About Euro River Cruises
Our Fleet
About River Cruising
Sea Cruising
Barges & Small Ships
Group Programs
Before You Travel
European River Cruises
Bordeaux - Gironde, Garonne & Dordogne River Cruises
Danube River Cruises
Elbe River Cruises
Gota Canal Cruises - Sweden
Holland Waterways
Douro River Cruises- Portugal
Loire River Cruises
Rhine River Cruises
Rhone River Cruises
Russia River Cruises
Seine River Cruises
Spain River Cruises
Po River Cruises - Venice
Special Theme Cruises
Christmas Market Cruises
Gastronomic Cruises
Cruises with Hiking Tours and Biking Tours
Jewish Heritage Cruises
Music Cruises
Tulip Time Cruises
Wine Cruises
Africa Cruises
Safari & Wildlife Cruises
Canada Cruises
Saint Lawrence River Cruises
Egypt Cruises
Nile River Cruises
Asia Cruises
Asia River Cruises

Speak to an agent for more information.

Call us toll free at:
(800) - 543 - 4504
(888) - 863 - 1212


from outside the US at:
01 (845) 623 - 6279

Email us at:

Follow euroriver on Twitter


Cruise through the Aquitaine Region from Bordeaux to Royan, along the Gironde Estuary and the Garonne and Dordogne Rivers

7-Night Cruise Bordeaux to Bordeaux

Bordeaux Cruise

2021 Departure Dates & Pricing

Bordeaux to Bordeaux - 8 days (BYH)

For further assistance call 1-800-526-8539

Ship - Cyrano de Bergerac

Ask about our Travel Insurance

Detailed Itinerary:

Day 1: Bordeaux (Embarkation) - Puillac

You’ll board our ship at 6:00p.m. After comfortably settling into your cabins, we’ll introduce our crew at a welcome cocktail and enjoy our first evening together. Our ship will begin to cruise to Pauillac. We’ll begin on the Garonne River, before entering the Gironde River where we’ll pass the islands of Cazeau and Patiras before reaching Pauillac.

DAY 2: PAUILLAC* - The Médoc - Gironde Estuary - Royan

*Note: Depending on the tide, stopover in Pauillac may be replaced by Cussac-Fort-Médoc.

This morning, we offer two excursions:

CLASSIC Package: Tour through the Médoc vineyards. We’ll cross through most of the famed names in the Médoc region—Saint Julien, Haut-Médoc, etc.— stopping along the celebrated wine route to have a tasting of some of the illustrious regional wines.* 

DISCOVERY Package: "Wine & Cheese." Discover the vineyards and castles of the Médoc region by bike. We'll enjoy a tasting of a grand cru classé along with an assortment of cheeses.*

After our excursion, we will return on board the ship. We’ll cruise the Gironde until we reach Royan during the afternoon. Excursion for both packages: Royan and its waterfront. Join us for a panoramic tour of Royan where villas from the Belle Epoque and the charming “retro” homes from the 1950s line the waterfront. After our excursion, we will return on board the ship. Join us for an evening of dinner and dancing.

DAY 3: Royan - Rochefort - La Rochelle - Royan

Excursion for both packages: The seaside cities of Rochefort and La Rochelle. Rochefort's historical downtown area boasts lovely private mansions and beautiful homes where the legendary sailors and explorers lived. We’ll visit the Corderie Royale, a historical rope-making factory. Afterwards, we’ll head to La Rochelle. We’ll stop for lunch in a local restaurant.During a guided tour of the old town and port, you’ll learn about the Grosse-Horologe gate, Renaissance arcades, lovely half-timbered homes, finely sculpted facades of the private mansions, and the cathedral. Enjoy some free time before returning to the ship.

At the end of our afternoon, we’ll return to Royan. Join us for dinner and an evening of entertainment.

DAY 4: Royan - Saintes - Meschers-sur-Gironde - Libourne*

*Note: Depending on the tide, stopover in Libourne maybe replaced by Bourg.

This morning, join us on an excursion for both packages: Saintes. We’ll visit the Roman theater, one of the oldest from the era, and the Saint-Eutrope Basilica. Listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site along the Way of St. James, it is one of the most important monuments in the city. After our excursion, we will return on board the ship.

This afternoon, join us on an excursion for both packages: Talmont-sur-Gironde and Meschers-sur-Gironde. We’ll visit Talmont-sur-Gironde, a typical French seaside village lined with cobblestone streets which is officially listed as one the most beautiful villages in the country. In Meschers-sur-Gironde, we'll tour the cave dwellings suspended in the cliffs which harbor treasures from centuries long ago.

After we return on board, we’ll begin to cruise to our next stop, spending the rest of our day cruising up the Dordogne to Libourne*.

DAY 5: Libourne* - Bordeaux

*Note: Depending on the tide, stopover in Libourne maybe replaced by Bourg.

