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Bordeaux, France-port

Bordeaux is located near the European Atlantic coast, in the north of the Aquitaine region in France. The city is built on a bend of the river Garonne, with the city literally divided into two parts. The world's wine capital, Bordeaux has about 60 appellations, 9,000 wine-producing châteaux, and 13,000 grape growers. With an annual production of over 700 million bottles, Bordeaux produces large quantities of everyday wine as well as the most expensive ones.

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Below is a list of those shore excursions previously offered in this port. For information on which shore excursions will be offered on a particular cruise, please reference the specific itinerary of that cruise.

Free Excursions

Regent Choice Excursions

  • Light Activity /Walking Light Activity /Walking
  • Seated Tour Seated Tour
  • Moderate Activity/Walking Moderate Activity/Walking
  • Most Active or Strenuous Most Active or Strenuous
  • Minimal Activity Required Minimal Activity Required
  • Regent Choice Regent Choice
  • Gourmet Explorer Gourmet Explorer
  • Meal Meal
  • Evening Tour Evening Tour
  • Bordeaux and Its Surrounding Vineyards
    Light Activity /WalkingMinimal Activity Required
  • Bordeaux City Tour
    Moderate Activity/Walking
  • Bordeaux Sampler
    Moderate Activity/Walking
  • Chateau Du Tertre - a Unesco Meal Event
    Light Activity /WalkingRegent ChoiceMeal
  • Cognac & Hennessy Distillery
    Light Activity /WalkingRegent ChoiceMeal
  • Executive Collection Full Day Car
    Seated TourRegent Choice
  • Executive Collection Full Day Minibus
    Seated TourRegent Choice
  • Executive Collection Full Day Van
    Seated TourRegent Choice
  • Executive Collection Half Day Car
    Seated TourRegent Choice
  • Executive Collection Half Day Minibus
    Seated TourRegent Choice
  • Executive Collection Half Day Van
    Seated TourRegent Choice
  • Explore An Historic Chateau
    Light Activity /Walking
  • Fort Medoc & Lanessan Castle
    Moderate Activity/Walking
  • Medoc & Bordeaux Without Lunch
    Moderate Activity/Walking
  • Medoc Vineyards
    Light Activity /Walking
  • Medoc Vineyards and Bordeaux With Lunch
    Moderate Activity/WalkingRegent ChoiceMeal
  • Médoc Vineyards W/Lunch At Chateau Pomys
    Light Activity /WalkingRegent ChoiceMeal
  • Otard Cognac Distillery At Chateau de Cognac
    Light Activity /WalkingRegent ChoiceMeal
  • Saintes & Cognac
    Moderate Activity/WalkingRegent ChoiceMeal
  • St. Emilion Exploration
    Light Activity /Walking
  • St. Emilion Vineyards & Village
    Light Activity /Walking
  • Tasting & Lunch At Chateau Rosseau
    Moderate Activity/WalkingRegent ChoiceMeal

Bordeaux and Its Surrounding Vineyards

Light Activity /Walking Minimal Activity Required

Duration: 3 hours

Tour Code: BOD-003

Departure by coach from the ship for a panoramic drive of Bordeaux, a city recently listed as UNESCO World Heritage site. This distinction recognizes the beauty and unity of style of Bordeaux's architectural heritage, which has developed harmoniously over the centuries and remained remarkably well-preserved.

Begin with a scenic drive into the city for a panoramic tour of Bordeaux. Experience the French history through views of the Place de la Bourse, the river front and the Cailhau Gate. See the Cathedral of St. André, the Place Gambetta and the Palais Rohan, now the City Hall. View the Grand Theater from Place Tourny. See the monument to the Girondins and the Place des Quinconces.

You will then drive to nearby vineyards surrounding Bordeaux. Stop at one of the prestigious estates to visit their cellars, be introduced to the art of wine making, and enjoy an exquisite wine tasting before returning to the pier to your awaiting ship.

Please note: This tour is mostly panoramic in nature with one stop at the wine chateau. The visit at the wine chateau is approximately 60-minutes and includes some easy to moderate walking and a few steps and stairs to negotiate. The tour is not available to wheelchair guests and those with mobility concerns are cautioned only to participate to the extent of their personal stamina and ability. Weather appropriate clothing and flat, comfortable walking shoes are suggested. Guests should be prepared for the possibility of rain. The order of the sites viewed or visited may vary. On calls where the ship repostions to Le Verdon and is in Bordeaux for less than 5 hours, the tour will begin in Bordeaux and end in Le Verdon.