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Bordeaux Waterways

Enjoy a rich blend of exciting history and culinary traditions on a river cruise through France's Bordeaux wine region. Home to gentle Atlantic breezes, lush rolling hills and verdant vineyards, the region has produced renowned wines for centuries.

The Bordeaux region is part of Aquitaine, a former kingdom located in southwestern France. Here, the Garonne and Dordogne rivers merge to form the Gironde estuary south of the city of Bordeaux. Cruises typically begin and end in this city, where you'll find grand architecture, superb museums and cafes serving mouthwatering delicacies.

While cruising, you'll visit prestigious chateaux, charming towns and notable wineries. Stops along the Garonne River usually include Cadillac's ancient harbor and 16th-century chateau, as well as the nearby vineyards of Sauternes where you can sample dessert wines and learn how they are made. Highlights on the Dordogne include Saint-Emilion, the oldest wine-making area of the Bordeaux region, and the citadel of Blaye, an imposing fortress and UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Near the Gironde estuary lies the town of Pauillac, gateway to the Medoc wine route and its scenic landscapes. If you're lucky, you may see le mascaret, a natural wave phenomena that happens throughout the year, but particularly from June through November, in the Gironde estuary.

Our sailings on the Bordeaux waterways are hassle-free and easy to budget. Experienced cruise directors take care of all the day-to-day details, while expert guides help you make the most of your time in port. And best of all, the price you pay up front includes your stateroom, onboard meals and entertainment and sightseeing excursions.


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  • Save $200 per couple off select 2017 CroisiEurope cruises. Expires December 16. Click here for eligible departures.

  • Save $1,400 to $1,800 per couple off select 2017 Viking river cruises when you pay in full. Expires December 31. Click here for eligible departures.

  • Save up to 20% off select 2017 Uniworld departures in certain cabin categories. Expires December 31. Click here for eligible departures.

  • Receive a free $300 to $400 shipboard credit per stateroom, free prepaid gratuities or a Silver Spirits Beverage Package on select 2017 VIking river cruises in certain cabin categories. Expires December 31. Click here for eligible departures.

  • Fly from $295 to $895 per person from select gateways on 2017 Viking river cruises. Expires December 31. Click here for eligible departures.

  • Fly for free in premium economy from select gateways on certain Scenic river cruises in certain cabin categories when you book by January 15, 2017. Click here for eligible departures.

  • Fly for free from select gateways on certain Scenic river cruises in certain cabin categories when you book by January 15, 2017. Click here for eligible departures.

  • Receive $2,000 to $3,000 per couple in air credit when you purchase a Scenic cruise and flights. Offer applies to select airlines and is not combinable with other promotions. Book by January 15, 2017. Click here for eligible departures.

  • River Heritage Club past passengers save an additional 10% off select 2017 Uniworld departures. Expires December 31. Click here for eligible departures.

  • Save $300 to $1,500 per couple on 2017 Europe river cruises. Click here for eligible departures.

    River cruises are rated according to the quality of the vessel and its accommodations, the number of included amenities and activities both on and off the ship, the class of hotels used for land portions of itineraries, and the level of service delivered. The Bordeaux Waterways cruises below are categorized according to the industry rating scale (budget, first class and deluxe). Click any cruise name for the itinerary, dates and prices.

