A great selection of activities while in town
Wholly revitalized since its so-called “Sleeping Beauty” days, Bordeaux is now one of France’s liveliest cities. A capital of art and architecture, culture and wine in France, the city is located at just over 2 hours from Paris by high speed train. Classified UNESCO world heritage site in 2007, Bordeaux France is separated by the Garonne river into right and left bank and today there are endless ways to discover all that Bordeaux has to offer. If you’re curious about the city’s restored architecture, recent feats of urban planning and the history of this formerly rundown town, join us on a guided walking tour or a biking tour. Led by one of our certified tour guides, they will be eager to show you the essential Bordeaux sites to suit your interests. The most famous landmarks include the historical Golden Triangle, the Cathedral of Bordeaux as well as Place de la Bourse and most popular water mirror. A trip to Bordeaux is also a great occasion to participate in a wide variety of activities such as river cruises, a wine tasting bordeaux class, gourmet walking tours, cheese and wine pairing activity, a bordeaux bike wine tour or a visit to the brand new la Cité du Vin wine museum. We at Ophorus can adapt to your wishes and organize all these activities for you.
Wine tours and Wine Tastings beyond the city
If you’re itching to get out of the city, we offer a variety of private tours and shared small group tours of the bordeaux wine region and beyond. Our day trips include wine tasting tours to the famous st emilion wine region or medoc wine producing area that are known to produce some of the best red wines in the world. A typical half or full day wine tour from Bordeaux with Ophorus includes wine tastings and winery visits in carefully selected Grand Cru or Classified Growth Chateaus. These Bordeaux tours are often combined with sightseeing in the vineyards and villages such as the village of st emilion. We also organize fully adapted family friendly Bordeaux wine tours that have been carefully designed so that both parents and children enjoy their day out. After one of our day trips to a surrounding vineyard, bordeaux wine will have no more secrets for you. Other options include day tours to the Cognac and Armagnac regions famous for their brandy’s. On these tours we will take you to both famous and traditional distilleries.
Unique Sightseeing tours to awe-inspiring locations
If wine is not your thing but you’d still like to explore the region of Bordeaux beyond the city, we offer sightseeing excursions to the most important sites of Nouvelle-Aquitaine. One of our favorite and most popular excursion is the Arcachon bay full day tour. On this day trip, discover the Dune du Pyla, the tallest dune in Europe and hike to the top for breathtaking Atlantic ocean views. After the effort, savor great seafood in Arcachon town or Cap Ferret. During the day, visit a local oyster farm to enjoy a tasting of fresh oysters with a glass of white wine. Another most exciting tour is our Dordogne full day tour from Bordeaux. On this day trip you will experience the brand new Lascaux IV museum, visit beautiful medieval villages or towns and drive along the valley of the Dordogne or Vézère Rivers where so many prehistoric caves are located. If time permits ask your guide if a guided tour of Sarlat is feasible as this one of the most well preserved historical city center in France.