2 Mighty Rivers - The Gironde Estuary and The Arcachon Bay

7-Night Cruise Bordeaux to Bordeaux

Bordeaux Cruise

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2017 Departure Dates & Pricing

Bordeaux to Bordeaux (BOA) - 8 days

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Ship - Princesse D' Aquitaine, Cyrano de Bergerac

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Detailed Itinerary:

Day 1: Bordeaux (Embarkation Day)

Passengers are welcome to board between 6:00 p.m. After comfortably settling into your cabin, enjoy a welcome cocktail with the crew before dinner. Enjoy an evening of onboard entertainment.

DAY 2: BORDEAUX - PAUILLAC

We will cruise down the Garonne to the Gironde, passing alongside the islands of Cazeau and Patiras before reaching Pauillac.
OPTIONAL excursion proposed: Helicopter ride: 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! (Flight subject to favorable weather conditions. RESERVATIONS MUST BE MADE BEFORE THE CRUISE BEGINS AND ARE SUBJECT TO AVAILABILITY).

In afternoon, excursions proposed:

CLASSIC: Visit the Médoc —a renowned region where the most famous of all red wines in the world are cultivated. We also have the opportunity to see the “must see” châteaux Lafite-Rothschild, Latour and Mouton Rothschild.

DISCOVERY (additional fee): Medoc: Biking, wine and cheese. Get ready to discover the history, architecture and out-of-the-way places in this exceptionally beautiful area. What better reward for the effort than a lovely glass of grand cru and some regional cheeses served in a prestigious château in the heart of Pauillac.

We'll return on board for dinner and an evening of entertainment. We'll remain in port overnight.

DAY 3: PAUILLAC - GIRONDE ESTUARY - BLAYE

We start out early this morning, cruising along the Gironde to the estuary. We'll arrive in Blaye at 2:00 p.m. Excursions proposed:
CLASSIC: The Route de la Corniche Fleurie and the Blaye Citadel.

DISCOVERY (additional fee): We'll leave on foot to visit the Blaye Citadel, built in the 17th century by Vauban in order to better protect the city of Bordeaux.

We'll return on board for dinner and an evening of entertainment. We'll remain in port overnight.

DAY 4: BLAYE - LIBOURNE or BOURG *

We'll begin to cruise early this morning, heading towards Libourne*. We join the river Dordogne, arriving in the early afternoon. Excursion common for both the classic and the discovery excursions packages: Saint-Emilion.

We'll return to the ship in Libourne at the end of the afternoon. Tonight's entertainment will be provided by the crew.

* Depending on docking availability, stopover in Libourne may be replaced by Bourg. In this event, order of excursions could be altered.

DAY 5: LIBOURNE or BOURG* - CADILLAC

We'll spend the morning cruising to Cadillac. Excursions proposed:
CLASSIC: Château de Roquetaillade and Cadillac.

DISCOVERY (additional fee): You'll set out for a guided tour on foot of the hillsides in Cadillac. You'll cross the city, passing in front of the imposing Château des Ducs d'Épernon before hiking up the vineyard trails to some of the most beautiful points of view of the river found in the area.

We'll return on board, and the rest of the evening is yours to do as you please. We'll remain in port overnight.

* Depending on docking availability, stopover in Libourne may be replaced by Bourg. In this event, order of excursions could be altered.

DAY 6: CADILLAC - BORDEAUX

Today we continue our cruise back to Bordeaux, arriving in the early afternoon. Excursions proposed:
CLASSIC: Guided tour of Bordeaux.
DISCOVERY: We'll leave by bike from the Quai des Chartrons to see the locations and monuments in Bordeaux that have been listed as UNESCO World Heritage sites. Cycling along the Garonne to the Pont de Pierre, keep an eye out for the many amusing mascarons decorating the building facades.
We return on board for dinner, and the rest of the evening is free.

