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 Western Europe & Vintage France
29 July 2019 - 14 nights

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

Fly Cruise£5949pp
Cruise Only£5599pp
2 Classic Connoisseur - Rome to London
14 August 2019 - 14 nights

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

Fly Cruise£3199pp
Cruise Only£3029pp
3 Wine & Romance Voyage
27 August 2019 - 9 nights

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

Fly Cruise£1799pp
Cruise Only£1689pp
4 Chauteaux to Vineyards
23 September 2019 - 14 nights

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

Fly Cruise£7789pp
Cruise Only£7599pp
5 Chateaux & Saints
02 October 2019 - 12 nights

Southampton | St Peter Port, Guernsey | Brest | La Rochelle | Bordeaux | Bordeaux | Lisbon | Lisbon | Seville (Cadiz) | Granada | Alicante | Barcelona more

Fly Cruise£2899pp
Cruise Only£2819pp
6 Barcelona to London(Tower Bridge)
30 April 2020 - 13 nights

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

Fly Cruise£4319pp
Cruise Only£4319pp
7 Lisbon to London
07 May 2020 - 12 nights

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

Fly Cruise£5819pp
Cruise Only£5819pp
8 Wine, Art & Aristocrats - Barcelona to London
13 May 2020 - 12 nights

Barcelona | Seville (Cadiz) | Lisbon | Oporto | La Coruna | Gijon, Spain | Biarritz | Bordeaux | Bordeaux | St Peter Port, Guernsey | Southampton more

Fly Cruise£2749pp
Cruise Only£2529pp
9 London to London
18 May 2020 - 12 nights

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

Cruise Only£7499pp
10 European Quest - London to London
25 May 2020 - 10 nights

Southampton | Paris | St. Malo, France | Brest | La Rochelle | Bordeaux | Le Verdon, France | Bordeaux | Biarritz | Bilbao, Spain | Southampton more

Cruise Only£3339pp
11 Wine & Romance
26 May 2020 - 13 nights

Barcelona | Gibraltar | Portimao | Lisbon | Lisbon | Oporto (Leixoes), Portugal | Bilbao, Spain | Bordeaux | Bordeaux | Bordeaux | St Peter Port | Southampton more

Fly Cruise£2689pp
Cruise Only£2369pp
12 Wines & Artistry
23 June 2020 - 10 nights

Barcelona | Cádiz | Lisbon | Oporto | La Coruna | Gijon, Spain | Bordeaux (Le Verdon) | Bordeaux | Bordeaux | Cruising The Bay Of Biscay & English Channel | Southampton more

Fly Cruise£2699pp
Cruise Only£2529pp
13 London (Greenwich) to Lisbon
18 July 2020 - 9 nights

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

Fly Cruise£2899pp
Cruise Only£2899pp
14 Circling The Biscay
07 August 2020 - 10 nights

Southampton | Paris | St. Malo, France | Brest | La Rochelle | Bordeaux | Bordeaux | Bilbao, Spain | La Coruna | Cruising The Bay Of Biscay & English Channel | Southampton more

Cruise Only£2589pp
15 London (Southampton) to Monte Carlo
30 August 2020 - 15 nights

Southampton | Honfleur | Bordeaux | Bordeaux | Biarritz | Ferrol | Oporto | Lisbon | Alicante | Ibiza | Barcelona | Saint-Tropez, France | Monte Carlo, Monaco | Monte Carlo, Monaco more

Fly Cruise£9039pp
Cruise Only£8759pp
16 Wine & Romance
02 September 2020 - 9 nights

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

Fly Cruise£2489pp
Cruise Only£2189pp
17 Rivers Of Western Europe
10 September 2020 - 15 nights

Southampton | St Peter Port | Bordeaux | Bordeaux | Bordeaux | Bilbao, Spain | Oporto (Leixoes), Portugal | Lisbon | Lisbon | Seville (Cadiz) | Seville (Cadiz) | Gibraltar | Barcelona more

Fly Cruise£3879pp
Cruise Only£3639pp
18 London to Lisbon
14 September 2020 - 11 nights

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

Fly Cruise£3879pp
Cruise Only£3879pp
19 LONDON (SOUTHAMPTON) TO BARCELONA
21 September 2020 - 14 nights

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

Fly Cruise£8389pp
Cruise Only£7899pp
20 Ancient Dynasties & World Wonders
05 January 2021 - 139 nights

