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Our most recommended Nouvelle-Aquitaine Day Trips

  • From Bordeaux: Saint-Emilion Wine Tasting Experience

    1. 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!

  • La Rochelle: 2-Hour Sunset Sailing Cruise

    2. La Rochelle: 2-Hour Sunset Sailing Cruise

    Embark on boat trip on a maxi-catamaran of 16 meters. Meet at the dock located in front of the 2 historic towers of la Rochelle. After a welcome speech, you will sail up the channel, looking one last time at the city in full daylight. Admire the Richelieu Tower and the harbour of Les Minimes on the way. Once at sea, the crew will stop the engine and open the sails as the sun come down. Set up your picnic if you brought one and take in the views of the ocean as the sun sets on the horizon.  Have a chat with the crew to learn more about the local landscapes and history, or to ask questions about the boat. Start up a conversation to get to know the other passengers.  Once the sun has set, you will slowly start your way back, enjoying the lights of the city at night. You will arrive at the dock after passing between the two towers of the old harbor.

    it's cool to participate in raising the sail with the instructor!! And the music+guides are so great. You could dance with the music or sitting in the back quietly as u wish. Plus, we have plenty of seats to choose from, thus we could have a very rich view of the sea.(lying on the net is the best!) And thanks soooo much for the instructor's finding me back my lost bracelet!!

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

    3. 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.

  • From Bordeaux: Saint-Émilion Food and Wine Tour

    4. From Bordeaux: Saint-Émilion Food and Wine Tour

    Departure from Bordeaux at 9:30 AM and drive to the beautiful town of Saint-Émilion, known for its vineyards and beautiful hills filled with 1,000 castles. Learn what makes Bordeaux wines so special as you drive through vineyards and wine estates where bold contemporary cellars compete with 18th-century classical buildings. Take a walking tour of the village and enjoy a tasting of famous Bordeaux canneles and authentic handmade Saint-Emilion macarons. Take a short break with a fresh picnic lunch at the Château. Return to Bordeaux around 3:00 PM.

    Really lovely tour, Julia was so friendly and informative. We had a gorgeous walk around the village, followed by the tasting and tour at the vineyard. The visit was topped off by lovely food. I would really recommend this tour.

  • From La Rochelle: Sailing Cruise to Fort Boyard

    5. From La Rochelle: Sailing Cruise to Fort Boyard

    Board your superb 16-meter sailing catamaran at the old harbor of La Rochelle. After the welcome briefing, you will cross La Rochelle Bay admiring the Richelieu Tower and the Sailing Harbour of Les Minimes. Once outside the channel, the crew will establish the sails and direct the catamaran through the islands to the legendary Fort Boyard. Sit back and enjoy the views or eat your picnic if you brought one with you. Once at the Fort, you will sail around it, trying to approach it as much as possible in order to get the best views and photo opportunities.  On the way back, relax in the big trampolines under the sky. Enjoy the smooth rocking from the sea. Have a chat with the crew to learn more about the local landscapes, the history, or the boat. Arrive back at the dock 4 hours after departure with a head full of memories and a photo album full of wonderful pictures.

  • From Bordeaux: Morning Saint-Émilion Tour and Wine Tasting

    6. From Bordeaux: Morning 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 2 rue Mably in Bordeaux center), and relax on the drive to Saint-Émilion. Enjoy a wine tasting session at Château La Croizille and Tour Baladoz, 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. Drive back to Bordeaux around 1 PM.

    Visit of two wineries and st emilion village. The guide was ok, but not very informative compared to the Medoc tour with Ophorus. Also, last minute my pickup time was changed from 13.45 to 13.20 and then the guide was still late. Very chaotic.

