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The Dordogne & Garonne

6 Days • Full Board
From £1045pp

Come to the southwest corner of France and the wine rich region of Aquitaine. Join the renaissance of beautiful Bordeaux which has been transformed back to its former glory in recent years. Let life pass you by within the Dordogne Valley, its relaxed rural life and slow pace continues to appeal.

Here you will find two amazing rivers; the Dordogne with its honey-coloured houses, lush green meadows and upper valley deep gorges and the Garonne rising in the Aran Valley high up in the Spanish Pyrenees, it flows through Toulouse before joining the Dordogne River at the Gironde Estuary. This estuary is the biggest in Western Europe, it holds such treasures as Arcachon Bay and its famous oysters, and downstream sits Bordeaux.

Did we mention wine? The area is so plentiful with vineyards that it’s hard to choose which to visit; although Saint Emillion seems like a household name; a lot have that sought-after chateaux setting included too. Wine is also inescapable within Bordeaux itself, as its considered the World’s Capital of Wine; most river cruises start and end from here so there’s plenty of opportunity to take in the highlights and immerse yourself in the local gastronomy.

Itineraries can vary depending on the duration of the cruise and the river cruise supplier. The from price is based on the sample itinerary mentioned below.

Package Includes

  • Full Board service (breakfast, lunch and dinner) each day
  • Some of our river cruise partners offer all inclusive cruises
  • Welcome Drinks Reception on arrival
  • Gala Dinner on one night of your river cruise
  • Evening entertainment with some daytime entertainment
  • Some river cruises will also offer complimentary use of the bikes onboard. 
Minimum 32 Passengers

Discover the Great Bordeaux Wines

  1. Day 1 Bordeaux Welcome Cocktail
  2. Day 2 Pauilac / The Medoc Medoc trail of Grand Cru wines / Bike ride through Medoc / Helicopter ride over Medoc
  3. Day 3 Blaye Route de la Corniche Fleuire / Citadel of Blaye / Tour Blaye & Underground Monuments
  4. Day 4 Saint Emillion Dordogne River / Tour of Saint Emillion / Gala Dinner
  5. Day 5 Libourne / Bordeaux Bordeaux city tour / Guided bike tour of Bordeaux
  6. Day 6 Bordeaux Farewell
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