A unique trip to discover the Aquitaine region

Cultural and oenological discoveries will be on the agenda!
River cruises in Aquitaine
Departure Bordeaux (France)
Full board
7 days, 6 nights
You will love:
  • • The Medoc road and its great vintage wines
  • • The basin of Arcachon and the dune of Pilat
  • • The comfort of the boat and the professionalism of the crew
from
1 055 €
per person
What if you were to explore the South-West of France by waterways? Our 7-day cruise takes you from the Garonne to the Dordogne via the Gironde estuary (the largest in Western Europe). You will sail on a comfortable boat and enjoy full board for the duration of your stay. Thanks to the (optional) excursions offered every day, you will travel through a region of many riches. You will discover maritime cities with an exceptional heritage (Rochefort, La Rochelle...), places not to be missed (the Dune du Pilat, the city of wine in Bordeaux...), the Medoc road with its prestigious wines and many others...

Your Boat

Boat
Welcome aboard the MS Cyrano de Bergerac! This 110-metre long ship has 4 decks, 1 of which is entirely dedicated to cabins (main deck). You will find on the intermediate deck: the reception (meeting place for your departures on excursions), the restaurant as well as a lounge/bar with dance floor and panoramic view. At the rear of the upper deck, you can enjoy the quietness of the place and sip a cocktail on the terrace. Finally, the sun deck allows you to relax on comfortable armchairs or lie down on deckchairs. It is also the perfect place to admire the scenery.
Specifications
Boat Model:MS Cyrano de Bergerac
Type:Motor boat
Number of Cabins:87
Maximum Capacity:174
Crew Members:34
Comfort onboard:

Lift
Reception
Deckchairs
Restaurant
Lounge/bar
Bar with dance floor
Souvenir shops
Layout
The owner reserves the right to replace with a different boat model of the same quality and performance

Your Cabin

With its 87 double cabins (41 on the upper deck, 21 on the middle deck and 25 on the main deck), this ship can accommodate up to 174 people.
All cabins are air-conditioned and equipped with television, telephone (for internal use only), safe, wifi connection, towels, hairdryer, bath products and a bathroom with shower and toilet.
Cabin - Main deck
Cabin - Main deck
These cabins are equipped with hublots.
▸ 17 double cabins with 2 separable beds: 13,50 m².
▸ 8 double cabins with 1 double bed: 9 m2 and 13,50 m².
Cabin - Middle deck
Cabin - Middle deck
These cabins are equipped with sliding windows.
▸ 16 double cabins with 2 separable beds: 13,50 m2
▸ 4 double cabins with 2 separable beds: 11 m2
▸ 1 cabin for people with reduced mobility (PRM) with 1 double bed: 13.50 m2
Cabin - Upper deck
Cabin - Upper deck
These cabins are equipped with a french balcony and sliding windows.
▸ 38 double cabins with 2 separable beds: 13,50 m².
▸ 3 double cabins with 1 double bed : 9 m².

Prices

Departure / ReturnCabin - Main deckPrice includes all taxes per personCabin - Middle deckPrice includes all taxes per personCabin - Upper deckPrice includes all taxes per person
April 2021
Friday 09 Apr
Thursday 15 Apr
1 055 €1 210 €1 230 €
Tuesday 20 Apr
Monday 26 Apr
1 055 €1 210 €1 230 €
May 2021
Saturday 08 May
Friday 14 May
1 235 €1 390 €1 410 €
Wednesday 19 May
Tuesday 25 May
1 235 €1 390 €1 410 €
June 2021
Sunday 06 Jun
Saturday 12 Jun
1 235 €1 390 €1 410 €
Thursday 17 Jun
Wednesday 23 Jun
1 235 €1 390 €1 410 €
July 2021
Monday 05 Jul
Sunday 11 Jul
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Friday 16 Jul
Thursday 22 Jul
1 099 €1 254 €1 274 €
August 2021
Sunday 08 Aug
Saturday 14 Aug
1 099 €1 254 €1 274 €
Thursday 26 Aug
Wednesday 01 Sep
1 099 €1 254 €1 274 €
September 2021
Wednesday 01 Sep
Tuesday 07 Sep
1 235 €1 390 €1 410 €
October 2021
Monday 11 Oct
Sunday 17 Oct
1 235 €1 390 €1 410 €
Friday 22 Oct
Thursday 28 Oct
1 055 €1 210 €1 230 €
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Price includes• Accommodation in double or twin cabins with private bathroom and toilet (deck according to selection)
• Crew services
• Full board from dinner on day 1 to breakfast on day 7
• Drinks at meals and bar (excluding "special menus")
• Welcome cocktail
• Gala evening
• Entertainment
• Excursion to Royan and its waterfront (day 2)
• Free wifi zone available in the lounge/bar
• Port taxes
• Assistance/repatriation insurance
Price does not include• Transportation to the boat
• Beverages on "special menus".
• Drinks consumed during excursions or transfers
• Optional excursions (refer to FAQs)
• Personal expenses
• Cancellation/baggage insurance
• Supplementary fees for extras

