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Dordogne River Cruises


The Dordogne – a region recognized for its culinary delights, including foie gras, truffles, and wines; medieval castles and prehistoric sites such as the Lascaux caves; and stunning landscapes, and natural beauty.  A Dordogne River cruise is a traveller’s paradise.


Bearing the same name, the Dordogne River winds it’s way through the Limousin and Dordogne regions before flowing into the Gironde.  300 miles long and generally flowing West in southwestern France, the beauty of the river and the preservation of it is such that The Dordogne and its watershed were designated Biosphere Reserve by UNESCO in July of 2012.


Those lucky enough to sail the waters of The Dordogne, do so in the comfort of AmaWaterways – where guests enjoy an extensive and varied line-up of included tours, such as, both standard and bike tours, hikes and special interest tours.  No matter your preference, your days will be full of discovery and wonder onboard a Dordogne River Cruise with AmaWaterways.


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The wine capital of the World, Bordeaux is famous for producing some of the World's finest wines.  Each with its own distinct terroir and grape varieties, the region is divided into several sub-regions. Bordeaux wines range from rich reds, such as Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot blends, to elegant whites, like Sauvignon Blanc and Semillon blends.  


Visitors to Bordeaux can partake in a visit to Cité du Vin wine museum; enjoy a wine tour of the surrounding vineyards, tasting some of Bordeaux's most celebrated wines along the way; gently cycle along the city’s amazing network of bicycle paths; or alternatively, learn of Bordeaux’s rich culture and architecture as part of a city tour - all included excursion options when sailing with AmaWaterways.


TIP:  Wine aficionados should opt to sail during the summer months in anticipation for the Bordeaux Wine Festival which usually takes place during the month of June.



Libourne is a picturesque town known for its charming medieval architecture, as well as serving  as a gateway to Bordeaux’s most elite wine regions - Saint-Émilion and Pomerol.  Whilst an image of pedalling through the vineyard-rich countryside of Saint Émilion or wine tasting at Château de Ferrand or Château de Pressac will always be a great draw for tourists, visitors to this commune may also choose to explore the catacombs and caves of Eglise Monolithe de Saint-Emilion – a monolithic church carved out of one piece of limestone rock.  Either choice, Libourne offers a perfect blend of history, culture, and gastronomy, making it a charming destination for travellers.

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