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

Brilliant Bordeaux

Sail three glorious rivers, the Garonne, Dordogne and Gironde on this invigorating 7-night cruise across the beautiful Bordeaux region with visits to Cadillac and Libourne. Includes guided excursions, unlimited complimentary drinks and gratuities.

Fly Cruise
7 nights from £2249pp

River Cruise Holiday
  • Bordeaux
  • Bordeaux and Dordogne Scenery
  • Wine from Bordeaux
  • Saint Emillion
  • Saint Emilion Vineyards

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Save up to 10% on 2020 departures! Save 10% on Classic, Deluxe and French Balcony cabins, and save 5% on Suites. Subject to availability. Book by 31 Oct 2019

Exclusive £50pp discount on 2019 departures!

Low single supplement! Applies to 12, 19 Apr 2020 departures. Excludes Suites. Subject to availability

Brilliant Bordeaux Special Offer

Discover the beautiful Bordeaux region as you sail along three marvellous rivers, the Garonne, Dordogne and Gironde. Uncover captivating history, explore cultural treasures and taste divine wines on this invigorating 7-night river cruise.

Learn about the war-torn past of Pauillac on a fascinating Bunker Archaeology tour, enjoy an exclusive artisanal wine-pairing lunch in the medieval, wine town of Cadillac and marvel at the majestic landscapes of Libourne.

Admire the impressive architecture of Bordeaux and visit the one-of-a-kind cultural centre and museum, La Cité du Vin, which brings the heritage of wine to life. This remarkable cruise showcases the very best that Southwest France has to offer.

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Brilliant Bordeaux Itinerary

Day 1 - UK - Bordeaux (France)

Fly from the UK to Bordeaux-Merignac Airport. Meet your representative on arrival and transfer to the port to embark your ship.

Day 2 - Blaye - Bourg sur Gironde

Start your day with a scenic drive along the Route de La Corniche Fleurie. Admire the spectacular homes etched into cliffs, sprawling gardens, Blaye Fortress and Lansac’s windmills along your way. Alternatively, head to Blaye Fortress and enjoy a 'Let's Go' yoga session. In Bourg sur Gironde, join a guided walking tour. Connoisseur Collection excursion: Rendez-vous chez Rémy Martin will only be available on selected dates.

Day 3 - Cussac Fort Médoc - Pauillac la Fayette

Today, enjoy a panoramic tour of the Medoc landscape and visit one of the many estates along the Medoc Chateaux route for a private tour and a tasting of premier Grand Cru wines. Alternatively, join a bicycle tour of the Medoc vineyards or perhaps enjoy a Bunker archaeology tour.

Day 4 - Bordeaux - Cadillac - Libourne

Enjoy a visit to one of the area’s finest estates for an intimate wine tasting before heading to Chateau de Cazeneuve, a 14th-century fortress which was once the favoured residence of Henry IV after he inherited it from his mother. Or perhaps discover the colourful life of Toulouse Lautrec at Château de Malromé before cruising onto Libourne.

Day 5 - Libourne (Saint-Émilion)

Libourne is situated along the confluence of the Isle and Dordogne rivers. Explore the majestic landscape of villages and vineyards that this picturesque town has to offer before heading to the neighbouring wine-making town of Saint-Émilion. Visit the magnificent Monolithic Church and a wine tasting at a beautiful château on a walking tour of this beautiful town.

Day 6 - Libourne - Bordeaux

Libourne’s sprawling farmers' market is a food lover’s paradise, with stands selling fresh produce, cheeses, charcuterie and more. Experience a 'village day' with a trip to the fantastic farmers market before cruising on to Bordeaux where an overnight stops allows the opportunity to explore this charming city at night. Connoisseur Collection excursions: 'Bordeaux Open Deck Bus' only available on selected dates.

Day 7 - Bordeaux

Spend your day exploring Bordeaux’s beautiful port of Quai des Chatrons which boasts amazing architecture, fantastic shops and exquisite wines. Explore La Cité du Vin, a one-of-a-kind cultural centre and museum that brings the heritage of wine to life through interactive exhibits, shows, academic seminars and more. Alternatively, uncover the remarkable heritage of Bordeaux on a guided walking tour. If you want to get active, perhaps explore the city on a guided bike tour. This evening, enjoy a farewell dinner on-board with your fellow guests. Connoisseur Collection excursion: Bordeaux walking tour with caviar tasting is only available on selected dates.

