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Our most recommended Aquitaine Cruises & Boat Tours

Bordeaux: River Garonne Cruise with Glass of Wine

1. Bordeaux: River Garonne Cruise with Glass of Wine

Discover Bordeaux from the River Garonne onboard the yacht, Le Luna. Enjoy a different perspective on the historic city with expert commentary. From the river, see some of the most famous sights of the city including the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Gothic Cathedral. Admire 18th and 19th-century mansions and art museums. Enjoy a glass of local wine and a small traditional cake from the region, known as a canelé.

Bordeaux: Guided Cruise on the Garonne River

2. Bordeaux: Guided Cruise on the Garonne River

Explore Bordeaux from a new perspective with a river cruise on the Garonne with live commentary. Sail into the heart of the French wine region and admire the UNESCO World Heritage Listed Port de la Lune. Learn about the architecture of the Middle Ages and Renaissance as you relax on board. Make your way to the pontoon close to Pont de Pierre and meet your friendly guide and group for the day. Settle down on your boat and start your cruise along the Garonne river. Listen to live commentary from your guide as you admire the beautiful buildings that line the riverbanks. Pass by the Place de la Bourse historical square, the district of Saint-Pierre, and the iconic Cite du Vin.

Bordeaux: Brunch & Cruise Aboard the Yacht "Le Luna"

3. Bordeaux: Brunch & Cruise Aboard the Yacht "Le Luna"

Brighten up your Sunday with a yacht cruise aboard Le Luna accompanied by a 100% homemade sweet and savory meal for brunch. Take advantage of this exclusive experience on the only yacht cruise with brunch offered on the Garonne River. Come aboard and prepare to enjoy a continental buffet with homemade and seasonal foods. Sit back, relax, and enjoy scenic views of Bordeaux from the Garonne River. 

From Bilbao: Biarritz, Saint Jean de Luz, San Sebastian Tour

4. From Bilbao: Biarritz, Saint Jean de Luz, San Sebastian Tour

Explore Biarritz and the delightful coastal village of Saint Jean de Luz on this full-day guided tour from Bilbao. Feel a salty breeze as you drive with your windows down, marveling at the expanse of the blue ocean en route. Tuck into a tasty local treat before heading into Spain to visit San Sebastian's charming streets. After a pickup from your hotel in Bilbao, begin with a guided visit to Biarritz in the French Basque Country, a summer resort for the European Royalty. Discover the best views of the city and its most famous corners. Head to Saint Jean de Luz, a quaint coastal village where you'll taste a typical local sweet. Finally, stop in San Sebastian for a walking tour into the old town followed by a visit to Mount Igueldo with its spectacular panoramic views over the city.

Beynac & Domme villages - Dordogne boat ride

5. Beynac & Domme villages - Dordogne boat ride

Drive to the beautiful village of Domme. With its trapezoid city plan, Domme is a bastide (a fortified medieval town) adapted to the surrounding terrain, and thus falling short of the rectangular city plan characteristic to bastides. The village is classified as one of the "Plus Beaux Villages de France" ("The Most Beautiful Villages of France"). In 1307, Knight Templars were imprisoned in Domme while during the Hundred Years' War, the bastide was coveted by the English who first took the town in 1347 and repeatedly changed rulers throughout the war until 1437 when it finally fell under French rule again. Then drive to La Roque Gageac and enjoy a peaceful cruise on the the Dordogne River on board an authentic Gabarre to admire mighty castles that line the river. Finally, reach Beynac to admire the village and the Castle. This Middle Ages construction, with its austere appearance, is perched on top of a limestone cliff, dominating the town and the north bank of the Dordogne River. The castle was built from the 12th century by the barons of Beynac (one of the four baronies of Périgord) to close the valley. The sheer cliff face being sufficient to discourage any assault from that side, the defences were built up on the plateau: double crenellated walls, double moats, one of which was a deepened natural ravine, double barbican.

Bordeaux: 1.5-Hour Mystery Walking Tour in French

6. Bordeaux: 1.5-Hour Mystery Walking Tour in French

Get an insider’s view of Bordeaux’s mysterious and mythical past on a 1.5-hour group walking tour of the city with a French-speaking guide. Begin your urban walking adventure by meeting your guide at the Basilica of Saint Severinus. Take in views of winding cobblestone streets, large squares, and narrow lanes as you walk from the north to the south of the city, listening to fascinating tales and legends that have haunted residents for centuries along your way. Learn about Charlemagne's ties to the city, why inhabitants were imprisoned, and discover the incredible bestiary that terrified the once-medieval city's citizens.

