Blue Water Holidays
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Experts in River and Small Ship Cruising Holidays since 2002
01756 706500 +44 1756 706500
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 £1959pp

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

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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 fresh Medoc oysters tasting.

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.

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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2020 Departures £ price per person based on 2 people sharing

  • August
    • Aug 2nd - Bordeaux and back - Sailing on: Bon Voyage
    • Aug 9th - Bordeaux and back - Sailing on: Bon Voyage
    • Aug 16th - Bordeaux and back - Sailing on: Bon Voyage
    • Aug 23rd - Bordeaux and back - Sailing on: Bon Voyage
    • Aug 30th - Bordeaux and back - Sailing on: Bon Voyage
  • September
    • Sep 6th - Bordeaux and back - Sailing on: Bon Voyage From: £3599
      Classic Deluxe French Balcony Suite Grand Suite
      Blue Water Price from: £3599 Blue Water Price from: £4099 Blue Water Price from: £4599 Blue Water Price from: £6799 Blue Water Price from: £8499
    • Sep 13th - Bordeaux and back - Sailing on: Bon Voyage From: £3599
      Classic Deluxe French Balcony Suite Grand Suite
      Blue Water Price from: £3599 Blue Water Price from: £4099 Blue Water Price from: £4599 Blue Water Price from: £6799 Blue Water Price from: £8499
    • Sep 20th - Bordeaux and back - Sailing on: Bon Voyage From: £4399
      Classic Deluxe French Balcony Suite Grand Suite
      Blue Water Price from: £4399 Blue Water Price from: £4899 Blue Water Price from: £5399 Blue Water Price from: £7599 Blue Water Price from: £9299
    • Sep 27th - Bordeaux and back - Sailing on: Bon Voyage From: £4499
      Classic Deluxe French Balcony Suite Grand Suite
      Blue Water Price from: £4499 Blue Water Price from: £4999 Blue Water Price from: £5499 Blue Water Price from: £7699 Blue Water Price from: £9399
  • October
    • Oct 4th - Bordeaux and back - Sailing on: Bon Voyage From: £4299
      Classic Deluxe French Balcony Suite Grand Suite
      Blue Water Price from: £4299 Blue Water Price from: £4799 Blue Water Price from: £5299 Blue Water Price from: £7499 Blue Water Price from: £9199
    • Oct 11th - Bordeaux and back - Sailing on: Bon Voyage From: £3499
      Classic Deluxe French Balcony Suite Grand Suite
      Blue Water Price from: £3499 Blue Water Price from: £3999 Blue Water Price from: £4499 Blue Water Price from: £6699 Blue Water Price from: £8399
    • Oct 18th - Bordeaux and back - Sailing on: Bon Voyage From: £3999
      Classic Deluxe French Balcony Suite Grand Suite
      Blue Water Price from: £3999 Blue Water Price from: £4499 Blue Water Price from: £4999 Blue Water Price from: £7199 Blue Water Price from: £8899
    • Oct 25th - Bordeaux and back - Sailing on: Bon Voyage From: £3999
      Classic Deluxe French Balcony Suite Grand Suite
      Blue Water Price from: £3999 Blue Water Price from: £4499 Blue Water Price from: £4999 Blue Water Price from: £7199 Blue Water Price from: £8899
  • November
    • Nov 1st - Bordeaux and back - Sailing on: Bon Voyage From: £3199
      Classic Deluxe French Balcony Suite Grand Suite
      Blue Water Price from: £3199 Blue Water Price from: £3699 Blue Water Price from: £4199 Blue Water Price from: £6399 Blue Water Price from: £8099

