Chateaux, Rivers & Wine

18 August - 25 August 2018

Duration

7 Nights

Journey Type

Sailing from France

Ports

6 Ports

18 August

Setting sail from Bordeaux

Bordeaux sits at the centre of the world's most famous wine region, and is home to a beguiling blend of beautiful buildings, sophisticated gastronomy and high culture. What's more, the city has been transformed over the last few years: the grandiose 18th century facades have been scrubbed clean, a shiny new public transport system has been installed, and a wonderful new promenade has been created alongside the river Garonne. We think Bordeaux is a marvellous place to spend some time, whether it's a day sampling wines, an evening at the opera or a night on the tiles.

Our tip

Bordeaux is ringed by vineyards and châteaux, and a wine tasting tour is an absolute must. Saint-Emilion, Pauillac, Médoc, Sauternes, Pomerol… You really are spoilt for choice!

19-22 August

France: Cadillac, Saint Emilion

22 August

France: Blaye

23 August

France: Pauillac

24-25 August

Arriving in Bordeaux

Don't miss

You have to see the Water Mirror, which you will find by the Place de la Bourse. Who would have thought that two centimetres of water on a huge granite slab could create such an amazing effect?

The Ship

Your home from home

Viking Freya in Budapest
Viking Aegir Veranda State Room
Viking Longship - Aquavit Terrace

Viking’s award winning Longships are the success story of river cruising with sleek Scandinavian design and innovative engineering.

What we love

Viking Longships have led the way in the expansion of the river cruise industry. With understated interiors, comfortable staterooms and suites, a great main restaurant and excellent terrace offering a lovely spot for a casual meal al fresco, they operate on Viking's most popular itineraries and consistently deliver to Viking's ever increasing clientele.

Capacity 190 Guests
Crew 45 Staff
Style Understated, elegant on board environment where you can relax after an enriching day of sightseeing.
Inclusions
  • All meals with wine, beer, and soft drinks
  • Sightseeing and excursions
  • WiFi on board
  • In-room movies on demand
Length 443 feet
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Tailor-make your trip

Ways to make it better
Yndo Hotel, Bordeaux

Where to stay in Bordeaux

At the heart of the historic centre, the quirky Yndo Hotel is a great choice.

Dune du Pyla, Arcachon

Take a day trip from Bordeaux

The nearby coastal town of Arcachon is renowned for its oysters, and is home to the towering Dune du Pyla, Europe’s largest sand dune.

Get in touch & let us tailor-make your perfect cruise holiday

Call us on 020 7399 7670 or visit us at our comfortable offices just off London's Regent Street.

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