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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 $2,700 per couple on select 2021 Europe river cruises. Expires September 30. Click here.
  • AmaWaterways: Save up to $3,000 per couple off select 2021 river cruises. Expires September 30. Click here.
  • Uniworld: Save up to an additional $10,000 per couple off select 2022 departures. Click here.
  • Viking: Fly from $399 to $1,199 per person from select gateways, plus save up to $1,000 per couple off Viking river cruises. Expires September 30. Click here.
  • CroisiEurope: Save 5% off 2022 cruises. Click here.
  • Uniworld: Save 10% off 2022 vacations . Expires September 30. Click here.
  • AmaWaterways: Save up to $3,000 per couple off 2022 river cruises. Expires September 30. Click here.
  • Uniworld: Receive a free cabin upgrade on 2021 cruises. Click here.
  • AmaWaterways: Save 5% off 2023 cruises when you book a balcony or suite. Click here.
  • Uniworld: Past guests of Uniworld, Trafalgar, CostSaver, Insight, Luxury Gold, African Travel, Brendan and Contiki save an additional $100 to $600 per person off trips. Click here.
  • AmaWaterways: Save 25% off the single supplement on cruises in certain cabin categories. Click here.
  • Scenic: Fly for free from select gateways or save up to $2,300 per couple on 2022 Europe river cruises. Plus, receive an additional 10% discount in select cabin categories. Expires September 30. Click here.
  • AmaWaterways: Active and retired U.S. military personnel receive an additional $100 per person (up to $200 per stateroom) off any sailing. Click here.
  • Scenic: Refer a new traveler to Scenic and earn a $200 to $300 per person travel credit. Each new guest also receives a $100 to $150 per person travel credit to use toward their cruise. Click here.
  • Scenic: Travel with Scenic and receive a Welcome Back Credit of $200 to $300 per person after your trip. The credit can be applied toward a subsequent cruise with Scenic. Click here.
Offers are subject to change or withdrawal at any time. Some discounts are not combinable with other promotions.