Port of the Moon Tours

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Port of the Moon
Bordeaux in southwest France was once a vibrant port city. The port itself was known as the Port of the Moon because it sat on a semi-circular part of the Garonne River. Historically the left bank of the port has been the center of commerce and culture. Throughout the past 2,000 years, the port has played an important role in shaping the city's history and its place as a world city of wine. 

When the automobile became more prominent, the historical buildings in this area began to degrade and turn black. The roads were not meant for cars, and traffic jams clogged up the port area. The port's importance declined, and it was eventually moved downstream to the northern suburbs. In the 1990s great efforts were made to clean up the area, including the buildings, and the waterfront is now lined with pedestrian walkways, bicycle paths, shops, and museums. In 2007 the Port of the Moon waterfront was named a UNESCO World Heritage site. 

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The Port of the Moon waterfront is located along the northwest banks of the Garonne River. The road changes names from Quai Louis XVIII to Quai des Chartrons. 
Address: Bordeaux, France
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Garonne River Cruise Including Dinner from Bordeaux

Enjoy a leisurely 3-hour dinner cruise along the Garonne River to see the sights of Bordeaux from the water. Begin with a welcome apéritif as you settle into your seat on the boat. Watch as the many attractions of this UNESCO-listed city drift by the windows while you dine on a 3-course dinner made with seasonal and regional ingredients.
  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Duration: 3 hours
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Garonne River Cruise Including Lunch from Bordeaux

Take a leisurely midday break with a 3-hour lunch cruise through Bordeaux on the Garonne River. Sip a welcome apéritif as you settle in for the cruise, then dine on a lovely 3-course lunch prepared on board with seasonal and regional ingredients. As you eat lunch, watch the sights of this UNESCO-listed city drift past – including Quai Richelieu, Pont de Pierre, Place de la Bourse and the Basilica of St Michael.
  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Duration: 3 hours
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Garonne River Cruise Including Bordeaux Wine Tasting

Spend a delightful 1.5 hours relaxing on a cruise along the Garonne River, sipping prestigious Bordeaux wines and gazing at the fantastic scenery. Watch the attractions of the UNESCO World Heritage-listed city of Bordeaux, including Place de la Bourse, give way to the vineyard-covered hills of the Aquitaine region as you learn about this area's wine-making history from your onboard guide. Choose from two starting points for the cruise, Quai Richelieu or Cité du Vin.
  • Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
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Bordeaux Sightseeing Bus and Walking Tour

Discover the many facets of Bordeaux on a 2-hour guided sightseeing tour. You'll travel both by bus and on foot to explore the city's vast offerings, including its stunning architecture and aspects of its winemaking history. See both side of the Garonne River and its UNESCO-listed waterfront, marvel at the Grand Théâtre de Bordeaux, and stroll Old Town on a guided walking tour.
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Duration: 2 hours
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