Blaye and Bourg Tour with Wine-Tasting Garonne River Cruise from Bordeaux
Explore Bordeauxís vineyard-covered countryside and enjoy a wine-tasting boat cruise on this half-day tour. Drive to the winemaking region on the right bank of the Garonne River to visit the UNESCO World Heritageñlisted Citadel of Blaye. Enjoy a chateau and a tasting of local wine. Board a boat and sip prized Bordeaux wines as you cruise back to the city, passing along the historic Port of the Moon waterfront.Board a coach in the afternoon and travel out of the city along the right bank of the Garonne River. Watch busy Bordeaux give way to the rolling hills of rural France as you venture into the surrounding vineyards and countryside. Listen to your guide’s commentary about the region’s history and winemaking heritage along the way, and feel free to ask any questions you may have.Arrive at the Citadel of Blaye, a 17th-century fortress built by notorious King Louis XIV to help protect the port of Bordeaux from attack. Explore the UNESCO World Heritageñlisted citadel with your guide, learn of its history and take in beautiful views of the Gironde estuary.Continue along a picturesque hillside road above the Garonne to Bourg, a medieval village sitting high on a rocky outcrop and surrounded by the orchards and vineyards of the C¥tes de Bourg wine appellation. Visit a local chateau and enjoy a tasting of local wine.After exploring Blaye and Bourg, board a boat and cruise along the Garonne back to Bordeaux. With the vineyard-studded countryside drifting slowly past, enjoy a wine-tasting session with a knowledgeable sommelier and learn about the prestigious wines produced in the region.Float under Pont díAquitaine and marvel at the architectural gems along Port of the Moon, the cityís UNESCO World Heritageñlisted waterfront. Capture the city scenery on camera as you cruise to Ponton Honneur, where your tour ends.