Savor Romance on a Luxurious Wine River Cruise Along the Seine

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  • Arts & Culture

  • Food & Wine

  • Paris

  • France

  • Romantic

  • Sightseeing

  • Nightlife

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Experience the thrill of the Bordeaux region, immerse yourself in its remarkable landscapes, and indulge in its world-renowned wines. This exciting itinerary guarantees an adventure filled with cultural discoveries, scenic wonders and delightful flavors. Prepare for an unforgettable voyage through the heart of Bordeaux!

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Where to stay

InterContinental Bordeaux - Le Grand Hotel, an IHG Hotel

Lush hotel with lavish interiors featuring Le Bordeaux restaurant, a bar, a rooftop and a gourmet restaurant inspired by Gordon Ramsay.

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Day 1: Embark in Bordeaux

Beautiful Bordeaux

Welcome aboard! Your adventurous journey begins as you embark on the luxurious river cruise in Bordeaux. Prepare to be amazed by the stunning landscapes and the vibrant atmosphere of this charming French region.

Day 2: Discover Libourne

River in Bordeaux.

Wake up to the splendid views as the cruise arrives in Libourne. This picturesque town is known for its charming streets, historic architecture and, of course, its exquisite wines. Embark on a guided tour to explore the highlights of the town, including the stunning Town Hall and the picturesque squares. Indulge in a wine tasting session to experience the flavors that make this region famous.

Day 3: Cruise to Blaye

A tree near Blaye

Today, the cruise takes you to Blaye, a beautiful town situated on the banks of the Gironde Estuary. Unleash your inner explorer as you visit the majestic Blaye Citadel, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Marvel at the panoramic views of the estuary from the fortress walls. In the afternoon, enjoy a leisurely stroll through the charming streets of Blaye.

Day 4: Cruise to Bourg

Cruise to Bourg, ancient city.

Get ready for another delightful day as the cruise takes you to the enchanting town of Bourg. Known for its medieval architecture and rich history, Bourg offers a blend of charm and beauty. Explore the narrow streets lined with ancient houses, visit the iconic Church of St. Gervais and soak in the medieval atmosphere of this charming town.

Day 5: Cussac-fort-medoc

A castle in Cussac-fort-medoc.

Today's destination is Cussac-fort-medoc, a small village nestled in the heart of the renowned Medoc wine region. Embark on a wine tour and visit some of the prestigious vineyards that produce the finest wines in the world. Learn about the winemaking process and sample different varietals, immersing yourself in the flavors that have made Bordeaux synonymous with exceptional wine.

Day 6: Cadillac Castle

A boat on a river in France.

As your river cruise nears its end, make a stop in Cadillac, a historic town with a rich heritage. Discover the impressive Cadillac Castle, a fortress that overlooks the town. Take a stroll through the charming streets and admire the well-preserved medieval architecture. Before leaving, don't miss the opportunity to taste some of the region's delectable sweet wines.

Day 7: Disembark in Bordeaux

Bordeaux, France and its river.

Your unforgettable river cruise comes to an end as you disembark in Bordeaux. Reflect on the mesmerizing journey you've had, filled with breathtaking landscapes, fine wines and captivating history. Take some time to explore Bordeaux, stroll along the picturesque waterfront and indulge in the city's vibrant culinary scene.

Need to Know

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