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Porte Cailhau Tours and Activities

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Built in 1495, this dramatic Gothic Revival 35-meters tall city gate was built to commemorate King Charles VIII's victory at Fornovo in Italy during the Italian War of 1494. At the time, it was the main entry point to Bordeaux from the port. It faces Place du Palais and features several ornamental sculptures and towers, something that is very typical of architecture built under the reign of Charles VIII; indeed, the monarch wanted this gate to showcase his power and affluence. The gate, which was once part of the Bordeaux city wall, was later on used as a defensive tower (the multitude of portcullis, murder holes, and machicolation features are there to prove this), and as a salt scale and storehouse.

Nowadays, it houses an informative exhibition dedicated to the tools and materials with which the tower was built as well as the urban development of Bordeaux. There is a wonderful view of the old town center, the Garonne River, and the Pont de Pierre Bridge from the top floor.

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Porte Cailhau, Bordeaux, Aquitaine-Limousin-Poitou-Charentes, 33000
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Prestige Commented Cruise with Glass of Wine and Canelé in Bordeaux

Prestige Commented Cruise with Glass of Wine and Canelé in Bordeaux

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Discovering Bordeaux from the Garonne! Yacht de Bordeaux invites you to board its boat “Le Luna”, this magnificent post-war Riviera yacht with contemporary decor, for a privileged cruise. The best of Bordeaux awaits you on your prestigious commented cruise. (Commented by our tour guide.) This one will make you appreciate, like a good wine: Bordeaux, a city classified as World Heritage by Unesco in 2007. Nothing like sailing in the port of La Lune to make you discover its beauties and its history. You will embark near the reflecting pool and thus enjoy the marvelous spectacle offered by the most famous monuments and bridges in the city. While you will fully experience your escapade on the river of the sleeping beauty, a canelé and a glass of 12.5cl Bordeaux wine will be offered to you on board. During this cruise, Yacht de Bordeaux wishes to share with you its passion for Bordeaux and its river.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$22.66
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Bordeaux City Pass

Bordeaux City Pass

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Create your perfect (and cost-efficient!) 24H, 48H or 72H of Bordeaux’s best attractions with the Bordeaux Metropole City Pass! With your single-day or multi-day pass, visit museums, palaces, archeological sites and more! Your pass includes an unlimited public transit ticket, complimentary bus and walking tours, free entry to more than a dozen venues around town and other local discounts. Plus, it includes the entrance to La Cité du Vin (before 12pm only). The Bordeaux City Pass offers something for everyone!
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  • 2 to 3 days
  • Taking safety measures
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$47.71
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$47.71
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Bordeaux Segway Tour

Bordeaux Segway Tour

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See the main sights of Bordeaux in a fun way with a 1-hour Segway tour. Join your knowledgeable guide as you visit places like the Rue Sainte-Catherine, Place des Quinconces, Place de la Comédie and the Bordeaux Cathedral, all highlights of this UNESCO World Heritage-listed city. Cruise around public squares and through historic streets lined with shops and restaurants, frequented by both visitors and locals. Tour group size is limited to nine people, ensuring a more personalized experience.
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
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$35.78
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$35.78

Bordeaux City Wine & Cultural Guided Walking Tour with 4 Tastings

Bordeaux City Wine & Cultural Guided Walking Tour with 4 Tastings

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Go sightseeing in Bordeaux and discover its wines on a 3-hour walking tour that includes wine tastings along the way. Your guide shares stories about the city and shows you its landmarks as you walk around Place des Quinconces, Quartier des Chartrons, Place Pey-Berland, and the docks. Take breaks at wine cellars and brasseries for four tastings of famous Bordeaux wine appellations.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$82.30
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$82.30
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Bordeaux City Custom & Private Guided Walking Tour with a Local