Day 8 - Bordeaux - UK

Disembark the ship and transfer to the airport for your flight home.

For navigational reasons the Captain of the ship reserves the right to modify the cruise itinerary.

Price Includes

  • 7-night full board cruise
  • Return flights from the UK and overseas transfers
  • Unlimited beverages on board, including fine wine, beer, spirits, soft drinks, speciality coffee, tea and bottled water, plus many premium wines and spirits
  • Included shore excursions with English speaking guides, as per itinerary (subject to change) plus Quietvox portable audio headset system
  • All gratuities onboard and onshore
  • All gratuities onboard and onshore
  • Complimentary Internet access and Wi-Fi on board
  • All airport taxes, security charges and UK Air passenger Duty
  • All port charges and airline imposed fuel surcharge
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2019 Departures £ price per person based on 2 people sharing

  • October
    • Oct 20th - Bordeaux and back - Sailing on: Bon Voyage From: £3149
      Classic Deluxe French Balcony Suite Grand Suite
      Brochure Price from: £3199 Brochure Price from: £3649 Brochure Price from: £4149 Brochure Price from: £5749 Brochure Price from: £7249
      Blue Water Price from: £3149 Blue Water Price from: £3599 Blue Water Price from: £4099 Blue Water Price from: £5699 Blue Water Price from: £7199
    • Oct 27th - Bordeaux and back - Sailing on: Bon Voyage From: £2849
      Classic Deluxe French Balcony Suite Grand Suite
      Brochure Price from: £2899 Brochure Price from: £3349 Brochure Price from: £3849 Brochure Price from: £5449 Brochure Price from: £6949
      Blue Water Price from: £2849 Blue Water Price from: £3299 Blue Water Price from: £3799 Blue Water Price from: £5399 Blue Water Price from: £6899
  • November
    • Nov 3rd - Bordeaux and back - Sailing on: Bon Voyage From: £2449
      Classic Deluxe French Balcony Suite Grand Suite
      Brochure Price from: £2499 Brochure Price from: £2949 Brochure Price from: £3449 Brochure Price from: £5049 Brochure Price from: £6549
      Blue Water Price from: £2449 Blue Water Price from: £2899 Blue Water Price from: £3399 Blue Water Price from: £4999 Blue Water Price from: £6499

