Chateaux of the Loire Valley & Cruising the Bordeaux Wine Country

9 days from £1459pp.

Loire Valley

Visit: Loire Valley, France

MS Cyrano De Bergerac.

Visit: MS Cyrano De Bergerac., Transport


Visit: Saint-Emilion, France


Visit: Bordeaux, France

About the Tour

Steeped in history, the Bordeaux region of France offers a range of true holiday delights. From picturesque scenery to national treasures, and, of course, some of the world’s most renowned wines. And, what better way to see it than on a relaxing river cruise along the Garonne and Gironde rivers? You will sail on the MS Cyrano De Bergerac complete with a sundeck, lounge, restaurant and bar.

Tour Includes

  • 5 nights cruising with full board
  • 3 nights hotel with continental breakfast
  • 1 evening meal
  • Convenient local joining points (coach tour)
  • Travel by Silver Service coach
  • Air-conditioned coach travel
  • Return flights to Paris (air tour)
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Your Itinerary

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

    To the Loire Valley, visiting the pretty town of Blois and Château de Chambord, one of the most impressive Renaissance buildings in the Loire Valley, situated in vast parkland. We stay for one night in the medieval town of Chinon.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

    To Bordeaux in the centre of the wine-growing region where, after some free time, we board our cruise ship, the MS Cyrano De Bergerac for a five-night cruise. Enjoy a welcome cocktail party, followed by dinner and entertainment.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

    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. Depending on mooring availability, the stopover in Pauillac may be replaced by Cussac-Fort-Médoc.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    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

    Today we cruise to Bourg and offer an optional excursion to the world-famous ‘wine’ village of Saint-Emilion, where you can sample the wines. Depending on mooring availability, the stopover in Bourg may be replaced by Libourne.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

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

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

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

    • Included meals: Breakfast

    Return home by coach or air.

    • Included meals: Breakfast

    Your Excursions

    Included Excursions & Visits

    • Loire Valley
    • Bordeaux
    • Médoc region
    • Corniche Road, Bourg & Blaye

    Optional Excursions & Visits

    • Saint-Emilion


    Cabin Upgrades (per person)Twin
    Middle Deck Cabin£100 
    Upper Deck Cabin£120 

     No single rooms/cabins available.

    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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    You will cruise for five nights on board CroisiEurope’s 3-star superior ship, the MS Cyrano De Bergerac. The vessel is air-conditioned and has three decks – main, middle and upper – plus a sun deck. Facilities include a bar, restaurant and lounge. All cabins have en suite facilities and a safe.

    Overnight stays in Chinon and the Paris area will be in city-style hotels.

    River Cruising

    Ms Cyrano De Bergerac

    Ms Cyrano De Bergerac

    Ms Cyrano De Bergerac

    MS Cyrano de Bergerac was christened in 2013 and carries 174 passengers in 87 cabins over 3 decks. There is a restaurant, lounge bar with dance floor and external seating area as well as sundeck with deckchairs. MS Cyrano de Bergerac is fully air conditioned. All cabins feature satellite T.V, hairdryer, safe and en-suite bathroom.

    • English Speaking Staff
    • Guest Lounge
    • Bar
    • Restaurant
    • Lift
    • TV
    • Hairdryer
    • Bath and/or Shower
    • Telephone

    If you prefer, then you can join the tour at the hotel. To do this, we will require a copy of your passport for identification purposes and you must advise us at the time of booking.

    No reduction will be given if you should choose to do this.

    All hotel rooms benefit from private bathroom facilities.
    Some hotels have tea and coffee making facilities. Please check the tour pages for more information or call our Customer Service Department on 01709 830333.
    Most hotels have a lift, please call our Customer Service Department on 01709 830333 for more information.
    Some hotels have ground floor rooms. Please email for information on individual hotels or call our Customer Service Department on 01709 830333.
    Your hotels will supply towels in your room.

    We are unable to guarantee that the hotel will be able to meet your dietary requirements. We find that the majority of European countries do not generally cater for vegetarians and that the meal supplied may well be what everyone else is having minus the meat.

    We will of course endeavour to arrange for a vegetarian meal at the hotel. We do however suggest that you advise us of your dietary requests at the time of booking and recommend that you speak to the receptionist on arrival with regard to your request.


    Travel Information

    Departure times given for each region are approximate. Please check your travel documents to confirm the actual timings.

    Front row seats can be reserved for £14pp (up to 6 days duration), £22pp (7 & 8 days duration) and £25pp (9 days duration and over) on all European tours. In addition to this seats on the second row can be reserved for £7pp (up to 6 days duration), £14pp (7 & 8 days duration) and £15pp (9 days duration and over). This offer is only available for bookings of two or four persons on the front row and is subject to availability. Guaranteed front/second row seats cannot be reserved on feeder journeys to/from the U.K. port. Children under 15 years cannot occupy a front row seat due to French Law.

    Please note: On some coaches the legroom on front seats may be slightly less than that available on other seats due to the presence of a modesty board in front.

    If your tour is cancelled for any reason and front/second row seats are not available on your new tour you will be refunded the supplement. No other compensation will be payable.

    Alternatively, we can take seating requests on your booking. However, requests are not guaranteed. All seat numbers are confirmed on travel documents approximately 7-10 days prior to departure.

    We guarantee that all passengers on the same booking will be seated together on the main tour coach. Seats on the transfer coaches to and from the U.K. port are not allocated.
    Hot and cold drinks are served on the main tour coaches. Prices are approximately £1 or 1.25 Euro per drink. Prices will be confirmed by the driver. Drinks may also be served on the transfer coaches but this is not guaranteed.

    Transfer coaches are routed approximately 2-3 weeks before departure and will depend on where passengers are booked to travel from on any particular date as to which route is taken. If you require further detailed information regarding the route to the port you can contact our Customer Service Department on 01709 830333 two weeks before you are due to travel.

    With regard to the route taken by the main tour coach, this is determined by the driver.

    All main tour coaches have on-board toilets. Transfer coaches to and from the U.K. port may not have on-board toilets. When non-British coaches are used on transfers and tours (air or TGV holidays only) an on-board toilet may not be available. However, comfort stops will be made during long journeys.
    All coaches feature air-conditioning. Should the air-conditioning system break down for a period exceeding 12 hours, compensation will be awarded up to a maximum of £10 per fare-paying passenger per tour.
    We operate a passenger interchange at the Channel port. Transfer coaches, including taxis, minibuses, Megabus and National Express operate to and from the U.K. port. You will join your main tour coach at the port.
    One medium sized suitcase per person, which should weigh no more than 20kg when full. We may refuse to carry larger or heavier cases. Hand luggage can be stored in the overhead racks aboard the coach.
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