Cruising the Bordeaux Wine Country

  • 9 Day Tour

Day 1

Local departure by coach or Door-to-Door service, then to the Paris area for an overnight stay.

On coach holidays of 7 days’ duration or more and Single Traveller coach holidays, you don’t even have to think about getting to your local joining point.

If you live within 20 miles of one of our free joining point, we’ll pick you up from your home and take you to meet your transfer coach, then return you back home at the end of your holiday. On European coach holidays of 7 days' or more, the cost of this is just £30 per booking each way (Up to 4 people per booking).

If you live a little further afield, you can also take advantage of this convenient option for an additional charge

Please note: If you would like to take up the Door-to-Door service, you will need to call our reservations team as it is not possible to book this service online.

Day 2 - Loire Valley

To the Loire Valley, visiting the pretty town of Blois and Château Chambord. We stay for one night in Chinon

  • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 3 - Bordeaux

To Bordeaux where after some free time we board our ship for a five-night cruise. Enjoy a welcome cocktail party, followed by dinner and entertainment.

  • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 4 - Bordeaux to Pauillac

We cruise down the River Garonne and then join the River Gironde, passing Patiras Island before arriving at Pauillac at lunchtime. Join our included excursion to the Médoc – a renowned region off the beaten track, where the most famous of all red wines in the world are cultivated. We pass through many of the great Médoc appellations, following the famous Châteaux Route. We berth in Pauillac overnight.

  • Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 5 - Pauillac to Gironde Estuary to Blaye

We set sail early this morning, cruising to the Gironde estuary, passing Meschers-sur-Gironde with its steep cliffs, Troglodyte houses and fishermen’s huts, before arriving in Blaye. Join our included excursion by coach along the Corniche, or cliff route. The scenery here is an unusual combination of river, rocks and vines. We stop at the charming village of Bourg, built on a rocky outcrop enclosed by medieval ramparts then return to Blaye, with its citadel.

  • Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 6 - Le Blaye to Cadillac to Saint-Emilion

We cruise past the island of Cazeau, then join the Garonne River, arriving in Cadillac in time for lunch. This afternoon, join our optional excursion to the world-famous ‘wine’ village of Saint-Emilion, where you can sample the wines

  • Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 7 - Cadillac to Bordeaux

We cruise to Bordeaux. Enjoy free time before tonight’s gala dinner and dancing.

  • Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 8

We disembark and travel north by coach to the Paris area for an overnight stay.

  • Included meals: Breakfast

Day 9

Return home.

  • Included meals: Breakfast

Prices are per person, based on two sharing. No single rooms/cabins available.

Extras: optional excursions; travel insurance from £47.95; cabin upgrades.

Cabin upgrade supplements : 

 2-Berth Middle Deck Cabin £100pp
 2-Berth Upper Deck Cabin £120pp


FAQ's about our tours

Certain excursions are included in the price of your holiday. If you choose not to go on an included excursion, for whatever reason, no refunds will be made.
Yes, you will receive one with your Travel Documents, which are sent 7-10 days before departure.
We believe that our holidays may not be suitable for children under 8 years old (except for Disneyland Paris bookings) however, we will consider individual requests on application. Customers aged 18 and under at the time of travel must be accompanied by an adult, parent or guardian aged over 18 years old.
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We do have holidays that are suitable for wheelchair users, however the person using the wheelchair will need to be able to get on and off the coach if a coach tour is booked. Our coaches are not suitable for someone who is wheelchair reliant as we can only take folding wheelchairs that are stored in the luggage compartment.

We cannot guarantee that assistance will be available for the disabled person / wheelchair user and such bookings will only be accepted if that person is travelling with an able-bodied person who is fully able to attend to the needs of his/her co-traveller.

Passengers travelling by Eurostar in standard class seats must be able to walk 200 yards (183 metres) unaided. Please note; only collapsible wheelchairs are permitted on board standard class Eurostar coaches, as these must be stored in the luggage storage areas. Any passengers who are wheelchair reliant are required to be allocated in the 'Standard Premier' coaches where wheelchair user spaces are located. As these spaces are limited to 1 per train you must advise us immediately if you require them in order that we can reserve with Eurostar.

Excursions on our tours visit places of interest and public buildings. These may not be able to accommodate people with walking difficulties and wheelchair access may not be available. Excursions which include sightseeing tours may involve walking long distances and sometimes over cobbled or uneven surfaces.

The accommodation we use on our tours may not have ground floor rooms and in some instances lifts will not always be available. Occasionally access to your hotel may involve walking distances from the coach park and some hotels have a flight of steps to the Reception.

It is very important that checks are made with regard to the suitability of a tour for you prior to you make any booking with us.