The joys of river cruise
181019 · By Rashmi Guha Ray
Sailing along the rivers of Europe is the perfect way to enjoy a leisurely holiday and discovering the wonders of every destination at the same time.Read more
Book your 2021 holiday before 31st May and you can transfer your holiday for free - no questions asked. T&C's apply
2021 Tour code: BBR21
About the tour
Experience the idyllic landscapes surrounding Bordeaux and explore the most leisurely way possible, on a river cruise sailing through the picturesque Gironde Estuary and along sections of the Garonne and Dordogne. You'll also visit the important maritime towns of the Southwest coast and enjoy great food and free-flowing wines from Bordeaux each dinnertime on this wonderfully inclusive cruise holiday.
We meet at our Departure Office at London St Pancras* and travel on the Eurostar to Paris. On arrival in the French capital, we board a coach that takes us from the Gare du Nord to the Gare Montparnasse. Here we board a train that will whisk us southwards through the French countryside to Bordeaux, centre of one of the world's most famous wine regions and set on the banks of the Garonne River. Here we transfer to our floating hotel for 6 nights, the MS Cyrano de Bergerac. After time to settle in, we are greeted with a welcome cocktail before tonight's 3-course dinner is served, accompanied by free-flowing wine and followed by an evening of entertainment on board.
*If you would like to travel by air, view our Fly & Cruise option here.
Enhance your holiday
Explore the villages and vineyards of this wonderful part of France