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Cruise through the Aquitaine Region from Bordeaux to Royan, along the Gironde Estuary and the Garonne and Dordogne Rivers (port-to-port cruise)-2

BORDEAUX - PAUILLAC(2) - ROYAN - LIBOURNE(2)

This magnificent itinerary will take you to the heart of Southwestern France, well known for its idyllic landscapes, famous wines, historical monuments, and emblematic sites. What better way to explore this part of French paradise than through longstanding maritime cities and an unequivocal art of living?

Trip code : BYS_PP

Duration : 7 days

Destination : BORDEAUX - PAUILLAC(2) - ROYAN - LIBOURNE(2)

Travel Dates : 2020/2021

THE CROISIEUROPE DIFFERENCE

  • All meals included - DRINKS INCLUDED with meals and at the bar
  • Refined French cuisine - Gala dinner and evening - Welcome cocktail
  • Free Wi-Fi in lounge and bar
  • Headsets are included for excursions
  • Official welcome from the captain and crew
  • Onboard activities
  • Travel assistance and repatriation insurance
  • All port fees included

CRUISE HIGHLIGHTS

  • ONLY WITH CROISIEUROPE: Cruise all the way to Royan in the Gironde Estuary
  • INCLUDED: Visit the charming, retro city of Royan
  • Discover(1):
    • The Médoc Wine Route
    • Rochefort and the Corderie Royale
    • The seaside city of La Rochelle
    • Fantastic food: the wine and cheese in the Médoc
You’ll board our ship at 6 p.m. After comfortably settling into your cabins, we’ll introduce our crew at a welcome cocktail and enjoy our first evening together. Our ship will begin to cruise to Pauillac. We’ll begin on the Garonne River, before entering the Gironde River where we’ll pass the islands of Cazeau and Patiras before reaching Pauillac.
This morning, we offer two optional excursions: CLASSIC Package: Tour through the Médoc vineyards. We’ll cross through most of the famed names in the Médoc region—Saint Julien, Haut-Médoc, etc.— stopping along the celebrated wine route to have a tasting of some of the illustrious regional wines.* DISCOVERY Package: "Wine & Cheese." Discover the vineyards and castles of the Médoc region by bike. We'll enjoy a tasting of a grand cru classé along with an assortment of cheeses.* After our excursion, we will return on board the ship. We’ll cruise the Gironde until we reach Royan during the afternoon. Included excursion for both packages: Royan and its waterfront. Join us for a panoramic tour of Royan where villas from the Belle Epoque and the charming “retro” homes from the 1950s line the waterfront. After our excursion, we will return on board the ship. Join us for an evening of dinner and dancing.
Optional excursion for both packages: The seaside cities of Rochefort and La Rochelle. Rochefort's historical downtown area boasts lovely private mansions and beautiful homes where the legendary sailors and explorers lived. We’ll visit the Corderie Royale, a historical rope-making factory. Afterwards, we’ll head to La Rochelle. We’ll stop for lunch in a local restaurant. During a guided tour of the old town and port, you’ll learn about the Grosse-Horologe gate, Renaissance arcades, lovely half-timbered homes, finely sculpted facades of the private mansions, and the cathedral. Enjoy some free time before returning to the ship. At the end of our afternoon, we’ll return to Royan. Join us for dinner and an evening of entertainment.
This morning, join us on an optional excursion for both packages: Saintes. We’ll visit the Roman theater, one of the oldest from the era, and the Saint-Eutrope Basilica. Listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site along the Way of St. James, it is one of the most important monuments in the city. After our excursion, we will return on board the ship. This afternoon, join us on an optional excursion for both packages: Talmont-sur-Gironde and Meschers-sur-Gironde. We’ll visit Talmont-sur-Gironde, a typical French seaside village lined with cobblestone streets which is officially listed as one the most beautiful villages in the country. In Meschers-sur-Gironde, we'll tour the cave dwellings suspended in the cliffs which harbor treasures from centuries long ago. After we return on board, we’ll begin to cruise to our next stop, spending the rest of our day cruising up the Dordogne to Libourne.
This morning, join us on an optional excursion for both packages: Saint-Émilion. We will take a guided tour of Saint-Émilion's underground monuments before heading to a vineyard for a tasting of local products*. We’ll return to the ship in Libourne. We’ll then spend the afternoon cruising to Bordeaux. Optional excursion for both packages: Guided tour of Bordeaux at night (you must register for this excursion at your travel agency before your departure). We’ll leave by coach for a panoramic tour of the city, where you’ll be able to discover the main monuments, followed by a tour on foot of the old quarter of Bordeaux.
We’ll cruise along the Garonne, getting a good glimpse of Bordeaux from the water as we continue on to Cadillac. This morning, we offer two optional excursions: CLASSIC Package: a visit to the magnificent and prestigious Château de Roquetaillade. After we explore the towers and keeps in this medieval château, we’ll head to a wine cellar in the Sauternais to enjoy a tasting of the famous Sauternes wine.* Afterward, we’ll return to Cadillac for a guided tour of the city. DISCOVERY Package: Gourmet market in Cadillac. The trek will finish up on a flavorful tone, with a tasting of wine* and succulent local delicacies. We’ll spend the afternoon cruising to Bordeaux, and we’ll arrive during the evening. Tonight is our festive gala evening.

