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Garonne River Cruise Including Lunch from Bordeaux

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    What to Expect
    Head for the waterfront of the Garonne River near the city center of Bordeaux to climb aboard the awaiting river boat and begin your lunchtime cruise. Enjoy a 'welcome aboard' apéritif as you get settled into your seat.

    The Garonne River, one of the longest in France, cuts through Boardeaux and the famous wine country that surrounds it. This makes it a particularly scenic waterway, either in the countryside or in the UNESCO-listed city of Bordeaux.

    As you float along the river, gaze out at the beautiful buildings along Bordeaux's waterfront. Drift past the 18th-century square called Place de la Bourse, designed by an architect working for King Louis XV. See the arch at Porte de Bourgogne on Quai Richelieu, glide underneath the Pont de Pierre and check out the impressive spire atop the Basilica of St Michael.

    During the cruise, feast on a 3-course lunch prepared right on board the boat. The menu changes with the seasons, since the kitchen staff uses seasonal and local ingredients in the dishes, but a sample menu is listed in the Itinerary section below.

    After the boat goes underneath the Pont d'Aquitaine and reaches the Château Grattequina, it turns around and goes back the other way toward the starting point, where the cruise ends.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Bordeaux River Cruise Pontoon
    Departure Time
    12:00 PM
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    • Welcome aperitif
    • Lunch - 3-course lunch
    • Alcoholic and soft drinks (available to purchase on board)
    • Gratuities
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Wheelchair accessible
    • There is no recorded commentary on board
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Reviewed 6 days ago

    I'm not sure why there are negative reviews about this trip. We had a lovely time on this vessel that was extremely stable. The staff on board were excellent with a very professional standard of service. When "She who must be obeyed" decided that the...More

    Date of experience: September 2019
    Thank Paul D
    Reviewed April 12, 2019

    Was scheduled as three hours starting at 12 noon arriving at 11.45. There were twelve in the queue.Passengers kept arriving, boat departed at 12.30! We returned at 2.30! The confirmation said English speaking guide. No guide. Starter and dessert excellent, main course chewy lamb shoulder...More

    Date of experience: April 2019
    3  Thank CarolD56
    Bordeaux R, Responsable commercial at Bordeaux River Cruise, responded to this reviewResponded May 12, 2019

    Hello CarolD56, Thanks to share your experience with us. We are delighted to read you were appreciated the quality of food. We are so sorry to read your comment and your disappointment. In deed, the timing of the lunch is this one. Maybe there were...More

    Reviewed September 22, 2018

    Loved the relaxing pace of this river cruise, and unlike our Canadian colleagues, I truly enjoyed the food. Thought it was very nicely done. It was one of the highlights of our trip, and something we remember even now that we’re back so far away...More

    Date of experience: June 2018
    1  Thank William T
    Reviewed June 11, 2018

    Cruise was great and everyone had a great table. Service was friendly throughout and for the price you cant expect fine dining but he food was good and the wine really nice also and when you factor in the cost of a 3 hour cruise...More

    Date of experience: June 2018
    2  Thank swpratt
    Reviewed June 7, 2018 via mobile

    Save your money. Worst dinner cruise I have been on. Food was awful! No choice on what to have to eat. Not everyone eats squid or frois gras. My vegetarian friend had salad for lunch but all that was in it was a few vegetables,...More

    5  Thank Lisa G
    Bordeaux R, Responsable relations clients at Bordeaux River Cruise, responded to this reviewResponded June 25, 2018

    Hi Lisa, We are really surprised by your review, especially about the tour and the lack of taste about the food. However let us share with you, our surprise for the lack of interest that you see in the historical Bordeaux (Miroir d'eau, Place de...More

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