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 Barcelona to London(Tower Bridge)
30 April 2020 - 13 nights

Barcelona | Granada (tours From Malaga) | Seville (Cadiz) | Lisbon | Lisbon | Leixoes | Bilbao | Bordeaux | Saint-Malo | London (Tower Bridge), UK | London (Tower Bridge), UK more

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

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

Fly CruiseCall
Cruise Only£6979pp
3 Wine & Romance Voyage
14 May 2020 - 10 nights

Lisbon | Leixoes | Bilbao | Bordeaux | Bordeaux | Bordeaux | St Peter Port | Plymouth | Southampton more

Fly Cruise£2119pp
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4 London to London
18 May 2020 - 12 nights

Southampton | Honfleur | St. Peter Port (Guernsey) | Brest | LA ROCHELLE, FRANCE | Bordeaux | Bordeaux | Bilbao | Gijon | Santiago De Compostela (Vigo) | Saint-Malo | Southampton more

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5 Vintage Europe
23 May 2020 - 14 nights

Lisbon | Gijon | Bilbao | Hendaye (Biarritz), France | Bordeaux | Bordeaux | Torquay | Cherbourg, France | Bruges (Zeebrugge) Belgium | London (Greenwich) | London (Greenwich) | Rotterdam | Amsterdam, Netherlands more

Fly Cruise£7149pp
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6 European Quest - London to London
25 May 2020 - 10 nights

Southampton | Paris | Saint-Malo | Brest | La Rochelle | Bordeaux (Le Verdon) | Bordeaux | Bordeaux | Biarritz (Saint-Jean-de-Luz) | Bilbao | Southampton more

Cruise Only£3429pp
7 Wine & Romance
26 May 2020 - 13 nights

Barcelona | Gibraltar | Portimao | Lisbon | Lisbon | Leixoes | Bilbao | Bordeaux | Bordeaux | Bordeaux | St Peter Port | Southampton more

Fly Cruise£2549pp
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8 Wines & Artistry - Barcelona to London
23 June 2020 - 10 nights

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

Fly Cruise£2579pp
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9 Lisbon to London
25 June 2020 - 10 nights

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

Fly Cruise£3219pp
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10 London (Greenwich) to Lisbon
18 July 2020 - 9 nights

London (Greenwich) | Saint-Malo | Bordeaux | Bordeaux | Bilbao | La Coruna | Leixoes | Lisbon more

Fly Cruise£3299pp
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11 London (Southampton) to Monte Carlo
30 August 2020 - 15 nights

Southampton | Honfleur | Bordeaux | Bordeaux | Biarritz (Saint-Jean-de-Luz) | Ferrol, Spain | Oporto | Lisbon | Alicante | Ibiza | Barcelona | Saint-Tropez, France | Monte Carlo | Monte Carlo more

Fly Cruise£9039pp
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12 Wine & Romance
02 September 2020 - 9 nights

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

Fly Cruise£2659pp
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13 Rivers Of Western Europe
10 September 2020 - 15 nights

Southampton | St Peter Port | Bordeaux | Bordeaux | Bordeaux | Bilbao | Leixoes | Lisbon | Lisbon | Seville | Seville | Gibraltar | Barcelona more

Fly Cruise£4459pp
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14 London to Lisbon
14 September 2020 - 11 nights

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

Fly Cruise£3839pp
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15 LONDON (SOUTHAMPTON) TO BARCELONA
21 September 2020 - 14 nights

Southampton | Saint-Malo | Bordeaux | Bordeaux | Biarritz (Saint-Jean-de-Luz) | Bilbao | Santiago De Compostela (Vigo) | Oporto | Lisbon | Seville (Cadiz) | Gibraltar | Almeria | Valencia | Barcelona more

Fly Cruise£8649pp
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16 Epicurean Connoisseur - Dublin to Barcelona
08 October 2020 - 10 nights

Dublin | Bordeaux (Le Verdon) | Bordeaux | Bordeaux | Bilbao | La Coruna | Oporto | Lisbon | Seville | Barcelona more

Fly Cruise£2839pp
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17 Ancient Dynasties & World Wonders
05 January 2021 - 139 nights

