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Cité du Vin: Our most recommended tours and activities

Bordeaux: River Garonne Cruise with Glass of Wine

1. 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 as you sip on your choice of wine, hot drink or soft drink, and enjoy a piece of canelé cake. 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. Learn about the rich history of the city from your expert guide as your cruise along on a vintage post-war yacht. Enjoy a glass of local wine and a small traditional cake from the region, known as a canelé.

Bordeaux: Guided River Cruise

2. Bordeaux: Guided River Cruise

Explore Bordeaux from a new perspective with a river cruise on the Garonne with live commentary. Sail into the heart of the French wine region and admire the UNESCO World Heritage Listed Port de la Lune. Learn about the architecture of the Middle Ages and Renaissance as you relax on board. Make your way to the pontoon close to Pont de Pierre and meet your friendly guide and group for the day. Settle down on your boat and start your cruise along the Garonne river. Listen to live commentary from your guide as you admire the beautiful buildings that line the riverbanks. Pass by the Place de la Bourse historical square, the district of Saint-Pierre, and the iconic Cite du Vin.

Bordeaux: City Pass for 48 or 72-Hours

3. Bordeaux: City Pass for 48 or 72-Hours

The Bordeaux Métropole City Pass is available for 48 or 72 hours, consecutively, for individual travelers, and offers free or reduced-price access to services and attractions. The validity of the card begins with the first use. A practical guidebook is provided with the card. Benefits and Privileges with 48 and 72-hour Passes • Enter the Cité du Vin • The Bassins of Lights entrance • 1 city tour of your choice: the touristic train, the open-top bus or the guided walking tour • Free entry to 15 museums and monuments  • Unlimited access to the public transportation network (tramway, bus, river shuttle) • Many other discounts

Bordeaux: Cité du Vin Direct Ticket and Wine Tasting

4. Bordeaux: Cité du Vin Direct Ticket and Wine Tasting

Book your entry ticket to La Cité du Vin in Bordeaux, covering 18 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 digital guide available in 8 languages. Take a journey to the heart of the great history of wine. Through interactive spaces, explore vineyards all over the world, put your senses to the test, or learn a bit more about the fabulous process of winemaking. At the end of the tour, head to the 8th floor and its Belvedere for a 360-degree, panoramic view of Bordeaux and the surrounding area. Also, enjoy a glass of wine at a tasting session, choosing from a renewed selection of 15 world wines. After your visit, you can browse the on-site boutique, the wine cellar with a vast international selection, the restaurants (with one on the 7th floor offering a panoramic view), and the reading room.

Bordeaux: Wine Tasting Cruise

5. Bordeaux: Wine Tasting Cruise

Discover the wines and scenic waterfront of Bordeaux on a 1.5-hour wine tasting cruise, and marvel at 18th-century façades, Stone Bridge and other romantic bridges, and busy ports from the River Garonne. Explore the Chartrons district from the Garonne River Climb aboard the pleasure boat at our dock (facing the 24, Quai des Chartrons) at 16:15, and then cruise by the historic buildings of the UNESCO-listed Port de la Lune. Pass under the bridges of the Pont Jacques-Chaban-Delmas and Pont d’Aquitaine (Bordeaux' Golden Gate). After you pass the village of Lormont, the boat will turn around and sail back to the city center from the port zone of Bassens. Along the way, taste 2 wines representative of the regional vineyards of Bordeaux, all under the expert tuition of a wine guide and lecturer. Learn the history of Bordeaux and its river and wine trade. Return to the quay for an approximate 18:00 disembarkation.

Bordeaux: City Sightseeing Cruise

6. Bordeaux: City Sightseeing Cruise

Immerse yourself in a captivating journey, complete with fascinating commentary that reveals all the secrets of the historic city, on this sightseeing cruise in Bordeaux. Admire the majestic Pont de Pierre, Place de la Bourse and Quinconces from a unique vantage point: the river. Let yourself be captivated by the charm of this exceptional panorama, frozen in time. You're welcome to bring your own snacks, salads, sandwiches or picnics (no alcoholic beverages or glass containers). Enjoy your food on board the boat, and enjoy the cruise in a whole new way. Depending on the dates, local producers may be present on board (not always guaranteed). You'll be able to indulge your taste buds with carefully prepared dishes as you contemplate the breathtaking scenery that passes before your eyes. But that's not all. Once docked, take time to stroll, explore. and enjoy the vibrant atmosphere of the "Port de la Lune." Take an hour or more to soak up the history and beauty that surrounds you in this timeless city before the tour concludes.

