The Vineyards of Bordeaux

From £1,499
Duration 6 Days
Departures from Jul 2020 - Aug 2020
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From £1,499
Duration 6 Days
Departures from Jul 2020 - Aug 2020
Tour Overview

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

  • All Breakfasts
  • Cruise

Your Holiday Includes

  • ​Just You Tour Manager as your host & Specialist Local Guide
  • Return scheduled flights from Gatwick with British Airways
  • A dedicated Just You representative to greet you at selected UK airports
  • 5 nights on board 4-star premium ship MS Cyrano de Bergerac 
  • 14 included meals: 5 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 5 dinners & all drinks (excluding Champagne & selected wines). Includes a Captain's welcome cocktail reception & farewell gala dinner
  • Tasting wines of the local area
  • Overseas transfers, other transportation & porterage ​

Itinerary

Day 1 UK - Bordeaux

​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.

Meals included: D

Day 2 Pauillac

​Pauillac is a pretty port town located in the heart of the Mé​doc 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.  
This afternoon, join your chosen optional excursion. You could take a tour of this prestigious wine-producing 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. ​

Meals included: B,L,D

Day 3 Blaye - The Gironde Estuary

​Early this morning we'll cruise to historic Blaye, an area noted for its Côtes de Blaye red wines. If you've chosen the Explorer Package, 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 fishermens' 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, on the Discovery Package, 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. 
Back on board the ship we can look forward to an evening of dancing as we cruise on the Gironde to the estuary.​

Meals included: B,L,D

Day 4 Libourne

​Our next port of call is Libourne, a great wine-producing 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. ​

Meals included: B,L,D

Day 5 Bordeaux

​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 tour, 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 and Trade Museum.
Back on board the ship, join your fellow travellers for a gala evening. ​

Meals included: B,L,D

Day 6 Bordeaux - UK

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

Meals included: B

Additional Information

TAILOR YOUR TRIP

MS Cyrano de Bergerac: Cabin Upgrade

Middle and Upper Deck cabins are available at a supplement for the duration of your stay. Please speak to a Holiday Advisor for details.

Accommodation

MS Cyrano de Bergerac

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.

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