Classic French Barge Tango Offers Luxury Cruises in the Bordeaux Wine Country

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Opens as a Spectacular Floating Hotel in October

Tango, a classic French péniche, launches its second season of cruising France’s fabled Bordeaux region with visits to Medoc, Blaye, Saint-Emilion, Bourg, and Branne. The Tango provides a vintage maritime ambiance of a bygone era and a breathtaking view of Bordeaux’s riverfront. Cruising on the picturesque Garonne and Dordogne rivers, the Tango takes its privileged guests on tour-guided excursions to prestigious wineries, fabled châteaux, medieval citadels, open-air markets and the futuristic Cité du Vin museum. Relax aboard the Tango as you wine taste your way from chateau to chateau in the historic and charming Bordeaux countryside.

Beginning in Fall 2019, Tango is offering hotel accommodations from October through December and March through April. Several cabins are available on a nightly basis for up to six guests, double occupancy. Enjoy the feel of a small boutique hotel on board an all-inclusive river vessel for an unforgettable vacation to Bordeaux, which is only two hours from Paris by high-speed train. The world-renowned wine capital of the world is known for its magnificent 18th century buildings, majestic public parks, vibrant art scene, gastronomic restaurants and waterfront promenade. Tango is also available for private events. It is the perfect setting for an intimate dinner and sunset cruise for up to eight, or deckside wine tasting for up to twenty guests.

Daniel Sak, the Franco-American Captain and owner of the Tango has over twenty years of experience of wine country river cruises in France. He grew up on a converted Dutch barge, and crewed on his mother’s hotel barge, Fandango, before fulfilling his dream of renovating one of his own. He transformed Tango from a 1930s cargo barge used to carry grain, into a luxury cruising vessel, complete with elegant teak paneling and antique brass portholes. Daniel is a vintner, producing his own Les Deux Cochons label St. Chinian AOC red wines. A skilled chef and true epicurean, Daniel graduated from the French National Cooking School in Beaune, Burgundy. “We provide our guests with an extraordinary custom-curated adventure, experiencing first-hand the wine, cuisine, culture, and beauty of France’s Bordeaux region,” promises Captain Daniel.

Tango offers 5 or 6 night cruises for 4-8 passengers. Amenities include four climate-controlled cabins, each with en-suite bath, a comfortably furnished salon with fully-stocked bar and dining area, a canopied deck for al fresco dining, and sun deck with jacuzzi, perfect for relaxing among the bubbles while gazing at the stars on summer nights. There are touring bicycles for peddling about the villages where Tango stops along the way, and an air conditioned mini-van for guided excursions ashore. Tango cruises with a full crew including chef, hostess and English-speaking tour guide.

Cuisine served aboard the Tango features the rich culinary tradition of the Bordeaux area. Based on the guests’ preferences, menu options include: the best freshly caught Atlantic seafood including oysters from the Bay of Arcachon, foie gras, steak Bordelaise, duck confit, tender lamb, mouthwatering fine cheeses, light and airy pastries, and artisanal chocolates. Hand-selected regional wines complete each meal. Cruise passengers with an interest in cooking can accompany the chef and visit the local markets to select garden market produce, such as sun-ripened fruits, vegetables, and herbs.

Embark on the trip of a lifetime on the hotel barge Tango in the beautiful and idyllic setting of the wine country of Bordeaux. Our cruises combine luxury lifestyle with an authentic and truly unique vacation experience.

Contact: Daniel Sak, Captain and Owner
Address: Ponton Yves Parlier, Quai des Queyries, Bordeaux
Phone:+ +33 (0) (France)
U.S. Office: Dawn M. Shepherd
Phone: +703-339-5254 (U.S.), 1.833.345.5007 (U.S. Toll-Free)
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