2021 Departures £ price per person based on 2 people sharing

  • March
    • Mar 21st - Bordeaux and back - Sailing on: Bon Voyage From: £2249
      Classic Deluxe French Balcony Suite Grand Suite
      Blue Water Price from: £2249 Blue Water Price from: £2699 Blue Water Price from: £3239 Blue Water Price from: £5224 Blue Water Price from: £6744
    • Mar 28th - Bordeaux and back - Sailing on: Bon Voyage From: £2249
      Classic Deluxe French Balcony Suite Grand Suite
      Blue Water Price from: £2249 Blue Water Price from: £2699 Blue Water Price from: £3239 Blue Water Price from: £5224 Blue Water Price from: £6744
  • April
    • Apr 4th - Bordeaux and back - Sailing on: Bon Voyage From: £2609
      Classic Deluxe French Balcony Suite Grand Suite
      Blue Water Price from: £2609 Blue Water Price from: £3059 Blue Water Price from: £3599 Blue Water Price from: £5604 Blue Water Price from: £7124
    • Apr 11th - Bordeaux and back - Sailing on: Bon Voyage From: £2789
      Classic Deluxe French Balcony Suite Grand Suite
      Blue Water Price from: £2789 Blue Water Price from: £3239 Blue Water Price from: £3779 Blue Water Price from: £5794 Blue Water Price from: £7314
    • Apr 18th - Bordeaux and back - Sailing on: Bon Voyage From: £2969
      Classic Deluxe French Balcony Suite Grand Suite
      Blue Water Price from: £2969 Blue Water Price from: £3419 Blue Water Price from: £3959 Blue Water Price from: £5984 Blue Water Price from: £7504
    • Apr 25th - Bordeaux and back - Sailing on: Bon Voyage From: £3149
      Classic Deluxe French Balcony Suite Grand Suite
      Blue Water Price from: £3149 Blue Water Price from: £3599 Blue Water Price from: £4139 Blue Water Price from: £6174 Blue Water Price from: £7694
  • May
    • May 2nd - Bordeaux and back - Sailing on: Bon Voyage From: £3149
      Classic Deluxe French Balcony Suite Grand Suite
      Blue Water Price from: £3149 Blue Water Price from: £3599 Blue Water Price from: £4139 Blue Water Price from: £6174 Blue Water Price from: £7694
    • May 9th - Bordeaux and back - Sailing on: Bon Voyage From: £3149
      Classic Deluxe French Balcony Suite Grand Suite
      Blue Water Price from: £3149 Blue Water Price from: £3599 Blue Water Price from: £4139 Blue Water Price from: £6174 Blue Water Price from: £7694
    • May 23rd - Bordeaux and back - Sailing on: Bon Voyage From: £3149
      Classic Deluxe French Balcony Suite Grand Suite
      Blue Water Price from: £3149 Blue Water Price from: £3599 Blue Water Price from: £4139 Blue Water Price from: £6174 Blue Water Price from: £7694
    • May 30th - Bordeaux and back - Sailing on: Bon Voyage From: £2609
      Classic Deluxe French Balcony Suite Grand Suite
      Blue Water Price from: £2609 Blue Water Price from: £3059 Blue Water Price from: £3599 Blue Water Price from: £5604 Blue Water Price from: £7124
  • June
    • Jun 6th - Bordeaux and back - Sailing on: Bon Voyage From: £3329
      Classic Deluxe French Balcony Suite Grand Suite
      Blue Water Price from: £3329 Blue Water Price from: £3779 Blue Water Price from: £4319 Blue Water Price from: £6364 Blue Water Price from: £7884
    • Jun 13th - Bordeaux and back - Sailing on: Bon Voyage From: £3239
      Classic Deluxe French Balcony Suite Grand Suite
      Blue Water Price from: £3239 Blue Water Price from: £3689 Blue Water Price from: £4229 Blue Water Price from: £6269 Blue Water Price from: £7789
    • Jun 20th - Bordeaux and back - Sailing on: Bon Voyage From: £3149
      Classic Deluxe French Balcony Suite Grand Suite
      Blue Water Price from: £3149 Blue Water Price from: £3599 Blue Water Price from: £4139 Blue Water Price from: £6174 Blue Water Price from: £7694
    • Jun 27th - Bordeaux and back - Sailing on: Bon Voyage From: £3149
      Classic Deluxe French Balcony Suite Grand Suite
      Blue Water Price from: £3149 Blue Water Price from: £3599 Blue Water Price from: £4139 Blue Water Price from: £6174 Blue Water Price from: £7694
  • July
    • Jul 4th - Bordeaux and back - Sailing on: Bon Voyage From: £3149
      Classic Deluxe French Balcony Suite Grand Suite
      Blue Water Price from: £3149 Blue Water Price from: £3599 Blue Water Price from: £4139 Blue Water Price from: £6174 Blue Water Price from: £7694
    • Jul 11th - Bordeaux and back - Sailing on: Bon Voyage From: £2609
      Classic Deluxe French Balcony Suite Grand Suite
      Blue Water Price from: £2609 Blue Water Price from: £3059 Blue Water Price from: £3599 Blue Water Price from: £5604 Blue Water Price from: £7124
