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Bordeaux: River Garonne Cruise with Glass of Wine

1. Bordeaux: River Garonne Cruise with Glass of Wine

Discover Bordeaux from the River Garonne onboard the yacht, Le Luna. Enjoy a different perspective on the historic city with expert commentary as you sip on your choice of wine, hot drink or soft drink, and enjoy a piece of canelé cake. From the river, see some of the most famous sights of the city including the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Gothic Cathedral. Admire 18th and 19th-century mansions and art museums. Learn about the rich history of the city from your expert guide as your cruise along on a vintage post-war yacht. Enjoy a glass of local wine and a small traditional cake from the region, known as a canelé.

Bordeaux: Guided Cruise on the Garonne River

2. 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.

Bordeaux: 1.5-Hour Mystery Walking Tour in French

3. Bordeaux: 1.5-Hour Mystery Walking Tour in French

Get an insider’s view of Bordeaux’s mysterious and mythical past on a 1.5-hour group walking tour of the city with a French-speaking guide. Begin your urban walking adventure by meeting your guide at the Basilica of Saint Severinus. Take in views of winding cobblestone streets, large squares, and narrow lanes as you walk from the north to the south of the city, listening to fascinating tales and legends that have haunted residents for centuries along your way. Learn about Charlemagne's ties to the city, why inhabitants were imprisoned, and discover the incredible bestiary that terrified the once-medieval city's citizens.

Bordeaux: Old Town City Exploration Game

4. 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: Outdoor Harry Potter Smartphone Escape Game

5. Bordeaux: Outdoor Harry Potter Smartphone Escape Game

Live the Harry Potter magical epic in Bordeaux! An enchantment has condemned track 9 ¾! It is no longer accessible from King's Cross station. The access to the Hogwarts Express would be now in the capital of the wine... It is up to you, Muggles, to thwart this curse and to find the access to the track! The starting point of this magical epic is the theatrical Place de la Comédie. But beware: the train will pass in 2 hours! Using your smartphone, you will search for the location of each house. The objective is to gather 4 code words per house within the time limit. They will allow you to find the location of the track. Each visit to a house will also allow you to collect key clues to be put together to find THE code word that will validate each passage. On the program: solving riddles, meeting wizards or even bonus cauldrons. The Hogwarts Express will leave in 120 minutes. Tick tock tock...

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What are the best day trips and excursions from Bordeaux?

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What people are saying about Bordeaux

The cruise was nice and informative. It wasn’t too long and the glass of wine and small cake was a nice touch.

Great trip, knowledgeable guide and good way to get an idea of the additional places to visit

Excellent trip with really friendly crew. Very informative, and a nice glass of wine.

All very well organised - no problem - guide very fluent and well versed.

very enriching cruise with very educational historical commentary