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17 Night - The Beauty of Bordeaux and Norwegian Fjords Package

Package Details

Overview


From $10,799* per person

Package Provider: Botanica World Discoveries
Package Type: Fly Cruise
Region: Europe
Duration: 17 Nights


Description

Bonus : Free Norwegian Fjords cruise with P&O UK

 

 Your Fly, Stay  & Cruise package includes: 

·      Economy class flights from Sydney to Bordeaux, returning from London

·      1 night accommodation in Bordeaux

·      8 day Bordeaux, Chateaux, Vineyards & history cruise with Botanica

-      Includes all meals, beer, wine & soft drinks with lunch and dinner, all sightseeing + more

·      Economy class flight from Bordeaux to London

·      2 night accommodation in London

·      7 night Norwegian Fjords cruise onboard the Britannia

-      Includes all entertainment and meals onboard (specialty restaurants excluded)

·      Private car transfers throughout

·      Port charges, fees and airline taxes

 

 

River Cruise Itinerary

 Day 1. Arrive Bordeaux, Embark Ship

On arrival, transfer to your river ship, docked on the Garonne River. This evening, enjoy a Welcome Dinner and meet your crew and guest lecturers.

Stay: Seven Nights: MS AmaDolce, a luxurious small river ship

Daily Meals Included:  Dinner

 

Day 2. Cadillac, Sauternes or Water Lilies, Freedom of Choice

Enjoy a morning sail through French villages and landscapes. From Cadiallac travel to Le Temple-sur-Lot to see a unique water lily garden where Claude Monet began his obsession with painting water lilies. Founded in 1280, the walled village of Cadillac offers a wealth of historic treasures and sights. Others may choose to visit Château de La Brède, once the home of the philosopher, Montesquieu, to tour its English style garden. Afterwards, head to the family winery of Château De Myrat for a tour which includes a tasting of Sauternes’ world-famous dessert wines.

Daily Meals Included: Breakfast,  Lunch, Dinner

 

Day 3. Pauillac, Private Garden, Freedom of Choice

Today, we see the lovely village town on the left bank of the Gironde estuary known as Pauillac. Situated in the famed Médoc AOC (appellation d’origine contrôlée), a government controlled designation of origin which signifies where grapes are grown. You’ll be able to dabble in local blends this afternoon at an authentic Médoc wine tasting and learn the art of barrel making. There is also the option to visit a beautiful private garden.

Daily Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

 

Day 4. Blaye, Cognac & Château Gardens, Freedom of Choice

Today you can choose to spend a full day visiting château gardens including the well-known Château La Roche Courbon also known as ‘Sleeping Beauty’s Castle’. Alternatively discover the town of Blaye, including a walk along its 17th century citadel. After lunch, perhaps journey to Cognac for a tour and a tasting or sail to the town of Bourg.

Daily Meals Included: Breakfast,  Lunch, Dinner

 

Day 5. Bergerac, Private Garden & Saint-Émilion, Freedom of Choice

Enjoy a relaxing morning cruising, then explore the picturesque and historic village of Bergerac on the northern bank of the Dordogne River. Visit the nearby Les Jardins de Sardy, one of the best private gardens in the Dordogne area with its Italian style yet English garden feel. Alternatively travel to World Heritage-listed Saint-Émilion. Explore its remarkable network of cellars and tunnels which have been used in the making of sparkling wines since the 19th century. After a tour, enjoy a glass of bubbles and a selection of Saint-Émilion’s macarons.

Daily Meals Included:  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

 

Day 6. Libourne, Caviar, Art Lecture, Freedom of Choice

This morning tour Libourne including a visit to a caviar estate. This afternoon enjoy an art lecture as we cruise to Bordeaux where we will dock and indulge in a spectacular dinner. Later, take in the sights on an illuminations cruise of this magical city.

Daily Meals Included:  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

 

Day 7. Bordeaux, Botanical Gardens, Musee des Beaux Arts, Freedom of Choice

Your choices this morning including seeing the elegant port city of Bordeaux on foot or perhaps visit the Musee des Beaux Arts with an art expert. Perhaps visit Bordeaux Botanical Gardens, recognised as progressive projects of landscape architecture. Enjoy a free afternoon.

Daily Meals Included:  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

 

Day 8. Disembark Ship, Depart Bordeaux

Disembark your ship for the final time after breakfast and transfer to the airport for your onward flight.

Daily Meals Included:  Breakfast 

 

Cruise Itinerary

 

Date

Itinerary

Arrive

Depart

08 Jun 19

Southampton, England

 

 

09 Jun 19

At Sea

 

 

10 Jun 19

Stavanger, Norway

 

 

11 Jun 19

Flam, Norway

   

11 Jun 19

Sognefjord, Norway

 

 

12 Jun 19

Olden, Norway

   

12 Jun 19

Nordfjord, Norway

   

13 Jun 19

Bergen, Norway

 

 

14 Jun 19

At Sea

 

 

15 Jun 19

Southampton, England

 

 

 

 

Terms & Conditions

Conditions apply. Subject to availability and change without notice. Full supplier conditions apply. Valid for new bookings only. Prices valid at the time of publication. Prices are per person based on twin share occupancy unless otherwise stated and displayed in $AUD. Member savings are calculated using the original advertised price.

Terms and conditions apply. Prices are per person twin share in Australian dollars. Subject to availablity at the time of booking. Prices are correct as of 23 January 2019, but subject to change. Prices include economy class flights ex Sydney, including all taxes. Other departure cities available, please speak to your travel consultant for details. Advertised prices are for payment in cash, credit card payments will incur a surcharge. Further terms and conditions may apply, please speak to your travel consultant for full details 

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1300 765 305 (AUST) 0800 956 363 (NZ)

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