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Bordeaux old town with FRANCE OFF THE BEATEN PATH™ tours
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BORDEAUX TOUR : 6 Day Tour

Best Adventures in Bordeaux

By France Off the Beaten Path Tours

RATED EXCELLENT WITH 500+ REVIEWS

2019 WINNER!! 3RD CONSECUTIVE YEAR!

RECOMMENDED BY FROMMER’S FRANCE!

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Why join an Off the Beaten Path Bordeaux Tour Experience?

In 2024, we celebrate 30 years, as Bordeaux history, foodie, and wine industry insiders, designing and leading unparalleled, small group tours and walking the BEST areas of Southwest France; Bordeaux wine country, Arcachon, and Saint Emilion. As Bordeaux wine, history, and foodie industry insiders, we secure VIP tours and authentic experiences that are unavailable to the public. But that’s not all. In fact, most importantly, France Off the Beaten Path Bordeaux tours open doors to travelers inviting them to come explore “behind the scenes” during the most exciting periods of the year.


Bordeaux tour guests during foodie and history tour of Bordeaux.What makes this Bordeaux Walking Tour Experience Exclusive?

Our Bordeaux Tour offers the discerning traveler and French wine, food, and history lover a very different perspective and unique “behind the scenes” experience into this magical region!

Each morning we lace up our walking shoes after a hearty breakfast to discover this privileged world as the Bordelais themselves do; hands-on and along the slow road walking in Saint Emilion, Bordeaux, and Arcachon. We walk local vineyard trails, embark one morning on a traditional French Pinasse (traditional wooden boat) to discover the secrets of the Arcachon Basin and Cap Ferret, and enjoy foodie tastings accompanied by famous Bordeaux wines during our excursions. During our cultural exploration day of Bordeaux itself, we’ll share untold sensational stories and history that shaped this culturally rich city. You’ll participate in fabulous foodie tastings with our favorite artisans. You’ll prepare traditional cuisine cooking with our dear friend, renowned Chef and cookbook Author Antoine at his family home in Sauternes. Your experience during our 6-Day tour will leave you with a new appreciation for this spectacular southwestern region of France long after your return home.


 

Best Bordeaux Wine Tasting Walking Tour - Process of wine makingAs our Best Adventures in Bordeaux Tour Guest…

  • Enjoy Access to the most prestigious wine producing estates and gourmet foodie experiences of Bordeaux.
  • Enjoy culinary experiences unavailable to the general public.
  • Experience the culture, foods, and wines of Bordeaux, Arcachon, and Saint Emilion in a small group.
  • Classified “grand cru” wines served at group meals.

Who is our Bordeaux Walking Tour Experience designed for?

No experience is necessary! France Off the Beaten Path™ Tours Bordeaux Walking Tour features daily personalized French experiences for travelers searching for authenticity during their discovery of Bordeaux and the surrounding countryside. Our small group tour includes a variety of engaging activities such as cooking class, bread making, nature and vineyard walks, VIP winery tours & wine tasting, cultural discovery, privately hosted gourmet lunches, and leisure time with our regional friends. Professional and knowledgeable guides lead each tour. 5-nights at one boutique hotel (NEVER any hotel hopping) ensures added enjoyment. Unpack once for the entire trip! Sumptuous gourmet meals at unique venues and prepared by our favorite chefs complete this insider tour of the Bordeaux region. It’s vacation, and Off the Beaten Path tours are all about having fun, being active, enjoying personalized and authentic discovery!

EMAIL US or  CALL/TEXT US at 1-717-683-2827 with your requests and questions.

 

RATED 5 STARS BY HUNDREDS OF HAPPY TOUR GUESTS

OVER 500 VERIFIED FIVE-STAR REVIEWS ON TRUSTPILOT

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RATED 5 STARS BY HUNDREDS OF HAPPY TOUR GUESTS

OVER 500 VERIFIED FIVE-STAR REVIEWS ON TRUSTPILOT

A WORD FROM Our Guests:

Exceeded Our Expectations!

“This trip to the Loire Valley exceeded our expectations! Christy planned unique and interesting excursions and activities that highlighted the beauty of the area and provided in-depth background knowledge about the various chateaux we visited. The cooking classes with renowned chefs, held in their restaurants and homes, were never-to-be forgotten experiences, and the visit to the winery was a highlight. The hotel was delightful and charming, and staying in one location for the entire time was a treat. Every meal or cocktail hour was planned to highlight the delicious specialties of the region. Christy is extremely knowledgeable about the various places we visited and imparted that knowledge in an interesting and entertaining manner. She and Remi took great care to ensure that we were always comfortable and well-looked after. We could not have asked for a better trip!” — Ron Rose & Sharon Matsumoto (Have done Provence tour and Loire Valley tour)

This was my third trip in the same number of years

“This was my third trip in the same number of years with Christy and Off the Beaten Path. While on her trips you can tell how much effort there is on the off season to make every single week perfect. From the pick up at the train station to the teary goodbye at the airport, everything is perfectly planned and executed. The hotel in St. Remy is magical, and the tour guides Philippe and David are exceptional. If you are considering a trip with OTBP, go for it and come home with new friends, a love of Provence and a longing to return as soon as you can!” — Beth Bower (Has done Provence tour twice and Loire Valley tour)

The Best Tour Company!

“I have done two tours – Provence and Loire Valley – and I am already looking forward to booking another. The tours are all perfectly curated and Christy is a wealth of knowledge. She is so kind and takes all of your needs and wants into consideration. I cannot recommend Off the Beaten Path enough!” — Madison Carl (Has done Provence and Loire Valley tours)

“We did the Provence tour. 8/2019. I had taken the tour 2017 & this time my husband came with me. It was just as fabulous this time as it was in 2017. Restaurants, picnic, sights, wine, all of it just delightful, but the frosting on the cake is a the knowledge, insight, humor, & attention to detail from David & Philippe. To us, they make a great trip soooo much fun. (also, 3 of our neighbors joined us this tour). Don’t hesitate, take this tour & enjoy!!!!!” — Jim & Carol Dean (Carol has done Provence tour twice)

Returning to Provence with France Off the Beaten Path

“I wanted to return to Provence as soon as it was open. I had toured with Christy in Loire Valley in 2019 and knew I wanted to travel with her again. For the second time, everything was well organized, personal and definitely off the beaten path. Christy and Phillippe have a wealth of knowledge and are eager to share. The hotel was perfectly located in St Remy, the tours to the lavender and sunflower fields are my favorite memory. The lunches and dinners were like visiting friends. The boat tour in Cassis was another highlight. Even though I had visited Provence, this trip with France Off the Beaten Path brought a new appreciation for the area.” — Susan Gage (Has done Loire Valley tour, Provence tour, Champagne tour)

“We had an excellent tour with Christie and her crew in the Loire valley. We did things that only a true insider would have access to-dinner at a Michelin chefs house, helping/learning to cook at a highly rated restaurant in their kitchen. This was in addition to seeing the sights and touring the castles. A truly unique experience that is off the beaten path. We will use her again when going back to France.” — Karen Berner (Has done Loire Valley tour)

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