Enjoy the rare privilege of being entertained in Chateau Royal de Cazeneuve amongst the vineyards of Bordeaux
Visit one of Bordeaux's finest cooperages to discover local wine making traditions and see how oak barrels are made
Spend an afternoon exploring Saint Émilion, and enjoy a glass of bubbly at the underground cellars of Les Cordeliers
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Be met on arrival and transferred to your ship, docked on the Garonne River. Enjoy a Welcome Reception as anticipation builds for the trip ahead.
Stay: Seven Nights: an Aria River ShipDaily :
EXCLUSIVE! Visit Château de Cazeneuve, where you will be greeted by descendants of the original owners, followed by a private tour and dinner in the prestigious Grand Salon.
Perhaps tour Cadillac, before exploring Saint-Macaire. Alternatively, visit Sauternes where you’ll tour two historic châteaux then try the region’s famous dessert wine. Tonight
See how wooden wine barrels are constructed during a visit to one of the few remaining family-owned cooperages and enjoy a wine tasting
Take in the stunning sights as your ship threads its way along the Gironde estuary, which cuts alongside the historic vineyards of Aquitaine. Later, enjoy a Gala Welcome Dinner.
Later today, perhaps travel to Cognac for a tour and a tasting at a French cognac house or sail to the town of Bourg and take a walking tour.
Discover the town of Blaye and take a walk around the 17th-century citadel.Daily :
In Saint-Émilion, head to the underground Monolithic Church, then visit the cellars of Les Cordeliers. Then sample some macarons and Les Cordeliers’ sparkling wines.Daily :
Perhaps join a guide for a tour of Bergerac to discover the wonderfully restored Old Town. Another option is to tour Libourne and visit a caviar estate.
Enjoy the Captain’s Farewell Dinner.Daily :
Take in the sights of Bordeaux on a tour.Daily :
Be transferred to the airport.Daily :
From degustation dinners to lunches in the sun, there’s always something new to savour in one of many venues on board
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