DAY 7

Enjoy breakfast on board this morning before disembarking at 9:00 a.m. End of our services.

***Important Note***

For operational reasons and passenger safety, Tweet World Travel and its suppliers reserve the right to change, vary, modify or cancel any itinerary or arrangement in relation to the tour/cruise as considered necessary.

FAQ & Travel Blog

Your cruise with all meals from dinner the first evening to breakfast on the final day - all onboard beverages (not including the special lists) - accommodations in a double-occupancy, climate-controlled cabin with shower in private bathroom - onboard entertainment - excursion to Royan and its waterfront (D2) - welcome cocktail - gala evening - assistance from our onboard, multi-lingual host/hostess - emergency/repatriation insurance - all port fees.

CLASSIC
CLASSIC EXCURSIONS PACKAGE - 2020

Included in tour package Pauillac and the Châteaux du Médoc route Rochefort and La Rochelle Saintes Talmont-sur-Gironde and Meschers-sur-Gironde Saint Emilion Bordeaux by night C

PRICE PER PERSON

Pre-paid : 805.35 AUD

On-board : 941.64 AUD

DISCOVERY
DISCOVERY EXCURSIONS PACKAGE - 2020

Included in tour package Medoc: biking, wine and cheese(1) Rochefort and La Rochelle Saintes Talmont-sur-Gironde and Meschers-sur-Gironde Saint-Emilion Bordeaux by night ''Pick-me-up&

PRICE PER PERSON

Pre-paid : 826.59 AUD

On-board : 966.42 AUD

1 TRIPS OF DAY
AM
Pauillac and the Châteaux du Medoc Route- 2020

Departure by coach from Pauillac to discover the Médoc, prestigious wine-growing region. A corner of the world that produces the most prestigious red wines on the planet, tightly wedged between

DURATION 04:00 hours

PRICE PER PERSON

Pre-paid : 113.28 AUD

On-board : 125.67 AUD

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1 TRIPS OF DAY
AM
Pauillac and the Châteaux du Medoc Route- 2020

Departure by coach from Pauillac to discover the Médoc, prestigious wine-growing region. A corner of the world that produces the most prestigious red wines on the planet, tightly wedged between

DURATION 04:00 hours

PRICE PER PERSON

Pre-paid : 113.28 AUD

On-board : 125.67 AUD

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1 TRIPS OF DAY
AM
Saintes- 2020

We’ll leave by coach for Saintes. Saintes has accumulated almost two thousand years of history, marked by its rich heritage and its Gallo-Roman and medieval ruins. We’ll visit the Roman Th

DURATION 04:00 hours

PRICE PER PERSON

Pre-paid : 104.43 AUD

On-board : 116.82 AUD

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1 TRIPS OF DAY
AM
Saintes- 2020

We’ll leave by coach for Saintes. Saintes has accumulated almost two thousand years of history, marked by its rich heritage and its Gallo-Roman and medieval ruins. We’ll visit the Roman Th

DURATION 04:00 hours

PRICE PER PERSON

Pre-paid : 104.43 AUD

On-board : 116.82 AUD

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1 TRIPS OF DAY
AM
Saintes- 2020

