Available in English, German and Greek
Take a leisurely walk to explore the city of Bordeaux where we pass Roman ruins, Medieval houses, 17./18. century architecture, and modern infrastructure. Discover also the places only known and loved by locals that you won't find in a guidebook: popular restaurants, unusual bars, small squares to rest after a busy day... Full of facts, fun and modern gossip, your visit will be truly memorable.
We visit a prestigious Medoc chateau, their vineyards, vat area, wine cellars, followed by a tasting of the 3 tier wines. I will narrate the history of Bordeaux wine, from the first Roman vineyards, to the Middle Ages where Eleanor of Aquitaine travelled with a barrel of Bordeaux wine to the Holy Land, from the global wine trade of the 17th century, all about the famous Classification of 1855 when Bordeaux rose to international fame and fortune, and you will understand how Bordeaux gained the prominence it still enjoys today.
Enjoy the delicious side of Bordeaux: We visit a traditional cheese shop that offers over 80 exclusive cheeses from local farmers for a tasting of wine and cheese. Afterwards we visit one of the oldest chocolate shops in town with a dozen variations of dark chocolate and the seductive diamant noir praline. Along the way, you also taste the Baillardran cannelés and macarons that were first created in the 17th century, and the modern Dunes Blanches, a pastry with a light creamy filling. Indulge your appetite and senses from the best of French living!
The UNESCO town of Saint Emilion is one of the most visited sites in France, a must-see charm during your stay! It became a centre for pilgrimage and wine trade in the Medieval Ages. We will stroll around and explore the medieval market place, the imposing bell tower, as well as the underground Clos des Menus wine cellars. At the 13th century Cordeliers Cloister, famous for the sparkling wine Crémant, we will enjoy a tasting in the garden attached to the ruins of the monastery. Followed by lunch or picnic in the garden at your pleasure.
Follow the path where the Worldly meets the Spiritual: we visit St. Seurin, an early Romanesque Basilica with its mysterious crypt, the Madonna Of The Good News statue and its naughty wood carvings under the misericord seats. We stroll to the majestic Gothic cathedral Saint-André in the heart of Bordeaux with its Romanesque and Gothic gates full of human and divine drama. We end the tour in an opulent Jesuite Baroque church St. Paul, on a buzzing market square of modern life.
Do you prefer your own personalised tour? Would you like to combine elements from our tours and design your own? Are you passionate about specific periods of history and want to learn more? Just let us know what your interests and availability are and together we will create the best visit for you!
Took the tour with Anna. Wow, what an interesting, inspiring, energetic and humorous tour - I could have listened to her all day. In fact I wish there could be an Anna in every new town I visit, from now on, to be shown round by.
Anna was a wonderful, very knowledgeable guide whose passion for Bordeaux was evident throughout every step of the tour. The Gourmet tour was interesting and Anna's knowledge, passion and enthusiasm made it very special. All of us would highly recommend Anna as a "must do" attraction in Bordeaux.
We had a 2-hour tour with excellent guide Anna. It was amazing how she managed for this short period of time to give us a historical overview of the city and surrounded area, to show us all monuments there, and to present other things including gastronomic details.
I'm a native English, German and Greek speaker, a natural story-teller with a background in Business and a passion for History and Art. I have been living in Bordeaux since 2009, working as a tour guide specialising in History, Wine, Gourmet, Art and Culture.