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

Grand Bordeaux

An all-inclusive luxury cruise through the heart of Bordeaux with visits to magnificent chateaux and wine tastings. Includes flights from the UK, unlimited complimentary drinks on board plus excursions and Signature Experiences

Fly Cruise
7 nights from £2945pp

River Cruise Holiday
  • St Emilion
  • Place de la Bourse, Bordeaux
  • Libourne
  • St Emilion
  • St Emilion
  • Chateau in Cadillac
  • Enjoy exclusive vineyards to vineyards
  • Enjoy champagne and truffles on board

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Save £700pp on 2019 departures PLUS exclusive £50pp discount on all departures! Subject to availability. Book by 31 May 2019

Grand Bordeaux Special Offer

This all-inclusive holiday along the Garonne and Dordogne rivers explores the heart of Bordeaux, with unique cultural experiences and a fascinating selection of guided tours.

Explore the beautiful walled village of Cadillac and pretty Saint-Macaire, before your unique Signature Experience. The ship then cruises along the Gironde Estuary past the historic vineyards of Aquitaine to Pauillac in the famous Medoc wine region. During your time here, enjoy an exclusive visit to a family-owned cooperage and savour a fine wine tasting followed by a private dinner at the regal Château de Ferrand, with history dating back to the 17th century.

See the sights of Blaye, explore the impressive Chateau de Cognac on a guided tour and perhaps join a guided tour of Bergerac with its beautifully restored Old Town. An overnight stop in Bordeaux gives ample time to see the iconic sights, including Pont de Pierre and Miroir d'eau.

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Grand Bordeaux Itinerary

Day 1 - UK - Bordeaux (France)

Fly from the UK to Bordeaux and embark your ship docked on the Garonne River for a Welcome Reception. (D)

Day 2 - Cadillac

Pass towering limestone cliffs as you cruise along the Garonne to the walled village of Cadillac. Enjoy a guided tour before heading to the village of Saint-Macaire. Alternatively, stay onboard the ship for cheese tasting. There is also the option to visit Chateau de la Brede for a tour. (B,L,D)

Day 3 - Pauillac

Your ship cruises the Gironde Estuary to Pauillac. Enjoy a visit to a family-owned cooperage where you'll learn how wooden wine barrels are made and the secrets of this time-honoured craft, as well as sampling some red and white wine. There is also a visit to Château Giscours, a remarkable 19th-century Grand Cru Classé estate, for a tour and wine tasting. Gala Welcome Dinner this evening. (B,L,D)

Day 4 - Blaye - Bourg

Walk around the 17th-century citadel of Blaye which overlooks the Gironde. This afternoon, travel to Bourg where you can enjoy a walking tour or perhaps cycle along the river and past beautiful Chateaux from Blaye to Bourg. Alternatively, perhaps head to Cognac for a tour, visiting Chateau de Cognac, a French cognac house (2019 Only). Return to the ship docked in Bourg. (B,L,D)

Day 5 - Libourne

Today choose to visit the underground Monolithic Church then a local winery, or walk through the picturesque vineyards to a nearby village, enjoying wine tasting on the way. Enjoy an evening visit to the regal Chateau de Ferrand for a fine wine tasting followed by a private dinner. (B,L,D)

Day 6 - Libourne

See the sights of Bergerac's restored Old Town on a guided tour or perhaps take the tour of Libourne during which you'll head to a caviar estate for a tour followed by a caviar tasting. Captain's Farewell Dinner on board this evening as you cruise back towards Bordeaux. (B,L,D)

Day 7 - Bordeaux

Enjoy a tour of the highlights of the elegant city of Bordeaux, including the Pont de Pierre, tower of Pey-Berland and spectacular Miroir d'eau which reflects the splendid Palais de la Bourse. There is also the option to play a round of golf or enjoy a guided bike ride. The ships docks overnight in Bordeaux, giving plenty of time to explore the city at leisure by night. (B,L,D)

Day 8 - Bordeaux - UK

After breakfast, disembark and transfer to the airport for your return flight to the UK. (B)

Please note: This itinerary operates in reverse on some departures. Visit sequence, tours and times may vary. For navigational reasons the Captain of the ship reserves the right to modify the cruise itinerary. Key: B - breakfast; L - lunch; D - dinner

