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Cruise along Garonne and Dordogne, two of France’s most scenic rivers, as you enjoy a relaxing journey through one of Europe’s most famous wine regions. Travel through steep-sided rocky valleys, with a fabulous panorama over the rolling meadows and impressive foothills of the Basque region. Discover the scenic Gironde Estuary and its authentic, traditional wooden fishermen’s huts dotted around the attractive inlets. Explore Bordeaux – with its broad boulevards and quaint Old Town, the UNESCO-protected city boasts a diversity that makes it exciting to visit. Discover the world-famous wine regions of Pauillac and The Médoc.
An escorted experience and all travel arrangements
Delicious meals included
On arrival in the French capital, connect with your onward rail service and continue southwards through the countryside to Bordeaux – the centre of one of the world’s most famous wine regions, set on the banks of the Garonne. Here transfer to the floating hotel for six nights, the 5-Star MS Cyrano de Bergerac.
This morning cruise into the scenic Gironde Estuary. After taking in the charming scenes at a relaxed pace, arrive in Pauillac, a sleepy port whose quayside is lined with fine, grand stone houses. Following lunch on board we visit the renowned Médoc wine region on an optional excursion. The excursion follows the famous Châteaux Route and the spectacular château of Lafite-Rothschild.
Spend a leisurely morning cruising further into the Gironde Estuar. In the afternoon arrive in Blaye, the starting point for your excursion to the idyllic walled village of Bourg. On your way back to Blaye make a short stop at the town’s imposing citadel. Constructed in the late 17th century, the majestic fortress is now a UNESCO World Heritage site.
Continue your cruise, navigating the Gironde and joining the peaceful Dordogne River as you make our way to the attractive wine town of Libourne. Disembarking, travel to St Emilion for a guided tour of this UNESCO listed city before visiting the exceptional Troglodyte cave of St Emilion himself, as well as the largest monolithic church in Europe.
Today arrive in the marvellous walled town of Cadillac, with its rich history dating back to the 13th century. This afternoon take a tour of the Roquetaillade Chateau, a magnificent 12th-century listed monument.
Following a leisurely morning on board, this afternoon arrive back in Bordeaux, a beautiful city brimming with 18th-century grandeur. With its broad boulevards and quaint Old Town, the UNESCO-protected city boasts a diversity that makes it exciting to visit.
After a final breakfast on board, this morning disembark the ship and transfer to Bordeaux station. Here you take the train to Paris, where you connect with the Eurostar service back to London St Pancras International.
Enjoy this river cruise aboard the MS Cyrano de Bergerac which offers great cuisine, an exciting package of included shore excursions and modern amenities on every deck – all combining to make for a wonderfully enjoyable cruise.
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