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01756 706500
+44 1756 706500
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Cruise Through The Aquitaine Region

Journey through the heart of Southwest France, renowned for its stunning landscapes and prestigious wines, on this cruise along the Dordogne and Garonne rivers

Cruise Only
6 nights from £1096pp

River Cruise Holiday
  • Bordeaux
  • Bordeaux
  • La Rochelle

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Book by 31 December 2021 and save 5% on 2022 departures!

Flight-inclusive package from just £1422pp!

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Discover the prestigious wines, rich history and spectacular scenery of Bordeaux and Southwest France on this incredible river cruise.

Join your ship in Bordeaux and cruise the Garonne River, before continuing along the Gironde, passing the islands of Cazeau and Patiras before reaching Cussac-Fort-Médoc. Join an optional tour through the Medoc vineyards or opt for the wine and cheese tour. Royan is your gateway to Rochefort and the picturesque city of La Rochelle.

Take the opportunity to explore Saint Emilion, the prestigious Chateau de Roquetaillade, and La Cite du Vin, before spending a final evening in the beautiful city of Bordeaux.

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Day 1 - Bordeaux (France)

Board your ship and begin to cruise to Cussac-Fort-Médoc. Begin on the Garonne River, before entering the Gironde River, where you'll pass the islands of Cazeau and Patiras before reaching Cussac-Fort-Médoc.

Day 2 - Cussac-Fort-Medoc - Gironde Estuary

This morning, there are two optional excursions - a tour through the Médoc vineyards and a "Wine & Cheese" excursion. There is also an optional tour of Royan and its waterfront. Enjoy some free time before returning to the ship. Enjoy an evening of dinner and dancing.

Day 3 - Royan - Rochefort - La Rochelle

There are optional excursions to the seaside cities of Rochefort and La Rochelle. 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. 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. Spend the rest of our day cruising up the Dordogne to Libourne.

Day 4 - Libourne

This morning, join us on an optional excursion for both packages: Saint-Émilion. We’ll enjoy a tasting of local products at the end of our tour. Return to the ship in Libourne and spend the afternoon cruising to Bordeaux. Optional excursion for both packages - guided tour of Bordeaux "by night". Leave by coach for a panoramic tour of the city, where you’ll be able to discover the main monuments, followed by a tour on foot of the old quarter of Bordeaux. Return on board the ship.

Day 5 - Bordeaux - Cadillac

Cruise along the Garonne, getting a good glimpse of Bordeaux from the water as you continue on to Cadillac. This morning, there are two optional excursions - a visit to the magnificent and prestigious Château de Roquetaillade, and a visit to the gourmet market in Cadillac. Spend the afternoon cruising to Bordeaux, and arrive during the evening. Tonight is our festive gala evening.

Day 6 - Arcachon Bay

Optional excursion - the centre of Arcachon Bay. Alternatively, there are two other optional excursions - guided tour of Bordeaux, whose historical area is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and a visit to La Cité du Vin. Lunch will be served on board. Enjoy some free time on your own in the city this afternoon. Dinner and evening entertainment.

Day 7 - Bordeaux

Disembark your ship.

The Captain reserves the right to modify the cruise itinerary.

Price Includes

  • 6 nights accommodation on board on a full-board basis
  • Unlimited complimentary house wine, beer, mineral water and soft drinks on board
  • Entertainment on board
  • Cruise Manager
  • Gala farewell dinner
  • Port taxes
  • Fly-cruise package prices include return flights from the UK and overseas transfers
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2022 Departures £ price per person based on 2 people sharing

  • April
    • Apr 16th - Bordeaux and back - Sailing on: Cyrano de Bergerac From: £1096
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  • May
    • May 6th - Bordeaux and back - Sailing on: Cyrano de Bergerac From: £1280
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      Cruise Only from: £1280 Cruise Only from: £1322 Cruise Only from: £1389 Cruise Only from: £1551 Cruise Only from: £1460 Cruise Only from: £1501
    • May 30th - Bordeaux and back - Sailing on: Cyrano de Bergerac From: £1280
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      Cruise Only from: £1280
  • June
    • Jun 14th - Bordeaux and back - Sailing on: Cyrano de Bergerac From: £1280
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      Cruise Only from: £1280
  • July
    • Jul 14th - Bordeaux and back - Sailing on: Cyrano de Bergerac From: £1136
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      Cruise Only from: £1136 Cruise Only from: £1172 Cruise Only from: £1297 Cruise Only from: £1333 Cruise Only from: £1315 Cruise Only from: £1351
  • August
    • Aug 13th - Bordeaux and back - Sailing on: Cyrano de Bergerac From: £1136
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      Cruise Only from: £1136 Cruise Only from: £1333 Cruise Only from: £1315 Cruise Only from: £1351
  • September
    • Sep 27th - Bordeaux and back - Sailing on: Cyrano de Bergerac From: £1280
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      Cruise Only from: £1280 Cruise Only from: £1442 Cruise Only from: £1483 Cruise Only from: £1460 Cruise Only from: £1501
  • October
    • Oct 12th - Bordeaux and back - Sailing on: Cyrano de Bergerac From: £1280
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      Cruise Only from: £1280 Cruise Only from: £1322 Cruise Only from: £1389 Cruise Only from: £1442 Cruise Only from: £1483 Cruise Only from: £1551 Cruise Only from: £1460 Cruise Only from: £1501 Cruise Only from: £1569

Price Information

  • Single Supplement - £541
Map for Cruise Through The Aquitaine Region