Châteaux, Rivers & Wine
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Explore Bordeaux like never before
Discover the ports, vineyards, farms and forests of Aquitaine, once Europes richest kingdom. See Bordeauxs 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 Frances 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 Bordeauxa region synonymous with fine wine and finer living.
Day 1 Bordeaux, France
Honored as a City of Art and History, Bordeaux is a Little Paris of beautiful boulevards, stunning churches and green parks and gardens.
Day 2 Bordeaux, France
Set on the Garonne River in southwestern France, Bordeauxs 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 Bordeauxs elegant buildings date back to its 18th-century Golden Age.
Day 8 Bordeaux, France
Second only to Paris in French historic monuments, Bordeauxs rich heritage is thoughtfully preserved.