Our tour guide meets you at 4:00 pm at a pre-arranged meeting point in Bordeaux and brings you to Tango where you’ll be welcomed with a festive flute of Crémant de Bordeaux, and savory regional hors d’oeuvres. Get acquainted with the crew who will do their best to make every moment of your cruise a memorable one. Settle into your staterooms before a candlelit welcome aboard dinner.
Set off for a scenic cruise to la Cité du Vin where immersive, sensory exhibits, housed in a captivating architectural complex, will triple your understanding of this region’s fabled wines. Celebrate your new expertise with a dégustation in the elegant Belvedere room on the 8th floor which offers a panoramic view of the city and the surrounding landscape. Head back to the barge for lunch, and sit back and admire the scenery as we cruise along the sparkling waters of the Gironde Estuary. Dinner onboard the barge.
This is the land of the wonderous wines created in the mythic terrains of Pauillac, Saint-Julien and Margaux. Your guide will lead you through these renowned vineyards, extensively classified and reclassified by oenophiles, making a special stop at the exceptionally picturesque Château Beychevelle in the Saint-Julien commune. Look forward to a full day of touring and tasting, pausing only for a delicious lunch in the midst of these world-famous vineyards. Return to the barge for an evening cruise and dinner onboard.
The Marquis de Vauban designed the Citadelle de Blaye for Louis XIV in the 1639. You’ll have a guided tour of the site, followed by a visit to a lively street market. After lunch on the Tango, cruise past picturesque fishing huts and sumptuous mansions to your evening mooring in the delightful village of Libourne. You can stroll or cycle through the town before aperitifs and dinner on the barge.
Our air-conditioned minivan will whisk you past alluring chateaux to the medieval village of Saint-Emilion where wine-grapes have been cultivated since the Gallo-Roman era. Visit the 14th century Cloisters of the Collegiate Church and the shops before repairing to a noteworthy hillside domain for a tour of their wine-making facilities and a tasting. In the afternoon you will cruise towards the fairy-tale village of Bourg, once colonized by the Visigoths, and subsequently fortified under several royal reigns. Dinner onboard.
Enjoy a leisurely breakfast before a guided walking tour of Bourg that will include the Gallo-Roman fountain, historic façades, the castle, antique shops, and a museum of horse-drawn carriages. After lunch on board, the Tango will cruise toward Bordeaux where, upon arrival, you’ll board a water-taxi to the center of this dynamic town to admire the Water Mirror reflecting pool, the 11th century Cathedral, the Neo-Classic 18th century Opera house and/or the city’s unlimited shopping opportunities. Farewell gala dinner onboard.
After breakfast, the tour guide will accompany you to a pre-arranged departure point for the continuation of your journey.