Find your cruise

Libourne River Cruises

About Libourne

Libourne lies just 18 miles east of Bordeaux on the River Dordogne in the southwest of France. It sits three miles from the vineyards of Pomerol and five miles from Saint-Emilion, and is known as the wine-making capital of the northern Gironde region. At the meeting point of the Isle and Dordogne rivers, Libourne is a town of good food and outstanding wine. It began as a fortified town in the 1200s, one of several hundred new settlements built in southwest France at the time in an attempt to colonise the territory. Libourne sits at the very heart of France’s greatest wine-producing region near Bordeaux; historically its location made it an important commercial port during the medieval period, allowing for the export of the region’s renowned, lucrative vintages.

Exploring Libourne

Visitors to Libourne may have the chance to step ashore and take a trip to neighbouring Saint-Emilion, a UNESCO World Heritage Site famous for its medieval architecture and Pomerol wines. Some itineraries could also give you the chance to take an excursion to Bergerac, where you can find the finest truffles and red wines that the Bordeaux region has to offer and enjoy a true taste of southern France.

Suitably wined and dined, why not return to Libourne itself to continue seeing the sights? Every weekend the town plays host to one of the largest fresh food markets in the region which sets up in the town square, the Place Abel Surchamp. Amongst the stalls you’ll find outstanding local produce and freshly-cooked meat, as well as clothing and bags for sale; you might also see bundles of trimmings from the vineyards, which are locally used as firewood for barbeques.

One of the most popular attractions to be found in Libourne is the ornate town hall, dating from the 16th century, which houses a small museum and library, making it a rewarding attraction to explore both inside and out. Other attractions include the surviving medieval Gate of the Great Port and the beautiful Gothic church with its 232-foot spire. If you're in port at just the right time, the town’s three-day arts festival, Fest’arts. It features musicians, actors and artists who bring equal doses of comedy and satire to the streets of Libourne and typically takes place in early August.

Libourne tips

Libourne's surely a place to taste the finer things, including some of the most celebrated wines of the Bordeaux region and a wealth of local produce sourced in the town square's authentic market, which is also the idela place to pick up a souvenir or two.

Libourne Itineraries

Pauillac

Flavours of Bordeaux

4 sailing dates April 2021 to August 2021
10 Nights From Bordeaux, France to Bordeaux

Includes HUGE savings of up to £500 per couple plus FREE private door-to-door chauffeur transfers! Book and pay in full today to save an extra £250!

Scenic River Cruises logo FROM £3669pp
Rouen

A Portrait of Majestic France - Bordeaux to Paris

26 sailing dates March 2021 to October 2021
14 Nights From Bordeaux, France to Paris
Uniworld River Cruises logo FROM £4949pp
Bordeaux

Bordeaux to Royan

11 sailing dates April 2020 to October 2020
7 Nights From Bordeaux, France to Bordeaux
CroisiEurope logo CALL
Libourne

Roundtrip Bordeaux

12 sailing dates April 2020 to October 2020
6 Nights From Bordeaux, France to Bordeaux
CroisiEurope logo CALL
Bordeaux

The Great Wines of Southern France

14 sailing dates April 2020 to October 2020
5 Nights From Bordeaux, France to Bordeaux
CroisiEurope logo FROM £1029pp
Libourne

Bordeaux, Dordogne and the Atlantic Coast

16 sailing dates April 2020 to October 2020
6 Nights From Bordeaux, France to Bordeaux
Shearings logo CALL
Avignon

Ultimate France - Avignon to Bordeaux

14 sailing dates March 2020 to October 2020
21 Nights From Avignon, France to Bordeaux
Uniworld River Cruises logo FROM £8099pp
Pinhao

Bordeaux to Porto

1 sailing date June 2020
20 Nights From Bordeaux, France to Portugal , Porto
Scenic River Cruises logo CALL
Saint Emilion

Bordeaux to Madrid

4 sailing dates May 2020 to September 2020
11 Nights From Bordeaux, France to Spain , Madrid
Scenic River Cruises logo CALL
Blaye

Beautiful Bordeaux with Madrid -Bordeaux to Madrid

13 sailing dates April 2020 to October 2020
13 Nights From Bordeaux, France to Spain , Madrid

Includes HUGE savings of up to 40% plus FREE private door-to-door chauffeur transfers | LIMITED TIME ONLY!

Scenic River Cruises logo FROM £3859pp
Libourne

Brilliant Bordeaux - Bordeaux to Bordeaux

63 sailing dates March 2020 to October 2021
7 Nights From Bordeaux, France to Bordeaux

The best offer yet! Save up to 30% on ultra-luxury, all-inclusive river cruising | Extra savings for Heritage Club members!

Uniworld River Cruises logo FROM £1959pp
Salamanca

Beautiful Bordeaux & Unforgettable Douro

8 sailing dates May 2020 to August 2020
20 Nights From Porto, Portugal to France , Bordeaux
Scenic River Cruises logo CALL
Blaye

Taste of Bordeaux

64 sailing dates March 2020 to November 2021
7 Nights From Bordeaux, France to Bordeaux

FREE flights and overseas transfers plus HUGE savings of up to £1,300 per couple!

AmaWaterways logo FROM £2259pp
Rouen

A Portrait of Majestic France - Paris to Bordeaux

31 sailing dates March 2020 to October 2020
14 Nights From Paris, France to Bordeaux

The best offer yet! Save up to 30% on ultra-luxury, all-inclusive river cruising | Extra savings for Heritage Club members!

Uniworld River Cruises logo FROM £5299pp
Saint Emilion

Bordeaux Affair - Bordeaux to Bordeaux

8 sailing dates April 2020 to September 2021
7 Nights From Bordeaux, France to Bordeaux

Includes HUGE savings of up to 40% plus FREE private door-to-door chauffeur transfers | LIMITED TIME ONLY!

Scenic River Cruises logo FROM £2589pp
Blaye

Grand Bordeaux - Roundtrip Bordeaux

1 sailing date September 2020
7 Nights From Bordeaux, France to Bordeaux
APT Cruising logo FROM £4159pp
Libourne

Beautiful Bordeaux - Bordeaux to Bordeaux

22 sailing dates May 2020 to October 2021
10 Nights From Bordeaux, France to Bordeaux

Includes HUGE savings of up to £500 per couple plus FREE private door-to-door chauffeur transfers! Book and pay in full today to save an extra £250!

Scenic River Cruises logo FROM £2539pp

General Enquiry

Title
First Name
Last Name
Phone Number
Email Address
Adult
Children
Infant
Cruise Destination
Departure Month
Duration
Cruise Line
Cabin Type
Call back time
Special
requirements
Airport
preference

By providing your email address and clicking the Submit button, you consent to us sending you cruise holiday deals by email. For further details, please see our Privacy Policy here .