FAQ

In case of cancellation, you must notify your GlobeSailor advisor as soon as possible. Whatever the cause, the following cancellation fees will be due: up to 90 days before departure: 25% /// from 89 to 60 days: 50% /// from 59 to 30 days: 75% /// from 29 days until departure: 100% of the amount of your reservation.
We advise our clients to take out cancellation insurance with Ouest Assurance: http://www.ouest-assurances.fr
To confirm your booking, you must inform your GlobeSailor advisor who will make an option for you while you collect your deposit. The reservation will only be considered final once we have received your deposit (by bank transfer, Paypal or credit card) of 50% of the amount of the reservation. A 100% deposit will be required for any reservation made within 60 days of departure. The balance is due 45 days before departure at the latest.
A minimum number of 80 passengers is required for your cruise. If this minimum is not reached, your Globe Sailor consultant will contact you at least 60 days before your departure date to propose a postponement.
The excursions presented in the itinerary are optional (unless otherwise stated). They can be booked at the same time as the cruise. In this case, you will receive a 5% discount (applicable only at the time of booking).

Important : excursions are guaranteed for a minimum of 25 participants, below this base a price adjustment can be made on board.

You will find below the details of each excursion proposed during your cruise.
You will also have the choice to buy them in packages:

Classic Package 1 :
  • Pouillac and the road of the Medoc castles
  • Guided visit of St-Emilion and wine tasting
  • Bordeaux "by night"
  • Visit of the castle of Roquetaillade and Cadillac
  • The maritime cities of Rochefort and La Rochelle
  • The Arcachon basin and the dune of Pilat
    • Prices :
      406 € /person before leaving
      567 € /person on board

      Classic Package 2 :
      • Pouillac and the road of the Medoc castles
      • Guided tour of St-Emilion and wine tasting
      • >Bordeaux "by night"
      • Visit of Roquetaillade castle and Cadillac
      • The maritime cities of Rochefort and La Rochelle
      • Guided tour of Bordeaux
      Prices :
      335 € /person before leaving
      468 € /person on board

      Dynamic Package 3 :
      • Pouillac wine & cheese
      • Guided tour of St-Emilion and wine tasting
      • >Bordeaux "by night"
      • Gourmet walk in Cadillac
      • The maritime cities of Rochefort and La Rochelle
      • The Arcachon basin and the dune of Pilat
      Prices :
      401 € /person before leaving
      561 € /person on board

      Dynamic Package 4 :
      • Pouillac wine & cheese
      • Guided tour of St-Emilion and wine tasting
      • Bordeaux "by night"
      • Gourmet walk in Cadillac
      • The maritime cities of Rochefort and La Rochelle
      • Guided tour of Bordeaux
      Prices :
      319 € /person before leaving
      447 € /person on board

    • Paulliac wine & cheese (about 4 hours):
    • During a dramatised walking tour you will discover the town of Pauillac, its history, its architecture, its folklore... At the "La Rose de Pauillac" cellar you will attend a sound and light show, "l'Odyssée de la Rose": a unique, dreamlike and sensory visit in the large vat room. You will discover the cycle of the vine through the seasons and the process of winemaking. A wine and cheese tasting will complete this adventure before continuing to the banks of the Gironde Estuary which offer a captivating landscape with typical fishermen's huts called carrelets. Return to the boat.

      Notes :...
      To acquire equipment in good condition.
      The order of visits may be modified.
      The times are given as an indication.

