• Location: Bordeaux, France
  • Duration: 4 hours (approx.)
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Delve into the culinary wonderland of Bordeaux with a 4-hour gourmet food tour. Join your knowledgeable foodie guide for a walking tour of the city, stopping in beloved local shops to sample things like chocolate, cheese and bread and meet the passionate shop owners. At the end of the tour, enjoy a buffet-style lunch of local specialties accompanied by fantastic Bordeaux wine.

Highlights

  • Food walking tour around the city of Bordeaux
  • Visit three local food shops to meet the owners and sample the staples of French cuisine
  • Taste a traditional baguette, savor flavored chocolates and indulge in classic French cheeses like Comté and Brie
  • End with a lovely buffet lunch served with Bordeaux wine

What You Can Expect

Bordeaux Gourmet Food Walking Tour with Lunch

Local Cheese

Begin your 4-hour gourmet exploration of Bordeaux by meeting your guide near Place des Quinconces in the city center. This food tour ambles through Bordeaux and a very leisurely pace, giving you time to marvel at the historic beauty of the city's architecture. Listen as your professional foodie guide offers insight into Bordeaux's culinary history as you walk.

Visit a favorite local bakery, with inviting scents of freshly-baked baguettes surrounding you as you meet the baker and sample some handmade treats.

Next, visit one of the most famous chocolatiers in the city to meet the owner. Generations have kept the shop's recipes secret, and though you may never be able to duplicate what you taste you'll certainly enjoy the samples. Unique flavor components include green tea, olive and ginger.

Follow your guide to a cheese shop to learn about the cheese-making traditions that make French cheese so world-famous while you sample cheeses from different parts of the country, including Roquefort, Brie and Comté.

After all this sampling, finish your tour with a visit to a typical apartment for a buffet-style lunch. Take your pick from the generous array of food offerings, including many of the items you sampled earlier in the tour, accompanied by some excellent Bordeaux wine. Conclude your lunch with a traditional Bordeaux cake called a canelé. The tour ends after lunch.

Customer Reviews

Maria S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2017

This tour was amazing!

cmg45

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2017

Very nice tour. The guide was very knowledgeable about the history of Bordeaux and we had a lot of time at each stop. Sampled pastries, cheeses, and had a great tour of a chocolate shop that dates back to the 1800's. The tour ended with lunch at the Viator dining room. It was very nice, plenty of food and wine and samples picked up on the walking tour. It was also nice to have the time to visit more with the other couple on the tour.

Claudia C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2017

This one was great. We got a tour of the city and went to the best bakery where we had coffee and pastries that were delicious. Then we went to the chocolate factory and learned a lot about making chocolate and tasted a lot of them. The last one was the cheese store. We had 3 very good chesses. After all that we went for lunch. We had a very good quiche and lots of wine. We ended up buying some wine to ship home. The whole experience was fantastic.

Kathy United States of ... 

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2017

Our guide was very friendly as well as knowledgeable about his hometown. Of course we saw the important buildings and monuments but our visit to a special bakery where we had their bread and some coffee was a pleasant break in the walk. We also stopped at a cheese shop for a tasting. The highlight was our stop at the chocolate shop where everything was a work of art. Upstairs we saw the professionals at work and tasted different varieties of chocolate. The tour ended with a nice lunch with wine, naturally.

evelyntabarias

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2017

So well organized. Great tour guide. The chocolate factory tour was far better than the one included in our cruise excursion version.
More to view, sample, and be told about the whole process not just a visit to a shop for mere purchases. Left wonderful memories.

Don C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2017

One of the best tours we have taken. Small group, friendly, knowledgeable guide who really knew her way around the town and through the backrooms and kitchens of many of the best restaurants in town. A must it really is if you are going to be in Bordeaux!

Alexander A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2016

A great experience, lovely guide and a small group. Recommend!

Robyn C Australia

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

A great way to walk around Bordeaux and taste some fabulous food. The best being the chocolate shop we visited where chocolates are still made by hand. Got to taste as many as we liked. Then visited the shop to purchase chocolates. Wished we had bought more as the best chocolates I have ever tasted and very reasonably priced. Lunch was also very nice in an apartment in Bordeaux and served with wine. Guide very knowledgeable. Great walking tour all over Bordeaux.

b.maltby

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

A wonderful walking tour of the old centre of Bordeaux, concluding with an excellent lunch with your fellow tour members. Money well spent.

jmarble

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

The tour was excellent BUT VIATOR rated TERRIBLY in letting us know WHERE we would need to join this tour.
Not specific enough VIATOR.

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