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BORDEAUX BARGE CRUISES
• THE HOTEL BARGE MIRABELLE
• CLASSIC CRUISE
• ESTUARY CRUISE
• A THEMIC OR CUSTOM CRUISE
• TERMS & RATES 2015
- Completely renovated Hotel-Barge with modern amenities,
Internet, Air conditioning, Lounge area with bar & Dining Room ;
- Capacity of 24 passengers available for individuals and private
groups with 12 onboard staterooms & private bathrooms;
- An intimate atmosphere and an English speaking crew to take
care of your every need;
- High standard French Regional Cuisine prepared by your onboard
- Onboard selection of remarkable hand-picked wines that make
Bordeaux wines world-famous: Saint-Émilion, Pomerol, Sauternes
and Médoc just to name a few;
- Personal and tailored exploration of the Aquitaine region, with
daily guided excursions & activities as you cruise the Dordogne,
Garonne and Gironde Rivers.
Meander gently on the waterways...
You will be seduced by the spirit that makes Bordeaux the world's wine capital...
Combine your interest for wine with the exploration of the region...
That's what you get with AQUITAINE CRUISES!
Our aim: To convey the richness of our Bordeaux origins and our passion for boats over several generations.
Our way: an original concept, exclusive and unique:
That is why nowhere else you will find such authenticity!
Prestigious wines, foie gras, duck breast...
UNESCO Grands Crus Bordeaux, St. Emilion, Forts Vauban…
Blend discovered wine, culinary and cultural;
A journey through unique natural treasures that fill you.
Let us guide you...
Hotel Barge and private bus will meander through the original heart of the wine
regions of Bordeaux, the source of a heritage forged by centuries of history.
Choose your package:
Duration 7 days / 6 nights - 6 different wines each day, served or tasted
Duration 3 days / 3 nights - 6 different wines each day, served or tasted.
THEMATIC OR CUSTOM CRUISE
Culinary, golf or cruise oenological … Professional or private…
Workshop; VIP reception; Family party ...
For a few days or a week... Look at the world differently!
The hotel-barge MIRABELLE: :
The barge is a 38.5m long (Freycinet) completely rivet ed steel structure which provides a
maximum capacity of 24 passengers and a wonderful warm home for river cruises.
Unique in the Aquitaine basin, the Mirabelle navigates the heart of Bordeaux and its region
both on canals & rivers such as the river Garonn e, Dordogne and Gironde.
Designed for maximum comfort:
The terrace offers peace of mind
closer to the lapping over the bow.
designed to prepare the most
The lounge invites you to relax.
panoramas of exceptions.
These amenities can be
transformed as needed into a
bar, tea room or video &
internet business center: air
conditioning and central
heating temper wisely the
12 cabins each configured with 2 single
beds, private bathroom and airconditioned.
Bordeaux and its vineyards:
A puzzle of 57 designations on 120 000 hectares of vineyards and
around 7000 chateaux...
The river draws the only border between 5 wine areas ...
It provides a unique approach in the heart of the wine regions and
delivers a wonderful 7 day cruise and 6 stops.
Day 1 – Sunday
Escale des Graves
Sauternes, Graves, Pessac Léognan…
In the afternoon, your plane lands on the runway at the airport Bordeaux-Merignac or
your train enters the station of Bordeaux Saint-Jean. Our guide will meet you, welcome
you and accompany you by bus to the boat moored along the Canal des Deux Mers
A welcome cocktail awaits you on board. Your first dinner is a taste of the excellent meals
are served throughout the cruise.
Day 2 - Monday
You are in the Graves, the birthplace of Bordeaux wines. The excursion
program begins with visits to the Sauternais region. You discover the
sublime sweet whites of Sauternes such as Château d’Yquem and the
architecture of the magnificent wine growing Châteaux, dating from the
Middle Ages to the 19 century.
After lunch, you pass the locks of the canal to enter the Garonne and
navigate at the foot of city Cadillac. You enjoy this princely Bastide and
its Entre-deux-Mers region wines between Garonne and Dordogne.
Escale Bordeaux la majestueuse
Escale des Bastides
Sainte Croix du Mont, Entre Deux Mers, Haut Benauge...
