3 mighty rivers, the Gironde estuary and the Arcachon basin

BOA_AIPP - 8 days from $2,511

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

Nestled between the ocean and an estuary, the Médoc is a renowned region where the most famous of all the red wines in the world is produced.

  

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.

DAY 2: BORDEAUX - PAUILLAC(1) - The Médoc

We will cruise towards Pauillac. Join us for the excursion proposed:
DISCOVERY: Helicopter ride(2) - 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!
In the afternoon, join us for the 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.

DAY 3: PAUILLAC(1) - The Gironde Estuary - BLAYE

We’ll cruise along the Gironde River all the way to the estuary before reaching Blaye. Join us for the 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.

DAY 4: BLAYE - LIBOURNE(1) - Saint-Emilion

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

DAY 5: LIBOURNE(1) - CADILLAC

We'll start cruising towards Cadillac. Join us for the 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: Guided tour on foot of the hillsides in Cadillac. We'll stroll through the city before hiking up the vineyard trails to some of the most beautiful viewpoints over the river found in the area. We'll finish up our tour with a tasting of local specialties and wines.
Afterwards, we'll return on board. The evening is free to do as you please.

DAY 6: CADILLAC - BORDEAUX

We'll cruise back to Bordeaux. Join us for the excursions proposed:
CLASSIC: Guided tour of Bordeaux, renowned for its exceptional architectural heritage.
DISCOVERY: Guided bike tour of Bordeaux that will take you past the main sites and monuments listed by UNESCO as World Heritage Sites. Afterwards, we'll visit Wine Museum.
Tonight's our gala dinner and evening.

DAY 7: BORDEAUX - The Arcachon Bay - BORDEAUX

Join us on an 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.

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.

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) Depending on docking availability, the stopover in Pauillac may be replaced by Cussac-Fort-Médoc and Libourne by Bourg. In this event, the order of excursions could be altered. (2) This excursion must be booked in advance through your travel agency. Subject to availability and favorable weather conditions. Alcohol can be harmful to your health. Please drink in moderation.
Transport

Port-to-port cruise, no transfers included.

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