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Welcome to Bordeaux: Private Walking Tour with a Local

1. Welcome to Bordeaux: Private Walking Tour with a Local

Transform the way you travel and make it as much about the people you meet as the places you see. Get a welcome to Bordeaux from a local eager to share all the tips to help you make the most of your stay. Meet at your hotel or accommodation and get familiar with the neighborhood. Learn insider tips, such as the best places to eat, buy groceries and the easiest ways to get around. Alternatively, arrange to meet at a central landmark or intersection to start your walking tour. Hear about the top things to do, customized to your interests. By the end, you will feel more comfortable navigating the city with all the information you need.

Bordeaux Cheese and Wine Tasting

2. Bordeaux Cheese and Wine Tasting

Tantalize your taste buds in an historic cheese cellar and taste different cheeses and the wines that make the Bordeaux region so famous throughout the world. Soak up the fun and informative atmosphere as you savor 9 AOC cheeses from all over France, complemented by 3 regional wines from Bordeaux. Discover how to pair wine and cheese and experience a wide range of flavors and aromas on this exciting tour.

Medoc Half-Day Bordeaux Wine Tour

3. 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.

From Bordeaux: Full-Day Private Basque Country Tour

4. From Bordeaux: Full-Day Private Basque Country Tour

With your guide, Olala Bordeaux, you will spend the day learning about the Basque country, its culture, and its cuisine. Famous for its rugby, its pelote (a type of sport), its waves, and its cuisine, it's a land of tradition and contrast tucked away between the Atlantic Ocean and the Pyrenees Mountains. Olala will bring you to the heart of the splendid countryside along a route highlighting traditional Basque towns such as farms from the 15th century and the Sare Caves, the exquisite Ainhoa religious heritage, and Espelette. See the scarlet-red peppers displayed outside of houses, the Mendiguren Citadel, and other jewels from Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port.  In the Biarritz market, you will find all sorts of Basque specialties such as cheeses, hams, spices, the famous Basque-style cake, and even striped espadrilles, all made with local Basque material. Itinerary: - 08:00: Pickup from your hotel - 08:30: Southern Cape, the Landes Forest and the foothills of the Pyrénées - 10:00: Discover Biarritz and its market - 11:00: The Basque Village Circuit of Sare and Ainhoa - 13:00: Basque Lunch - 14:30: Basque Village Circuit: Espelette - 15:30: Visit Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port and taste local products - 18:00: Northern Cape and the Landes Forest - 20:00: Drop-off at your hotel

Sarlat Gourmet Tour & Market Visit with Tastings

5. Sarlat Gourmet Tour & Market Visit with Tastings

Welcome to Sarlat, one of the most fascinating small towns of France. Take a tour on market day and follow your guide through the winding streets and stroll through the colorful stalls as he introduces you to local delicacies. In addition, discover all the main sites the town has to offer including the Lantern of the Dead, Saint Sacerdos Cathedral, Saint Mary church and covered market, the house of La Boétie and so much more. The Dordogne is world-renowned for its traditional gastronomy. High quality products used to prepare local cuisine include foie gras, duck and goose dishes, the famous black truffles of the Périgord, chestnuts, walnuts (which have been awarded their own AOC Label) and Périgord strawberries. Learn about the Bergerac and Monbazillac wines (13 of which are AOC) which are produced from top grape varities that are neighbors to the Grands Crus Classés of Bordeaux. Your tour will include stops where you will tast delicious specialities of the region including duck, cheese, walnuts and wine. It's the perfect way to explore the tastes of the area and learn more about Sarlat and the Dordogne.

Bordeaux: Wine Tasting Workshop and Vineyard Tour

6. Bordeaux: Wine Tasting Workshop and Vineyard Tour

Get a comprehensive introduction to Bordeaux wines with a convivial tasting workshop in the center of Bordeaux. Meet at Olala Bordeaux wine shop for a unique wine tasting workshop where you can learn how to taste wine like a professional, understand the art of blending, the terroir of the region, and how to read a label. Taste 6 local wines paired with a delectable selection of cheeses and cold cuts. Enjoy some free time before departing to the Margaux vineyards in the Medoc region by minivan at 2:00 PM. Drive along the beautiful "Road of the Châteaux" and stop at 2 grand chateaus. Visit 2 different wineries and learn the secrets of Bordeaux wine making and taste wine at 2 different chateaus before heading back at 6:00 PM.

