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Combine two must-do Bordeaux experiences on this wine-tasting river cruise on the Garonne. Sample the region’s famous wines under the guidance of a professional sommelier as you glide along the river and soak up sweeping views of city landmarks such as the Palace de la Bourse and Pont d'Aquitaine, as well as the vineyard-covered regions of Médoc, Sauternes, and St-Emilion, from the water.
You'll start at
Ponton Cité du vin
134 Quai de Bacalan, 33300 Bordeaux, France
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  • Pass by La Cite du Vin
    Pass by Le Pont Jacques Chaban Delmas
    Pass by Port of the Moon
    Pass by Pont de Pierre
    Pass by Place de la Bourse
    Pass by Quinconces Esplanade (Esplanade des Quinconces)
You'll end at
Ponton Cité du vin
134 Quai de Bacalan, 33300 Bordeaux, France
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  • Tick off two must-do Bordeaux experiences in one afternoon
  • Sip authentic local wines as you glide past city landmarks and rural vistas
  • Benefit from the professional insights of your on-board sommelier
  • Choose a departure point that’s convenient for you
Important Information
Departure Point
Ponton Cité du vin, 134 Quai de Bacalan, 33300 Bordeaux, France
1h 30m
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • Professional guide
  • Wine tastings
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Minimum age to drink alcohol is 18
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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aju wrote a review Dec 2019
Bengaluru, India2 contributions
A very good trip in Garonne with wine tasting. Great experience. Don't forget to go to the top of the boat in cruise. Awesome there.
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Marina2Traveler wrote a review Dec 2019
Chicago, Illinois16 contributions2 helpful votes
I would not do it again. I was expecting more from this cruise based on my previous experience. Everyone was standing by the gate (there were no benches to seat) waiting for boarding. The ship boarding started at the time when the cruise was scheduled to start. So, the cruise
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Date of experience: October 2019
DK G wrote a review Dec 2019
Greensboro, North Carolina7 contributions1 helpful vote
It was a rainy day so our hopes weren't too high for this trip. Mostly French speaking on board so the English version got cut short and abbreviated. Couldn't hear it much anyway because no one shut up and it was way to noisy. To cold to stand outside but the humidity level
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ap w wrote a review Oct 2019
London, United Kingdom29 contributions8 helpful votes
To be honest we weren't expecting too much for the money, but this was quite lovely. An hour and half of floating history, swept by the tide and a font of knowledge churned out by a delightful Jordan, our guide. As for the wine tasting? Well a cheeky white number that titilated
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Cherie J wrote a review Oct 2019
Tallebudgera, Australia33 contributions5 helpful votes
Upon arriving in Bordeaux this was our first tour. It was a great way to see the sights of Bordeaux and get our bearings of the city. The staff were great and very informative of the sights and history of Bordeaux. It was a pleasant way to spend the afternoon sipping wine and
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Bordeaux Viking River Cruise
Exceptional service, friendly staff, wonderful optional excursions, excellent food, and totally relaxing. The suite
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Loved the Evening Wine Cruise
We took the evening wine tasting cruise on our first evening in Bordeaux (7-9:30 p.m.), and it was an excellent, re
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Paul D
Leisurely Lunch on the Garonne
I'm not sure why there are negative reviews about this trip. We had a lovely time on this vessel that was extremely
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Ian K
Leger Holiday - Cyrano De Bergerac
This is a long review but if it saves you some disappointment, it will have been worth reading. We wanted a special
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Rob C
A wonderful afternoon on the river
The afternoon trip on the river was wonderful, understood Bordeaux from another angle. It is a beautiful city with
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Interesting and relaxing
We took an early evening river cruise with a wine taster from La Cite Du Vin. The boat was on time and was clean.
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Joffa S
Staff make this trip worthwhile
Staff present the day we did this made this a worthwhile experience. Young lady at entry sorted out our wrong dated
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Afternoon sail
We took the hour’s cruise which was average. The crew were friendly but sadly it was difficult to hear what the gui
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Jordan was a 5*
We took the Medoc bus and boat tour. We took a bus ride, slightly over 1 hour, to one so-so winery Château de Taill
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Dusty G
Hope it would have been fun
Did not go because instructions to get to site were very unclear. Very large location to try and find a small dock.
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River cruise uniworld Bordeaux S.S. Bon Voyage,
Was. A very very big disappointment from start to finish newly refurbished ship First the lift did not work and man
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This is ok to do if you treat it as a tour down the river. You get to taste only two wines and things do get a bit
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Disappointing and not as advertised.
Was scheduled as three hours starting at 12 noon arriving at 11.45. There were twelve in the queue.Passengers kept
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Debbie R
Great experience
This was a lovely experience for me and my husband. The staff on the tasting were very friendly and informative, w
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Don’t bother!
The ‘cruise’ left late then we waiting an hour to be served a glass of wine. We booked an English tour however most
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