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Châteaux, Rivers & Wine

Resort:Châteaux, Rivers & Wine
Operator: Viking River Cruises
Destination: France
Price From: £1295.00

Overview

Explore Bordeaux like never before

Discover the ports, vineyards, farms and forests of Aquitaine, once Europe™s richest kingdom. See Bordeaux™s fountains and cellars. Hunt for truffles in P©rigord, then taste them in a home-cooked meal. Create your own personal blend of Cognac at the Camus distillery. Savor France™s finest oysters fresh from the bay at Arcachon. Sip Saint-‰milion, M©doc and Sauternes in their own terroir on an 8-day cruise through Bordeaux”a region synonymous with fine wine and finer living.

Itinerary

Day 1 Bordeaux, France

Honored as a City of Art and History, Bordeaux is a œLittle Paris of beautiful boulevards, stunning churches and green parks and gardens.

Day 2 Bordeaux, France

Set on the Garonne River in southwestern France, Bordeaux™s graceful port is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Day 3 Cadillac (Sauternes), France

A small commune in the Gironde department of Aquitaine, Cadillac and its 17th-century castle retain much of their old-world charm.

Day 4 Libourne, France

Libourne enjoys a respected status as a French wine-making capital and hosts one of the largest fresh food markets in the area.

Day 5 Bourg & Blaye, France

A producer of fine red wines, scenic Blaye boasts an extraordinary 17th-century citadel, dramatically set on a rock along the Gironde River.

Day 6 Pauillac, France

Pauillac is a commune in the Gironde department of Aquitaine, France; its population is about 5,000.

Day 7 Bordeaux, France

Many of Bordeaux™s elegant buildings date back to its 18th-century Golden Age.

Day 8 Bordeaux, France

Second only to Paris in French historic monuments, Bordeaux™s rich heritage is thoughtfully preserved.