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Cruising The Winelands Of France 2019

  • Duration: 8 days
  • Board Basis: Full Board
  • Tour Ref: D2TTRAKBOA

Holiday Summary

  • Travel Type: Air
  • 4 star hotel

​Sample some of France's finest wines as you sail the Garonne and Gironde Rivers, and step ashore in charming towns to admire impressive architecture and picturesque scenery.

​Sample some of France's finest wines as you sail the Garonne and Gironde Rivers, and step ashore in charming towns to admire impressive architecture and picturesque scenery.

PRICE FROM ? £1974 per person
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What's Included

  • ​Return flights from Gatwick with easyJet
  • 7 nights all inclusive on board 4-star premium ship MS Cyrano de Bergerac
  • 20 meals: 7 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 7 dinners and all drinks (excluding Champagne and selected wines)
  • All excursions included
    PLUS...
  • Travelsphere Tour Manager and Local Guide
  • Overseas transfers and other transportation
  • Porterage
  • Captain's welcome cocktail reception
  • Farewell gala dinner
  • Onboard evening entertainment
  • ​Visit the Médoc, a region renowned for its fine red wines
  • Journey along the scenic Corniche road
  • Exclusive to Travelsphere, included tour of the UNESCO-listed Blaye Citadel
  • Discover the architectural gems of charming St Émilion
  • Explore Château de Roquetailladeand historic Cadillac
  • Guided tour of Bordeaux – a region renowned for its wines
  • Discover the beauty of Arcachon Bay

Not Included

Itinerary

  • DAY 1 UK/Bordeaux
  • ​After your flight to Bordeaux, we'll transfer you to your ship early this evening. Before dinner on board you're invited to a welcome cocktail reception, where you'll meet the captain and crew.​
  • DAY 2 Pauillac
  • ​Take in the views as we cruise the Garonne and Gironde Rivers to the city of Pauillac. In the afternoon we're going to visit Médoc, a region famed for its elegant red wines. You'll see famous names such as Châteaux Laffitte-Rothschild, Latour and Mouton Rothschild, and of course a wine-tasting is included. We'll then return to the ship to enjoy a relaxed evening of entertainment.
  • DAY 3 Blaye
  • ​Your morning is spent on board the ship cruising the Gironde to its estuary and on to Blaye. The region is noted for its Côtes de Blaye red wines, made in nearby vineyards, and its impressive citadel. Ashore we're going to head off on a tour along the Corniche road, a narrow and picturesque route which runs alongside the Dordogne and offers scenic views. You'll also explore Blaye's citadel and its fortifications on an exclusive guided tour.
  • DAY 4 Libourne
  • ​After breakfast we cruise along the Dordogne River, a tributary of the Gironde that rises in the Massif du Sancy in the Auvergne. At this point, the Dordogne Valley is marked by a series of major dams, including the impressive Barrage de l'Aigle, which is surrounded by a steep wooded valley. On arrival at Libourne, we're going to step ashore to visit the beautiful medieval village of St Émilion, renowned for its production of full-bodied red wines. Back on board the ship, your entertainment this evening is provided by the crew.
  • DAY 5 Cadillac
  • Today we cruise the Gironde River, and the Garonne River, which rises in the Pyrenees. Our port of call today is the walled town of Cadillac, whose vineyards produce sweet white wines from Semillon, Sauvignon Blanc and Muscadelle grapes. Once ashore we're going to make our way to the impressive Château de Roquetaillade. The ramparts, towers and dungeons of this imposing fortified castle date back to the Middle Ages, and it has been inhabited by the same family for more than 700 years. Back on board the ship enjoy a relaxed evening we set sail for Bordeaux.
  • DAY 6 Bordeaux
  • Your port of call today is Bordeaux, one of the world's most famous wine regions. The city is UNESCO-listed and together we'll discover its many architectural highlights on an included tour.
  • DAY 7 Bordeaux
  • ​As we sail into the heart of Arcachon Bay, you'll discover a stunning natural landscape peppered with oyster-fishing villages and sandy beaches. We'll step ashore in one of its picturesque ports for a stroll and an included lunch. There's a treat in store tonight in the shape of a special farewell gala dinner on board the ship hosted by the captain and crew.
  • DAY 8 Bordeaux/UK
  • ​Enjoy breakfast on board before disembarking the ship. We'll then transfer you to the airport for your flight back to the UK.
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Accommodation

    • MS Cyrano de Bergerac
    • MS Cyrano de Bergarac is a 3 deck boat, it features full air-conditioning throughout the vessel and in all cabins. Other facilities include; lounge with dance floor and bar, bar with TV, video and terrace, restaurant, large sun deck with loungers, shop and lift.
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Optional Excursions

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Further Information

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