Cruising Down Europe’s Waterways
Jul 10, 2020 · By Vacations By Rail
The various destinations on and off the water, the first-class accommodations when taking a river cruise, and the variety of itineraries that span all over Europe.Read more
2021 Tour code: GR-BIRA-21
About the tour
Spend 10 days unearthing the wonder of southwestern France on this thoughtful journey, which combines travel by train and luxury cruise ship. We begin with time along the Basque Coast in Biarritz, an elegant resort town that features centuries of history and seaside charm. Even more of the region's beauty is captured with a ride aboard the La Rhune Mountain Railroad, which takes us through the dramatic scenes of the Atlantic Pyrenees Mountains. From the coast, we travel to the world-famous wine region of Bordeaux by train, and it is here that our floating hotel, the MS Cyrano de Bergerac, awaits. This 5-day cruise through the Gironde Estuary and along the Dordogne River offers captivating ports of call, unforgettable excursions and luxurious amenities. Enjoy experiences in picturesque locations such as the Médoc wine region, Blaye, Libourne, St Emilion, Cadillac and Bordeaux. From wine tastings to chateaux, and from famous caves to 12th-century sites, the intrigue presented on this journey is not easily forgotten.
Meet your group and Tour Manager at your Biarritz hotel. A welcome dinner is included this evening.
Mercure Biarritz Centre Plaza, Biarritz
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