You deserve better than a standard shore excursion designed
to appeal to the largest audiences.
I got a secret for you !
Save money and escape the crowds on all of the standard cruise excursions.
You don't know how to start and plan an unforgettable and tailor-made shore excursion?
Let me help you...
Be more than a tourist, Be a traveler !
Your guide is passionate and wine enthusiast. At the end of the day, you become more knowledgeable about local wines.
You travel with a licensed company entered in the official national transportation operators registry. You will be driven by a experienced private driver.
Enjoy the scenic landscape of typical Bordeaux vineyards in confort and immerse yourself in local life ! And if you are not into the wine, no problem, I can make different plan for you !
All the tours will be accompanied by a local licensed guide, so that you can enjoy a guided tour of Bordeaux including fun facts and some tips about the best spots for a glass or a smart diner...
Don't wait to book your Bordeaux local guide!
57 cruise calls announced in Bordeaux for 2020 !
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outrageously expensive, just ask and you could have a good surprise!
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with the code MY-BORDEAUX-CRUISE-40 to get a 40€ discount
on your full-day tailor-made Bordeaux shore excursion
5 good reasons to choose Bordeaux Cognac Tour Guide over another company ?
Because I am a real local. I was born here an grew up here.
Because you will have only one interlocutor and you know in advance that your tour will be designed depending on your expectations
Because you are sure that everything is in order regarding french rules for transportation, registrations and licenses
Because a friendly moment is always guaranteed !
Because you won't have to waste your time to plan a good trip itinerary, I will do it for you! I can arrange your itinerary to be time-efficient (do not forget your time on the spot is short!) and I will probably allow you to visit more places during your call in Bordeaux !
I will pick you up directly at the feet of the cruise ship or as close as I can. The ship generally dock very close of the city center so I will always be able to meet you at a walking distance from the gangway.
Meet you at the pier !
Tours are for 8 persons maximum. The prices are always given for the vehicle and not per person.
My vehicule offers 6 individuals seats + 2 in the front seat.
BordeauxCognacTourGuide uses only a recent FORD minivan, comfortable and fully equipped including air conditonning, shaded windows, 6 individual seats and large leg space.
My vehicle is a 9-seater minivan (1 driver + 8 passengers including two on the front seat). It is equipped with 2 sliding doors which makes it easier for the group to get in and out of the vehicle.
No problem at all... I am a licensed tour guide, so guess I know a bit about local history and the different local villages and good spots you may like ! Tell what you are into and I will design the ideal tailor-made day trip for you !
Guess I can recommend a few nice farmers markets, I know where you can taste the best oysters direct from the oyster farmers or where you can admire the most beautiful fine art galleries in Bordeaux!
Sooner is always the better ! Because visits in Bordeaux wineries are only by appointment and depend on availabilities; if you book early you will have more chance to visit your favorite ones.
Most wine châteaux will need to be booked in advance. You have to know that traveling to Bordeaux is not like traveling to Napa or other wine countries. Visits are arranged only by appointments and depend on Chateaux's availabilities.It is not possible to just turn up in Bordeaux as it is in other wine regions.
For a better experience, I will arrange all the visits booking in order to give you a large overview of the different Bordeaux styles. Wine tastng fees are never included in my rates as they may vary a lot from one winery to another one, but I will allways let you know the amount you need to consider.
Typically, a full day tour includes the visit of 3 wineries and 2 wineries for a half-day tour.
You have to know that we need to get an appointement in all the wineries.
Let me know the wineries that you wish to visit; I will do my best to give you satisfaction. Keep in mind that some of the top exclusive properties are only available to wine professionals.
If you rely on my expertise... I work with a multitude of great partners and try to combine contrasted wineries to offer you the best experience in Bordeaux and let you catch the soul of the region.
Well... Difficult question to answer !
The cost depends on the wineries, the appellation and the fame of the winery name.
For grouped/shared visits, the prices range varies from 5€ to 20€ per person per chateau. For private tours the prices range varies from 10€ to 60€ per person per chateau.
I will always let you know the exact amount you will have to pay in advance. Because the tasting fees vary so much, I never include them in the price of my tours.
Hum ... nope sorry !
Wineries are producers and not distributors !
So they will serve you a glass of wine only after the visit. However it will be an unique occasion to visit vineyard and learn about all the process from the grape to the glass ! I am convinced that each tour will be an opportunity to learn something new and to immerse yourself in the local culture!
Once you are satisfied with my proposal, I send you an invoice used as a booking form. The document needs to be completed, signed, scanned and returned by e-mail.
To reserve your trip, I require a 30% deposit of the total to confirm the tour booking (Bank wire transfer or Paypal).
The balance can be paid in advance or on the spot (Cash or credit card - No Amex)
BordeauxCognacTourGuide adheres to the following cancellation policy if for certain resons you are forced to cancel your shore excursion with me: