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  • La Cité du Vin Skip-the-Line Entrance Ticket & Wine Tasting

    1. La Cité du Vin Skip-the-Line Entrance Ticket & Wine Tasting

    Enjoy a tour of the permanent collection at La Cité du Vin, covering 19 exhibits on the theme of wine. Skip the line to enter, and then spend around 3 hours making your way through the exhibits with the aid of a hand-held companion, a digital guide available in 8 languages. At the end of the tour, head to the 8th floor and its belvedere, where you'll have a 360-degree, panoramic view of Bordeaux and the surrounding area. You’ll also have the opportunity to enjoy a glass of wine at a tasting session, choosing from a regularly renewed selection of 20 world wines. After your visit you can browse the on-site boutique, and visit the wine cellar with a vast international selection, the restaurants (with one on the 7th floor offering a panoramic view) and also the reading room.

    Our e tickets were easy and the museum is super clean, innovative, and makes it fun to learn.

  • Saint Emilion: Guided Winery Tour & Wine Tasting

    2. Saint Emilion: Guided Winery Tour & Wine Tasting

    During this tour. you will 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 modern cellar on the cutting edge of technology. Discover how the winemakers use cutting-edge technology and viticulture techniques to perfect the winemaking process and produce a different, innovate style of wine. Learn all about the winemaking process from the vines, the varietals, the aging, and everything around 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 technics.

    Great guide, fantastic English. Suitable as short introduction to wine-making in Saint Emilion.

  • From Bordeaux: Saint-Emilion Wine Tasting Experience

    3. From Bordeaux: Saint-Emilion Wine Tasting Experience

    Take a scenic drive to the beautiful wine region of Saint-Emilion, departing Bordeaux at 13:45, and visit a charming family-run wine estate on the right bank of the Dordogne River. Experience the intimacy of the private chateau as you tour the traditional vat room and cellar. Then learn the steps of proper wine tasting at a tasting class. Train your nose to identify wine aromas before enjoying some fine wines. Next go to a "Great Classified Growth" (Grand Cru) wine estate overlooking the picturesque Saint-Emilion vineyards. Get explanations about the wine-making process, and journey from the vine to the bottle. Reward yourself with an aperitif served with some quality fresh bread and cheese.             Then, take a guided tour of the medieval village of Saint-Emilion in the early evening, and discover why it was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Return to Bordeaux for a drop of...

    Rémi was the best guide ever! He gave us so much information and always catered his tours to the team that he was taking around. He also spoke excellent English!

  • Bordeaux River Cruise

    4. Bordeaux River Cruise

    See the sights of Bordeaux from a different perspective on a Garonne River cruise. Discover the Port de la Lune and its façades listed as UNESCO World Heritage sites. At 11:30 AM, 3:00 PM, or 4:30 PM, you'll board the Sardane, a red and black river boat, for a cruise lasting one hour. Throughout the cruise, the captain will tell you the story of Bordeaux and about the link between the river and the wine trade. As the captain navigates the boat along the quays of the Garonne, you'll have an opportunity to admire the façades of the historic buildings. The cruise continues to the Pont de Pierre, the Pont Chaban Delmas and the Pont d'Aquitaine, some of the most famous landmarks in the city.

    The directions to the boat were easy to follow and boarding was quick, the staff did a good job in offering English commentary but honestly there wasn't a lot to see. A nice way to spend an hour but if time is an issue there are better ways to experience the city.

  • Bordeaux Metropole City Pass for 48 or 72 Hours

    5. Bordeaux Metropole City Pass for 48 or 72 Hours

    The Bordeaux Métropole City Pass is available for 48 or 72 hours, consecutively, for individual travelers, and offers free or reduced-price access to services and attractions. The validity of the card begins with the first use. A practical guidebook is provided with the card. Benefits and Privileges with 48 and 72-hour Passes • Free access to the TBM public transportation network (tramway, bus, river shuttle) • Free entry to 15 museums and monuments  • Free access to attractions • Discount rates on wine excursions, lunch or dinner cruises, visits and tastings at wine estates, sightseeing bateau mouche tour on the Garonne River • Enter the Cité du Vin before 12:00 (€5 extra after 12:00) • Choice between the touristic train, the open-top bus or the guided walking tour • The Basins of Lights entrance • The City of Wine entrance (before noon)  • Discover Les Bassins de Lumi...

