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Adventures Afloat: The South of France by River: Wine and History From Sarlat to Bordeaux

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Program #19359RJ
13 Days | 12 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Active
EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. There’s minimal walking and not too many stairs.
ModerateThese programs get you on your feet and include activities such as walking up to a mile in a day through a city and standing in a museum for a few hours.
ActiveFor people who enjoy walking as much as two miles a day, perhaps to explore historic neighborhoods or a nature trail.
Moderately ChallengingFor hardy explorers who enjoy a good physical challenge, spending most of their days on the go.
ChallengingGet ready to keep up with our highest-energy group. These demanding — and rewarding — programs are for seasoned outdoor enthusiasts.
In the South of France, wine is a beloved part of everyday life. It’s also big business. Voyage along the Dordogne and Garonne rivers and explore some of the world’s great vineyards in Saint-Émilion, Médoc and Graves. Learn about AOC’s, microclimates and the development of the French wine industry. From prehistoric cave drawings to Roman times to the Hundred Years’ War, learn this region’s story.


Highlights

• On private field trips to vineyards and cellars, learn about AOC’s, microclimates and the development of the French wine industry.
• Discover this region’s succulent cuisine through a cooking demonstration with a grand chef.
• Examine cave drawings in the prehistoric caves of Lascaux and Rouffignac.

Program Notes

2015 dates include 6 days on board the vessel. 2014 dates include 7 days on board the vessel.

05/07/15 and 09/05/15 program dates are on the MS Cyrano de Bergerac instead of Princess d'Aquitaine.

Activity Notes

Extensive walking along unpaved lanes and cobblestoned streets; some stairs without railings and/or uneven. Participants should be able to stand for at least one hour.

Itinerary Summary

Arrival Bordeaux (France), transfer to Sarlat, 4 nights; embark vessel, 7 nights (ports of call include Bordeaux, Pauillac, Blaye, Cadillac, Libourne); disembark Bordeaux, departure.

Our Value Promise To You

You won't find a better value.

Included
at no additional cost on this date ...
11 nights of accommodations
30 meals: 11 breakfasts, 9 lunches, 10 dinners
6 Expert-led lectures
14 Field trips
3 Hands-on experiences

Ratings

4.7
Ratings are determined by participant evaluations.

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