Price Includes

  • 7 nights all-inclusive cruising in an outside cabin aboard an Aria Class ship
  • Home-to-airport transfers by private car within 75 miles of your chosen airport
  • Flights from regional UK airports with transfers between ship and airport
  • Complimentary beverages throughout the cruise
  • Room service and champagne on arrival for selected suite categories
  • Freedom of Choice Touring and Signature Experiences
  • Services of a professional Cruise Director
  • Butler service for selected suite categories
  • In-cabin entertainment system with flat screen TV, keyboard, free internet access, film and music library
  • Choice of open seating dining venues including main restaurant, casual lounge and alfresco on selected evenings
  • Welcome Reception, Captain's Welcome Dinner and Farewell Dinner
  • Evening entertainment including music performances, folklore dances, lectures and piano interludes
  • Guided excursions in small groups with personal headsets
  • All tipping and gratuities included
  • Complimentary use of bicycles
  • Port taxes

Special Features

  • Signature Experiences:
  • Enjoy a private tour and dinner at Chateau de Cazeneuve (2018 only)
  • Savour a fine wine tasting and private dinner at Chateau de Ferrand (2019 only)
  • Visit to a family-owned cooperage in Pauillac
  • Freedom of Choice Touring in Cadillac, Blaye, Libourne and Bordeaux
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2019 Departures £ price per person based on 2 people sharing

  • July
    • Jul 4th - Bordeaux and back - Sailing on: AmaDolce From: £2945
      Cat E Window Cabin Cat D Window Cabin Cat C French Balcony Cat B French Balcony Cat B+ French Balcony Cat A French Balcony Cat A+ French Balcony Owner's Suite French Balcony
      Brochure Price: £3695 Brochure Price: £3895 Brochure Price: £4295 Brochure Price: £4395 Brochure Price: £4445 Brochure Price: £4495 Brochure Price: £5145 Brochure Price: £5295
      Blue Water Price: £2945 Blue Water Price: £3145 Blue Water Price: £3545 Blue Water Price: £3645 Blue Water Price: £3695 Blue Water Price: £3745 Blue Water Price: £4395 Blue Water Price: £4545
  • August
    • Aug 29th - Bordeaux and back - Sailing on: AmaDolce From: £2945
      Cat E Window Cabin Cat D Window Cabin Cat C French Balcony Cat B French Balcony Cat B+ French Balcony Cat A French Balcony Cat A+ French Balcony Owner's Suite French Balcony
      Brochure Price: £3695 Brochure Price: £3895 Brochure Price: £4295 Brochure Price: £4395 Brochure Price: £4445 Brochure Price: £4495 Brochure Price: £5145 Brochure Price: £5295
      Blue Water Price: £2945 Blue Water Price: £3145 Blue Water Price: £3545 Blue Water Price: £3645 Blue Water Price: £3695 Blue Water Price: £3745 Blue Water Price: £4395 Blue Water Price: £4545
  • September
    • Sep 26th - Bordeaux and back - Sailing on: AmaDolce From: £3195
      Cat E Window Cabin Cat D Window Cabin Cat C French Balcony Cat B French Balcony Cat B+ French Balcony Cat A French Balcony Cat A+ French Balcony Owner's Suite French Balcony
      Brochure Price: £3945 Brochure Price: £4145 Brochure Price: £4545 Brochure Price: £4645 Brochure Price: £4695 Brochure Price: £4745 Brochure Price: £5395 Brochure Price: £5545
      Blue Water Price: £3195 Blue Water Price: £3395 Blue Water Price: £3795 Blue Water Price: £3895 Blue Water Price: £3945 Blue Water Price: £3995 Blue Water Price: £4645 Blue Water Price: £4795

2020 Departures £ price per person based on 2 people sharing

  • September
    • Sep 24th - Bordeaux and back - Sailing on: AmaDolce From: £3695
      Cat E Window Cabin Cat D Window Cabin Cat C French Balcony Cat B French Balcony Cat B+ French Balcony Cat A French Balcony Cat A+ French Balcony Owner's Suite French Balcony
      Brochure Price: £3745 Brochure Price: £3945 Brochure Price: £4495 Brochure Price: £4595 Brochure Price: £4645 Brochure Price: £4695 Brochure Price: £5445 Brochure Price: £5595
      Blue Water Price: £3695 Blue Water Price: £3895 Blue Water Price: £4445 Blue Water Price: £4545 Blue Water Price: £4595 Blue Water Price: £4645 Blue Water Price: £5395 Blue Water Price: £5545
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