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Bordeaux's Chateaux Rivers and Wine

Bordeaux's Chateaux Rivers and Wine

  • Route:
  • UK
  • Bordeaux
  • Pauillac
  • Blaye
  • Libourne
  • Cadillac
  • Bordeaux
  • UK
7 DAYS from £1049pp

Tour Highlights

  • All-Inclusive Cruising - all meals and drinks included in the price
  • Visit the quaint French communes of Pauillac and Cadillac
  • Time at leisure in Bordeaux
  • A number of optional excursions are available
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Bordeaux's Chateaux Rivers and Wine

Characterised by opulent chateaux, charming cities spliced by winding cobbled lanes, scenic beauty that flanks the Dordogne and of course, world-renowned wines from sprawling vineyards - our seven day cruise affords you the opportunity to undertake fantastic optional trips, that include an exhilarating helicopter ride over Medoc and a tempting wine tasting experience.

River Cruise Itinerary

Day 1: UK to Bordeaux

Depart London on your scheduled flight to Bordeaux-Merignac Airport, where you will be transferred to your ship to meet the crew and enjoy a welcome cocktail, before an evening of onboard entertainment.

  • Dinner

Day 2: Bordeaux and Pauillac

Your scenic cruise will begin along the winding Garonne River, later joining the Gironde before you arrive in Pauillac. A number of optional excursions are available including a tour of the Medoc region home to world-renowned wines and a once in a lifetime helicopter ride over the area's vineyard encircled chateaux.

Optional Excursions

  • Morning Medoc by Helicopter Trip (Please note that this extension must be pre-booked prior to your departure) - £105pp
  • Afternoon Medoc & Pauillac Tour (Please note that this extension must be pre-booked prior to your departure) - £49pp

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 3: Pauillac and Blaye

Set sail this morning along the Gironde, arriving early in the afternoon at the charming village of Blaye. You will then embark on an excursion that is centred around the Citadel of Blaye, a 17th century defence structure which provides superb views across the estuary. Later today head back to your ship for an evening of entertainment.

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 4: Blaye and Libourne

Continue your cruise along the River Dordogne, a route famed for stunning landscapes crowned by quaint villages. Arrive within the sleepy commune of Libourne, whereby you may explore the wine-making capital of northern Gironde or undertake an optional excursion to Saint-Emilion, a medieval town globally renowned for its neighbouring vineyards, overlooked by a towering limestone church.

Optional Excursions

  • Afternoon in Saint Emilion - EUR 60pp

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 5: Libourne and Cadillac

Following your morning voyage, arrive in the charming town of Cadillac. Today's optional trip involves a guided tour of Cadillac, and the imposing royal abode of Chateau de Roquetaillade. Return to your ship later today for an evening to unwind.

Optional Excursions

  • Afternoon Roquetaillade & Cadillac - EUR 62pp

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Day 6 - 7

Included in the Price

  • Included Air-conditioned, en suite cabins on board our hand-picked vessels
  • Included Return flights from London. Regional flights and Eurostar are available on selected cruises.
  • Included All-Inclusive - Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily are taken onboard the ship. Tables seat 6 people, so you'll be able to converse and socialise with new friends, whilst never feeling crowded together. Tea and coffee are available on board ship as well as unlimited soft drinks and alcoholic drinks, including a variety of wines and beer, both during meals and at the bar. (Premium brands are available at an extra cost).
  • Included Entertainment on board your ship
  • Included Return transfers to/from airport/station to ship
  • Included Complete Financial Protection: Fully ABTA & ATOL protected

Important Information


A visa is not required for your entry into France. Further advice should be sought from the applicable tourist authority for other nationalities and for general queries. We strongly advise you check your destinations' Tourist Board or Embassy for the most up-to-date guidelines regarding passport validity.


You must obtain suitable travel insurance prior to departure. Mercury Holidays is partnered with Holiday Extras which offer insurance at the following prices:

Age in YearsUp to 6465 - 7475 - 85
Up to 10 days cover£21£42£62

For all persons 86 years and over, please contact us for insurance prices. Please ensure you provide us with the name of your insurer, policy number and their 24 hour emergency contact number as soon as possible. Mercury Holidays will not be liable for any costs incurred by you due to your failure to take out suitable travel insurance from the date of booking.


