A Bordeaux river cruise conjures dreams of legendary wine chateaux, among them Lafite Rothschild, d'Yquem, and Margaux. On this itinerary, you'll enjoy wine tastings, special pairings, and perhaps even a bike ride through vineyards or a truffle hunt. Cruises all start and end in the city of Bordeaux, looping into the Garonne and Dordogne rivers and Western Europe’s largest estuary, the Gironde. Trips last four to 11 days; longer voyages add cities such as Cognac and the coastal oyster center of Arcachon. The season runs from March through December, but harvest — which varies from late August to early October — is a special time to visit.