Bordeaux Cruises

Braemar in Bordeaux, France
Braemar in Bordeaux, France
Saint Emilion Vineyards, Bordeaux

Widely regarded as the world’s wine capital, the graceful French city of Bordeaux offers far more than just vineyards and claret. Having shaken off its rather sleepy image over the last few years, Bordeaux is now amongst France's most exciting and dynamic cities. While a sizeable number of the city's visitors are still enticed by the chance to taste what makes this wine-rich region so special, Bordeaux has many other surprising secrets.

Stretched along the banks of the Garonne River, this City of Art and History is home to 362 historic monuments, with some buildings dating back to Roman times.[ReadMoreMob] Awarded UNESCO World Heritage Site status in 2007, Bordeaux’s historic centre is home to the Gothic Cathédrale Saint-André, 18th century mansions and popular art museums, such as the Musée des Beaux-Arts de Bordeaux, and many other impressive treasures to discover. This urban and architectural ensemble includes public gardens that line the curving river quays, and the imposing Place de la Bourse, which overlooks the reflecting pool, [ReadMoreDesk]Miroir d’Eau. The Place des Quinconces, one of the largest squares in Europe, is a fine space to while away some hours.

Alternatively, other distractions include barista-run coffee shops, delicious food trucks, and exceptional restaurants and, of course, more fine wine than can ever be possibly drunk.

Cruises to Bordeaux

Into the Heart of Spain & Bordeaux

Into the Heart of Spain & Bordeaux

Departs: Southampton • Mon 20 Jul 2020
8 nights • Braemar • M2018

  • A medley of rewards awaits you, from fine wine and culinary delights to diverse architecture and art, as Braemar takes you closer to the highlights of four culture-rich cities in Spain & France.
  • You’ll sail the gorgeous Gironde and Garonne rivers straight into Bordeaux, where you can explore the city’s UNESCO-listed centre and sample world-famous wine culture from the moment you step ashore.
  • In Spain, visit Santander, gateway to many of Cantabria’s treasures; Avilés, for contrasting architectural gems and delicious Asturian cider; and La Coruña, the jewel in Galicia’s crown.

From £799pp

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Into the Heart of Spain & Bordeaux

Into the Heart of Spain & Bordeaux

Departs: Southampton • Wed 19 Aug 2020
8 nights • Braemar • M2021

  • A medley of rewards awaits you, from fine wine and culinary delights to diverse architecture and art, as Braemar takes you closer to the highlights of four culture-rich cities in Spain & France.
  • You’ll sail the gorgeous Gironde and Garonne rivers straight into Bordeaux, where you can explore the city’s UNESCO-listed centre and sample world-famous wine culture from the moment you step ashore.
  • In Spain, visit Santander, gateway to many of Cantabria’s treasures; Avilés, for contrasting architectural gems and delicious Asturian cider; and La Coruña, the jewel in Galicia’s crown.

From £1,049pp

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Cruising to the Heart of Seville & Bordeaux

Cruising to the Heart of Seville & Bordeaux

Departs: Southampton • Wed 09 Sep 2020
13 nights • Braemar • M2024

  • With Braemar able to dock closer to the heart of each destination, you can explore some of Spain and France’s finest cities, including beautiful Bordeaux and stylish Seville, with ease on this rewarding cruise.
  • Step ashore in Seville for a feast of Moorish architecture, iconic landmarks and sultry flamenco, and in Bordeaux, explore the UNESCO-listed historic centre or perhaps tour to the famous Medoc vineyards.
  • Your five days on Spanish shores also includes time in the authentic cities of La Coruna, gateway to Santiago de Compostela; Vigo; and ancient Cadiz, where fascinating history and tempting tapas await.

From £1,649pp

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Into the Heart of Spain & Bordeaux

Into the Heart of Spain & Bordeaux

Departs: Southampton • Sat 03 Oct 2020
8 nights • Braemar • M2026

  • A medley of rewards awaits you, from fine wine and culinary delights to diverse architecture and art, as Braemar takes you closer to the highlights of four culture-rich cities in Spain & France.
  • You’ll sail the gorgeous Gironde and Garonne rivers straight into Bordeaux, where you can explore the city’s UNESCO-listed centre and sample world-famous wine culture from the moment you step ashore.
  • In Spain, visit Santander, gateway to many of Cantabria’s treasures; Avilés, for contrasting architectural gems and delicious Asturian cider; and La Coruña, the jewel in Galicia’s crown.