If booking more than 90 days before departure a deposit of £250pp will need to be paid at the time of booking with the full amount payable 90 days prior to departure. The deposit applies to adults and children. If you are within 90 days of travel then the full balance of the holiday will be payable.

Health and Vaccinations

It is your responsibility to check any health and vaccination requirements applicable to your booked arrangements. We can only provide general information about this. Health and hygiene facilities and disease risks vary from country to country. You should take health advice about your own needs as early as possible and in good time before your departure. Sources of information include;,,, your General Practitioner or a specialist clinic.

Physical Accessibility

This cruise is accessible to most people with an average level of fitness. It involves some climbing of steep steps, and getting on and off boats. This tour is not suitable for anyone with walking difficulties.

Cruise Director

An English speaking Cruise Director will be on board your cruise to help with any queries that you may have. They will not accompany you on land, this will be your free time to explore each city at your leisure. Airport transfers will be with an English speaking driver.

Currency Information

The currency in France is the Euro, We recommend that you exchange your currency before you leave the UK, however cash machines are available in all the major cities to withdraw money in the local currency.

Personal Expenses

You will need to take some extra money with you to cover any dinners where these are not mentioned on your itinerary and personal purchases, such as souvenirs, extra drinks and snacks. Approximately £200-£300 will be sufficient for the duration of the tour.

Tour Dates & Prices

Depart UKArrive UKPriceBook Now
2017 Dates
25 Aug 201731 Aug 2017£1079ppBook
2018 Dates
16 May 201822 May 2018£1049ppBook
09 Jun 201815 Jun 2018£1249ppBook
01 Sep 201807 Sep 2018£1299ppBook
01 Oct 201807 Oct 2018£1179ppBook
Cabin Upgrades

Treat yourself to a better vista! Cabin and Deck upgrades are available for an additional supplement. For prices and availability please call our Reservations Consultants or Book Online.

Single Cabins

If you're travelling alone single cabins are available for a small supplement. For prices and availability please call our Reservations Consultants or Book Online.

Optional Excursions:

  • Morning Medoc by Helicopter Trip (Please note that this extension must be pre-booked prior to your departure) - £105pp
  • Afternoon Medoc & Pauillac Tour (Please note that this extension must be pre-booked prior to your departure) - £49pp
  • Afternoon in Saint Emilion - EUR 60pp
  • Afternoon Roquetaillade & Cadillac - EUR 62pp
  • Afternoon Bordeaux Guided Tour - EUR 52pp

Important Notice

The Captain and Croisieurope reserve the right to alter/modify an itinerary at any time, should safety or external circumstances make this necessary, changes are also subject to tides. Some of the highlights may only be seen on optional excursions at an additional cost, or by exploring independently.

MS Cyrano de Bergerac

81 invitingly decorated cabins. Enjoy a drink from the bar whilst relaxing on the vessel's terrace.
06th April, 05th June & 29th June departures

Princess Aquitaine

69 cabins, each with a panoramic window. A spacious sun deck, an attractive lounge space with terrace are all on offer.
21st May & 25th August departures

Both vessels boast the following facilities...


All cabins are equipped with shower and toilet, hairdryer, satellite TV, radio, safe. Spaced across the Upper and Main Decks, all cabins are outside facing and located above the water affording outstanding views from the large picture window.

All-inclusive Dining

Your day will always begin with an impressive buffet breakfast. Chefs prepare succulent 3-course meals for lunch and dinner which are served in the onboard restaurant. Midday and evening meals are paired with excellent and carefully chosen beers and wines, included in the price. An open bar is available throughout the voyage (not including Champagne, special wines, premium spirits or fine brandies).

Life Onboard

All cruises start with a welcoming cocktail reception where you'll meet the captain, crew and staff of your ship. Facilities onboard include a comfortable lounge for your enjoyment and relaxation as well as a souvenir shop. FREE Wifi is available in lounge bar and reception. The sun deck offers a panoramic view of the landscape's beauty as you cruise.

Cruise Map

Bordeaux's Chateaux Rivers and Wine Route Map

Download Tour Dossier - 2018

Fact File

  • Currency: Euro
  • Average Flying time: 1 hour
  • Minimum temperature: 12°C
  • Maximum temperature: 27°C

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