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Ophorus Tours - Bordeaux UNESCO Guided Walking Tour Private

Bordeaux

Bordeaux UNESCO Guided Walking Tour Private

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Visit the Essential Sites of Unesco Bordeaux on this small group Bordeaux Walks with a licensed guide. Avoid the free tours Bordeaux and visit the City with an official local guide knowledgeable in Bordeaux's History & Culture.

Highlights

  • Admire Europe’s Largest 18th Century Architecture Ensemble
  • Flexible Tour to Include Your Interests
  • English speaking licensed guides, local experts
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Experience the enchanting beauty of Bordeaux, known as the Sleeping Beauty, on this exclusive private tour. Immerse yourself in its rich heritage as you explore this UNESCO World Heritage Site, celebrated as a "City of Art and History." Discover a captivating blend of 18th-century architecture, making Bordeaux home to one of the largest collections in Europe.Stroll through the city and marvel at its ...

Experience the enchanting beauty of Bordeaux, known as the Sleeping Beauty, on this exclusive private tour. Immerse yourself in its rich heritage as you explore this UNESCO World Heritage Site, celebrated as a "City of Art and History." Discover a captivating blend of 18th-century architecture, making Bordeaux home to one of the largest collections in Europe.

Stroll through the city and marvel at its architectural marvels, including the neoclassical Grand Theater, the esteemed Golden Triangle district, and the splendid Rohan Palace, presently serving as Bordeaux Town Hall. As you embark on this walking tour, be captivated by the remarkable 'Place de la Bourse' with its harmonious architecture, intricate sculptures, and captivating water mirror, symbolizing the profound connection between the city and the Garonne River.

With an accredited and knowledgeable tour guide, you have the flexibility to tailor the itinerary to your preferences while ensuring you visit the iconic landmarks:

Rohan Palace: Delve into history as you visit the Rohan Palace, an architectural gem constructed between 1171 and 1784 under the patronage of Ferdinand Maximilien Mériadec de Rohan. Once a revolutionary court and an imperial palace, it has been the Town Hall of Bordeaux since 1835. Behind its stunning Louis XVI style facade lies one of France's most exquisite staircases, a masterpiece of stereotomy. The palace stands majestically opposite the Saint Andrew Cathedral and Pey Berland tower.

Golden Triangle: The Golden Triangle district encompasses Cours Georges-Clemenceau, Cours de l'Intendance, and the Allées de Tourny, forming a triangle that culminates in the squares of Gambetta, Comedie, and Tourny. Historically, this area housed luxurious shops and esteemed financial institutions. In the 18th century, Bordeaux's affluent individuals constructed opulent private mansions, lavish residences designed for a single family and their staff.

Place de la Comédie: Immerse yourself in the grandeur of Place de la Comédie, an awe-inspiring square nestled between the iconic Grand Theater of Bordeaux and the facing houses. The square's centerpiece is the impressive portico featuring 12 Corinthian columns, a testament to the architectural genius of Victor Louis. Inaugurated in 1780, the theater's sloping ground originally accommodated carriages inside the colonnade. Today, it is recognized as a Historical Monument and serves as the home of the National Opera of Bordeaux.

Grand Theatre: Experience the splendor of the Grand Theatre of Bordeaux, inaugurated on April 7, 1780, after more than seven years of construction by architect Victor Louis. This neoclassical masterpiece features a majestic façade adorned with a portico of 12 Corinthian columns, topped with statues representing nine muses and three goddesses from Classical Mythology.

Place de la Bourse: Admire the elegant façade of the Royal Square, now known as Place de la Bourse, considered the pinnacle of architectural grace along the Bordeaux quays. Originally designed to accommodate a statue of Louis XV, the square's construction spanned over 25 years, overseen by two Intendants and three architects. Inspired by Mansart's works in Versailles, the square eventually saw the replacement of Louis XV's statue with the fountain of the Three Graces in 1792.

Explore further facets of Bordeaux by perusing our other walking tours, starting from Place des Quinconces and including visits to the historic Chartrons district, intertwined with Bordeaux's illustrious winemaking legacy, which we feature on our wine tours.

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  • Meet your guide at your hotel, accommodation or dedicated meeting point in Bordeaux

  • 2 hours Private guided walking tour of Bordeaux with your personal licensed tour guide

  • End of the tour in central Bordeaux

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Ophorus Tours - Bordeaux UNESCO Guided Walking Tour Private

Know before you book

  • Tour available all year round (except May 1st, Dec 25th and Jan 1st)
  • Group size of 1 to 30 participants maximum
  • Tour is operated in English, other languages on request
  • Tour involves some walking, comfortable walking shoes are recommended
  • This tour is not recommended for persons with reduced mobility
  • This tour is not wheelchair accessible

Meeting point

Your Hotel, accomodation or dedicated meeting point in Bordeaux

Departure

We will come and pick you up at your accommodation in Bordeaux or at a dedicated meeting point to be confirmed at time of booking.

Return

Bordeaux city center.

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5.0/5 (1 reviews)
  • Bermbr

    04, May 2023

    Great introduction to the city with the super guide Karim Tripadvisor review: Bordeaux historical walking tour We went for a friends birthday extravaganza...
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Included

  • 2 hour walking tour of Bordeaux
  • English speaking licensed guide

Excluded

  • Entrance fees, tasting fees or activity fees
  • Personal insurance and expenses
  • Gratuities for the guide

FAQ

  • Where will we meet our licensed tour guide?

    Your guide will meet you directly at your hotel or accommodation in Bordeaux. If you are coming from outside, we will set a convenient meeting point for you. The end of your guided walking tour in Bordeaux will take place in the city center.
  • Are your Bordeaux Walks adapted to everyone?

    Our Bordeaux walking tours involve an important amount of walking. Even though our walking tours tend to stay on easy to walk sidewalks and streets, the city of Bordeaux still has some cobbledstone streets that are difficult to walk on. Therefore we strongly advise that you book this tour only if you are in a good physical condition. This tour is certainly not adapted to persons who have walking difficulties and it is not wheelchair accessible.
  • Is the price per person or per group?

    The pricing for our walking tours is per group of minimum 1 persons to maximum 30 persons.
  • What is the difference between your Bordeaux Guided Walking Tours & Free Tours?

    What makes a guided walking tour in any town or city in the world so unique or outstanding is the personality, knowledge and qualifications of the tour guide. All our guides are local guides who either originate from the city where they guide in or have been there for a number of years.

    All possess the French Diploma that allows them to conduct tours in monuments, museums and historical city centers. This very specific diploma means that your guide is proficient in French History, Culture, Architecture & Art History and will be there to make detailed descriptions of the monuments and sights you will visit. All our guides also include great anecdotes to their lively comments making for very contemporary visits that stand out from the basic, very common ones offered by free tours! 
  • Can we adapt the tour to fit our wishes?

    Absolutely, since this is a private tour we will customize the walking tour to your wishes. Let our team of travel professionals know what are your main points of interest and they will designe the tour accordingly.
  • Is this Guided Walking Tour of Bordeaux only available in English?

    No, our talented, in-house multi lingual guides will be happy to conduct the tour in French, Spanish, German, Italian, Japanese and Portuguese.
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