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14 Days | April 12, June 28, July 19, August 9, November 9, 2016
Paris to Paris 

Begin with a two night stay in Paris, the magical “City of Light,” and enjoy a panoramic tour of the city’s top sights. Continue on to Bordeaux, the capital of Aquitaine in Southwestern France and one of the world’s undisputed wine capitals. You’ll discover stately chateaux, abundant vineyards and stunning scenery as you sail along the Garonne River and its surrounding estuaries, calling upon port cities like Cadillac, Bourg and Libourne. Enjoy tastings of some of the region’s most distinguished wines and visit notable sights before concluding your journey with a two night stay in the Loire Valley.

Day 1 Overnight flight to Paris
Day 2 Paris Hotel check-in
Day 3 Paris City tour
Day 4 Paris TGV train to Bordeaux
   Bordeaux EMBARKATION
   Welcome Dinner
Day 5 Cadillac Sauternes wine tasting OR Roquetaillade Castle
Day 6 Pauillac Medoc wine tasting
Day 7 Blaye Citadel visit
   Bourg Walking tour
Day 8 Libourne Saint Emilion excursion and wine tasting
Day 9 Libourne Chateau de Montaigne OR optional Bergerac excursion
   Cubzac-Les-Ponts Cotes du Bourg wine tasting
   Chateau visit
   Bordeaux Captain's Dinner and Illuminations Cruise
Day 10 Bordeaux City tour
   Wine Museum OR optional Cognac excursion
Day 11 Bordeaux DISEMBARKATION
  Loire Valley Hotel check-in
Day 12 Loire Valley Chateau d’Amboise and Du Close Luce
   Chenonceaux excursion
Day 13 Loire Valley Hotel check-out
   Chambord & Blois excursion
   Transfer to Paris
   Paris
   Paris Airport hotel check-in
Day 14 Paris Return flight home

Pricing: Category E $3,949* + $168 port charges per person, based on double occupancy *limited time early booking rate

 
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 2 nights hotel in Paris at the Pullman Montparnasse (or similar), including daily buffet breakfast
 Transfer to Bordeaux via High-speed TGV train
 7 nights deluxe cruise accommodation in an outside stateroom - most staterooms offer French balconies
 Entertainment on demand in all staterooms featuring free high-speed internet access, hit Hollywood movies, extensive music library and English language TV stations
 Complimentary Wi-Fi access
 Terry bathrobes and white-on-white plush bedding in all staterooms
 Fine dining with all meals included during your cruise
 Multiple dining venues
 Unlimited red and white wines from France's great wine regions, beer and soft drinks with every lunch and dinner on board
 Bottled water in every stateroom replenished daily
 Cocktail Reception, Welcome Dinner and Captain's Gala Dinner
 Special highlights including lectures, theme dinners, cooking demonstration, onboard music performances and afternoon/evening piano music
 Services of a professional Cruise Manager; English speaking staff on board
 Non-smoking environment (smoking permitted on Sun Deck only)
 Shore excursions in every port with personal headset included
 Bicycles to explore on your own and guided bicycle tours
 2 nights hotel in the Loire Valley, including daily buffet breakfast
 1 night hotel in Paris near Charles de Gaulle Airport (or surrounding area) including buffet breakfast
 Transfers between hotel and ship are included with the purchase of cruise and land package;airport transfers are included with the purchase of airfare from cruiseline