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2019

The Dordogne and the Garonne, a cruise through Southern France (port-to-port cruise)

8 Days - BOA_PP
# Description

Cruise

BORDEAUX - PAUILLAC(2) - BLAYE(2) - LIBOURNE(2) - Saint-Emilion(1) - CADILLAC - BORDEAUX

From the Gironde estuary to the Dordogne via the Garonne, our cruise will take you to the heart of the South West, famous for its idyllic landscapes, reknown wines, historical monuments and emblematic places. Discover vineyards and castles between Bordeaux and the Arcachon basin.

Croisi +
All inclusive on board

THE CROISIEUROPE DIFFERENCE

  • All meals included - DRINKS INCLUDED with meals and at the bar
  • Refined French cuisine - Gala dinner and evening - Welcome cocktail
  • Free Wi-Fi in lounge and bar
  • Headsets are included for excursions
  • Official welcome from the captain and crew
  • Onboard activities
  • Travel assistance and repatriation insurance
  • All port fees included

CRUISE HIGHLIGHTS

  • Extensive discovery of the region and its terroir
  • This cruise exists with a biking-adapted program, ref BOA_BIK
  • Discover(1):
    • The Arcachon Bay and the Dune of Pilat, the highest sand dune in Europe
    • Local delicacies: Arcachon oysters, Blaye praslines, wine* & cheese in Médoc

Route

Day 1

BORDEAUX

Passengers are welcome to board our ship at 6:00 p.m. After comfortably settling into your cabins, we'll introduce our crew at a welcome cocktail and evening.

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Day 2

BORDEAUX - PAUILLAC(2) - The Médoc(1)

We will cruise towards Pauillac.
In the afternoon, join us for the optional excursions proposed:
CLASSIC: Following the trail of the Grands Crus wines of Médoc*, a renowned region where the most famous of all red wines in the world are cultivated.
DISCOVERY: Visit the Médoc through biking, wine and cheese. Get ready to discover the vineyards and châteaux of the region in this exceptionally beautiful area. You'll be rewarded for the effort with a lovely glass of grand cru* and some regional cheeses.
We'll return on board for dinner and an evening of entertainment.

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Day 3

PAUILLAC(2) - The Gironde Estuary - BLAYE(2)

We'll cruise along the Gironde River all the way to the estuary before reaching Blaye. Join us for the optional excursions proposed:
CLASSIC: The Route de la Corniche Fleurie and the Blaye Citadel, journey through tradition and authenticity.
DISCOVERY: Tour Blaye and its underground monuments on foot. After our tour, we'll get to taste some regional products with an excellent glass of wine*.
We'll return on board for dinner and an evening of dancing.

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Day 4

BLAYE(2) - LIBOURNE(2) - Saint-Emilion(1)

We'll begin to cruise early this morning along the Dordogne River towards Libourne. Upon arrival, join us for an optional excursion for both packages: tour of Saint-Emilion. Enjoy an evening of entertainment.

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Day 5

LIBOURNE(2) - CADILLAC

We'll start cruising towards Cadillac. Join us for the optional excursions proposed:
CLASSIC: Guided tour of the Roquetaillade castle where famous movies such as "Brotherhood of the Wolf" and "Fanfan la Tulipe" were filmed, followed by a tour of Cadillac.
DISCOVERY: Join us for a gourmet walk in Cadillac. Departing from the port, we will walk along the Garonne River on the former towpaths and then climb up a slope crossing woods and vineyards. The walk will end up with a wine-tasting session*.
Afterwards, we'll return on board. The evening is free to do as you please.

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Day 6

CADILLAC - BORDEAUX

We'll cruise back to Bordeaux. Join us for the optional excursions proposed:
CLASSIC: Guided tour of Bordeaux, renowned for its exceptional architectural heritage.
DISCOVERY: Visit to La Cité du Vin and wine-tasting*.
Tonight's our gala dinner and evening.

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Day 7

BORDEAUX - The Arcachon Bay - BORDEAUX

Join us on an optional excursion for both packages in the heart of the Arcachon Bay. We'll return to Bordeaux at the end of the day. Enjoy an evening of entertainment.

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Day 8

BORDEAUX

Enjoy one last buffet breakfast on board before disembarking at 9:00 a.m. End of our services.

For an optimal organization of the cruise, the order of the excursions can be modified according to the tide.

Note to coach: double-decker buses are not allowed on many roads in Gironde, including Libourne, Saint Emilion, Blaye and Cadillac.

