Before dinner on board you're invited to a welcome cocktail reception, where you'll meet the captain and crew. If you have chosen our alternative excursions package, you'll discover the region's vineyards and chateaux by bicycle, and end your tour with a glass of fine wine and a tasting of local cheeses. We'll then return to the ship to enjoy a relaxed evening of entertainment. Ashore we're going to head off on a tour along the Corniche road, a narrow and picturesque route which runs alongside the Dordogne and offers scenic views. You'll also explore Blaye's citadel and its fortifications on an exclusive guided tour. For a more in-depth view of Blaye you could discover the city's underground passages, once used by soldiers, and enjoy a glass of wine accompanied by local delicacies. At this point, the Dordogne Valley is marked by a series of major dams, including the impressive Barrage de l'Aigle, which is surrounded by a steep wooded valley.
All land wine tours are fully-escorted by a wine expert guide. Learn about the region beyond its famous wines through gourmet local cuisine, and enchanting villages, providing a collection of memories that will last a lifetime. Meet cellar masters and chateau owners, and enjoy gala dinners and luxury lodgings as sole guests at one of the most famous wine estates of Bordeaux. Your luxury tour in Burgundy includes the historic 5-star Hotel Le Cep in charming Beaune, guided tours of the Hospices de Beaune and Clos de Vougeot, and wonderful gastronomic meals.