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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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  • Fly for free from select gateways or save $2,000 to $3,000 per couple on select Scenic sailings. Plus save an additional $200 to $300 per couple when you pay in full. Expires February 28. Click here for eligible departures.

  • Save up to 30% on 2019 Uniworld river cruises. Click here for eligible departures.

  • Save $500 to $1000 per couple off Emerald Waterways 2020 river cruises. Click here for eligible departures.

  • Last-minute Uniworld deals! Prices shown reflect discount. Click here for eligible departures.

  • Fly from $499 to $699 per person from select gateways, plus save $1,000 per couple off 2019 Viking cruises. Expires February 28. Click here for eligible departures.

  • Save an additional $200 per couple on AmaWaterways cruises. This offer is combinable with other discounts. Click here for eligible departures.

  • Fly from $199 to $1,199 per person from select gateways, plus save $1,000 per couple off 2020 Viking river cruises. Expires February 28. Click here for eligible departures.

  • Save an additional $300 per couple on Scenic cruises. This deal is combinable with other offers. Expires February 25. Click here for eligible departures.

  • Fly for free in economy from select gateways or save $2,000 per couple on select 2020 Scenic sailings. Fly for free in premium economy or save $3,000 per couple when you book a suite on the Diamond Deck. Click here for eligible departures.

  • Fly from $395 per person from select gateways or save $1,000 per couple on select 2020 Scenic sailings. 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**
    A Classic Cruise in Bordeaux and Gascony   7   Bordeaux, France   Bordeaux, France   Euro Waterway   Deluxe   Dates and Prices
    A Classic Cruise on the Canal du Midi (Argeliers to Marseillan)   7   Béziers, France   Béziers, France   Euro Waterway   Deluxe   Dates and Prices
    A Classic Cruise on the Canal du Midi (Salleles d’Aude to Trebes)   7   Narbonne, France   Narbonne, France   Euro Waterway   Deluxe   Dates and Prices
    A Classic Cruise on the Canal du Midi (Le Somail to Marseillan)   7   Narbonne, France   Narbonne, France   Euro Waterway   Deluxe   Dates and Prices
    Biking along the Gironde   8   Bordeaux, France   Bordeaux, France   Croisi   1st Class   Dates and Prices
    Bordeaux Affair 2020   8   Bordeaux, France   Bordeaux, France   Scenic   Deluxe   Dates and Prices
    Taste of Bordeaux 2020 (Wine Cruise)   8   Bordeaux, France   Bordeaux, France   Ama   Deluxe   Dates and Prices
    Brilliant Bordeaux 2020   8   Bordeaux, France   Bordeaux, France   Uniworld   Deluxe   Dates and Prices
    Taste of Bordeaux (Wine Cruise, Cruise-Only)   8   Bordeaux, France   Bordeaux, France   Ama   Deluxe   Dates and Prices
    Chateaux, Rivers & Wine   8   Bordeaux, France   Bordeaux, France   Viking   Deluxe   Dates and Prices
    Taste of Bordeaux (Cruise-Only)   8   Bordeaux, France   Bordeaux, France   Ama   Deluxe   Dates and Prices
    Bordeaux Affair   8   Bordeaux, France   Bordeaux, France   Scenic   Deluxe   Dates and Prices
    Brilliant Bordeaux   8   Bordeaux, France   Bordeaux, France   Uniworld   Deluxe   Dates and Prices
    Taste of Bordeaux 2020 (Cruise Only)   8   Bordeaux, France   Bordeaux, France   Ama   Deluxe   Dates and Prices
    Taste of Bordeaux 2020 (Wine Cruise, Cruise Only)   8   Bordeaux, France   Bordeaux, France   Ama   Deluxe   Dates and Prices
    Chateaux, Rivers & Wine 2020 (Bordeaux to Bordeaux)   8   Bordeaux, France   Bordeaux, France   Viking   Deluxe   Dates and Prices
    Bordeaux Sojourn   9   Paris, France   Bordeaux, France   Scenic   Deluxe   Dates and Prices
    Bordeaux Sojourn 2020   9   Paris, France   Bordeaux, France   Scenic   Deluxe   Dates and Prices
    Beautiful Bordeaux 2020   11   Bordeaux, France   Bordeaux, France   Scenic   Deluxe   Dates and Prices
    Beautiful Bordeaux   11   Bordeaux, France   Bordeaux, France   Scenic   Deluxe   Dates and Prices
    Beautiful Bordeaux (National Geographic Cruise)   11   Bordeaux, France   Bordeaux, France   Scenic   Deluxe   Dates and Prices
    Bordeaux Affair with Madrid 2020   11   Bordeaux, France   Madrid, Spain   Emerald   Deluxe   Dates and Prices
    Bordeaux Affair with Madrid 2020   11   Bordeaux, France   Madrid, Spain   Scenic   Deluxe   Dates and Prices
    Bordeaux Affair with Madrid (Bordeaux to Madrid)   11   Bordeaux, France   Madrid, Spain   Scenic   Deluxe   Dates and Prices
    Bordeaux Sojourn (Paris to Madrid)   12   Paris, France   Madrid, Spain   Scenic   Deluxe   Dates and Prices
    Bordeaux Sojourn 2020 (Paris to Madrid)   12   Paris, France   Madrid, Spain   Scenic   Deluxe   Dates and Prices
    Breathtaking Bordeaux   12   Paris, France   Bordeaux, France   Scenic   Deluxe   Dates and Prices
    Breathtaking Bordeaux 2020   12   Paris, France   Bordeaux, France   Scenic   Deluxe   Dates and Prices
    Beautiful Bordeaux with Madrid   14   Bordeaux, France   Madrid, Spain   Scenic   Deluxe   Dates and Prices
    Breathtaking Bordeaux with Madrid   15   Paris, France   Madrid, Spain   Scenic   Deluxe   Dates and Prices
    Taste of Bordeaux   15   Bilbao, Spain   Paris, France   Ama   Deluxe   Dates and Prices
    Taste of Bordeaux (Wine Cruise)   15   Bilbao, Spain   Paris, France   Ama   Deluxe   Dates and Prices
    A Portrait of Majestic France (Bordeaux to Paris)   15   Bordeaux, France   Paris, France   Uniworld   Deluxe   Dates and Prices
    Sensational Seine & Bordeaux Sojourn   15   Paris, France   Bordeaux, France   Scenic   Deluxe   Dates and Prices
    Taste of Bordeaux 2020   15   Bordeaux, France   Bordeaux, France   Ama   Deluxe   Dates and Prices
    A Portrait of Majestic France 2020 (Paris to Bordeaux)   15   Paris, France   Bordeaux, France   Uniworld   Deluxe   Dates and Prices
    A Portrait of Majestic France (Paris to Bordeaux)   15   Paris, France   Bordeaux, France   Uniworld   Deluxe   Dates and Prices
    Gems of the Seine & Beautiful Bordeaux   21   Paris, France   Bordeaux, France   Scenic   Deluxe   Dates and Prices
    Ultimate France 2020 (Avignon to Bordeaux)   22   Avignon, France   Bordeaux, France   Uniworld   Deluxe   Dates and Prices
    Ultimate France 2020 (Bordeaux to Avignon)   22   Bordeaux, France   Avignon, France   Uniworld   Deluxe   Dates and Prices
    Ultimate France   22   Bordeaux, France   Marseille, France   Uniworld   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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