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2022 2023
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Cruise through the Aquitaine Region from Bordeaux to Royan, along the Gironde Estuary and the Garonne and Dordogne Rivers

7 Days - BYA_AIPP
# Description

Cruise

BORDEAUX - CUSSAC-FORT-MEDOC - ROYAN - Rochefort - La Rochelle - LIBOURNE(1) - Saint-Emilion - CADILLAC - Arcachon - BORDEAUX

This magnificent itinerary will take you to the heart of Southwestern France, well known for its idyllic landscapes, famous wines, historical monuments, and emblematic sites.

What better way to explore this corner of French paradise than through its longstanding maritime cities and its unequivocal art of living?

Croisi +
All inclusive on board

THE CROISIEUROPE DIFFERENCE

  • All meals included - DRINKS INCLUDED with meals and at the bar
  • Refined French cuisine - Gala dinner and evening - Welcome cocktail
  • Free Wi-Fi onboard
  • Headsets are included for excursions
  • Official welcome from the captain and crew
  • Onboard activities
  • Travel assistance and repatriation insurance
  • All port fees included

CRUISE HIGHLIGHTS

  • EXCURSIONS INCLUDED
    • The Médoc Wine Route
    • The charming, retro city of Royan
    • Rochefort and the Corderie Royale
    • The seaside city of La Rochelle
    • Arcachon Bay and the Dune of Pilat

Route

Day 1

BORDEAUX - CUSSAC-FORT-MEDOC

Passengers are welcome to board our ship at 6 p.m. After comfortably settling into your cabins, we’ll introduce our crew at a welcome cocktail and enjoy our first evening together. Our ship will begin to cruise to Cussac-Fort-Médoc. We’ll begin on the Garonne River, before entering the Gironde River, where we’ll pass the islands of Cazeau and Patiras before reaching Cussac-Fort-Médoc.

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Day 2

CUSSAC-FORT-MEDOC - THE MEDOC - Gironde Estuary - ROYAN

This morning, we offer two excursions:

CLASSIC: Tour through the Médoc vineyards. 

DISCOVERY: Helicopter flight over the Médoc and tasting.*

Excursion for both packages: Royan and its waterfront.

Enjoy some free time before returning to the ship. After your expedition, you’ll return on board the ship. Join us for an evening of dinner and dancing.

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Day 3

ROYAN - Rochefort - La Rochelle - ROYAN

Excursion for both packages: The seaside cities of Rochefort and La Rochelle. We’ll leave by coach for Rochefort. Rochefort was originally chosen by Jean-Baptiste Colbert as a refuge, defense, and supply post for the French Navy back in the mid-1660s. We’ll stop  for lunch in a local restaurant. The over 1,000-year-old city of La Rochelle is the capital of the Charente Maritime. It’s tucked along the Bay of Biscay and contains some of the most beautiful natural and architectural heritage in the area. Enjoy some free time before returning to the ship. After we return on board, we’ll spend the rest of our day cruising up the Dordogne to Libourne.   

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Day 4

LIBOURNE(1) - BORDEAUX

This morning, we offer two excursions:

CLASSIC: Saint-Émilion.
DISCOVERY: Libourne by bike and wine tasting*.

We’ll return to the ship in Libourne and spend the afternoon cruising to Bordeaux.

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Day 5

BORDEAUX - CADILLAC

We’ll cruise along the Garonne, getting a good glimpse of Bordeaux from the water as we continue on to Cadillac. This morning, we offer two excursions:   

CLASSIC: a visit to the magnificent and prestigious Château de Roquetaillade.

DISCOVERY: Gourmet market in Cadillac.

We’ll spend the afternoon cruising to Bordeaux, and we’ll arrive during the evening. Tonight is our festive gala evening.

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Day 6

BORDEAUX - Arcachon Bay - BORDEAUX

Excursion for both packages: To the center of Arcachon Bay. Departure by coach from Bordeaux for the Bassin d'Arcachon. We will start our tour with a boat trip on the Bassin d'Arcachon. You'll be able to see the Bird Island, the famous "Cabanes tchanquées" houses on stilts and the oyster beds. Then, we will visit of the Oyster Centre and Museum located in Larros Port in Gujan Mestras. A modern, interactive scenography will help you discover oyster farming and the history of the oyster. We will have lunch in a local restaurant. In the afternoon, we will go to the Great Dune of Pilat. Culminating at 107m, it is the highest sand dune in Europe. The view from the top is awe-inspiring. Return to Bordeaux at the end of the day.

OR

This morning, we offer two excursions: 

CLASSIC: The Chartrons District, Wine and Commerce Museum.

DISCOVERY: The Bassins des Lumières.

Lunch will be served on board. Enjoy some free time on your own in the city this afternoon.

Join us for dinner and an evening of entertainment.  

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Day 7

BORDEAUX

Enjoy breakfast on board this morning before disembarking at 9:00 a.m. End of our services.

