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Bordeaux Gourmet Food Walking Tour

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Bordeaux, France
Bordeaux Gourmet Food Walking Tour
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icon3 hours 30 minutes  (Approx.)
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Overview

Delve into the culinary wonderland of Bordeaux with a 4-hour gourmet food tour. Join your knowledgeable foodie guide for a walking tour of the city, stopping in beloved local shops to sample things like chocolate, cheese and bread and meet the passionate shop owners. At the end of the tour, enjoy a buffet-style lunch of local specialties accompanied by fantastic Bordeaux wine.
  • Food walking tour around the city of Bordeaux
  • Visit three local food shops to meet the owners and sample the staples of French cuisine
  • Taste a traditional baguette, savor flavored chocolates and indulge in classic French cheeses like Comté and Brie
  • End with a lovely buffet lunch served with Bordeaux wine
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Professional guide
Tastings (bread, cheese and chocolate)
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Gratuities

Departure Point

12 Cours du 30 Juillet, 33000 Bordeaux, France

Departure Time

9:00 AM

Return Details

3 Rue d'Enghien, 33000 Bordeaux, France
Begin your 4-hour gourmet exploration of Bordeaux by meeting your guide near Place des Quinconces in the city center. This food tour ambles through Bordeaux and a very leisurely pace, giving you time to marvel at the historic beauty of the city's architecture. Listen as your professional foodie guide offers insight into Bordeaux's culinary history as you walk.

Visit a favorite local bakery, with inviting scents of freshly-baked baguettes surrounding you as you meet the baker and sample some handmade treats.

Next, visit one of the most famous chocolatiers in the city to meet the owner. Generations have kept the shop's recipes secret, and though you may never be able to duplicate what you taste you'll certainly enjoy the samples. Unique flavor components include green tea, olive and ginger.

Follow your guide to a cheese shop to learn about the cheese-making traditions that make French cheese so world-famous while you sample cheeses from different parts of the country, including Roquefort, Brie and Comté.

After all this sampling, finish your tour with a visit to a typical apartment for a buffet-style lunch. Take your pick from the generous array of food offerings, including many of the items you sampled earlier in the tour, accompanied by some excellent Bordeaux wine. Conclude your lunch with a traditional Bordeaux cake called a canelé. The tour ends after lunch.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Quinconces Esplanade (Esplanade des Quinconces)
Meet near Place des Quinconces in Bordeaux’s city center for your 4-hour gourmet food tour. Follow your passionate local guide on a slow-paced walk through the city, admiring the architecture and learning about the history and culinary traditions of Bordeaux along the way. Start with a visit to a local bakery, where the aromas of fresh-baked French bread linger in the air. Meet the baker and smell the flavors of a handmade baguette fresh out of the oven. Your next stop is one of Bordeaux’s most famous chocolate makers, whose secret recipes have been kept alive for generations. After meeting the owner, you'll be presented with a variety of chocolates whose flavors range from ginger to green tea to olive. You’ll be delighted by these surprising combinations! Next, take a ‘Tour de France’ of cheese at a local cheese shop. Learn the know-how of French cheese makers (the masters) and indulge in some of the most classic and beloved French cheeses such as Comté, Roquefort and Brie. With your taste buds warmed up, your gourmet food tour culminates with a buffet lunch in a typical Bordeaux apartment. Take your seat in the dining room and enjoy a hearty spread of the products you tasted during your tour. Then it's time to savor some canelés, a typical cake of the Bordeaux region, and of course, some local Bordeaux wine. Your tour ends after lunch.
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Stop At:  
Bordeaux
Enjoy a walking city tour of Bordeaux and learn about its history. Pass by local producers and enjoy food tastings.
Duration: 3 hours 
Admission Ticket Free
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Minimum drinking age is 18 years
  • The tour may be cancelled if there is only 1 participant. We legally require a minimimum of two people to operate the tour. If so, we will contact the client and he will get a full refund.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers
  • OPERATED BY BORDOVINO

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
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What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Bordeaux Gourmet Food Walking Tour?
A:
The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
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What is the policy on sanitization during Bordeaux Gourmet Food Walking Tour?
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The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
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What is the social distancing policy during Bordeaux Gourmet Food Walking Tour?
A:
The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
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What is the maximum group size during Bordeaux Gourmet Food Walking Tour?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Bordeaux Gourmet Food Walking Tour.

