During visits to five captivating cities, you’ll get a taste for the history, culture and culinary influences of France, plus sample some Spanish flavours too. Discover the very best of Bordeaux; after sailing the Gironde and Garonne Rivers, Balmoral docks alongside the promenade, so simply step off the ship and explore. You’re perfectly placed to take in highlights such as Cathédrale Saint-André, the Grand Théâtre and Cité du Vin, bursting rich history and wine heritage. Alternatively, tour to one of Medoc’s small family run vineyards, to learn the region’s wines and taste them straight from the barrel.
Cruise the scenic River Seine all the way to Rouen too; a full day stay here allows ample time for a tour to nearby Paris, where you can see iconic sights such as the Eiffel Tower, Arc de Triomphe and the Louvre, and perhaps indulge with the cuisine of one world’s culinary capitals. Elsewhere there are visits to Brest and Honfleur, where you may be tempted to try Camembert and Calvados while people watching at one of the French cafés. In Spain, Getxo is your gateway to Bilbao, famed for its Guggenheim Museum, prestigious restaurants serving traditional pintxos, and the legendary Rioja wine vineyards.
Will and Sylvia started going on Mr Bridge holidays and weekends in early 2008 and soon became hooked. They both joined Mr Bridge as helpers after Will qualified as an EBU club tournament director in 2011. Since then, they have hosted over thirty bridge cruises and numerous weekends and holidays.
Will and Sylvia both really enjoy playing with different clients and encouraging improving players to increase in confidence and learn to love the game. They have been involved with Bernard Magee Bridge since the start and now look forward to resuming bridge holidays again.
Cruise descriptions include optional, chargeable experiences that may be enjoyed independently and/or with optional Fred. Olsen Shore Tours. *Premium Traditional Afternoon Tea not included. Upgrade to All Inclusive Drinks Package is available as a chargeable optional extra and can be added to your booking up to six days prior to your cruise departing.
Great value offers
Great value offers on selected fares and cabin grades available on this cruise. Please contact our Reservations team for further details.
Please note, rooms 8057 and 8059 on Lido deck are equipped for use by disabled passengers.
*Rooms 8073, 8075, 8084 and 8086 on the Lido Deck are wheelchair accessible and have a fully restricted view.
*Please note, rooms 9048, 9056 and 9095 on Bridge Deck have been adapted for use by disabled passengers.