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Mirabelle - Cycling Cruise

Mirabelle - Cycling Cruise

From
€3,560 Per Person

Charming Class

 

Discover charming Bordeaux region and its vineyards as you cruise on board the beautiful Mirabelle.

  • Country / Region
    France / Aquitaine
  • Duration
    7 Days/6 Nights
  • Cruise Code
    MIRCYC0816
  • Itinerary
    Bordeaux to Saint-Emilion
  • Cabins
    12
  • Max Passengers
    24
From
€3,560 Per Person

Charming Class

 

Discover charming Bordeaux region and its vineyards as you cruise on board the beautiful Mirabelle.

  • Country / Region
    France / Aquitaine
  • Duration
    7 Days/6 Nights
  • Cruise Code
    MIRCYC0816
  • 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

Explore Bordeaux with our cycling cruise on board the beautiful Mirabelle. Cycle along the scenic bike paths and explore charming villages, magnificent chateaux and the famed vineyards of the region. 
 

Cruise Highlights

  • Cycle through the world-famous Bordeaux wine area. 
  • Visit historic and and cultural monuments. 
  • Sample the classic wines of Sauternes. 
  • Discover the architectural gems of Bordeaux.  

 

Inclusions

  • Accommodation (twin or double bed) with en-suite bathroom
  • All-Inclusive cruise program available for groups and private charters of 12 passengers and up to 24
  • Includes bike rental and accompanying professional guide on bike

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Itinerary 

Day 1, Sunday
In Bordeaux Saint-Jean train station, our guide welcomes you and takes you by bus to the boat moored in Libourne. A welcome cocktail awaits you on board with the presentation of the crew. Once setlled in the cabin, we invite you to take control of your bikes thanks to a short first getaway to Fronsac or Arveyres. Your first dinner is a taste of the excellence of the meals that are served throughout the cruise.

Day 2, Monday
Saint-Emilion & Pomerol (35 kms)
Your exploration of the day makes you discover the famous vineyards of Pomerol and Saint-Emilion. This UNESCO World Heritage village offers a unique view of the medieval streets, the surrounding vineyards. You will visit the monolithic church and taste a "Grand Cru". Your tour continues on the small picturesque roads where you have a glimpse of the most famous chateaux: Angelus, Beauséjour, Ausone, Cheval Blanc, La Dominique, Trottevieille, Gaubert, Barde-Haut, Clos la Madeleine, Bel Air Monange, Laroque, Fombrauge, Grand Corbin, Gazin, Petrus, Petit Village, Nenin. Most of the most famous wines of the world, discover amazing panorama on your bike.

Day 3, Tuesday
Circuit of vineyards of Cotes de Bourg (35 kms)
Through a rolling landscape covered with vineyards and elegant monuments such as the Romanesque church of Bayon, a tour with wine tasting will be organized with one of the many chateaux like Monconseil-Gazin, Marquis de Vauban, Tayac and Eyquem and many others. You will enjoy the unique views along the estuary along the beautiful Corniche road. Admire the ruins of a Gallo-Roman villa in Plassac and follow a guided tour of the underground passages through the Citadel of Blaye, fortress of Vauban, classified as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Day 4, Wednesday
Margaux - Medoc (45 kms)
You arrive very quickly at Chateau Lamothe Bergeron "Cru Bourgeois du Médoc", where wine and tourism are highly valued. You will then follow a path of prestigious chateau: Maucaillou, Poujeaux, Rauzan Segla, Palmer, Issan, Lichine Priority, Kirwan and Chateaux Margaux. Numerous opportunities to make a stop, to taste and learn some secrets of winegrowers. The end of the day gives you the opportunity of a cruise dinner going up the wide estuary towards Bordeaux and the most prestigious panorama of the region: the "Port de la Lune" with its sumptuous 18th century facades; the Pont de Pierre, the Place de la Bourse and the Quai des Chartrons.

Day 5, Thursday
Circuit in the heart of Bordeaux (25 kms)
Bordeaux, a UNESCO World Heritage city, imposes a parade of architectural jewels on the city's historic streets, monuments and hidden places: the royal entrance of the city (La Porte Cailhau), the Tower of Pey Berlan, the Golden Triangle, the Girondins, column, the water mirror, the Capucins market, the Saint-Michel Basilica, the very special Darwin ecosystem. Everywhere, opportunities for visits and shopping abound.

Day 6, Friday
Cadillac/Graves circuit - Sauternes (39 kms)
You will discover the regions of the Graves and the Sauternes and cross their picturesque villages: Verdelais with the tomb of the painter Toulouse-Lautrec, the path of the Croix-du-Mont and its fossilized oyster benaces accumulated; Saint -Macaire with troglodyte houses toward the river; Sauternes where you will see the prestigious Castle of the Yquem, Castle of Suduiraut, Castl of Guiraud, Clos Haut Peyraguey and many others. The route then follows the winding banks of the Giron River. Once back on board, we invite you to sail the River Garonne to enter the "canal des deux mers" where your gala dinner awaits you before a night walk along the water.

Day 7 Saturday
Time for farewell. After a last breakfast on board, between 9:00 and 10:00 am, your bus will take you to the train station.

Barge Details 
  • Length: 126 ft. long
  • Width: 16.5 ft. wide
  • 24 passengers
  • 7 crew
  • 12 cabins (110 sq. ft.) - ensuite bathroom with shower in each 
  • Air conditioning and heating
  • Fully stocked bar
  • Ice Machine for guest use
  • WiFi and Guest Computer with internet access
  • Entertainment Center
  • Bicycles available for shore excursions
  • Sundeck with canopy

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. Cancellation policy applies to all bookings.

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