The Bordeaux region offers an incredible range of attractions for those who appreciate fine food and wines.
DAY 1: BORDEAUX
Boarding at 6:00 p.m. in Bordeaux. Welcome cocktail and presentation of the crew. Excursion common for both packages : guided tour of Bordeaux by night (reservation in advance is essential; please contact your travel agency).
DAY 2: BORDEAUX - PAUILLAC(1)
Early in the morning, cruise to Pauillac. We will head down the Garonne River and then join the Gironde River, passing Cazeau Island and Patiras Island before arriving in Pauillac.
Excursions proposed :
CLASSIC and 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 ! (excursion proposed as a supplement for the classic package)
In the afternoon,
CLASSIC : excursion to visit the Medoc (reservation in advance is essential; please contact your travel agency)
DISCOVERY as a supplement : Medoc: biking, wine and cheese. With a tour guide, you’ll leave from the port on your bike to explore the vineyards and prestigious châteaux in Pauillac. Then, you will taste a lovely glass of grand cru and some regional cheeses served in a prestigious château in the heart of Pauillac.
Evening of entertainment.
DAY 3: PAUILLAC(1) - Gironde Estuary - BLAYE
Early in the morning, cruise to Blaye. Arriving in Blaye, this superb acropolis was the perfect look-out post to watch for invaders. The famous French military engineer Vauban built a citadel here, which is Blaye's undisputed major attraction today.
Excursions proposed :
CLASSIC : excursion along the Corniche, or cliff route. Guided tour of the citadel. And finally a tasting of the famous Blaye "praslines."
DISCOVERY as a supplement : Blaye and its underground monuments. After our tour, we’ll walk a few more feet to a local vineyard and taste some regional products with an excellent glass of wine.
Return on board. Evening of dancing.
DAY 4: BLAYE - LIBOURNE(1) - SAINT-EMILION
Start cruising towards Libourne.
Excursion common for both packages : Saint-Emilion. Return on board to Libourne. Gala dinner and evening.
DAY 5: LIBOURNE OR BOURG(1) - BORDEAUX
Cruising towards Bordeaux and arriving later in the morning. Disembark at 11.00 a.m. End of our services.
For an optimal organization of the cruise, the organization of excursions can be modified according to the tide.
Note to coach : coaches double floors are not allowed on many road in Gironde, including Libourne, Saint Emilion, Blaye.