From Sarlat: Rocamadour Half-Day Tour

7. From Sarlat: Rocamadour Half-Day Tour

Climb aboard a comfortable van in Sarlat and after a 1-hour trip punctuated by photo stops through the majestic landscapes of the Dordogne Valley, you will reach Rocamadour. Rocamadour is one of the most beautiful medieval villages in France, built in a vertiginous setting against a cliff face nestled in the heart of the Alzou canyon, a thousand-year-old historic UNESCO site. During this guided tour you will learn about the legends at the origin of this sacred place. After crossing the main street of the village, you will discover the sanctuary and its chapels by climbing the 216 steps of the Grand Pilgrim's Staircase (elevator also available). You will admire the miraculous chapel and its black virgin, the sarcophagus of St. Amadour dug into the rock of the cliff, and the legendary sword Durandal. On the way back, you will cross the majestic and wild landscapes of the Causses du Quercy and make a stop to visit a unique place either the Cougnaguet medieval watermill or Souillac Romanesque church.

From Bordeaux: Arcachon and Pilat Dune Private Tour

8. From Bordeaux: Arcachon and Pilat Dune Private Tour

Get back to nature in the Landes Forest and marvel at Europe's largest sand dune on a private day trip from Bordeaux. Head towards Port de Larros to take part in an oyster tasting at an oyster farm. Continue to the Winter City of Arcachon for lunch, and admire the typical 19th-century homes, especially around Mauresque Park. Stroll along the boardwalk to Thiers Pier and get lovely views of the fishing boats off the coast. See the sandy beaches of Pereire and Moulleau as you make your way towards Pilat Dune. Get panoramic views of Arcachon Bay and its natural attractions, such as the Banc D'Arguin, the remains of a lagoon now open to the ocean and used for oyster farming. Gaze at the iconic tchanquée huts on the île aux Oiseaux and see the tip of Cap Ferret framed by a pine forest slowly being swallowed up by the dunes. Get a better appreciation for the bio-diversity and maritime heritage of the area before you make your way back to Bordeaux. Here is an example of what you could enjoy in one day*: 9.00AM : Pick up at your stay in Bordeaux. 11:00 AM: Oyster Tasting at Le Routioutiou, Port de Larros. 12:00 AM: Discover Arcachon’s winter city, around the Mauresque park. 1:00 PM: Lunch at Chez Pierre, on the seafront. 2:30 PM: Walk along the seafront and the Thiers Pier. 3:30 PM: Drive along the beach to the Pilat Dune. 4:00 PM: Climb up the Dune. 7:00 PM: Drop off at Bordeaux Tourist office. *Depending on our partners’ availability

Bordeaux: Food Tour in the Historic District

9. Bordeaux: Food Tour in the Historic District

Embark on a food tour through the charming streets of Bordeaux as you Savor French culinary specialties at modern gastronomic places. Discover where the best chocolate makers, pastry chefs, pork butchers, cheesemakers, and wine merchants of Bordeaux are gathered. Meet your guide in Église Saint-Pierre and explore the Covered Market of Bordeaux, the emblematic belly of the Girondine capital. Taste a selection of chocolates, pastries, cheeses, cold cuts, and local wine. End with a tasting in a restaurant of a signature dish of a promising young chef.

Gourmet City Tour of Bordeaux

10. Gourmet City Tour of Bordeaux

Meet your guide in the center of Bordeaux and start your walking tour around the 18th-century city of Bordeaux, which was UNESCO classified in 2007. Enjoy the famous pastry of Bordeaux: the cannelé. On Mondays, stop at a famous chocolate maker in Bordeaux, where you will learn the secret of their recipes. The owner of this mythical place will invite you to taste different chocolates. On Wednesdays and Fridays, enjoy a cheese tasting. Your guide will tell you about the know-how and the characters of famous cheeses such as Comté, Roquefort, and Brie. On Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, stop at a Basque pork butcher shop and enjoy local charcuterie. Followed by this, enjoy all your products in our apartment with a glass of wine.

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What people are saying about Aquitaine

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 405 reviews

we had a great time with "James Bond" and talents in multiple languages to transmit his passion for wine and cheese! although pure French, it was a great moment of discovery! thank you so much

The Tasting class is good if you're a newbie to wine or to French wine, otherwise you could skip it. The afternoon tour to Medoc and the Tour/Tasting at the 2 very different Wineries was EXCELLENT.

Brilliant experience. Ben was our host and he was so professional and knowledgeable. The wine and cheese were incredible . Beautiful restaurant have a look downstairs.

Generous portions of wonderful cheeses, with just the right amount of information. The pairing suggestions were very informative.

Fantastic time in Sarlat. Martin was extremely friendly and knowledgeable. I would highly recommend this tour