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Bordeaux Essentials: 3-Hour Bike Ride

1. Bordeaux Essentials: 3-Hour Bike Ride

Meet your guide in the city center of Bordeaux, just a few steps from Saint-Andre Cathedral. Get an overview of your day, and then embark on an easy going bike ride that will introduce you to all the elements that have made the city what it is today. Declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2007 for its "outstanding urban and architectural ensemble," Bordeaux also came first in the prestigious Best European Destination 2015 award, beating rivals such as Barcelona, Vienna and Rome!  Immerse yourself in the historic heart of the old city and pedal alongside the Garonne River before discovering old and new districts that have provided the city with its rich reputation. Get some local tips to make your bike ride one of your best memories of your stay in Bordeaux.

Bordeaux food tour

2. 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.

Welcome to Bordeaux: Private Walking Tour with a Local

3. Welcome to Bordeaux: Private Walking Tour with a Local

Transform the way you travel and make it as much about the people you meet as the places you see. Get a welcome to Bordeaux from a local eager to share all the tips to help you make the most of your stay. Meet at your hotel or accommodation and get familiar with the neighborhood. Learn insider tips, such as the best places to eat, buy groceries and the easiest ways to get around. Alternatively, arrange to meet at a central landmark or intersection to start your walking tour. Hear about the top things to do, customized to your interests. By the end, you will feel more comfortable navigating the city with all the information you need.

From Bordeaux: Médoc Vineyard and Chateau Tour by Sidecar

4. From Bordeaux: Médoc Vineyard and Chateau Tour by Sidecar

Treat yourself to a magical experience while in Bordeaux. From your hotel, head off just a few minutes from Bordeaux and very quickly you will be surrounded by nature. Your driver-guide will take you on narrow roads to discover the Médoc. The sidecars are able to drive everywhere, allowing you to head right into the heart of the vineyard. In addition to this great ride all around Margaux, take the opportunity to visit a magnificent chateau. While inside, indulge in a tasting of one or more Grand Cru Classé wines. Of course, the "Gentlemen-sider" will stop whenever you want to take photos, or to discuss the region and life in Bordeaux with your friendly guide. Conclude the unique tour, shared with a local, with hotel drop-off in Bordeaux.

Bordeaux: 3.5-Hour Old Town and Market Food Tour

5. Bordeaux: 3.5-Hour Old Town and Market Food Tour

Welcome to Bordeaux: the city of wine and so much more. Bordeaux has one of the finest gastronomical traditions in France, with some dishes and delicacies completely unique to the region, like foie gras and the cooking technique associated with it, as well as the canelé, a rum-flavored pastry, the Bouchon de Bordeaux, a type of restaurant specializing in Lyonnaise cuisine, and many more.  Discover the effervescence of Bordeaux's markets and spend some time in the city's Old Town, while accompanied by your expert food guide. With one of the highest numbers of preserved historical buildings in France, Bordeaux will surprise you in its diversity of cityscape as well as its diversity of food. So come aboard the tour for foodies, where you can discover the city and have a conversation with a local insider and lover of food. Taste and drink your way through this French city, interacting with locals and taking in the sights along the way.

Bordeaux: Food Tour in the Historic District

6. 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.

From Bordeaux: Cognac Private Wine Tour

7. From Bordeaux: Cognac Private Wine Tour

Olala opens the gates in Charentes to famous regions and master artisans. Example of program : 9:00am - Pick-up from your stay in Bordeaux 10:30am- Visit at a family run Cognac producer followed by tastings 12:00pm - "Charente"-style lunch in Cognac 2:00pm - Visit at Chateau de Cognac 4:00pm - Visit at at famous Cognac distillery (Hennessy, Remi Martin...) 5:00pm - Leave Cognac 6:30pm - Drop off at your stay in Bordeaux

