Are you considering a trip to the enchanting world of Bordeaux, where culinary delights and exquisite wines converge to create an unforgettable gastronomic experience? If so, are you ready to embark on a remarkable journey through Bordeaux’s rich flavours and vineyard landscapes? Superb! You’ve come to the right place to kickstart your exciting foodie adventure into the captivating food culture of this wine country in southwest of France. I’ve curated a list of the best food tours in Bordeaux offering a delicious odyssey through the the city’s culinary treasures. These best food tours in Bordeaux are infused with a generous sprinkle of “Un régal!” that will undoubtedly make you fall in love with this city too!
I had a fabulous time in Bordeaux visiting several food markets, indulging in fresh pastries at so many boulangeries dotted around the city and cafe hopping around town. Discovering Bordeaux through leisurely stroll, allowing myself to immerse in the essence of the French “Art de vivre,” the ingredients that make life in France so cherished: history, traditions, architecture, wine, and food were indeed timeless moments to cherish.
You’ll absolutely love my selection of food tours in Bordeaux
These tours take you to vibrant markets, charming bakeries, iconic eateries, wine bars and cellars, artisan cheese shops, chocolatiers, and more. Sample classic Bordeaux dishes, indulge in freshly baked bread and pastries. Taste a variety of Bordeaux wines, and discover local specialties like canelés. Immerse yourself in the vibrant food culture of Bordeaux as you savour the city’s most tantalising flavours and traditional delicacies.
All of these Bordeaux food tours in my curated list are the best culinary experiences in Bordeaux. Given a 5 star-rating by travellers, the tours are guided by certified experts who possess a wealth of knowledge not only about the local history but also about the secrets behind the sweet pastries and regional cheeses. Their expertise and dedication guarantee a delightful journey where you can relish an incredible culinary journey while learning a bit of history on the side—a truly mouthwatering combination!
So, let’s delve into these extraordinary culinary tours that Bordeaux, southwest France is ready to dazzle you with! Just remember that due to their popularity as the best food tours in Bordeaux, they tend to sell out quickly. So, book your place in advance so you don’t miss out!
MY TOP 3 FAVOURITE SELECTIONS: BEST FOOD TOURS IN BORDEAUX CITY
#1 TOP PICK: Bordeaux’s Traditional Food Experience
☑️ Indulge in sampling organic wine, chocolate bonbons, and more.
☑️ Relax and enjoy a delightful lunch in a charming French bistro.
** Small groups, limited to a maximum of 10 participants.
#2 The Essential Bordeaux Food and Wine Tasting Tour
☑️ Experience a variety of nine distinct tastes at six different stops.
☑️ Delight in the flavours of three different local wines.
#3 Bordeaux Food Tour + The Historic Centre
A walking tour in the Historic Centre of Bordeaux, featuring a selection of treats to satisfy your taste buds.
☑ Enjoy the rich flavours of coffee, a variety of pastries, bread, cheeses, savoury cold cuts and a visit to a local restaurant;
☑. Explore the renowned covered market, an emblematic destination that embodies the vibrant spirit of the region’s culinary scene.
THE BEST 9 FOOD TOURS IN BORDEAUX FOR 2023
#1 Bordeaux’s Traditional Food Experience
This tour is designed so that you can immerse yourself in the delights of Bordeaux alongside its traditional culinary journey.
Throughout the tour, listen to captivating tales about the city, adding an extra layer of storytelling to your culinary adventure. Uncover the essence of Bordeaux’s traditional food scene with a friendly local guide, as you sample organic wine, delectable chocolates, and more. The small group setting (limited to 10 participants) enhances the authenticity of the experience, allowing you to truly immerse yourself in the flavours and culture of Bordeaux.
✔ Indulge in a glass of organic Bordeaux wine;
✔ Delight your taste buds with exquisite chocolate bonbons crafted by an award-winning female chocolatier;
✔ Savour a delectable hazelnut treat from a local family business;
✔ Treat yourself to a traditional French lunch at a charming bistro nestled in the heart of Saint-Pierre.
