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Bonjour Bordeaux: Chateaux, Wineries & Charming Villages

Discover the marvels of France aboard this unique Bonjour Bordeaux: Chateaux, Wineries & Charming Villages cruise, complete with an unbeatable itinerary, lush onboard suites and an array of amenities.

Create an itinerary as individual as you are with a wide range of excursions, from visiting historical sites to biking along scenic landscapes.

Experience true luxury when you book an Avalon Waterways river cruise.

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  • Cruise Line: Avalon Waterways
  • Ship: Avalon Artistry II
  • Duration: 7 Nights
  • Departure: Mar - Nov
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Bonjour Bordeaux: Chateaux, Wineries & Charming Villages Cruise Itinerary

Explore France with an expert itinerary that suits your needs and preferences.

Day 1

Arrive to Budapest (EMBARK)

Flights into Bordeaux must arrive by 3 pm and guests must be on board the ship by 5 pm.

*Ship may sail in the evening to Cadillac-sur-Garonne based on tide and water levels.

Day 2


Enjoy a guided tour of Château de la Brêde or a guided visit with a wine tasting at a local château. Tonight, enjoy live entertainment aboard the ship*.

*Sailing to Cadillac-sur-Garonne pending tides and water levels. Alternative motorcoach transportation for today’s excursions provided.

Day 3

Cussac Fort Médoc

Join an E-bike guided tour in Bordeaux’s wine region or a guided visit to a Château in the Médoc area with a wine tasting.

Day 4

Blaye / Bourg

Embark on a guided visit to the Citadel of Blaye or a guided tour of Blaye. Consider an optional guided excursion to discover how the Fine Champagne of Cognac is made. Enjoy live entertainment aboard the ship.

Day 5

Libourne / Saint-Émilion

Join a guided tour of the village of Saint-Émilion.

Day 6


Go on a guided walking tour of Bordeaux. Consider an optional guided excursion to Les Bassins des Lumières.

Day 7

Bordeaux / Arcachon’s Bay

Go for a bike ride or a full-day guided tour of Arcachon’s seaside resort.

Day 8


Your cruise ends today.

Bonjour Bordeaux: Chateaux, Wineries & Charming Villages Cruise Ships

Avalon Artistry II

From aboard, guests enjoy a stylish, luxury experience – with access to Avalon’s signature panorama suites, Comfort Collection beds, premium lounge chairs, whirlpool and many more amenities that serve to make holidaying that bit more special.

361ft in Length
Complimentary Wi-Fi
Onboard Whirlpool

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Bonjour Bordeaux: Chateaux, Wineries & Charming Villages Deals

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7 Nights
Mar - Nov

Bonjour Bordeaux: Chateaux, Wineries & Charming Villages

  • Bordeaux (EMBARK)
  • Cadillac-sur-Garonne
  • Cussac Fort Médoc
  • Blaye / Bourg
  • Libourne / Saint-Émilion
  • Bordeaux
  • Bordeaux / Arcachon’s Bay
  • Bordeaux (DISEMBARK)
£2,267pp Est. Price per person
  • Avalon Artistry II

  • Dordogne

Bonjour Bordeaux: Chateaux, Wineries & Charming Villages Cruise Review

“My cruise was superb, as was everything about it. I had a whale of a time on the excursions, especially the Arcachon resort one and the ship staff were always really helpful and patient when we asked them questions.”

Martin Fuller, Lincoln, East Midlands

Bonjour Bordeaux: Chateaux, Wineries & Charming Villages FAQ

Find answers to some of the most common questions about river cruising here.

Does the ship have an elevator?

Yes, the Avalon Artistry II possesses an elevator.

Do you cater to specific food needs?

Yes, we do. We offer vegetarian, vegan, low calorie, low fat, high fibre, low cholesterol, high energy and allergy-free selections for your mealtimes.

Will I have Wi-Fi onboard the ship?

Yes, you’ll have access to complementary Wi-Fi aboard your ship.

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