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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.

Limited-Time Offers on Bordeaux Waterways Cruises!
  • Scenic: Save up to 72% on river cruises. Prices shown reflect discounts. Expires July 26. Click here.
  • Avalon: Save up to $2,500 per couple on Europe sailings with a special bonus offer. Prices shown reflect discount. Click here.
  • AmaWaterways: Save up to $1,000 per couple on river cruises. Prices shown reflect discount. Click here.
  • Avalon: Save up to $4,000 per couple on cruises worldwide. Prices shown reflect discount. Click here.
  • CroisiEurope: Save up to 49% off cruises. Prices shown reflect discount. Expires July 31. Click here.
  • AmaWaterways: Save up to 20% off the cruise price of sailings. Prices shown reflect discount. Click here.
  • CroisiEurope: Save up to 15% off 2025 cruises. Prices shown reflect discount. Click here.
  • Uniworld: Save up to $3,000 per couple on a selection of 2024 sailings. Prices shown reflect discount. Expires July 31. Click here.
  • Viking: Summer Sale! Save with reduced cruise fares and special air offers. Prices shown reflect the cruise discounts. Also, book with a reduced deposit of only $25 per person. Expires July 31. Click here.
  • Uniworld: Save 10% off 2025 river cruises. Prices shown reflect discount. Click here.
  • Viking: Bon Voyage Offer! Book an additional Viking river or ocean cruise within the 14 days prior to departure of an existing booking and receive extra savings of up to $2,000 per couple and a bonus onboard credit of $200 per couple on the new booking. Click here.
  • AmaWaterways: Save $2,000 per couple off summer sailings. Plus, receive a FREE one-category stateroom upgrade in certain cabin categories and a $50 per stateroom onboard credit. Click here.
  • Avalon: Travel with Avalon Waterways and receive a Welcome Back Credit of $100 to $250 per person after your trip. The credit can be applied toward a subsequent trip with Avalon or its sister brands Globus and Cosmos. Click here.
  • Scenic: Travel with Scenic and receive a Thank You credit of $200 to $300 per person after your trip. The credit can be applied toward a subsequent Scenic cruise . Click here.
  • Uniworld: Pay no single supplement on select departures in certain cabin categories. Expires July 31. Click here.
 
Offers are subject to change without notice by the operator until a payment has been made.