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1720

BORDEAUX RIVER CRUISE
April 2-10, 2017          from $3795

Trip # 1720
Deposit:  $600
Final Payment:  11/28/16
Single Sup:  Call for Pricing
Trip Director:  Carolyn McKenna

Optional Insurance:  $300*
*Additional Insurance cost applies if trip cost is above $4000

Package Includes:
*Air from Dulles, Transfers & Porterage
*7-Nights All Inclusive 5-Star Luxury Cruised aboard the Scenic Diamond
*Daily gourmet meals onboard:  Breakfast & Lunch buffet, Dinner
*Wines & draught Beers during meals
*Bar & Minibar consumptions throughout the cruise
*Private 5* Butler Service for all cabins
*Complimentary Wi-Fi
*Daily Shore Excursions (As per the Itinerary)
*Local English speaking suides + Headsets during excursions

Day 1: April 2, 2017 - Depart the USA: Depart Washington IAD for Paris CDG.

Day 2: April 3, 2017 - BORDEAUX (D): Welcome to France. A Jet Vacations representative will personally greet you and arrange your transfer to your river cruise ship in Bordeaux. After you've comfortably settled in your cabin, we'll introduce our crew during our welcome cocktail party. You'll have dinner on board, and enjoy an evening or entertainment. We will remain in port overnight. (Dinner)

Day 3: April 4, 2017 - BORDEAUX - PAUILLAC : We sail down the river Garonne and then join the river Gironde and Patiras island before arriving in Pauillac just in time for lunch on board. After lunch on board, our excursion this afternoon is to visit the Médoc (reservation in advance is essential - see with your agency) - a renowned region where the most famous of all red wines in the world are cultivated. We also have the opportunity to see the "must see" châteaux Lafite-Rothschild, Latour and Mouton Rothschild. We return on board for dinner and an evening of entertainment. We moor for the night in Pauillac. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner).

Day 4: April 5 - PAUILLAC - GIRONDE ESTUARY - BLAYE : We set sail early this morning, cruising along the Gironde to the estuary. We have lunch on board, and arrive in Blaye. We set off on our excursion along the Corniche, or cliff route. We stop in the village of Bourg, a charming city built on a rocky outcrop enclosed by medieval ramparts. On the way back, travel through some of the world's most famous vineyards. We return on board for dinner. We moor for the night in Blaye. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 5: April 6, 2017 – BLAYE – COGNAC : After breakfast onboard, walking tour of Blaye, where we will visit the citadel. Following lunch onboard, we will depart towards Cognac to discover Romanesque churches, typical sceneries of a terroir considered by many as the "French Tuscany", traveling along the roads and quaysides, passing monuments and Cognac's public gardens. Enjoy a guided visit of the chateau of Cognac, birthplace of French king, François I. A historic building dating from the 13th to 16th centuries, the chateau is a wonderful blend of the history of both Cognac and France. The visit is followed by a tasting session in cognac cellars where you will learn about the enthralling adventure of the "Liqueur of the Gods" with much information about vine growing and harvesting, wine production, distilling and more. Return to Blaye at the end of the day. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 6: April 7, 2017 - BLAYE - LIBOURNE - SAINT-EMILION : We set sail early this morning, taking breakfast as we cruise, heading towards Libourne. We join the river Dordogne and head for Libourne where we arrive in the early afternoon. After lunch on board, we set off by coach on our excursion to Saint-Emilion. We have a guided visit of the underground monuments of Saint- Emilion village as our guide introduces us to the history of the medieval city. We then visit an exceptional Troglodyte settlement - the cave of Emilion, and we have a tasting to conclude our visit. We rejoin our floating hotel in Libourne at the end of the afternoon. After dinner on board we have an evening's entertainment provided by our crew before we moor for the night. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 7: April 8, 2017 - LIBOURNE - CADILLAC : We have breakfast as we cruise this morning, heading for Cadillac. Lunch on board. Arrival in Cadillac. This afternoon we have guided visits to the château de Roquetaillade and to Cadillac. This middle age castle is also famous for the inside decoration dating from the XIXth century. We will then enjoy a stop in a Sauterne winery for a special tasting. We then return to Cadillac for a guided visit of the city with its castle, old mansions and church dating back to the XVth century. We return on board for dinner. The rest of the evening is free. We moor for the night in Cadillac. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 8: April 9, 2017 – BORDEAUX; Early relaxing morning of cruising the Garonne bound for Bordeaux through the famous vineyards of Graves. Upon arrival, set off on a walking tour of Bordeaux. A city of art and architecture, Bordeaux is part of UNESCO's world heritage sites. Visit the old city from the large avenues to the narrow streets of Saint Pierre district. Lunch onboard and free afternoon Captain's Farewell dinner, followed by an evening of dancing. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 9: April 10, 2017 - BORDEAUX : This Morning you will be transferred* by your Jet Vacations Representative to your onward or homebound flight or to your post extension to San Sebastian. (Breakfast) END OF SERVICES

This itinerary is approximate.  The exact times, days and destinations may vary due to unforeseen circumstances.

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