Flavours of Bordeaux with Highlights of Paris

13 Days
Paris to Bordeaux
From (AUD)
$ 8,965
Dates & Pricing

2022 Paris > Bordeaux

Tour Map
Tour Code:
PABO
Duration:
13 days
Departure City:
Paris
Return City:
Bordeaux

13 Day Itinerary

  1. Day 1 - Paris

    The glittering lights of the Eiffel Tower twinkling in the night sky, romantic couples walking hand in hand along the banks of the Seine and chic locals walking the run way that is the Champs Elysees are just some of the images conjured when thinking about Paris. Over the next three days you have the opportunity to discover this magnificent city whilst staying at one of our luxurious city central hotels.

  2. Day 2 - Paris

    Freechoice

    Marvel at some of the city’s most iconic sights including the Eiffel Tower, Champs-Élysées and Arc de Triomphe and learn about the city that is one of the most visited in the world, as your Tour director regales you of tales of Paris during a panoramic city tour. Alternatively, explore the Bohemian district of Montmartre and step back in time as you traipse the winding cobblestone streets of the district that has been home to many famous artists for centurys. See some the the quirky characteristics of the district including the greenspace in the middle of the city, the vineyard of Montmartre that produces some 27 varieties of wine, you will also have the opportunity to taste some of them.

    This afternoon is your chance to immerse yourself into the Parisian way of life with a free afternoon of exploration.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  3. Day 3 - Paris > Bordeaux

    After breakfast, travel in style on board the high speed TGV train to Bordeaux where you will be welcomed on board by our friendly crew excited to share an unforgettable cruise along the magnificent waterways of France.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  4. Day 4 - Bordeaux > Cadillac

    Soak in the vistas as you cruise along the Garonne river into Cadillac. Perhaps enjoy Scenic Culinaire as you cruise.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  5. Day 5 - Cadillac

    Freechoice

    Venture into the Sauternes region for a delicious wine tasting at a prestigious Château. Or, cycle through the rolling vineyards of Sauternes to taste the exquisite Grand Cru Classé  wines of Château Lafaurie Peyraguey.

    Freechoice

    This afternoon, learn about Lillet, the refreshing French aperitif, during a visit to a renowned local producer. Alternatively, visit a truffle farm and sample this delicious regional delicacy, or visit Roquetaillade Castle. Or for those more active, enjoy a hike to the village of Loupiac.

    Tonight, enjoy a sumptuous welcome dinner created using regionally sourced truffles.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  6. Day 6 - Cadillac > Libourne

    As you cruise to Libourne, your Cruise Director will host an enjoyable game of blind wine tasting, featuring wines produced in the region. Spend the afternoon in the nearby town of Saint-Émilion. Explore the underground catacombs of the Monolithic Church, before visiting the estate of Château de La Rivière for a cocktail and tasting experience. Sample regional delicacies such as soft creamy cheeses served with crunchy bread and fresh local charcuterie.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  7. Day 7 - Libourne > Pauillac

    Freechoice

    Enjoy a guided tour of Libourne, or travel by coach through the Pomerol region, famed for its red wines, and visit one of its acclaimed estates for a wine tasting. Alternatively, take one of our on board e-bikes out for a cycle through the region, including a wine tasting, or discover the history of the renowned delicacy foie gras, during a farm visit in Bergerac.

    This afternoon your mouth will water as your Cruise Director regales you with a presentation on French food.

    Enrich

    Set in the spectacular surrounds of the Médoc countryside, Château d’Agassac is truly enchanting. Dating back to the 13th century, the Château is one of the oldest winemaking establishments in the region and tonight it is the venue for your unforgettable exclusive classical concert.

  8. Day 8 - Pauillac

    Freechoice

    Travel the scenic Médoc wine route by coach and sample the region’s finest at a local estate. Alternatively, cycle through the region to a grand château and sample delicious wine produced on site, or learn about the traditional craftsmanship of barrel making with a local cooper.

    Back on board this afternoon, we’ve organised a Cheese of France experience. Taste the country’s celebrated cheeses, matched with bread and wine.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  9. Day 9 - Bordeaux

    Freechoice

    Shop with a Chef at a local food market and cook up a storm in Scenic Culinaire afterwards. Or, enjoy a guided tour of Bordeaux and her many attractions. For the more energetic, see the sights by e-bike. Alternatively, stay on board for a food photography class and learn the tricks and techniques of taking incredible pictures of food.

    Enrich

    During exclusive after hours access be welcomed with a glass of champagne as you visit Les Bassins de Lumières, Bordeaux’s former submarine base which has been transformed into an impressive digital art installation.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  10. Day 10 - Bordeaux

    Freechoice

    Journey to Arcachon and join a walking tour including a visit to the local Baltard market, or stay in Bordeaux and take a tram to the Cité du Vin museum and enjoy an interactive journey of wine discovery. Alternatively, you can visit a local producer at Moon Harbour Whisky.

    Later, indulge in a tasting of fresh oysters with champagne, before your highlight dinner of seafood, sourced from the clear waters of Arcachon Bay.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  11. Day 11 - Bourg

    Freechoice

    Spend a full day exploring the fortified town of Cognac, renowned for its fine brandy and enjoy a tasting at the acclaimed property of Rémy Martin. Alternatively, visit the Carriages Museum inside Bourg Castle.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  12. Day 12 - Bourg > Blaye

    Freechoice

    Stroll through the charming city of Blaye, or take a more active walk through the Citadel. Alternatively, join a 30-kilometre roundtrip cycle along the Captain’s Road. Or, explore the stunning beauty of the fairytale Château de La Roche Courbon

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  13. Day 13 - Bordeaux

    Disembark after breakfast and transfer to Bordeaux airport or train station for your onward journey. Travel to one of up to 16 UK airports or by first class rail from Bordeaux to Paris, before Standard Premier Class aboard the Eurostar to St. Pancras International.

    This itinerary is a guide only and may be amended for operational reasons such as high and low water. As such, the cruise may operate altered from that stated above.

    Please note: Preview itinerary subject to change.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

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