This morning, join us on an excursion for both packages: Saint-Émilion. We will take a guided tour of Saint-Émilion's underground monuments before heading to a vineyard for a tasting of local products*.

We’ll return to the ship in Libourne. We’ll then spend the afternoon cruising to Bordeaux.

Excursion for both packages: Guided tour of Bordeaux at night (you must register for this excursion at your travel agency before your departure). We’ll leave by coach for a panoramic tour of the city, where you’ll be able to discover the main monuments, followed by a tour on foot of the old quarter of Bordeaux.

Day 6: Bordeaux - Cadillac

We’ll cruise along the Garonne, getting a good glimpse of Bordeaux from the water as we continue on to Cadillac. This morning, we offer two excursions: 

CLASSIC Package: a visit to the magnificent and prestigious Château de Roquetaillade. After we explore the towers and keeps in this medieval château, we’ll head to a wine cellar in the Sauternais to enjoy a tasting of the famous Sauternes wine.* Afterward, we’ll return to Cadillac for a guided tour of the city.

DISCOVERY Package: Gourmet market in Cadillac. The trek will finish up on a flavorful tone, with a tasting of wine* and succulent local delicacies.

We’ll spend the afternoon cruising to Bordeaux, and we’ll arrive during the evening. Tonight is our festive gala evening.

Day 7: Bordeaux- Archachon Bay - Bordeaux

Excursion for both Classic and Discovery excursions packages: To the center of Arcachon Bay . We’ll visit the museum presenting the work and techniques involved in oyster farming, followed by a tasting. We’ll stop for lunch in a local restaurant. In the afternoon, we’ll head for Arcachon and a boat ride into the renowned bay. At the end of our afternoon, we’ll return on board the ship in Bordeaux.


This morning, we offer two excursions: 

CLASSIC Package: Guided tour of Bordeaux. We’ll leave by coach for a panoramic tour of the city followed by a tour on foot of the old quarter of Bordeaux.

DISCOVERY Package: The Cité du Vin in Bordeaux. The Cité du Vin is a self-guided tour punctuated by 20 themed spaces explaining the culture of wine in an immersive, sensorial setting. The grand finale of your visit will bring you to the upper level for a gorgeous 360° view of Bordeaux and a complimentary glass of wine.*

We'll have lunch on board. Enjoy some free time on your own in the city this afternoon.

Join us for dinner and an evening of entertainment.

Day 8: Bordeaux (Disembarkation)

Enjoy breakfast on board this morning before disembarking at 9:00 a.m. End of our services.

Departures & Pricing


  • A valid passport is required for travel. Passports must be valid at least 6 months after the last day of travel.
  • Please check visa requirements with your local consulate(s); responsibility for obtaining visas rests with the traveler.
  • For reasons of navigation and passenger safety, the cruise operator and the Captain of the ship reserve the right to modify the itinerary of the cruise .
  • The cruise schedule may vary according to tides and arrival times at ports of call may be subject to change.
  • Until further notice, it is only possible to select one of the 2 excursions packages on offer. You will thus only be able to book the Classic Package OR the Discovery Package. Please advise at the time of booking the excursion package you wish to choose.

Departure Dates

Start City

Rates are in $ USD and are PER PASSENGER sharing a twin cabin and the SINGLE PASSENGER rate.
From Bordeaux
Cruise Embarkation Date
Lower Deck Cabin w/ port hole- 2 twin beds
Middle Deck Cabin w/ picture window - 2 twin beds
Upper Deck Cabin w/ french balcony - 2 twin beds
Lower Deck Cabin w/ port hole - Single Passenger
Middle Deck Cabin w/ picture window - Single Passenger Rate
Upper Deck Cabin w/ french balcony - Single Passenger Rate
Jul 21, 2020
Aug 2, 2020
Aug 14, 2020
Apr 26, 2021
Jun 23, 2021
Jul 27, 2021
Aug 19, 2021
Sep 29, 2021
Important: Dates, prices & itineraries are subject to change.

Prices Include:

Accommodation in double cabin with air conditioning, shower/WC • Full board cruise from dinner of the first day to the breakfast of  the last day • Drinks included with onboard meals (wine, water, beer, fruit juices and coffee) • Drinks consumed at the bar (excluding champagne & drinks from the wine list) • Onboard entertainment • Welcome Cocktail • The Gala Evening • The assistance of our hostess on board • The excursions included in the package selected (Choose only ONE excursions package: Classic -or- Discovery) Port charges

Prices Do Not Include:

Individual arrival and departure (airfare; transfers) • Champagne ordered at the bar and all drinks on the wine list • The drinks taken while on excursions or transfers • Travel Cancellation Insurance • Gratuities • Personal expenses

Back to Top of Page

Send E-Mail to with questions or comments about this website.
Site Designed & Maintained by Euro River Cruises. Copyright 1999