mirabelle - bordeaux


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mirabelle - bordeaux

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Mirabelle - bordeaux Aquitaine

Canal Barge in France



Bordeaux Wine Cruise

The cruise will let you discover one of the biggest vineyard of the world, our tours reflect the very best of south West France - fine food and wines, cultural activities, and the immense pleasure of sailing through beautiful scenery. Onboard, you will taste 4 different wines each day: Saint Emilion Grand Cru, Bordeaux, Sauternes, Medoc, Chateau Margaux, Côte de Blaye, to name a few. Daily excursions are led by a local and passionate wine expert, at ease with newcomers and Connoisseurs alike. When you will leave Mirabelle, you will know all about the different Bordeaux wines and the art of matching gourmet food and subtle wines. Don’t miss our unique Bordeaux Wine Cruise.





THE 24 PASSENGER BARGE Mirabelle

The Mirabelle was originally built in Holland in 1942. She has been completely overhauled and modernized to provide elegant, comfortable accommodation for a maximum of 24 passengers. Mirabelle cruises around Bordeaux on the Garonne, Dordogne and Gironde rivers, and on the Entre-Deux-Mers waterway. The large terrace allows to admire the countryside. The salon is extremely comfortable, with both air conditioning and central heating. Meals are prepared on board and served in the dining area. Each cabin, individually air conditioned, features twin beds and ensuite.


on board


  • 2016 / 2017 cruise
    description

    individual or charter

    stateroom

    single supplement

    12 person charter

    24 person charter



  • value season 2016 / 2017
    6 nights all inclusive

    13 Mar - 16 Apr / 16 Oct - 19 Nov

    US$ 3750 per person

    US$ 1700

    US$ 52950

    US$ 85250



  • regular season 2016 / 2017
    6 nights all inclusive

    17 Apr - 15 Oct

    US$ 4100 per person

    US$ 1700

    US$ 52950

    US$ 85250


Price for Mirabelle includes:

All meals from dinner on day 1 to breakfast on day 7. All wines and Bar drinks on board with lunches and dinners. Daily excursions including entrance fees.



These rates do not include:
• Insurance • Personal expenses • Gratuities to the crew (between 7 and 10%)



To avoid currency exchange fees,
• Australians can pay in Australian dollars by direct deposit or credit card.
• New Zealanders can pay in New Zealand dollars by direct deposit or credit card.
• US citizens will be charged in US dollars using credit card.



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itinerary from Bordeaux


SUNDAY

Our guide will welcome you on arrival at Bordeaux-Merignac airport, or at Bordeaux Saint-Jean station and take you by bus to the Mirabelle. You will be served a cocktail to welcome you on board. Your first dinner will give you a preview of the excellent meals that will be served throughout the cruise.


MONDAY

The barge will stop over in the Graves and a bus will take you from there to the Sauternes region, with tours (including tasting) at Chateau Guiraud and Domaine Rousset-Peyraguey, both of which are located a stone's throw from the illustrious Chateau d'Yquem. Once you have returned to the boat, you will go through a set of locks onto the Garonne River and travel to the landing stage at Cadillac, situated at the foot of this picturesque Bastide with its early 17th Century Chateau built by the Duke of Epernon. During this stopover, our bus will take you to see an impressive fortified 8th Century castle, Chateau de Roquetaillade.


TUESDAY

The cruise will go up the Garonne, to the city of Bordeaux, past the Pont de Pierre to the port of the moon, a landing stage which has one of the most impressive views in the entire city. This takes in the Pont de Pierre, the Place de la Bourse and the Quai des Chartrons in one broad sweep. You will be utterly captivated by the city's beautiful historic monuments such as the church at St. Michel with its gothic spire, the Grand Theatre etc... A guide will take you on a tour of these architectural jewels. You can take advantage of your free time until dinner to get a feel for the city or go shopping in some of the Bordeaux's fine boutiques.


WEDNESDAY

The cruise continues along the Garonne and up the Gironde estuary as far as the landing stage in Blaye. The "Coteaux" stopover includes a visit to the remarkable 17th century fortress in Blaye designed by Vauban. You will also be welcomed at Chateau Falfas for a tasting at one of the finest estates in the Cotes de Bourg appellation.


THURSDAY

The boat will cross the Gironde estuary to the Medoc peninsula, home of the famous Chateau Rothschild Mouton Cadet and drop anchor at Pauillac. Your bus will take you from there on the "Wine Chateau" tour to travel through the vineyards to visit one of these famous wine estates. The boat will head out again at the end of the day to go to Bourg, where we will visit the museum of horse-drawn carriages, and enjoy a walk around town before dinner.


FRIDAY

The barge will continue up the Dordogne to the landing stage in Libourne for the "Heritage" stopover. A memorable excursion to the medieval village of Saint-Emilion built atop a natural amphitheater includes a tour of cellars dug out of solid rock where wine has been made for centuries. Stroll down the cobbled stoned old lanes and past the well preserved town walls to the remains of a 14th century cardinal's palace, and then to the Eglise Monolith, Europe's largest subterranean Church with 8th century catacombs and a knight's tomb. You will visit Chateau Rochebelle, with its underground cellars, and taste their delicious Grand Cru wine. Afterward, the captain and his crew await you on board for a gala farewell dinner.


SATURDAY

It is time to say goodbye. We will take you to the airport or the train station in Bordeaux for you to continue your holiday or to return home.



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