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3 Days in Bordeaux: Suggested Itineraries

By Viator, August 2010

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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 45 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 $168.51

Full-Day Small-Group Medoc Wine Tour from Bordeaux

4.5 star rating: Recommended 22 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 $168.51

Bordeaux Vineyards Wine Tasting Half-Day Trip

4 star rating: Recommended 170 Reviews

Take a guided tour of wine chateaux in the main Bordeaux appellation on any day of the week. The properties visited change every week and are not restricted to ...  Read more

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

From USD $47.74

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

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 21 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 $122.17

Small-Group St Emilion Half-Day Trip from Bordeaux

4.5 star rating: Recommended 14 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 $98.30

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

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 10 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 $203.62

Bordeaux Wine Day Trip

4 star rating: Recommended 48 Reviews

Explore the vineyards that have made Bordeaux wines famous the world over on this full-day wine tour. You'll discover Bordeaux's extraordinary wine heritage ...  Read more

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

From USD $84.26

Small-Group Médoc Wine Tour from Bordeaux

3 star rating: Worth doing 4 Reviews

On this small-group wine tour from Bordeaux, you’ll enjoy scenic drives through the Médoc wine region and taste some delicious French wines! During this ...  Read more

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

From USD $98.30

Arcachon Half-Day Trip from Bordeaux Including Pyla Dune and Oyster Tasting

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 2 Reviews

Spend a morning away from Bordeaux on this half-day trip to the Bay of Arcachon. On this small-group tour, visit Pyla Dune (Dune du Pyla), the largest sand ...  Read more

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

From USD $91.28

Medoc 1855 Classification Premium Wine Tasting Day Trip

4.5 star rating: Recommended 7 Reviews

Taste your way through the famous Médoc wine region on this full-day wine tour from Bordeaux. At three different châteaux, you’ll sample premium red ...  Read more

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

From USD $139.02

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