City Tour, Local Sightseeing, All
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Approximately 2½ Hours
Depart by coach from the ship for to tour of Bordeaux by coach and on foot. This marvelous city is a UNESCO World Heritage Site -- a distinction that recognizes the beauty and unity of Bordeaux's architectural heritage. It is the largest urban entity to be so honored. This symphony of style has developed harmoniously over the centuries and is remarkably well preserved. It covers almost seven square miles (half of the city) from the outer boulevards to the banks of the Garonne.
View the World War II German submarine base, the Chartrons riverfront where the wine industry began, the 18th-century Place de la Bourse, the Cailhau Gate (15th century) the 14th-century Big Bell, and Place des Quinconces -- one of Europe's largest squares with a column commemorating the French Revolution.
Stop at the 18th-century Palais Rohan, now the City Hall, and walk to the 13th-century Cathedral of St Andrew, where Eleanor of Aquitaine married Louis VII. Step inside for a look around.
Drive through Gambetta and Tourny Squares and stop near the Grand Theatre, built by Victor Louis in 1773. This is one of the most beautiful theatres in Europe and is a pure work of art from the 18th century.
Walk back to the ship after strolling through Old Town Bordeaux, past Bourse and Parliament Squares.
Tour does not operate on Sundays. Use of an audio headset (included) will enhance your tour experience.