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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.

Bordeaux: Historic Center & Chartrons District Bicycle Tour

2. Bordeaux: Historic Center & Chartrons District Bicycle Tour

We'll begin at our centrally located bike shop, where your comfortable Dutch-style city bike awaits. Bordeaux has plenty of bike paths and cycle-friendly areas that we'll take advantage of as we explore the city. From the medieval ramparts of town to the contemporary, bustling streets; we'll see it all! The excursion that I propose is unique and adapts to your needs and desires, whether you are with family, friends, or colleagues. This approximately 15 km bike tour is aimed at all the curious, young or old, local or tourists, who want to share a special moment in a safe and environmentally friendly manner. You’ll hear the guide’s personal stories about Bordeaux, along with all the historical detail about the city’s standout landmarks. Follow Monsieur Bacchus on a journey through time, between classic and modern history! You will discover the secrets of ancient monuments such as the latest street-art works scattered throughout the city, without forgetting the best gastronomic addresses and the most vibrant neighborhoods. Come learn the Bordeaux way of life and leave the stars full of pupils and flavors full of taste buds!

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

3. 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

4. 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.

From Bordeaux: Saint-Émilion Half-Day Trip with Wine Tasting

5. From Bordeaux: Saint-Émilion Half-Day Trip with Wine Tasting

Journey from Bordeaux to Saint-Émilion, a beautifully-preserved historical town dating back to the Middle Ages. Enjoy a half-day tour of this UNESCO-listed village, including an organic wine tasting. Take a stroll through the village's narrow streets, and explore its old market square and famous monuments. Climb to the top of the King's Tower for panoramic views of the town. Learn all about the wine-making history of this quintessential French village and its surrounding vineyards. Visit an organic winery where the winemaker shares his winery's environmental approach. Take a tour of the vineyard and beautiful cellar before sitting down for a delectable wine tasting. Return to Bordeaux at the end of the excursion.

Bordeaux Essentials: 3-Hour Bike Ride

6. 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.

Saint-Emilion Small Group Wine Tour

7. Saint-Emilion Small Group Wine Tour

Depart Bordeaux and journey to the charming medieval village of Saint-Émilion and its UNESCO World Heritage Site. Visit a prestigious winery for a wine tasting of the local produce, and learn more about the history of the area. Then, stroll through the village to experience its many charms before an additional wine tasting, Discover a village of Romanesque churches and ruins that stretch the length of the steep and narrow streets.  Finish the afternoon at a family-owned winery where you’ll be offered delicious specialties of the region, such as local cheeses and cured meats that complement the wines – a perfect way to experience the French lifestyle!

Bordeaux: Half-Day Morning Small Group Wine Tour

8. Bordeaux: Half-Day Morning Small Group Wine Tour

Departing from Bordeaux, you will explore the charming medieval village of Saint-Emilion and its vineyard which is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. First, enjoy a guided walk of Saint-Emilion village. Then, visit a Grand Cru winery and enjoy some tastings while being told about the winemaking processes, the ageing and, most importantly, some tips for wine tasting. Enjoy a local Bordeaux chocolate to pair with your wine. Learn about Bordeaux wines and their uniqueness, share stories with the locals, all in a fun and friendly atmosphere. You'll be back in Bordeaux just in time to enjoy the whole afternoon there, ask your guide for lunch recommendations.

From Bordeaux: Entre-Deux-Mers Day Trip with Wine & Lunch

9. From Bordeaux: Entre-Deux-Mers Day Trip with Wine & Lunch

Take a day tour from Bordeaux to Entre-Deux-Mers. Taste local wines at an organic winery, visit the beautiful Abbey of La Sauve-Majeure and explore a shipyard on the banks of the Garonne river. Meet your guide in front of the Bordeaux Tourist Office and head out to the Entre-Deux-Mers. Stop at an organic winery and hear about its environmentally-friendly approach to wine from the winemakers themselves. Before tasting the wine, visit the winery's cellars. Next, head to Rions and join your guide on a tour through the medieval town's narrow streets. Learn about this ancient city's fascinating history as you stroll. Enjoy lunch at a local restaurant before continuing your tour. Visit the Abbey of La Sauve-Majeure, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Learn about the life of monks in the Medieval Ages and see how they lived. Finish your tour with a visit to the banks of the Garonne. Stroll through a shipyard and learn about the importance of this river to the region before returning to Bordeaux.

From Bordeaux: Saint-Emilion Private Wine Tour

10. From Bordeaux: Saint-Emilion Private Wine Tour

Depart Bordeaux and journey in a minivan to the beautiful town of Saint-Émilion, known for its vineyards and fabulous hill of 1,000 castles. Learn what makes Bordeaux wines so special as you drive through vineyards and wine estates where bold contemporary cellars compete with pure 18th-century classical buildings. Appreciate the friendly hospitality and great wines of the region. Passion-driven owners and their staff welcome you with open arms to share family and local history. Hear about their terroirs, how wines are blended, and the art of wine tasting.  Have a typical Saint-Emilion style lunch, that can be booked through the local partner. Then explore the village on foot with your guide. Marvel at the medieval atmosphere of the winding streets and preserved limestone buildings. Have a final visit and wine tasting before returning to the city.

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What people are saying about Bordeaux

Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 941 reviews

Such a excellent guide, very comfortable van and small tour group. Guide was very knowledgeable about the area and all things wine! The winery we visited was also a lovely family owned winery and the host at the winery was super friendly and extensive. Wine also delicious and town of Saint Emilion a must see ! Thankyou !!!

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

Really enjoyed the group and tour guide. It was a great way to see Bordeaux!

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

Amazing tour! So accommodating! Would definitely recommend!