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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
    Minimal Activity Required
  • Bordeaux and Medoc Vineyards
    Moderate Activity/Walking
  • Bordeaux City Tour
  • Bordeaux Sampler
    Moderate Activity/Walking
  • Explore a Historic Chateau
  • Fort Medoc & Lanessan Castle
  • Medoc Vineyards
  • St. Emilion Exploration
  • St. Emilion Vineyards & Village

Bordeaux and Its Surrounding Vineyards

Minimal Activity Required

Duration: 3 hours

Tour Code: BOD-003

Enjoy the highlights of this region with a panoramic drive through the beautiful city of Bordeaux, its surroundings, and a visit to a wine estate.

Begin with a scenic drive into the city for a panoramic tour of the beautiful city 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 an opportunity to taste some of their wines before returning to the pier to your awaiting ship.

Please note: 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. There are steps and stairs to negotiate at the chateau.