Bordeaux River Cruises

Embark on a leisurely Bordeaux river cruise along the Garonne and Dordogne rivers and the Gironde estuary. Immerse yourself in French gastronomy as you take life one day, and one vineyard, at a time. Indulge your palate at châteaux and local markets and be treated to beautiful scenery. Visit UNESCO World Heritage Sites, wander cobblestone streets and cycle the back roads of Bordeaux on a French river cruise.

Top Selling Bordeaux River Cruises

15 Days Paris to Bordeaux
Operated By: Uniworld
From
$8,843
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$361
31 Days Paris to Porto
Operated By: Scenic
From
$23,614
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$676
21 Days Porto to Bordeaux
Operated By: Scenic
From
$15,689
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$464
25 Days Madrid to Bordeaux
Operated By: Scenic
From
$16,242
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$491
23 Days Lisbon to Paris
Operated By: APT
From
$18,465
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$725
11 Days Paris to Bordeaux
Operated By: APT
From
$8,896
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$349
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Must do experiences and highlights in the Bordeaux region

Château Dining
Château Dining
Enjoy a meal at an age-old château, owned by consecutive generations who have perfected regional recipes and wine making techniques that will leave your palate aquiver.
Cycle the Route de la Corniche Fleurie
Cycle the Route de la Corniche Fleurie
Pedal your way along the riverside paths and charming roads that weave through scenic countryside and quaint villages between Blaye and Bourg.
Oui, Chef!
Oui, Chef!
Shop the local food markets of Bordeaux and be guided on French cooking techniques as you whip up (and devour) a deliciously authentic meal.
Saint-Émilion
Saint-Émilion
This picturesque medieval village is enshrined as a UNESCO World Heritage Site and nestled amongst sprawling vineyards. Its fine wine is matched by its stunning architecture, led by its Monolithic Church piercing the skyline.
A Glass Among the Vines
A Glass Among the Vines
Breathe in the scent of woody barrels hanging in the cool cellar air, raise a glass of Cabernet Sauvignon in the vineyards of Médoc and sip a dessert wine in amidst the twisting vines of the Sauternes region.

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Bordeaux River Cruise Brochures

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Recent Reviews

What our clients are saying about their cruises through the Bordeaux region


“22 days from Paris to Porto with Scenic”
Pauline & Colin - ACT, Australia Jun 2019
Firstly, I have nothing but praise for Jemma Rosen and Global Journeys in how our trip was organised. Jemma was always helpful, efficient and considerate in replying to any queries we had. This trip included two river cruises, the first in Bordeaux and the second on the Douro River in Portugal. Compared to other river cruises we have done, the Bordeaux trip was a little disappointing - the scenery is not as picturesque and the rivers are very muddy. The cabin on Scenic Diamond was very cramped ...read more

“Viking wine region cruise in Acquitaine, France”
Druce - NSW, Australia Aug 2018
This cruise completely lived up to our expectations. The comprehensive excursion-included nature of this Viking cruise was highly appreciated, as it carried the consequence that there was no need to book any optional tours. The food was delicious and the accompanying local wines were excellent. Although the cruising is limited to relatively short sections of the Gironde estuary, and the Garonne and Dordogne Rivers, it covers many of the renowned wine producing regions of the Bordeaux region, through ...read more

“Uniworld - Bordeaux cruise”
Peter - QLD, Australia Aug 2018
The daily excursions were excellent. Each day a different winery in a different part of the Bordeaux region with expert commentary from the local wine makers. The ship doesn't quite come up to the marketing media that one looks at prior to booking. Perhaps their other river boats reflect the brochures? The crew were, as is usual, from eastern Europe and were very good at their jobs. Their managers however left quite a bit to be desired. Unlike other river cruise companies we never saw any day ...read more

“France's magnificence was on full display to be enjoyed through this holiday”
David - NSW, Australia May 2018
My trip comprised actually three one week cruises - the first two (Rhone and Seine) were wonderful and the third (Bourdeaux) was marred a little by some poor organisation and less-than-helpful approach of some staff. All three trips gave me a truly enriching experience of regional France and is to be recommended - perhaps just one or two of them at a time, if three cruises seems too long.