The Best Bordeaux Tours To Guide You Through The Best Of The Wine Capital

   Get The Best Of The French Wine Capital With 10 Of The Best Bordeaux Tours

If you are a lover of all things wine then exploring France’s wine capital is a must! You can experience the wine region through many of the Bordeaux Tours on offer, from Bordeaux vineyard tours, bike tours, wine tasting tours, food tours and tours on segways and helicopters. Imagine sipping wine as you explore a historical city. From the creamy, crispy, earthy, densely flavoured with a hint of oak then when best to head to than Bordeaux. Yes, this is a city with its own wine museum where you can embark on a journey to explore the cultures and civilisations of wine, in a new generation museum in Bordeaux; Cité-du- Vin wine museum. Whether you start with the museum or head of on many a tour in Bordeaux tours there is not wrong way to do is long as there is a glass of wine at the end of it. Below I take you on a journey exploring Bordeaux, by walking, Segway, helicopter and boat to experience and learn about the city and its history, through wine of course!

 

You can have a short Bordeaux vineyard tour followed by a tasting of three wines with costs starting from €15 (£13). Tour the fairy-tale turrets, to towers of Pichon Baron one of Bordeaux’s most recognisable chateaux or Cape Ferret where the Bordeaux chateaux owners go to unwind on summer weekends. This beautiful headland has vast sandy beaches; pine trees; a lighthouse; Atlantic surf; and a fabulous beachside moules-frites restaurant (Chez Hortense) where you can sit drinking a chilled bottle of under-rated white Bordeaux while looking out across the bay to the Dune du Pilat (the tallest in Europe). Even if you’re not interested in wine, Bordeaux is in so many ways the perfect mini-break destination. Don’t just confine yourself to the vineyards. There are plenty of tours in Bordeaux beyond wine tours. The city itself, with its neoclassical architecture, gracious boulevards, and long trading history, has been transformed by a huge regeneration programme.

 

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Get The Best Of The French Wine Capital With 10 Of The Best Bordeaux Tours

Top  10 Bordeaux Tours In The French Capital

 

Experience all there is to Bordeaux through a variety of tours offering not only tasting of amazing food paired with great wine selections but you can also learn about the processes of winemaking. In addition, you can choose whether to have Bordeaux bike tours, Segway or a luxe experience by way of a helicopter tour combined with Bordeaux wine tasting tours.  Below are the best of Bordeau tours in the French wine region.

 

 

  1. Bordeaux Segway Tour

See the main sights of Bordeaux in a fun way with a 1-hour Segway tour. Tour group size is limited to nine people, ensuring a more personalized experience as you visit places like Bordeaux Cathedral, Place des Quinconces, Rue Sainte-Catherine and Place de la Comédie.

 

  1. Gourmet Bordeaux Food Walking Tour

This is one tour you don’t want to miss! It includes a 4-hour gourmet food tour. With your knowledgeable foodie guide, go for a walking tour of the city, stopping in beloved local shops to sample things like chocolate, cheese and bread and meet the passionate shop owners. At the end of the tour, as an added plus, enjoy a buffet-style lunch of local specialties accompanied by fantastic Bordeaux wine!

 

  1. Experience One Of Few Full Day Bordeaux Tours

This is a full day tour with a maximum of 8 people. You get to explore two prestigious vineyards using very different wine-making methods: Bordeaux and Cognac. You will blend your own Bordeaux wine and take your own personalized bottle home. Really cool, right?

 

  1. A 1-hour Electric Scooter Bordeaux Tour

Explore Bordeaux on a fun and eco-friendly electric scooter tour. Avoid the traffic as you zip down Rue Sainte-Catherine, soak up the atmosphere in Place des Quinconces and Place de la Comédie, and hop off to admire landmarks such as Bordeaux Cathedral, the Grand Théâtre, and Porte Cailhau.

During the tour, a private guide accompanies you to provide insight about the history and winemaking culture of the region. A maximum of 10 people is allowed for this personalized experience.

 

  1. Médoc Half Day Wine Tour from Bordeaux

Combined Bordeaux wine tasting tours. Enjoy the idyllic scenery and world-class wines on a half-day wine tour of the Médoc region from Bordeaux. Visit two classified growth chateaux wine estates for guided wine tastings. This tour takes approximately 4 hours and you get transported by an air-conditioned minivan.

