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Our cruise documents arrived this week for our September 16, Taste of Bordeaux cruise and we are getting more excited by the minute. We looked through the excursion options and would love a little more detail on the Cognac tour. It looks like a long bus ride with tastings at Hennesy and Otard. We love Cognac and would like to take this tour but it is fairly spendy and are wondering if it is worth the expense. Our other option would be to spend the day in Bordeaux. As this would be our only chance to explore Bordeaux we are weighing our options and would love more information to help us make our decision.

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Hi GadaboutGranny,

Cognac is a beautiful town and we’ve included this optional as we had so many guests wanting to visit and taste the famous French spirit in its birthplace. It is about a 2-hour drive to Cognac from Bordeaux. Upon arrival, there is a 30-minute walking and orientation tour. Guests will then have 90 minutes for lunch and free time on their own. The first distillery visit begins around 1:30pm, with about 1-1.5 hours’ time spent at each.

 

Many guests who extend their stay in Bordeaux beyond the cruise will take this tour, but we also find that many have Cognac on their bucket list and utilize time on embarkation day to explore Bordeaux. I recommend speaking with your Cruise Manager upon arrival to help with your decision. With either choice, you won’t be disappointed!

 

-Kristin

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