2020 Departures £ price per person based on 2 people sharing

  • March
    • Mar 29th - Bordeaux and back - Sailing on: Bon Voyage From: £2699
      Classic Deluxe French Balcony Suite Grand Suite
      Brochure Price from: £2999 Brochure Price from: £3499 Brochure Price from: £3999 Brochure Price from: £6199 Brochure Price from: £7899
      Blue Water Price from: £2699 Blue Water Price from: £3149 Blue Water Price from: £3599 Blue Water Price from: £5889 Blue Water Price from: £7504
  • April
    • Apr 5th - Bordeaux and back - Sailing on: Bon Voyage From: £2249
      Classic Deluxe French Balcony Suite Grand Suite
      Brochure Price from: £2499 Brochure Price from: £2999 Brochure Price from: £3499 Brochure Price from: £5699 Brochure Price from: £7399
      Blue Water Price from: £2249 Blue Water Price from: £2699 Blue Water Price from: £3149 Blue Water Price from: £5415 Blue Water Price from: £7029
    • Apr 12th - Bordeaux and back - Sailing on: Bon Voyage From: £2699
      Classic Deluxe French Balcony Suite Grand Suite
      Brochure Price from: £2999 Brochure Price from: £3499 Brochure Price from: £3999 Brochure Price from: £6199 Brochure Price from: £7899
      Blue Water Price from: £2699 Blue Water Price from: £3149 Blue Water Price from: £3599 Blue Water Price from: £5889 Blue Water Price from: £7504
    • Apr 19th - Bordeaux and back - Sailing on: Bon Voyage From: £2699
      Classic Deluxe French Balcony Suite Grand Suite
      Brochure Price from: £2999 Brochure Price from: £3499 Brochure Price from: £3999 Brochure Price from: £6199 Brochure Price from: £7899
      Blue Water Price from: £2699 Blue Water Price from: £3149 Blue Water Price from: £3599 Blue Water Price from: £5889 Blue Water Price from: £7504
    • Apr 26th - Bordeaux and back - Sailing on: Bon Voyage From: £2969
      Classic Deluxe French Balcony Suite Grand Suite
      Brochure Price from: £3299 Brochure Price from: £3799 Brochure Price from: £4299 Brochure Price from: £6499 Brochure Price from: £8199
      Blue Water Price from: £2969 Blue Water Price from: £3419 Blue Water Price from: £3869 Blue Water Price from: £6174 Blue Water Price from: £7789
  • May
    • May 3rd - Bordeaux and back - Sailing on: Bon Voyage From: £2969
      Classic Deluxe French Balcony Suite Grand Suite
      Brochure Price from: £3299 Brochure Price from: £3799 Brochure Price from: £4299 Brochure Price from: £6499 Brochure Price from: £8199
      Blue Water Price from: £2969 Blue Water Price from: £3419 Blue Water Price from: £3869 Blue Water Price from: £6174 Blue Water Price from: £7789
    • May 10th - Bordeaux and back - Sailing on: Bon Voyage From: £3239
      Classic Deluxe French Balcony Suite Grand Suite
      Brochure Price from: £3599 Brochure Price from: £4099 Brochure Price from: £4599 Brochure Price from: £6799 Brochure Price from: £8499
      Blue Water Price from: £3239 Blue Water Price from: £3689 Blue Water Price from: £4139 Blue Water Price from: £6459 Blue Water Price from: £8074
    • May 24th - Bordeaux and back - Sailing on: Bon Voyage From: £3239
      Classic Deluxe French Balcony Suite Grand Suite
      Brochure Price from: £3599 Brochure Price from: £4099 Brochure Price from: £4599 Brochure Price from: £6799 Brochure Price from: £8499
      Blue Water Price from: £3239 Blue Water Price from: £3689 Blue Water Price from: £4139 Blue Water Price from: £6459 Blue Water Price from: £8074
    • May 31st - Bordeaux and back - Sailing on: Bon Voyage From: £3239
      Classic Deluxe French Balcony Suite Grand Suite
      Brochure Price from: £3599 Brochure Price from: £4099 Brochure Price from: £4599 Brochure Price from: £6799 Brochure Price from: £8499
      Blue Water Price from: £3239 Blue Water Price from: £3689 Blue Water Price from: £4139 Blue Water Price from: £6459 Blue Water Price from: £8074
  • June
    • Jun 7th - Bordeaux and back - Sailing on: Bon Voyage From: £2969
      Classic Deluxe French Balcony Suite Grand Suite
      Brochure Price from: £3299 Brochure Price from: £3799 Brochure Price from: £4299 Brochure Price from: £6499 Brochure Price from: £8199
      Blue Water Price from: £2969 Blue Water Price from: £3419 Blue Water Price from: £3869 Blue Water Price from: £6174 Blue Water Price from: £7789
    • Jun 14th - Bordeaux and back - Sailing on: Bon Voyage From: £3239
      Classic Deluxe French Balcony Suite Grand Suite
