French Rivers & Spain

Departed 26th Sep 2021 11 nights Sails from Liverpool Borealis S2122
View on Bordeaux in the evening - France View on Bordeaux in the evening - France

Combining enthralling French city discovery and scenic cruising with an authentic taste of northern Spain creates truly rewarding, full-flavoured adventure. Borealis serenely sails through the countryside scenes of the Gironde and Garonne rivers to Bassens, your gateway to Bordeaux. Take the short journey into the heart of the ‘Pearl of Aquitane’ to uncover plenty of historical and architectural highlights, from Cathédrale Saint-André to Calihau Gate. A full-day stop at allows ample time to sample Bordeaux’s famed wine culture too; or even visit one of the family-run countryside vineyards nearby.[ReadMoreMob]

Sailing on to Spain, you visit beautiful Basque country and Getxo to sample local culinary delights such as pintxos and sample delicious Rioja wines, and – during time in the Asturias region – get to indulge in the flavours of authentic Asturian cider in Avilés, on tour from Gijon. On Galicia’s scenic Atlantic shores, delve into Spanish maritime history at Vigo, with its busy port, marina and historic quarter, and see the city’s many architectural highlights too; and enjoy a day in El Ferrol, a delight to explore and discover sights such as the squares and houses of La Magdalena, and also your gateway to Santiago de Compostela and Cape Finisterre.

Itinerary Change Notification – Please be advised that the itinerary of this cruise has changed from the original published itinerary.

Your Itinerary

  • A full-flavoured cruise of French cities and scenic cruising
  • Borealis sails the Gironde and Garonne rivers to Bassens, gateway to Bordeaux
  • In Spain, sample the traditional flavours and rich history of the beautiful Basque, Asturias and Galicia regions
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