**The tour is expected to last for approximately 3.5 hours.
“We learned a lot from the wine tasting at the beginning and had a delicious lunch at the restaurant. They were super accommodating to our toddler and made him a special plate of chicken and potatoes off the menu. All of the desserts afterwards were amazing as well, I especially enjoyed the chocolate tastings and learning about the different chocolates. I feel like I got special experiences and knowledge that I wouldn’t have had on my own and I definitely recommend it!” — Leia | Read more reviews >>
#2 The Essential Bordeaux Food and Wine Tasting Tour
Embark on a delectable journey through Bordeaux, immersing yourself in the city’s rich culinary traditions and the art of winemaking that has yielded France’s most exquisite bottles.
Accompanied by an English-speaking guide who knows the hidden gems:
✔Engage in a sommelier-led wine tasting, where you’ll sample three distinct regional wines in the cosy ambiance of a local wine bar.
✔ Venture to small, local eateries where you’ll have the opportunity to savour over nine different regional and national delicacies, each with a fascinating story to uncover.
As you indulge your taste buds, also
✔ Explore the city’s renowned historical sites and gain insights into how centuries of global trade have influenced and shaped Bordeaux’s unique cuisine.
All in all, prepare for a captivating experience that tantalises your senses and reveals the culinary soul of Bordeaux.
#3 Bordeaux Food Tour + The Historic Centre
This is an incredible walking tour that unveils the historical center of Bordeaux, a UNESCO World Heritage site. The tour combines history, gastronomy, and a feast for the senses in the heart of Bordeaux.
✔ Explore the renowned Covered Market of Bordeaux;
✔ Indulge in a delightful tasting experience at a local restaurant, where you can savour a signature dish or indulge in a delectable dessert prepared by a promising young chef.
Each stop on the tour is meticulously chosen months in advance, ensuring exceptional quality. The owners and craftsmen behind each establishment are interviewed, and whenever possible, visitors have the opportunity to witness the production process firsthand, gaining valuable insights.
✔ Throughout the tour, enjoy a range of delectable treats including coffee (or equivalent), chocolates, sweets, fruits, pastries (two varieties), bread, pastries, cheese, cold cuts, and wine (two selections).
“My daughter and I loved this food tour of Bordeaux. Isabelle and Maria were our tour guides. They were both so warm and friendly and the tour was informative and delicious. It was a wonderful way to learn to navigate the town of Bordeaux also. We agreed that we will start any visit to a new city or county with a tour similar to this. They provided so many suggestions and were so helpful and patient with our lack of knowledge of the French language. They tailored the tour to our desires and food preferences. It was truly a wonderful experience!” — Carin | Read more reviews >>
#4 Bordeaux: Wine and Cheese Tasting + Walking Tour
Embark on a gourmet walking tour, a journey of flavour and culture that showcases the very best of Bordeaux’s wine heritage. Immerse in Bordeaux’s captivating wine history, UNESCO-listed streets, and a delightful sommelier-led wine and cheese tasting.
You will have the opportunity to:
✔ Visit Cité du Vin museum;
✔ Learn fascinating insights into Bordeaux’s wine history while gaining valuable tips on wine tasting and buying.
✔ Sample four Bordeaux Bio Wines, including one white, two reds, and one sweet wine, artfully paired with a delightful assortment of French cheeses.
“We had a walk around the wine merchants area of Bordeaux with our guide, Clem. She informed us about the history and then took us to sample the wine & cheese. We learned about the colour, smell & taste of the wine while sampling some delicious cheese. We spent a very enjoyable afternoon, being well informed by a a very knowledgeable and friendly guide. Highly recommend.” — Elizabeth | Read more reviews >>
#5 Night-Time Tour of Bordeaux + Food & Wine Tastings
This is a perfect tour for those who wish to capture the enchantment of the city at night. Your well informed guide shares stories of Bordeaux’s history, walk you through to the renowned landmarks and more.