      Brochure Price from: £3599 Brochure Price from: £4099 Brochure Price from: £4599 Brochure Price from: £6799 Brochure Price from: £8499
      Blue Water Price from: £3239 Blue Water Price from: £3689 Blue Water Price from: £4139 Blue Water Price from: £6459 Blue Water Price from: £8074
    • Jun 21st - Bordeaux and back - Sailing on: Bon Voyage From: £2969
      Classic Deluxe French Balcony Suite Grand Suite
      Brochure Price from: £3299 Brochure Price from: £3799 Brochure Price from: £4299 Brochure Price from: £6499 Brochure Price from: £8199
      Blue Water Price from: £2969 Blue Water Price from: £3419 Blue Water Price from: £3869 Blue Water Price from: £6174 Blue Water Price from: £7789
    • Jun 28th - Bordeaux and back - Sailing on: Bon Voyage From: £3239
      Classic Deluxe French Balcony Suite Grand Suite
      Brochure Price from: £3599 Brochure Price from: £4099 Brochure Price from: £4599 Brochure Price from: £6799 Brochure Price from: £8499
      Blue Water Price from: £3239 Blue Water Price from: £3689 Blue Water Price from: £4139 Blue Water Price from: £6459 Blue Water Price from: £8074
  • July
    • Jul 5th - Bordeaux and back - Sailing on: Bon Voyage From: £2429
      Classic Deluxe French Balcony Suite Grand Suite
      Brochure Price from: £2699 Brochure Price from: £3199 Brochure Price from: £3699 Brochure Price from: £5899 Brochure Price from: £7599
      Blue Water Price from: £2429 Blue Water Price from: £2879 Blue Water Price from: £3329 Blue Water Price from: £5604 Blue Water Price from: £7219
    • Jul 12th - Bordeaux and back - Sailing on: Bon Voyage From: £3239
      Classic Deluxe French Balcony Suite Grand Suite
      Brochure Price from: £3599 Brochure Price from: £4099 Brochure Price from: £4599 Brochure Price from: £6799 Brochure Price from: £8499
      Blue Water Price from: £3239 Blue Water Price from: £3689 Blue Water Price from: £4139 Blue Water Price from: £6459 Blue Water Price from: £8074
    • Jul 19th - Bordeaux and back - Sailing on: Bon Voyage From: £3149
      Classic Deluxe French Balcony Suite Grand Suite
      Brochure Price from: £3499 Brochure Price from: £3999 Brochure Price from: £4499 Brochure Price from: £6699 Brochure Price from: £8399
      Blue Water Price from: £3149 Blue Water Price from: £3599 Blue Water Price from: £4049 Blue Water Price from: £6364 Blue Water Price from: £7979
    • Jul 26th - Bordeaux and back - Sailing on: Bon Voyage From: £3149
      Classic Deluxe French Balcony Suite Grand Suite
      Brochure Price from: £3499 Brochure Price from: £3999 Brochure Price from: £4499 Brochure Price from: £6699 Brochure Price from: £8399
      Blue Water Price from: £3149 Blue Water Price from: £3599 Blue Water Price from: £4049 Blue Water Price from: £6364 Blue Water Price from: £7979
  • August
    • Aug 2nd - Bordeaux and back - Sailing on: Bon Voyage From: £3149
      Classic Deluxe French Balcony Suite Grand Suite
      Brochure Price from: £3499 Brochure Price from: £3999 Brochure Price from: £4499 Brochure Price from: £6699 Brochure Price from: £8399
      Blue Water Price from: £3149 Blue Water Price from: £3599 Blue Water Price from: £4049 Blue Water Price from: £6364 Blue Water Price from: £7979
    • Aug 9th - Bordeaux and back - Sailing on: Bon Voyage From: £3149
      Classic Deluxe French Balcony Suite Grand Suite
      Brochure Price from: £3499 Brochure Price from: £3999 Brochure Price from: £4499 Brochure Price from: £6699 Brochure Price from: £8399
      Blue Water Price from: £3149 Blue Water Price from: £3599 Blue Water Price from: £4049 Blue Water Price from: £6364 Blue Water Price from: £7979
    • Aug 16th - Bordeaux and back - Sailing on: Bon Voyage From: £3149
      Classic Deluxe French Balcony Suite Grand Suite
      Brochure Price from: £3499 Brochure Price from: £3999 Brochure Price from: £4499 Brochure Price from: £6699 Brochure Price from: £8399
      Blue Water Price from: £3149 Blue Water Price from: £3599 Blue Water Price from: £4049 Blue Water Price from: £6364 Blue Water Price from: £7979
    • Aug 23rd - Bordeaux and back - Sailing on: Bon Voyage From: £2969
      Classic Deluxe French Balcony Suite Grand Suite
      Brochure Price from: £3299 Brochure Price from: £3799 Brochure Price from: £4299 Brochure Price from: £6499 Brochure Price from: £8199
