24 passenger First Class
An all inclusive cruise on the comfortable Mirabelle, will take you along the River Garonne, Gironde Estuary and the Dordogne River, a brilliant way to see the country and visit the vineyards that produce all the great Bordeaux wines.
Enjoy such appellations as Sauternes, Saint Emilion, Pomerol, Pauillac, Margaux, and Blaye.
Cruise of Bordeaux Wines : The cruise will let you discover one of the biggest vineyard of the world, our tours reflect the very best of south West France - fine food and wines, cultural activities, and the immense pleasure of sailing through beautiful scenery. The vineyard producers will greet you and reveal to you all the fabrication secret for a great wine. Tailor-made cruises are also available for charter.
Make it your own: When chartering the Mirabelle, you can customize your cruise to include golfing, biking or even add cooking classes to your agenda.
Wine Cruise Highlights include: Enjoy the expertise of an oenologist and wine consultant for the cruise, who will clue you in what to watch for and provide all the information you need to understand Bordeaux wines. The master chef will delight your senses with his culinary preparations, paired with wines of the region.
- Length: 126 feet
- Up to 24 Passengers
- Fully air conditioned
- Central heat
- Sun Deck
- 8 tour bikes
- Air conditioned bus for tours
Accommodations & Pricing
Cabin per person
Single Supplement per person
Charter up to 12 pax.
Charter up to 14 pax.
Charter up to 16 pax.
Charter up to 18 pax.
Charter up to 20 pax.
Charter up to 22 pax.
Charter up to 24 pax.
2016 Sunday Departure Dates
March 13 - 19
March 20 - 26
March 27 - April 2
April 3 - 9
April 10 - 16
October 16 - 22
October 23 - 29
October 30 -November 5
November 6 - 12
November 13 - 19
April 17 - 23
April 24 - 30
May 1 - 7
May 8 - 14
May 15 - 21
May 22 - 28
May 29 - June 4
June 5 - 11
June 12 - 18
June 19 - 25
June 26 - July 2
July 3 - 9
July 10 - 16
July 17 - 23
July 24 - 30
July 31 - August 6
August 7 - 13
August 14 - 20
August 21 - 27
August 28 - September 3
September 4 - 10
September 11 - 17
September 18 -24
September 25 - October 1
October 2 - 8
October 9 - 15
Sample Itinerary Bordeaux
Our guide will welcome you on Sundays at 4pm at Hôtel de Sèze (23 allée de Tourny 33000 Bordeaux FRANCE / phone: +335 56 14 16 16) and take you by bus to the Mirabelle. You will be served a cocktail to welcome you on board. And, your first dinner will give you a preview of the excellent meals that will be served throughout the cruise.
The barge will stop over in Graves and a bus will take you from there to the Sauternes region, with tours (including tasting) at Chateau Guiraud and Domaine Rousset-Peyraguey, both of which are located a stone's throw from the illustrious Chateau d'Yquem.
Once you have returned to the boat, you will go through a set of locks onto the Garonne River and travel to the landing stage at Cadillac, situated at the foot of this picturesque Bastide with its early 17th Century Chateau built by the Duke of Epernon.
During this stopover, our bus will take you to see an impressive fortified 8th Century castle, Chateau de Roquetaillade.Dinner on board.
The cruise will go up the Garonne, to the city of Bordeaux, past the Pont de Pierre to the port of the moon, a landing stage which has one of the most impressive views in the entire city. This takes in the Pont de Pierre, the Place de la Bourse and the Quai des Chartrons in one broad sweep.
You will be utterly captivated by the city's beautiful historic monuments such as the church at St. Michel with its gothic spire, the Grand Theatre etc... a guide will take you on a tour of these architectural jewels. You can take advantage of your free time until dinner to get a feel for the city or go shopping in some of the Bordeaux's fine boutiques
The cruise continues along the Garonne and up the Gironde estuary as far as the landing stage in Blaye.
The "Coteaux" stopover includes a visit to the remarkable 17th century fortress in Blaye designed by Vauban. You will also be welcomed at Chateau Falfas for a tasting at one of the finest estates in the Cotes de Bourg appellation.
The boat will cross the Gironde estuary to the Medoc peninsula, home of the famous Chateau Rothschild Mouton Cadet and drop anchor at Pauillac. Your bus will take you from there on the "Wine Chateau" tour to travel through the vineyards to visit one of these famous wine estates.
The boat will head out again at the end of the day to go to Bourg, where we will visit the museum of horse-drawn carriages, and enjoy a walk around town before dinner.
The barge will continue up the Dordogne to the landing stage in Libourne for the "Heritage" stopover.
A memorable excursion to the medieval village of Saint-Emilion built atop a natural amphitheatre includes a tour of cellars dug out of solid rock where wine has been made for centuries. Stroll down the cobbled stoned old lanes and past the well preserved town walls to the remains of a 14th century cardinal's palace, and then to the Eglise Monolith, Europe's largest subterranean Church with 8th century catacombs and a knight's tomb. You will visit Chateau Rochebelle, with its underground cellars, and taste their delicious Grand Cru wine Afterward, the captain and his crew await you on board for a gala farewell dinner.
It is time to say goodbye. We will accompany you to the airport or train station in Bordeaux to continue your holiday or to return home.
This is a sample itinerary and is subject to change. On alternate weeks, the cruise is in the reverse direction.
Your Cruise Includes
Full board: breakfast, lunch and dinner (served on board the barge). All alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages consumed on board. Guided visits, trips and wine tasting. Transportation by air-conditioned bus.
Pick up on Sundays at 4pm at Hôtel de Sèze.
Air or train fares to France
National and international transport to Bordeaux
Tips for the crew or tourist guide (8% of the cruise price) handled via the Captain in one sum
Activities outside the confines of the barge
Cancellation and travel insurance (strongly recommended)
Health/accident insurance (strongly recommended)
Three-Day Estuary cruises are also available.
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