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Our most recommended Aquitaine Activities

  • La Cité du Vin Skip-the-Line Entrance Ticket & Wine Tasting

    1. La Cité du Vin Skip-the-Line Entrance Ticket & Wine Tasting

    Enjoy a tour of the permanent collection at La Cité du Vin, covering 19 exhibits on the theme of wine. Skip the line to enter, and then spend around 3 hours making your way through the exhibits with the aid of a hand-held companion, a digital guide available in 8 languages. At the end of the tour, head to the 8th floor and its belvedere, where you'll have a 360-degree, panoramic view of Bordeaux and the surrounding area. You’ll also have the opportunity to enjoy a glass of wine at a tasting session, choosing from a regularly renewed selection of 20 world wines. After your visit you can browse the on-site boutique, and visit the wine cellar with a vast international selection, the restaurants (with one on the 7th floor offering a panoramic view) and also the reading room.

    Our e tickets were easy and the museum is super clean, innovative, and makes it fun to learn.

  • Bordeaux: River Garonne Cruise with Glass of Wine

    2. Bordeaux: River Garonne Cruise with Glass of Wine

    Discover Bordeaux from the River Garonne onboard the yacht, Le Luna. Enjoy a different perspective on the historic city with expert commentary. From the river, see some of the most famous sights of the city including the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Gothic Cathedral. Admire 18th and 19th-century mansions and art museums. Enjoy a glass of local wine and a small traditional cake from the region, known as a canelé.

    A great way to see the city on a hot day! We sat at a table at the back of the boat in the shade with a cool breeze. The compère managed to give us a running commentary in three languages! She was interested in us as well as telling us about the highlights of the city. The length of the trip was perfect - just 90 minutes and the glass of wine was lovely

  • Saint Emilion: Guided Winery Tour & Wine Tasting

    3. Saint Emilion: Guided Winery Tour & Wine Tasting

    During this tour. you will see 2 different winery styles. First, discover a traditional winery with an authentic cellar and typical architecture of Saint Emilion, producing a traditional style of wine for the region. The second winery is a forward-looking one with modern cellar on the cutting edge of technology. Discover how the winemakers use cutting-edge technology and viticulture techniques to perfect the winemaking process and produce a different, innovate style of wine. Learn all about the winemaking process from the vines, the varietals, the aging, and everything around it. The visit will be followed by the tasting of 3 Saint Emilion Grand Cru wines, from the different estates with an introduction to wine tasting technics.

    Great guide, fantastic English. Suitable as short introduction to wine-making in Saint Emilion.

  • From Bordeaux: Saint-Emilion Wine Tasting Experience

    4. From Bordeaux: Saint-Emilion Wine Tasting Experience

    Take a scenic drive to the beautiful wine region of Saint-Emilion, departing Bordeaux at 13:45, and visit a charming family-run wine estate on the right bank of the Dordogne River. Experience the intimacy of the private chateau as you tour the traditional vat room and cellar. Then learn the steps of proper wine tasting at a tasting class. Train your nose to identify wine aromas before enjoying some fine wines. Next go to a "Great Classified Growth" (Grand Cru) wine estate overlooking the picturesque Saint-Emilion vineyards. Get explanations about the wine-making process, and journey from the vine to the bottle. Reward yourself with an aperitif served with some quality fresh bread and cheese.             Then, take a guided tour of the medieval village of Saint-Emilion in the early evening, and discover why it was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Return to Bordeaux for a drop of...

    Rémi was the best guide ever! He gave us so much information and always catered his tours to the team that he was taking around. He also spoke excellent English!

  • Bordeaux Lunch Cruise

    5. Bordeaux Lunch Cruise

    Climb aboard a pleasure boat in Bordeaux and cruise along the waterfront for a unique perspective of the beautiful city. Listed by UNESCO as an inhabited historic city of outstanding urban and architectural value, the port city of Bordeaux has more protected buildings than any other city in France except Paris. You will pass under a vertical-lift bridge spanning the River Garonne and continue to the Pont d'Aquitaine. While on board, enjoy a sit down menu of delicious French food, including a starter, main course and dessert. The boat will turn around after the Port of Bassens and return to the pier in Bordeaux at approximately 2:00 PM.

    This tour is for 3 hours and not 2 as stated by GetYourGuide. The tour was good and the food was good.

  • Soussans: 1.5-Hour Guided Winery Tour and Vertical Tasting

    6. Soussans: 1.5-Hour Guided Winery Tour and Vertical Tasting

    You’ll begin your 1.5-hour guided winery tour at the reception of the Château Haut Breton Larigaudière. Nestled in the prestigious Margaux Appellation and ideally situated on the Road of the Châteaux, you’ll go on to discover the secrets behind the elegance of the special wines crafted here. Your tour will start in front of the winery with a presentation of the property and its history. Next, your expert guide will show you around the fermenting room, explaining the winemaking process as you go, before continuing down to the barrel cellar for an introduction on the art of wine aging.

