Bordeaux Historical Guided Walking Tour

Highlights

  • Visit the Famous Landmarks That Showcase Bordeaux’s Past.

  • View the Grand Théâtre and the Cathedral of St Andrew Where Young Eleanor of Aquitaine Married Louis VII.

  • Carefully Selected English-Speaking Guides; Local Experts.

Summary

Follow your guide for 2 hours in the footsteps of illustrious figures of Bordeaux and discover the refined architecture of this city of Art & History. Among its many features, the town is dotted with magnificent private mansions built in ashlar masonry, embellished with mascarons and elegant ironworks that mostly date back to the golden age of Bordeaux in the 17th and 18th centuries. From the City Hall to the Place de la Bourse (stock exchange), admire some of the most fascinating and beautiful districts of historical Bordeaux as you stroll through tiny streets, a heritage of the towns medieval layout.

Tour info

Duration
2 hours
Group Size
15
Pricing (From)
Adult: (4-99 years)
€230.00
Commentary
English
Meeting Point
Dropoff location

Why take this tour?

Our Enthusiastic Guides Will Share Bordeaux’s Transformation with You

Visit Bordeaux, one of the most fascinating French towns. Coined the “Sleeping Beauty”, the city has over gone a radical transformation leading it to be declared a UNESCO World Heritage site in 2007.

Pick up at your Hotel or Accommodation
Today, we will come and pick you up directly at your Hotel or accommodation in Bordeaux. Meet your certified tour guide who will go over the itinerary and program of this city tour with you. Ideally located in the center of Bordeaux, Bordeaux Tourism office is the perfect departure point for an introduction to the history and culture of Bordeaux for those of you staying in the outskirts of town or in a local B&B.

Begin your tour in Quinconces Square
Your first stop, located just a few minutes away, will certainly be the Place des Quinconces, the most emblematic square of the town and one of the largest squares in Europe. Formerly the location of Château Trompette, built next to the Garonne River, this fortress was part of a larger military architectural ensemble that was built when France finally recovered Bordeaux from the English. The square also features the Monument to the Girondins as well as huge statues of Montesquieu and Montaigne.

Discover the Golden Triangle of Bordeaux
Your walking tour of Bordeaux will then move on to the heart of the City nicknamed the ‘Golden Triangle’. Defined by three Boulevards, including high-end Cours de l’Intendance, the heart of Bordeaux is without a doubt Place de la Comédie. This large square that features the Grand Hotel de Bordeaux to one side and the Grand Théâtre on the other. This masterpiece of 18th-century architecture was designed by Victor Louis who also designed Comédie Française in Paris.

Bordeaux River Front & famous Landmarks
Other highlights of this private tour include the Place de la Bourse (Stock Exchange) located next to the River where the now famous water mirror lies. More Big-ticket attractions and sights include the Cathedral of St Andrew, Pey Berland square and tower as well as the bustling Rue Sainte Catherine, one of the longest shopping streets of Europe. Your accredited/licensed tour guide can be flexible on the itinerary but will definitely include the most famous landmarks. 

What’s included?

  • Pick up and return at hotel in Bordeaux center.

  • Services of a certified English speaking tour guide for 2 hours.

  • Entrance fees to monuments, museums, attractions.

  • Personal insurance and expenses.

  • Meals and drinks.

  • Gratuities for the guide.

Things to know

Before you book

  • Tour requires minimum 2 passengers (adults) to operate.

  • This product is on request. We will confirm availability within the shortest possible time after we receive your order.

  • Not wheelchair accessible.

  • This tour is not recommended for persons with reduced mobility.

  • Price is per group, from 2 to maximum 15 persons.

  • Currency is in Euro.

Before you go

  • Tour involves some walking, comfortable walking shoes are recommended.

Covid Policy

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • COVID-19 vaccination required for guides

Cancellation Policy

    Operator strictly adheres to its cancellation policy and will make no exceptions to the policy. If Guest chooses to cancel his or her reservation, Operator must receive written notice of said cancellation in writing via certified mail, fax or e-mail sent to [email protected] (with confirmation of receipt from Operator), and Guest shall be subject to the following cancellation fee schedule: Ophorus requires full payment by credit card, internet payment (through our website) or wire transfer (Wire transfer fees at the charge of the Guest) to make a reservation. We accept payment by AMEX, Visa and Master Card. There is no charge or service fee for processing credit card payments except with American Express +3%. For any cancellation, the following fees will be deducted from the refund: Up to 48 hours prior to departure: no cancellation fees except the booking fees. 48 hours prior to departure and less > no refund. No show - no refund.

Redemption information

    If any hotel or predetermined meeting place changes, notify Orphorus immediately.  Otherwise be at location 10 minutes prior to pick up time.


    Your voucher will be collected or scanned on redemption

About operator:

Ophorus Tours is both a licensed Tour Operator, member of Atout France and ETOA, and a Transportation company with headquarters in Bordeaux. We operate since 2005 and conduct Walking Tours, Day Trips, Private Tours, Shore Excursions and multi-regional Tours throughout France. 

Our multilingual office staff is made up of France Travel Experts that design unique itineraries for both individuals and groups. Their perfect knowledge of the destination allows them to suggest carefully crafted programs to professionals of the Travel Trade all over the world. 

Our in house team of licensed, multilingual Tour Guides are local Experts that can conduct any type of tours including (but not limited to) Cultural & Historical, Food & Wine, Luxury, Battlefields, Active, Family friendly, Faith-based etc...