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Bordeaux, France Luxury Cruises

Overview

A vibrant city known best for its wines and fine restaurants, Bordeaux is a popular choice for shore excursions. Your cruise ship will dock right in Bordeaux or, if it’s larger, at a wider part of the river approximately twenty minutes away.

The waterfront is particularly beautiful, with elaborate French architecture and beautiful landscaped parks. Restaurants looking out over the water are ideal for al fresco dining and romantic meals, making Bordeaux a perfect shore excursion for honeymooners and those celebrating an anniversary.

Sightseeing in Bordeaux

A Bordeaux shore excursion is one to be used wisely, if you’d like to fit everything in. You’ll want to sample some of the best wines in the world, and to enjoy gourmet dining in one of the city’s restaurants. Often nicknamed ‘Little Paris’, the city has no skyscrapers and is relatively flat which makes it particularly easy to navigate. If you’d prefer not to walk, you can hire bikes or can hop on and off the Bordeaux trams when you reach points of interest:

Vineyards: Bordeaux’s vineyards are what the city is famed for. Tours are provided at many, and give you a wonderful opportunity to sample some very high quality wines. A majority of vineyards have on-site shops, where you can pick up a bottle of wine to enjoy on your cruise or to take home as a souvenir.

Basilique Saint-Michel: The Basilica of St. Michael is an impressive Gothic church located in the heart of the city. Climbing the tower, with almost 250 steps, gives you a panoramic view that you won’t want to miss.

Musee D'Art Contemporain: The Museum of Contemporary Art in Bordeaux has regularly changing exhibits. Even if you’ve been before, you’ll have a whole new experience if you go again. There are many contemporary art installations, and the museum is open six days a week and closed on Mondays.

Shopping in Bordeaux

Most people can’t imagine leaving Bordeaux without at least one bottle of wine. Whether you plan to enjoy them on your cruise, or take them home as gifts for friends and family, you’ll want to pay a visit to the city’s wine shops or to one of Bordeaux’s vineyards. Other shops that you might want to visit sell crafts, homewares, fashion accessories and clothing.

Don’t forget to visit the city’s markets, which sell local foods as well as crafts, books and pieces of art. To accompany your wine, you’ll find a number of lovely cheese and chocolate shops.

Eating Out in Bordeaux

Known for its fine dining, Bordeaux offers a wonderful selection of restaurants and bars. Many are located on the waterfront, with bistro seating overlooking the river. As you dine you can watch the passing boats, or lights dancing off the water’s surface after the sun has set. This is the perfect place for a romantic meal, or a family dinner.

You’ll be able to choose from an extensive selection of world cuisines. African, Italian, Chinese, Indian and Arabian restaurants can be found amongst those serving traditional French and fusion dishes. Surrounding the city you’ll find an abundance of rural land, where animals are raised for the plate ensuring that restaurants serve fresh, locally sourced meats of the highest quality. Treat yourself to a cake following your meal, and don’t forget to savour the fresh breads served as an accompaniment at most Bordeaux restaurants.

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1 European Bouquet
19 April 2019 - 14 nights

Southampton | St. Peter Port, Channel Islands | Bordeaux | Bordeaux | Biarritz | Bilbao | A Coruna, Spain | Oporto | Lisbon, Portugal | Seville (Cadiz) | Tangier, Morocco | Malaga, Spain | Barcelona, Spain more

Fly Cruise£3649pp
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2 Vintage Europe
15 May 2019 - 14 nights

Lisbon, Portugal | Gijon | Bilbao | Hendaye (Biarritz), France | Bordeaux | Bordeaux | Torquay | Cherbourg, France | Brussels / Brugge (Zeebrugge) | London (Greenwich) | London (Greenwich) | Vlissingen (Zeeland), Netherlands | Amsterdam more

Fly Cruise£4799pp
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3 Wineries & Royalty
17 May 2019 - 16 nights

Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy | Florence/Pisa (Livorno) | Monte Carlo, Monaco | Toulon, France | Barcelona, Spain | Cartagena, Spain | Malaga, Spain | Seville (Cadiz) | Lisbon, Portugal | Oporto | Bilbao | Bordeaux | Bordeaux | Bordeaux | Saint-Malo | Southampton more

OLife Ultimate - It's ALL included
Fly Cruise£3769pp
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4 London to Barcelona
19 May 2019 - 14 nights

