River Cruises in the Bordeaux Region

    • CroisiEurope Ship - Princesse d'Aquitaine
      Princesse d'Aquitaine
      • Journey from Bordeaux with the opportunity to see prestigious wine areas including St Emilion and the Medoc. Unlimited complimentary house wine, beer, mineral water and soft drinks on board, with optional shore excursions

      • 2017 - May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct
        2018 - Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct

    • CroisiEurope Ship - Princesse d'Aquitaine
      Princesse d'Aquitaine
      • A new itinerary with plenty of opportunities to visit some of Bordeaux's best-known wine-growing towns and villages. Unlimited complimentary house wine, beer, mineral water and soft drinks on board, with optional shore excursions

      • 2017 - May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct
        2018 - Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct

    • CroisiEurope Ship - Princesse d'Aquitaine
      Princesse d'Aquitaine
      • Journey through the wine country around Bordeaux, with optional excursions to the Medoc, St Emilion and Entre Deux Mers areas. Unlimited complimentary house wine, beer, mineral water and soft drinks on board

      • 2017 - Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct
        2018 - Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct

    • CroisiEurope Ship - Princesse d'Aquitaine
      Princesse d'Aquitaine
      • Explore the rivers and wine-growing areas around Bordeaux, plus the picturesque coastline of the Arcachon Basin and the amazing Dune of Pyla. Unlimited complimentary house wine, beer, mineral water and soft drinks on board

      • 2017 - Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct
        2018 - Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct

Bordeaux, Dordogne and Gironde Rivers

Cruise from Bordeaux in south-west France on the Dordogne and Garonne rivers into the main wine-producing regions of France. Between these rivers is the famous Entre deux Mers wine area.

Bordeaux on the Garonne River is an impressive city, once a Gallo-Roman port and now designated a World Heritage Site. Throughout Bordeaux can be found superb examples of architecture, including the flamboyant gothic cathedral in the lively and colourful quarter of Saint-Michel.

Cruising downriver from Bordeaux, pass charming gardens, ancient fishermens' houses and unique fishermens' huts perched on wooden stilts on top of the water. The River Garonne merges with the River Dordogne to form the Gironde river flowing to the Atlantic and Pauillac, gateway to the wine villages and chateaux of Margaux, Haut-Medoc and Lafite-Rothschild. In Blaye see the massive citadel and admire views of the Gironde river from its walls. Nearer the sea are the fishermens’ cabins and troglodyte caves at Meschers sur Gironde.

On the Dorgogne river is the town of Libourne, with its pretty arcaded square, and Saint-Emilion, noted for its wine, underground church and extensive catacombs.

The one-week itinerary includes the coastal area of the Arcachon Basin and the huge Pyla sand dune.

  • River Garonne at Bordeaux
  • Citadel at Blaye
  • Chateau Pichot Longueville
  • Meschers on the Gironde River
  • Chateau Margaux
  • Vineyards and Chateaux
  • Bordeaux
  • St Emilion
  • Chateau Roquetaillade

Blaye (France)

The landmark of Blaye is the vast citadel built by Vauban which encloses a Gothic castle where the former King of Aquitaine, Charibert II is buried. Excursions might include a drive along the Corniche, a cliff-top road through picturesque fishing hamlets, or a trip to Bourg.

Blaye

Bordeaux (France)

Bordeaux is a large and elegant city on the Garonne River, and the ideal starting-point for a river cruise in one of the world's most important wine-producing regions. Stroll in the Jardin Public, the pretty district of Saint-Eloi and the beautiful bridge of Pont de Pierre.

Bordeaux

Libourne

The pleasant town of Libourne is the capital of wine-making in the northern Gironde. The pretty arcaded square is bordered by merchant houses, and in the interesting Fozera area is the Tour du Grand Port, the remains of a gateway in the town's fortifications.

Libourne (France)

Pauillac

On the River Gironde, Pauillac is the gateway to the Medoc wine-producing region. Tours may take in the villages and chateaux of distinguished producers like Margaux, Haut-Medoc and Lafite-Rothschild.

Pauillac (France)
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