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

6-Night Cruise Bordeaux to Bordeaux

Bordeaux Cruise

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2020 Departure Dates & Pricing

Bordeaux to Bordeaux - 7 days (BYS)

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Ship - Cyrano de Bergerac

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Detailed Itinerary:

Day 1: Bordeaux (Embarkation Day) - 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 (Disembarkation Day)

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

Departures & Pricing

Advisements:

  • 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 Dynamic Package. Please advise at the time of booking the excursion package you wish to choose.

2020 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
Ship
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
Apr 11, 2020
Cyrano de Bergerac
$2,362
$2,612
$2,648
$3,177
$3,427
$3,463
Apr 28, 2020
Cyrano de Bergerac
$2,362
$2,612
$2,648
$3,177
$3,427
$3,463
May 16, 2020
Cyrano de Bergerac
$2,648
$2,898
$2,934
$3,463
$3,713
$3,749
Jun 3, 2020
Cyrano de Bergerac
$2,648
$2,898
$2,934
$3,463
$3,713
$3,749
Jun 15, 2020
Cyrano de Bergerac
$2,648
$2,898
$2,934
$3,463
$3,713
$3,749
Jun 27, 2020
Cyrano de Bergerac
$2,648
$2,898
$2,934
$3,463
$3,713
$3,749
Jul 9, 2020
Cyrano de Bergerac
$2,426
$2,676
$2,712
$3,241
$3,491
$3,527
Jul 21, 2020
Cyrano de Bergerac
$2,426
$2,676
$2,712
$3,241
$3,491
$3,527
Aug 2, 2020
Cyrano de Bergerac
$2,426
$2,676
$2,712
$3,241
$3,491
$3,527
Aug 14, 2020
Cyrano de Bergerac
$2,426
$2,676
$2,712
$3,241
$3,491
$3,527
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 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

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