Accommodations & Amenities

Cabins
  • Four cabins with ensuite shower bath
  • Captain and Van Gogh cabins are 161 sq ft
  • Renoir and Cezanne cabin are 129 sq ft
  • Captain’s cabin has a king bed
  • One queen or two twins in other cabins
Public Area
  • 100 Feet Long
  • Sky light in salon and dining room
  • WIFI with limited availability
On Deck
  • Large Deck with dining table
  • Hot tub on deck
  • 8 bicycles

Itineraries

Travel from Bordeaux city to Bordeaux city on the rivers Dordogne and Garonne

Sunday
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Welcome Aboard
Travel: Arrival to Bordeaux city
Meals: Dinner onboard

In the afternoon, you will be met by a crew member of the Tango at the designated meeting point. From here, relax as you are chauffeured to the barge, moored in Bordeaux city. A traditional champagne welcome and introduction to the crew awaits you, before a sunset cruise and your first gourmet dinner onboard.

Monday
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One of Bordeaux's Most Celebrated Attractions
Travel: Bordeaux to Medoc via Cite du Vin
Meals: Breakfast, lunch & dinner onboard

This morning, a leisurely cruise culminates at one Bordeaux's most celebrated attractions, the Cité du Vin. Immersive exhibits focusing on the area's fabled wines are housed in a space-age architectural complex, offering one of the most pleasurable ways to learn about the elegant elixirs produced by this beloved region. Celebrate your new oenological expertise with a private dégustation in a gorgeous tasting room, then return to the barge for an afternoon cruise. Relax on deck and admire the scenery slipping by. Dinner is served onboard.

Tuesday
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Vines and Wines
Travel: Medoc to Blaye
Meals: Breakfast & dinner onboard, lunch ashore

This is the land of the extraordinary wines created in the mythic terrains of Pauillac, Saint-Julien, and Margaux. Because of geology, location, soil, and sun, this area has wines that are, in many cases, totally distinct from one another. This morning, your Tour Guide will lead you through these renowned vineyards for a full day of tasting and touring. As a special treat, lunch is taken ashore at the exceptionally picturesque Chateau Beychevelle in the Saint-Julien commune. Return to the barge for an evening cruise and dinner onboard.

Wednesday
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Explore an Ancient Citadel, Discover a Street Market
Travel: Blaye to Branne
Meals: Breakfast, lunch & dinner onboard

Once a disputed hotspot over hundreds of years, and destroyed by Protestant forces in the late 16th century, the town of Blaye boasts an intact military fortress, The Citadel of Blaye. Designed between 1685 -1689, this astonishing edifice expands a total area of 38 hectares. Enjoy a guided tour of the site, followed by a visit to a lively street market. Return to the barge for an afternoon cruise, floating past picturesque fishing huts and sumptuous mansions. Upon mooring, enjoy a gentle pedal or leisurely stroll. Drinks and dinner are onboard.

Thursday
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The Best of Bordeaux Beckons
Travel: Branne to Bourg
Meals: Breakfast, lunch & dinner onboard

This morning, your Tour Guide chauffeurs you to the medieval village of Saint-Emilion where grapes have been cultivated for winemaking purposes since the Gallo-Roman era. Visit the 14th century Cloisters of the Collegiate Church, browse the shops in the pedestrian area, and enjoy a coffee in the town square. A visit to a hillside domain for a tour and tasting follows. Return to the Tango for another afternoon cruise. Socialize in the salon, lounge on deck in the hot tub, or visit the Captain in his wheelhouse. Chef presents dinner onboard.

Friday
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City Pleasures and French Treasures
Travel: Bourg to Bordeaux city
Meals: Breakfast, lunch & dinner onboard

A guided walking tour of Bourg begins the day's adventures. Many pleasures and treasures are here: the GalloRoman fountain; local antique shops; and, most intriguingly, a museum of horse-drawn carriages. Your Tour Guide returns you to the barge for an afternoon cruise. Upon mooring, you will board a water-taxi to the center of Bordeaux City. Admire the wonderful Water Mirror reflecting pool, and then feel free to meander through the city's charming avenues and boutique-lined boulevards. Tonight, Chef serves a memorable Farewell Feast onboard.

Saturday
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A Sad Farewell
Travel: Transfer to Bordeaux city
Meals: Breakfast onboard

After breakfast, you will be chauffeured to the designated drop off point in Bordeaux City.

Please note: this is a sample itinerary which may be subject to change depending on local conditions.

Gourmet Dining

Lunch
  • Figs with Cured Pitou Ham and Chevre
  • Saffron Mussel Soup and Garlic Bread
  • Cheese Board
  • Raspberry Sorbet and Fresh Fruit
  • 1 Lunch Ashore Inclusive of the Cruise Rate
Dinner
  • Scallops and Fresh Herb Terrine on bed of Frisee Greens, Roquefort Dressing
  • Spinach Ricotta Ravioli with a Sage Butter Sauce
  • Tango’s Entrecote Bordelaise au Foie Gras, Ratatouille
  • Cheese Board
  • Fondant au Chocolat, Red Berry Coulis and Crème Anglaise Custard
Wine
  • L’Esprit, Chateau Saint Louis, 2004
  • Domaine Nigri, Jurancon region
  • Vieilles Vignes Blanc Domain du Moulin
  • Le Cedre, Chateau le Cedre
  • Ines, Fronton Cave
  • Optimum, Chateau Bellevue la Foret, 2008

Rates & Dates

Accommodation
Value Season
Regular Season
Private Charter for 8-$39,600
Private Charter for 6-$30,000
Private Charter for 4-$20,800
Captain & Van Gogh Cabin (Per Person, Double Occupancy)-$5,100
Renoir & Cezanne Cabins(Per Person, Double Occupancy)-$4,800
Single-Occupancy Supplement-$1,500

2019 Dates

Gray Bold Dates = Regular Season

Month
Days
April28-4
May5-11, 12-18, 19-25, 26-1
June2-8, 9-15, 16-22, 23-29, 30-6
July7-13, 14-20, 21-27, 28-3
August4-10, 11-17, 18-24, 25-31
September1-7, 8-14, 15-21, 22-28, 29-5
October6-12, 13-19, 20-26, 27-2

Additional Details

Included in the rate
  • 6 nights/7 days in a cabin with a private bath
  • all meals – from dinner the first night to breakfast the last morning
  • all wines with lunch & dinner
  • open bar
  • daily escorted excursions and use of onboard bicycles.
Not included in the rate
  • Airfare to and from France
  • transportation to the cruise route (we will assist you with this)
  • cancellation insurance and crew gratuity (suggested minimum amount is 5% of the cruise price)

*All rates are quoted in U.S. Dollars unless otherwise noted.

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