Bordeaux Gourmet Food Walking Tour
Start your day with a 4-hour gourmet food tour in Bordeaux’s city center. Follow your expert foodie guide on a leisurely walk through the city to three popular local food shops, learning about the history and traditions of Bordeaux along the way.
Savor the aromas of fresh-baked French bread as you enter a local bakery, where you’ll meet the baker and share his passion for the traditional way of making bread. You'll also get to taste a fresh baguette straight out of the oven!
Next, head to one of Bordeaux’s most famous chocolate makers, whose secret recipes have been kept alive for generations. You’ll be greeted by the owner and be presented with a variety of flavored chocolates, from ginger to green tea to olive. You’ll be delighted by these surprising combinations!
Continue with a ‘Tour de France’ of cheese at a local cheese shop. Indulge in some of the most classic and beloved French cheeses such as Comté, Roquefort and Brie while learning the know-how of French cheese makers (the experts).
With your taste buds warmed up, you’ll end your gourmet food tour with a buffet lunch in a typical Bordeaux apartment. Enjoy a hearty spread of the products you tasted during your tour, as well as some canelés (a typical regional cake), served with local Bordeaux wine.
Médoc Wine Tour
After lunch, board the minivan and embark along the Château Route past famous châteaux such as Margaux, Latour or Mouton-Rothschild. Learn about the Bordeaux wine region from your guide, and stop along the way for photo opportunities.
Arrive at your first stop, a charming family-run estate. Tour the château and its cellars before taking part in a wine workshop. Your expert guide will give you tips and techniques on how to identify aromas and flavors as you sample the château’s wines.
Then, head to your second stop, a classified growth château known for its high-quality wine. Learn about the winemaking process as you tour the vineyard and visit the cellars, and then taste the château’s wines with some French appetizers including local cheese, fresh bread and saucisson (dried sausage).
The exact châteaux visited vary, but may include Lamarque, Chasse-Spleen, Siran, Gruaud-Larose, Lagrange or Lascombes. At the end of your Médoc wine tour, relax on the ride back to Bordeaux.