Miami | Cartagena, Colombia | Panama Canal | Panama Canal | Caldera, Costa Rica | Acajutla | Puerto Vallarta | San Diego, California | Los Angeles, California, USA | Honolulu, Oahu | Honolulu, Oahu | Maui (Lahaina) | Tabuaeran (Fanning Island), Kiribati | Mystery Island | Noumea | Brisbane, Australia | Brisbane, Australia | 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, Japan | Nagasaki, Japan | Incheon | Beijing (Tianjin), China | Beijing (Tianjin), China | Beijing (Tianjin), China | Shanghai, China | Shanghai, China | Shanghai, China | Okinawa | Keelung, Taiwan | Hanoi (Halong Bay), Vietnam | Hanoi (Halong Bay), Vietnam | Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam | Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam | Singapore | Singapore | Yangon | Yangon | Yangon | Chennai (Madras), India | Colombo, Sri Lanka | Mumbai | Dubai | Dubai | Abu Dhabi | Muscat | Santorini (Greece) | Amalfi | Civitavecchia | Alghero, Sardinia | Ibiza | Tangier | Lisbon | Lisbon | Bordeaux | Bordeaux | Bordeaux | London (Dover) more

Fly Cruise£40619pp
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18 Around the World in 180 Days
09 January 2021 - 180 nights

Miami | Key West | Cartagena, Colombia | Panama Canal | Puntarenas, Costa Rica | Corinto | Puerto Quetzal | Acapulco | Cabo San Lucas | Ensenada, Mexico | Los Angeles, California, USA | Nawiliwili | Honolulu, Oahu | Hilo | Nuku Hiva | Papeete | Bora Bora | Bora Bora | Pago Pago | Suva | Bay Of Islands | Auckland | Sydney, Australia | Brisbane, Australia | Whitsunday | Cairns | Cairns | Thursday Island | Darwin & Moraleda Canal Passages | Komodo Island | Bali, Indonesia | Bali (Celukan Bawang), Indonesia | Kota Kinabalu | Manila | Kaoshiung | Keelung, Taiwan | Ishigaki | Okinawa | Hong Kong | Hong Kong | Hue | Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam | Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam | Sihanoukville, Cambodia | Bangkok, Thailand | Bangkok, Thailand | Koh Samui | Singapore | Singapore | Kuala Lumpur | Penang, Malaysia | Phuket (Thailand) | Yangon | Yangon | Yangon | Cochin | Mangalore | Mormugao, Goa | Mumbai | Mumbai | Dubai | Dubai | Fujairah | Muscat | Salalah (Oman) | Aqaba (for Petra) | Safaga (Egypt) | Safaga (Egypt) | Jerusalem (Haifa) | Jerusalem (Haifa) | Alanya | Rhodes | Santorini (Greece) | Kusadasi | Mitilini (Lesbos) | Istanbul | Istanbul | Istanbul | Kavala | Mykonos (Greece) | Athens (Piraeus), Greece | Dubrovnik, Croatia | Venice, Italy | Venice, Italy | Taormina (Sicily) | Sorrento/Capri, Italy | Civitavecchia, Italy | Livorno, Pisa | Saint-Tropez, France | Barcelona | Alicante | Almeria | Gibraltar | Seville | Seville | Lisbon | Lisbon | Oporto | La Coruna | Bilbao | Bordeaux | Bordeaux | Saint-Malo | Southampton | Dublin | Belfast | Lerwick (Shetland Islands) | Torshaven | Akureyri, Iceland | Isafjordur | Reykjavik, Iceland | Nuuk | Paamiut (Frederikshab) | Qaqortoq | Gulf Of St. Lawrence | Sydney, Canada | Halifax, Nova Scotia | Bar Harbor, Maine | Boston, Massachusetts | New York more

Fly Cruise£46729pp
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19 Los Angels to London
21 January 2021 - 123 nights

Los Angeles, California, USA | Honolulu, Oahu | Honolulu, Oahu | Maui (Lahaina) | Tabuaeran (Fanning Island), Kiribati | Mystery Island | Noumea | Brisbane, Australia | Brisbane, Australia | 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, Japan | Nagasaki, Japan | Incheon | Beijing (Tianjin), China | Beijing (Tianjin), China | Beijing (Tianjin), China | Shanghai, China | Shanghai, China | Shanghai, China | Okinawa | Keelung, Taiwan | Hanoi (Halong Bay), Vietnam | Hanoi (Halong Bay), Vietnam | Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam | Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam | Singapore | Singapore | Yangon | Yangon | Yangon | Chennai (Madras), India | Colombo, Sri Lanka | Mumbai | Dubai | Dubai | Abu Dhabi | Muscat | Santorini (Greece) | Amalfi | Civitavecchia | Alghero, Sardinia | Ibiza | Tangier | Lisbon | Lisbon | Bordeaux | Bordeaux | Bordeaux | London (Dover) more

