Bordeaux on Your Own & Cite Du Vin

9 hours | Bordeaux (Le Verdon) | L V 1 - 1 9 0
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$ 139.95

Points of Interest

  • Bordeaux
  • Route des Chateaux
  • Medoc Vineyards
Moderate activity

Description

Be sure to read the Special Notes further down this page for important requirements and restriction.

What you will visit:
Bordeaux:
Beautiful Bordeaux, synonymous with the wine industry, is a charming port city on the Garonne River. With its lush public gardens, magnificent churches, sparkling waters, and graceful bridges, the city is a delight to visit and dazzles with 18th-century neoclassical architecture that has earned it a spot as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The 33-acre Place des Quinconces anchors the city, and can't-miss landmarks include the Gothic Cathedrale Saint-Andre, the elegant 18th-century buildings of Place de la Bourse, which lines the quays, and the Museum of Beaux-Arts that occupies part of the Hôtel de Ville (Town Hall) and exhibits masterpieces from European art history. Bordeaux's city center showcases the Flêche St-Michel tower, one of the tallest medieval stone towers in France, and the pedestrian-only Golden Triangle shopping district brims with sophisticated boutiques and sidewalk cafes and bistros. Bordeaux boasts a lively university-student population, a high-tech transportation system, world-class modern architecture and a thriving waterfront.

La Cité du Vin (Bordeaux Wine Museum)
Located in the southwest of France, not far from the Bay of Biscay, Bordeaux offers more vineyards-more than 100,000-than you could possibly try. The history of viticulture and the cultivation and production of fine wines is celebrated at La Cité du Vin, a unique museum and cultural theme park encased in an architecturally dramatic facility offering a fully immersive experience centered on the production of wine through the ages. One of the wine world's most ambitious projects, this 10-level international wine museum offers self-guided tours in 20 themed galleries, allowing you to explore with the use of technology at your own pace. The tour concludes at the top level, 35 meters high, at the Belvedere of La Cité Vin, where panoramic views can be enjoyed accompanied by a fine wine from local and international vineyards.

What you will see along the way:
Travel the Route des Châteaux, which winds its way past famous vineyards and wineries and through Bordeaux's Medoc region often referred to as the most beautiful stretch of wine country in the world.

Shopping:
Most of Bordeaux's luxury shops are situated in a district called the 'Golden Triangle,' where you can find top designer brands such as Louis Vuitton, Cartier, Dior and Hermes. Rue St. Catherine and Rue Porte-Dijeaux have a younger and trendier vibe, with names such as Levi's, Lacoste, H&M and Zara.
At La Cité de Vin, the bistro and wine shop located on the ground floor offer over 800 wines from 70 countries.

Special Notes:

The drive from Le Verdon to Bordeaux is approximately two hours each way.

The shops in Bordeaux are open from 10:00am to 7:00pm all week except Sunday and public holidays ; however, some are open on Sundays and public holidays (such as : Galeries Lafayette, FNAC, Passage Ste Catherine…)
Participants in wine tasting must be over 18 years of age.

Details

Tour timeline may vary to avoid overcrowding, etc.

Departure from Le Verdon pier and drive towards Bordeaux

Transport type:
Air Conditioned Motorcoach
Transport Capacity:
45
Travel time:
02:00

Free time for shopping and lunch

Time at site:
02:30
Free time at site:
150
Restroom available:
Yes
Shopping available:
Yes
Photo/video opportunity:
Yes

Board your motorcoach and transfer to the Wine Museum

Transport type:
Air Conditioned Motorcoach
Transport Capacity:
45
Travel time:
00:30

Visit Cite du Vin Wine Museum. Visit of permanent exhibitions with audio-guide.

Time at site:
02:00
Inside visit:
Yes
Air conditioned:
Yes
Steps:
30
Restroom available:
Yes
Shopping available:
Yes
Photo/video opportunity:
Yes

Reboard your motorcoach and return to the ship

Transport type:
Air Conditioned Motorcoach
Transport Capacity:
45
Travel time:
02:00