Taste of Bordeaux
FRC-161107/155262 Gironde/Garonne
8 Nights
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Additional £112 per person

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D Piano Window £199
C Violin & Cello French Balcony £599
B Violin & Cello French Balcony £733
A Violin French Balcony £799
A+ Violin French Balcony £1,466
S Violin French Balcony £1,599

At A Glance

What's Included

  • 7 nights luxury accommodation in an outside stateroom
  • Entertainment on Demand system featuring, movies, TV shows, news and music
  • Sauternes wine tasting
  • Visit the Bourg festival of wine and music
  • Farewell Dinner and Illuminations Cruise in Bordeaux
  • All onboard meals
  • Complimentary wine, beer and soft drinks at lunch and dinner
  • Complimentary tours and excursions
  • Complimentary bicycles
  • Cocktail receptiona and Captain's Gala Dinner
  • Free Wi-Fi throughout the ship
  • Spa & Fitness Room
  • Daily entertainment including cultural performances
  • Captain’s Welcome Cocktail and Dinner
  • La Chaîne des Rôtisseurs exclusive dining experience
  • Knowledgeable guides
  • Personal headset for easy exploration

What's Not Included

  • Gratuities
  • Personal expenses such as laundry, telephone/fax calls, camera/video fees, medical expenses, airport departure tax, travel insurance, visas, excess baggage fees etc.
  • Salon & Massage Services
  • Beverages and food not on the regular table d’hôte menu
  • Governmental or local taxes/ fees and fuel surcharges
  • Airfare and overseas transfers
Itinerary
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Day 1
Bordeaux, France

As you may already know, Bordeaux is renowned for its wines – many of which are considered among the best in the world. The petit Museum of Bordeaux Wine and Trade is housed in the building of an old wine merchant and offers an insight into the production of wine and even a chance to sample selected wines. If you are looking to soak up the culture and atmosphere of Bordeaux, consider taking a stroll along Sainte-Catherine Street, in the Pedestrian Centre. Alternatively, you could climb 243 steps of the tower of Saint-Michel and enjoy unparalleled views over Bordeaux.

2
Day 2
Cadillac, France

The village of Cadillac is located in the Gironde department in Aquitaine, in south-western France and on the right bank of the Garonne River. In 1280, the Grailly family - otherwise known as the lords of Cadillac - founded the walled town and it is where the dukes of Epernon built their magnificent chateau. Within the city, you can also see the gates and ramparts of the chateau, along with the central square – which is home to towering arches, ancient houses and a church which dates back to the 15th century.

From Cadillac, you can visit the nearby chateau at Roquetaillade, which is a famous listed historic monument dating back to the 12th and 14th centuries. In Roquetaillade, you can also visit a castle keep which dates back to the Middle Ages and the first ever Renaissance chimneys in the region – which date back to 1600.

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Day 3
Pauillac, France

Situated on the Gironde estuary in Aquitaine, Paulliac gives perfect access to the vineyards at Chateaux de Medoc. Because of its fantastic vineyard connections, Paulliac is also home to three of Bordeaux’s five first growth wines: Chateau Lafite Rothschild, Chateau Latour, and Chateau Mouton Rothschild. You will find plenty of well-preserved block stone houses to marvel at, once owned to nobility they rest nobly along the quayside.

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Day 4
Bourg, France

The medieval village of Bourg sits close to the UNESCO World Heritage destinations of Blaye, Bordeaux, and St Emilion. Situated close to the Gironde estuary, Bourg is ideally located at the confluence of the Dordogne and Garonne rivers. The village is located within medieval walls, which were built during Roman times and later fortified by the English. In addition to a well-maintained architectural tradition, the village is also known for being the former home of legendary French corsair, Jean Bart.

4
Day 4
Blaye, France

Located in Aquitane in south-western France, on the Gironde estuary, the town of Blaye is home to a magnificent and imposing citadel. Built by Vaubin, the citadel overhangs the estuary and offers spectacular views over the Gironde. Inside the citadel, you will find the ruins of an old Gothic chateau containing the tomb of Charibert II, king of Aquitane and son of Clotaire II. It has historically been defended by two 17th century forts: Fort Pate - on a nearby river island, and Fort Medoc - on the left bank. From here, it is also possible to visit the village of Bourg, which was built on a rocky outcrop and protected by medieval ramparts.

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Day 5
Libourne, France

Situated in northern Gironde is the commune of Libourne – which is regarded as the wine marking capital of the region. It sits at the confluence of the Isle and Dordogne rivers in Aquitane, in south-western France. Within the commune sits a Gothic church, which was restored in the 19th century and features a 71 metre-high stone spire. Along the quay sits a machicolated clock tower, which is a remnant of the 14th century defensive walls. Libourne is also home to a small town house, which is home to a museum and library and is a quaint relic of the 16th century.

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Day 6
Cubzac-Les-Ponts, France

The town of Cubzac-les-Ponts, also known more simply as Cubzac, is situated in the Gironde department in Aquitane, southern France. Located 20km southwest of Bordeaux, Cubzac is an important crossing point of the Dordogne River and has three bridges – one of which was designed by Gustave Eiffel. As part of the vibrant wine region, Cubzac is home to an array of wine chateaux and has developed its own sparkling wine. Beyond this, there are two significant landmarks in the town including the Saint-Julien Church – which houses an 18th-century painting of the Baptism of Christ, and the ruins of the Four Sons of Amon Castle.

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Day 6
Bordeaux, France

As you may already know, Bordeaux is renowned for its wines – many of which are considered among the best in the world. The petit Museum of Bordeaux Wine and Trade is housed in the building of an old wine merchant and offers an insight into the production of wine and even a chance to sample selected wines. If you are looking to soak up the culture and atmosphere of Bordeaux, consider taking a stroll along Sainte-Catherine Street, in the Pedestrian Centre. Alternatively, you could climb 243 steps of the tower of Saint-Michel and enjoy unparalleled views over Bordeaux.