Day 3 – TuesdayYou will travel along the Garonne River in the Bordeaux suburbs, until the passage of the Stone Bridge and the pier in the center
of Bordeaux facing the region's most prestigious panorama. The Stone Bridge, Place de la Bourse and Quai des Chartrons
intermingle in a single view.
You are absorbed by the many historical monuments. The daily excursion program continues with a visit to the town of
Bordeaux through these architectural gems. You can enjoy free time until evening to soak up their mind or indulge in shopping
at the heart of the city.
Day 4 - Wednesday
You will cruise the Garonne River, admire the tip of the Ambe’s nozzle and enter
the Gironde estuary to the jetty of Blaye.
The Coteaux stop will allow you to visit the remarkable seventeenth century
fortress of Vauban. A famous Castle awaits you to taste its famous wine glory of
Escale des Coteaux
Côtes de Blaye, Côtes de Bourg
Day 5 - Thursday
You cross the Gironde estuary to reach another famous area of
the Bordeaux region: the Medoc. The boat reached the wharf for
the landing of Pauillac Castles. Your bus will take you through the
vineyards to visit one of the most famous wine-cellar.
We sail on the estuary of the Gironde. By late afternoon Mirabelle
arrives to the Dordogne on the dock Bourg. This village is offered
to you for a ride before dinner.
Escale des Châteaux
Listrac, Margaux, Médoc, Lafite-Rothschild…
Day 6 – Friday
Today’s cruise takes you on the River Dordogne
to Libourne . After an excursion to the
picturesque town of Saint-Emilion, where wine is
as old as the underground cellars carved in
stone, you visit the old town where you explore
the caves of monoliths eighteenth century and
enjoy a vintage of Grand Cru.
Then follow your gala dinner.
Escale du Patrimoine
Saint-Emilion, Pomerol, Montagne, Lussac…
Day 7 - Saturday - Time of departure, we support you until the departure of your train or plane.
The cruise takes place alternately in opposite directions each week
The rhythm of the tides, your cruise takes you on the largest
estuary in Europe: navigating the rivers Dordogne, Gironde
and Garonne across this river estuary on the top or 'area of
the islands'', the discovery of an exceptional heritage.
Day 1/2 : LIBOURNE – SAINT-EMILION - BOURG
Sunday : Boarding at Libourne toward 6p.m.. A welcome cocktail awaits you on
board. Your first dinner is a taste of the excellent meals are served throughout the
cruise. You have the evening for a walk in the heart of Libourne where the tower of
Grand Port, town hall, arcaded buildings of the Place Royale, testify to the prosperity of
the city over the centuries.
Monday: After a hearty breakfast, our bus takes you on a tour of the underground
monuments of the village of Saint-Emilion. Your guide will explain the history of the
medieval city. You then leave to discover a family-owned vineyard where you are
greeted by the owner. You will discover the secret steps of the St. Emilion wine
making. A tasting concludes the visit.
Back on board for your gourmet lunch and cruise departure. Navigation along the
Dordogne reveals the formation of the Gironde estuary and takes you to Bourg.
In addition to the views of the river, enjoy a panorama of the city at its most beautiful
face of the old village. Then experience the upper town with its public laundry, its
fountain and walls.
During your dinner, enjoy local food and wine before your overnight stop.
Day 3 : BOURG - BLAYE
Tuesday: Breakfast on board and start cruising towards Blaye. After skirting the island Cazeau and Patiras, the citadel of Blaye
is awaits you, imposing and majestic.
The citadel overlooks the estuary of the Gironde offering a splendid
panorama. After lunch, it is the departure for a guided tour of the fortress of
the seventeenth century reflects a rich past. An afternoon concludes with a
must visit Castle and wine tasting. Your day ends with a dinner flavors of the
estuary and your overnight stop.
Day 4 : BLAYE – PAUILLAC
Wednesday : Cruise departs early in the morning during breakfast. You
navigate to reach Pauillac in the Gironde. Originally built by vintners or by
master mariners, Pauillac maintained the waterfront mansions in its noble
stone. You raise the discovery of the Médoc terroir prestige; This part of the
world is home of the most prestigious red wines, sandwiched between an
ocean and an estuary.
You cross the most prestigious appellations of the Medoc (St. Julien, Margaux, Haut-Médoc ...) on the famous Route des Chateaux.
