tango - bordeaux


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tango - bordeaux

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TANGO Luxury River Cruises through
France’s Legendary Wine Country




Tango is operated by Captain Daniel Sak, a second- generation barge owner.
Captain Sak also personally supervise all of Tango’s culinary experiences.


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tango - bordeaux

Canal Barge in France


explore France’s most popular wine region






THE 8 PASSENGER BARGE tango

Tango, built in 1931, navigated the northern canals of France until the 1950's. She was then used to transport grain between the Atlantic and Mediterranean ports on the Canal du Midi. Inspired by the nautical beauty and lavish comforts of passenger liners from the 1930’s, the Tango’s décor features large brass portholes, French art deco fixtures, Provençal ivory linens, and rich teak wall paneling. Sperb Provencal tiles on the deck and in the gorgeous bathrooms. All meals prepared aboard Tango are made with fresh and seasonal market produce bought daily, the best quality meats and poultry from area farms, and fresh Atlantic seafood and fish. Tango’s route begins and ends in the city of Bordeaux, mooring right on the newly redeveloped and iconic waterfront.


on board


itinerary - Bordeaux 7 day-6 night cruise / all inclusive, full board


SUNDAY / BOrdeaux

Our tour guide meets you at 4:00 pm at a pre-arranged meeting point in Bordeaux and brings you to Tango where you'll be welcomed with a festive flute of Crémant de Bordeaux, and savory regional hors d'oeuvres. Get acquainted with the crew who will do their best to make every moment of your cruise a memorable one. Settle into your staterooms before a welcome candlelit dinner on board.


MONDAY - bordeaux - La Cité du vin

Set off for a scenic cruise to the Cité du Vin where immersive, sensory exhibits housed in a space-age architectural complex will triple your understanding of this region's fabled wines. Celebrate your new expertise with a dégustation in the elegant Belvedere room on the 8th floor which offers a panoramic view of the city and the surrounding landscape. Head back to the barge for lunch, and sit back and admire the scenery as we cruise along the sparkling waters of the Gironde Estuary. Dinner onboard the barge.


TUESDAY - Medoc

This is the land of the wonderous wines created in the mythic terrains of Pauillac, Saint-Julien and Margaux. Your guide will lead you through these renowned vineyards, extensively classified and reclassified by oenophiles, making a special stop at the exceptionally picturesque Château Beychevelle in the Saint-Julien commune. Look forward to a full day of touring and tasting, pausing only for a delicious lunch in the midst of these world-famous vineyards. Return to the barge for an evening cruise and dinner on board.


WEDNESDAY - Blaye

The Marquis de Vauban designed the Citadelle de Blaye for Louis XIV in the 1639. You'll have a guided tour of the site, followed by a visit to a lively street market. After lunch on the Tango, cruise past picturesque fishing huts and sumptuous mansions to your evening mooring in the delightful village of Branne. You can stroll or cycle through the town before aperitifs and dinner on the barge.


THURSDAY - Saint-Elilion

Our air-conditioned minivan will whisk you past alluring chateaux to the medieval village of Saint-Emilion where wine-grapes have been cultivated since the Gallo-Roman era. Visit the 14th century Cloisters of the Collegiate Church and the shops before repairing to a noteworthy hillside domain for a tour of their wine-making facilities and a tasting. In the afternoon you will cruise towards the fairy-tale village of Bourg, once colonized by the Visigoths, and subsequently fortified under several royal reigns. Dinner on board.


FRIDAY - Back to Bordeaux

Enjoy a leisurely breakfast before a guided walking tour of Bourg that will include the Gallo-Roman fountain, historic façades, the castle, antique shops, and a museum of horse-drawn carriages. After lunch on board, the Tango will cruise toward Bordeaux where, upon arrival, you'll board a water-taxi to the center of this dynamic town to admire the Water Mirror reflecting pool, the 11th century Cathedral, the Neo-Classic 18th century Opera house and/or the city's unlimited shopping opportunities. Farewell gala dinner on board.


SATURDAY

After breakfast, you will be chauffeured back to the designated drop off point.



On alternate weeks the cruise will be in the reverse direction. This is a sample itinerary and is subject to change.




itinerary - itinerary - Bordeaux 6 day-5 night cruise - 1 / 2 Board


This is the perfect option for charter groups who want to explore on-shore dining on their own. Every day, you'll have the opportunity to discover a new restaurant in a historic setting at lunch or dinner. (You may use Tango's list of "Captain's favorites" as a guide). Private charter cruises for 6-8 passengers, with breakfast and one meal per day included in the fare, and one daily meal ashore at passenger's expense.

