Bordeaux River

River Cruising in Bordeaux

Cruise the waterways of Bordeaux and experience the beauty, history and gastronomy of France.

Boasting exceptional wine, spectacular scenery and the largest urban World Heritage-listed site, the Bordeaux region is the ideal destination for a luxury France River Cruise.

With us you will drift down the Garonne and the Dordogne rivers, explore the Gironde Estuary and visit the ports of Cadillac, Pauillac, Blaye, Libourne and, of course, the city of Bordeaux.

The two rivers that lead into Western Europe’s largest estuary each have their own alluring attractions and picturesque ports. But it is undoubtedly the exceptional wine produced just beyond the riverbanks that is the region’s most coveted gem.

Experiences & Activities in Bordeaux

From centuries-old winemaking traditions to the great outdoors, Bordeaux is a region of many treasures.

During your journey, you’ll have the opportunity to choose from a range of Scenic Freechoice activities. The beauty of this is that you can choose to move at a relaxed pace or you can fit in as much as possible on your cruise in Bordeaux.

  • Chocolate and wine pairing
    Savour the delicious partnership of chocolate and wine with an on board informative tasting.
  • Dune du Pilat
    Climb Europe’s largest sand dune, for expansive panoramas over the Atlantic Ocean.
  • Cycling tour
    Follow your guide on a discovery of Bordeaux’s historic regions by bicycle.
  • Cité Du Vin
    Take a local tram to the newly opened Cité du Vin Museum and enjoy an interactive journey of wine discovery.
  • Shop with a Chef
    Join your Chef on a guided visit to a local food market, including tasting opportunities.
  • Excursion to Cognac
    Enjoy a full day excursion to the fortified town of Cognac, this picturesque town is situated on the shores of the river Charente and whilst its early economic stability was gained through the trading of salt, Cognac has developed into a renowned centre for the production of the some of the world’s finest brandy’s which we’ll have the opportunity to sample on our visit to the acclaimed property of Rémy Martin.

Discover your 5-star Scenic Space-Ship

Salt Lounge
Innovators in design and technology for luxury river cruising vessels, your Scenic Space-Ship will be your gracious floating hotel as you cruise France's waterways.
The recently upgraded Scenic Diamond graces the waterways of France. This ship features the finest of interiors and amenities including a vitality pool, fitness centre & spa complete with a Salt Therapy Lounge, and Scenic Culinaire.

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