A Guide to the Best Experiences in Bordeaux

St. Emilion, Bordeaux
St. Emilion, Bordeaux | © Kevin Galvin / Alamy Stock Photo
Although it’s famous for being a wine-growing region, Bordeaux is also a UNESCO-listed city home to striking historical buildings and other architectural masterpieces. Immerse yourself in history, art and – of course – wine culture with Culture Trip’s list of must-have experiences in Bordeaux.

Whether you are looking to learn about Bordeaux’s interesting history, visit a vineyard or simply relax by the riverside, France’s sixth-largest city caters to everyone.

ClassSmall-Group Wine Tasting and Workshop in Bordeaux
From $58 per person
2 hours
4.9 (10)
Develop your knowledge and appreciation of French wine with a 2-hour small-group wine tasting and workshop in Bordeaux. Start your session with a presentation of the main French wine regions by your professional wine educator in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere. Next, learn some wine-tasting techniques; learn how to identify different aromas; and enjoy an appetizer platter of local cheese, meats and bread while tasting eight different wines from regions including Bordeaux, Burgundy, Côtes du Rhône and the Loire Valley. Finish the fun session with a wine-blending workshop, where you’ll create your own blend of wine.
ToursSmall-Group Medoc or St-Emilion Wine Tasting and Chateaux Tour from Bordeaux
From $114 per person
5 hours 30 minutes
4.6 (10)
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 châteaux and enjoy tasting different wines accompanied by a typical French platter of local bread, cheese and cured meat. End your afternoon with sightseeing and a wine workshop where you’ll learn some expert wine-tasting tips.
ToursFull-Day Medoc Wine Tour from Bordeaux
From $148 per person
8 hours 30 minutes
4.9 (10)
Join this wine tour from Bordeaux to the Médoc for a full day of scenic drives and wine tasting. The Médoc produces some of the most renowned red wines in the Bordeaux wine region and offers some of the best wine-tasting opportunities in the whole of France. You will visit famous classified growth vineyards and castles, where you can taste wines from the Médoc. Return to Bordeaux.

Throughout the day, you can admire some of the most beautiful chateaux in France as you enjoy three visits to wineries.

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ToursBordeaux Gourmet Food Walking Tour with Lunch
From $85 per person
4 hours
4.8 (10)
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 the owners. You'll sample breads, cheeses and chocolates, followed by a buffet lunch served with local Bordeaux wine.

Please notice that lunch is included.
Please advise us if you have any food allergies - special requirements.
No alternatives will be available the day of the tour.
ToursArcachon Half-Day Trip from Bordeaux Including Pyla Dune and Oyster Tasting
From $76 per person
4 hours 30 minutes
4.5 (29)
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 dune in Europe, and admire the spectacular views from the top, before visiting an oyster farm for a sample of fresh oysters. Numbers are limited to eight people on this small-group tour, ensuring a more personalized experience.
ToursCheese and wine tasting in Bordeaux
From $46 per person
1 hour 30 minutes
4.8 (4)
Enjoy a unique cheese & wine tasting experience during your stay in Bordeaux. In one of the most uncommon restaurant in town, discover the art of Cheese & wine pairing as you enter the "100 cheese cellar". Here, you will be introduced with cheeses from all over France from the most common to the lesser known. Then, rejoice as your tasting will include a selection of 9 different cheeses that will be paired with 3 Bordeaux wines.