Blaye and Bourg Day Trip from Bordeaux with Wine-Tasting Lunch Cruise and Winery Tour
Enjoy a relaxing day of wine tasting, exploring the French countryside and cruising along the Garonne River on this day trip from Bordeaux. Starting with a river cruise, admire the historic waterfront as you sip prized Bordeaux wines, enjoy lunch and learn about the art of pairing food and wine. Hop off to visit the UNESCO World Heritageñlisted Citadel of Blaye, tour the medieval village of Bourg and enjoy a second wine-tasting session at a local winery on the banks of the Gironde before driving back to Bordeaux.Board a boat at Ponton díHonneur and cruise out onto the Garonne River to begin your full-day tour. Pass under grand bridges such as Pont díAquitaine, learn about the city’s rich history and take in beautiful views of Place de la Bourse and Port of the Moon, Bordeauxís UNESCO World Heritageñlisted waterfront.With busy Bordeaux disappearing into the distance, marvel at the countryside scenery as you cruise along the Garonne’s right bank. On board, enjoy a wine-tasting session and a freshly prepared lunch, and learn from an expert sommelier how to pair your dishes with specially selected local wines. Continue along the Gironde estuary ó where the Garonne and Dordogne rivers meet ó and alight for a tour of the Citadel of Blaye, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Reinforced in the 17th century under the orders of King Louis XIV, the citadel played a pivotal role in protecting Bordeaux from attack. Enjoy sweeping views from the top of this imposing fortress.Then hop in a coach or minivan and drive along the picturesque riverbanks to the medieval village of Bourg, perched on a rocky outcrop above the Dordogne River. Bourg sits in the center of the C¥tes de Bourg winemaking territory, which produces some of Bordeaux’s finest wines. Wander along the pretty alleyways down to the riverside, shop for souvenirs in the covered market or simply sit in a caf and soak up the atmosphere in this delightful corner of rural France.Drive to your last stop, a local wine estate on the right bank of the Gironde, to enjoy a second wine tasting. The wines produced here differ from those produced in other areas, such as Mdoc, and local wine lovers are justifiably proud. Tour the winery and sample wines to gain an understanding of the subtle flavors at play.Arrive back in Bordeaux in the evening to conclude your full-day tour.