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Cité du Vin: Our most recommended tours and activities

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 as you sip on your choice of wine, hot drink or soft drink, and enjoy a piece of canelé cake. 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. Learn about the rich history of the city from your expert guide as your cruise along on a vintage post-war yacht. Enjoy a glass of local wine and a small traditional cake from the region, known as a canelé.

La Cité du Vin Skip-the-Line Entrance Ticket & Wine Tasting

2. La Cité du Vin Skip-the-Line Entrance Ticket & Wine Tasting

Enjoy the standing itinerary of La Cité du Vin, covering 18 exhibits on the theme of wine. Skip the line to enter, and then spend around 3 hours making your way through the exhibits with the aid of a hand-held companion, a digital guide available in 8 languages. At the end of the tour, head to the 8th floor and its belvedere, where you'll have a 360-degree, panoramic view of Bordeaux and the surrounding area. You’ll also have the opportunity to enjoy a glass of wine at a tasting session, choosing from a regularly renewed selection of 15 world wines. After your visit you can browse the on-site boutique, and visit the wine cellar with a vast international selection, the restaurants (with one on the 7th floor offering a panoramic view) and also the reading room.

Bordeaux: Guided River Cruise

3. Bordeaux: Guided River Cruise

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: City Pass for 48 or 72-Hours

4. Bordeaux: City Pass for 48 or 72-Hours

The Bordeaux Métropole City Pass is available for 48 or 72 hours, consecutively, for individual travelers, and offers free or reduced-price access to services and attractions. The validity of the card begins with the first use. A practical guidebook is provided with the card. Benefits and Privileges with 48 and 72-hour Passes • Enter the Cité du Vin before 12:00 (€5 extra after 12:00) • The Bassins of Lights entrance • 1 city tour of your choice: the touristic train, the open-top bus or the guided walking tour • Free entry to 15 museums and monuments  • Unlimited access to the public transportation network (tramway, bus, river shuttle) • Many other discounts

Bordeaux: Wine Tasting Cruise from Cité du Vin

5. Bordeaux: Wine Tasting Cruise from Cité du Vin

Discover the wines and scenic waterfront of Bordeaux on a 1.5-hour wine tasting cruise, and marvel at 18th-century façades, Stone Bridge and other romantic bridges, and busy ports from the River Garonne. Explore the Chartrons district from the Garonne River Climb aboard the pleasure boat at La Cité du Vin Museum landing stage (Quai de Bacalan) at 16:15, and then cruise by the historic buildings of the UNESCO-listed Port de la Lune. Pass under the bridges of the Pont Jacques-Chaban-Delmas and Pont d’Aquitaine (Bordeaux' Golden Gate). After you pass the village of Lormont, the boat will turn around and sail back to the city center from the port zone of Bassens. Along the way, taste 2 wines representative of the regional vineyards of Bordeaux, all under the expert tuition of a wine guide and lecturer. Learn the history of Bordeaux and its river and wine trade. Return to the quay at La Cité du Vin for an approximate 18:00 disembarkation.

Bordeaux: City Sightseeing Cruise

6. Bordeaux: City Sightseeing Cruise

Immerse yourself in a captivating journey, complete with fascinating commentary that reveals all the secrets of the historic city, on this sightseeing cruise in Bordeaux. Admire the majestic Pont de Pierre, Place de la Bourse and Quinconces from a unique vantage point: the river. Let yourself be captivated by the charm of this exceptional panorama, frozen in time. You're welcome to bring your own snacks, salads, sandwiches or picnics (no alcoholic beverages or glass containers). Enjoy your food on board the boat, and enjoy the cruise in a whole new way. Depending on the dates, local producers may be present on board (not always guaranteed). You'll be able to indulge your taste buds with carefully prepared dishes as you contemplate the breathtaking scenery that passes before your eyes. But that's not all. Once docked, take time to stroll, explore. and enjoy the vibrant atmosphere of the "Port de la Lune." Take an hour or more to soak up the history and beauty that surrounds you in this timeless city before the tour concludes.

