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The Big Bell of Bordeaux

The Big Bell of Bordeaux: Our most recommended tours and activities

Bordeaux: City Highlights and Self-Guided Scavenger Hunt

1. 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: Old Town City Exploration Game

2. Bordeaux: Old Town City Exploration Game

Solve riddles with an app on your phone to discover the top sights in Bordeaux's historic center. Visit the city's landmarks and hidden gems at any time of day and at your own pace. Navigate the city by foot on this interactive tour without the need for a map, GPS, or a guide.  This city game starts at Monument aux Girondins. It will take you between 1 to 2 hours to complete and you can also explore at your own pace: pause the game and resume anytime from the location where you paused it. You will finish at Grosse Cloche. As you solve challenges, the story unfolds and exact directions on your phone will guide you to the next location. After your booking you will receive an email with instructions on how to download and play the game on your phone. You can play on your own, in a large group or in several smaller groups that compete against each other and meet at the final stop of the game.

Bordeaux: Nighttime Highlights Walking Tour

3. Bordeaux: Nighttime Highlights Walking Tour

Enjoy Bordeaux's highlights as they are lit at night and soak up the nighttime atmosphere in this marvelous city. Savor a sweet local Cannelé pastry along the way. Exploring amazing landmarks, understand more about the history behind them, and find old touristic squares all lit and shining. Take in the nightlife in a city that doesn't sleep.

Bordeaux: Food Tour in the Historic District

4. Bordeaux: Food Tour in the Historic District

Embark on a food tour through the charming streets of Bordeaux as you Savor French culinary specialties at modern gastronomic places. Discover where the best chocolate makers, pastry chefs, pork butchers, cheesemakers, and wine merchants of Bordeaux are gathered. Meet your guide in Église Saint-Pierre and explore the Covered Market of Bordeaux, the emblematic belly of the Girondine capital. Taste a selection of chocolates, pastries, cheeses, cold cuts, and local wine. End with a tasting in a restaurant of a signature dish of a promising young chef.

Bordeaux: Historic Center Walking Tour and Candy Tastings

5. Bordeaux: Historic Center Walking Tour and Candy Tastings

See all that historic Bordeaux has to offer as you stroll through its streets and take in the striking architecture. Join an insightful walking trip through the city center and taste some delicious traditional sweets while exploring the main local landmarks. Explore the historic districts of the city, along with its monuments and squares. Allow yourself to be guided through the areas of Saint Paul and Saint Pierre, the imposing 18th-century Grosse Cloche, the Saint André Cathedral, and the ornate Monument to the Girondins. Stop at four independent food shops as you walk and taste some typical sweet delicacies. Each one of these places will offer you the opportunity to try one of the region's specialties and learn about Bordeaux's unique traditional desserts.

Bordeaux: Nighttime Sidecar Tour with Wine Tasting

6. Bordeaux: Nighttime Sidecar Tour with Wine Tasting

Watch Bordeaux come alive at night as you travel around the city in the comfort of the passenger basket of a vintage sidecar. In the company of a private driver/guide, discover the most beautiful illuminated sights of the city, including the Opera, the Place de la Bourse, and the Saint-André Cathedral. Later, pass through the narrow side streets of the city and let yourself be seduced by the subtle charm and lively atmosphere of the area. Finish your tour by cracking open a bottle of wine to celebrate your time in Bordeaux. You may choose to be dropped off at a restaurant of your choice once the tour has finished.

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What people are saying about The Big Bell of Bordeaux

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 54 reviews

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

Highly recommend, we flew in to Bordeaux the afternoon of the tour, to be showed everything on the side car with all the history and information was great. Luigi was a great entertainer as well, my partner and I fell in love with Bordeaux after this tour! 10/10

The night tour with Said is a must stop for your first time in Bordeaux. The information is crucial to knowing where to go next. We enjoyed the walking and seeing Bordeaux at night and the guide was top notch.

Super, and Said even took some of us for a short tour since our flight got delayed and we missed the main tour. Thanks so much!! Would highly recommend.

The image error search was too difficult, otherwise very good and informative