Posted March 21st, 2010, 11:06 AM
Thanks for all you input. My concern is if you book your own tour what happens if they change the docking location especially since Le Verdon is pretty far from Bordeaux. Did Oceania actually provide a bus to the town of Bordeaux if you were not taking their excursions? Once again thanks for the input.
The private tour that we used told us, when we were scheduled at one point to leave from Le Verdon, that they will take us to pier in Le Verdon after our tour. I would think that they'll pick you up wherever the ship docks.
The nice thing with the overnight stay is you can do city of Bordeaux, and whatever else on day 1, and save the left bank wineries ( Pauillac )for day 2 so you're actually close to the ship when your tour ends. Alternatively, you can see whatever pleases you on day2 and just build in a safer margin of time to return to ship.