The Vineyards of Bordeaux River Cruise

River

6 Days from £1,419

Apr 2019 - Aug 2019 Departures

​​​​Discover some of the finest wine regions in France as you sail along the Garonne and Gironde Rivers, taking in historic towns, intriguing architecture and beautiful scenery along the way.

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Your holiday at a glance

CRUISING
ALL INCLUSIVE

What's included

  • ​The services of a Just You Tour Manager & Local Guide
  • Return scheduled flights from Luton with EasyJet & overseas transfers 
  • 5 nights all inclusive on board 4-star premium ship MS Cyrano de Bergerac 
  • 14 meals: 5 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 5 dinners & all drinks (excluding Champagne & selected wines)

Included excursions

  • Specialist Local Guide
  • Captain's welcome cocktail reception
  • Farewell gala dinner
  • Overseas transfers & other transportation
  • Porterage 
  • Dedicated Just You representative to greet you at all UK airports
  • Onboard entertainment 
  • Complimentary Wi-fi on board 
  • A full programme of optional shore excursions


 

Optional excursions

  • ​The Châteaux du Médoc road, or explore the Médoc by bicycle with cheese and wine-tasting
  • The Corniche road & Bourg, or explore Blaye and its citadel's underground passages
  • Guided tour of St Émilion & its underground monuments, with wine-tasting
  • Bordeaux tour, or Bordeaux with wine-tasting & the Trade Museum 

The above optional excursions can be pre-booked as a package from just £210 per person. for the Explorer package and £230 per person for the Discovery package.

  • Helicopter Ride over Medoc (pre-bookable only) from £150 per person.​


 

Your itinerary

​Today you'll fly to Bordeaux, where, on arrival we'll transfer you to your ship. Once you've settled into your cabin, you can meet the crew and your fellow travellers over a welcome cocktail before dinner.

​Pauillac is a pretty port town located in the heart of the Medoc wine region. We'll head here today, sailing along the Garonne and Gironde Rivers and passing by the unique islands of Cazeau and Patiras en route. On arrival, if you have pre-booked a helicopter flight, you'll see the Medoc from the sky as you enjoy a bird's-eye view of its famous chateaux and vineyards. 
This afternoon, join your chosen optional excursion. You could take a tour of this prestigious wine growing region, which is home to around 1,500 vineyards and produces some of the world's most famous red wines, or you could explore by bicycle, with a tasting of cheese and wine included. 
Back on board the ship, which is moored overnight in port, enjoy dinner and an evening of entertainment. ​

​Early this morning we'll cruise to historic Blaye, an area noted for its Côtes de Blaye red wines. Perhaps you'll join our optional tour by coach along the picturesque Corniche road, which runs alongside the Dordogne and offers wonderfully scenic views. Look out for pretty gardens and the famous 'carralets', or fishermen's cabins that perch above the water as we head to the attractive village of Bourg. Built on a rocky outcrop and surrounded by medieval ramparts, it's a delight to explore on foot. Admire the UNESCO-listed citadel here before returning to Blaye by boat, passing by Meschers-sur-Gironde's steep cliffs and long beaches. 
Alternatively, you may have chosen to join an optional​ tour of Blaye and the underground passages of its citadel, which were used by soldiers during the reign of Louis XIV. Afterwards, stroll to a nearby vineyard for a tasting of wine and regional products. 
On board the ship we can look forward to an evening of dancing. ​

​Our next port of call is Liborne, a great wine-growing town with a rich and colourful heritage. From here, why not join an optional tour of the beautiful medieval village of St Émilion, renowned for its production of full-bodied red wines. We'll explore the village's intriguing underground monuments, including the monolithic church and the cave of Émilion, the Benedictine monk who gave his name to the village. We'll also visit a family-run wine estate. Here we'll learn about the wine-making process before we enjoy a tasting. ​

​Bordeaux is one of the world's most famous wine regions, and we'll arrive here this morning. The whole city is UNESCO-listed and you can discover its many architectural highlights on an optional excursion, from the stunning Grand Théâtre to the historic gems of the Saint Pierre district. Alternatively, you might have chosen to join an optional wine-tasting tour here, which includes a visit to the Wine & Trade Museum.
Back on board the ship, join your fellow travellers for a gala evening. ​

​We'll disembark the ship this morning and transfer to the airport for the flight back to the UK.​

Accommodation

MS Cyrano de Bergarac is a 3 deck boat, it features full air-conditioning throughout the vessel and in all cabins. Other facilities include; lounge with dance floor and bar, bar with TV, video and terrace, restaurant, large sun deck with loungers, shop and lift.

MS Cyrano de Bergerac

Just You have made every effort to ensure the accuracy of the hotel images provided on this website and images of room types displayed may vary to those offered on your tour. Therefore due to the possibility of inadvertent errors we do not guarantee their accuracy. Hotels, airlines used and flight times are subject to change and will be confirmed in your final documents.

Dates and Prices

You have chosen to arrange your own flights and transfers and meet us at your first hotel. Please see essential information for full terms and conditions.

