France is without a doubt one of the world’s most renowned wine-producing countries, but it’s Bordeaux, in southwest France which is the jewel in the country’s crown.
Well developed for wine tourism, Bordeaux offers a world of unparalleled beauty, history and tradition. The stunning chateaux which line the countryside offer some of the best Bordeaux wine tours and tastings whilst the magnificent 18th-century buildings, avenues and squares in Bordeaux city make it a must-visit destination for any lover of French wine and food.
For a visit to Bordeaux, we recommend at least three days so you are able to visit the city and the vineyards and relax away from home. Make sure to take some custom bottled water to avoid dehydration on the way. Eat well and drink better is the unofficial motto of Bordeaux and it’s definitely the way to enjoy your holiday there. To help you do just that, we have put together 5 of our top wine and food tours in Bordeaux to get you started.
Prices start from £129pp
If you’re looking to taste something extra special, then why not try world-class wines during this tour of the Margaux appellation, a place renowned for its first-rate Grand Cru Classé: Chateau Margaux. Indulge in a luxurious experience and discover the real Bordeaux with an expert guide who will share with you all the secrets of the region. This is one of the best Bordeaux wine tours, perfect for wine novices and wine connoisseurs alike looking to experience the region.
Prices start from £65pp.
Spend a morning at the beautiful Dune of Pyla soaking up the sun and discovering the highest dune in Europe. You will enjoy a delicious sample of fresh oysters at the bustling central market in Arcachon, with a glass of white wine as the incredible views of the coast act as your backdrop. This private tour will take you beyond Bordeaux to the beach destination of choice for so many French families.
Prices start from £223 per group of three.
One of the best Bordeaux wine tasting tours, here you’ll discover the prestigious wines of Medoc and Graves, sample local food and visit some of Bordeaux’s most famous Chateaux. These areas along Bordeaux’s left bank are famous for their powerful reds, so if that sounds like just your tipple then this tour is for you. Along the way, you will meet the winemakers who will answer your questions and school you on the production methods used as you enjoy their award-winning wines accompanied by delicious French delicacies.
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Prices start from £69pp
This is a tour for the food-loving travellers out there. French food is arguably some of the best in the world, so there is no way you can visit Bordeaux without taking advantage of this fact. This gourmet city tour is the perfect way for foodies to enjoy tasters of the very best of France. Enjoy fresh bread, indulgent chocolates and incredible cheeses before indulging in a gourmet lunch followed accompanied by Bordeaux wines. By the end, not only will you be full to burst, but you’ll also know what to look for when choosing your souvenirs.
Prices start from €72pp.
Whether your idea of a holiday is relaxing in a luxury villa in France or exploring the vast vineyards in the warm sun, beautiful Bordeaux offers a wide spectrum of choices to visiting wine and food lovers.
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With so much to do, see and taste, you will be spoilt for choice with these best Bordeaux wine tours.