London (Greenwich) | London (Greenwich) | Honfleur | Saint-Malo | Bordeaux | Bordeaux | Bordeaux (Le Verdon) | Bilbao | Lisbon, Portugal | Lisbon, Portugal | Cadiz, Spain | Malaga, Spain | Barcelona, Spain more

Fly Cruise£5389pp
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5 Lisbon to Southampton
25 May 2019 - 8 nights

Lisbon, Portugal | Oporto | Oporto | Bilbao | Bordeaux | Bordeaux | Saint-Malo | Southampton more

Fly Cruise£2599pp
Cruise Only£2389pp
6 Lisbon to London
30 May 2019 - 10 nights

Lisbon, Portugal | Oporto | A Coruna, Spain | Bilbao | Bordeaux | Bordeaux | Saint-Malo | Cherbourg, France | Paris | Southampton more

OLife Ultimate - It's ALL included
Fly Cruise£2749pp
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7 Vineyards & Vistas
04 June 2019 - 15 nights

Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy | Florence/Pisa (Livorno) | Monte Carlo, Monaco | Barcelona, Spain | Valencia, Spain | Cadiz, Spain | Lisbon, Portugal | Lisbon, Portugal | Oporto | A Coruna, Spain | Bilbao | Bordeaux | Bordeaux | Southampton more

OLife Ultimate - It's ALL included
Fly Cruise£3999pp
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8 Western Europe & Vintage France
29 July 2019 - 14 nights

Amsterdam | Amsterdam | Brussels / Brugge (Zeebrugge) | Honfleur | Honfleur | Guernsey (St. Peter Port) | Bordeaux | Bordeaux (Le Verdon) | Bordeaux | Bordeaux | Bordeaux (Le Verdon) | St. Jean De Luz | Bilbao | Lisbon, Portugal | Lisbon, Portugal more

Fly Cruise£6099pp
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9 Classic Connoisseur
14 August 2019 - 14 nights

Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy | Florence/Pisa (Livorno) | Toulon, France | Barcelona, Spain | Cartagena, Spain | Malaga, Spain | Seville (Cadiz) | Lisbon, Portugal | Oporto | Bordeaux | Bordeaux | St. Malo, France | Southampton more

OLife Ultimate - It's ALL included
Fly Cruise£3599pp
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10 Wine & Romance Voyage
27 August 2019 - 9 nights

Southampton | St. Malo, France | Belle Ile | Bordeaux | Bordeaux | Bordeaux | Bilbao | Gijon | Lisbon, Portugal more

Fly Cruise£2199pp
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11 London to Barcelona
08 September 2019 - 14 nights

London (Greenwich) | London (Greenwich) | Honfleur | St. Malo, France | Bordeaux | Bordeaux | Leixoes (Algarve), Portugal | Lisbon, Portugal | Lisbon, Portugal | Cadiz, Spain | Malaga, Spain | Barcelona, Spain more

Fly Cruise£5299pp
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12 Lisbon to London
17 September 2019 - 9 nights

Lisbon, Portugal | Leixoes (Algarve), Portugal | Bilbao | Bordeaux | Bordeaux | Cherbourg, France | London (Greenwich) | London (Greenwich) more

Fly Cruise£3779pp
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13 Chauteaux to Vineyards
23 September 2019 - 14 nights

Southampton | St. Malo, France | Bordeaux | Bordeaux | Biarritz | Bilbao | La Coruna (Santiago De Compostela) | Oporto | Lisbon, Portugal | Cadiz, Spain | Gibraltar | Almeria | Palma De Mallorca | Barcelona, Spain more

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14 Chateaux & Saints
02 October 2019 - 12 nights

Southampton | St. Peter Port, Channel Islands | Brest | La Rochelle | Bordeaux | Bordeaux | Lisbon, Portugal | Lisbon, Portugal | Seville (Cadiz) | Granada (Malaga) | Alicante | Barcelona, Spain more

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Fly Cruise£2849pp
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15 Barcelona to London(Tower Bridge)
30 April 2020 - 13 nights

Barcelona, Spain | Malaga, Spain | Cadiz, Spain | Lisbon, Portugal | Lisbon, Portugal | Leixoes (Algarve), Portugal | Bilbao | Bordeaux | Saint-Malo | London (Tower Bridge), UK | London (Tower Bridge), UK more

Fly Cruise£4269pp
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16 Lisbon to London
07 May 2020 - 12 nights

