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Tango
From
€4,200 Per Person

Luxe Class

 

The Tango barge was built in 1931 and navigated the canals of northeast France until the 1950s. In year 2000, she was converted into a deluxe charter barge.

  • Country / Region
    France / Bordeaux
  • Duration
    7 Days/6 Nights
  • Cruise Code
    BTTAN0817
  • Itinerary
    Bordeaux to Bordeaux
  • Cabins
    4
  • Max Passengers
    8
From
€4,200 Per Person

Luxe Class

 

The Tango barge was built in 1931 and navigated the canals of northeast France until the 1950s. In year 2000, she was converted into a deluxe charter barge.

  • Country / Region
    France / Bordeaux
  • Duration
    7 Days/6 Nights
  • Cruise Code
    BTTAN0817
  • Itinerary
    Bordeaux to Bordeaux
  • Cabins
    4
  • Max Passengers
    8
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 deck with spa poolTransportation Transportation Vehicle for transfers and excursions ActivityActivity Use of bicyclesActivityActivity Wine tasting sessions

Summary

Discover the beautiful and historic region of Bordeaux on board the Tango barge. Tango cruises in the fabled wine region of Bordeaux and will take you to the famous vineyards of the region, picturesque villages and modern landmarks. She offers four cabins with en-suite facilites that can acommodate up to eight passengers.

 

Cruise Highlights

  • Moor outside outside Bordeaux’s celebrated Cité du Vin.
  • Wine-tasting at the world-renowned Châteaux Margaux.
  • Cruise along the Atlantic seaside and Arcachon Bay.
  • Guided tour of Blaye, a UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Visit the market in Libourne.
  • Discover the medieval wine village of Saint Emilion.
  • Learn the winemaking process and techniques in Bordeaux with a visit to cooperage.

 

Inclusions

  • Six-night accommodation
  • All meals, wines, bar, and refreshment drinks aboar
  • Transfers to and from the barge from the Bordeaux train station or local hotel
  • All excursions and visits to historical sites, museums, entrance fees, vineyards for wine-tastings, and markets in an air-conditioned minivan
  • Use of on-board bicycles, deck-side spa, library, CD/DVD collection and player


Exclusions

  • Wines and alcoholic beverages on shore
  • Personal purchases
  • Telephone and internet access
  • Laundry (can be arranged with onshore cleaners)


Pick-up & Drop-off Points

  • Bordeaux train station

Cruise Cuisine

  • Fresh Atlantic scallops and garden herb terrine on bed of frisee salad greens with Roquefort dressing
  • Freshly made ravioli filled with ricotta and spinach with a sage butter sauce
  • Rib steak seared with a flavourful sauce of red wine and shallots, garnished with a decadent slice of seared foie gras
  • A pyramid of roasted eggplant, zucchini, bell pepper, sweet garden tomato sauce
  • Cheese platter
  • Rich and warm moist chocolate cake with red berry coulis and crème anglaise custard

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Itinerary 

Bordeaux to Bordeaux

Day 1, Sunday
Your tour guide picks you up from your pre-arranged meeting point in Bordeaux and brings you to barge Tango, where you’re welcomed aboard with a festive glass of champagne. An evening cruise and romantic evening mooring await, as you settle into your spacious and comfortably appointed cabin. Relax on deck over hors d’oeuvres, then sit down to a meal of modern French cuisine prepared by Tango’s onboard chef.

Day 2, Monday
Set off in the morning for a slow-paced and scenic cruise, mooring just outside Bordeaux’s celebrated Cité du Vin. This unique cultural facility brings wine to life through immersive, sensory exhibits, all housed within an evocative modern architectural setting. The tour wraps up with a tasting in the elegant Belvedere room on the eighth floor, with a 360-degree view of the city and surrounding landscape.

With your appetite whetted, head back to the barge to linger over lunch prepared from market-fresh, regional produce. Keep your camera handy for the afternoon’s leisurely cruise to Médoc, where you’ll hop off Tango for wine-tasting at the world-renowned Châteaux Margaux, Return to Tango, admiring the beautiful châteaux along the route, and relax over dinner featuring fresh takes on classic French cuisine.