Bordeaux: Wine, Sweet and Savory Food Walking Tour

8. Bordeaux: Wine, Sweet and Savory Food Walking Tour

Take a tour in Bordeaux and visit both sides, the new city and old town. This complete food and wine tour will take you to some of the iconic places in Bordeaux. The history of Bordeaux wine started almost 2,000 years ago in Roman times, when the first vineyards were planted. If the Bordeaux region began first of all on the English market during the Middle Ages, when Henry Plantagenet and Eleanor of Aquitaine get married, it's today one of the most famous wine-growing area of France. By joining this adventure, you will get immersed into a charming city with a unique vibe, and a UNESCO old town with so much going on. You can hop on and hop off at food places with your local insider and food lover, who will be with you to help you discover the city and answer your questions. You will taste, drink, and discover Bordeaux in a quite unique way.

Bordeaux: Tasting Tour in the Wine District

9. Bordeaux: Tasting Tour in the Wine District

Taste French culinary specialties at a variety of shops and establishments on this Bordeaux wine district walking tour. Try an array of sweets, drinks, bread, cheese, and cold cuts.  Meet your guide and walk through old streets with charming 17th and 18th century buildings. Hear more about French culinary history from your local guide. Discover small terraces and a relaxed atmosphere. Follow your guide to several different shops to taste some sweet and savory local specialties. Stop at the oldest bakery in Bordeaux. Pair food with some delectable wine. Take in the bohemian vibe on Rue Notre Dame street.

Bordeaux: Night Tour with Food & Wine Tasting and a Canelé

10. Bordeaux: Night Tour with Food & Wine Tasting and a Canelé

A must-visit for food lovers! If you join this tour, make sure to come prepared with an appetite! Walking in Bordeaux at night is such a magical experience! Let me take you on a beautiful journey where we discover the city at night while discovering its history and marveling at its known landmarks. This walking tour will take us to some of Bordeaux’s most amazing landmarks and streets. You will discover great historical facts, in addition to the best places where to eat or have a drink. After finishing our walking tour, we will pass by a very nice bar, where you get to enjoy a tasting of delicious French Charcuterie or mouthwatering Lebanese mezze board (your choice ;), of course, accompanied with a glass of Bordeaux Wine! You will enjoy a great tasting experience of products that fit well together. Here is a detailed itinerary of the tour: - Start at Girondins Monument : Learn the amazing history of this important landmark of Bordeaux and see how Bordeaux evolved through the years from medieval ages until now - Grand Theatre: A magnificent landmark of Bordeaux, one of the oldest theaters in all of Europe! We will walk around the Grand Theatre of Bordeaux while giving information about its history and why it is one of the best landmarks of the city. - Saint Catherine Street : Bordeaux's commercial street and longest pedestrian street of Europe - Place de la bourse : Check out and marvel at the beauty of this square at night and its connection to Paris's Place de la Concorde -Water mirror : Take amazing pictures with the magnificent reflection and get to know the story behind this water mirror. - Porte Cailhau : Go back in time to when Bordeaux was a fortified city. Discover one of the main gates that still stands 300 years later and its connection to the Cammino Di Santiago - Grosse CLoche : Marvel at one of Bordeaux's most beautiful old gates! Discover the story behind the presence of 2 different clocks on this gate - Place de la Victoire : The synonym of vibrant Bordeaux nightlife. Discover this lively square and the story behind its column and turtles. - End of the tour: Pass by a very nice bar where we can relax and have a board of french charcuterie or lebanese mezze with Bordeaux wine glass - A perfect way to end this tour

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What people are saying about Bordeaux

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 231 reviews

Great walk to explore the city. History, anecdotes, good comments from our guide. Friendly guide. Complete visit. Easy bike ride (about fifteen km but flat course). I highly recommend.

I highly recommend this activity, a 3-hour ride but the time flies very quickly, the comments are very enriching with a really friendly guide.

A great way to discover the city when we arrived. Thanks to Loïc, a passionate and fascinating guide.

Elias was perfect as a local guide. He was able to introduce us to his city very well. Gladly again!

He was really knowledgeable about the history of the region and took us to some cool spots