You see also the inevitable Castles Rothschild. It is a must stop for a tasting tour of a castle of the Medoc and sharing a friendly
moment before before finishing the cruise and being accompany by bus on Bordeaux.
MARGAUX ISLAND - BORDEAUX OPTION:
Your cruise continues... Return on board for gourmet lunch, we
stopped on the island Margaux to enjoy its historical heritage, its 365
varieties of fruit trees and vineyards where you can taste the wine of
We navigate on the Garonne River along Bassens, Bordeaux harbo,
dock Chartrons ... for your end of cruise, stopover in the heart of the
city, at the most prestigious panoramas of the region: the Stone Bridge,
the Place de la Bourse and Quai des Chartrons in a single view. You
take a cocktail before leave the Mirabelle toward 6p.m.
The Bordeaux region is emerging as a major destination.
TO EACH STOPOVER:
A culinary specialty
A different putting green
A new type of Bordeaux wines
COOKING CLASS ...
… Endless possibilities to arrange a thematic or custom cruise.
Wine cruise, cultural and gastronomic itineraries, we arrange your business event or
private reunion for your public relations, seminars and VIP reception...
You aspire to organize a seminar for your assistants...
Embark on seminars celebration, reflection and motivation.
Stated goal: Build a competitive spirit among your team!
You aspire to invite your best relationships in an original way...
Use our cruises as real networking tools!
Stated goal: Be grateful with customer loyalty and boost business!
You gather your friends for an event, a birthday or unique holiday...
Let us create your most memorable and personalized group cruise!
Stated goal: Getting together across generations and unforgettable moments!
Your cruise is with you as we build it...
Your wishes are our discovery search engine.
Feel free to contact us!
TERMS & CONDITIONS 2015
Private accommodation with shower
Full board: all meals and breakfasts are taken on board Your international and national transport to Bordeaux
Wine, alcoholic or non-alcoholic consumption aboard Travel Insurance, health, repatriation and cancellation
Visits, tours and tastings
Crew gratuities (5% of cruise fare)
Transportation by bus
Provision of bicycles whose use will affect your
The activities outside the boat
Crew full time 4 to 7 people
Transfers to and from Bordeaux (Gare Saint Jean Bordeaux
or Merignac airport )
ALL INCLUSIVE 7 days / 6 nights: hosting + meals + Tour + 6 different wines per day, served or tasted.
Sunday : Castets-en-Dorthe (Sauternes)
Monday : Castets - Cadillac (Entre-Deux-Mers)
Tuesday : Cadillac - Bordeaux
Wednesday : Bordeaux - Blaye
Thursday : Blaye - Pauillac - Bourg (Médoc)
Friday : Bourg - Libourne (Saint-Emilion)
Saturday : Libourne
Individuals Per Person (Twin)
Groups & Charters 12 Pax
Groups & Charters 14 Pax
Groups & Charters 16 Pax
Groups & Charters 18 Pax
Groups & Charters 20 Pax
Groups & Charters 22 Pax
Groups & Charters 24 Pax
2015-03-15 to 2015-04-18
2015-10-11 to 2015-11-14
2015-04-19 to 2015-10-10
2 670 €
1 200 €
37 800 €
42 700 €
47 200 €
51 300 €
55 000 €
58 300 €
60 880 €
Starting with a minimum of 12 people
2 935 €
1 200 €
40 800 €
46 200 €
51 200 €
55 800 €
60 000 €
63 800 €
66 920 €
ALL INCLUSIVE 3 days / 3 nights: hosting + meals + Tour + 6 different wines per day, served or tasted.
Day 1/2 : Libourne - Bourg (Saint-Emilion)
Day 3 : Bourg - Blaye
Day 4 : Blaye- Pauillac (Médoc) // Ile Margaux - Bordeaux
MARGAUX ISLAND - BORDEAUX OPTION
2015-03-15 to 2015-11-14
Individuals Per Person (Twin)
1 490 €
Charter for up to 24 people
33 950 €
37 270 €
Starting with a minimum of 12 people
THEMATIC OR CUSTOM CRUISE
3 to 7 DAYS
For reasons of safety of navigation, Aquitaine Cruises and Captain are the only judges to modify the itinerary of
the cruise. These cruises are under the influence of the tide as the arrival time at the points and your brief can
be subject to change: the need for quality remains similar or even superior in every variation that would prove