Bordeaux region and Dordogne on the Garonne and Gironde
As described by Victor Hugo, Bordeaux combines the best of wealthy Versailles and elegance of Antwerp.
Between terroir and cultural discoveries, our cruises from Bordeaux on the Garonne River, the Dordogne River and the Gironde, will help you discover the French traditions and France’s “Sleeping Beauty” in a new light.
Located in the region of Aquitaine, in Southwest France, the city’s name is synonymous world over with the French well-known red wine produced in the region so it is no surprise that the world of wines and vineyards is in the spotlight: our wine cruise will allow you to discover some of the best Bordeaux wines along with the prestigious vineyards of the Médoc and Sauternes. A stop on the famous road of the castles of the region is planned for a wine tasting. This is also an opportunity to discover Saint-Emilion, known for its great wine and its Romanesque churches and where you can explore a cavernous underground church that’s the largest of its kind in Europe. The region is also home to some of the best French pastries, so why not treat yourself with Blaye’s pralines or sweet caramel crusted cakes, called the cannelés?
If Bordeaux is heaven for food lovers and wine afficionados, nature is also at the heart of these cruises, with the discovery of the Gironde estuary, the Bassin d'Arcachon and the Dune du Pilat. Between oyster tasting and hiking in the Gironde region in the heart of Aquitaine, these cruises are always characterized by the comfort and the quality of welcome of the CroisiEurope fleet in Aquitaine.
CroisiEurope also offers you the opportunity to discover the beauties of the region during the end-of-year celebrations. Whether you wish to discover the region under the sun or prefer to celebrate the winter holidays in the South-West of France, CroisiEurope offers you many options!
BORDEAUX - CUSSAC-FORT-MEDOC - BLAYE - LIBOURNE(1) - Saint-Emilion - BORDEAUX
Embark on a memorable cruise through Bordeaux and its region and celebrate a unique New Year's Eve! Explore the Grands Crus Wine Route of the Medoc as well as Blaye and its citadel, proudly dominating the estuary, as well as the Route de la Corniche.
BORDEAUX - CUSSAC-FORT-MEDOC - The Médoc - BLAYE - BORDEAUX - LIBOURNE(3) - Saint-Emilion - BORDEAUX
Embark on a magical cruise through the Gironde. You will be able to celebrate Christmas all along this journey where you will discover the most precious secrets of the region. After a refined Christmas Eve dinner, you have the option to go to mass in Bordeaux. Your stay will also be the opportunity to discover the Grands Crus Wine Route of the Medoc as well as Blaye and its Route de la Corniche.
Biarritz - French Basque Country - Biarritz - Bayonne - BORDEAUX - CUSSAC-FORT-MEDOC - BLAYE(1) - LIBOURNE(1) - Saint-Emilion - BORDEAUX
Dive into the French Basque experience before a cruise on the Garonne and Gironde Rivers. Vacation in the heart of the famous seaside resort of Biarritz. Indulge in Basque culinary traditions and heritage—Espelette chili peppers, chocolate and ham in Bayonne, and Irouléguy wines. This trip will bring you to well-known pilgrimage points such as Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port—the last stage of the Way of St. James before the Pyrenees. Then, kick back and enjoy a delightful cruise while discovering the region surrounding Bordeaux.
BORDEAUX - CUSSAC-FORT-MEDOC - ROYAN - Rochefort - La Rochelle - LIBOURNE(1) - Saint-Emilion - CADILLAC - Arcachon - BORDEAUX
This magnificent itinerary will take you to the heart of Southwestern France, well known for its idyllic landscapes, famous wines, historical monuments, and emblematic sites.
What better way to explore this corner of French paradise than through its longstanding maritime cities and its unequivocal art of living?
BORDEAUX - CUSSAC-FORT-MEDOC - BLAYE(1) - LIBOURNE(1) - Saint-Emilion - BORDEAUX
Historical and oenology ethusiasts, embark on a cruise along the Gironde. You will discover the precious wines from along the Garonne and the Dordogne estuaries. Explore the Medoc following a trail where you will discover a diversity in architecture unique in the world, from mansions to sumptuous buildings such as the Citadelle Vauban.