper Deck
      Cruise Only from: £887 Cruise Only from: £999 Cruise Only from: £1013
    • Oct 17th - Bordeaux and back - Sailing on: Cyrano de Bergerac From: £755
      Main Deck Middle Deck Upper Deck
      Cruise Only from: £755 Cruise Only from: £868 Cruise Only from: £881

2022 Departures £ price per person based on 2 people sharing

  • March
    • Mar 26th - Bordeaux and back - Sailing on: Cyrano de Bergerac From: £720
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      Fly-Cruise Package from: £1070 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1070 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1070 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1160 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1160 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1250 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1160 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1160 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1250
    • Mar 30th - Bordeaux and back - Sailing on: Cyrano de Bergerac From: £720
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  • April
    • Apr 3rd - Bordeaux and back - Sailing on: Cyrano de Bergerac From: £720
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    • Apr 7th - Bordeaux and back - Sailing on: Cyrano de Bergerac From: £720
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      Cruise Only from: £720 Cruise Only from: £720 Cruise Only from: £720 Cruise Only from: £810 Cruise Only from: £810 Cruise Only from: £900 Cruise Only from: £810 Cruise Only from: £810 Cruise Only from: £900
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    • Apr 27th - Bordeaux and back - Sailing on: Cyrano de Bergerac From: £720
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  • May
    • May 26th - Bordeaux and back - Sailing on: Cyrano de Bergerac From: £810
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      Cruise Only from: £810 Cruise Only from: £810 Cruise Only from: £900 Cruise Only from: £900 Cruise Only from: £900 Cruise Only from: £990 Cruise Only from: £900 Cruise Only from: £990 Cruise Only from: £990
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  • June
    • Jun 10th - Bordeaux and back - Sailing on: Cyrano de Bergerac From: £810
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    • Jun 25th - Bordeaux and back - Sailing on: Cyrano de Bergerac From: £810
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  • July
    • Jul 10th - Bordeaux and back - Sailing on: Cyrano de Bergerac From: £720
      Main Deck Cat C Main Deck Cat B Main Deck Cat A Middle Deck Cat C Middle Deck Cat B Middle Deck Cat A Upper Deck Cat C Upper Deck Cat B Upper Deck Cat A
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    • Jul 25th - Bordeaux and back - Sailing on: Cyrano de Bergerac From: £720
      Main Deck Cat C Main Deck Cat B Main Deck Cat A Middle Deck Cat C Middle Deck Cat B Middle Deck Cat A Upper Deck Cat C Upper Deck Cat B Upper Deck Cat A
      Cruise Only from: £720 Cruise Only from: £810 Cruise Only from: £810 Cruise Only from: £900 Cruise Only from: £900 Cruise Only from: £900 Cruise Only from: £900 Cruise Only from: £900 Cruise Only from: £990
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  • August
    • Aug 9th - Bordeaux and back - Sailing on: Cyrano de Bergerac From: £720
      Main Deck Cat C Main Deck Cat B Main Deck Cat A Middle Deck Cat C Middle Deck Cat B Middle Deck Cat A Upper Deck Cat C Upper Deck Cat B Upper Deck Cat A
      Cruise Only from: £720 Cruise Only from: £810 Cruise Only from: £810 Cruise Only from: £900 Cruise Only from: £900 Cruise Only from: £900 Cruise Only from: £900 Cruise Only from: £900 Cruise Only from: £990
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    • Aug 24th - Bordeaux and back - Sailing on: Cyrano de Bergerac From: £720
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  • September
    • Sep 8th - Bordeaux and back - Sailing on: Cyrano de Bergerac From: £810
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    • Sep 23rd - Bordeaux and back - Sailing on: Cyrano de Bergerac From: £810
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  • October
    • Oct 8th - Bordeaux and back - Sailing on: Cyrano de Bergerac From: £810
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    • Oct 23rd - Bordeaux and back - Sailing on: Cyrano de Bergerac From: £720
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    • Oct 27th - Bordeaux and back - Sailing on: Cyrano de Bergerac From: £720
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Price Information

  • Single Supplement - 2021: £374; 2022: £394
Map for Bordeaux Wine Cruise