    • Jul 18th - Bordeaux and back - Sailing on: Bon Voyage From: £3329
      Classic Deluxe French Balcony Suite Grand Suite
      Blue Water Price from: £3329 Blue Water Price from: £3779 Blue Water Price from: £4319 Blue Water Price from: £6364 Blue Water Price from: £7884
    • Jul 25th - Bordeaux and back - Sailing on: Bon Voyage From: £3799
      Classic Deluxe French Balcony Suite Grand Suite
      Blue Water Price from: £3799 Blue Water Price from: £4299 Blue Water Price from: £4899 Blue Water Price from: £6799 Blue Water Price from: £8399
  • August
    • Aug 1st - Bordeaux and back - Sailing on: Bon Voyage From: £3239
      Classic Deluxe French Balcony Suite Grand Suite
      Blue Water Price from: £3239 Blue Water Price from: £3689 Blue Water Price from: £4229 Blue Water Price from: £6269 Blue Water Price from: £7789
    • Aug 8th - Bordeaux and back - Sailing on: Bon Voyage From: £3239
      Classic Deluxe French Balcony Suite Grand Suite
      Blue Water Price from: £3239 Blue Water Price from: £3689 Blue Water Price from: £4229 Blue Water Price from: £6269 Blue Water Price from: £7789
    • Aug 15th - Bordeaux and back - Sailing on: Bon Voyage From: £3239
      Classic Deluxe French Balcony Suite Grand Suite
      Blue Water Price from: £3239 Blue Water Price from: £3689 Blue Water Price from: £4229 Blue Water Price from: £6269 Blue Water Price from: £7789
    • Aug 22nd - Bordeaux and back - Sailing on: Bon Voyage From: £3149
      Classic Deluxe French Balcony Suite Grand Suite
      Blue Water Price from: £3149 Blue Water Price from: £3599 Blue Water Price from: £4139 Blue Water Price from: £6174 Blue Water Price from: £7694
    • Aug 29th - Bordeaux and back - Sailing on: Bon Voyage From: £3149
      Classic Deluxe French Balcony Suite Grand Suite
      Blue Water Price from: £3149 Blue Water Price from: £3599 Blue Water Price from: £4139 Blue Water Price from: £6174 Blue Water Price from: £7694
  • September
    • Sep 5th - Bordeaux and back - Sailing on: Bon Voyage From: £3329
      Classic Deluxe French Balcony Suite Grand Suite
      Blue Water Price from: £3329 Blue Water Price from: £3779 Blue Water Price from: £4319 Blue Water Price from: £6364 Blue Water Price from: £7884
    • Sep 12th - Bordeaux and back - Sailing on: Bon Voyage From: £3329
      Classic Deluxe French Balcony Suite Grand Suite
      Blue Water Price from: £3329 Blue Water Price from: £3779 Blue Water Price from: £4319 Blue Water Price from: £6364 Blue Water Price from: £7884
    • Sep 19th - Bordeaux and back - Sailing on: Bon Voyage From: £3329
      Classic Deluxe French Balcony Suite Grand Suite
      Blue Water Price from: £3329 Blue Water Price from: £3779 Blue Water Price from: £4319 Blue Water Price from: £6364 Blue Water Price from: £7884
    • Sep 26th - Bordeaux and back - Sailing on: Bon Voyage From: £3329
      Classic Deluxe French Balcony Suite Grand Suite
      Blue Water Price from: £3329 Blue Water Price from: £3779 Blue Water Price from: £4319 Blue Water Price from: £6364 Blue Water Price from: £7884
  • October
    • Oct 3rd - Bordeaux and back - Sailing on: Bon Voyage From: £3329
      Classic Deluxe French Balcony Suite Grand Suite
      Blue Water Price from: £3329 Blue Water Price from: £3779 Blue Water Price from: £4319 Blue Water Price from: £6364 Blue Water Price from: £7884
    • Oct 10th - Bordeaux and back - Sailing on: Bon Voyage From: £3329
      Classic Deluxe French Balcony Suite Grand Suite
      Blue Water Price from: £3329 Blue Water Price from: £3779 Blue Water Price from: £4319 Blue Water Price from: £6364 Blue Water Price from: £7884
    • Oct 17th - Bordeaux and back - Sailing on: Bon Voyage From: £3149
      Classic Deluxe French Balcony Suite Grand Suite
      Blue Water Price from: £3149 Blue Water Price from: £3599 Blue Water Price from: £4139 Blue Water Price from: £6174 Blue Water Price from: £7694
    • Oct 24th - Bordeaux and back - Sailing on: Bon Voyage From: £2249
      Classic Deluxe French Balcony Suite Grand Suite
      Blue Water Price from: £2249 Blue Water Price from: £2699 Blue Water Price from: £3239 Blue Water Price from: £5224 Blue Water Price from: £6744
    • Oct 31st - Bordeaux and back - Sailing on: Bon Voyage From: £2609
      Classic Deluxe French Balcony Suite Grand Suite
      Blue Water Price from: £2609 Blue Water Price from: £3059 Blue Water Price from: £3599 Blue Water Price from: £5604 Blue Water Price from: £7124
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