      Blue Water Price from: £2969 Blue Water Price from: £3419 Blue Water Price from: £3869 Blue Water Price from: £6174 Blue Water Price from: £7789
    • Aug 30th - Bordeaux and back - Sailing on: Bon Voyage From: £3239
      Classic Deluxe French Balcony Suite Grand Suite
      Brochure Price from: £3599 Brochure Price from: £4099 Brochure Price from: £4599 Brochure Price from: £6799 Brochure Price from: £8499
      Blue Water Price from: £3239 Blue Water Price from: £3689 Blue Water Price from: £4139 Blue Water Price from: £6459 Blue Water Price from: £8074
  • September
    • Sep 6th - Bordeaux and back - Sailing on: Bon Voyage From: £3239
      Classic Deluxe French Balcony Suite Grand Suite
      Brochure Price from: £3599 Brochure Price from: £4099 Brochure Price from: £4599 Brochure Price from: £6799 Brochure Price from: £8499
      Blue Water Price from: £3239 Blue Water Price from: £3689 Blue Water Price from: £4139 Blue Water Price from: £6459 Blue Water Price from: £8074
    • Sep 13th - Bordeaux and back - Sailing on: Bon Voyage From: £3239
      Classic Deluxe French Balcony Suite Grand Suite
      Brochure Price from: £3599 Brochure Price from: £4099 Brochure Price from: £4599 Brochure Price from: £6799 Brochure Price from: £8499
      Blue Water Price from: £3239 Blue Water Price from: £3689 Blue Water Price from: £4139 Blue Water Price from: £6459 Blue Water Price from: £8074
    • Sep 20th - Bordeaux and back - Sailing on: Bon Voyage From: £3239
      Classic Deluxe French Balcony Suite Grand Suite
      Brochure Price from: £3599 Brochure Price from: £4099 Brochure Price from: £4599 Brochure Price from: £6799 Brochure Price from: £8499
      Blue Water Price from: £3239 Blue Water Price from: £3689 Blue Water Price from: £4139 Blue Water Price from: £6459 Blue Water Price from: £8074
    • Sep 27th - Bordeaux and back - Sailing on: Bon Voyage From: £3329
      Classic Deluxe French Balcony Suite Grand Suite
      Brochure Price from: £3699 Brochure Price from: £4199 Brochure Price from: £4699 Brochure Price from: £6899 Brochure Price from: £8599
      Blue Water Price from: £3329 Blue Water Price from: £3779 Blue Water Price from: £4229 Blue Water Price from: £6554 Blue Water Price from: £8169
  • October
    • Oct 4th - Bordeaux and back - Sailing on: Bon Voyage From: £3239
      Classic Deluxe French Balcony Suite Grand Suite
      Brochure Price from: £3599 Brochure Price from: £4099 Brochure Price from: £4599 Brochure Price from: £6799 Brochure Price from: £8499
      Blue Water Price from: £3239 Blue Water Price from: £3689 Blue Water Price from: £4139 Blue Water Price from: £6459 Blue Water Price from: £8074
    • Oct 11th - Bordeaux and back - Sailing on: Bon Voyage From: £2969
      Classic Deluxe French Balcony Suite Grand Suite
      Brochure Price from: £3299 Brochure Price from: £3799 Brochure Price from: £4299 Brochure Price from: £6499 Brochure Price from: £8199
      Blue Water Price from: £2969 Blue Water Price from: £3419 Blue Water Price from: £3869 Blue Water Price from: £6174 Blue Water Price from: £7789
    • Oct 18th - Bordeaux and back - Sailing on: Bon Voyage From: £2969
      Classic Deluxe French Balcony Suite Grand Suite
      Brochure Price from: £3299 Brochure Price from: £3799 Brochure Price from: £4299 Brochure Price from: £6499 Brochure Price from: £8199
      Blue Water Price from: £2969 Blue Water Price from: £3419 Blue Water Price from: £3869 Blue Water Price from: £6174 Blue Water Price from: £7789
    • Oct 25th - Bordeaux and back - Sailing on: Bon Voyage From: £2699
      Classic Deluxe French Balcony Suite Grand Suite
      Brochure Price from: £2999 Brochure Price from: £3499 Brochure Price from: £3999 Brochure Price from: £6199 Brochure Price from: £7899
      Blue Water Price from: £2699 Blue Water Price from: £3149 Blue Water Price from: £3599 Blue Water Price from: £5889 Blue Water Price from: £7504
  • November
    • Nov 1st - Bordeaux and back - Sailing on: Bon Voyage From: £2249
      Classic Deluxe French Balcony Suite Grand Suite
      Brochure Price from: £2499 Brochure Price from: £2999 Brochure Price from: £3499 Brochure Price from: £5699 Brochure Price from: £7399
      Blue Water Price from: £2249 Blue Water Price from: £2699 Blue Water Price from: £3149 Blue Water Price from: £5414 Blue Water Price from: £7029
Map for Brilliant Bordeaux