Lisbon, Portugal | Leixoes (Algarve), Portugal | A Coruna, Spain | Bilbao | Bordeaux | Bordeaux | Belle Ile | Nantes | Saint-Malo | Honfleur | London (Tower Bridge), UK more

Fly Cruise£5669pp
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17 London to London
18 May 2020 - 12 nights

Southampton | Honfleur | St. Peter Port, Channel Islands | Brest | LA ROCHELLE, FRANCE | Bordeaux | Bordeaux | Bilbao | Gijon | La Coruna (Santiago De Compostela) | St. Malo, France | Southampton more

Cruise Only£7339pp
19 Wine & Romance
26 May 2020 - 13 nights

Barcelona, Spain | Gibraltar | Portimao (Algarve) - Portugal | Lisbon, Portugal | Lisbon, Portugal | Porto | Bilbao | Bordeaux | Bordeaux | Bordeaux | St Peter Port, Guernsey | Southampton more

Fly Cruise£3599pp
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20 Barcelona to London
23 June 2020 - 10 nights

Barcelona, Spain | Cadiz, Spain | Lisbon, Portugal | Oporto | A Coruna, Spain | Gijon | Bordeaux (Le Verdon) | Bordeaux | Bordeaux | Southampton more

Exclusive to six star cruises
Fly Cruise£2829pp
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21 London to Lisbon
17 July 2020 - 10 nights

London (Greenwich) | Honfleur | Honfleur | Saint-Malo | Bordeaux | Bordeaux | Bilbao | Lisbon, Portugal | Lisbon, Portugal more

Fly Cruise£3469pp
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22 Circling The Biscay
07 August 2020 - 10 nights

Southampton | Paris | St. Malo, France | Brest | La Rochelle | Bordeaux | Bordeaux | Bilbao | A Coruna, Spain | Southampton more

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23 London (Southampton) to Monte Carlo
30 August 2020 - 15 nights

Southampton | Honfleur | Bordeaux | Bordeaux | Biarritz | Ferrol | Oporto | Lisbon, Portugal | Alicante | Ibiza, Balearic Islands, Spain | Barcelona, Spain | St. Tropez, France | Monte Carlo, Monaco | Monte Carlo, Monaco more

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Fly Cruise£8849pp
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24 Wine & Romance
02 September 2020 - 9 nights

Southampton | Bordeaux | Bordeaux | St. Jean De Luz | Bilbao | Gijon | A Coruna, Spain | Porto | Lisbon, Portugal more

Fly Cruise£3029pp
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25 London to Lisbon
14 September 2020 - 11 nights

London (Greenwich) | Honfleur | Honfleur | Saint-Malo | Bordeaux | Bordeaux | Bordeaux | Bilbao | A Coruna, Spain | Leixoes (Algarve), Portugal | Lisbon, Portugal more

Fly Cruise£3739pp
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26 Ancient Dynasties & World Wonders
05 January 2021 - 139 nights

Miami, Florida | Cartagena, Colombia | Panama Canal | Panama Canal | Caldera, Costa Rica | Acajutla, El Salvador | Puerto Vallarta | San Diego | Los Angeles | Honolulu | Honolulu | Maui (Kahului) | Fanning Island | Mystery Island | Noumea, New Caledonia | Brisbane | Brisbane | Airlie Beach | Townsville | Port Douglas | Banda Neira | Ambon | Kota Kinabalu | Bandar Seri Begawan (Muara) | Manila | Manila | Hong Kong | Hong Kong | Hualien | Ishigaki | Hososhima | Hiroshima | Kochi, Japan | Osaka | Osaka | Shimizu | Tokyo, Japan | Tokyo, Japan | Kagoshima | Nagasaki | Seoul (Incheon) | Beijing | Beijing | Beijing | Shanghai | Shanghai | Shanghai | Okinawa | Taipei (Keelung) | Hanoi | Hanoi | Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam | Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam | Singapore | Singapore | Yangon | Yangon | Yangon | Chennai | Colombo | Mumbai (Bombay) | Dubai | Dubai | Abu Dhabi | Muscat, Oman | Santorini | Amalfi/Positano | Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy | Alghero, Italy | Ibiza, Balearic Islands, Spain | Tangier, Morocco | Lisbon, Portugal | Lisbon, Portugal | Bordeaux | Bordeaux | Bordeaux | Dover (London), England more

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