Bordeaux highlights and hidden jewels


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City, First Time Visitor, Museums / Culture


Kid Friendly: Yes. Suitable for family with children from 6 years old.

Friendly: No.

Maximum travelers: 9



English (fluent), German (advanced), Spanish (basic)

The best of Bordeaux for your first time in!

Welcome to Bordeaux!

During this great half-day tour you will discover the main sites of Bordeaux : from the waterfront along the River Garonne to the narrow streets of the Old Town, including the beautiful Saint Andrew gothic Cathedral.

This tour is perfect if you are visiting Bordeaux for the first time. We'll discover the town by walking and take benefit from the best views along the waterfront to see best of Bordeaux Unesco World Heritage site.

During our walk in the Old Town, you will experience little squares and narrow streets, lined with authentic classical houses in limestone. They highly contribute to the unique atmosphere of Bordeaux. Let's experience the so famous art-de-vivre by sampling local canelés cakes.
We'll discover the largest gothic Cathedral of the whole area, which remains famous for the different weddings celebrated there and for the outstanding gothic sculptures on the portals.
One of the highlight of Bordeaux is the water front, we'll enjoy strolling with the Bordelais!


Adapted from our departure location and time, our tour will flow as followed :

Grand Théâtre, Girondins Square and Monument, Waterfront, Old Town from Place de la Bourse to Saint-Catherine street, Saint-Andrew Cathedral.
The Cathedral offers restrictive opening time so that the itinerary will be flexible to be sure to include the guided tour of it.

A break in the Old Town is planned to experience Bordeaux so typical art-de-vivre. In or at the terrace of a nice café, we'll chat while enjoying a coffee or whatever you might want to taste.

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: At your hotel if located in Bordeaux center or in front of the Grand Théâtre - Place de la Comédie (ideal central location).

End location: At your hotel if located in Bordeaux center or in front of the Grand Théâtre - Place de la Comédie (ideal central location).

Duration: 3 hours 30 min.


Mainly on foot, the walking part can be shorten by using the very modern and convenient tramway system.

What’s Included

- My services as your private tour guide during 3,5 hours
- Tramway tickets transportation if needed (valid for the Shuttle Boat)
- Local "canelé" cake tasting
- Saint Andrew Cathedral guided tour

Estimated Local Cash Needed

20 € - You will need cash for a coffee, tea or a glass of wine during our break.

What’s Extra

Beverages in a typical café during our break in Old Town (if you wish to).

If you want I can organise tastings in several boutiques (cheese, bread, chocolate, pastry...) for additionnal cost of 40€/person. Please request this option ahead.


I am not a driver. I can accompany you in your vehicle or I can arrange for a private car and driver.

A Recent Review of this tour

Isabelle is a top notch guide. She was waiting with a big smile as we arrived at agreed time / place. She confirmed the pick up location/timing with our driver. Important because our group ranged from 3 to 71. She was very knowledgeable, provided helpful answers and interesting sidebars. Our group of 8 stretched out over quite a distance but she adjusted to our pace. We had a pleasant break for the Grandkids snack time. She even purchased Caneles Baillardrans for us. We recommend Isabelle very highly.
Dan Ehrman

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