Bordeaux: Wine History Tour with Tasting

7. Bordeaux: Wine History Tour with Tasting

Let's discover the most fascinating quartier of Bordeaux. This is called Chartrons it dates back to 300 years when the wine merchants arrived to Bordeaux. Listen the stories of this wine merchants while gazing on some of the most beautiful architecture. You will learn on this tour The different grape varieties, reading a label of french bottle, why bootkes are 75 cl, the important Classification of wine and many more thing s on this tour. In the end we will do a Blind tasting of 4 wines paired with 3 french cheese.

Accompagnez un pêcheur professionnel sur la Garonne

8. Accompagnez un pêcheur professionnel sur la Garonne

This experience is almost unique in France, I am the last professional fisherman in Bordeaux and invites you to accompany me on my boat "Les Tontons Flingours" with white shrimp fishing or yellow eel from the pontoon of the City of wine. We will start from the Ponton de la Cité du Vin (in the gardens of the Cité du Vin) and I think fishing in Bordeaux itself and in the immediate vicinity of the city. You will discover my job, my secrets, the river, its fauna, its flora and of course the famous squares (traditional fishing huts) I would fish in front of you, and explain to you how I make my traps, how I fish and to sell My catches. You can buy me my catches or taste them on the boat with a local aperitif (on order and with supplement) This walk in small group will be for you and your children the opportunity to discover the river and learn a lot about my secular job.

Bordeaux: Cité du Vin After-Hours Wine Tasting with Snacks

9. Bordeaux: Cité du Vin After-Hours Wine Tasting with Snacks

Soak up the dramatic views across Bordeaux as you take part in an exclusive wine-tasting workshop in english at the iconic Cité du Vin Museum. Delve into Bordeaux's wine-making tradition with a sommelier as you sip wine, savor local cheeses and cold cuts, and admire the views from the belvedere. Arrive at Cité du Vin after the museum closes to the public and meet your sommelier. Make your way up to the iconic belvedere area and be greeted by the spectacular 360° views across Bordeaux from a height of 35 meters.  Marvel at the magnificent chandelier made out of 3,500 wine bottles that stretches overhead as your group gathers around the ten-meter-long oak counter. Then, your sommelier will begin the wine-tasting workshop and introduce you to Bordeaux's wine-making history. Get an in-depth view of Bordeaux's wine production and culture while indulging in four locally produced wines paired with cheeses and cold cuts. Savor selected wines from the East Bank, West Bank, and Entre-Deux-Mers areas, as well as a sparkling Bordeaux crémant. With your sommelier, train your sense of sight, smell, and taste to pick up on the subtle notes unique to each wine and area. Learn how to describe the sensations and even how to identify ingredients and production techniques. Cité du Vin tells the story of wine with immersive galleries and wine-tasting workshops. GetYourGuide is partnering with Cité du Vin to bring you a once-in-a-lifetime wine-tasting experience in the heart of France's wine country, showcasing Bordeaux's world-famous appellations and proud wine-making tradition.

eDOG ride your escooter and discover Cité du Vin

10. eDOG ride your escooter and discover Cité du Vin

eDOG is a 100% local rental service offering through an application the possibility to rent electric motor scooter all around Bordeaux. It is a new way to visit and to transport yourself within the great city. One of Bordeaux’s most iconic sites, Cité du Vin is both a museum dedicated to the cultural heritage of wine and a lively space with a range of gastronomic activities, and can be enjoyed alone, with friends or with family. During a holiday or weekend visit to the Bordeaux region, a trip to Cité du Vin is a must! Want to find out more? Take a look at our guide!

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What people are saying about Cité du Vin

Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 2,731 reviews

This museum was recommended to me by several people, and I entirely agree that it's worth the time and money - all the better if you stroll down the river from downtown Bordeaux to get there. It's very interactive and tech-heavy in accessing the various exhibits, so if that's not for you, be warned. (This was the only negative review I heard from anyone who's been.) But if you're ready to use the provided virtual tour aspects and headset, there's a ton to take in and learn from.

Assimilating information about wine production to international trade in old times in the most modern manner. Wine tasting on the top floor is an amazing experience from where the whole of Bordeaux may be seen.

The cruise was nice and informative. It wasn’t too long and the glass of wine and small cake was a nice touch.

Excellent trip with really friendly crew. Very informative, and a nice glass of wine.

Good value, convenient, easy to use. A great way to get to know the town a bit.