From £949pp

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Into the Heart of Spain & Bordeaux

Into the Heart of Spain & Bordeaux

Departs: Southampton • Thu 20 May 2021
8 nights • Braemar • M2111

  • A medley of rewards awaits you, from fine wine and culinary delights to diverse architecture and art, as Braemar takes you closer to the highlights of four culture-rich cities in Spain & France.
  • You’ll sail the gorgeous Gironde and Garonne rivers straight into Bordeaux, where you can explore the city’s UNESCO-listed centre and sample world-famous wine culture from the moment you step ashore.
  • In Spain, visit Santander, gateway to many of Cantabria’s treasures; Avilés, for contrasting architectural gems and delicious Asturian cider; and La Coruña, the jewel in Galicia’s crown.

From £1,149pp

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Cultural Cities of France & Spain

Cultural Cities of France & Spain

Departs: Rosyth (Edinburgh) • Thu 01 Jul 2021
13 nights • Balmoral • L2120

  • You’re in for a feast of diverse culture and enchanting beauty, as Balmoral takes you on an immersive journey of discovery to gorgeous and engrossing French and Spanish cities.
  • Docking alongside the promenade in Bordeaux makes it easy to capture the city’s arts, culture and wine heritage, or even tour to a famous family-run vineyard nearby.
  • There’s a rare visit to Saint Malo and charming Honfleur too; and in Spain, the cultural treasures and landmarks of Bilbao and Avilés await.

From £1,899pp

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France with the Seine & Bordeaux

France with the Seine & Bordeaux

Departs: Dover • Fri 02 Jul 2021
9 nights • Boudicca • D2117

  • Take in the scenic and city delights of gorgeous French rivers as small ship Boudicca guides you on a mesmerising journey of discovery.
  • Experience serene scenic cruising through beautiful countryside and immerse yourself in Rouen’s fascinating history on the Seine; and enjoy a rare visit to pretty Belle-Ile.
  • Docking close to the heart of Bordeaux makes it easy to capture the city’s arts, culture and wine heritage, or even tour to a famous family-run vineyard nearby.

From £1,299pp

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Flavours of France & Spain

Flavours of France & Spain

Departs: Liverpool • Mon 19 Jul 2021
10 nights • Black Watch • W2116

  • Enjoy an authentic taste of France and Spain, visiting regions and destinations selected for links to famous food and drink.
  • Black Watch docks in the heart of Bordeaux, famed for its Medoc, Merlot and Saint Emilion wines – an extended stay allows for a tour to an enchanting family-run vineyard.
  • On Brittany’s beautiful coast, you can tour to the famed oyster town of Cancale; while in Spain, Getxo and Avilés offer traditional Basque tapas, Rioja wines and sweet Asturian cider.

From £1,499pp

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Wine Regions of Portugal, Spain & France

Wine Regions of Portugal, Spain & France

Departs: Newcastle • Sat 04 Sep 2021
16 nights • Balmoral • L2128

  • Indulge yourself in the authentic flavours of Portugal and France, as you explore a gorgeous island and charming cities selected for their links to world-renowned wines.
  • You can join the celebrations at Madeira’s annual Wine Festival; visit Oporto, famed for its port wines; and even visit a family-run French vineyard.
  • There are plenty of other highlights too, from the tropical gardens and landscapes of Madeira to the historic sites of Bordeaux, where Balmoral docks close to the city centre.

From £1,999pp

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French Cities with Spain & the Seine

French Cities with Spain & the Seine

Departs: Liverpool • Sun 26 Sep 2021
11 nights • Black Watch • W2123

  • A full-flavoured cruise adventure combining French city discovery and scenic cruising with an authentic taste of northern Spain.
  • Black Watch sails the picturesque River Seine all the way to Rouen, where tales of history and legend unravel amongst a collection of half-timbered buildings and iconic landmarks.
  • Docking alongside the promenade in Bordeaux makes it easy to sample the city’s famed wine culture, or even visit a local vineyard; while Avilés and Getxo offer authentic Spanish food and drink too.

From £1,599pp

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