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Walking in the Gironde Region

5-Night Cruise Bordeaux to Bordeaux

* Theme Cruise: Hiking*

Bordeaux Cruise

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2016 Departure Dates & Pricing

Bordeaux to Bordeaux (ROB) - 6 days

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Ship - Cyrano de Bergerac

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Program Date: April 29 - May 4, 2016 and September 11 - 16, 2016

Detailed Itinerary:

Day 1: Bordeaux (Embarkation Day)

Embarkation between 6:00pm and 7:00pm in Bordeaux. After settling into our cabins we have a welcome cocktail and are introduced to the crew. Afterwards, we are given the walking programme for the cruise. Dinner on board this evening is followed by a welcome party.

Day 2: LIBOURNE or BOURG * - SAINTE EMILION

* Depending on docking availability, stopover in Libourne may be replaced by Bourg. In this event, order of excursions could be altered.

Full board on board. In the morning cruise to Libourne. Nestled at the confluence of the Isle and the Dordogne, Libourne has accumulated over the centuries a whole heritage.

Hikers' Program: Saint-Laurent-des-Combes, a vineyard build on the slopes. [Duration 2 - 2½ hours, distance 9km (5.6 miles), ascent 100m (330 ft)].
Non-hikers' Program: Excursion to Saint Emilion, which undoubtedly the most original monument is the monolithic church
Return in Libourne. Overnight.

DAY 3: LIBOURNE or BOURG * - PAUILLAC

* Depending on docking availability, stopover in Libourne may be replaced by Bourg. In this event, order of excursions could be altered.

Full board on board. We will head down the River Garonne, passing Cazeau Island and Patiras Island before arriving in Pauillac.

In the afternoon:
Hikers' Program: Hiking the St. Seurinoise loop. Our trail will take us through estuary, vineyards and marshes to explore the Médoc heritage [Duration 2½ - 3 hours, 11 km (6.8 miles), no incline].

Non-hikers' Program: Discover the Médoc region, where most prestigious red wines in the world are made, nestled between an ocean and an estuary (reservation in advance is essential; please contact your travel agency).

Return on board, evening of entertainment. Overnight.

DAY 4: PAUILLAC - BLAYE - the Gironde Estuary

Full board on board. Early in the morning, cruise to Blaye. The famous French military engineer Vauban built a citadel here, which is Blaye's undisputed major attraction today.

Hikers' Program: Discover the Bourg region's vineyards and its preserved natural heritage. [Duration 3 hours, distance 10km (6.2 miles), ascent of 150m (492 ft)].

Non-hikers' Program: Excursion along the Corniche, or cliff route. The road snakes alongside the Dordogne River before revealing the Gironde Estuary.

Return on board and cruise along the Gironde as far as the estuary itself (Subject to clement weather conditions). We will pass the marshlands, Meschers-sur-Gironde with its steep cliffs, troglodyte houses and fishermen's huts before arriving in Blaye. Return on board, evening of dancing. Overnight

DAY 5: BLAYE - BORDEAUX (Disembarkation Day)

Full board on board.Cruise to Bordeaux, listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Bordeaux has obtained is classification as a “cultural site” worth discovering.

*** Please advise when booking if you wish to join the walking tour or traditional shore excursion.***

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 reserves the right to modify the itinerary of the cruise.

2016 Departure Date

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 w/ picture window - 2 twin beds
Middle Deck Cabin w/ picture window - 2 twin beds
Upper Deck w/ picture window - 2 twin beds
Lower Deck w/ picture window - Single Passenger Rate
Middle Deck Cabin w/ picture window - Single Passenger Rate
Upper Deck w/ picture window - Single Passenger Rate
April 29, 2016
$1,649
$1,809
$1,839
$$2,022
$2,182
$2,212
Sep 11, 2016
$1,649
$1,809
$1,839
$$2,022
$2,182
$2,212

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, one coffee) • Onboard entertainment • Welcome Cocktail • The Captain's Evening • All coach transfers as shown in the programme  • The visits and walking tours as stipulated in the itinerary • The services of a qualified guide • The assistance of our hostess on board • Port taxes

Prices Do Not Include:

Individual arrival and departure (airfare) • All drinks consumed in the lounge/bar • all wines on the wine list and the drinks served during excursions or transfers • Travel insurance • Fuel surcharges • Personal expenses

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