from the french basque country to bordeaux - fine french cuisine at the foot of the pyrenees and a cruise to discover bordeaux and its outlying areas (port-to-port cruise)
locationBiarritz - Frenchbasquecountry - Bayonne - Bordeaux - Cussac - Fort - Medoc - Themédoc(1) - Girondeestuary - Blaye(2) - Libourne(2) - Saint - Emilion - Bordeaux
From the French Basque Country to Bordeaux - Fine French cuisine at the foot of the Pyrenees and a cruise to discover Bordeaux and its outlying areas (port-to-port cruise)
From the French Basque Country to Bordeaux - Fine French cuisine at the foot of the Pyrenees and a cruise to discover Bordeaux and its outlying areas (port-to-port cruise)
From the French Basque Country to Bordeaux - Fine French cuisine at the foot of the Pyrenees and a cruise to discover Bordeaux and its outlying areas (port-to-port cruise)
From the French Basque Country to Bordeaux - Fine French cuisine at the foot of the Pyrenees and a cruise to discover Bordeaux and its outlying areas (port-to-port cruise)
From the French Basque Country to Bordeaux - Fine French cuisine at the foot of the Pyrenees and a cruise to discover Bordeaux and its outlying areas (port-to-port cruise)
From the French Basque Country to Bordeaux - Fine French cuisine at the foot of the Pyrenees and a cruise to discover Bordeaux and its outlying areas (port-to-port cruise)
From the French Basque Country to Bordeaux - Fine French cuisine at the foot of the Pyrenees and a cruise to discover Bordeaux and its outlying areas (port-to-port cruise)
From the French Basque Country to Bordeaux - Fine French cuisine at the foot of the Pyrenees and a cruise to discover Bordeaux and its outlying areas (port-to-port cruise)
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Duration
8 days
Trip code
BIS_PP
Operator
CroisiEurope Cruises

Overview

Dive into the French Basque experience before a cruise on the Garonne and Gironde Rivers. Vacation in the heart of the famous seaside resort of Biarritz. Indulge in Basque culinary traditions and heritage—Espelette chili peppers, chocolate and ham in Bayonne, and Irouléguy wines. This trip will bring you to well-known pilgrimage points such as Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port—the last stage of the Way of St. James before the Pyrenees. Then, kick back and enjoy a delightful cruise while discovering the region surrounding Bordeaux.

Highlights

  • Original back-to-back journeys to explore the French Basque Country and the Gironde region
  • Discover the Gironde Estuary
  • All meals included - DRINKS INCLUDED with meals and at the bar
  • Refined French cuisine - Gala dinner and evening - Welcome cocktail
  • Free Wi-Fi onboard
  • Headsets are included for excursions
  • Official welcome from the captain and crew
  • Onboard activities
  • Travel assistance and repatriation insurance
  • All port fees included

What's Included



    Itinerary



    Shore Excursions

    Packack
    excursions - 2024

    The Bassins des Lumières With our guide leading you, discover this unique digital art center within a former submarine base built by the Germans during their occupation of France during World War II. Each year, the center hosts a different multimedia exhibit, perfectly adapted to the architecture's grandeur and reflective waters.

    PLEASE NOTE

    • Good walking shoes are recommended.
    • The order of the visits can change.
    • Times are approximate.
    EXC_BASSIN

    Pre-paid: $129

    On-board: $143

    Packack
    excursions - 2025

    The Bassins des Lumières With our guide leading you, discover this unique digital art center within a former submarine base built by the Germans during their occupation of France during World War II. Each year, the center hosts a different multimedia exhibit, perfectly adapted to the architecture's grandeur and reflective waters.

    PLEASE NOTE

    • Good walking shoes are recommended.
    • The order of the visits can change.
    • Times are approximate.
    EXC_BASSIN

    Pre-paid: $138

    On-board: $154

    Packack
    excursions - 2024

    We'll leave by coach with a tour guide for a journey along the Route de la Corniche Fleurie. You'll see the old, traditional fishing huts on stilts and the remarkable limestone cliffs. We'll also stop in Bourg to take in the impressive views and walk to the market center where you'll be able to taste the local figs. After we return to Blaye, we'll have a guided tour of the citadel built by Vauban, including the monastery and several army barracks. We'll finish up our tour with a tasting of the famous Blaye "praslines."

    PLEASE NOTE

    • Comfortable shoes are recommended.
    • The order of the visits can change.
    • Time are approximate.
    EXC_BLAYE

    Pre-paid: $99

    On-board: $109

    Packack
    excursions - 2024

    We'll leave on foot to visit the Blaye Citadel, built in the 17th century by Vauban in order to better protect the city of Bordeaux. You will explore the underground passages that soldiers once used and learn how the site was developed using older buildings that Vauban preserved and reused. After our tour, we'll walk a few more feet to a local vineyard and taste some regional products with an excellent glass of wine.*

    PLEASE NOTE

    • Times are approximate.
    • The order of the visits can change.
    • Wear comfortable, sturdy walking shoes.
    • *Alcohol can be harmful to your health. Please drink in moderation.
    EXC_BLAYE2

    Pre-paid: $125

    On-board: $140

    Packack
    excursions - 2024

    The Chartrons District, Wine and Commerce Museum. Set out with your guide on foot to explore the old neighborhood where wine merchants performed their trade—the Chartrons District. You'll visit the Wine and Commerce Museum to trace the history of Bordeaux's classic nectar. We'll enjoy a tasting of wine.*

    PLEASE NOTE

    • Please wear sturdy shoes
    • *alcohol abuse is dangerous to your heath, consume with moderation.
    • The order of visits can be modified.
    • Times are approximate.
    EXC_BORD4

