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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.

  • Bordeaux: River Garonne Cruise with Glass of Wine

    2. Bordeaux: River Garonne Cruise with Glass of Wine

    Discover Bordeaux from the River Garonne onboard the yacht, Le Luna. Enjoy a different perspective on the historic city with expert commentary. From the river, see some of the most famous sights of the city including the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Gothic Cathedral. Admire 18th and 19th-century mansions and art museums. Enjoy a glass of local wine and a small traditional cake from the region, known as a canelé.

    A great way to see the city on a hot day! We sat at a table at the back of the boat in the shade with a cool breeze. The compère managed to give us a running commentary in three languages! She was interested in us as well as telling us about the highlights of the city. The length of the trip was perfect - just 90 minutes and the glass of wine was lovely

  • Saint Emilion: Guided Winery Tour & Wine Tasting

    3. 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.

  • Bordeaux: Wine Tasting Cruise from Cité du Vin

    4. Bordeaux: Wine Tasting Cruise from Cité du Vin

    Discover the wines and scenic waterfront of Bordeaux on a 1.5-hour wine tasting cruise, and marvel at 18th-century façades, romantic bridges, and busy ports from the River Garonne. Climb aboard the pleasure boat at La Cité du Vin landing stage (Quai de Bacalan) at 16:15, and then cruise by the historic buildings of the UNESCO-listed Port de la Lune. Pass under the bridges of the Pont Jacques-Chaban-Delmas and Pont d’Aquitaine. After you pass the village of Lormont, the boat will turn around and sail back to the city center from the port zone of Bassens. Along the way, taste 2 wines representative of the regional vineyards of Bordeaux, all under the expert tuition of a wine guide and lecturer. Learn the history of Bordeaux and its river and wine trade. Return to the quay at La Cité du Vin for an approximate 18:00 disembarkation.

    Our guide was thorough and charming. She gave the whole tour in french and english which was very impressive. The wines were quite nice, the pours were truly a taste though as opposed to a proper glass but that’s alright. Beautiful scenery on a nice boat that wasn’t crowded at all. Felt worth the price of admission. Would have been nice to learn how to tatste the wines before serving them rather than after, as we had not had a proper crash course in tasting prior to this tour.

  • From Bordeaux: Saint-Emilion Wine Tasting Experience

    5. 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

    6. 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

    7. 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

    8. 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.

  • Saint-Emilion: Guided Winery Visits and Picnic

    9. Saint-Emilion: Guided Winery Visits and Picnic

    During this tour, you'll 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 and cutting edge technology. Discover how the winemakers use modern technology and viticulture techniques to perfect the winemaking process and produce a different, innovate style of wine. Learn all about the vines, the varietals, the ageing, and everything about 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 techniques. The visit and tasting will be followed by a picnic, paired with a glass of wine of your choice.

    We’ve just come back from the tour and picnic which we really enjoyed and would recommend. The tour is around an hour and a good introduction for beginners. The wine tasting and picnic were great. The guide spoke good English and was very helpful. The facilities were very clean as well.

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

    10. 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.

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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!