Discover the Exceptional Region of Bordeaux
aboard MS CYRANO DE BERGERAC
aboard MS CYRANO DE BERGERAC
Historical and oenology ethusiasts, embark on a cruise along the Gironde. You will discover the precious wines from along the Garonne and the Dordogne estuaries. Explore the Medoc following a trail where you will discover a diversity in architecture unique in the world, from mansions to sumptuous buildings such as the Citadelle Vauban. Every shade of blue, from night blue on the walls to the soft blue on the leather sofas, dress every space of the ship. The colour orange brings a touch of pep to the lounge / bar. The upper deck cabins have wide windows with French balconies, the ones on the middle deck have large windows and on the main deck the cabins have portholes. During the cruise, all meals are served in the restaurant which is located on the middle deck. The lounge / bar, at the front of the ship, will welcome passengers during evening entertainment, aperitif games…
Day 1 : BORDEAUX
Ryanair Flight | Malta – Bordeaux FR 925 | 0840-1120
Passengers are welcome to board our ship at 6:00 p.m. After comfortably settling into your cabin, we’ll introduce our crew at a welcome cocktail.
Day 2 : BORDEAUX – CUSSAC-FORT-MEDOC – The Médoc
We will cruise down towards Cussac-Fort-Médoc. In the afternoon, join us for the optional excursions proposed:
CLASSIC: Following the trail of the Grands Crus wines of Médoc(only on pre-booking before departure), a renowned region where the most famous of all red wines in the world are cultivated.
DISCOVERY: Helicopter flight over the Médoc and tasting.*
We’ll return on board for dinner and an evening of entertainment.
Day 3 : CUSSAC-FORT-MEDOC – Gironde Estuary – BLAYE(2)
We’ll start sailing early this morning towards Blaye, whose Citadel built by Vauban is not to be missed. Join us on the optional excursions proposed:
CLASSIC: The Route de la Corniche Fleurie and the Blaye Citadel, journey through tradition and authenticity.
DISCOVERY: Tour Blaye and its underground monuments on foot. After our tour, we’ll get to taste some regional products with an excellent glass of wine*.
We’ll return on board and cruise on the Gironde all the way to the estuary. Enjoy an evening of dancing.
Day 4 : BLAYE(2) – LIBOURNE(2) – Saint-Emilion
We’ll cruise to Libourne, a town rich with history and full of character located at the confluence with the Isle and the Dordogne Rivers. Upon arrival, join us for the optional excursions proposed:
CLASSIC: tour of Saint-Emilion.
DISCOVERY: Libourne by bike and wine tasting*.
We’ll return on board in Libourne. Tonight is our festive gala dinner and evening.
Day 5 : LIBOURNE(2) – BORDEAUX
We’ll cruise to Bordeaux this morning. Enjoy one last buffet breakfast on board before disembarking at 11:00 a.m. End of our services.
For an optimal organization of the cruise, the organization of excursions can be modified according to the tide. Note to coach: double-decker buses are not allowed on many roads in Gironde, including Libourne, Saint Emilion, Blaye and Cadillac.
Ryanair Flight – Bordeaux – Malta FR 924 | 1540-1810
We’ll leave by coach with a tour guide for a journey along the Route de la Corniche Fleurie. You’ll see the old, traditional fishing huts on stilts and the remarkable limestone cliffs. We’ll also stop in Bourg to take in the impressive views and walk to the market center where you’ll be able to taste the local figs. After we return to Blaye, we’ll have a guided tour of the citadel built by Vauban, including the monastery and several army barracks. We’ll finish up our tour with a tasting of the famous Blaye “praslines.”
The Chartrons District, Wine and Commerce Museum. Set out with your guide on foot to explore the old neighborhood where wine merchants performed their trade—the Chartrons District. You’ll visit the Wine and Commerce Museum to trace the history of Bordeaux’s classic nectar. We’ll enjoy a tasting of wine.
Departure by coach from Libourne for the excursion to Saint-Emilion. Guided tour of the underground monuments in Saint-Emilion village. Your guide will tell you all about the history of the medieval town. You will then visit an exceptional troglodytic site with, undoubtedly, its most original monument, the Monolithic church. Hewn entirely in limestone, it is the largest in Europe. You will then depart for a visit of a family-owned wine-growing estate, where you will be welcomed by the owner, who will explain the stages of the wine-making process in Saint-Emilion. A commented wine-tasting* session will complete the visit. Return to Libourne by coach.
Departure by coach from Pauillac to discover the Médoc, prestigious wine-growing region. A corner of the world that produces the most prestigious red wines on the planet, tightly wedged between an ocean and an estuary. A mild, humid microclimate which has been favorable to the development of the vines. We will go through most of the Médoc appellations (Saint Julien, Margaux, Haut-Médoc). On the famous Châteaux Route, we will stop to taste the famous wines of the region. On the way you will see major domains such as Châteaux Laffitte-Rothschild, Latour and Mouton Rothschild. Return to the boat at the end of the afternoon.
|Main deck||from €1299 Per Person / Twin Sharing|
|Middle deck||from €1399 Per Person / Twin Sharing|
|Upper deck||from €1450 Per Person / Twin Sharing|
Single supplement: €350
Deposit: €500 per person
Balance due: 10 May 2023
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