Miami | Cartagena, Colombia | Panama Canal | Panama Canal | Puerto Caldera | Acajutla, El Salvador | Puerto Vallarta | San Diego, California | Los Angeles | Honolulu | Honolulu | Maui (Lahaina) | Fanning Island | Mystery Island | Noumea, New Caledonia | Brisbane, Australia | Brisbane, Australia | Airlie Beach, Australia | Townsville, Australia | Port Douglas | Banda Neira | Ambon | Kota Kinabalu | Bandar Seri Begawan (Muara) | Manila | Manila | Hong Kong | Hong Kong | Hualien | Ishigaki, Japan | Hososhima | Hiroshima | Kochi, Japan | Osaka | Osaka | Shimizu | Tokyo, Japan | Tokyo, Japan | Kagoshima | Nagasaki | Incheon | Beijing (Tianjin) | Beijing (Tianjin) | Beijing (Tianjin) | Shanghai | Shanghai | Shanghai | Okinawa | Taipei (Keelung) | Hanoi | Hanoi | Ho Chi Minh City | Ho Chi Minh City | Singapore | Singapore | Yangon | Yangon | Yangon | Chennai/Madras, India | Colombo | Mumbai, India | Dubai | Dubai | Abu Dhabi | Muscat | Santorini, Greece | Amalfi, Italy | Civitavecchia | Sardinia (Alghero) | Ibiza | Tangier | Lisbon | Lisbon | Bordeaux | Bordeaux | Bordeaux | Dover, England more

Fly Cruise£41039pp
Cruise Only£38989pp
21 Around the World in 180 Days
09 January 2021 - 180 nights

Miami | Key West | Cartagena, Colombia | Puntarenas, Costa Rica | Corinto | Puerto Quetzal | Acapulco | Cabo San Lucas | Ensenada | Los Angeles | Kauai (Nawiliwili) | Honolulu | Hilo | Nuku Hiva | Tahiti (Papeete) | Bora Bora | Bora Bora | Pago Pago | Suva | Bay Of Islands, New Zealand | Auckland, New Zealand | Sydney, Australia | Brisbane, Australia | Whitsunday Island | Cairns | Cairns | Thursday Island, Australia | Darwin, Australia | Komodo Island | Bali (Benoa) | Bali (Celukan Bawang), Indonesia | Kota Kinabalu | Manila | Kaohsiung | Taipei (Keelung) | Ishigaki, Japan | Okinawa | Hong Kong | Hong Kong | Hue/Danang (Chan May) | Ho Chi Minh City | Ho Chi Minh City | Sihanoukville | Bangkok/Laem Chabang, Thailand | Bangkok/Laem Chabang, Thailand | Ko Samui | Singapore | Singapore | Kuala Lumpur (Port Klang) | Penang | Phuket | Rangoon | Rangoon | Rangoon | Cochin, India | Mangalore | Goa (Mormugao) | Mumbai, India | Mumbai, India | Dubai | Dubai | Fujairah | Muscat | Salalah | Aqaba | Safaga | Safaga | Jerusalem (Haifa) | Jerusalem (Haifa) | Alanya | Rhodes | Santorini, Greece | Kusadasi | Mitilini (Lesbos) | Istanbul | Istanbul | Istanbul | Kavala | Mykonos | Athens (Piraeus) | Dubrovnik | Venice | Venice | Taormina (Sicily) | Sorrento/Capri, Italy | Civitavecchia | Florence/Livorno, Italy | Saint-Tropez, France | Barcelona | Alicante | Almeria | Gibraltar | Seville (Cadiz) | Seville (Cadiz) | Lisbon | Lisbon | Oporto | La Coruna | Bilbao, Spain | Bordeaux | Bordeaux | St. Malo, France | Southampton | Dublin | Belfast | Lerwick/shetland | Torshavn | Akureyri, Iceland | Isafjordur | Reykjavik | Nuuk | Paamiut (Frederikshab) | Qaqortoq | Gulf Of St. Lawrence | Sydney, Canada | Halifax, Nova Scotia | Bar Harbor | Boston | New York, New York more

Fly Cruise£37329pp
Cruise Only£35659pp
22 Los Angels to London
21 January 2021 - 123 nights

Los Angeles | Honolulu | Honolulu | Maui (Lahaina) | Fanning Island | Mystery Island | Noumea, New Caledonia | Brisbane, Australia | Brisbane, Australia | Airlie Beach, Australia | Townsville, Australia | Port Douglas | Banda Neira | Ambon | Kota Kinabalu | Bandar Seri Begawan (Muara) | Manila | Manila | Hong Kong | Hong Kong | Hualien | Ishigaki, Japan | Hososhima | Hiroshima | Kochi, Japan | Osaka | Osaka | Shimizu | Tokyo, Japan | Tokyo, Japan | Kagoshima | Nagasaki | Incheon | Beijing (Tianjin) | Beijing (Tianjin) | Beijing (Tianjin) | Shanghai | Shanghai | Shanghai | Okinawa | Taipei (Keelung) | Hanoi | Hanoi | Ho Chi Minh City | Ho Chi Minh City | Singapore | Singapore | Yangon | Yangon | Yangon | Chennai/Madras, India | Colombo | Mumbai, India | Dubai | Dubai | Abu Dhabi | Muscat | Santorini, Greece | Amalfi, Italy | Civitavecchia | Sardinia (Alghero) | Ibiza | Tangier | Lisbon | Lisbon | Bordeaux | Bordeaux | Bordeaux | Dover, England more

