The classiest kind of wine cruise in Bordeaux
Cruising along the Garonne, follow the facades of 18th-century Bordeaux while you lunch, or perhaps enjoy an afternoon ride. You navigate the islands of the Gironde estuary and les berges du Médoc, where you find les grands crus like Beychevelle and Pichon Longueville. Or bring a bottle home from a vineyard uniquely located on Ile Margaux. Stop at Ile de Patiras for lunch, a tiny verdant island facing Pauillac where the Refuge restaurant serves a tasty local meal. Afterward you visit a proper Médoc vineyard for tastings, and returnby bus—the best vantage point along the Route des Châteaux.