Use your stay in France to visit Bordeaux, considered one of the most beautiful European cities, accompanied by our professional driver-guide. You will see why Bordeaux living is good while strolling through the streets of the city center and leave to taste the famous wine of Saint-Emilion at a local winegrower.
Two options are possible:
- Take the train from Paris to Bordeaux and from Bordeaux to Paris, meet our Paris City Vision representative in Montparnasse train station at 6.30am in front of the Relay store at the main entrance of the station, Raoul Dautry exit. Our guide will welcome you directly on the platform at Saint Jean station in Bordeaux upon your arrival at 8.56am.
- No transport from Paris. Meet your guide directly in front of the Bordeaux Tourist and Convention Office located in the center of the city at 8.15am.
Depending on the chosen excursion, you will leave and return to Paris on the high-speed train, or you will find our guide directly in front of the Bordeaux Tourist and Convention Office located in the center of the city. The guide will first pick up people at the Bordeaux Tourist and Convention Office and then go to the train station to pickup people arriving from Paris.
For starters, you will be comfortably seated in our air-conditioned minibus on your way to the village of Saint Emilion located about twenty kilometers from Bordeaux. Our driver-guide will offer you a walking tour of this picturesque village which has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1999 as a world-first cultural landscape. Begin your tour by visiting the monolithic church and its magnificent cloister. Stroll through the paved and hilly streets that highlight Saint-Emilion's special charm. You will be captivated by the city's natural character and the richness of its historical and architectural heritage.
We recommend wearing comfortable shoes for this hour-long walk. When you're done, you will take the minibus to meet an organic wine producer local to Saint-Emilion. You will visit a domain of Saint Emilion Grand Cru, historically recognized since 1925. You will see first-hand the daily life of a passionate winegrower who will give you a tour his estate for about an hour. After looking out on the vineyards at the entrance of the estate, you will enter two separate buildings. In the first, you will see how the tanks are installed, and your host will let you in on the secrets of winemaking. The second building houses barrels of wine ready for tasting. You can then discover the richness of this tasty wine during a delicious tasting.
After discovering Saint Emilion, you will return to Bordeaux by minibus. After 45 minutes, your guide will invite you to lunch at one of the many restaurants located in the city center. You will have about an hour and a half of free time to eat and stroll a little in the streets.
You will be asked to arrive at the front of the Bordeaux Tourist Office at 2:30 PM. You will find our guide who will prepare to take you through the city for a guided walking tour lasting nearly 2 hours. Here, you will dive into the unique atmosphere that makes Bordeaux so special. Depending on the streets that you take, you will encounter the frenetic energy of pedestrian walkways or squares, and the calm of more remote places.
As you walk, our guide will show you the city's key places. You will cross the Place de la Bourse where you will find the surprising water mirror whose magic will inspire young and old. You will arrive on the huge Quinconces square offering a superb view of the Garonne river. Take the Tourny alleyways lined with trees whose chic atmosphere contrasts with the hustle and bustle of the city center. You will reach Pey Berland Square, where the Town Hall and Saint André Cathedral are located. Walk along the lively main street, rue Sainte Catherine. You will be able to see the magnificent Saint Pierre church located in one of the old districts of Bordeaux. Finally, you can't miss one of Bordeaux's most iconic monuments, the majestic Big Bell which was formerly the Belfry of the Town Hall dating from the 15th century. 1 place de la bourse
This guided tour will end around 4:30 PM, you will then have free time to stroll around at your leisure.
If you have taken the option including the roundtrip trip from/to Paris, our guide will pick you up at 5.45pm at the Tourist and Convention Office of Bordeaux and accompany you by tram to the Saint Jean train station. You will then can catch the highspeed train to Paris that leaves at 6.34pm and arrives at Paris at 8.42pm.
If you have taken the option departing from Bordeaux, our guide will let you continue your discovery of Bordeaux in complete freedom. You can then keep on visiting Bordeaux with a stroll along the quays where you will find a more peaceful atmosphere. You can also go to the Chartrons district, which is a very trendy place today. Its buildings show a cultural diversity that ranges from luxury shops to the Museum of Contemporary Art. A few steps away, you can spend your time visiting the City of Wine, easily accessible from the city center by tram.
Further information on your confirmation voucher :
Departure from Bordeaux option: You will receive your confirmation and your voucher in 2 separate emails. Please print your voucher and redeem it to the our guide at the Tourism and Congress Office of Bordeaux.
Round trip from Paris option: You will receive your confirmation and your voucher in 2 separate emails. Please print your voucher and redeem it to the our representative at Montparnasse Station (In front of the Relay shop situated on the first floor of the station, main entrance, exit Raoul Meeting point)
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Code : BOD1
2 calendar days prior service: 50% of tour price (Central European Time) 1 calendar days prior service: 100% of tour price (Central European Time)