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Mirabelle
From
€3,560 Per Person

Charming Class

 

The Mirabelle was originally built in 1942 and has been magnificently modernized to provide elegant and cozy accommodation for a maximum of 24 passengers. 

  • Country / Region
    France / Aquitaine
  • Duration
    7 Days/6 Nights
  • Cruise Code
    BTMIR0816
  • Itinerary
    Bordeaux to Saint-Emilion
  • Cabins
    12
  • Max Passengers
    24
From
€3,560 Per Person

Charming Class

 

The Mirabelle was originally built in 1942 and has been magnificently modernized to provide elegant and cozy accommodation for a maximum of 24 passengers. 

  • Country / Region
    France / Aquitaine
  • Duration
    7 Days/6 Nights
  • Cruise Code
    BTMIR0816
  • Itinerary
    Bordeaux to Saint-Emilion
  • Cabins
    12
  • Max Passengers
    24
Description 
  • Cruise Highlights
    AccommodationAccommodation Cabin accommodation (twin or double bed) with en-suite bathroomActivityActivity Excursions and admittance fees as per the itinerary MealsMeals All meals included - authentic French cuisine and regional specialities plus a selection of fine winesDrinksDrinks Open bar with alcoholic and non alcoholic drinksInclusionInclusion Sun deckTransportation Transportation Vehicle for transfers and excursions ActivityActivity Use of bicyclesItineraryItinerary Cruise between Castets-en-Dorthe and LibourneActivityActivity Visit the region's famous vineyards. Includes wine tastings. InclusionInclusion WiFi on boardActivityActivity Wine tasting sessions

Summary

The lovely Mirabelle cruises along the Bordeaux region and sails on Canal de Garonne, Dordogne, Garonne and Gironde Rivers. It features a classic barge with wood-paneled salon and dining room with boasting wide windows to capture stunning sceneries. This cruise ship is a perfect vessel to choose for lovers of true French ambiance. 
 

Cruise Highlights

  • All-inclusive 6-night/7-day cruise
  • Daily excursions and entry fees to:
    • Bordeaux city, its narrow streets, Roman cathedral and famous square
    • 12th century fortress Roquetaillade
    • Citadel of Blaye, UNESCO World Heritage site, and its local market
    • Saint-Emilion, a medieval village
    • Various château for wine tasting
  • All gourmet meals and open-bar 24/7
  • Attentive service from 5-8 crew members
  • Transfers between Bordeaux and Mirabelle
  • Cruise from March to November/Sunday departures
  • Bookings available by the cabin. Alternatively, this barge may be fully chartered for the exclusive use of your group

 

Exclusions

  • International and transport to Bordeaux
  • Travel insurance, health, repatriation and cancellation
  • Crew gratuities
  • Personal expenses
  • Activities outside the boat

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Itinerary 

Day 1, Sunday
In the afternoon, your plane lands on the runway at the airport Bordeaux-Merignac or your train enters the station of Bordeaux Saint-Jean. Our guide will meet you, welcome you and accompany you by bus to the boat moored along the Canal des Deux Mers Castets-en-Dorthe. A welcome cocktail awaits you on board. Your first dinner is a taste of the excellent meals are served throughout the cruise.

Day 2, Monday
You are in the Graves, the birthplace of Bordeaux wines. The excursion program begins with visits to the Sauternais region. You discover the sublime sweet whites of Sauternes such as Château d’Yquem and the architecture of the magnificent wine growing Châteaux, dating from the Middle Ages to the 19th century.

After lunch, you pass the locks of the canal to enter the Garonne and navigate at the foot of city Cadillac. You enjoy this princely Bastide and its Entre-deux-Mers region wines between Garonne and Dordogne.

Day 3, Tuesday
You will travel along the Garonne River in the Bordeaux suburbs, until the passage of the Stone Bridge and the pier in the center of Bordeaux facing the region's most prestigious panorama. The Stone Bridge, Place de la Bourse and Quai des Chartrons intermingle in a single view. You are absorbed by the many historical monuments. The daily excursion program continues with a visit to the town of Bordeaux through these architectural gems. You can enjoy free time until evening to soak up their mind or indulge in shopping at the heart of the city.

Day 4, Wednesday
You will cruise the Garonne River, admire the tip of the Ambe’s nozzle and enter the Gironde estuary to the jetty of Blaye. The Coteaux stop will allow you to visit the remarkable seventeenth century fortress of Vauban. A famous Castle awaits you to taste its famous wine glory of the town.

Day 5, Thursday
You cross the Gironde estuary to reach another famous area of the Bordeaux region: the Medoc. The boat reached the wharf for the landing of Pauillac Castles. Your bus will take you through the vineyards to visit one of the most famous wine-cellar.

