When we think of gourmet food and fine wine, most will instantly think of France. And when we think of where to find the finest wine in France, we of course think Bordeaux. It was Napoleon III who first organized the region’s wine chateaus in 1855 and designated their land as unique in their ability to produce the world’s most exquisite wines. Viking River Cruises takes guest on an eight day epicurean adventure of fine wine and exquisite dining while visiting the ports and lands of this culinary capital of the world.
The Bordeaux region is filled with picturesque port towns and charming villages dispersed between rich farmlands, forests and vast vineyards. These lands are connected by the winding Garonne River in a place called the Aquitaine which was once Europe’s riches kingdom.