Bordeaux’s home along the banks of the Garonne River is the perfect place to begin a river cruise Bordeaux tour. A city that flourished in large part because of the river, Bordeaux is now paying tribute to the Garonne in a number of ways, including new docks on the left bank, welcoming an increasing number of cruise ships, and the development water sports and leisure activities that are already well-established on the right bank. A well-planned river cruise will depict the city of Bordeaux and its famous “Port of the Moon” in a new light.
With Bordeaux guided tours of both the Garonne and Dordogne Rivers available via river cruises, all guests will find an activity of interest, but wine tours are especially popular. In 2017, seven boats from six different companies offered cruises to discover everything Bordeaux and its vineyards have to offer, with varying durations. Included in many of the cruises, are visits to Saint-Émilion and its medieval village, the citadels of Blaye and Bourg, Pauillac and the Médoc vineyards, Cadillac and Grave, Sauternes and the region known for sweet wines, as well as the city of Bordeaux itself.
Making it even easier to experience Bordeaux’s wine world through a river cruise is the new landing platform that was constructed in 2016 and starts just steps away from the Cité du Vin, along for exploration of the Garonne and Gironde Estuaries. Whether looking to spend as little as four days or as many as 12, a river cruise is sure to impress. With its sumptuous dinners on elegant boats, it’s easy to admire the bustling city of Bordeaux.
Many Bordeaux multi-lingual tours are available, including Bordeaux tours in Russian, allowing everyone to enjoy all that the city has to offer.