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3 Days in Bordeaux: Suggested Itineraries

By Viator, December 2014

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It’s impossible to mention the name Bordeaux without thoughts of ruby red wine, so charge your glass and drink deep of the region's many charms. This lovely city on the lower Atlantic coast is a Neo-Classical beauty with pedestrianized boulevards, gorgeous architecture and a boisterous university population ensuring a lively mix of bars and cafes. Pair your choice of wine with excellent restaurants and local cuisine, and experience 'la vie en rose' in one of the premier destinations in France.

Day 1: Bordeaux in a Day

Start the day with a stroll along Bordeaux’s pedestrianized shopping strip, Ste-Catherine, for window shopping at chic boutiques and breakfast in a sidewalk cafe. Then choose from art, history and culture at the city’s museums, perhaps 17th century paintings at the Beaux-Arts Museum, housed in the 1770s town hall. For a primer on French taste, view exquisite gilt, porcelain and furnishings at the Museum of Decorative Arts. As the afternoon lengthens, take a stroll in Bordeaux's English-style gardens before choosing a classic French brasserie for Atlantic oysters and duck confit.

Day 2: Savoir Faire

Where better than Bordeaux to refine your palate and discover the art of pairing food and wine? Sample wine and cheese combinations in a local restaurant, or sign up for a wine course at the Maison du Vin de Bordeaux – you can choose from a two-hour class, day-long session or intensive four-day course.

Day 3: Nearby Gems

Bordeaux is surrounded by vineyards and wine villages, and the two most popular destinations for a wine-tasting day trip are Médoc and St-Émilion. Visitors to the Médoc are rewarded by classic Margaux and Saint Julien red wines, sand-dune beaches, Atlantic surf and pine forests. The vineyards surrounding medieval St-Émilion are so precious they’re World Heritage listed. Take a guided tour of St-Émilion’s steep village streets and subterranean catacombs, caves and cloisters, then break the ice with a fun blind wine tasting at the Maison du Vin.

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Small-Group Saint-Emilion and Pomerol Day Trip from Bordeaux

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 96 Reviews

Join this small-group day trip to the Saint-Emilion and Pomerol wine-making region of France. This full-day guided excursion from Bordeaux offers picturesque ...  Read more

Location: Bordeaux, France
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $133.94

Small-Group Medoc or St-Emilion Wine Tasting and Chateaux Tour from Bordeaux

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 60 Reviews

Enjoy an afternoon of French wine tasting in either the Medoc or St-Emilion wine region on this small-group tour from Bordeaux. Visit two wonderful French ...  Read more

Location: Bordeaux, France
Duration: 5 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $98.22

Small-Group St-Emilion Bike Tour from Bordeaux Including Wine Tastings and Lunch

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 23 Reviews

Spend a day exploring the French region of St-Emilion by bike, accompanied by a friendly guide. From Bordeaux, take a train to the UNESCO-listed village of ...  Read more

Location: Bordeaux, France
Duration: 9 hours (approx.)

From USD $161.84

Bordeaux Super Saver: Small-Group Wine Tasting and Lunch plus St-Emilion Wine Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 11 Reviews

Enjoy wine tastings galore with this Bordeaux Super Saver, which combines two best-selling wine tours for a discounted price. In Bordeaux, taste and learn ...  Read more

Location: Bordeaux, France
Duration: 9 hours (approx.)

From USD $151.80
$169.65 Save $17.85

Full-Day Small-Group Medoc Wine Tour from Bordeaux

4.5 star rating: Recommended 37 Reviews

Join this small-group wine tour from Bordeaux to the Médoc for a full day of scenic drives and wine tasting. The Médoc produces some of the most ...  Read more

Location: Bordeaux, France
Duration: 8 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $133.94

Small-Group St Emilion Half-Day Trip from Bordeaux

4.5 star rating: Recommended 40 Reviews

Join this small-group tour from Bordeaux to discover the beautiful medieval village of St Emilion. Start the tour with a visit and wine-tasting session in a ...  Read more

Location: Bordeaux, France
Duration: 4 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $78.13

Bordeaux Vineyards Wine Tasting Half-Day Trip

4 star rating: Recommended 214 Reviews

Explore the cellars and vineyards of Bordeaux’s wineries on this 5-hour tour, and enjoy tastings along the way. Travel into the countryside outside Bordeaux by ...  Read more

Location: Bordeaux, France
Duration: 5 hours (approx.)

From USD $42.41

Bordeaux Super Saver: Small-Group Trip to Arcachon with Oyster Tasting and Lunch plus Médoc Wine Tour

4.5 star rating: Recommended 3 Reviews

Enjoy a full day of gorgeous vineyards, stunning châteaux, fine wine and fresh oysters as you visit the Médoc wine region and the Bay of Arcachon for ...  Read more

Location: Bordeaux, France
Duration: 10 hours (approx.)

From USD $169.65
$187.51 Save $17.86

Bordeaux Gourmet Food Walking Tour with Lunch

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 7 Reviews

Taste Bordeaux’s many delights on this 4-hour gourmet food tour. Exploring the city on foot with your food-lover guide, visit well-known local shops to meet ...  Read more

Location: Bordeaux, France
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $78.13

Garonne River Cruise Including Dinner from Bordeaux

3.5 star rating: Worth doing 4 Reviews

Admire Bordeaux's glittering waterfront on this 3-hour evening Garonne River cruise, with dinner served on board. Sip a welcome cocktail as you soak up views ...  Read more

Location: Bordeaux, France
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $61.39

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