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Dates & Prices

START IN 2023
Departure 04/17/2023
Arrival 04/23/2023
On request
Ship : MS Cyrano de Bergerac Ship category : PREMIUM
Departure 05/07/2023
Arrival 05/13/2023
FROM $ 3,037 PP
Ship : MS Cyrano de Bergerac Ship category : PREMIUM
Departure 05/18/2023
Arrival 05/24/2023
FROM $ 2,126 PP
$ 3,037
Special Offer
Ship : MS Cyrano de Bergerac Ship category : PREMIUM
Departure 05/24/2023
Arrival 05/30/2023
FROM $ 2,126 PP
$ 3,037
Special Offer
Ship : MS Cyrano de Bergerac Ship category : PREMIUM
Departure 05/30/2023
Arrival 06/05/2023
FROM $ 2,126 PP
$ 3,037
Special Offer
Ship : MS Cyrano de Bergerac Ship category : PREMIUM
Departure 06/14/2023
Arrival 06/20/2023
FROM $ 3,037 PP
Ship : MS Cyrano de Bergerac Ship category : PREMIUM
Departure 06/29/2023
Arrival 07/05/2023
FROM $ 2,126 PP
$ 3,037
Special Offer
Ship : MS Cyrano de Bergerac Ship category : PREMIUM
Departure 07/14/2023
Arrival 07/20/2023
FROM $ 2,803 PP
Ship : MS Cyrano de Bergerac Ship category : PREMIUM
Departure 07/29/2023
Arrival 08/04/2023
FROM $ 2,803 PP
Ship : MS Cyrano de Bergerac Ship category : PREMIUM
Departure 08/13/2023
Arrival 08/19/2023
FROM $ 2,803 PP
Ship : MS Cyrano de Bergerac Ship category : PREMIUM
Departure 08/28/2023
Arrival 09/03/2023
FROM $ 2,803 PP
Ship : MS Cyrano de Bergerac Ship category : PREMIUM
Departure 10/03/2023
Arrival 10/09/2023
FROM $ 3,037 PP
Ship : MS Cyrano de Bergerac Ship category : PREMIUM
Departure 10/18/2023
Arrival 10/24/2023
FROM $ 2,737 PP
Ship : MS Cyrano de Bergerac Ship category : PREMIUM

* Price based on double occupancy

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  • Child discount (2-9 years) : - 20%
Included :
Not included

Your cruise with all meals from dinner the first evening to breakfast on the final day - all onboard beverages (not including the special lists) - accommodations in double-occupancy, climate-controlled cabin with shower in private bathroom - onboard entertainment - excursion to Royan and its waterfront (D2) - welcome cocktail - gala evening - assistance from our onboard, multi-lingual host/hostess - emergency/repatriation insurance -  excursions included in the package selected - all port fees.

Drinks from our special lists or drinks ordered during excursions or transfers - cancellation and baggage insurance - transfers to/from departure/arrival points(3)  - personal expenses.

Shore Excursions

Day trip in the Arcachon Bay (lunch included)

Departure by coach from Bordeaux for the Bassin d'Arcachon. We will start our tour with a boat trip on the Bassin d'Arcachon. You'll be able to see the Bird Island, the famous "Cabanes tchanquées" houses on stilts and the...

Duration 10h30 Classic
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Guided tour of Saint Emilion and wine tasting

Departure by coach from Libourne for the excursion to Saint-Emilion. Guided tour of the underground monuments in Saint-Emilion village. Your guide will tell you all about the history of the medieval town. You will then visit an exceptional troglodyti...

Duration 3h00 Classic
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Pauillac and the Châteaux du Medoc Route

Departure by coach from Pauillac to discover the Médoc, prestigious wine-growing region. A corner of the world that produces the most prestigious red wines on the planet, tightly wedged between an ocean and an estuary. A mild, humid microclima...

Duration 4h00 Classic
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Guided tour of the Château de Roquetaillade and Cadillac

Departure by coach for the Château de Roquetaillade. This magnificent and prestigious medieval castle is listed as a 12th and 14th centuries historic monument. You will see its medieval keeps, the first Renaissance chimneys in the region (1600)...

Duration 4h30 Classic
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The seaside cities of Rochefort and La Rochelle

We’ll leave by coach for Rochefort. Rochefort was originally chosen by Jean-Baptiste Colbert as a refuge, defense, and supply post for the French navy back in the mid-1660s. Its arsenal remained a naval base and dockyard until as late as 1926....

Duration 10h00 Classic
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Panoramic tour of Royan

Join us for a panoramic tour of Royan, a seaside city and an official French “ville d’Art et d’Histoire.” Villas from the Belle Epoque and the charming “retro” homes from the 1950s line the waterfront. In the Fonci...

Duration 1h00 Classic
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Bordeaux, the Chartrons District, Wine and Commerce Museum

The Chartrons District, Wine and Commerce Museum. Set out with your guide on foot to explore the old neighborhood where wine merchants performed their trade—the Chartrons District. You'll visit the Wine and Commerce Museum to trace the hist...

Duration 3h00 Classic
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Guided tour of Saint Emilion and wine tasting

Departure by coach from Libourne for the excursion to Saint-Emilion. Guided tour of the underground monuments in Saint-Emilion village. Your guide will tell you all about the history of the medieval town. You will then visit an exceptional troglodyti...

