Sample world-class wines and enjoy a private dinner at World Heritage-listed Château de Ferrand in Saint-Émilion.
At Château Giscours, a 19th-century Grand Cru Classé estate in the Margaux region, enjoy a tour and wine tasting.
See how wooden wine barrels are constructed during a visit to one of the few remaining family-owned cooperages.
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Personalise your holiday with a choice of included sightseeing options sure to leave you with lifelong memories
Upon arrival, you will be met at the airport and transferred to your river ship. After settling in, live it up at a welcome reception tonight.
Stay: Seven Nights, an Aria River ShipDaily :
This evening, we have arranged a fine wine tasting followed by a private dinner at Château de Ferrand. This regal château dates back to the 17th-century, while the current owners, the Bich family, were founders of the famous Bic company. Like a modern day dynasty, it is now managed by a Bich family member, who has since married into the Chandon-Moët family.
Enjoy a peaceful morning cruising along the Garonne and Dordogne rivers, taking in the scenery along the way. In Saint-Émilion, head to the underground Monolithic Church, then enjoy some free time to explore. Tonight, enjoy your Signature Experience.Daily :
Perhaps head to a caviar estate to learn about the farming of sturgeon fish before a tasting and a glass of sparkling wine. Alternatively, wander the stalls of the fresh food market, sampling fresh produce and gaining local knowledge conversing with the various stall holders.
From Libourne, choose your sightseeing. Later this afternoon, enjoy a peaceful cruise to Blaye.Daily :
Discover Blaye and take a stroll around the 17th-century citadel, as well as its underground passages. Later, cycle past châteaux on the banks of the Gironde Estuary, then follow the Captain’s Road past the Côtes de Bourg wine region to Bourg, set at the confluence of the Dordogne and Garonne rivers. Otherwise if you want to take it easy, sail to Bourg and take a walking discovery of the town centre, medieval ramparts and harbour.
Choose your sightseeing.Daily :
Visit Château Giscours, a 19th-century Grand Cru Classé estate in the renowned Margaux region. Here, it is only fitting that an estate tour and wine tasting is on the cards.
The sun-drenched vineyards of Aquitaine are on display as you cruise into Pauillac. Disembark your ship and journey through the famous Médoc wine region. During a visit to a local cooperage, see how wooden wine barrels are made. Afterwards, enjoy your Signature Experience.Daily :
Perhaps visit Château de Cazeneuve, once the home of King Henry IV of France. Or discover Château de la Brède, then travel to Sauternes to try the region’s famous dessert wine. If you want to take it easy, you can remain on board your ship, where we will bring the true flavour of France to you as we prepare a cheese tasting.
Select the sightseeing that best suits you.Daily :
Embark on a city exploration of Bordeaux as you indulge in a charcuterie and cheese tasting, or for the golf enthusiasts, you can play a round at a renowned course. Or maybe hop in an authentic open-roofed Citroën 2CV vintage car and enjoy a guided discovery through Bordeaux.
The choice is entirely yours for today’s sightseeing inclusion. Tonight’s captain’s farewell dinner is the perfect way to bid farewell to your new-found friends and crew.Daily :
This morning disembark your ship for the final time and transfer to the airport.Daily :
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