Bordeaux: Wine History Tour with Tasting

7. Bordeaux: Wine History Tour with Tasting

Let's discover the most fascinating quartier of Bordeaux. It is called Chartrons and dates back 300 years when the wine merchants arrived in Bordeaux. We will walk for almost an hour to discover the neighbourhood of Chartrons and the riverside of Bordeaux with beautiful views. You will learn on this tour : The different grape varieties, reading a label of a french wine bottle, why bootles are 75 cl, the important Classification of wine and many more things on this tour. In the end we will do a Blind tasting of 4 wines of the Bordeaux Appelation paired with 3 french cheese in a local Wine Bar.

Bordeaux: Private Guided Bike Tour

8. Bordeaux: Private Guided Bike Tour

Bordeaux Bike Tour: A Journey Through Time and Elegance Embark on a captivating two-and-a-half-hour bike tour through the heart of Bordeaux, a city that seamlessly blends history, culture, and architectural splendor. Our journey begins on the charming Rue Notre Dame, a quaint street that sets the perfect tone for the exploration that lies ahead. As we pedal through the bustling streets, our first stop is the majestic Monument aux Girondins. Towering over the city, this iconic monument pays homage to the Girondins, a political group during the French Revolution. Admire the grandeur of the statues and intricate details that capture the essence of this pivotal period in history. Continuing our route, we make our way to the renowned Grand Théâtre, a neoclassical masterpiece that has graced Bordeaux since the 18th century. Revel in the architectural brilliance as we pause to take in the ornate façade and learn about the cultural significance of this cultural institution. Our next destination is the awe-inspiring Cathedral Saint-André, a Gothic masterpiece that stands as a testament to the city's rich religious heritage. Marvel at the intricate sculptures and stained glass windows that adorn this sacred site, and take a moment to absorb the peaceful atmosphere that envelopes the cathedral. Leaving the cathedral behind, we pedal towards La Grosse Cloche, a medieval gate that once guarded the entrance to the city. Immerse yourself in the historical ambiance as we explore the cobblestone streets surrounding this iconic landmark, discovering tales of Bordeaux's past. The Basilica Saint-Michel beckons next, a stunning example of Gothic architecture that dominates the skyline. Pause to appreciate the intricate details of the basilica, and soak in the panoramic views of Bordeaux from its elevated position. Our journey then takes us to the Porte Cailhau, a medieval gate that serves as a portal to Bordeaux's rich maritime history. Learn about the city's trading legacy and admire the detailed carvings that adorn this historic gateway. Crossing the elegant Pont du Pierre, a charming stone bridge that spans the Garonne River, we arrive at the Place de la Bourse. This grand square, flanked by architectural marvels, invites you to revel in the opulence of Bordeaux's 18th-century architecture. Admire the symmetry of the buildings and the stunning reflection in the adjacent Miroir d'eau, a mirror-like water feature that adds a touch of modernity to the historic surroundings. As our bike tour concludes, take a moment to reflect on the beauty and diversity that Bordeaux has to offer. From the grandeur of historic monuments to the picturesque riverfront, this journey through the city's highlights is a testament to Bordeaux's status as a UNESCO World Heritage site. Whether you're a history enthusiast, architecture lover, or simply seeking a leisurely exploration of a vibrant city, this bike tour promises an unforgettable experience in the heart of Bordeaux.