MONDAY - bordeaux

Our tour guide meets you at 4:00 pm at a pre-arranged meeting point in Bordeaux and brings you to Tango where you'll be welcomed with a festive flute of Crémant de Bordeaux, and savory regional hors d'oeuvres. Get acquainted with the crew who will do their best to make every moment of your cruise a memorable one. Settle into your staterooms before a welcome candlelit dinner on board.


TUESDAY - La cité des vins

Set off for a scenic cruise to the Cité du Vin where immersive, sensory exhibits housed in a space-age architectural complex will triple your understanding of this region's fabled wines. Celebrate your new expertise with a dégustation in the elegant Belvedere room on the 8th floor which offers a panoramic view of the city and the surrounding landscape. Head back to the barge for lunch, then sit back and admire the scenery as we cruise along the sparkling waters of the Gironde Estuary. Dinner on shore in Blaye.


WEDNESDAY - Blaye

The Marquis de Vauban designed the Citadelle de Blaye for Louis XIV in the 1639. You'll have a guided tour of the site, followed by a visit to a lively street market. After lunch on the Tango, cruise past picturesque fishing huts and sumptuous mansions to the delightful village of Branne where you can stroll or cycle through the town before aperitifs on the barge. Dinner on shore in Branne.


THURSDAY - Saint-Elilion

Our air-conditioned minivan will whisk you past alluring chateaux to the medieval village of Saint-Emilion where wine-grapes have been cultivated since the Gallo-Roman era. Visit the 14th century Cloisters of the Collegiate Church and the shops before repairing to a noteworthy hillside domain for a tour of their wine-making facilities and a tasting. After lunch in St. Emilion, cruise towards the fairy-tale village of Bourg, once colonized by the Visigoths, and subsequently fortified under several royal reigns.


FRIDAY - Back to Bordeaux

Enjoy a leisurely breakfast before a guided walking tour of Bourg that will include the Gallo-Roman fountain, historic façades, the castle, antique shops, and a museum of horse-drawn carriages. After lunch on board, the Tango will cruise toward Bordeaux where, upon arrival, you'll board a water-taxi to the center of this dynamic town to admire the Water Mirror reflecting pool, the 11th century Cathedral, the Neo-Classic 18th century Opera house and/or the city's unlimited shopping opportunities. Farewell gala dinner on board.


SATURDAY

After breakfast, you will be chauffeured back to the designated drop off point.



On alternate weeks the cruise will be in the reverse direction. This is a sample itinerary and is subject to change.




  • cruise
    2019

    individual or charter


    stateroom / person

    single supplement

    4 person charter

    6 person charter

    8 person charter



  • 5 day / half-board cruise


    April to October


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    -

    -

    21000 Euros

    28000 EUROS



  • 6 day full-board cruise


    April to October


    4200 Euros

    1200 Euros

    18400 Euros

    26400 Euros

    34800 Euros


Price for 6 day / full board cruise includes:

• Six nights accommodation. • All meals, wines, bar, and refreshment drinks aboard. • Transfers to and from the barge from the Bordeaux train station or local hotel. • All excursions and visits to historical sites, museums, entrance fees, vineyards for wine-tastings, and markets in our air-conditioned minivan. • Use of on-board bicycles, deck-side spa, library, wifi, CD collection and player.


Price for 5 day / half board cruise includes:

• Five nights accommodation. • All Breakfasts, 3 dinners and 3 lunches served aboard. • Wines, bar, and refreshment drinks aboard. • Transfers to and from the barge from the Bordeaux train station or local hotel. • All excursions and visits to historical sites, museums, entrance fees, vineyards for wine-tastings, and markets in our air-conditioned minivan. • Use of on-board bicycles, deck-side spa, library, wifi, CD collection and player.



These rates do not include:

• Insurance • Personal expenses • Gratuities to the crew (between 7 and 10%)
• For the 5 day / half board cruise, 2 lunches and 2 dinners at on shore restaurants at passengers' expense.



To avoid currency exchange fees

• Australians can pay in Australian dollars by direct deposit or credit card. • New Zealanders can pay in New Zealand dollars by direct deposit or credit card. • US citizens will be charged in US dollars using credit card.

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Bon voyage!