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Bordeaux - Cruise the Gironde

Departure 3rd April for 7 days from £1120 per person based on 2 travelling Standard class or £1265 per person based on 2 travelling in 1st class (Standard Premier).  This price is for Main deck accommodation on the  cruise, supplement  for Upper deck is £147 per person.

Helicopter ride:  Optional Excursion - fly over the gorgeous Médoc! Experience a bird's eye view of the numerous châteaux and famous vineyards that give the region its reputation. It's a once in a lifetime experience! (Flight subject to favorable weather conditions. RESERVATIONS MUST BE MADE BEFORE THE CRUISE BEGINS AND ARE SUBJECT TO AVAILABILITY).

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Description

Look forward to Spring break with our train and Croisi cruise package along the rivers Garonne, Dordogne and the Gironde estuary. Leave in style on 3rd April from London's iconic St Pancras station on a relaxing train journey, we recommend you book 1st class Standard Premier for attentive service and a light meal.

Want something different to what is shown here? We can bespoke and tailor make any of our holidays to fit your personal wishes. Just call our team for help in creating the perfect holiday.

Price

THIS OFFER INCLUDES: 

Your cruise with all meals from dinner D1 to breakfast D7 - unlimited complimentary drinks including mineral bottled water, fine wine, beer, soft drinks, teas and coffee served by Croisi Europe during meals on board and all drinks from the bar (except champagne and drinks on the wine list)- double-occupancy cabin with shower in private bathroom - onboard entertainment - assistance from our onboard multi-lingual host/hostess - welcome cocktail - the gala dinner and evening - travel assistance and repatriation insurance - all port fees.

THIS OFFER DOES NOT INCLUDE: 

Drinks on the wine list, champagne at the bar, drinks served during excursions or transfers - cancellation and baggage insurance - optional excursions (to be reserved and paid for on board) - personal expenses - return transfers at Bordeaux from station to port - booking fees.

FORMALITIES: 

valid passport compulsory. Non-EU nationals are advised to consult their embassy or consulate. Please note: Your passport must be valid for six months beyond the last day of your travels.

IMPORTANT:

We cannot be held liable for railway operational delays or strikes.  We will endeavour to reroute you in these circumstances but advise that you have suitable insurance to cover out of pocket expenses

Please note that all of the prices on the website were correct at time of publication, and all offers are subject to availability and the terms and conditions of the relevant cruise lines and hotels used in our offers.

Itinerary

DAY 1 BORDEAUX

Passengers are welcome to board between 6:00 p.m. After comfortably settling into your cabin, join us for a welcome cocktail with the crew before dinner. Enjoy an evening of onboard entertainment.

DAY 2 BORDEAUX - PAUILLAC

We will cruise down the Garonne to the Gironde, passing alongside the islands of Cazeau and Patiras before reaching Pauillac. Optional Excursions proposed: DISCOVERY: Helicopter ride: Fly over the gorgeous Médoc! Experience a bird's eye view of the numerous châteaux and famous vineyards that give the region its reputation. It's a once in a lifetime experience! (Flight subject to favorable weather conditions. RESERVATIONS MUST BE MADE BEFORE THE CRUISE BEGINS AND ARE SUBJECT TO AVAILABILITY). In afternoon, Optional Excursions proposed: CLASSIC: Visit the Médoc (only available through pre-reservation with your travel agency before your departure)—a renowned region where the most famous of all red wines in the world are cultivated. We also have the opportunity to see the “must see” châteaux Lafite-Rothschild, Latour and Mouton Rothschild. DISCOVERY: Medoc: Biking, wine and cheese. Get ready to discover the history, architecture and out-of-the-way places in this exceptionally beautiful area. What better reward for the effort than a lovely glass of grand cru and some regional cheeses served in a prestigious château in the heart of Pauillac. We'll return on board for dinner and an evening of entertainment. We'll remain in port overnight.

DAY 3 PAUILLAC - GIRONDE ESTUARY - BLAYE

We start out early this morning, cruising along the Gironde to the estuary. We'll arrive in Blaye at 2:00 p.m. Optional Excursions proposed: CLASSIC: The Route de la Corniche Fleurie and the Blaye Citadel. DISCOVERY: We'll leave on foot to visit the Blaye Citadel, built in the 17th century by Vauban in order to better protect the city of Bordeaux. We'll return on board for dinner and an evening of entertainment. We'll remain in port overnight.

DAY 4 BLAYE - LIBOURNE or BOURG (2) - SAINT-EMILION (1)

We'll begin to cruise early this morning, heading towards Libourne. We join the river Dordogne, arriving in the early afternoon. Optional excursion for both packages: Saint-Emilion. We'll return to the ship in Libourne at the end of the afternoon. Tonight's entertainment will be provided by the crew.

DAY 5 LIBOURNE or BOURG - CADILLAC

We'll spend the morning cruising to Cadillac. Optional Excursions proposed: CLASSIC: Château de Roquetaillade and Cadillac. DISCOVERY: You'll set out for a guided tour on foot of the hillsides in Cadillac. You'll cross the city, passing in front of the imposing Château des Ducs d'Épernon before hiking up the vineyard trails to some of the most beautiful points of view of the river found in the area. We'll return on board, and the rest of the evening is yours to do as you please. We'll remain in port overnight.

DAY 6 CADILLAC - BORDEAUX

Today we continue our cruise back to Bordeaux, arriving in the early afternoon. Optional Excursions proposed: CLASSIC: Guided tour of Bordeaux. DISCOVERY: We'll leave by bike from the Quai des Chartrons to see the locations and monuments in Bordeaux that have been listed as UNESCO World Heritage sites. Cycling along the Garonne to the Pont de Pierre, keep an eye out for the many amusing mascarons decorating the building facades. We return on board for dinner, and the rest of the evening is free.

DAY 7 BORDEAUX

Enjoy breakfast before disembarking at 9:00 a.m.

NB: Please note that CroisiEurope and the ship’s captain reserve the right to modify the cruising itinerary to ensure the safe navigation of the vessel. This cruise is dependent on the sea and tides and arrivals at stopovers may have to be adjusted accordingly.

 

(1) Optional excursions.

(2) Depending on docking availability, stopover in Libourne may be replaced by Bourg. In this case, order of visits could be altered

Included

WHAT'S INCLUDED:

  • Return Standard class Train travel London to Bordeaux by Eurostar and TGV
  • If travelling return Standard Premier (1st class) London to Bordeaux a light meal on Eurostar
  • Return private car in Paris between the stations, a mini sightseeing tour of Paris!
  • Your cruise from dinner Day 1 to breakfast Day 7 with superb French cuisine
  • All drinks from the bar and during meals on cruise (exceptions apply)
  • Double occupancy cabin with private facilities on cruise
  • On board entertainment during cruise
  • Services of Multi-lingual Host/Hostess during cruise
  • On board Wifi
  • Port Taxes