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Dates & Prices

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Sales

  • Child discount (2-9 years) : - 20%

Formalities

Valid national identity card or passport required. Non-EU nationals are advised to consult their embassy or consulate.

Included :
Not included

Your cruise with all meals from dinner the first evening to breakfast on the final day - onboard drinks included (except for drinks from our special lists) - double-occupancy cabin with shower in bathroom - assistance from our onboard multi-lingual host/hostess - welcome cocktail - gala dinner - onboard entertainment - travel assistance and repatriation insurance - all port fees.

Drinks from our special lists, or drinks ordered during excursions or transfers - cancellation and baggage insurance - optional excursions (must be reserved and paid for on board or at travel agency) - transfers/travel to and from departure/arrival points - personal expenses.

Shore Excursions

6 Shore excursions
Included in tour package Pauillac and the Châteaux du Médoc route Blaye and the corniche route Château at Roquetaillade and Cadillac (visit and tasting) Saint Emilion (visit and tasting) Bordeaux Arcachon basin (day trip -...
Price per pers. 390.00 € Before departure 455.00 € On board
Classic

Pauillac and the Châteaux du Medoc Route

Departure by coach from Pauillac to discover the Médoc, prestigious wine-growing region. A corner of the world that produces the most prestigious red wines on the planet, tightly wedged between an ocean and an estuary. A mild, humid microclimate whic...

Duration 4h00 Classic

Excursion on the Route de la Corniche Fleurie and guided tour of Bourg and Blaye

We'll leave by coach with a tour guide for a journey along the Route de la Corniche Fleurie. You'll see the old, traditional fishing huts on stilts and the remarkable limestone cliffs. We'll also stop in Bourg to take in the impressive vi...

Duration 4h00 Classic

Guided tour of Saint Emilion and wine tasting

Departure by coach from Libourne for the excursion to Saint-Emilion. Guided tour of the underground monuments in Saint-Emilion village. Your guide will tell you all about the history of the medieval town. You will then visit an exceptional troglodyti...

Duration 3h00 Classic

Guided tour of the Château de Roquetaillade and Cadillac

Departure by coach for the Château de Roquetaillade. This magnificent and prestigious medieval castle is listed as a 12th and 14th centuries historic monument. You will see its medieval keeps, the first Renaissance chimneys in the region (1600)...

Duration 4h30 Classic

Guided tour of Bordeaux

Departure by coach for the guided tour of Bordeaux. A UNESCO World Heritage site, Bordeaux has been awarded the precious label in the "cultural site" category. Half of the city, from the boulevards to the banks of the Garonne has thus been...

Duration 3h00 Classic

Day trip in the Arcachon Bay (lunch included)

Departure by coach from Bordeaux for the Bassin d'Arcachon. We will start our tour with a visit of the Oyster Centre and Museum located in Larros Port. A modern, interactive scenography will help you discover oyster farming and the history of the oys...

Duration 10h30 Classic
6 Shore excursions
Included in tour package Medoc: biking, wine and cheese(1) Blaye and its underground monuments ''Pick-me-up'' walk in cadillac Guided tour of Saint Emilion and wine tasting Bordeaux and the Cité du Vin Day trip in the A...
Price per pers. 394.00 € Before departure 461.00 € On board
Discovery

Medoc: biking, wine and cheese

With a tour guide, you'll leave from the port on your bike to explore the vineyards and prestigious châteaux in Pauillac. Get ready to discover the history, architecture and out-of-the-way places in this exceptionally beautiful area. What b...

Duration 4h00 Discovery

Blaye and its underground monuments

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. You will explore the underground passages that soldiers once used and learn how the site was developed using olde...

Duration 4h00 Discovery

Guided tour of Saint Emilion and wine tasting

Departure by coach from Libourne for the excursion to Saint-Emilion. Guided tour of the underground monuments in Saint-Emilion village. Your guide will tell you all about the history of the medieval town. You will then visit an exceptional troglodyti...

Duration 3h00 Classic

''Pick-me-up'' walk in cadillac

You'll set out for a guided tour on foot of the hillsides in Cadillac. Departing from the port, we will walk along the Garonne River on the former towpaths and then climb up a slope crossing woods and vineyards. During your walk you can admire lo...