Fly Cruise£40339pp
Cruise Only£38829pp
23 Odyssey of the Stars
25 January 2021 - 164 nights

Los Angeles | Kauai (Nawiliwili) | Honolulu | Hilo | Nuku Hiva | Tahiti (Papeete) | Bora Bora | Bora Bora | Pago Pago | Suva | Bay Of Islands, New Zealand | Auckland, New Zealand | Sydney, Australia | Brisbane, Australia | Whitsunday Island | Cairns | Cairns | Thursday Island, Australia | Darwin, Australia | Komodo Island | Bali (Benoa) | Bali (Celukan Bawang), Indonesia | Kota Kinabalu | Manila | Kaohsiung | Taipei (Keelung) | Ishigaki, Japan | Okinawa | Hong Kong | Hong Kong | Hue/Danang (Chan May) | Ho Chi Minh City | Ho Chi Minh City | Sihanoukville | Bangkok/Laem Chabang, Thailand | Bangkok/Laem Chabang, Thailand | Ko Samui | Singapore | Singapore | Kuala Lumpur (Port Klang) | Penang | Phuket | Rangoon | Rangoon | Rangoon | Cochin, India | Mangalore | Goa (Mormugao) | Mumbai, India | Mumbai, India | Dubai | Dubai | Fujairah | Muscat | Salalah | Aqaba | Safaga | Safaga | Jerusalem (Haifa) | Jerusalem (Haifa) | Alanya | Rhodes | Santorini, Greece | Kusadasi | Mitilini (Lesbos) | Istanbul | Istanbul | Istanbul | Kavala | Mykonos | Athens (Piraeus) | Dubrovnik | Venice | Venice | Taormina (Sicily) | Sorrento/Capri, Italy | Civitavecchia | Florence/Livorno, Italy | Saint-Tropez, France | Barcelona | Alicante | Almeria | Gibraltar | Seville (Cadiz) | Seville (Cadiz) | Lisbon | Lisbon | Oporto | La Coruna | Bilbao, Spain | Bordeaux | Bordeaux | St. Malo, France | Southampton | Dublin | Belfast | Lerwick/shetland | Torshavn | Akureyri, Iceland | Isafjordur | Reykjavik | Nuuk | Paamiut (Frederikshab) | Qaqortoq | Gulf Of St. Lawrence | Sydney, Canada | Halifax, Nova Scotia | Bar Harbor | Boston | New York, New York more

Fly Cruise£37079pp
Cruise Only£34529pp
24 Waves to Wineries
26 April 2021 - 16 nights

Miami | St Georges, Bermuda | Horta, Azores, Portugal | La Coruna | Bilbao, Spain | Bordeaux | Bordeaux | London more

Fly Cruise£2839pp
Cruise Only£2299pp
25 Western Europe Winelands
12 May 2021 - 12 nights

Civitavecchia | Sardinia (Alghero) | Ibiza | Tangier | Lisbon | Lisbon | Bordeaux | Bordeaux | Bordeaux | Dover, England more

Fly Cruise£4259pp
Cruise Only£3999pp
26 Ramblas to Royalty - Barcelona to London
02 June 2021 - 15 nights

Barcelona | Alicante | Almeria | Gibraltar | Seville (Cadiz) | Seville (Cadiz) | Lisbon | Lisbon | Oporto | La Coruna | Bilbao, Spain | Bordeaux | Bordeaux | Cruising The Bay Of Biscay & English Channel | Saint-Malo | London more

Fly Cruise£4189pp
Cruise Only£3999pp
27 Wine & Culture Voyage
13 June 2021 - 11 nights

Lisbon | Oporto (Leixoes), Portugal | Bilbao, Spain | Bordeaux | Bordeaux | Bordeaux | Nantes | Nantes | St Peter Port | Southampton more

Fly Cruise£3589pp
Cruise Only£2939pp
28 Breton, Bordeaux & Beyond
28 September 2021 - 11 nights

Londonm, Greenwich | Caen-Ouistreham | St. Malo, France | Concarneau | Bordeaux | Bordeaux | Bordeaux | Pasaia | Aviles | Vilagarcía | Lisbon | Lisbon more

Fly CruiseCall
Cruise Only£9099pp
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