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Traveler Tips


  • "This is a good way to get acquainted with the area especially if you are staying in the Saint Michel or Chartrons areas." See review
  • "We ALL recommend this trip and recommned Crystal as a guide." See review

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Lovely!
rccjr
, Sep 2019
We started our tour with Deborah in the rain, but her sunny disposition made us all glad to be there. She provided lots of information as we walked around charming Bordeaux. We stopped first for pastries and coffee, and everyone picked out something for dessert later. Our next stop was at a very famous chocolate shop which exceeded my expectations. We then tasted fabulous local cheeses, one named a “best of the year”. Again, we picked out some for later. We then went for a lovely lunch with wine, supplemented by our favorite cheeses and sweets. We didn’t feel any remorse, as we had walked it off in advance! A wonderful way to spend a few hours in this beautiful place!
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Good tour
Wander444730
, Aug 2019
We did this tour, visited 3 places. They were lovely. Wish we could have visited some more. It is an expensive tour for what you get.
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A fantastic Bordeauz tour
Zlatucka
, Apr 2019
Our tour guide Crystal was really wonderful. She was able to show us highlights and historical parts of the city. She also shared her passion and knowledge for the culinary offerings of Bordeaux. She was knowledgeable and enthusiastic and was able to answer all of our questions. We ALL recommend this trip and recommned Crystal as a guide.
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I think that going to the chocolate...
Candace O
, Sep 2018
I think that going to the chocolate shop was my favorite stop, we saw how the candies are made, sampled chocolates from around the world and tried some of the chocolate candies as well. It was fascinating to learn how chocolate candies are made from Cocoa bean to candy. We learned a lot about the history of the city and the changes in the last 20 or 30 years. At the apartment we had a fun lunch of Charcuterie, Quiche Lorraine, a salad, and wine. This is a good way to get acquainted with the area especially if you are staying in the Saint Michel or Chartrons areas. Sorry, I don't have photo's at this time, if I am able to edit this review later I will post some, but I may have only taken them at the chocolate shop...
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Terrific tour with Quentin! Excellent...
Richard K
, Jul 2018
Terrific tour with Quentin! Excellent food, great history of Bordeaux, interesting session with a chocolatier and a wonderful meal to finish the tour. I highly recommend this tour. Thanks Quentin!
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Very nice tour. The guide was very...
cmg45
, Sep 2017
Very nice tour. The guide was very knowledgeable about the history of Bordeaux and we had a lot of time at each stop. Sampled pastries, cheeses, and had a great tour of a chocolate shop that dates back to the 1800's. The tour ended with lunch at the Viator dining room. It was very nice, plenty of food and wine and samples picked up on the walking tour. It was also nice to have the time to visit more with the other couple on the tour.
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This one was great. We got a tour of...
Claudia C
, Sep 2017
This one was great. We got a tour of the city and went to the best bakery where we had coffee and pastries that were delicious. Then we went to the chocolate factory and learned a lot about making chocolate and tasted a lot of them. The last one was the cheese store. We had 3 very good chesses. After all that we went for lunch. We had a very good quiche and lots of wine. We ended up buying some wine to ship home. The whole experience was fantastic.
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Our guide was very friendly as well as...
Kathy
, Jul 2017
Our guide was very friendly as well as knowledgeable about his hometown. Of course we saw the important buildings and monuments but our visit to a special bakery where we had their bread and some coffee was a pleasant break in the walk. We also stopped at a cheese shop for a tasting. The highlight was our stop at the chocolate shop where everything was a work of art. Upstairs we saw the professionals at work and tasted different varieties of chocolate. The tour ended with a nice lunch with wine, naturally.
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So well organized. Great tour guide...
evelyntabarias
, Jul 2017
So well organized. Great tour guide. The chocolate factory tour was far better than the one included in our cruise excursion version. More to view, sample, and be told about the whole process not just a visit to a shop for mere purchases. Left wonderful memories.
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PS wine museum of commerce more...
dansusan
, May 2017
PS wine museum of commerce more relevant than sensory electronic Cite du Vin.
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