DAY 7: BORDEAUX

Excursion common for both the classic and the discovery excursions packages: The heart of Arcachon Bay. We will begin the tour with a visit to the oyster farms and museum situated at Port de Larros. Discover French oyster farming and its history. We'll end our visiting with a tasty sampling. We will have lunch in a local restaurant (excluding drinks). Then back on the road to Arcachon, for a boat trip through Arcachon Bay to admire the Ile aux Oiseaux, the iconic stilted cabins (cabanes tchanquées) and the oyster farms from the deck. We will then head to the Great Dune of Pilat, the highest sand dune in Europe. The view from the top is awe-inspiring. We'll return to Bordeaux at the end of the day. Tonight is our gala evening.

DAY 8: BORDEAUX (Disembarkation Day)

Enjoy breakfast before disembarking at 9:00 a.m. End of our services.

Advisements:

  • A valid passport is required for travel. Passports must be valid at least 6 months after the last day of travel.
  • Please check visa requirements with your local consulate(s); responsibility for obtaining visas rests with the traveler.
  • For reasons of navigation and passenger safety, the cruise operator and the Captain of the ship reserve the right to modify the itinerary of the cruise .
  • Until further notice, it is only possible to select one of the 2 excursions packages on offer. You will thus only be able to book the Classic Package (included in the cruise price), OR the Dynamic Package (requires an additional fee) . Please advise at the time of booking the excursion package you wish to choose.