TOUR DURATION

DEPARTURE DATE

DEPARTURE

PRICE FROM

STATUS

 

6 days

Saturday 06 April 2019

GUARANTEED

£1,199

Available

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6 days

Monday 10 June 2019

GUARANTEED

£1,299

Available

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6 days

Tuesday 16 July 2019

GUARANTEED

£1,299

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6 days

Friday 09 August 2019

GUARANTEED

£1,349

Available

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DEPARTING FROM

DEPARTURE DATE

DEPARTURE

PRICE FROM

STATUS

 

London (Luton)

Saturday 06 April 2019

GUARANTEED

£1,419

Available

Outbound
Easyjet

Saturday 06 April 2019

Departs

13:40 London (Luton)

Arrives

16:25 Bordeaux (Merignac)

Operated by

Easyjet

Inbound
Easyjet - EZY

Thursday 11 April 2019

Departs

17:10 Bordeaux (Merignac)

Arrives

17:50 London (Luton)

Operated by

Easyjet

London (Gatwick)

Monday 10 June 2019

GUARANTEED

£1,618

Available

Outbound
Easyjet

Monday 10 June 2019

Departs

08:15 London (Gatwick)

Arrives

10:55 Bordeaux (Merignac)

Operated by

Easyjet

Inbound
Easyjet - EZY

Saturday 15 June 2019

Departs

14:55 Bordeaux (Merignac)

Arrives

15:35 London (Gatwick)

Operated by

Easyjet

Birmingham (Intl)

Monday 10 June 2019

GUARANTEED

£1,618

Available

Outbound
Flybe.

Monday 10 June 2019

Departs

10:10 Birmingham (Intl)

Arrives

13:05 Bordeaux (Merignac)

Operated by

Flybe.

Inbound
Flybe. - BE

Saturday 15 June 2019

Departs

10:40 Bordeaux (Merignac)

Arrives

11:40 Birmingham (Intl)

Operated by

Flybe.

London (Luton)

Monday 10 June 2019

GUARANTEED

£1,519

Available

Outbound
Easyjet

Monday 10 June 2019

Departs

13:55 London (Luton)

Arrives

16:40 Bordeaux (Merignac)

Operated by

Easyjet

Inbound
Easyjet - EZY

Saturday 15 June 2019

Departs

16:55 Bordeaux (Merignac)

Arrives

17:35 London (Luton)

Operated by

Easyjet

London (Gatwick)

Tuesday 16 July 2019

GUARANTEED

£1,519

Available

Outbound
Easyjet

Tuesday 16 July 2019

Departs

08:15 London (Gatwick)

Arrives

10:55 Bordeaux (Merignac)

Operated by

Easyjet

Inbound
Easyjet - EZY

Sunday 21 July 2019

Departs

16:25 Bordeaux (Merignac)

Arrives

17:05 London (Gatwick)

Operated by

Easyjet

London (Luton)

Tuesday 16 July 2019

GUARANTEED

£1,519

Available

Outbound
Easyjet

Tuesday 16 July 2019

Departs

13:45 London (Luton)

Arrives

16:30 Bordeaux (Merignac)

Operated by

Easyjet

Inbound
Easyjet - EZY

Sunday 21 July 2019

Departs

17:10 Bordeaux (Merignac)

Arrives

17:50 London (Luton)

Operated by

Easyjet

Bristol

Tuesday 16 July 2019

GUARANTEED

£1,588

Available

Outbound
Easyjet

Tuesday 16 July 2019

Departs

13:55 Bristol

Arrives

16:25 Bordeaux (Merignac)

Operated by

Easyjet

Inbound
Easyjet - EZY

Sunday 21 July 2019

Departs

14:55 Bordeaux (Merignac)

Arrives

15:30 Bristol

Operated by

Easyjet

Birmingham (Intl)

Friday 09 August 2019

GUARANTEED

£1,618

Available

Outbound
Flybe.

Friday 09 August 2019

Departs

10:20 Birmingham (Intl)

Arrives

13:25 Bordeaux (Merignac)

Operated by

Flybe.

Inbound
Flybe. - BE

Wednesday 14 August 2019

Departs

13:50 Bordeaux (Merignac)

Arrives

15:05 Birmingham (Intl)

Operated by

Flybe.

Southend

Friday 09 August 2019

GUARANTEED

£1,598

Available

Outbound
Easyjet

Friday 09 August 2019

Departs

12:15 Southend

Arrives

14:55 Bordeaux (Merignac)

Operated by

Easyjet

Inbound
Easyjet - EZY

Wednesday 14 August 2019

Departs

15:25 Bordeaux (Merignac)

Arrives

16:15 Southend

Operated by

Easyjet

London (Luton)

Friday 09 August 2019

GUARANTEED

£1,569

Available

Outbound
Easyjet

Friday 09 August 2019

Departs

13:45 London (Luton)

Arrives

16:30 Bordeaux (Merignac)

Operated by

Easyjet

Inbound
Easyjet - EZY

Wednesday 14 August 2019

Departs

17:10 Bordeaux (Merignac)

Arrives

17:50 London (Luton)

Operated by

Easyjet

local knowledge

We asked some of our Tour Managers to sum up what they really love about this tour. Here's what they said:

I love this tour because it has everything - a beautiful boat, great excursions, and wonderful part of France, good company and great food and wine. Perfect.
Joyce Quarrie - Tour Manager
 
The Vineyards of Bordeaux
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