  • Bordeaux: 1.5-Hour Mystery Walking Tour in French

    7. Bordeaux: 1.5-Hour Mystery Walking Tour in French

    Get an insider’s view of Bordeaux’s mysterious and mythical past on a 1.5-hour group walking tour of the city with a French-speaking guide. Begin your urban walking adventure by meeting your guide at the Basilica of Saint Severinus. Take in views of winding cobblestone streets, large squares, and narrow lanes as you walk from the north to the south of the city, listening to fascinating tales and legends that have haunted residents for centuries along your way. Learn about Charlemagne's ties to the city, why inhabitants were imprisoned, and discover the incredible bestiary that terrified the once-medieval city's citizens.

  • From Bilbao: San Sebastian and Biarritz Full Day Tour

    8. From Bilbao: San Sebastian and Biarritz Full Day Tour

    Delight in the renowned beaches of Biarritz, meander through the narrow streets of Saint Jean De Luz, taste local cuisine at the fishing village of Hondarribia, and marvel at the architectural beauty of San Sebastian on this full day tour from Bilbao. Follow the highway towards the east, through stunning natural landscapes, to arrive at Biarritz. Known as the Beach of Kings, it was a magnet for famous and royalty such as Napoleon III, Gary Cooper, and Frank Sinatra, and is still nowadays a very important tourist destination. Stroll through the old port, the Virgin on the Rock, and the scenic streets of this sea-side village. Next, following the panoramic coastal road views, you will continue onto Saint Jean De Luz, a lovely small village located on the French Basque coast. The house of Louis XIV, the Church of Saint Jean Baptist, and charming narrow streets are tourist highlights. Onw...

    We loved Estefan! Knowledgeable and very enthusiastic. We thought it was good value for money, and loved 3/4 stops. The lunch stop in Honorarriba, could have been skipped. It wasn’t very good in my opinion. Really enjoyed it overall.

  • Margaux: Guided Wine Tasting Tour of Château Winery

    9. Margaux: Guided Wine Tasting Tour of Château Winery

    Enjoy a guided tour of Château Haut-Breton Larigaudière while learning the secrets of Bordeaux wine production. Taste three different types of wine. Meet your guide in front of the family château. Begin your tour and learn the history of local winemaking. Discover the terroir's characteristics and visit its traditional vat room. End with a commented tasting featuring AOC Bordeaux Supérieur, AOC Margaux, and AOC Saint-Emilion Grand Cru. Stop at the winery boutique if you wish to purchase a bottle with the help of your guide. Enjoy extra time to explore the park of the château and take beautiful pictures of your experience.

  • Soussans: Guided Winery Tour with Wine Tasting near Margaux

    10. Soussans: Guided Winery Tour with Wine Tasting near Margaux

    Enjoy a 1-hour tour and wine tasting experience at the Chateau Haut Breton Larigaudiere winery near Bordeaux. Nestled in the prestigious appellation of Margaux, you will discover the secrets behind the elegance of this region's wines. Learn about the history of wine making, and taste locally-produced wines. After being welcomed at the reception, you experience begins with a tour of the property and an explanation of its history. Continue to the fermenting room, where your guide will explain the winemaking process, then visit the barrel cellar to talk about wine aging. The tour will be followed by a guided tasting of several wines (depending on the option) from the Margaux appellation.

    We had a lovely time at the château, it was off season and covid times so we had the place to ourselves! Our tour guide camille was super knowledgeable and fun and really helped to demystify the winemaking process for us. Excellent value for money as well as you get a one hour tour and three tastings. Definitely worth the trip, merci encore Camille !

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What people are saying about Aquitaine

Excellent walking tour in Bordeaux with Karen. He was extremely knowledgeable and as a local, had great tips on places to eat and see which were non tourist places. Even after the tour had ended, he kept sending me additional info. He was enthusiastic and clearly loved the city, the history and what it had to offer.

We had a wonderful, guided tour at Chateau Haut Breton. The guide Florentine was very competent, inspiring and willing to answer all our strange questions with an interested and open mind. Not to forget excellent languages skills. We enjoyed every minute.

Rémi was the best guide ever! He gave us so much information and always catered his tours to the team that he was taking around. He also spoke excellent English!

Tour guid is excellent and helpful. We are very happy and enjoy.

Very experienced guide but made it very easy to understand.