Fly Cruise£39929pp
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20 Odyssey of the Stars
25 January 2021 - 164 nights

Los Angeles, California, USA | Nawiliwili | Honolulu, Oahu | Hilo | Nuku Hiva | Papeete | Bora Bora | Bora Bora | Pago Pago | Suva | Bay Of Islands | Auckland | Sydney, Australia | Brisbane, Australia | Whitsunday | Cairns | Cairns | Thursday Island | Darwin & Moraleda Canal Passages | Komodo Island | Bali, Indonesia | Bali (Celukan Bawang), Indonesia | Kota Kinabalu | Manila | Kaoshiung | Keelung, Taiwan | Ishigaki | Okinawa | Hong Kong | Hong Kong | Hue | Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam | Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam | Sihanoukville, Cambodia | Bangkok, Thailand | Bangkok, Thailand | Koh Samui | Singapore | Singapore | Kuala Lumpur | Penang, Malaysia | Phuket (Thailand) | Yangon (Rangoon) | Yangon (Rangoon) | Yangon (Rangoon) | Cochin | Mangalore | Mormugao, Goa | Mumbai | Mumbai | Dubai | Dubai | Fujairah | Muscat | Salalah (Oman) | Aqaba (for Petra) | Safaga (Egypt) | Safaga (Egypt) | Jerusalem (Haifa) | Jerusalem (Haifa) | Alanya | Rhodes | Santorini (Greece) | Kusadasi | Mitilini (Lesbos) | Istanbul | Istanbul | Istanbul | Kavala | Mykonos (Greece) | Athens (Piraeus), Greece | Dubrovnik, Croatia | Venice, Italy | Venice, Italy | Taormina (Sicily) | Sorrento/Capri, Italy | Civitavecchia, Italy | Livorno, Pisa | Saint-Tropez, France | Barcelona | Alicante | Almeria | Gibraltar | Seville | Seville | Lisbon | Lisbon | Oporto | La Coruna | Bilbao | Bordeaux | Bordeaux | Saint-Malo | Southampton | Dublin | Belfast | Lerwick (Shetland Islands) | Torshaven | Akureyri, Iceland | Isafjordur | Reykjavik, Iceland | Nuuk | Paamiut (Frederikshab) | Qaqortoq | Gulf Of St. Lawrence | Sydney, Canada | Halifax, Nova Scotia | Bar Harbor, Maine | Boston, Massachusetts | New York more

Fly Cruise£45719pp
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21 London to London
10 May 2021 - 10 nights

Southampton | Le Havre, France | St. Peter Port (Guernsey) | Lorient | Bordeaux | Bordeaux | Bilbao | Gijon | Saint-Malo | Southampton more

Cruise Only£6699pp
22 Wonders to Wineries - Venice to London
12 May 2021 - 22 nights

Venice, Italy | Split | Kotor, Montenegro | Syracuse (Sicily), Italy | Sorrento/Capri, Italy | Civitavecchia, Italy | Livorno, Pisa | Monte Carlo | Marseille, France | Palamos | Palma De Mallorca | Barcelona | Seville | Lisbon | Oporto | La Coruna | Bilbao | Bordeaux | Bordeaux | Bordeaux (Le Verdon) | Cruising The Bay Of Biscay & English Channel | Southampton more

Fly Cruise£4679pp
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23 Western Europe Quest - London to London
12 May 2021 - 10 nights

Southampton | Paris | Saint-Malo | Brest | La Rochelle | Bordeaux | Bordeaux | San Sebastian, La Gomera | Bilbao | Cruising The Bay Of Biscay & English Channel | Southampton more

Cruise Only£2349pp
24 Western Europe Winelands
12 May 2021 - 12 nights

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

Fly Cruise£4219pp
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25 Ramblas to Royalty - Barcelona to London
02 June 2021 - 15 nights

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

Fly Cruise£4189pp
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26 Wine & Culture Voyage
13 June 2021 - 11 nights

Lisbon | Leixoes | Bilbao | Bordeaux | Bordeaux | Bordeaux | Nantes | Nantes | St Peter Port | Southampton more

Fly Cruise£3559pp
Cruise Only£2899pp
27 Breton, Bordeaux & Beyond
28 September 2021 - 11 nights

London (Greenwich) | Caen-Ouistreham | Saint-Malo | Concarneau | Bordeaux | Bordeaux | Bordeaux | Pasaia | Aviles | Vilagarcía | Lisbon | Lisbon more

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Cruise Only£9589pp
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