Day 1 Castets-en- Dorthe
Embarkation at 3 pm. Time to take a short walk around the Canal des Deux Mers.
Day 2 Castets-en- Dorthe – Entre-Deux-Mers (17km)
Discover Malagar, residence of writer Francois Mauriac and Malrome castle, home of Toulouse Lautrec.
Day 3 Loupiac/Graves – Sauternes circuit route (12 - 27km)
Cross the Graves region, birthplace of Bordeaux wines and the home of prestigious wineries. Continue by boat to Bordeaux.
Day 4 Bordeaux city walk (12 km)
The walking route leads to the Golden Triangle, the Girondins Column, the Water Level, the Capuchin Market, the Saint-Michel Basilica, the Saint-Croix Church and many other interesting streets and squares.
Day 5 Margaux – Medoc circuit route (13/14km) Cruise Bordeaux-Lamarque-Bourg
Choice of 3 routes in this most famous wine region with possibilities for wine tasting.
Day 6 Vineyards of Côtes de Bourg – Citadel of Blaye (12 - 17km) Cruise Bourge-Libourne/Fronsac
Walk a route of endless vineyards punctuated with fairytale chateaux and castles. Cruise by boat to Libourne/Fronsac.
Day 7 Circuit route Saint Émilion vineyards (8-15km)
Libourne’s picturesque city square is lined with buildings dating back to 16thC. Visit the weekly market before starting a choice of 3 routes of the famous Pomerol and UNESCO World Heritage Saint-Émilion wine areas.
Day 8 Libourne/Fronsac
Arrangements end with a transfer to St Jean train station in Bordeaux.
Reverse itinerary operates every second week: Lisbourne/Fronsac via Bordeaux to Castets-en-Dorthe
Moderate with rolling hills. A good level of fitness is required. On most days there are choices for longer or shorter walks. If you wish to skip a walk, you can relax on board the barge.
Breakfast daily, 6 packed lunches, 7 dinners (3 courses).
Please note that pricing is per person in Euros
2019 (Low Season: 30 Mar-27 Apr & 26 Oct-02 Nov): €1,050 - €1,350
2019 (Mid Season: 04 May-24 Aug & 05-19 Oct): €1,309 - €1,609
2019 (High Season: 31 Aug-28 Sep): €1,409- €1,709
Single cabins on request - supplement cost.
2019: 30 March - 02 November every Saturday in alternate directions. First departure on 30 March is from Castets-en-Dorthe.
The region of Bordeaux, located in the sun drenched, south-western part of France, is the perfect setting for a hike and boat tour. Vineyards that cover the rolling hills of the region have for centuries produced France’s most remarkable wines. Appellations such as Saint-Émilion, Pomerol, Sauternes, Médoc and Margaux have made Bordeaux wines world famous. The area around Bordeaux is also well known for its culinary specialties: the cuisine on board is outstanding and menus will include regional specialties, prepared fresh ingredients, include fish, seafood and cheeses. Your comfortable barge is your floating hotel for the week.
- Bordeaux – the cultural heart of the region and a UNESCO World Heritage site
- Visit the house of Toulouse- Lautrec and taste wine there
- The remarkable 17thC fortress of Vauban
- Saint Emilion’s famous chateaux