Five-Star Bordeaux & Dordogne Cruise (Fly & Cruise)
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before 28th May 2019
History, good food and great wine are in abundance on this hugely inclusive cruise. Make visits to Bordeaux and the Médoc wine region, learn the history of St Emilion and uncover the buried secrets of Blaye. This tour is operated by our sister company Great Rail Journeys.
Fly from your choice of airport to Bordeaux - the centre of one of the world's most famous wine regions and set on the banks of the Garonne - then transfer to the Five-Star MS Cyrano de Bergerac.
This morning cruise into the scenic Gironde Estuary and moor in Pauillac. Following lunch on board, visit the renowned Médoc wine region on an included excursion. Follow the famous Châteaux Route, with views of the area's noted stately homes, including the spectacular château of Lafite-Rothschild.
Spend a leisurely morning cruising further into the Gironde Estuary, passing ancient Troglodyte dwellings and Meschers-sur-Gironde. Arrive in Blaye this afternoon, starting point for an afternoon of possible excursions. Your first option is a trip along the Route de la Corniche and a visit to the walled village of Bourg. Otherwise you could choose to take a tour of Blaye Citadel, including a tasting of local specialities.
Early this morning leave Blaye and join the peaceful Dordogne River on the way to the wine town of Libourne. Disembarking, travel to St Emilion for a guided tour before visiting the exceptional Troglodyte cave of St Emilion himself. You'll then call at a family-run vineyard for a tasting of the popular regional wine. Arrive in Cadillac on Day 5 for a tour of the Roquetaillade Chateau.
Following a leisurely morning on board, this afternoon we arrive back in Bordeaux, a beautiful city brimming with 18th century grandeur. We take a guided city tour for a deeper insight into Bordeaux and its history. Back on board this evening, sit down to a gala dinner.
After a final breakfast on board, this morning we disembark and transfer to Bordeaux airport, where we catch our flight back to London.
Provisional departure and return times, where available, can be found together with dates and prices by clicking on the 'Prices & Availability' button. We will write to you around 10 weeks before your departure date with the precise meeting times for your tour group.
Please note: This tour may be suitable for reduced mobility passengers, please call for further information.
Cruise through one of Europe’s most famous wine regions