    The Bordeaux city pass was definitely worth the price! It gave us access to several museums including La Cité Du Vin. We had free transportation which came in handy when going to the airport on our final day. It also saved us tons of money since we didn't have to use Ubers or taxis. Sometimes the buses were a little off or the stops where in odd locations but otherwise I highly recommend!

  • Bordeaux Lunch Cruise

    6. Bordeaux Lunch Cruise

    Climb aboard a pleasure boat in Bordeaux and cruise along the waterfront for a unique perspective of the beautiful city. Listed by UNESCO as an inhabited historic city of outstanding urban and architectural value, the port city of Bordeaux has more protected buildings than any other city in France except Paris. You will pass under a vertical-lift bridge spanning the River Garonne and continue to the Pont d'Aquitaine. While on board, enjoy a sit down menu of delicious French food, including a starter, main course and dessert. The boat will turn around after the Port of Bassens and return to the pier in Bordeaux at approximately 2:00 PM.

    This tour is for 3 hours and not 2 as stated by GetYourGuide. The tour was good and the food was good.

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

    7. 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. You will be traveling in small groups and on arrival will take a tour of the village, made up of fascinating Romanesque churches and ruins that stretch along the steep and narrow streets. 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 ma...

    We had a fabulous day on our tour with guide Luigi. Learned so much about wine. So glad we did the tour, it was brilliant and so informative.

  • Bordeaux Essentials: 3-Hour Bike Ride

    8. 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.

    Loïc our guide was excellent he made sure everyone in the group was ok especially as the weather was so hot. His knowledge of the city was excellent. Would definitely recommend this activity to anyone visiting Bordeaux as it is a great way to see and enjoy the city

  • Soussans: 1.5-Hour Guided Winery Tour and Vertical Tasting

    9. Soussans: 1.5-Hour Guided Winery Tour and Vertical Tasting

    You’ll begin your 1.5-hour guided winery tour at the reception of the Château Haut Breton Larigaudière. Nestled in the prestigious Margaux Appellation and ideally situated on the Road of the Châteaux, you’ll go on to discover the secrets behind the elegance of the special wines crafted here. Your tour will start in front of the winery with a presentation of the property and its history. Next, your expert guide will show you around the fermenting room, explaining the winemaking process as you go, before continuing down to the barrel cellar for an introduction on the art of wine aging.

  • Bordeaux: Burdigala Through Time Bicyle Tour

    10. Bordeaux: Burdigala Through Time Bicyle Tour

    Go back in time to an era where Bordeaux was modern and lively, full of history and lively high-class French culture. Burdigala was the original name of the city during this period.  Follow your professional guide and alternate in time between modern and ancient history. Discover the secrets of the city's oldest monuments, as well as the latest street art pieces hidden throughout the city, without forgetting, of course, the best gastronomic addresses and the most beautiful green areas where you can relax. Learn more about the art and architecture of the city, find out the best spots to eat from your local guide, and discover Bordeaux like a local, on your bike. Visit areas such as the historic city center, Bordeaux right bank, north Bordeaux and the Chartrons district.

    Zou fijn zijn als er op de tocht door Bordeaux even gestopt wordt voor bv een hapje of een drankje. Tour verliep tussen 10.30 en 13.30, dus een lunch ziu welkom geweest zij , bv in Darwin.

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What people are saying about Nouvelle-Aquitaine

Excellent walking tour in Bordeaux with Karen. He was extremely knowledgeable and as a local, had great tips on places to eat and see which were non tourist places. Even after the tour had ended, he kept sending me additional info. He was enthusiastic and clearly loved the city, the history and what it had to offer.

This was a very memorable tour… I had a fantastic day celebrating my bday. The host was very knowledgeable about the history of the chateau and wines. I would definitely visit this chateau again

Rémi was the best guide ever! He gave us so much information and always catered his tours to the team that he was taking around. He also spoke excellent English!

Tour guid is excellent and helpful. We are very happy and enjoy.

Nice group and I learned a lot. I recommend this tour!