|Arrive: 05/28/16 1:00 PM||Depart: 05/28/16 ---|
Guided Sightseeing Option: Please see below for details on this option.
Enjoy a private chauffeur driven luxury sedan for “Guided Sightseeing” touring.
Enjoy a private ‘Guided Sightseeing’ tour with a local guide who is also your driver, visiting Bordeaux town and local wineries.
You may like to start with a walking tour of historic Bordeaux to visit some of its famous monuments and buildings. Your guide will show you the 18th Century Place de la Bourse and riverfront. Spend some time visiting the 13th Century Cathedral of Saint André, now a World Heritage-listed monument. You also have a chance to admire the neo-classical facades of the Bordeaux Law Courts, St. André Hospital and the Palais Rohan, now the City Hall.
Walking through the Public Garden the tour takes you to the Botanical Garden and the Orangerie before moving on to explore Old Bordeaux town. Here you can see the 15th Century Cailhau Gate and the 14th Century 'Grosse Cloche', the St Pierre Church and the Place du Parliament. Your walking tour ends at the magnificent Grand Theatre, built in 1773 by Victor Louis and generally considered to be one of the most beautiful in Europe.
Return to the ship.
*Gratuities have been prepaid. Additional gratuities are at guest’s discretion.
"At Your Leisure" Option: Please see below for details on this option.
Enjoy a private chauffeur driven luxury sedan for “At Your Leisure” touring. You decide where you want to go and what you want to see.*
*Mileage restrictions may apply.
Surrounding Bordeaux are world-renowned vineyards and châteaux. Visitors from all over the globe come here to learn about the winemaking process - from growing grapes to harvesting, fermenting and bottling these top-quality wines. Here in the wine region the title of château can mean anything from a palatial residence to a basic winery. There are thousands of châteaux that rank from very modest family establishments to large famous properties where grapes are raised, fermented and then matured to produce the area’s famous wines. Visit Rue Ste. Cathérine - a half-mile-long pedestrian street leading through the Old Town’s major shopping area and marking the beginning of the elegant 18th-century city. - and Musée des Beaux Arts -- a museum with a large collection of 17th-century paintings by Flemish, Dutch and Italian masters as well as works by Delacroix.