Bonjour Bordeaux: Chateaux, wineries & charming villages 2025

Bordeaux to Bordeaux

with Avalon Waterways

Bid bonjour to the bountiful beauty of Bordeaux with a captivating cruise on the Garonne and Dordogne Rivers to delight in one of France’s most exquisite regions. Embark from Bordeaux itself, the capital of the splendid Nouvelle-Aquitaine region—famed for its legendary vineyards and wines. Be carried away by Avalon’s signature included Classic, Active, or Discovery experiences of your choice—from the regal histories of castles and Châteaux to the romantic cellars where wine bouquets and bon-vivant cuisine tempt the palate. While the landscapes and lush pastoral treasures are plentiful along the shores of the Garonne and Dordogne, Avalon elevates each immersive experience for a deeper discovery of the cultural and architectural treasures that recall the rich traditions of Southwest France. From unparalleled panoramic drives to forested two-wheel excursions by bike to the delicacies of seaside Arcachon—the world is your oyster on this adventure in la belle vie of Bordeaux!

Bordeaux to Bordeaux 25 March 2025 From $4913 pp share twin

About Avalon Waterways 
Beyond the wall-to-wall, floor-to-ceiling windows is a world waiting to be explored – your way. Whether you want to enjoy a guided walking tour of one of Europe’s great cities, join a cooking class or paddle a canoe,  Avalon Choice℠ selections of Classic, Discovery and Active excursions offer a wide range of possibilities.

When you prefer to explore on your own, Avalon Waterways provide their recommendations, information and gear you need from the new Adventure Centre and AvalonGO Mobile App.  When back on board, the flexibility doesnt end, with Flex Dining – where onboard dining dispenses with strict seating times and limited restaurant options. Choose the onboard dining venue that suits your mood – from a breezy al fresco lunch at the Sky Grill to an elegant four-course dinner in the glass-walled dining room.

Last but not least, one we love about Avalon Waterways is the cabin design – if you are booking a balcony cabin, the beds face to the water – why look at a wall with all that scenery floating by.

Day 1: Bordeaux, embarkation
Day 2: Cadillac-Sur-Garonne
Day 3: Cussac Fort Medoc
Day 4: Balye-Bourg
Day 5: Libourne, excursion to Saint-Emilion
Day 6:Bordeaux
Day 7: Bordeaux, excursion to Arcachon’s Bay
Day 8: Bordeaux, disembark

* 7 night river cruise Bordeaux return with Avalon Waterways
* All meals onboard
* Complimentary sparkling wine with breakfast, wine, beer or soft drinks with lunch and dinner daily
* Complimentary WiFi throughout the Ship
* Cruise Director, Local Guides and Excursion Driver Gratuities included
* Onboard local entertainment
* Professional Cruise Director & Avalon Adventure Host available as your guide for fitness activities and active excursions

Your Bonus
* Included Shore Excursions with your choice of Classic, Active or Discovery experiences
* Complimentary bicycles available for use on shore

Where will my cabin be?
Deluxe Staterooms on the lower decks of the ship, providing bay windows that give you a view right at water level. Ask us today about upgrading to Avalons stunning Panorama Suites that offer a wall to wall panoramic window, that opens to transform the living space into a large open air balcony.

Travel dates
25 March 2025

There are many more departures available throughout 2025, please call!

Book by
Until sold out

From $4913 pp share twin Deluxe Stateroom, Category D


Terms & Conditions
Prices shown unless otherwise stated are in NZ$, and are subject to currency fluctuations and are for payment by cash, Eftpos, direct deposit or cleared cheque only.  Credit Card payments are also accepted but will incur a small surcharge, please enquire.   Price includes your cruise fare based on a share twin/double basis in NZ$, based on a Deluxe Stateroom, Category D, and known Port Taxes & Govt Fees. Gratuities additional. Special conditions apply for all Bonus Inclusions, please discuss with your Ocean Escapes consultant. Please discuss full Terms and Conditions of this offer with Ocean Escapes.  Deposit due immediately upon booking confirmation. Other conditions may apply. Tour WXX


Prices correct as at 12 June 2024, subject to change without notice. We encourage you to check the most current price with our team, in particular any offers including flights and/or accommodation. Whilst we endeavour to keep our website up to date at all times, please understand if price changes may not be reflected immediately. Other conditions may apply. E&OE.