On this tour, you can expect to:
✔ Be awestruck by the illuminated landmarks of Bordeaux and uncover the fascinating tale of the sleeping beauty.
✔ Enjoy dinner: Indulge in tantalising charcuterie and Mezze while savouring the exquisite taste of a glass of Bordeaux wine.
#6 The Unique NO DIET CLUB Tour
Immerse yourself in the decadent side of Bordeaux and experience the city like a local on this enticing small-group tasting tour.
✔ A wide range of delectable tastings, including savoury snacks like cheese, burgers, and mussels, as well as irresistible sweet treats like canelés. You’ll be treated to a feast for the senses.
✔Along the way, absorb the vibrant atmosphere of Bordeaux and delve into its rich culture and cuisine as your knowledgeable guide shares insider tips.
This small-group tour, limited to eight participants, ensures a personalized experience and plenty of generous bites that add up to a hearty lunch.
#7 Bourdeaux’s Boulangeries and History Tour
Join a unique, fun and delicious journey across Bordeaux’s award-winning boulangeries. Experience the world-class quality of these bakeries, each located in a vibrant neighbourhood with its own history and charm.
✔ Indulge in lots of selections of pastries and bread;
✔ Breakfast and lunch, accompanied by coffee and/or tea.
Come hungry and discover why this is the most fun and original way to explore Bordeaux!
“Nikesh was knowledgeable about the city and the best boulangeries of Bordeaux. There were ample food samples along the way as we walked about the city. He took us to a few places off the beaten path that we would not have found on our own including the ancient arena. Would definitely recommend to others on first day in city to provide insight into other activities during your stay.” — Joanne | Read more reviews >>
#8 Food & Wine Tour in Bordeaux City in the Morning and A Visit to Medoc in the Afternoon
Join this exceptional tour and embrace the city’s rich cultural heritage. Learn about Bordeaux’s fascinating history, admire its architectural wonders, and indulge in the world-renowned wines and culinary delights that showcase the true essence of French living in this tour.
Embark on an immersive walking tour of Bordeaux’s captivating city center:
✔️ Discover the flavours of Bordeaux at four local producers, specialising in canelés, chocolate, cheese, and charcuterie. Indulge in tastings of local delicacies at each producer, savouring the region’s culinary delights;
✔️ Enjoy a delightful lunch at a charming setting that embodies French sophistication
✔️ Immerse yourself in the rich wine heritage with visits to two stunning châteaux, including one Growth Classified estate;
✔️ Indulge in four exquisite wine tastings, allowing your taste buds to savour the finest Bordeaux vintages.
#9 Bordeaux: Wine Tasting Class and Snacks
In this morning activity in Bordeaux, you will be able to enhance your wine tasting skills and embark on a journey through the diverse wine regions of France with in an engaging and informative wine tasting class.
✔ Explore the diverse wine regions of France through a tasting of four wines, showcasing their unique characteristics;
✔ Gain insights into the concepts of ‘terroir’ and ‘appellation’ while savouring the diversity of French wines;
For an unforgettable wine tasting class, where you’ll refine your tasting abilities, explore the flavours of France, and create your own unique wine blend, all while indulging in the delights of traditional French delicacies.
I really like my top pick, the traditional food tour in Bordeaux. This food tour in Bordeaux offers a truly immersive experience into the city’s traditional culinary journey. What sets the traditional food tour apart is the opportunity to sample organic wine, exquisite chocolate bonbons from an acclaimed chocolatier, and indulge in a delightful hazelnut treat from a local family business. To top it off, this traditional food tour includes a classic French lunch at a charming bistro in the heart of Saint-Pierre, all included in the price.
With a small group setting limited to 10 participants, the traditional food tour ensures an authentic and intimate experience that allows you to fully immerse yourself in the flavours and culture of Bordeaux. This traditional food tour truly captures the essence of Bordeaux’s culinary delights and is a must-try for any food enthusiast.