  • La Rochelle: 2.5-Hour Coastline Sailing Cruise

    7. La Rochelle: 2.5-Hour Coastline Sailing Cruise

    Start the day with a breath of fresh and salty air on a sailing tour. Meet at the dock, right in front of the two towers of the old harbor. Once aboard the 16-meter maxi-catamaran, the crew will give a quick safety briefing before setting sail. Head up the channel, admiring the different landmarks of the bay such as the Richelieu Tower, the sailing harbor of Les Minimes, or the "end of the world" lighthouse. Once out in the bay, the crew will unfurl the sails and stop the engines. Generally in the morning, the sea is quiet and few sailboats roam the sea. Take in the peaceful atmosphere, lie down on the trampolines, and let the waves rock you gently. Chat to the crew to learn more about the local environment, history, and nautical lifestyle. You will be back at the dock just before lunch, after one last parade between the old towers.

  • The Vineyards of St-Emilion by Bicycle

    8. The Vineyards of St-Emilion by Bicycle

    Ride through the famous vineyards of St-Emilion. Enjoy a day visiting two beautiful chateaux: a charming family run estate and a Great Classified Growth estate. What's more, discover the mythical village of St-Emilion, a UNESCO World Heritage site, while ambling through beautiful medieval streets.          If you like the Merlot grape, you will love the wines of this wine region! The itinerary is as follows:             10:15 am: Be welcomed at Bordovino’s Apartment in the center of Bordeaux. Start the day with a short drive to the St-Emilion region.        11.30 am: Tour the charming medieval village of St-Emilion which has been classified as a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1999.            12.30 pm: Jump on your bike and start pedalling through the vineyards. Arrive at the first chateau: a charming family run estate. Discover the property while walking through the vineyards and...

    Great experience! The group was small and we had a lot of fun biking and tasking wines. Very good guide!

  • Medoc Half-Day Bordeaux Wine Tour

    9. Medoc Half-Day Bordeaux Wine Tour

    Departing from a central location in Bordeaux, this small group, half-day tour explores the beautiful Medoc wine-growing region of France. The region you will explore includes the southern region of the Medoc wine area. You will visit 2 wine estates of Classified Growth or Cru Bourgeois estates that has been carefully selected for their exceptional setting and quality of wine. Learn all there is to know about the history of the estate, the wine making process, as well as the techniques used during wine making. A wine tasting session follows the visits. After your tasting session, follow the castle road to see some of the most famous chateaus of the region, such as Chateau Margaux or Chateau Palmer.

    This was a fantastic tour - the highlight of our Bordeaux Trip and in my eyes a must do to appreciate all the vines you‘ll be drinking while on holiday here in France! We went with Luigi - a fantastic guide who is also a sommelier!

  • From Bilbao: San Sebastian and Biarritz Full Day Tour

    10. From Bilbao: San Sebastian and Biarritz Full Day Tour

    Delight in the renowned beaches of Biarritz, meander through the narrow streets of Saint Jean De Luz, taste local cuisine at the fishing village of Hondarribia, and marvel at the architectural beauty of San Sebastian on this full day tour from Bilbao. Follow the highway towards the east, through stunning natural landscapes, to arrive at Biarritz. Known as the Beach of Kings, it was a magnet for famous and royalty such as Napoleon III, Gary Cooper, and Frank Sinatra, and is still nowadays a very important tourist destination. Stroll through the old port, the Virgin on the Rock, and the scenic streets of this sea-side village. Next, following the panoramic coastal road views, you will continue onto Saint Jean De Luz, a lovely small village located on the French Basque coast. The house of Louis XIV, the Church of Saint Jean Baptist, and charming narrow streets are tourist highlights. Onw...

    We loved Estefan! Knowledgeable and very enthusiastic. We thought it was good value for money, and loved 3/4 stops. The lunch stop in Honorarriba, could have been skipped. It wasn’t very good in my opinion. Really enjoyed it overall.

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What people are saying about Nouvelle-Aquitaine

Really lovely tour, Julia was so friendly and informative. We had a gorgeous walk around the village, followed by the tasting and tour at the vineyard. The visit was topped off by lovely food. I would really recommend this tour.

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!

Stanislav is a great guide. He knows a lot, takes care of every participant and makes the tour a special experience.

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

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