      Prices :.
      55 € /person before leaving
      73 € /person on board

    • Paulliac and the route to the estates of Médoc (about 4 hours) Departure by bus from Pauillac to discover the Médoc, a prestigious terroir. A piece of the world bearing the most prestigious red wines of the planet, enclosed between an ocean and an estuary. A mild and humid microclimate which has favoured the development of the vine. We will cross most of the prestigious appellations of the Médoc (Saint Julien, Haut-Médoc...). On the famous route des châteaux, you will stop at one of them to take part in a tasting* of the region's famous crus. Along the way, you will also see the unmissable Châteaux Lafite-Rothschild, Latour and Mouton Rothschild. Return on board at the end of the afternoon.

      Notes :...
      The visit will take place mainly by coach.
      Valid only on pre-booking.
      The order of the visits may be modified.

      Prices :
      55 € /person before leaving
      73 € /person on board

    • Guided visit of St-Emilion and tasting (about 3 hours) :
    • Departure by coach for the excursion to Saint-Emilion. Guided tour of the underground monuments of the village of Saint-Emilion. Your guide will introduce you to the history of the medieval city. You will then discover an exceptional troglodytic ensemble whose most original monument is the monolithic church. Entirely dug out of the limestone rock, it is the largest in Europe by its dimensions. You will then set off to discover a wine-producing estate where you will be explained the stages involved in making wine in Saint-Emilion. A commented tasting* will close the visit. Return by coach to the boat.

      Notes :
      The visit will take place entirely on foot, so bring good shoes.
      Be careful, the visit of the underground monuments implies that some rooms are poorly lit and confined.

      Prices :
      56 € /person before leaving
      74 € /person on board
    • Bordeaux "by night" (about 2 hours) :
    • Departure by coach for the guided tour of Bordeaux "by night". This panoramic tour will make you discover the main monuments of the city. Listed as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, Bordeaux has been awarded the precious label in the "cultural site" category. Half of the city, from the boulevards to the banks of the Garonne, has thus been recognised for its architectural heritage.

      Notes :
      The visit will take place by coach.

      Prices :
      39 € /person before leaving
      52 € /person on board

    • Visit of Roquetaillade castle and Cadillac (about 4.5 hours) :
    • Departure by coach to Roquetaillade castle. This magnificent and prestigious medieval castle is classified as a historical monument of the 12th and 14th centuries. You will discover the dungeons from the Middle Ages, the first Renaissance fireplaces in the region (1600), but above all the unique 19th century interiors, a masterpiece in France by Viollet-le-Duc, now a listed monument. Along the way, visit a wine estate in the Sauternes region followed by a wine tasting* of a Sauternes wine. Return to Cadillac and guided tour of the town. Situated on the right bank of the Garonne, the Grailly family, lords of Cadillac, founded this bastide where the Duke of Epernon later built his sumptuous château. You will discover its gates and ramparts classified as historic monuments, its central square with arcades, its old houses and its church dating from the 15th century. Return on board by coach.

      Notes :...
      Provide good walking shoes.

      Prices :
      47 € /person before leaving
      62 € /person on board

    • Gourmet walk in Cadillac (about 4 hours) :
    • Start for a guided walk on the Côteaux de Cadillac. Starting from the port, you will walk along the banks of the Garonne on the old towpaths and then up the hillsides through woods and vineyards. During your walk, you will be able to observe fishing huts, a hail cannon, typical Bordeaux charterhouses, a medieval castle as well as a magnificent panorama of the Garonne valley, the Sauternes vineyards, the bastide of Cadillac and its Ducal castle. The walk will end with a note of taste, you will take a break in a family farm with a visit to the wine cellars, wine tasting* with associated dishes.

      Notes :
      To have equipment in good condition and to have good footwear.
      A walk of about 8 km (height difference 58 m).
      If the boat is not moored in Cadillac on the return trip, an extra charge of about 15 euros per person is required for a return trip to Bordeaux.

      Prices :
      42 € /person before leaving
      56 € /person on board

      La Cité du Vin de Bordeaux (about 4 hours) : Inaugurated in 2016, this modern building, which looks like a lighthouse on the Garonne, is a unique place, an invitation to travel to the heart of the world's wine civilisations. Through more than 3,000 m² of open space, nearly twenty interactive themed areas invite you to travel for a unique experience in time and space to meet wine in its deepest diversity.
      You will also have access to the Cité du Vin belvedere, where you will discover Bordeaux at 360° by tasting* a glass of wine from around the world (5cl).