    Pre-paid: $95

    On-board: $106

    Packack
    excursions - 2025

    The Chartrons District, Wine and Commerce Museum. Set out with your guide on foot to explore the old neighborhood where wine merchants performed their trade—the Chartrons District. You'll visit the Wine and Commerce Museum to trace the history of Bordeaux's classic nectar. We'll enjoy a tasting of wine.*

    PLEASE NOTE

    • Please wear sturdy shoes
    • *alcohol abuse is dangerous to your heath, consume with moderation.
    • The order of visits can be modified.
    • Times are approximate.
    EXC_BORD4

    Pre-paid: $95

    On-board: $106

    Packack
    excursions - 2024

    Departure by coach from Libourne for the excursion to Saint-Emilion. Guided tour of the underground monuments in Saint-Emilion village. Your guide will tell you all about the history of the medieval town. You will then visit an exceptional troglodytic site with, undoubtedly, its most original monument, the Monolithic church. Hewn entirely in limestone, it is the largest in Europe. You will then depart for a visit of a family-owned wine-growing estate, where you will be welcomed by the owner, who will explain the stages of the wine-making process in Saint-Emilion. A commented wine-tasting* session will complete the visit. Return to Libourne by coach.

    PLEASE NOTE

    • The tour will take place entirely on foot, so wear sturdy shoes
    • The visit of the underground sites involves certain rooms which may be poorly lit and confined.
    • *alcohol abuse is dangerous to your heath, consume with moderation.
    • The order of visits can be modified.
    • Times are approximate.
    EXC_EMILIO

    Pre-paid: $140

    On-board: $156

    Packack
    excursions - 2025

    Departure by coach from Libourne for the excursion to Saint-Emilion. Guided tour of the underground monuments in Saint-Emilion village. Your guide will tell you all about the history of the medieval town. You will then visit an exceptional troglodytic site with, undoubtedly, its most original monument, the Monolithic church. Hewn entirely in limestone, it is the largest in Europe. You will then depart for a visit of a family-owned wine-growing estate, where you will be welcomed by the owner, who will explain the stages of the wine-making process in Saint-Emilion. A commented wine-tasting* session will complete the visit. Return to Libourne by coach.

    PLEASE NOTE

    • The tour will take place entirely on foot, so wear sturdy shoes
    • The visit of the underground sites involves certain rooms which may be poorly lit and confined.
    • *alcohol abuse is dangerous to your heath, consume with moderation.
    • The order of visits can be modified.
    • Times are approximate.
    EXC_EMILIO

    Pre-paid: $140

    On-board: $156

    Packack
    excursions - 2024

    Libourne by bike and wine tasting.Guided tour of Libourne. Discover this former English bastide. Located at the confluence of the Isle and Dordogne Rivers, Libourne expanded around its port. We'll see the Saint John the Baptist Church, Abel Surchamp Square, and the imposing clock tower in the grand harbor. Then, we'll hop on our electric bikes and head over to the Pomerol wine-growing area. We'll enjoy a tasting of wine.*

    PLEASE NOTE

    • Please wear sturdy shoes
    • *alcohol abuse is dangerous to your heath, consume with moderation.
    • The order of visits can be modified.
    • Times are approximate.
    EXC_LIBOU

    Pre-paid: $152

    On-board: $168

    Packack
    excursions - 2025

    Libourne by bike and wine tasting.Guided tour of Libourne. Discover this former English bastide. Located at the confluence of the Isle and Dordogne Rivers, Libourne expanded around its port. We'll see the Saint John the Baptist Church, Abel Surchamp Square, and the imposing clock tower in the grand harbor. Then, we'll hop on our electric bikes and head over to the Pomerol wine-growing area. We'll enjoy a tasting of wine.*

    PLEASE NOTE

    • Please wear sturdy shoes
    • *alcohol abuse is dangerous to your heath, consume with moderation.
    • The order of visits can be modified.
    • Times are approximate.
    EXC_LIBOU

    Pre-paid: $168

    On-board: $186

    Packack
    excursions - 2024

    Departure by coach from Pauillac to discover the Médoc, prestigious wine-growing region. A corner of the world that produces the most prestigious red wines on the planet, tightly wedged between an ocean and an estuary. A mild, humid microclimate which has been favorable to the development of the vines. We will go through most of the Médoc appellations (Saint Julien, Margaux, Haut-Médoc). On the famous Châteaux Route, we will stop to taste the famous wines of the region. On the way you will see major domains such as Châteaux Laffitte-Rothschild, Latour and Mouton Rothschild. Return to the boat at the end of the afternoon.

    PLEASE NOTE

    • Visit mostly by coach.
    • Alcohol can be harmful to your health. Please drink in moderation.
    • Valid only if pre-booked.
    • The order of the visits can change.
    • Times are approximate.
    EXC_MEDOC

    Pre-paid: $140

    On-board: $0

    Packack
    excursions - 2025

    Departure by coach from Pauillac to discover the Médoc, prestigious wine-growing region. A corner of the world that produces the most prestigious red wines on the planet, tightly wedged between an ocean and an estuary. A mild, humid microclimate which has been favorable to the development of the vines. We will go through most of the Médoc appellations (Saint Julien, Margaux, Haut-Médoc). On the famous Châteaux Route, we will stop to taste the famous wines of the region. On the way you will see major domains such as Châteaux Laffitte-Rothschild, Latour and Mouton Rothschild. Return to the boat at the end of the afternoon.

    PLEASE NOTE

    • Visit mostly by coach.
    • Alcohol can be harmful to your health. Please drink in moderation.
    • Valid only if pre-booked.
    • The order of the visits can change.
    • Times are approximate.
    EXC_MEDOC

    Pre-paid: $140

    On-board: $0



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