Bordeaux City Walking & Boat Tour

Enjoy discovering all of Bordeaux with a city tour and boat ride along the scenic Garonne River. Bordeaux combines every ingredient of the quintessential French "art de vivre,” including history, culture, architecture, wine, and food. During this private day tour, you'll explore Bordeaux from two vantage points: by walking through its city streets and by boat.

You'll start by strolling along the streets, passing sites such as the Grand Theatre, Place de la Bourse (former royal square of Bordeaux), historical center (UNESCO World Heritage Site), St-André Cathedral, the Gambetta Square, the river quays, and more. As you walk, enjoy listening to historical anecdotes about Bordeaux.

No French city tour is complete without sampling a bite or two, and Bordeaux is no exception! Near the cathedral, you'll stop at a popular bakery, savoring the flavors of fresh bread while chatting with the baker. You'll also visit the most famous chocolatier in Bordeaux, where the recipes have remained secret for several generations. Lastly, taste a "Tour de France" in a cheese shop, learning about various characters of famous cheeses like comté, Roquefort, and brie.

After your walk through the city, you'll meet the captain of your chaland boat, a typical vessel used to collect oysters in the Bay of Arcachon. Enjoy the calm and the tranquility of the Garonne River while relaxing in a deckchair. To end your tour, enjoy a delicious lunch onboard, featuring a seafood platter with squid and king prawn a la plancha, dessert, and two glasses of Bordeaux wine.

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