Get The Best Of The French Wine Capital With 10 Of The Best Bordeaux Tours

  1. Small Group Bordeaux Bike City Tour

One of the best Bordeaux cycling tours on offer. This is a guided 3-hour bicycle tour of Bordeaux. Hotel pickup is offered and you get to see some of the main sites and landmarks of Bordeaux, including lace de la Bourse, Place St-Pierre and Place du Parlement.

 

  1. Sightseeing Bus and Walking Bordeaux Tour

One of the Bordeaux city tours offering an opportunity to learn about Bordeaux’s history, culture, architecture, winemaking and urban development on a 2-hour guided sightseeing tour. You’ll travel both by bus and on foot to explore the city’s vast offerings, including its stunning architecture and aspects of its winemaking history.

 

  1. One day Private Bordeaux Wine Tour

This is one of the best bordeaux wine tasting tours available. Have it just the way you like it with this private Medoc wine tour.  All tastings and a delicious lunch are offered. The tour is for approximately 9 hours and pick up from your hotel, Air BnB or ship is offered.

 

Get The Best Of The French Wine Capital With 10 Of The Best Bordeaux Tours

  1. Bordeaux Super Saver Wine Tour

Combine two popular tours with this full-day Bordeaux Super Saver to indulge in the best food and wine the region has to offer. Start with a morning food tour in historic Bordeaux, followed by an afternoon spent wine tasting in the Médoc region.  Enjoy a buffet-style lunch at midday before heading into the nearby Médoc region for vineyard tours and wine tasting at two châteaux. Group size is limited to eight people to ensure more personalized attention from your guide.

 

  1. Bordeaux Private Helicopter Tour

Among luxury Bordeaux wine tasting tours on offer with approximately 9 hours, fly over wine regions like Medoc by helicopter, admiring aerial views of the vineyard-covered landscape before landing at a St-Emilion winery for lunch. A private guide accompanies you to provide insight about the history and winemaking culture of the region. Hotel pickup is offered for this tour.

 

Where To Stay In Bordeaux

Get The Best Of The French Wine Capital With 10 Of The Best Bordeaux Tours

 

If a “winery tour and wine tasting in Bordeaux” still seems to not complete an experience of Bordeaux then I highly recommend staying at a winery in Bordeaux. You not only get a good pampering but the food is paired with the regional wines that are from the winery Chateaux you are staying at. There are plenty of Bordeaux Chateau Hotels to choose from with elegant rooms with views of the vineyards and all with varying budgets so there is something for everyone. For something closer to the city, check out Bordeaux hotels.

 

 

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5 Comments

  1. Pamela Johnson
    October 1, 2018 / 11:48 pm

    whenever I visit France, my only destination is Paris, I’ve never considered Bordeaux, but with the Bordeaux wine tours, I think I will be giving it a try. Since am a foodie, the Gourmet Bordeaux Walking Tour is just perfect for me. Thanks a lot for sharing.

  2. Pearl Tom - best bordeaux wine tours
    October 2, 2018 / 12:25 am

    The food and the wine are what makes Bordeaux stand out. Though I haven’t tried any of the Bordeaux wine tours, I feel it will be a good way to enjoy wines while in Bordeaux.

    • Bianca
      Author
      October 2, 2018 / 8:29 pm

      Indeed, what better way to explore bordeaux than through some of the best Bordeaux wine tours in France?!

  3. Johnny
    October 19, 2018 / 10:08 am

    My 4-hour gourmet food tour was a success, thanks for the share. My foodie guide may not be too knowledgeable but trust me, it was a lot of fun. Lots of chocolate, cheese, and bread on the list and I didn’t want to leave. The shop owners are so friendly and I got myself some extra treats. Oh. Don’t even get me started on the Bordeaux wine! It was simply amazing and honestly, I think the taste lingered on my tongue longer than any other wine I’ve tasted. No jokes here. Lol.

    • Bianca
      Author
      October 19, 2018 / 9:33 pm

      Certainly glad to you enjoyed your tour of Bordeaux.

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