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Bordeaux: Wine Tasting Cruise from Cité du Vin

Bordeaux: Wine Tasting Cruise from Cité du Vin

From £17.70 per person

Cruise along the River Garonne on a 1.5-hour wine tasting tour of Bordeaux. Sample 2 wines from the Bordeaux wine region as you enjoy panoramic views of the city’s waterfront. Pass the 18th-century façades of the Port de la Lune, and more.

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Duration 1.5 hours
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English, French
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  • Taste 2 wines of the Bordeaux wine lands on this wine tasting river cruise
  • Cruise along the River Garonne to the port zone of Bassens
  • Learn the history of Bordeaux city and its river
  • Discover more about the wine trade of the Bordeaux wine region
Full description
Discover the wines and scenic waterfront of Bordeaux on a 1.5-hour wine tasting cruise, and marvel at 18th-century façades, romantic bridges, and busy ports from the River Garonne. Climb aboard the pleasure boat at La Cité du Vin landing stage (Quai de Bacalan) at 16:15, and then cruise by the historic buildings of the UNESCO-listed Port de la Lune. Pass under the bridges of the Pont Jacques-Chaban-Delmas and Pont d’Aquitaine. After you pass the village of Lormont, the boat will turn around and sail back to the city center from the port zone of Bassens. Along the way, taste 2 wines representative of the regional vineyards of Bordeaux, all under the expert tuition of a wine guide and lecturer. Learn the history of Bordeaux and its river and wine trade. Return to the quay at La Cité du Vin for an approximate 18:00 disembarkation.
  • 1.5-hour cruise on the Garonne River
  • 2 wine tastings
    Covid-19 precautions
    Safety measures in place
    • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
    • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
    Traveler requirements
    • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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    Ponton de la Cité du Vin (The City of Wine), 134 Quai de Bacalan, 33300 Bordeaux. Tram B - Stop "Cité du Vin"

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    4.2 /5

    based on 372 reviews

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    Our guide was thorough and charming. She gave the whole tour in french and english which was very impressive. The wines were quite nice, the pours were truly a taste though as opposed to a proper glass but that’s alright. Beautiful scenery on a nice boat that wasn’t crowded at all. Felt worth the price of admission. Would have been nice to learn how to tatste the wines before serving them rather than after, as we had not had a proper crash course in tasting prior to this tour.

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    5 September 2019

    Excellent despite the weather!

    We were unlucky to choose a cool rainy day for this tour but still very much enjoyed it. The guide, Marie, was excellent . She spoke knowledgeably and amusingly in both French and English. Her presentation was so clear that, even though I am a long way from fluent in French, I understood possibly 80% of her French explanations. Plus, the white wine was delicious!

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    1 November 2018

    Nice to see Bordeaux from the river!

    We took the wine cruise as we wanted to do some wine tasting. We had 2 good wines, but for the real wine experience a trip to a vineyard is more rewarding. The tour guide knew much about the city (and wines as well) and told some interesting things while we were cruising. The weather was good and the the city looked awesome in the sun. Very nice to see Bordeaux from the river! If you want to drink 2 nice wines and want to do a small cruise on the river, this would be a nice combination!

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    11 August 2018

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