Bordeaux In Depth Walking Tour

A Three Hour Exploration of Bordeaux’s Delights

Discover the Highlights of This UNESCO World Heritage City

Tour Saint Andrews Cathedral, the Monument of the Girondins, and the Grand Theatre

Hand-Picked Guides Only. English-Speaking, Local Experts

Trip Details

Prices:

260€ Per Group
Minimum 2 People, Max Group Size 30.


When:

Available all year round, on request, except May 1st, Dec. 25th, Jan. 1st


Duration:

3 hours


Trip Style:

Private Walking Tour


Meeting Point:

Tour begins at hotel or dedicated pickup point TBC.


Inclusions:

Pick up and return at hotel in Bordeaux center
Services of a certified English speaking tour guide
3 hour tour


Exclusions:

Personal insurance and expenses
Meals and drinks
Entrance fees to monuments, museums, attractions
Gratuities for the guide

Peel Back the Layers of France’s ‘Sleeping Beauty’

Welcome to Bordeaux! Come and discover one of the most fascinating French towns that has resurrected. Coined the “Sleeping Beauty”, the city has over gone a radical transformation leading it to be declared UNESCO World Heritage in 2007. During our private guided walking tour of Bordeaux, you will discover the most famous monuments and landmarks that the city has to offer. Bordeaux has been classified a “City of Art and History” and is home to one of Europe’s largest collection of 18th-Century architecture.

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.

Good to Know

  • Tour requires minimum 2 passengers (adults) to operate
  • Tour is operated in English, other languages on request
  • All guides are French locals who are fully licensed. Our guides are just like France: warm, interesting and passionate
  • 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
  • Price is per group, from 2 to maximum 30 persons
  • Prices are listed as a guide only
  • Our standard cancellation policy applies to this tour – Read More Here.

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.