      Prices :
      29 € /person before leaving
      39 € /person on board

    • The maritime cities of Rochefort and La Rochelle (about 10 hours) :
    • Departure by coach to Rochefort. Created in the 17th century by Colbert at the request of Louis XIV in order to reign as a master on land and sea, Rochefort owes its prosperity to the most beautiful arsenal of the kingdom, nestled in the heart of a meander of the river Charente. The historic centre, with its numerous mansions and beautiful residences where great navigators and explorers resided, always exudes a perfume of adventure and exoticism. Visit the Corderie Royale, symbol of the Arsenal maritime. It was in the longest factory in Europe in the 17th century that the ropes for the king's ships and the navy were designed. Here you will discover the history of this magnificent building steeped in history as well as the techniques used to make the ropes that equipped sailing boats. Continuation to La Rochelle. Lunch at the restaurant. Capital of Charente-Maritime, this thousand-year-old city nestled in the heart of the Atlantic coast reveals an exceptional natural and architectural heritage. A guided tour in the heart of the old town and the old port will make you discover the Grosse-Horloge gate, the arcaded streets, the beautiful half-timbered houses, the mansions with sculpted facades and the cathedral. Free time. Return to Royan at the end of the day.

      Prices :.
      115 € /person before leaving
      153 € /person on board

    • Guided tour of Bordeaux (about 3 hours) :
    • Depart by coach for the guided tour of Bordeaux. Listed as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, Bordeaux has been awarded the precious label in the "cultural site" category. Half of the city, from the boulevards to the banks of the Garonne, has thus been recognised for its architectural heritage. Departure by coach for a panoramic tour of the city, you will discover the main monuments and then visit the old town of Bordeaux on foot. From the wide avenues of the neo-classical Quinconces district and the Grand Théâtre to the narrow streets of the Saint Pierre district, this tour will help you discover the diversity of Bordeaux's heritage.

      Notes :
      The visit will take place by coach and on foot.
      Please bring good walking shoes.

      Prices :
      41 € /person before leaving
      54 € /person on board

    • The Arcachon basin and the dune du Pilat (about 4 hours) :
    • Departure by coach from Bordeaux to reach the Arcachon basin. We will start by visiting the oyster house and its oyster museum located on the port of Larros in Gujan Mestras. Through a modern and interactive scenography you will discover the work of the oyster farmers and the history of the oyster. Lunch at the restaurant. In the afternoon, drive to Arcachon for a boat trip on the Arcachon basin. You will see the bird island, the tchanquées huts, the oyster beds. Then, continuation towards the dune of Pilat, the highest dune in Europe with its 107 m of altitude.
      Return to Bordeaux at the end of the day.

      Notes :...
      Lunch in a restaurant included (excluding drinks).
      Please bring good walking shoes.

      Prices :.
      115 € /person before leaving
      153 € /person on board

    • Panoramic tour of Royan (about 4 hours) :
    • Panoramic tour to discover Royan, seaside town and "city of Art and History". On the seafront you will find Belle Époque villas and villas of character with a "fifties" design, and in the Foncillon district stands the Notre-Dame church which is part of the movement to renew sacred art in the post-war years; a real architectural journey. Free time. The ideal location of the port in the heart of the city will allow you to go at your leisure to discover the city centre with its monuments: the covered market with its parachute-like atmosphere, the congress centre, the auditorium... or the port and the waterfront with a multitude of cafés, shops and speciality restaurants.

      NOTE :
      - The itineraries of the excursions defined in the programmes are provided for information only, they may be subject to variations due to external circumstances (e.g. weather conditions, strikes, transport delays...).
      - The order of visits may be modified.
      - The timetables are given for information only.
      - The above-mentioned rates are given as an indication.
      - Audioguides are available in English and German; and according to availability in Spanish and Italian (please contact us for more information).
      *Alcohol abuse is dangerous for your health, consume in moderation.
All EU nationals must be in possession of a valid national identity card OR passport.
Non-EU nationals should consult their embassy or consulate.

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