Duration 3h00 Classic
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Pauillac and the Châteaux du Medoc Route

Departure by coach from Pauillac to discover the Médoc, prestigious wine-growing region. A corner of the world that produces the most prestigious red wines on the planet, tightly wedged between an ocean and an estuary. A mild, humid microclima...

Duration 4h00 Classic
See more

Guided tour of the Château de Roquetaillade and Cadillac

Departure by coach for the Château de Roquetaillade. This magnificent and prestigious medieval castle is listed as a 12th and 14th centuries historic monument. You will see its medieval keeps, the first Renaissance chimneys in the region (1600)...

Duration 4h30 Classic
See more

The seaside cities of Rochefort and La Rochelle

We’ll leave by coach for Rochefort. Rochefort was originally chosen by Jean-Baptiste Colbert as a refuge, defense, and supply post for the French navy back in the mid-1660s. Its arsenal remained a naval base and dockyard until as late as 1926....

Duration 10h00 Classic
See more

Panoramic tour of Royan

Join us for a panoramic tour of Royan, a seaside city and an official French “ville d’Art et d’Histoire.” Villas from the Belle Epoque and the charming “retro” homes from the 1950s line the waterfront. In the Fonci...

Duration 1h00 Classic
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Day trip in the Arcachon Bay (lunch included)

Departure by coach from Bordeaux for the Bassin d'Arcachon. We will start our tour with a boat trip on the Bassin d'Arcachon. You'll be able to see the Bird Island, the famous "Cabanes tchanquées" houses on stilts and the...

Duration 10h30 Classic
See more

''Pick-me-up'' walk in cadillac

You'll set out for a guided tour on foot of the hillsides in Cadillac. Departing from the port, we will walk along the Garonne River on the former towpaths and then climb up a slope crossing woods and vineyards. During your walk you can admire lo...

Duration 4h00 Discovery
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Helicopter ride of the Médoc and an art and wine tasting

Discover the Médoc Region as never before! Taking off from the Château-d’Arsac, you’ll experience breathtaking views of the prestigious vineyards producing the Margaux wines. You’ll see the point where the Dordogne and...

Duration 0h10 Discovery
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Libourne by bike and wine tasting

Libourne by bike and wine tasting. Guided tour of Libourne. Discover this former English bastide. Located at the confluence of the Isle and Dordogne Rivers, Libourne expanded around its port. We'll see the Saint John the Baptist Church, Abel Surc...

Duration 4h00 Classic
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The seaside cities of Rochefort and La Rochelle

We’ll leave by coach for Rochefort. Rochefort was originally chosen by Jean-Baptiste Colbert as a refuge, defense, and supply post for the French navy back in the mid-1660s. Its arsenal remained a naval base and dockyard until as late as 1926....

Duration 10h00 Classic
See more

Panoramic tour of Royan

Join us for a panoramic tour of Royan, a seaside city and an official French “ville d’Art et d’Histoire.” Villas from the Belle Epoque and the charming “retro” homes from the 1950s line the waterfront. In the Fonci...

Duration 1h00 Classic
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The Bassins des Lumières

The Bassins des Lumières With our guide leading you, discover this unique digital art center within a former submarine base built by the Germans during their occupation of France during World War II. Each year, the center hosts a different mul...

Duration 3h00 Classic
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''Pick-me-up'' walk in cadillac

You'll set out for a guided tour on foot of the hillsides in Cadillac. Departing from the port, we will walk along the Garonne River on the former towpaths and then climb up a slope crossing woods and vineyards. During your walk you can admire lo...

Duration 4h00 Discovery
See more

Helicopter ride of the Médoc and an art and wine tasting

Discover the Médoc Region as never before! Taking off from the Château-d’Arsac, you’ll experience breathtaking views of the prestigious vineyards producing the Margaux wines. You’ll see the point where the Dordogne and...

Duration 0h10 Discovery
See more

Libourne by bike and wine tasting

Libourne by bike and wine tasting. Guided tour of Libourne. Discover this former English bastide. Located at the confluence of the Isle and Dordogne Rivers, Libourne expanded around its port. We'll see the Saint John the Baptist Church, Abel Surc...

Duration 4h00 Classic
See more

The seaside cities of Rochefort and La Rochelle

We’ll leave by coach for Rochefort. Rochefort was originally chosen by Jean-Baptiste Colbert as a refuge, defense, and supply post for the French navy back in the mid-1660s. Its arsenal remained a naval base and dockyard until as late as 1926....

Duration 10h00 Classic
See more

Panoramic tour of Royan

Join us for a panoramic tour of Royan, a seaside city and an official French “ville d’Art et d’Histoire.” Villas from the Belle Epoque and the charming “retro” homes from the 1950s line the waterfront. In the Fonci...

Duration 1h00 Classic
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Ships

Several ships available for this cruise

Valid passport required. Non-EU nationals are advised to consult their embassy or consulate.


For optimal organization of your cruise, the order of the excursions can be modified according to the tides.

(1) Depending on mooring availability, the stopover in Libourne may be replaced by a stopover in Bourg.

*Alcohol can be dangerous to your health. Please drink in moderation.   

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