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Beautiful Bordeaux & The Dordogne Cruise (Rail & Cruise)

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Save £300 per person on selected cabin upgrades when you book on or before 7th April 2020 -  if booking online discount will be applied post booking.

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(Tour code: BBR20)

Cruise through one of Europe’s most famous wine regions

History, good food and great wine are in abundance on this hugely inclusive cruise. Make visits to Bordeaux and the Médoc wine region, learn the history of St Emilion and uncover the buried secrets of Blaye.

  • MS Cyrano de Bergerac
  • Bordeaux
  • Pauillac
  • The Médoc Wine Region
  • Blaye
  • Libourne
  • St Emilion
  • Cadillac
What’s Included
  • Standard Class Rail
  • Optional Bag Concierge
  • 6-night cruise aboard the MS Cyrano de Bergerac
    6 Breakfasts, 5 Lunches, 6 Dinners

Beautiful Bordeaux & The Dordogne Cruise (Rail & Cruise) 2020Tour Details

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Day 1 Eurostar

London to Bordeaux

From London St Pancras International, travel on the to Paris. On arrival in the French capital, connect with the onward rail service to Bordeaux - the centre of one of the world's most famous wine regions and set on the banks of the Garonne - then transfer to the Five-Star MS Cyrano de Bergerac.

  • Dinner
Day 2 Pauillac

Wines of Médoc

This morning cruise into the scenic Gironde Estuary and moor in Pauillac. Following lunch on board, visit the renowned Médoc wine region on an included excursion. Follow the famous Châteaux Route, with views of the area's noted stately homes, including the spectacular château of Lafite-Rothschild.

  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 3 Blaye

Route de la Corniche Fleurie or Blaye

Spend a leisurely morning cruising further into the Gironde Estuary, passing ancient Troglodyte dwellings and Meschers-sur-Gironde. Arrive in Blaye this afternoon, starting point for an afternoon of possible excursions. Your first option is a trip along the Route de la Corniche and a visit to the walled village of Bourg. Otherwise you could choose to take a tour of Blaye Citadel, including a tasting of local specialities.

  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Days 4-5 St Emilion
St Emilion

Libourne & St Emilon

Early this morning leave Blaye and join the peaceful Dordogne River on the way to the wine town of Libourne. Disembarking, travel to St Emilion for a guided tour before visiting the exceptional Troglodyte cave of St Emilion himself. You'll then call at a family-run vineyard for a tasting of the popular regional wine. Arrive in Cadillac on Day 5 for a tour of the Roquetaillade Chateau.

  • Day 4 - Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 5 - Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 6 Bordeaux


Following a leisurely morning on board, this afternoon we arrive back in Bordeaux, a beautiful city brimming with 18th century grandeur. We take a guided city tour for a deeper insight into Bordeaux and its history. Back on board this evening, sit down to a gala dinner.

  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 7 Eurostar

Return to London

After a final breakfast on board, this morning we disembark and transfer to Bordeaux station. Here we take the high-speed train to Paris, where we connect with the Eurostar service back to London St Pancras International.

  • Breakfast

Departure Times

Provisional departure and return times, where available, can be found together with dates and prices by clicking on the 'Prices & Availability' button. We will write to you around 10 weeks before your departure date with the precise meeting times for your tour group.

What’s included
  • Escorted by a UK Tour Manager and Cruise Director
  • Exclusive meeting point at our St Pancras Departure Office
  • 6-night cruise with breakfast, lunch and dinner each day
  • Tours of Bordeaux and Cadillac
  • The Gironde Estuary, Médoc, Libourne and St Emilion
  • Unique flexible excursions: The Route de la Corniche or underground tour of Blaye Citadel
  • Visit to Roquetaillade Chateau

Not Included

  • Cancellation & Travel Insurance is not included in the price of the tour but can be arranged.
  • Although we pride ourselves on excellent service as standard, we also firmly believe that tipping should be at the discretion of the guest - therefore we don't include tips in the price of our cruises, nor do we add a daily gratuity to your bill. If you do wish to tip, an envelope will be left in your cabin on the final evening for your convenience.

Due to the nature of our tours they are generally unsuitable for those with restricted mobility. If you’d like to discuss any particular holiday with us in this respect, then please don’t hesitate to call us.

Luke Simpson
Helen Laverack
Beautiful Bordeaux & The Dordogne Cruise (Rail & Cruise)

Cruise through one of Europe’s most famous wine regions


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