We’ll leave by coach for Saintes. Saintes has accumulated almost two thousand years of history, marked by its rich heritage and its Gallo-Roman and medieval ruins. We’ll visit the Roman Th

DURATION 04:00 hours

PRICE PER PERSON

Pre-paid : 104.43 AUD

On-board : 116.82 AUD

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1 TRIPS OF DAY
AM
''Pick-me-up'' walk in cadillac- 2020

You'll set out for a guided tour on foot of the hillsides in Cadillac. Departing from the port, we will walk along the Garonne River on the former towpaths and then climb up a slope crossing woods

DURATION 04:00 hours

PRICE PER PERSON

Pre-paid : 86.73 AUD

On-board : 95.58 AUD

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1 TRIPS OF DAY
AM
''Pick-me-up'' walk in cadillac- 2020

You'll set out for a guided tour on foot of the hillsides in Cadillac. Departing from the port, we will walk along the Garonne River on the former towpaths and then climb up a slope crossing woods

DURATION 04:00 hours

PRICE PER PERSON

Pre-paid : 86.73 AUD

On-board : 95.58 AUD

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1 TRIPS OF DAY
AM
Guided tour of Saint Emilion and wine tasting- 2020

Departure by coach from Libourne for the excursion to Saint-Emilion. Guided tour of the underground monuments in Saint-Emilion village. Your guide will tell you all about the history of the medieval t

DURATION 03:00 hours

PRICE PER PERSON

Pre-paid : 116.82 AUD

On-board : 129.21 AUD

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1 TRIPS OF DAY
AM
Guided tour of Saint Emilion and wine tasting- 2020

Departure by coach from Libourne for the excursion to Saint-Emilion. Guided tour of the underground monuments in Saint-Emilion village. Your guide will tell you all about the history of the medieval t

DURATION 03:00 hours

PRICE PER PERSON

Pre-paid : 116.82 AUD

On-board : 129.21 AUD

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1 TRIPS OF DAY
AM
Guided tour of Saint Emilion and wine tasting- 2020

Departure by coach from Libourne for the excursion to Saint-Emilion. Guided tour of the underground monuments in Saint-Emilion village. Your guide will tell you all about the history of the medieval t

DURATION 03:00 hours

PRICE PER PERSON

Pre-paid : 116.82 AUD

On-board : 129.21 AUD

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1 TRIPS OF DAY
AM
Medoc: biking, wine and cheese- 2020

With a tour guide, you'll leave from the port on your bike to explore the vineyards and prestigious châteaux in Pauillac. Get ready to discover the history, architecture and out-of-the-way p

DURATION 04:00 hours

PRICE PER PERSON

Pre-paid : 146.91 AUD

On-board : 162.84 AUD

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1 TRIPS OF DAY
AM
Medoc: biking, wine and cheese- 2020

With a tour guide, you'll leave from the port on your bike to explore the vineyards and prestigious châteaux in Pauillac. Get ready to discover the history, architecture and out-of-the-way p

DURATION 04:00 hours

PRICE PER PERSON

Pre-paid : 146.91 AUD

On-board : 162.84 AUD

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1 TRIPS OF DAY
AM
Guided tour of the Château de Roquetaillade and Cadillac- 2020

Departure by coach for the Château de Roquetaillade. This magnificent and prestigious medieval castle is listed as a 12th and 14th centuries historic monument. You will see its medieval keeps, t

DURATION 04:30 hours

PRICE PER PERSON

Pre-paid : 97.35 AUD

On-board : 107.97 AUD

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1 TRIPS OF DAY
AM
Guided tour of the Château de Roquetaillade and Cadillac- 2020

Departure by coach for the Château de Roquetaillade. This magnificent and prestigious medieval castle is listed as a 12th and 14th centuries historic monument. You will see its medieval keeps, t

DURATION 04:30 hours

PRICE PER PERSON

Pre-paid : 97.35 AUD

On-board : 107.97 AUD

SEE MORE
1 TRIPS OF DAY
EVENING
Guided tour of Bordeaux by night- 2020

Departure by coach for the guided tour of Bordeaux "by night", taking in all the main monuments. A UNESCO World Heritage site, Bordeaux has been awarded the precious label in the "cultu

