France Cruises, with Gateway Destinations, announced they are taking reservations for a unique and exclusive Bordeaux Wine Cruise and Exploration of Dordogne Package. This 11-day package, available in September 2011 only,will explore the sub region of Dordogne for 3 nights, as well as, offer a 6 night cruise aboard the Mirabelle Hotel Barge.
“We have decided to join forces with Gateway Destinations, because this is an extraordinary package, personally escorted by Jan Acorn, owner of Gateway Destinations, specialized in custom tours.” said Jean-Francois Dabrowski with France Cruises, “Thanks to the many tailor made activities and excursions that we programmed, this is the perfect package for wine enthusiasts or for anyone who would like to learn more about Bordeaux wines and the authenticity of the region that surrounds them.”
In Dordogne guests stay 3 nights in a typical farmhouse hotel. During their stay , guests have the opportunity to explore the rich countryside. Truffle hunting is one of the highlights, for guests, during the stay in Dordogne.
Guests are transported to the Bordeaux area, with a stop and lunch at famous Saint Emilion, to board the Mirabelle for a 6 night cruise along the River Garonne, Gironde Estuary, and Dordogne River. On board the Mirabelle passengers have access to the personal wine connoisseur who will educate them on different wines during the cruise. Guests also will enjoy many excursions, which include wine tastings.
“The personal wine connoisseur is great for anyone wanting to learn about the wines of Bordeaux.” said Jan Acorn with Gateway Destinations, “He is there to not only educate guests about wine, but also to make the experience an in-depth discovery of Southwest France including its culture, heritage, historical sites, gastronomy, and traditions.”
This package is only available from September 1-10, 2011 and costs US$4625 per person (based on double occupancy) and single supplement charge of US$1775. Space is limited to 22 guests.
The fare Includes 3 Nights/4 Days in the Dordogne with daily breakfast & dinner and daily guided excursions including wine tasting and truffle hunting, followed by 6 Nights/7 Days aboard the canal hotel barge Mirabelle including all meals with wine and open bar, all shore excursions, wine tasting & Wine education on board.