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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 Europes richest kingdom. See Bordeauxs fountains and cellars. Hunt for truffles in Prigord, 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, Mdoc and Sauternes in their own terroir on an 8-day cruise through Bordeauxa region synonymous with fine wine and finer living.

Itinerary

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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.

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Bordeaux, France

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Pauillac, France

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

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Bordeaux, France

Many of Bordeauxs elegant buildings date back to its 18th-century Golden Age.

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Bordeaux, France

Second only to Paris in French historic monuments, Bordeauxs rich heritage is thoughtfully preserved.