Bordeaux City - Private Guided Walking Tour with Local Sophia

Badge of ExcellenceBordeaux, France
A Locals Helpful Walking Introduction To Bordeaux

From $91.40

Price varies by group size

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 2 to 3 hours
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Book a private tour around the city of Bordeaux, to get your bearings and the history at the same time. You'll walk with a local guide to explore the different monuments and city neighborhoods, discovering the notable landmarks and some lesser-known gems along the way. Extra perk? The logistics and the route can be customized as you like.
  • Adjust the start time or meeting point to suit your vacation plans
  • Avoid the rush of a standard tour, and sightsee at your own pace
  • Hear fun facts and anecdotes about Bordeaux and its culture
  • Have the freedom to chat and ask questions unselfconsciously

What's Included

  • Local guide
  • Entrance fees into certain monuments come at an extra cost if desired.

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • 2 Cr de l'Intendance
    2 Cr de l'Intendance, 33000 Bordeaux, France

    We shall meet by a big statue called Sanna or I can meet you wherever you may like in the city centre. Perhaps your hotel or cruise ship. NOTE: ONLY IF IN CITY CENTRE

Start time

Confirm time with the local provider in advance of your experience.

Opening hours

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End point

  • Bordeaux
    Bordeaux, France

    Depends on where we start and where the tour takes us, but i'll make sure it is near wherever you want to go next.

What To Expect

St. Andre Cathedral

10 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Grand Theatre

5 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Place de la Victoire

5 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Marche des Capucins

20 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

La Fleche Saint-Michel

10 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Grosse Cloche de Bordeaux

10 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Porte Cailhau

5 minutesAdmission Ticket Not Included

Place de la Bourse

5 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

The Water Mirror

5 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Esplanade des Quinconces

10 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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103 reviews
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Great walking tour
Alison_L, Sep 2023
Sophia was a fun, high energy guide. She had good stories about the history of the area. Not as focused on cathedrals and buildings as some, which was refreshing.
Just the best
James_S, Sep 2023
Memorable afternoon. Brilliant tour guide. Very knowledgeable, charismatic and fun! Would highly recommend her.
She is wonderful guide
Mark_W, Jun 2023
One of the top guides ever, stories about Eleanor of Aquitaine, the pastry shop, squares ,alleys and enthusiasm for Bordeaux and France. It was a great introduction to Bordeaux's architecture, history, food and the life of the city today. DO NOT MISS HER
Fabulous way to enjoy Bourdeaux
Nancy_A, Jun 2023
The wonderful stories about Eleanor of Aquitaine, the visit to the pastry shop, the lovely squares and alleys
Walking tour of Bordeaux
Sharon_T, Jun 2023
Sophia was a delightful guide. Full of enthusiasm for Bordeaux and France. It was a great introduction to Bordeaux for us.
Jaclyne_O, Jun 2023
I only had one full day in Bordeaux and my 3-hour tour was a great way to learn about the city and things I wouldn’t have learned just walking about on my own. Sophia’s a great storyteller and lovely interesting person! We talked about architecture, history, food, the life of a local. She even brought me to a combined bakery and art gallery based on both my dietary restrictions and my interest in art. I felt so well taken care of on this tour. Thanks Sophia!
Top notch
Lorin_M, May 2023
Sophia was a perfect guide, knowledgeable, energetic, and bright. We have been on countless tours and she is the best.
Wonderful tour.
Jimispod, May 2023
Sophia was fantastic. Great energy, full of life & very knowledgeable of the history of Bordeaux. She was a true delight to spend the morning with.
Beautiful and enticing
Kathy_B, May 2023
Sophia was fun and delighted us with the history and culture of Bordeaux! Her love and enthusiasm was so engaging as we wound our way through the city! We highly recommend Sophia to be your guide of the beautiful and enticing city of Bordeaux!
Just excellent
Arsen_K, May 2023
It was simply excellent. We spent great time with Sophia who is an amazing guide, full of energy and knowledge. With her incredible story telling skills, Sophia made the tour very interesting and seamless. We appreciated a lot that Sophia took us to see not only main tourist places but also helped us to explore and see the beauty of local areas. A big thank you to Sophia who we highly recommend !
Great Bordeaux Tour!
Rachael_S, May 2023
Great Bordeaux tour to kick off our trip- Sophia was super sweet & gave us good info about the city and history without all the boring details! Would recommend!
Fantastic experience. Highly recommend it.
Leslie_B, Nov 2022
The private tour of the city was fantastic. Emphasis on the word private and custom. Our guide, Sophia Was fantastic. Her fun, enthusiastic and bubbly personality really sets this tour apart from all others. I give it 10 stars and highly recommend it. We had a blast and got to see everything we wanted. Truly a private and custom experience.
So memorable!
Joni_E, Oct 2022
Sophia was AMAZING! We asked her to see the stumbling stones in Bordeaux never expecting her to find them, and not only did she find one set, but two sets! She made our trip to Bordeaux so memorable that we are considering moving there! If you are going to Bordeaux, DEFINATELY take this tour with her! It was wonderful!
Great tour
ddbbo, Oct 2022
My wife and I visit the Bordeaux in October. It was our first time visiting Bordeaux. Getting a private tour is really helpful. Sophia is great. I would definitely recommend the tour.
Jillian_H, Sep 2022
Sophia not only gives amazing history but also the local events , food, experiences! She was fantastic. Highly recommend her and her passion for the Bordeaux area.
A perfect city tour
ThomasH_M, Aug 2022
The tour with Sophia was simply superb. In advance, the two of us had given her a long list of sites of interest to us that were scattered around the historic city of Bordeaux. Without rushing us, she managed to get us to every one of them -- plus make a stop for fresh oysters & white wine in a busy food market. Her native-speaker, American-accented English was especially effective in explaining the city’s history, Bordeaux wines and local architecture. Sophia not only knows the city well, but the area’s residents knew her. Literally, 5 or 6 times, local residents and store owners came out to greet and chat with her. And along the way, we received some very useful tips on wine bars as well as how to get around on public transportation (e.g. the city’s modern tram system and its river taxis). In short, this tour on our first day in town was perfect preparation for the next two days on our own, continuing to explore Bordeaux. In short: two thumbs up for Sophia !
Sophia is an excellent...
Barbara_L, Aug 2022
Sophia is an excellent guide. Extremely knowledgeable of the city and surroundings. Informative relative to history and current events. Traversed a large area very easily. FUN guide all around!
Great tour!
Constance_S, Aug 2022
Great experience! Sophia took us to all the great spots in Bordeaux. Super cute personality and very accommodating.
Sophia - our guided tour in Bordeaux
Natalie_O, Jul 2022
Sophia was a wonderful guide, she has a very large knowledge about the current Bordeaux and about the historical as well. She's very enthusiastic and she is able to fascinate her audience. She's so lovely and flexible to react to all wishes. We can highly recommand her!!!
Great local guide
DelRey_P, Jul 2022
Sophia was amazing! She was both very true and extremely knowledgeable about both local Bordeaux history and culture. She also had good working relationships with a number of local businesses which made for a very authentic experience.

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