Gateway Destinations to Host an Extraordinary Bordeaux Wine Cruise

Introducing a one-of-a-kind barge cruise in France featuring wines of the Bordeaux region. High staff to guest ratio ensures top quality service on unique journey to discover the varied wines of this region. Wine educator and personal chef on board!

Online PR News – 30-April-2011 – – Tucson, AZ, April 30, 2011 - Gateway Destinations, in partnership with France Cruises, is pleased to annouce the Bounties of Bordeaux Wine Cruise this September 2011. This 11-day package has been designed exclusively to highlight the wines of the Bordeaux region in southern France. Relax while enjoying a six-day cruise on the Mirabelle Hotel Barge and spend an additional three days exploring the beautiful Dordogne River valley.

The trip will begin with three nights at La Ferme Lamy, a charming traditional farmhouse hotel, in the French Perigord countryside. Guests will explore the historic villages of Sarlat, Domme, and La Roque Gageac, and even participate in an authentic truffle hunt!

Guests will be transferred to the Bordeaux area to embark on a six-day exploration of this renowned region. Aboard the Mirabelle, passengers will relax while traveling the River Garonne, Gironde Estuary and the Dordogne River with a personal wine connoisseur. On-shore excursions will include numerous wine tastings at a variety of Bordeaux vineyards and exploring the charming countryside and villages.

"With a 1-to-3 staff to guest ratio while cruising, guests will be pampered as they enjoy delicious regional cuisine prepared by our personal onboard chef. Servers are English-speaking and available to assist you throughout the day, but a self-serve wine and coffee bar is also available as an added convenience," said Jan Acorn, owner of Gateway Destinations. "The personal wine connoisseur will not only educate guests about the renowned Bordeaux wines, but also lead an in-depth discovery of culture, history, gastronomy, and traditions of this rich region."

This package is limited to 22 guests and is only available from September 1-10, 2011. The cost is US $4875.00 per person (based on double occupancy).

Tour includes 3 Nights/4 Days in Dordogne with daily breakfast & dinner, truffle hunt and guided excursions, followed by 6 Nights/7 Days aboard the canal hotel barge Mirabelle including all meals with wine and open bar, all shore excursions, wine tastings & wine education.

Gateway Destinations, LLC, an affliate of Bon Voyage Travel, provides custom travel consulting service to individuals, couples, and small groups to Alaksa, Hawaii and foreign destinations. In addition, Gateway creates custom small group tours (escorted or unescorted) and specializes in guided tours for women.