Duration 4h00 Discovery

Day trip in the Arcachon Bay (lunch included)

Departure by coach from Bordeaux for the Bassin d'Arcachon. We will start our tour with a visit of the Oyster Centre and Museum located in Larros Port. A modern, interactive scenography will help you discover oyster farming and the history of the oys...

Duration 10h30 Classic

La Cité du Vin in Bordeaux

Opened in May 2016, this modern building - reminiscent of a lighthouse on the banks of the Garonne - is a unique invitation to voyage to the heart of wine and its traditions throughout the world. The Cité du Vin is a self-guided tour punctuate...

Duration 4h00 Discovery

Excursion on the Route de la Corniche Fleurie and guided tour of Bourg and Blaye

We'll leave by coach with a tour guide for a journey along the Route de la Corniche Fleurie. You'll see the old, traditional fishing huts on stilts and the remarkable limestone cliffs. We'll also stop in Bourg to take in the impressive vi...

Duration 4h00 Classic
Price per pers. 47.00 € Before departure 52.00 € On board

''Pick-me-up'' walk in cadillac

You'll set out for a guided tour on foot of the hillsides in Cadillac. Departing from the port, we will walk along the Garonne River on the former towpaths and then climb up a slope crossing woods and vineyards. During your walk you can admire lo...

Duration 4h00 Discovery
Price per pers. 43.00 € Before departure 48.00 € On board

Day trip in the Arcachon Bay (lunch included)

Departure by coach from Bordeaux for the Bassin d'Arcachon. We will start our tour with a visit of the Oyster Centre and Museum located in Larros Port. A modern, interactive scenography will help you discover oyster farming and the history of the oys...

Duration 10h30 Classic
Price per pers. 132.00 € Before departure 147.00 € On board

Medoc: biking, wine and cheese

With a tour guide, you'll leave from the port on your bike to explore the vineyards and prestigious châteaux in Pauillac. Get ready to discover the history, architecture and out-of-the-way places in this exceptionally beautiful area. What b...

Duration 4h00 Discovery
Price per pers. 83.00 € Before departure 92.00 € On board

Pauillac and the Châteaux du Medoc Route

Departure by coach from Pauillac to discover the Médoc, prestigious wine-growing region. A corner of the world that produces the most prestigious red wines on the planet, tightly wedged between an ocean and an estuary. A mild, humid microclimate whic...

Duration 4h00 Classic
Price per pers. 64.00 € Before departure 71.00 € On board

Guided tour of Bordeaux

Departure by coach for the guided tour of Bordeaux. A UNESCO World Heritage site, Bordeaux has been awarded the precious label in the "cultural site" category. Half of the city, from the boulevards to the banks of the Garonne has thus been...

Duration 3h00 Classic
Price per pers. 49.00 € Before departure 54.00 € On board

Blaye and its underground monuments

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. You will explore the underground passages that soldiers once used and learn how the site was developed using olde...

Duration 4h00 Discovery
Price per pers. 58.00 € Before departure 64.00 € On board

Guided tour of Saint Emilion and wine tasting

Departure by coach from Libourne for the excursion to Saint-Emilion. Guided tour of the underground monuments in Saint-Emilion village. Your guide will tell you all about the history of the medieval town. You will then visit an exceptional troglodyti...

Duration 3h00 Classic
Price per pers. 64.00 € Before departure 71.00 € On board

Guided tour of the Château de Roquetaillade and Cadillac

Departure by coach for the Château de Roquetaillade. This magnificent and prestigious medieval castle is listed as a 12th and 14th centuries historic monument. You will see its medieval keeps, the first Renaissance chimneys in the region (1600)...

Duration 4h30 Classic
Price per pers. 54.00 € Before departure 60.00 € On board

La Cité du Vin in Bordeaux

Opened in May 2016, this modern building - reminiscent of a lighthouse on the banks of the Garonne - is a unique invitation to voyage to the heart of wine and its traditions throughout the world. The Cité du Vin is a self-guided tour punctuate...

Duration 4h00 Discovery
Price per pers. 35.00 € Before departure 39.00 € On board

Ships

Several ships available for this cruise

For the safety of our passengers, the captain and crew of the boat may decide to modify the navigational itinerary. The cruise schedule may vary according to tides and arrival times at ports of call may be subject to change.

(1) Optional excursions.

(2) Depending on docking availability, the stopover in Pauillac may be replaced by Cussac-Fort-Médoc and Blaye and Libourne by Bourg.

*Alcohol can be harmful to your health. Please drink in moderation.

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