DURATION 02:00 hours

PRICE PER PERSON

Pre-paid : 83.19 AUD

On-board : 92.04 AUD

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1 TRIPS OF DAY
EVENING
Guided tour of Bordeaux by night- 2020

Departure by coach for the guided tour of Bordeaux "by night", taking in all the main monuments. A UNESCO World Heritage site, Bordeaux has been awarded the precious label in the "cultu

DURATION 02:00 hours

PRICE PER PERSON

Pre-paid : 83.19 AUD

On-board : 92.04 AUD

SEE MORE
1 TRIPS OF DAY
EVENING
Guided tour of Bordeaux by night- 2020

Departure by coach for the guided tour of Bordeaux "by night", taking in all the main monuments. A UNESCO World Heritage site, Bordeaux has been awarded the precious label in the "cultu

DURATION 02:00 hours

PRICE PER PERSON

Pre-paid : 83.19 AUD

On-board : 92.04 AUD

SEE MORE
1 TRIPS OF DAY
DAY
The seaside cities of Rochefort and La Rochelle- 2020

We’ll leave by coach for Rochefort. Rochefort was originally chosen by Jean-Baptiste Colbert as a refuge, defense, and supply post for the French navy back in the mid-1660s. Its arsenal remained

DURATION 10:00 hours

PRICE PER PERSON

Pre-paid : 233.64 AUD

On-board : 260.19 AUD

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1 TRIPS OF DAY
DAY
The seaside cities of Rochefort and La Rochelle- 2020

We’ll leave by coach for Rochefort. Rochefort was originally chosen by Jean-Baptiste Colbert as a refuge, defense, and supply post for the French navy back in the mid-1660s. Its arsenal remained

DURATION 10:00 hours

PRICE PER PERSON

Pre-paid : 233.64 AUD

On-board : 260.19 AUD

SEE MORE
1 TRIPS OF DAY
DAY
The seaside cities of Rochefort and La Rochelle- 2020

We’ll leave by coach for Rochefort. Rochefort was originally chosen by Jean-Baptiste Colbert as a refuge, defense, and supply post for the French navy back in the mid-1660s. Its arsenal remained

DURATION 10:00 hours

PRICE PER PERSON

Pre-paid : 233.64 AUD

On-board : 260.19 AUD

SEE MORE
1 TRIPS OF DAY
PM
Talmont-sur-Gironde and Meschers-sur-Gironde- 2020

Join us on foot for a tour of a typical French seaside village with tons of charm that is officially listed as one the most beautiful villages in the country. Talmont-sur-Gironde is lined with cobbles

DURATION 04:00 hours

PRICE PER PERSON

Pre-paid : 99.12 AUD

On-board : 109.74 AUD

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1 TRIPS OF DAY
PM
Talmont-sur-Gironde and Meschers-sur-Gironde- 2020

Join us on foot for a tour of a typical French seaside village with tons of charm that is officially listed as one the most beautiful villages in the country. Talmont-sur-Gironde is lined with cobbles

DURATION 04:00 hours

PRICE PER PERSON

Pre-paid : 99.12 AUD

On-board : 109.74 AUD

SEE MORE
1 TRIPS OF DAY
PM
Talmont-sur-Gironde and Meschers-sur-Gironde- 2020

Join us on foot for a tour of a typical French seaside village with tons of charm that is officially listed as one the most beautiful villages in the country. Talmont-sur-Gironde is lined with cobbles

DURATION 04:00 hours

PRICE PER PERSON

Pre-paid : 99.12 AUD

On-board : 109.74 AUD

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BOOKING TERMS & CONDITIONS

1. BOOKING

Passenger names must be provided exactly as per passport at the time of booking. Any spelling corrections made after a deposit is paid must be sent in writing and will incur additional fees, including local suppliers’ fees, admin fees, any ticket/voucher re‐issue fees, etc.

Tweet World Travel reserves the right to correct any errors in rates quoted/invoice or calculated, or any omissions made at any time during your booking. Any verbal quote given is an indication only of the final price and is subject to confirmation in writing. Even once payment has been paid in full but an error in price has been found, Tweet World Travel reserve the right to correct any error of outstanding amount.

Any booking valued at or less than $1,300 must be paid in full amount after booking confirmation. Some airfares or services must be paid in full at the time of booking.

