For those who have yet to plan their summer river cruise getaway, Strasbourg-based CroisiEurope is offering up some great deals on their Bordeaux, France-based river cruises this July and August.
Savings are offered on the line’s July and August departures in Bordeaux for all new bookings made prior to April 30, 2014. CroisiEurope has been a regular player in the famed wine region since 2011, sailing the Garonne river between Bordeaux and Cadillac aboard the Princesse d’Aquitane and the Cryano de Bergerac.
CroisiEurope offers three separate itineraries are offered in the region:
- The Gironde Estuary, the Dordogne and Garonne – 7 Days
This seven-day journey explores the region’s scenery and history. Starting in Bordeaux this cruise will travel down the Garonne river to join the Gironde. Guests will spend a day in Pauillac before heading to the Gironde Estuary where they will pass marshes, steep cliffs, troglodyte houses and fishermen’s huts. After joining the Dordogne explore the medieval towns of Saint-Emilion, Libourn and Cadillac before returning to Bordeaux.
- The Gironde Estuary and the Garonne River – 7 Days
Explore the history, cuisine, and national treasures that the Bordeaux region has to offer on this six-day itinerary. Beginning in Bordeaux the journey will head down the Gironde before stopping for an optional tour of Médoc. Travelers then sail to Blaye where they can take an optional tour of Corniche to experience the area’s cliffs and combinations of river, rocks and vines. The trip will end with a tour of the UNESCO World Heritage Site that is Bordeaux, with its 18th century architecture and charming city center.
- The Gironde Estuary and the Garonne River – 5 Days
Beginning in Bordeaux, guests travel through Pauillac to Bourg, a city built on a rocky outcrop enclosed by medieval ramparts. That evening guests will return to Blaye for a tour of the Citadel. The trip will pass through Cadillac and Saint-Emilion before concluding with a historic city tour of Bordeaux.
One of CroisiEurope’s defining features has always been the shallow drafts of their ships that allow them to go where others simply can’t. This is very true of the Cyrano de Bergerac and Princesse de’Aquitane, both of which can moor right in the heart of the Bordeaux region. Constructed in 2013 and 2011, respectively, both ships feature a variety of stateroom choices, coupled with attractive lounges and restaurants in which to relax and watch as the Garonne passes by.
More information on CroisiEurope can be found by viewing our complete company overview here on River Cruise Advisor.