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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.

Highlights

  • 1.5-hour Bordeaux river cruise with onboard wine tasting
  • View architectural gems along the city's UNESCO World Heritage-listed waterfront
  • Cruise the Garonne River from Bordeaux to the beautiful Aquitaine countryside
  • Enjoy a wine-tasting session with a professional sommelier
  • Sip a variety of Bordeaux wines while admiring vineyards and farmlands

What You Can Expect

Garonne River Cruise Including Bordeaux Wine Tasting

Enjoy a cruise along the Garonne River and taste local Bordeaux wines

Your wine-tasting and sightseeing cruise starts in Bordeaux at either Quai Richelieu or Cité du Vin. Climb aboard the boat and settle in for a relaxing journey along the Garonne River.
See the sights of Bordeaux's historic center from the water as you drift along, including the Place de la Bourse, and glide underneath bridges such as the modern Jacques Chalban-Delmas and the impressive Pont d'Aquitaine. Watch for historic signs of Bordeaux's changes from the ancient Roman era through today.
This UNESCO-listed city's monuments and architectural landmarks slowly give way to the countryside of the Aquitaine region. These vineyard-covered hills include some incredibly famous wine regions, such as Médoc, Sauternes, Côtes de Bourg and St-Emilion.
As you're looking out at such prominent vineyards, sample some of the local wines during a sommelier-led tasting session. The Bordeaux region produces a wide variety of wines, from the rich reds of the  Médoc to the crisp whites of the Côtes de Bourg.

At the conclusion of a 1.5-hour cruise, return to central Bordeaux where your tour ends.

Customer Reviews

Linda C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Very enjoyable and interesting, gives good sense of this lovely city and environs. The wine tasting was very nice also.

Ian O

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Good tour. Exactly as described. A pleasant boat ride along a section of the Garonne/Gironde with tastings of a few very nice reds. I would recommend it.

Alister W

3 star rating: Worth doing June 2015

Our voucher showed the tour commentary would be in English. This was not the case, and when we politely asked and showed our voucher that it was to be in in English, we were rather abruptly informed that it was only in French. Consequently, we had no idea what the various points of interest were.
Kay and Alister

Paul M Australia

1 star rating: I do not recommend this August 2015

This was extremely disappointing. A small boat, with limited good viewing, along an ordinary river, with not one word spoken in English. We had no idea what was being said about the views or the wines. Not recommended

Frank P M

1 star rating: I do not recommend this October 2014

Horrible wine tasting on a horrible muddy river. Not worth the time or money

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