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How to Spend 2 Days in Bordeaux

How to Spend 2 Days in Bordeaux

With its historic architecture, buzzing nightlife, and world-famous wines, Bordeaux has plenty to keep visitors entertained. Two days provides time for sightseeing in the historic center, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and exploring the surrounding wine regions. Here’s how to spend the perfect two days in Bordeaux. 

Day 1: Monuments and Museums

**Morning:**Take in the highlights of downtown Bordeaux, from the grand monuments of Place des Quinconces and Place de la Comédie, to the shopping boulevard of Rue Sainte-Catherine and the riverfront Place de la Bourse. A guided walking tour is a great way to get an overview, or choose a fun Segway, bike, or electric scooter tour. For something self-guided, try an electric car tour.

 

**Afternoon:**Spend the afternoon exploring Bordeaux’s museums. Learn about Bordeaux’s history at Musée d’Aquitaine; admire artworks by Rubens, Boudin, and Marquet at Musée des Beaux Arts; or visit the CAPC contemporary art museum. A must-do for wine lovers is the Cité du Vin, a museum devoted to Bordeaux’s wine-making heritage.

**Night:**Set sail along the Garonne River for an evening dinner cruise with the glittering city skyline as the backdrop. Cruise along Bordeaux’s scenic waterfront and admire landmarks such as Quai Richelieu, Pont du Pierre, and St Michael’s Basilica. 

Day 2: A Taste of Bordeaux

**Morning:**Make an early start and head to Bordeaux’s main market, Marché des Capucins, to sample regional delicacies such as Arcachon oysters, truffled ham, caviar, and sweet canelés cakes. Bordeaux’s Golden Triangle—the shopping area within Cours Georges Clemenceau, Cours de l’Intendance, and Allées de Tourny—is another popular spot for foodies, with artisan food shops, delicatessens, and chocolatiers.

**Afternoon:**The Medoc and Saint-Emilion wine regions are easy to visit on an afternoon tour. To maximize time, choose a tour that includes round-trip transport from Bordeaux, wine tasting at two or more wineries, and a walking tour of the UNESCO-listed village of St. Emilion.

**Night:**Experience Bordeaux’s nightlife in the St. Pierre district, where you can sip cocktails or enjoy a glass of wine with the locals at a terrace bar. There are plenty of places to dine in the city, but consider one of the city’s Michelin-starred restaurants. 

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Saint Emilion Day Trip with Sightseeing Tour & Wine Tastings from Bordeaux

Saint Emilion Day Trip with Sightseeing Tour & Wine Tastings from Bordeaux

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Spend a day sipping French reds and whites in the Saint-Emilion and Pomerol wine region. Departing from Bordeaux, visit two chateaux to taste the region’s famous wines and wander the streets of beautiful Saint-Emilion, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
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  • 8 hours
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Medoc or St-Emilion Small-Group Wine Tasting and Chateaux Tour from Bordeaux

Medoc or St-Emilion Small-Group Wine Tasting and Chateaux Tour from Bordeaux

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Spend an afternoon wine tasting in the French countryside in one of two famous wine regions – St-Emilion or Medoc – during a tour from Bordeaux. On this half-day tour, stop at two charming châteaux to sample the local wines. Nibble on French cheese and cured meats with fresh bread as you sip. Cap off the small-group tour with a mini-class, during which you'll learn some wine-tasting tips from an expert.
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  • 5 hours 30 minutes
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Bordeaux Super Saver: Médoc Wine Tour and Lunch plus St-Emilion

Bordeaux Super Saver: Médoc Wine Tour and Lunch plus St-Emilion

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Spend a full day exploring the famous wine regions around Bordeaux with this Bordeaux Super Saver tour to Médoc and either St-Emilion. Visit both smaller family-run wineries and well-respected classified growth châteaux during your tour, learning about Bordeaux wines and wine-making from your knowledgeable guide. Take guided vineyard and wine cellar tours and sample the wines produced at the châteaux, accompanied by local cheese and bread. Take a midday break for a picnic lunch in Bordeaux. Group size is limited to eight people to ensure more personalized attention from your guide.
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  • 8 hours 30 minutes
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Bordeaux Garonne River Lunch Cruise with Welcome Aperitif

Bordeaux Garonne River Lunch Cruise with Welcome Aperitif

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Take a leisurely midday break with a lunch cruise through Bordeaux on the Garonne River. Sip a welcome apéritif as you settle in for the cruise, then dine on a lovely 3-course lunch prepared on board with seasonal and regional ingredients. As you eat lunch, watch the sights of this UNESCO-listed city drift past – including Quai Richelieu, Pont de Pierre, Place de la Bourse and the Basilica of St Michael.
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  • 2 hours
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Bordeaux Essentials Sightseeing Bike Tour with a Local Guide

Bordeaux Essentials Sightseeing Bike Tour with a Local Guide

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Soak up Bordeaux’s rarified atmosphere, and see more of the city’s highlights in less time, when you embark on an adventurous bike tour. Pick between morning and afternoon departure times, and meet your guide around the corner from the Bordeaux Cathedral. After grabbing your bike and helmet, you’ll set off on a tour of Bordeaux’s UNESCO-listed city center, will wend your way along the Garonne River, will explore its more modern quarters, and more.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes to 3 hours
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2-Hour Bordeaux Electric Scooter Tour

2-Hour Bordeaux Electric Scooter Tour

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Zip around Bordeaux on a fun and easy-to-ride electric scooter and cover double the distance in half the time. Follow your guide along the scenic Garonne riverside, glide around Place de la Comédie and Place des Quinconces, and hop off to admire landmarks such as Bordeaux Cathedral and Pont de Pierre along the way.
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2-Hour Bordeaux Segway Tour

2-Hour Bordeaux Segway Tour

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Zip past the UNESCO-listed monuments of Bordeaux on a thrilling 2-hour Segway tour. Learn to operate your easy-to-use self-balancing Segway, then follow your guide on a scenic tour around Bordeaux’s bridges, quays and riverbanks. Glide through Place de la Comédie, soak up the atmosphere in lively Quinquonce Place and weave through the Saint Pierre quarter. Hop off along the way to pose for photos or marvel at city landmarks like the grand Bordeaux Cathedral.
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