DECEMBER 23: BORDEAUX
Boarding between 6:00 and 7:00 p.m. in Bordeaux. Welcome cocktail and crew presentation. Dinner followed by an evening of dancing.
DECEMBER 24: BORDEAUX - PAUILLAC
Morning spent cruising to Pauillac. Full board on board. We will sail down the Garonne to the Gironde, passing alongside Cazeau and Patiras islands. In the afternoon, excursion: discovering the Médoc, a prestigious wine-growing region. Christmas Eve dinner. You can celebrate midnight mass in Pauillac (book and pay for transfer on board (1)). Overnight.
DECEMBER 25: PAUILLAC – BLAYE – LIBOURNE or BOURG (2)
Early in the morning, cruise to Blaye. Full board on board. Arriving in Blaye, departure for the excursion: The Route de la Corniche. Narrow and picturesque, it runs alongside the Dordogne River and then opens out onto the Gironde estuary. Short stop in Bourg, a delightful village built on a rocky outcrop surrounded by medieval ramparts and in Blaye to visit the citadel. Imposing and majestic, the citadel overlooks the Gironde estuary and offers a splendid panorama of the river. Afternoon spent cruising to Libourne, we will sail back up the Dordogne. Gala evening. Overnight.
DECEMBER 26: LIBOURNE (2) – SAINT EMILION – BORDEAUX
Full board on board. Excursion to Saint-Emilion, small village whose the architectural and historical heritage is huge. Afternoon spent sailing to Bordeaux. After dinner, guided tour of Bordeaux by night. A UNESCO World Heritage site, Bordeaux has been awarded the prestigious “cultural site” label. Overnight.
DECEMBER 27: BORDEAUX
Buffet breakfast on board. Disembark at 9:00 a.m. End of our services.
Note to coach : coaches double floors are not allowed on many road in Gironde, including Libourne, Saint Emilion, Blaye and Cadillac.