Bordeaux: Private eBike Tour with Wine Tasting at Chateau

9. Bordeaux: Private eBike Tour with Wine Tasting at Chateau

Bordeaux Bike Tour: A Journey Through Time and Elegance Embark on a captivating two-and-a-half-hour bike tour through the heart of Bordeaux, a city that seamlessly blends history, culture, and architectural splendor. Our journey begins on the charming Rue Notre Dame, a quaint street that sets the perfect tone for the exploration that lies ahead. As we pedal through the bustling streets, our first stop is the majestic Monument aux Girondins. Towering over the city, this iconic monument pays homage to the Girondins, a political group during the French Revolution. Admire the grandeur of the statues and intricate details that capture the essence of this pivotal period in history. Continuing our route, we make our way to the renowned Grand Théâtre, a neoclassical masterpiece that has graced Bordeaux since the 18th century. Revel in the architectural brilliance as we pause to take in the ornate façade and learn about the cultural significance of this cultural institution. Our next destination is the awe-inspiring Cathedral Saint-André, a Gothic masterpiece that stands as a testament to the city's rich religious heritage. Marvel at the intricate sculptures and stained glass windows that adorn this sacred site, and take a moment to absorb the peaceful atmosphere that envelopes the cathedral. Leaving the cathedral behind, we pedal towards La Grosse Cloche, a medieval gate that once guarded the entrance to the city. Immerse yourself in the historical ambiance as we explore the cobblestone streets surrounding this iconic landmark, discovering tales of Bordeaux's past. The Basilica Saint-Michel beckons next, a stunning example of Gothic architecture that dominates the skyline. Pause to appreciate the intricate details of the basilica, and soak in the panoramic views of Bordeaux from its elevated position. Our journey then takes us to the Porte Cailhau, a medieval gate that serves as a portal to Bordeaux's rich maritime history. Learn about the city's trading legacy and admire the detailed carvings that adorn this historic gateway. Crossing the elegant Pont du Pierre, a charming stone bridge that spans the Garonne River, we arrive at the Place de la Bourse. This grand square, flanked by architectural marvels, invites you to revel in the opulence of Bordeaux's 18th-century architecture. Admire the symmetry of the buildings and the stunning reflection in the adjacent Miroir d'eau, a mirror-like water feature that adds a touch of modernity to the historic surroundings. As part of this bike tour we will make the 9km cycle to a chateau in the Cadillac Côtes de Bordeaux region outside Bordeaux. A tour of the vineyard and a tasting is included before making our way back to Bordeaux.

Bordeaux: Private Guided Walking Tour & Cite du Vin

10. Bordeaux: Private Guided Walking Tour & Cite du Vin

Join me as we venture together inside the amazing history of Bordeaux: a City that I love so much! Let us discover why it was called the sleeping beauty and share stories of how beautiful Life is in this city! and of course, we end the tour with a visit to Cité du Vin: Bordeaux's universal wine museusm, where I will explain the amazing history of this building and the idea behind the project. We will also check the wonderful Wine Cellar and the boutique! we will tour the gardens of the Cité du Vin and see how it fits well with its neighborhood. Please note that this tour does not include tickets to visit the permanent exhibition of the Cite du Vin. If you would like to visit the exhibition, you will have to purchase the tickets there. I promise you will have a great time during my tour! Looking forward to seeing you!

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4.4
(2,731 reviews)

Interactive, fantastic day for us and our three teens. Everything was visual and explained well in the language of your choice. Also easy to park in a multistory car park nearby. We could have done the four hours but the 14 year olds were done after 2 hours. We stretched them to 3 hours and they found more to enjoy. A fantastic exhibition. Highly recommended museum and well worth the journey and the dog sitter we hired for the day via “Rover”. Nice the museum also offered free lockers so we could shed ourselves of heavy items and relax to enjoy the exhibits. 5 stars easily.

The tour guide had a lot of interesting things to tell about Bordeaux and its history. 90 minutes boat trip + drink - very good price/performance ratio. Definitely recommended!

An excellent experience overall. One of the best exhibits we've seen. Good variety and excellent high tech interactive displays. No technical glitches and well maintained.

Super great, in one day we were able to do the video tour by bus, the wine city and the museum gallery of modern arts. We liked

Very good time spent on the boat, the guide and the team were great! I recommend :)