Landmarks of Bordeaux - Private Walking Tour, Bordeaux

Discover Bordeaux's architectural wonders and iconic landmarks on a private guided tour.

Overview

Immerse yourself in the rich history and stunning architecture of Bordeaux with this private guided tour. Start by exploring famous landmarks such as the Grand Theatre and the Monument aux Girondins, venture through the Allée de Tourny, and stroll down the rue Sainte-Catherine. Finish the tour at the Place de la Bourse, highlighted by the mesmerizing water mirror. You have the flexibility to choose the tour duration that best suits your preferences. Options include a standard two-hour tour, a relaxed 2.5-hour tour allowing for more photography and anecdotes, or an extended three-hour tour with a focus on exploring medieval times.

Highlights

  • Learn about the city's rich history from knowledgeable guides
  • Explore the 18th-century architecture along the Allée de Tourny
  • Experience the vibrant Saint-Pierre district
  • Wander through the cobbled medieval streets and admire the oldest city gate
  • Discover Bordeaux's most famous landmarks, including the Grand Theatre and the Monument aux Girondins

Know before you go

Duration
2.5 hours
Recommended for
All ages
Group
Private

What you'll do

Your immersive journey into Bordeaux's rich history begins in the vibrant heart of downtown at the Grand Theatre. As you marvel at this architectural wonder, your knowledgeable guide will delve into the theater's fascinating heritage. Next, you'll head to the Monument aux Girondins and listen to the intriguing story of how this enduring symbol of Bordeaux narrowly escaped becoming scrap metal during World War II.

Continuing through the city, you'll venture down the Allée de Tourny. As you walk, your guide will shed light on its significant role in shaping Bordeaux's 18th-century cityscape. From there, you'll traverse the rue Sainte-Catherine. This bustling street, a lifeline of the city for over 2000 years, will lead you to the lively Saint-Pierre district. Noted for its cafés and restaurants, it's the perfect spot for gastronomical exploration.

Your last stop is the iconic Place de la Bourse. Built by King Louis XV in the early 18th century as the Royal Plaza, it's a must-see for its splendid façade and the mesmerizing water mirror. The grandeur of the square provides a fitting end to your tour, giving you a profound sense of Bordeaux's unique neighborhoods and enduring history.

You can choose the duration of the tour based on your preferences. If you opt for the relaxed version, which is two hours, you'll have more time to capture photographs, hear additional anecdotes, and delve deeper into the city's past. And, if you choose the three-hour-long tour, you'll receive further insights into the city's medieval history. You'll explore the cobblestone streets, pass through the Renaissance gate, admire the 13th-century gate, and conclude the tour at the magnificent Saint-André Cathedral, allowing you to thoroughly immerse yourself in Bordeaux's captivating history.

What's included

  • Private guide

Traveler reviews

4 total ratings, 3 with reviews
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Lisa C.
Purcellville, VA | Reviewed on Sep 26, 2022
Very nice tour of the landmarks of Bordeaux. Tour guide was knowledgeable abd friendly. Read more

Very nice tour of the landmarks of Bordeaux. Tour guide was knowledgeable abd friendly.

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Mark M.
Colorado Springs, CO | Reviewed on Jun 26, 2022
Very pleasant and informative. Our guide was very knowledgeable and friendly. In just a few hours we learned so much about the city and its history! It really improved our whole stay in Bordeaux! Read more

Very pleasant and informative. Our guide was very knowledgeable and friendly. In just a few hours we learned so much about the city and its history! It really improved our whole stay in Bordeaux!

Tips for future travelers

Having this introduction to the city made the rest of our time in Bordeaux so much richer! Our later wanderings were so much nicer as a result of the background and orientation we gained during this experience.

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Our guide so knowledgeable and nice, and provided so much information on the city and its history.
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Jamie C.
Asheville, NC | Reviewed on Apr 25, 2022
My guide was wonderful - very informative, personable. Also had great suggestions for other activities. Read more

My guide was wonderful - very informative, personable. Also had great suggestions for other activities.

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