Day 6, Friday
Today’s cruise takes you on the River Dordogne to Libourne. After an excursion to the picturesque town of Saint-Emilion, where wine is as old as the underground cellars carved in stone, you visit the old town where you explore the caves of monoliths eighteenth century and enjoy a vintage of Grand Cru. Then follow your gala dinner.

Day 7, Saturday
Time of departure, we support you until departure of your train or plane.

Note: The cruise takes place alternately in opposite directions each week.



Estuary Cruise

Day 1 & 2
Boarding at Libourne toward 6p.m.. A welcome cocktail awaits you on board. Your first dinner is a taste of the excellent meals are served throughout the cruise. You have the evening for a walk in the heart of Libourne where the tower of Grand Port, town hall, arcaded buildings of the Place Royale, testify to the prosperity of the city over the centuries.

Day 3
Breakfast on board and start cruising towards Blaye. After skirting the island Cazeau and Patiras, the citadel of Blaye is awaits you, imposing and majestic.The citadel overlooks the estuary of the Gironde offering a splendid panorama. After lunch, it is the departure for a guided tour of the fortress of the seventeenth century reflects a rich past. An afternoon concludes with a must visit Castle and wine tasting. Your day ends with a dinner flavors of the estuary and your overnight stop. 

Day 4
Cruise departs early in the morning during breakfast. You navigate to reach Pauillac in the Gironde. Originally built by vintners or by master mariners, Pauillac maintained the waterfront mansions in its noble stone. You raise the discovery of the Médoc terroir prestige; This part of the world is home of the most prestigious red wines, sandwiched between an ocean and an estuary. You cross the most prestigious appellations of the Medoc (St. Julien, Margaux, Haut-Médoc ...) on the famous Route des Chateaux. You see also the inevitable Castles Rothschild. It is a must stop for a tasting tour of a castle of the Medoc and sharing a friendly moment before before finishing the cruise and being accompany by bus on Bordeaux.

Margaux Island - Bordeaux Option
Your cruise continues. Return on board for gourmet lunch, we stopped on the island Margaux to enjoy its historical heritage, its 365 varieties of fruit trees and vineyards where you can taste the wine of the island. We navigate on the Garonne River along Bassens, Bordeaux harbor, dock Chartrons ... for your end of cruise, stopover in the heart of the city, at the most prestigious panoramas of the region: the Stone Bridge, the Place de la Bourse and Quai des Chartrons in a single view. You take a cocktail before leave the Mirabelle toward 6:00 p.m. 

Barge Details 

Mirabelle Deck Plan

Mirabelle deck plan

  • 5-8 crew
  • 38 metres long
  • 12 twin/double en suite cabins (9-10 sqm)
  • Air-conditioned
  • Centrally heated
  • Sundeck
  • Bicycles available on board
  • Wi-Fi (subject to local reception)
Dates & Prices 

Rates for 2017

Departure Dates (Sunday) Cabin per person (Twin) Single Supplement
October 15 to November 12 3,560 Euros 1,600 Euros

Charter (Whole Barge)

Departure Dates (Sunday) Charter 12 ppl Charter 14 ppl Charter 16 ppl Charter 18 ppl Charter 20 ppl Charter 22 ppl Charter 24 ppl
October 15 to November 12 50,300 Euros  56,800 Euros   62,790 Euros 68,250 Euros  73,150 Euros  77,560 Euros  80,980 Euros 

Rates for 2018

Departure Dates (Sunday) Cabin per person (Twin) Single Supplement
March 11 to April 8 3,560 Euros 1,600 Euros
April 15 to October 7 3,890 Euros 1,600 Euros 
October 14 to November 11 3,560 Euros 1,600 Euros

Charter (Whole Barge)

Departure Dates (Sunday) Charter 12 ppl Charter 14 ppl Charter 16 ppl Charter 18 ppl Charter 20 ppl Charter 22 ppl Charter 24 ppl
March 11 to April 8 50,300 Euros 56,800 Euros 62,790 Euros 68,250 Euros 73,150 Euros 77,560 Euros 80,980 Euros
April 15 to October 7 54,290 Euros 61,460 Euros 68,110 Euros 74,240 Euros 79,800 Euros 84,880 Euros 89,000 Euros
October 14 to November 11 50,300 Euros 56,800 Euros 62,790 Euros 68,250 Euros 73,150 Euros 77,560 Euros 80,980 Euros

TERMS & CONDITIONS

Prices shown in Euros and will be converted in Australian Dollar (AUD) at time of payment using a daily ROE. An initial deposit of 30% of the total cruise fare for cabin or charter is payable at the time of booking. The balance must be paid within 85 days as per our terms and conditions and as specified in our confirmation invoice, which will be despatched when the booking form has been processed.

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