October 25 - November 01, 2018
8 Days
Tour Status - Guaranteed

Join this French Cruise, hosted by Garth Layden of Select Holidays. Start from Bordeaux, one of the world’s undisputed wine regions. Iconic châteaux, timeless vineyards and delicious wine tastings are plentiful as you visit Cadillac, Pauillac, Saint-Émilion and Libourne. Be treated to an exclusive experience in Bourg, featuring live French music, dancing, wine and hors d'oeuvres. This trip is a must for anyone interested in the best of French culture, lifestyle, wine and food.

There is an option to add a Pre-tour to France and the French Provinces.  CLICK HERE for the details.

This cruise is offered by one of our cruise partners.  [AMA]

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Tour Highlights

  • Spacious accommodations in riverview stateroom or suite – most staterooms offer French balconies
  • Fine dining, including unlimited complimentary hand-selected wines, beer and soft drinks with lunch and dinner on board
  • “Sip & Sail” Daily Cocktail Hour with complimentary wine, beer, spirits and soft drinks
  • Cocktail Reception and Captain’s Gala Dinner
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi access on board
  • Guided shore excursions in every port including Special Interest Tours
  • Live entertainment, cooking demonstration and more
  • Complimentary bicycles

Day 1:  Oct 25, 2018: Welcome to France: 
Arrive in Bordeaux, you’ll board your luxurious river cruise to begin your 8-Day Adventure. Meet your fellow passengers this evening. (D)

Day 2: Oct 26, 2018: Bordeaux– Cadillac: 
Sail to Cadillac to visit the impressive Castle of Roquetaillade, an amazingly preserved         masterpiece of medieval military architecture owned by the same noble family for 700 years. Afterwards, travel to the Sauternes wine region to either Château de Rayne Vigneau or  Château Guiraud to taste the highly prized golden-hued sweet wines produced here. (B,L,D)

Day 3:  Oct 27, 2018: Cadillac-Pauillac:  
Pauillac, a lovely village on the Left Bank of the Gironde Estuary, is the gateway to the famed Médoc region renowned for producing some of the world’s finest Bordeaux wines. You will see some of the most beautiful and famous wine estates, including Château Latour, Château Mouton Rothschild, Château Lafite Rothschild and Château Pichon Longueville. You’ll then visit either Château Gruaud Larose or Château Léoville Poyferré for a tasting of Grand Cru wines. (B,L,D)

Day 4:  Oct 28, 2018: Pauillac-Blaye: 
Once in Blaye, you can join a tour of its 17th-century citadel, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. For   a more active excursion, take a bike ride from Blaye through the idyllic French countryside. Alternatively, visit a prehistoric cave, Pair non Pair, offering one of the best examples of art made by prehistoric man. During the afternoon, you can cruise to Bourg or join a bike tour along Santiago’s path—a famous pilgrimage route—to Bourg. While in the ancient village of Bourg, visit the Carriage Museum, which  houses a wonderful collection of horse-drawn vehicles and then explore the underground passageways that lead you to the immense oil tanks from the Second World War. Later in the day, experience the hospitality of this charming medieval village with an exclusive wine festival complete with live French music, dancing, wine and hors d'oeuvres. (B,L,D)

Day 5:  Oct 29, 2018: Blaye-Libourne: 
Libourne provides a gateway to one of Bordeaux’s most elite wine regions, Saint-Émilion, known for its picturesque architecture, monuments and celebrated vineyards. Join an excursion to historic Saint Émilion, and while here, explore the monolithic church carved out of one piece of limestone rock, and then go under the church to discover its catacombs and caves. Afterwards, enjoy a wine tasting at either Château de Ferrand or Château de Pressac. Prefer a more active adventure, pedal through the vineyard-rich countryside to Saint-Émilion and then to Château Soutard for a Grand Cru Classé wine tasting. (B,L,D)

Day 6:  Oct 30, 2018: Libourne-Bordeaux: 
Tour the magnificent Château Vayres, one of the most prestigious historic buildings of          Aquitaine, or spend time discovering the Bastide town of Libourne and then stroll through its colorful open-air market tasting some of the region’s specialties. For a more active exploration of the countryside, enjoy a hike followed by a wine tasting. Later in the day, you can visit Fronsac, where you can taste some of the regional wines at a grand wine cellar; or if you missed the countryside hike in the morning, you can do it in the afternoon, followed by a wine tasting. (B,L,D)

Day 6:  Oct 31, 2018: Bordeaux: 
The breathtaking capital of the wine world, Bordeaux is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and classified as a “City of Art and History.” You’ll have an opportunity to experience much of the rich culture and architecture on a city tour followed by a visit to the Bordeaux Wine Museum, housed in an awe-inspiring building. Bike enthusiasts will wish to join a tour along the city’s amazing network of bicycle paths. (B,L,D)

Day 8:  Nov 01, 2018: End of Cruise:
Your cruise comes to an end as you disembark this morning.


Per Person, Double - $4,833.00, CAD Cruise Portion Only Including cruise taxes
Cat "D" Fixed Window
French Balcony Cat "B" ADD $1,000.00 to above pricing

Plus Port & Government Taxes
Single Occupancy – Call our office
Initial Deposit at time of booking- $500.00 CAD
Final Payment – July 16, 2018