Getaway: The Best of Bordeaux

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It’s no surprise that Bordeaux was named ‘Best city in the world’ by Lonely Planet in 2017

Experience the world capital of wine in all its glory, from its medieval quarters, to picturesque quays along the Garonne River. Come discover this dazzling city – no matter what you’re looking for, you’re sure to find it in Bordeaux. Whether it’s gourmet food, architecture, or guided wine tours, we’ll show you the French ‘Art de vivre’.

For the ultimate ending to an amazing city break, an unforgettable experience amidst the breathtaking scenery of the Bay of Arcachon.


Day 1 – Welcome to Bordeaux

10 a.m.


2.5h guided city bike tour (o of Bordeaux. Pedal around the narrow streets just like the locals and take in the sights of the city’s main neighborhoods. Enjoy a french breakfast halfway through!
1 p.m. Lunch at your leisure
1:50 p.m. Small group wine tour : meet your guide in front of the Bordeaux tourist office. Please be on time in order to make the most of this tour.
2 p.m. Departure to Saint-Emilion. Along the way, your guide will tell you about Bordeaux’s vineyards and you’ll see some of the region’s quintessential landscapes.
3 p.m. Guided tour of the Cloître des Cordeliers, tasting vintage crémant wines
4 p.m. Exploring the village of Saint-Emilion, tasting regional wines at a local wine cellar
5:15 p.m. Tour of a family-owned winery in either the Saint-Emilion Grand Cru or Pomerol appellation, tasting wines, local cheese, jam, cured meats and chocolate just in time for cocktail hour.
7:15 p.m. Back to Bordeaux
7:30 p.m. Check-in to your hotel for a 2 night stay (double or twin room)
  • Dinner at your leisure
  • Overnight stay


 Day 2 – Into the vineyard

10:30 a.m. Free time on your own in the morning


Discover Bordeaux Wines workshop


Bordeaux wines vs New World wines tasting workshop

12:00 p.m. Lunch at your leisure
1:50 p.m. Wine Tour! Explore another vineyard of our beautiful region


2 p.m. En route to the Médoc vineyards. Along the Route des Châteaux, your guide will tell you about Bordeaux’s vineyards and you’ll see some of the region’s quintessential landscapes.
3 p.m. Tour at a Grand Cru Classé winery in the Margaux or St Julien appellation; wine tasting with cabernet sauvignon wine blends which have made Bordeaux so famous!
4:30 p.m. Tour of a family-owned winery in the Listrac-Médoc appellation. Accompanied by the owner, you’ll participate in a fun-filled blending workshop following by wine tasting with a plate of local specialties such as cheeses and cured meats.
7 p.m. Back to Bordeaux in front of the Office de Tourisme Dinner on your own

Overnight stay

Day 3 – Bay of Arcachon (optionnal)

9:00 a.m. Departure to the Bay of Arcachon in your own vehicle (train is an option)
10:30 a.m. Guided Stand-up paddle board or Kayak tour followed by an oyster tasting at the farm – you’ll be welcomed by the owner who will share the secrets of his business while you enjoy succulent oysters with a glass of wine!
12:30 p.m.
Lunch at your leisure
3 p.m – 5.30 p.m OPTION: Catamaran boat tour around l’île aux Oiseaux (Bird Island) and its huts built on stilts. Length: 2h30


For those of you who prefer to stay on dry land, take a guided bike ride around Arcachon with a local guide, visit the seafront, port, and small villages nearby, enjoy a little ‘aperitif break’ too !

6 p.m. Departure to the Dune of Pilat
7 p.m. For those who are more daring, climb to the top of Europe’s highest dune! The world seems to come to a standstill when you reach the summit. Have an unforgettable experience while drinking a bottle of wine and taking in the stunning view during sunset.
8 p.m. Return to Bordeaux (flexible depending your flight)


Tourist Office of Bordeaux

12 cours du XXX Juillet
33000 Bordeaux


Depending on your preferences, we can recommend several excellent accommodations for this getaway:

  • Four-stars hotel

Bordeaux Wine Trails offers you charm and elegance for an unforgettable night.

  • Three-stars hotel

Enjoy the comfort and simplicity of our partner hotels in downtown Bordeaux.

  • Bed and Breakfast

You’ll be amazed by the friendly charm of one of our little gems located in downtown Bordeaux. Whether you prefer simply relaxing in a friendly atmosphere, or something classic or contemporary, you’ll find one that suits you.


Would you like to extend your getaway? The following are just a few original and fun activities which go well with our package deals:

  • Wine tour (Médoc, Saint-Emilion, and both sides of the river; ask us for the program)
  • Regional cooking course for 2 or a family
  • Guided city bike tour in the vineyards or Bordeaux
  • Tour of the Cité du Vin + a cruise along the Garonne River
  • Boat Aperitif
  • Guided gourmet tour of the Capucins marketplace in Bordeaux
  • Group guided walking tour of Bordeaux
  • A full-day in Arcachon (kayaking, stand-up paddle boarding, oyster tasting, aperitif on the Dune of Pilat)
  • Full-day in the Cognac region

And many more…



From €239 per person (for a minimum of 2 people)


1 night in Bordeaux in a 3* hotel, breakfasts and tourist tax included (depending on availibilities)

2 restaurant reservations selected by our staff according to your taste

2 small group wine tours in the vineyard (1 morning and 1 afternoon)

Emergency number to call, just in case

Bordeaux Wine Trails expertise and network

Transportation is not included except for the wine tour activities

Suggested options

Wine worshop in a wine bar

Guided bike tour in Arcachon

A small group bike tour of Bordeaux, 3 hours

Market tour in Bordeaux

1 guided paddle board or kayak tour followed by a visit and tasting at an oyster farm

Bordeaux city walking tour