2017 Departure Dates

Start City
Rates are in $ USD and are PER PASSENGER sharing a twin cabin and the SINGLE PASSENGER rate.
From Bordeaux
Cruise Embarkation Date
Ship
Lower Deck Cabin w/ fixed window - 2 twin beds (port hole on Cyrano de Bergerac)
Middle Deck Cabin w/ picture window - 2 twin beds
Upper Deck Cabin w/ large window (french balcony on Cyrano de Bergerac) - 2 twin beds
Lower Deck Suite w/ port hole-1 double bed
Lower Deck Cabin w/ fixed window - 2 twin beds (port hole on Cyrano de Bergerac) - Single Passenger Rate
Middle Deck Cabin w/ picture window - Single Passenger Rate
Upper Deck Cabin w/ large window (french balcony on Cyrano de Bergerac) - Single Passenger Rate
Lower Deck Suite w/ port hole-1 double bed Single Passenger Rate
Apr 3, 2017
Princesse d'Aqutaine
$2,297
-
$2,511
$2,549
$2,766
-
$2,980
$3,018
Apr 6, 2017
Cyrano de Bergerac
$2,511
$2,700
$2,730
-
$2,980
$3,169
$3,199
-
Apr 15, 2017
Princesse d'Aqutaine
$2,297
-
$2,511
$2,549
$2,766
-
$2,980
$3,018
Apr 18, 2017
Cyrano de Bergerac
$2,511
$2,700
$2,730
-
$2,980
$3,169
$3,199
-
Apr 27, 2017
Princesse d'Aqutaine
$2,297
-
$2,511
$2,549
$2,766
-
$2,980
$3,018
Apr 30, 2017
Cyrano de Bergerac
$2,511
$2,700
$2,730
-
$2,980
$3,169
$3,199
-
May 9 , 2017
Princesse d'Aqutaine
$2,480
-
$2,696
$2,733
$2,949
-
$3,165
$3,202
May 12, 2017
Cyrano de Bergerac
$2,690
$2,878
$2,909
-
$3,159
$3,347
$3,378
-
May 21, 2017
Princesse d'Aqutaine
$2,480
-
$2,696
$2,733
$2,949
-
$3,165
$3,202
May 24, 2017
Cyrano de Bergerac
$2,690
$2,878
$2,909
-
$3,159
$3,347
$3,378
-
Jun 2 , 2017
Princesse d'Aqutaine
$2,480
-
$2,696
$2,733
$2,949
-
$3,165
$3,202
Jun 5, 2017
Cyrano de Bergerac
$2,690
$2,878
$2,909
-
$3,159
$3,347
$3,378
-
Jun 14, 2017
Princesse d'Aqutaine
$2,480
-
$2,696
$2,733
$2,949
-
$3,165
$3,202
Jun 17, 2017
Cyrano de Bergerac
$2,690
$2,878
$2,909
-
$3,159
$3,347
$3,378
-
Jun 26, 2017
Princesse d'Aqutaine
$2,480
-
$2,696
$2,733
$2,949
-
$3,165
$3,202
Jun 29, 2017
Cyrano de Bergerac
$2,690
$2,878
$2,909
-
$3,159
$3,347
$3,378
-
Jul 8, 2017
Princesse d'Aqutaine
$2,297
-
$2,511
$2,550
$2,766
-
$2,980
$3,019
Jul 11, 2017
Cyrano de Bergerac
$2,511
$2,700
$2,730
-
$2,980
$3,169
$3,199
-
Jul 20, 2017
Princesse d'Aqutaine
$2,297
-
$2,511
$2,550
$2,766
-
$2,980
$3,019
Jul 23, 2017
Cyrano de Bergerac
$2,511
$2,700
$2,730
-
$2,980
$3,169
$3,199
-
Aug 1 , 2017
Princesse d'Aqutaine
$2,297
-
$2,511
$2,550
$2,766
-
$2,980
$3,019
Aug 4, 2017
Cyrano de Bergerac
$2,511
$2,700
$2,730
-
$2,980
$3,169
$3,199
-
Aug 13, 2017
Princesse d'Aqutaine
$2,297
-
$2,511
$2,550
$2,766
-
$2,980
$3,019
Aug 16, 2017
Cyrano de Bergerac
$2,511
$2,700
$2,730
-
$2,980
$3,169
$3,199
-
Aug 25, 2017
Princesse d'Aqutaine
$2,297
-
$2,511
$2,550
$2,766
-
$2,980
$3,019
Aug 28, 2017
Cyrano de Bergerac
$2,511
$2,700
$2,730
-
$2,980
$3,169
$3,199
-
Sep 6 , 2017
Princesse d'Aqutaine
$2,480
-
$2,696
$2,733
$2,949
-
$3,165
$3,202
Sep 9, 2017
Cyrano de Bergerac
$2,690
$2,878
$2,909
-
$3,159
$3,347
$3,378
-
Sep 18, 2017
Princesse d'Aqutaine
$2,480
-
$2,696
$2,733
$2,949
-
$3,165
$3,202
Sep 21, 2017
Cyrano de Bergerac
$2,690
$2,878
$2,909
-
$3,159
$3,347
$3,378
-
Sep 30, 2017
Princesse d'Aqutaine
$2,480
-
$2,696
$2,733
$2,949
-
$3,165
$3,202
Oct 3, 2017
Cyrano de Bergerac
$2,511
$2,700
$2,730
-
$2,980
$3,169
$3,199
-
Oct 12, 2017
Princesse d'Aqutaine
$2,297
-
$2,511
$2,549
$2,766
-
$2,980
$3,018
Oct 15, 2017
Cyrano de Bergerac
$2,511
$2,700
$2,730
-
$2,980
$3,169
$3,199
-
Important: Dates, prices & itineraries are subject to change.

Prices Include:

Accommodation in double cabin with air conditioning, shower/WC • Full board cruise from dinner of the first day to the breakfast of  the last day • Drinks included with onboard meals (wine, water, beer, fruit juices and coffee) • Drinks consumed at the bar (excluding champagne & drinks from the wine list) • Onboard entertainment • Welcome Cocktail • The Gala Evening • The assistance of our hostess on board • The Classic Excursions Package • Lunch at local restaurant in Arcachon Bay • Port charges

Prices Do Not Include:

Individual arrival and departure (airfare; transfers) • Champagne ordered at the bar and all drinks on the wine list • The drinks taken while on excursions or transfers • The Discovery Excursions Package • Travel Cancellation Insurance • Gratuities • Personal expenses

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