Day 3, Tuesday
Leave the rolling hills of wine country behind for a trip to the sparkling Atlantic seaside and Arcachon Bay. A motorboat whisks you out across the dazzling blue waters of the estuary for up-close views of working oyster farms and the striking Dune du Pilat, a massive mountain of sugar-white sand rising above the pines. Back onshore, you’re treated to a déjeuner sur l’herbe as you enjoy the classic country pastime of picnicking, complete with a round of freshly shucked oysters. Head back to Tango for a cruise across the Gironde Estuary to the ancient village of Blaye, where your evening’s mooring is just a stone’s throw from the stone ramparts of the UNESCO-listed citadel. Dinner is served under the romantically lit canopy on deck.

Day 4, Wednesday
In the morning, delve into the area’s centuries’ worth of history with a guided tour of Blaye. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, this riverfront village features an impressive 17th-century citadel and fascinating military history. Scope out the architectural treasures in town, and venture out to the prehistoric caves of Pair-Non-Pair-undiscovered until 1881, this subterranean site contains engravings of animals that are among the oldest in the world. Back on the Tango, savor lunch as you cruise through the afternoon to Libourne. Moored at the foot of the town’s 14th-century clock tower, evening brings a deck-side tasting of fine local Pomerol wines before you sit down to dinner.

Day 5, Thursday
Set off in the morning with Tango’s chef for a stroll into Libourne for market day. Roam among stalls heaped with seasonal produce, local meats and cheeses, and gourmet specialties as you help to select items to take back to the barge for lunch. In the afternoon, make your way through the chateau-dotted countryside to the alluring medieval village of St. Emilion, whose picturesque charms are only matched by the quality of the wines produced here. Discover the wines cultivated in this magical hilltop town during a tasting, and then meet up with Tango as it cruises toward the fairytale village of Bourg, an idyllic setting to moor for dinner.

Day 6, Friday
Gain special insight into the winemaking processes and techniques employed in Bordeaux with a visit to a cooperage, where traditional barrels are crafted from fragrant French oak. Watch artisans at work using centuries-old practices to form the barrels, and learn about the importance of everything from shape to materials in wine production. Return to Tango for lunch and a leisurely cruise to your final mooring in Bordeaux. Toast your time aboard Tango and end your week on a high note with a special festive dinner prepared by the chef.

Day 7, Saturday
After breakfast, your tour guide will take you to the pre-arranged departure point for the continuation of your journey.

Barge Details 

Tango Deck Plan
Tango deck plan

  • 4 cabins
  • 8 passengers
  • English-speaking crew (captain, hostess, chef, tour guide)
  • Salon and fully-stocked bar
  • Sun deck with hot tub
Dates & Prices 

Departures for 2017

Departure Dates (Sunday)
October 22

Rates for 2018

Departure Dates Individual Cabin Rate
(Cezanne & Renoir)
Individual Cabin Rate
(Van Gogh & Captain)
Charter 4 ppl Charter 6 ppl Charter 8 ppl
April 8, 15, 22, 29 4,200 Euros 4,400 Euros 18,400 Euros 26,400 Euros 34,800 Euros
May 6, 13, 20, 27 4,200 Euros 4,400 Euros 18,400 Euros 26,400 Euros 34,800 Euros
June 3, 10, 17, 24 4,200 Euros 4,400 Euros 18,400 Euros 26,400 Euros 34,800 Euros
July 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 4,200 Euros 4,400 Euros 18,400 Euros 26,400 Euros 34,800 Euros
August 5, 12, 19, 26 4,200 Euros 4,400 Euros 18,400 Euros 26,400 Euros 34,800 Euros
September 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 4,200 Euros 4,400 Euros 18,400 Euros 26,400 Euros 34,800 Euros
October 7, 14, 21, 28 4,200 Euros 4,400 Euros 18,400 Euros 26,400 Euros 34,800 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 35% is payable at the time of booking. The balance must be paid within 100 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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