river cruise - Bordeaux France

Bordeaux, France

Choosing a holiday destination can be difficult, but with a European river cruise, you will have plenty of adventures to choose from. Bordeaux is located in Southwestern France, and is a stop-over point on many cruise itineraries.

Bordeaux Wine and Culinary Tour

You cannot visit France without going on a wine and culinary tour. Luckily, Bordeaux is one of the best wine regions in France. Here you will enjoy an entire day visiting four separate wine estates, and lunching at a local restaurant. An expert guide is there to share the French wine and culinary secrets, while also teaching the region’s historical importance. You will travel by air-conditioned bus, relaxing and taking in the views.

A gourmet lunch is served at Le Savoie, before the tour continues with more vineyard estate visits.

Bordeaux City Sights Night Walking Tour

The Bordeaux sights are hard to rival, but they shine even brighter at night. You can choose to relax onboard your luxury European River Cruise ship, or take a two-hour walking tour around the city of Bordeaux. A local guide shows you only the best of the historical city centre, such as the Monument aux Girondins (a commemorative fountain statue), Place de la Bourse (a certified World Heritage Site), Place de la Comédie (home to the Three Graces sculpture), and one of the longest pedestrian streets in Europe, Rue Sainte-Catherine, among other locations.

The tours are planned depending on the weather and numbers in the group, making sure you see the best Bordeaux has to offer.

Garonne River Cruise and Ile de Patiras Médoc Wine-Tasting Tour from Bordeaux

Spend the whole day travelling by boat and bus, enjoying wine tastings and local cuisine, while you enjoy the view. Land activities include climbing the lighthouse on Ile Patiras, then travelling by air-conditioned bus or minivan to the Médoc wine region with wine samples.

A professional guide tells you all about the history of the region, as you cruise down the Garonne River, past waterfront properties, vineyards, and UNESCO World Heritage-listed Sites. Lunch is served onboard, with local wines available. The tour then continues back on the road, where you will meet with resident winemakers and learn the traditional wine-making methods.

Cathédrale St-André

There are also plenty of historical and religious attractions to Bordeaux. These are very popular with tourists, and highlight the history of the city. The Cathédrale St-André is constructed of pieces dating from 1096 to the thirteenth and fourteenth-centuries.

Tour Pey-Berland accompanies the cathedral. It is a gargoyled, fifty-metre high bell tower that has construction dates traced back to 1440 and 1466, though more recent (ninteenth-century) additions have been made. You can then climb the stairs and witness the full majesty of the city.

Euro River Cruises

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