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£2095

Bordeaux & the Rivers of Wine

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Floating between famous vineyards, Médoc, Margaux and Saint-Émilion among the fine appellations, this is a tour to historic ports, wine châteaux and ‘bastide’ towns, cruising on the Garonne, Dordogne, and Gironde Rivers, from Bordeaux to the Bay of Biscay

“Good cuisine and great wines make a paradise on Earth.” So said King Henry IV. Jules Verne guests will experience both on this glorious journey aboard the MS Cyrano de Bergerac, our top-rated vessel for food, sailing to the best of Bordeaux wine chateaux. The cruise meanders around the confluence of three rivers; the Dordogne, its UNESCO Biosphere banks lined with farms, vineyards and truffle-ground woodlands; the Garonne, part of the Canal des Deux Mers, linking the Med to the Atlantic; and the Gironde, rolling round the Ile de Patiras lighthouse on the last 100km of the route to the Bay of Biscay. All three are dotted with quayside cafés and characterful towns, well placed for touring Medoc’s scenic Road of Chateaux, through little villages and large vineyards; the beaches and innovative buildings of ocean-edge Royan; maritime monuments in historic Rochefort and La Rochelle; catacombs and cobbled streets in atmospheric Saint-Émilion, complemented by the local wine; and a couple of castles, the Cadillac and nearby Château de Roquetaillade. Once as soporific as its rural surrounds, Bordeaux was called the Sleeping Beauty. Now far from sleepy but fabulously beautiful, the city is the star of the show.   

Overview

  • Day 1  - Bordeaux
  • Day 2  - Médoc / Royan
  • Day 3  - Rochefort / La Rochelle / Libourne
  • Day 4  - Saint-Émilion / Bordeaux
  • Day 5  - Cadillac
  • Day 6  - Bordeaux
  • Day 7  - Flight

Overview 2024

  • Days 1 & 2  - Bordeaux
  • Day 3  - Médoc / Royan
  • Day 4  - Rochefort / La Rochelle / Libourne
  • Day 5  - Saint-Émilion / Bordeaux
  • Day 6  - Cadillac
  • Day 7  - Bordeaux
  • Day 8  - Return flight
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Tour Highlights

  • Culture & Riverscapes
  • Excursions Included
  • Drinks Included
  • 2 UNESCO Heritage Sites
  • Jules Verne Representative

Floating between famous vineyards, Médoc, Margaux and Saint-Émilion among the fine appellations, this is a tour to historic ports, wine châteaux and ‘bastide’ towns, cruising on the Garonne, Dordogne, and Gironde Rivers, from Bordeaux to the Bay of Biscay

Notes:

Cabins are available from 5pm on arrival and until 9am on departure (before/after this, luggage storage on board is possible).

Whilst the vessel carries more, the group size specified refers to transfers and excursions.
The programme may be altered due to navigational factors with locks, water levels or congestion at certain sites.

Accommodation

Golden Tulip Bordeaux Euratlantique – Bordeaux

A modern 4-star hotel in the Saint Jean district of Bordeaux. Restaurant, bar, gym and WiFi (free). 110 air-conditioned rooms with hairdryer, safe, mini-fridge, tea/coffee making facilities and satellite TV.
Notes:

per person in a twin/double Main Deck cabin
easyJet from Gatwick

Vessels

MS Cyrano de Bergerac

A Premium vessel launched in 2012 and built to a high standard. The MS Cyrano de Bergerac is registered in France with a mainly European crew and announcements in French and English. For 20 years Jules Verne has been the main UK partner of the innovative French cruise company, CroisiEurope, established over 40 years ago, now boasting the largest European river fleet (over 40 ships), yet still operated by the same family. All drinks, except premium brands are included throughout the cruise. Enjoy International and French cuisine with a choice of wines in an elegant one-sitting dining room. Breakfast is a buffet, lunch and dinner waiter service with the occasional buffet. Reception, lounge bar with small dance floor, sun deck, lift and WiFi (free/limited). 87 air-conditioned cabins with private facilities, hairdryer, safe and TV. 41 twin/double cabins with picture window (134 sq. ft.) on the Upper Deck, 21 twin/double cabins with picture window (134 sq. ft.) on the Middle Deck and 25 twin/double cabins (134 sq. ft.) with porthole on the Main Deck.

Departures & Prices

per person in a twin/double Main Deck cabin
Ryanair from Stansted

September
September 26 (Thursday)

Was £2275

£ 2095

Price Includes:

Air travel and taxes, all port charges, transfers, 1 night accommodation (on 7 night cruise),  6-night cruise, full board and drinks on cruise vessel, excursions, Jules Verne Representative, local expert guides and representatives. If our specially negotiated airfares are unavailable at the time of booking, a supplement may apply.

Not Included:

Travel insurance, optional excursions, tipping, any government taxes or compulsory charges introduced after publication.

 

Notes:
Please note the local city tax to be paid is at present EUR 2.64 per person / per night.

Supplements per person

Tour Only
  • Arrival or departure transfer
  • £62

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