Very informative and relaxed tour – Our guide was great and gave us ample time to tour and relax. She was very knowledgeable and stayed on time.
Bordeaux Guided Walking Tour
A 2 Hour Exploration of Bordeaux’s History
Visit the Famous Landmarks That Showcase Bordeaux’s Past
Visit the Grand Théâtre and the Cathedral of St Andrew Where Young Eleanor of Aquitaine Married Louis VII
Hand-Picked Guides Only. English-Speaking, Local Experts
230€ Per Group
Minimum 2 People, Max Group Size 30.
Available all year round, on request, except May 1st, Dec. 25th, Jan. 1st
Private Walking Tour of Bordeaux
Tour begins at hotel or dedicated pickup point TBC.
- Pick up and return at hotel in Bordeaux center
- Services of a certified English speaking tour guide
- 2 hour tour
- Personal insurance and expenses
- Meals and drinks
- Entrance fees to monuments, museums, attractions
- Gratuities for the guide
Our Enthusiastic Guides Will Share Bordeaux’s Transformation with You
Visit Bordeaux, one of the most fascinating French towns. Coined the “Sleeping Beauty”, the city has over gone a radical transformation leading it to be declared a UNESCO World Heritage site in 2007.
Pick up at your Hotel or Accommodation
Today, we will come and pick you up directly at your Hotel or accommodation in Bordeaux. Meet your certified tour guide who will go over the itinerary and program of this city tour with you. Ideally located in the center of Bordeaux, Bordeaux Tourism office is the perfect departure point for an introduction to the history and culture of Bordeaux for those of you staying in the outskirts of town or in a local B&B.
Begin your tour in Quinconces Square
Your first stop, located just a few minutes away, will certainly be the Place des Quinconces, the most emblematic square of the town and one of the largest squares in Europe. Formerly the location of Château Trompette, built next to the Garonne River, this fortress was part of a larger military architectural ensemble that was built when France finally recovered Bordeaux from the English. The square also features the Monument to the Girondins as well as huge statues of Montesquieu and Montaigne.
Discover the Golden Triangle of Bordeaux
Your walking tour of Bordeaux will then move on to the heart of the City nicknamed the ‘Golden Triangle’. Defined by three Boulevards, including high-end Cours de l’Intendance, the heart of Bordeaux is without a doubt Place de la Comédie. This large square that features the Grand Hotel de Bordeaux to one side and the Grand Théâtre on the other. This masterpiece of 18th-century architecture was designed by Victor Louis who also designed Comédie Française in Paris.
Bordeaux River Front & famous Landmarks
Other highlights of this private tour include the Place de la Bourse (Stock Exchange) located next to the River where the now famous water mirror lies. More Big-ticket attractions and sights include the Cathedral of St Andrew, Pey Berland square and tower as well as the bustling Rue Sainte Catherine, one of the longest shopping streets of Europe.
Your accredited/licensed tour guide can be flexible on the itinerary but will definitely include the most famous landmarks. While in Bordeaux, other options include bike tours of the city as well as wine tours or even wine tasting sessions in the city. We organise a number of day trips out of Bordeaux so don’t hesitate to contact us.
Good to Know
- Tour requires minimum 2 passengers (adults) to operate
- Tour is operated in English, other languages on request
- Certified Guides only
- Tour involves some walking, comfortable walking shoes are recommended
- This tour is not recommended for persons with reduced mobility
- This tour is not wheelchair accessible
- Our standard cancellation policy applies to this tour – Read More Here.
Totally enjoyed the experience! – Found the tour guides to be knowledgeable and competent of the area and wineries. They were highly courteous and respectful.
Wonderful tours in Bordeaux – During our stay in Bordeaux, we went on two wine tours. We enjoyed them a lot! My favorite was the tour of Margaux. Delphine is a sweet girl, she is a great tour guide!
Excellent!! – Very nice trip. Our guide Karim was very cool and showed a great knowledge about wines. The wineries visited were very good too!
Great tour to Medoc! – Highly recommend this tour, will do it again next time someone visits. Our guide was enthusiastic, funny and knowledgeable, and we learnt a lot at the château’s we visited.
The Ophorus Difference
Contagious Enthusiasm – ‘We had the most terrific guide! Very knowledgeable and enthusiastic’ – Virginia B. (Delaware, US)
Flexibility – ‘The guides really took an interest in what WE wanted to do’ Paul C. (UK)
Area Locals – ‘He was so much more than a driver. He really added local color and local flavor.’ Daniel W. (Georgia, US)
Read more about the Ophorus experience.