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Bordeaux & the Dordogne Rivers

Holiday Highlights

  • Discover the largest wine-growing area in France
  • Explore Saint-Emilion
  • Enjoy Bordeaux, listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site

Holiday Summary

8 days from only £854

Departs Sundays
7 nights
Board: Inclusive

Per person. Based on two passengers

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Holiday details

What is Included?

  • Travel by coach, air or rail and transfers
  • 5 nights full-board cruise
  • Captain’s gala dinner
  • FREE welcome cocktail
  • All meals on board
  • FREE drinks with meals including wine, beer, mineral water and fruit juice plus tea and coffee after each meal
  • FREE drinks available in the lounge bar (excludes champagne and wines from the wine list)

This wonderful river cruise takes us down the River Garonne, around the Gironde Estuary and into the River Dordogne. The highlight of your cruise is the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Bordeaux, home to some truly stunning architecture. Of course, there’s a chance for you to sample some wonderful wines along the way.


Travel Options

8 days by Coach:
5 nights full-board cruise. 1 night bed & breakfast en route. 1 night half-board post route.

6 days by Air:
5 nights full-board cruise. Return flights & transfers.

6 days by Rail:
5 nights full-board cruise. Return Eurostar standard ticket and onwards by rail to bordeaux.

Optional Excursions

Visit to Medoc
Corniche by coach
St Emillon city and wine tour
Guided tour of Bordeaux

Your Ship

MS Cyrano de Bergerac & MS Princesse d'Aquitaine
MS Princesse d-Aquitaine

It’s easy to relax on board the friendly and comfortable MS Cyrano de Bergerac or Princesse d’Aquitaine, part of the CrosiEurope fleet. Whether you’re admiring the spectacular views from your comfortable cabin, dining in the restaurant, dancing the night away or simply sitting back on the spacious Sun Deck, there’s always something to see or do! The Cyrano de Bergerac is the latest addition to the CrosiEurope fleet built in 2013 with a total of 88 cabins. All cabins on both ships are equipped with air conditioning, shower and toilet, hairdryer, satellite TV, radio, and safe.

The cuisine on board is of French inspiration with an extensive buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner waiting to tempt your taste buds.

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Joining Your Holiday

This tour is available with departures from the following regions…

  • East Midlands
  • North East
  • North West
  • South East
  • South West
  • West Midlands
  • Yorkshire

We offer a number of ways to join our tours. Enter your postcode to see which are available to you…

Home Connect - we collect you from your home

For the ultimate in convenience and comfort, why not choose our Home Connect service?

Relax in the comfort of your own home, waiting for your driver to collect you from your front door and take you to meet your coach. Then at the end of your holiday we’ll take you home again - it’s that easy! When you book this service you’ll be given a collection time window, usually of approximately 30 minutes. This will be re confirmed when your tickets are issued.

Note: Home Connect is only available on Grand Tourer holidays travelling by coach.

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Tour Connect - easy connections at nearby locations

Try our Tour Connect Service for a hassle-free way to travel.

This service may incur a small supplement for those travelling from selected joining points and for customers booking within four weeks of departure.

We’ll pick you up by coach from a convenient joining point near you and take you to one of our interchanges. Here you’ll join your holiday coach and set off for a fantastic holiday.  When you've chosen your tour, give us a call and we'll let you know your approximate pick-up time.

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Direct Connect - make your own way to join the tour

Available from your area for this tour at no extra cost and car parking available for a small fee.

You can also choose to drive or get a lift direct to one of our coach interchanges. Our coach interchanges offer plenty of seating, toilet facilities, refreshments and a shop. They also provide car parking for your convenience for a small fee.

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Holiday Details

Sailing Itinerary

Day 1: Bordeaux
Embark the Ms Cyrano de Bergerac or MS Princess d’Aquitaine. Enjoy a welcome drink in the lounge and be introduced to your on-board crew. Dinner will be followed by an evening of entertainment.
Day 2: Bordeaux – Pauillac
We cruise this morning and head down the River Garonne and then join the River Gironde, passing Cazeau Island and Patiras Island before arriving at Pauillac in time for lunch on board. After lunch, why not join our optional excursion to visit Medoc. Return on board for dinner and an evening of entertainment provided by the crew.
Day 3: Pauillac – Gironde Estury – Blaye
We sail early this morning to Blaye. In days gone by, this superb acropolis was an ideal look-out post to watch for invaders. This afternoon you have an opportunity to join our optional excursion along the Corniche, or cliff route. Return on board for dinner followed by an evening of dancing.
Day 4: Blaye – Cadillac – Saint Emilion
We have breakfast as we cruise this morning, heading for Cadillac. Shortly after passing the island of Cazeau, we join the River Garonne and head for Cadillac where we arrive in time for lunch. After lunch on board, there is an optional excursion to Saint-Emilion. We rejoin the ship in Cadillac at the end of the afternoon. After dinner on board, the rest of the evening is free.
Day 5: Bourg to Bordeaux
Cruise to Bordeaux and have lunch on board. Join our optional guided tour of Bordeaux, listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. We return on board for dinner, followed by an evening of entertainment by the crew.
Day 6: Bordeaux
After breakfast on board, we disembark.

Join by Coach

Day 1: UK to Northern France
Across to Calais and our overnight stay in Northern France.
Day 2: Northern France to Bordeaux
After breakfast we travel through France to Bordeaux. See Cruise itinerary days 1 to 6.
Day 7: Bordeaux to Northern France
After breakfast we journey back to Northern France to our overnight hotel arriving for dinner
Day 8: Northern France to UK
We travel to Calais for our ferry to Dover and continue home.

Join by Air

Day 1: UK to Bordeaux
Fly to Bordeaux. Transfer to the ship, ready to embark on your cruise.
Day 6: Bordeaux to UK
Transfer to the airport for the flight back to the UK.

Join by Rail

Day 1: London St Pancras to Bordeaux
Take the Eurostar to Lille, then on by TGV to Bordeaux to join the cruise.
Day 6: Bordeaux to London St Pancras
Join the TGV rail service to Lille then on to Eurostar to London.

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