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Bordeaux: Guided Cruise on the Garonne River

1. Bordeaux: Guided Cruise on the Garonne River

Explore Bordeaux from a new perspective with a river cruise on the Garonne with live commentary. Sail into the heart of the French wine region and admire the UNESCO World Heritage Listed Port de la Lune. Learn about the architecture of the Middle Ages and Renaissance as you relax on board. Make your way to the pontoon close to Pont de Pierre and meet your friendly guide and group for the day. Settle down on your boat and start your cruise along the Garonne river. Listen to live commentary from your guide as you admire the beautiful buildings that line the riverbanks. Pass by the Place de la Bourse historical square, the district of Saint-Pierre, and the iconic Cite du Vin.

From Bordeaux: St. Emilion Village Half-Day Wine Tour

2. From Bordeaux: St. Emilion Village Half-Day Wine Tour

Take a half-day tour to the charming village of St. Emilion, and sample a selection of wines. The history of the village goes back to medieval times, and the whole jurisdiction is classified as a UNESCO World Heritage Site for its natural landscape. Upon arrival in the village, embark on a guided walking tour. Explore the charming lanes, Romanesque churches, and ruins that stretch along the steep and narrow laneways. It was the Romans that introduced wine making to the village as far back as the 2nd century. Reminders of the Roman techniques of wine planting can be seen in some of the estates, such as Chateau Bellevue, owned by the world-famous Angelus winery. The village was named after the monk Émilian, a traveling confessor, who settled in a hermitage carved into the rock in the 8th-Century. Follow your guide for a walking tour of the village to discover all the main attractions.  Then, enjoy a visit and wine tasting session in a Classified Growth Chateau of the Saint Emilion wine region. During the visit, you will learn all there is to know about the estate as well as the techniques used to produce this world-famous wine. From here return to Bordeaux.

Saint-Emilion: Guided Winery Visits and Picnic

3. Saint-Emilion: Guided Winery Visits and Picnic

During this tour, you'll see 2 different winery styles. First, discover a traditional winery with an authentic cellar and typical architecture of Saint-Emilion, producing a traditional style of wine for the region. The second winery is a forward-looking one with a modern cellar and cutting-edge technology. Discover how the winemakers use modern technology and viticulture techniques to perfect the winemaking process and produce a different, innovative style of wine. Learn all about the vines, the varietals, the ageing, and everything about it. The visit will be followed by the tasting of 3 Saint Emilion Grand Cru wines, from the different estates with an introduction to wine tasting techniques. The visit and tasting will be followed by a picnic, paired with a glass of wine of your choice.

From Bordeaux: Half-Day Saint-Émilion Tour and Wine Tasting

4. From Bordeaux: Half-Day Saint-Émilion Tour and Wine Tasting

Visit Saint-Émilion on a half-day tour from Bordeaux, and explore the vineyards and wines of the region. Meet your guide at Olala Bordeaux wine shop (located at 2 rue Mably in Bordeaux center), and relax on the drive to Saint-Émilion. Enjoy a wine tasting session at a Saint-Emilion Grand Cru Château, where the passionate staff will explain their story and introduce you to the art of wine production and tasting. After this, your guide will lead you on a walking tour through the center of Saint-Émilion. Explore this well-preserved medieval city, with its steep winding alleys and maze of hidden passages. Afterward, drive back to Bordeaux.

Bordeaux: Guided Walking Tour

5. Bordeaux: Guided Walking Tour

Discover the historic sights of Bordeaux on a 2-hour walking tour of the historic center, and discover why it was designated a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Meet your guide by the Bordeaux Tourist Office on Cours du 30 Juillet. Then, discover an outstanding ensemble of urban landmarks and architectural wonders. Stroll past the theaters, town halls, and private mansions, interspersed with squares, parks, and fountains to get an intriguing perspective on a city that is undergoing a spectacular metamorphosis. See some of the new economic and artistic projects. From the wide avenues of neo-classical neighborhoods surrounding Place des Quinconces, to the Grand Theater, and the narrow lanes of the Saint-Pierre neighborhood, the tour invites you to discover the diversity of Bordeaux’s heritage. Learn about Bordeaux’s history and the Enlightenment philosophers who influenced the city’s urban landscape.

Bordeaux Cheese and Wine Tasting

6. Bordeaux Cheese and Wine Tasting

Tantalize your taste buds in an historic cheese cellar and taste different cheeses and the wines that make the Bordeaux region so famous throughout the world. Soak up the fun and informative atmosphere as you savor 9 AOC cheeses from all over France, complemented by 3 regional wines from Bordeaux. Discover how to pair wine and cheese and experience a wide range of flavors and aromas on this exciting tour.