1.1 Deposit

  • You will be required to pay deposit of 30% total price after booking confirmed. A Booking will be cancelled if deposit is not received by the due date on the invoice
  • If you cancel your cruise booking at any time, an amount of $450 per person from your deposit is non-refundable, or depend on each package's terms & conditions
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  • All persons are fit and physically able to partake unaided in their chosen activities/packages/tours /cruise etc. as outlined in the itinerary.
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1.2 Final balance

Final balance will be due 110 days before departure date. If the outstanding payment is not received by the due date, your booking will automatically be cancelled. Then the cancellation rate will be applied.

  1. PAYMENT
  • All airfares must be paid in full at the time of booking confirmation
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Credit Card Fee

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  • American Express (Amex) ‐ 2.8% fee applies.
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3. LATE BOOKING

Any booking made within 110 days before departure will require payment in full when the booking is confirmed.

Bookings made less than 60 days prior to departure will incur a late booking fee of $120 per person and must be paid in full at the time of booking.

4. AMENDMENTS FEES

After bookings are deposited, any amendment has to be requested in writing and incurs $69 fee per person, plus any additional costs and administrative expenses incurred in arranging the alteration.

Alterations will be made at our discretion and may not always be possible.

5. SAFETY NET PROTECTION

  • Safety Net Protection is not included in our tour/cruise packages. If you wish to purchase safety net protection, an additional fee of $95 per person will occur. This is only valid for one-time use (claim).
  • Safety Net Protection enables passengers to amend their tour and/or river cruise 15 days prior to departure, to another tour/cruise on the same destination departing in the same year (once only) without any applicable cancellation charges or penalties. The new tour must be at the same cost or higher, but cannot be at lower cost than the initial tour booked. If the passengers choose the higher cost option, then the additional difference amount must be paid. However, no modifications shall be accepted less than 15 days prior to departure.
  • Safety Net Protection is payable immediately at the time of making deposit payment. Once purchased, Safety Net Protection is not refundable  
  • Safety Net Protection does not apply for airfares, or third-party fees and charges.
  • Safety Net Protection allows for amendment ONLY, not cancellation.

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Your travel voucher will be issue and send that to you or your travel agent from 15 -30 days before your departure. Make sure you have your travel voucher before you travel.

7. CANCELLATION

Please check with your consultant, your travel insurance provider or read our cancellation policy carefully before cancelling or amending your booking. For a specific tour / cruise package, a separate cancellation policy might be set out and applied to your booking.

Please see the below for our general cancellation policy.

7.1 Cancellation by customer

Before the travel date, the following fees will be applied:

  • Cancel at any time: $450 per person is non-refundable
  • From 110 days to 91 days before departure: 45% of total price
  • Between 91 and 61 days prior to departure: 55% of total price
  • Between 61 and 45 days prior to departure: 65% of total price
  • Between 45 and 35 days prior to departure: 75% of total price
  • Within 35 days prior to departure: 100% of total price
  • Any 'no show' – 100%

After the trip has commenced, we are unable to refund any amount for unused services due to your unwillingness, early departure, late arrival, or missed days on cruise.

If your cruise package includes international/domestic flights the airlines cancellation policies will be apply.

7.2 Cancellation by Tweet World Travel

For group set departure, if the minimum number of the group is not reached, we reserve the right to cancel or vary the cruise 110 days prior to departure. If this event occurs, an alternative guaranteed travel date will be offered. Should these options not be acceptable by you, Tweet World Travel will refund the full price paid.

If a cruise booking is cancelled or varied prior to departure due to unforeseeable circumstances such as, but not restricted to, severe weather conditions or force majeure, Tweet World Travel will refund all monies prior to departure.

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If the Cruise Company or Third Party Travel Provider changes any part of your booking for reasons beyond its control, for example, if a Cruise Company or Third Party Travel Provider changes its schedules, overbooks, or if there are any changes in applicable surcharges, fees or taxes, we will use our reasonable endeavours to notify you.

If any such changes result in your Travel Product costing more or otherwise being materially different, then you may cancel the Travel Product and we will refund any monies already paid less any fees charged by us under these terms and conditions and by the Cruise Company or Third Party Travel Provider under the terms and conditions you agreed with them.

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