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Bordeaux & The Canal de Garonne, Aquitaine

Bordeaux 8 nights Prices on request

The vineyards of Bordeaux are amongst the most highly-prized in the world, and the countryside is dotted with elegant chateaux whose names are synonymous with fine wines. This holiday combines a short stay in the city itself, with its recently revitalised waterfront and elegant architecture, and a cruise on the Canal de Garonne including a crossing of the Pont Canal d’Agen – one of France’s longest aqueducts – aboard the converted clipper ‘Rosa’.

Highlights include visits to Saint-Emilion, Marmande and the historic towns of Vianne and Barbaste, as well as tastings at a local cheese makers’, an Armagnac producer and a viticulture lesson at a premier grand cru chateau.

If you would like to extend your holiday further, we would be delighted to arrange a longer stay in Bordeaux, one of the chateaux in the surrounding countryside – or perhaps a train from Bordeaux to the beaches of Biarritz or St-Jean-de-Luz.

NB. During the first part of the year, ‘Rosa’ follows a slightly different route through the countryside of Gascony further south – speak to a Kirker expert for a tailor-made quotation including flights to Toulouse.

What's included

...when you travel with Kirker

  • Flights from the UK to Bordeaux
  • Private transfer to hotel
  • Two nights’ accommodation with breakfast, staying at the 5* Grand Hotel in Bordeaux
  • Transfer to ‘Rosa’ in Castet-en-Dorthe
  • A six night cruise on the Canal de Garonne between Castet-en-Dorthe and Boé on board Rosa including all meals, drinks and excursions
  • Return transfer to Bordeaux airport
  • Entrance tickets to the Cité du Vin

The Kirker Difference

Arranged by us exclusively for our customers...

All Kirker clients receive entrance to the Cité du Vin

Opened in 2016 the vast, curving, metal and glass structure located on the banks of the Garonne is home to a museum dedicated to the world of wine. This is an immersive and interactive journey into the many facets of wine across the ages, through different cultures and civilisations. Entrance includes an audio guide and a glass of wine on the top floor where you can enjoy panoramic views of Bordeaux. The Cité du Vin is accessed by tram in about 15 minutes from the city centre.

Included Hotels


Le Saint James
Bordeaux, France, Europe

The pretty village of Bouliac, nicknamed ‘the balcony of Bordeaux’ with its picture-postcard square and church lies on a hill above the city of Bordeaux (10 minutes’ drive).

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Our expert reservations team regularly travel to a wide range of destinations to explore new cities, visit hotels and to research museums, galleries and restaurants so that we can offer the most up-to-date advice and recommendations.