Bordeaux: Guided Jet Ski Tour

7. Bordeaux: Guided Jet Ski Tour

See the sights of Bordeaux from a different perspective on a guided jet ski ride along the Garonne River. Discover some of the historic waterway's hidden treasures, and get a rush of adrenaline along the way. Benefit from the services of an instructor who will ensure your safety and describe what you will see. Get tips on how to operate the jet ski for the best experience. Depart from the center of Bordeaux and drive to Place de la Bourse to see the Miroir d'eau, the world's largest reflecting pool. Be impressed by the city's wealth of bridges, castles and monuments on the way. 

Bordeaux: City Highlights and Self-Guided Scavenger Hunt

8. Bordeaux: City Highlights and Self-Guided Scavenger Hunt

Get to know Bordeaux at your own pace on this interactive tour. Decode riddles, discover the most important attractions of the city, and unlock interesting facts about Bordeaux. Visit Bordeaux Cathedral, walk through the Porte Dijeaux, and discover Bordeaux's beautiful squares and narrow streets.  After downloading the scavenger hunt tour on your mobile device, use the mobile app and integrated maps to reach 10 of Bordeaux's most important attractions on foot. At each stop, learn about the attraction and solve a location-based riddle that can only be solved if you reach the specific location. Use logic, imagination, observation, and team work to unlock the correct code and reveal the next destination of the tour. As you walk through the city, enjoy the flexibility to pause your game at any time to take a break, snap photos, stop for lunch, or visit a museum. Choose to continue the tour later or save the rest for another day. Your route includes the Bordeaux Cathedra, Porte Dijeaux, Notre Dame, and the Opera National de Bordeaux. Continue on to Place des Quinconces, Place de la Bourse and Place Camille Julian. Stop at Portes Cailhau and Bourgogne, and end with a stop at the mysterious Grosse Cloche.

Bordeaux: Sightseeing by Side Car

9. Bordeaux: Sightseeing by Side Car

Experience the best of scenic Bordeaux, a city located in the midst of one of the world's most famous wine regions. Enjoy an open-air tour in a fashionable side car with a knowledgeable guide and motorbike driver. See some of the city's most important historic and cultural sites including the Place des Quinconces, Place de la Bourse, Saint Michel Basilica, Grosse Cloche bell tower, Pey Berland Cathedral Tower, and Grand Opera. Your guide will provide live commentary as you go, giving you insight into the city's history, architecture, and daily life.  Starting from a convenient meeting point just in front of the Bordeaux tourist office, your itinerary may vary according to your wishes and the traffic. The price is for 1 or 2 passengers/side car. If your group is larger than two, you are welcome to book several side cars at same time.

Bordeaux food tour

10. Bordeaux food tour

Meet your friendly guide at Place de la Bourse then set out on a food-lovers walking tour through the charming streets of Bordeaux. The tour takes you to a number of historic eateries, modern cafes, and trendy restaurants where you can sample the true gastronomic wonders of this city. Get into the groove with a little wine tasting. White, red, or rosé, you will taste a glass of a high-quality organic vino, and discover how it is made. Try one of the best traditional French dishes, the homemade multiple courses, grilled meat with parsley potatoes Limousin beef tartar, chips Chef's fish, or a vegetarian skillet of seasonal vegetables. End with refined chocolate bonbons from a local female chocolatier who has won several awards, and the keepsake, a little caramelized hazelnut treat from a small local family business. Come and discover this famous ice cream parlor with a selection of 80 flavors, 60 of which are organic, made in an artisanal way. An exclusive and natural experience.

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What people are saying about Bordeaux

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 814 reviews

My friend and I thoroughly enjoyed this trip. Hugo was a really excellent friendly and knowledgeable guide! Was great to learn more about the wine making progress at Chateau Cadet and also getting the opportunity to try some lovely wines. We also enjoyed our walking tour of St Emilion. Such a pretty place! Some people might prefer the full day tour but the half day suited us perfectly as we were only in Bordeaux for a short city break.

A great way to discover old Bordeaux in a fun way. We did it with our 2 13 year olds with no worries. Every corner was a feast for the eyes, the streets are clean, picturesque and full of history. To do without moderation, I would advise having lunch there at noon to take your time the rest of the afternoon. Good discovery to all

It was a great group, and the tour guide was a lot of fun. Really lovely seeing the town and winery. We had an amazing time! Would do it again :)

Bruno was an excellent guide. He took pride in sharing his love of his city with the group

Loved this small group tour . St Emilion is a must must visit