Bordeaux: Sightseeing by Side Car

7. Bordeaux: Sightseeing by Side Car

Experience the best of scenic Bordeaux, a city located in the midst of one of the world's most famous wine regions. Enjoy an open-air tour in a fashionable side car with a knowledgeable guide and motorbike driver. See some of the city's most important historic and cultural sites including the Place des Quinconces, Place de la Bourse, Saint Michel Basilica, Grosse Cloche bell tower, Pey Berland Cathedral Tower, and Grand Opera. Your guide will provide live commentary as you go, giving you insight into the city's history, architecture, and daily life.  Starting from a convenient meeting point just in front of the Bordeaux tourist office, your itinerary may vary according to your wishes and the traffic. The price is for 1 or 2 passengers/side car. If your group is larger than two, you are welcome to book several side cars at same time.

Sarlat: Half-Day Skip-the-Line Lascaux IV Tour

8. Sarlat: Half-Day Skip-the-Line Lascaux IV Tour

Discover the brand new Lascaux IV International Center of Parietal Art. The museum itself is a triumph of modern technology: unlike any other cave visits, Lascaux 4 employs different set designs, displays, state-of-the-art interactive workshops and immersive technology to bring it to life. For the very first time, all of Lascaux Cave will be revealed. This new center features an interactive gallery experience that blends art, history, and culture with intelligence and sensitivity. At the heart of the experience, you will discover a life-size, state-of-the-art facsimile cave that reveals the wonders of Lascaux as they were first seen. In 2018, the museum was listed in Time Magazine’s "100 Greatest Places to Visit", saying “The Snohetta-designed complex features some 600 prehistoric paintings and 1,000 engravings, all painstakingly re-created by a team of two dozen artists working from physical castings and advanced 3D digital scans or the original artwork”. Following your visit and some time for personal discovery, the tour will also take you along the Vezere Valley, where you will stop in Les Eyzies and Saint Léon village.

Bordeaux: City Highlights & Self-Guided Scavenger Hunt Tour

9. Bordeaux: City Highlights & Self-Guided Scavenger Hunt Tour

Get to know Bordeaux at your own pace on this interactive tour. Decode riddles, discover the most important attractions of the city, and unlock interesting facts about Bordeaux. Visit Bordeaux Cathedral, walk through the Porte Dijeaux, and discover Bordeaux's beautiful squares and narrow streets.  After downloading the scavenger hunt tour on your mobile device, use the mobile app and integrated maps to reach 10 of Bordeaux's most important attractions on foot. At each stop, learn about the attraction and solve a location-based riddle that can only be solved if you reach the specific location. Use logic, imagination, observation, and team work to unlock the correct code and reveal the next destination of the tour. As you walk through the city, enjoy the flexibility to pause your game at any time to take a break, snap photos, stop for lunch, or visit a museum. Choose to continue the tour later or save the rest for another day. Your route includes the Bordeaux Cathedra, Porte Dijeaux, Notre Dame, and the Opera National de Bordeaux. Continue on to Place des Quinconces, Place de la Bourse and Place Camille Julian. Stop at Portes Cailhau and Bourgogne, and end with a stop at the mysterious Grosse Cloche.

Bordeaux: Private Tour in a Citroën 2CV

10. Bordeaux: Private Tour in a Citroën 2CV

For the 45-minutes tour option your chauffeur will drive you past the Place des Quinconces, the Allées de Tourny, the Grand Théâtre, the Quays, the Place de la Bourse, the Big Bell, the St Andrew’s Cathedral, the place Gambetta, and the covered market of Grands Hommes. This is the perfect highlights tour if you are pressed for time. In addition to the sights included on the 45-minute tour, the 1.5-hour tour will take you past the Quartier des Chartrons, on the other side of the river called the Garonne to enjoy a superb view of Bordeaux, the Quartier Sainte-Croix, the St Michael’s Basilica, the small streets of medieval Bordeaux, the St Seurin Basilica, the Palais Gallien, a former Gallo-Roman amphitheater, and the Jardin Public. You will have seen all of Bordeaux’s most iconic monuments and sights! The 3-hour tour Bordeaux tour leaves no stone unturned! You will have the time to discover other places in Bordeaux, such as the marché des Capucins, the Place de la Victoire, the Quartier Saint-Bruno, and more. This tour also includes a visit and tasting at a prestigious chateau at the gates of Bordeaux.

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What people are saying about Aquitaine

Overall rating

4.3 / 5

based on 389 reviews

Driver Benoit was excellent. He was very knowledgeable and informative. Lascaux IV was well presented. The replica cave and guide were very good. The workshop exhibits gave a greater understanding of how the art was created.

Arthur was very knowledgeable about Bordeaux being a true local of the area. The side car was comfortable and very fun! Thanks for the tour!

Our guide was fabulous. We had less than 24 hours In Bordeaux and we learned so much!! I highly recommend this tour!!

A lovely way to see Bordeaux- highly recommend this trip. Informative and interesting.

Superb cruise on the Garonne, we learned a lot. The awesome guide!! To redo