    Itinerary Name Days Starts In Ends In Company Quality* From**
    The Exceptional Region of Bordeaux 2017   5   Bordeaux, France   Bordeaux, France   Croisi   Deluxe   Dates and Prices
    Discover the Great Bordeaux Wines 2017   6   Bordeaux, France   Bordeaux, France   Croisi   Deluxe   Dates and Prices
    The Gironde Estuary and the Dordogne and Garonne Rivers 2017   7   Bordeaux, France   Bordeaux, France   Croisi   Deluxe   Dates and Prices
    A Classic Cruise on the Canal du Midi 2017 (Marseillan to Le Somail)   7   Narbonne, France   Narbonne, France   Euro Waterway   Deluxe   Dates and Prices
    A Classic Cruise on the Canal du Midi 2017 (Le Somail to Carcassonne)   7   Narbonne, France   Narbonne, France   Euro Waterway   Deluxe   Dates and Prices
    A Summer Cruise on the Canal du Midi 2017   7   Carcassonne, France   Carcassonne, France   Euro Waterway   Deluxe   Dates and Prices
    A Classic Cruise on the Canal du Midi 2017 (Le Somail to Marseillan)   7   Narbonne, France   Narbonne, France   Euro Waterway   Deluxe   Dates and Prices
    A Classic Cruise on the Canal du Midi 2017 (Argelliers to Marseillan)   7   Béziers, France   Béziers, France   Euro Waterway   Deluxe   Dates and Prices
    A Classic Cruise in Bordeaux and Gascony 2017   7   Bordeaux, France   Bordeaux, France   Euro Waterway   Deluxe   Dates and Prices
    'Mirabelle'- Canal des Deux Mers, Garonne & Dordogne Rivers 2017   7   Bordeaux, France   Bordeaux, France   A & K   Deluxe   Dates and Prices
    8 Day Bordeaux Affair 2017   8   Bordeaux, France   Bordeaux, France   Scenic   Deluxe   Dates and Prices
    Discover an Exceptional Region 2017   8   Bordeaux, France   Bordeaux, France   Croisi   Deluxe   Dates and Prices
    Chateaux, Rivers & Wine 2017   8   Bordeaux, France   Bordeaux, France   Viking   Deluxe   Dates and Prices
    Bordeaux, Vineyards & Châteaux 2017   8   Bordeaux, France   Bordeaux, France   Uniworld   Deluxe   Dates and Prices
    9 Day Bordeaux Sojourn 2017   9   Paris, France   Bordeaux, France   Scenic   Deluxe   Dates and Prices
    11 Day Beautiful Bordeaux 2017   11   Bordeaux, France   Bordeaux, France   Scenic   Deluxe   Dates and Prices
    11 Day Bordeaux's Culinary Delights 2017   11   Bordeaux, France   Bordeaux, France   Scenic   Deluxe   Dates and Prices
    11 Day Bordeaux Affair with Paris 2017   11   Paris, France   Bordeaux, France   Scenic   Deluxe   Dates and Prices
    11 Day Bordeaux Cycling Escapade 2017   11   Bordeaux, France   Bordeaux, France   Scenic   Deluxe   Dates and Prices
    12 Day Bordeaux Cycling Endeavour 2017   12   Paris, France   Bordeaux, France   Scenic   Deluxe   Dates and Prices
    12 Day Tastes of Bordeaux 2017   12   Paris, France   Bordeaux, France   Scenic   Deluxe   Dates and Prices
    12 Day Breathtaking Bordeaux 2017   12   Paris, France   Bordeaux, France   Scenic   Deluxe   Dates and Prices
    14 Day Beautiful Bordeaux with Madrid 2017   14   Bordeaux, France   Madrid, Spain   Scenic   Deluxe   Dates and Prices
    14 Day Beautiful Bordeaux with Paris 2017   14   Paris, France   Bordeaux, France   Scenic   Deluxe   Dates and Prices
    14 Day Bordeaux Cycling Escapade with Madrid 2017   14   Bordeaux, France   Madrid, Spain   Scenic   Deluxe   Dates and Prices
    15 Day Breathtaking Bordeaux with Madrid 2017   15   Paris, France   Madrid, Spain   Scenic   Deluxe   Dates and Prices
    15 Day Bordeaux Cycling Endeavour with Madrid 2017   15   Paris, France   Madrid, Spain   Scenic   Deluxe   Dates and Prices
    21 Day Gems of the Seine & Beautiful Bordeaux 2017   21   Paris, France   Bordeaux, France   Scenic   Deluxe   Dates and Prices
    22 Day Breathtaking Bordeaux & Unforgettable Douro 2017   22   Paris, France   Porto, Portugal   Scenic   Deluxe   Dates and Prices
    Ultimate France 2017 (Avignon to Bordeaux)   22   Marseille, France   Bordeaux, France   Uniworld   Deluxe   Dates and Prices
    Ultimate France 2017 (Bordeaux to Avignon)   22   Bordeaux, France   Marseille, France   Uniworld   Deluxe   Dates and Prices
    24 Day Beautiful Bordeaux & Unforgettable Douro with Madrid 2017   24   Bordeaux, France   Madrid, Spain   Scenic   Deluxe   Dates and Prices
    24 Day Gems of the Seine & Beautiful Bordeaux with Madrid 2017   24   Paris, France   Madrid, Spain   Scenic   Deluxe   Dates and Prices

    * Key to Quality Ratings

    Tours are classified according to the quality of amenities and accommodations.

    Budget = River cruises typically range from $100 to $200 per person, per day, plus airfare.
    First Class = River cruises typically range from $150 to $350 per person, per day, plus airfare.
    Deluxe = River cruises typically range from $250 to $650 per person, per day, plus airfare.

    ** The prices shown are U.S. dollars per person, based on double occupancy, and subject to availability. Prices quoted for land/cruise arrangements are subject to increase without notice. Once we have received your deposit, land/cruise prices are guaranteed. Air prices quoted via phone or email are subject to increase and are guaranteed only from the time that full payment is received. Also, air prices or air promotions mentioned on this site or on the phone do not include baggage fees imposed by airlines. Sorry, we are unable to offer air from countries other than the U.S. However, for those international customers who are able to arrange their own transportation to the trip origination city, we are able to offer the land/cruise portion of the package at the price quoted.


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