Stretching from southern France through the Gironde region to Spain, the Garonne River runs through the heart of the city of Bordeaux, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Here are a few ways to enjoy the best of Bordeaux on a Garonne River cruise.
- Take a Garonne River cruise and admire riverside landmarks such as the Basilica of St. Michael, Louis XV's grand Place de la Bourse, and the grassy Quai Richelieu from the water.
- Opt for a lunch tour and sip cocktails as you float downstream, or book a 3-course dinner cruise and savor delicious French cuisine as the UNESCO–listed sites drift past outside.
- Combine a scenic river cruise with an on-board wine tasting led by an expert sommelier, and sample some of the wines for which Bordeaux, Saint-Émilion, and the Médoc wine region are famous.
- Cruise to the UNESCO–listed Citadel of Blaye, and enjoy sweeping views over the rolling vineyards of the Côtes de Bourg wine country and the Aquitaine countryside.