Bordeaux City Custom & Private Guided Walking Tour with a Local

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Personalised private tour. This tour is a great introduction to the city and will help you gather your bearings whilst discovering hidden treasures that only a local like me would know. We will spend the tour visiting the main Historical Monuments of the city as well as different neighbourhoods which give Bordeaux its character. There may even be a couple delicious treats in store. Let me know what interests you, allow me to plan so that you can relax, wander and enjoy this gorgeous city. Times can be adjusted to suit your schedule. Feel free to contact me.
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  • 2 to 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$41.75
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Private - Classic Bordeaux Walking Tour

Private - Classic Bordeaux Walking Tour

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DISCOVER THE BEST OF BORDEAUX ON THIS TAILORED MADE WALKING TOUR EXCLUSIVELY DESIGN FOR YOU AND YOUR GROUP WITH A FRIENDLY GUIDE. We will visit the main sights like the beautiful Gothic cathedral, the famous Water Mirror and the stunning neoclassical theatre; but also some hidden and lesser known places. Get to know the glorious history of this city, some of its secrets, its special gastronomy and rich culture by joining our tour. We are looking forward to showing your our Beautiful City. We can start this private walking tour of Bordeaux from your hotel, if it is located in the center, or in a central point of the city. Keep in mind that if we start the tour from your accommodation, the duration of the tour may be reduced. - By booking a private tour you can design your own itinerary. A guide exclusively for you will explain the history, anecdotes and curiosities of the most iconic places in Bordeaux and those that are most interesting to you.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$29.82
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$29.82
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Private Virtual Reality Tour of Bordeaux Monuments

Private Virtual Reality Tour of Bordeaux Monuments

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Discover Bordeaux City as you would never see it otherwise ! Thanks to exclusive Virtual Reality images, you would marvel at the ancient monuments dating from the Romanesque period and the Middle Ages, and understand how the buildings of the past have influenced the urban structure today ! Visits on demand available in French-English-German-Spanish, we can also make it shorter or longer, depending on your wishes and interests : just ask us :D !
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$46.52
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Private Tour of Bordeaux in a Citroën 2CV - 1h30

Private Tour of Bordeaux in a Citroën 2CV - 1h30

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UNESCO–listed Bordeaux is considered among France’s most elegant cities, but exploring on foot takes time and effort. On this tour, spin through the city streets by vintage soft-top Citroën 2CV and sightsee in traditional French style. With your private guide at the wheel and round-trip travel from your hotel included, hit top attractions and must-see neighborhoods like the Grand Théâtre and the pretty Quartier Sainte-Croix.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$117.46
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Bordeaux Sightseeing Private Sidecar Guided Tour

Bordeaux Sightseeing Private Sidecar Guided Tour

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Enjoy a one-of-a-kind perspective on Bordeaux—and see many of the city’s top sights in just a short amount of time—on this private sidecar tour. Head to central Bordeaux, meet your guide, and hop into your retro sidecar. Your guide will whisk you around Bordeaux’s key attractions, from the Place de la Bourse and Saint-Michel to the Grand Théâtre and beyond. The itinerary can also be customized, based on your interests.
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  • 45 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$59.04
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Private Half-Day Bordeaux Walking Tour

Private Half-Day Bordeaux Walking Tour

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I want take you on a journey to discover Bordeaux the way I love it! I came to this city 3 years ago and fell in love with it, and My purpose is to share this passion with you! The goal is to have fun and enjoy our time together! I want to tell you my personal stories in Bordeaux, discuss with you while showing you this amazing city. I promise you will have a great time during my tour! Looking forward to seeing you!
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes to 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$42.94
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Private Walking Tour of Bordeaux

Private Walking Tour of Bordeaux

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Come experience Bordeaux on this walking tour of the city. This is not your typical historical tour full of facts and historical information but a tour of culture, history, wine and fun. Our private tour is a bespoke experience for your group where will provide you with all the information you need to know for your stay. We know all the best restaurants and bars, best events, places to see and places to go. Of course we will teach you about the history of the city from the Romans to the 18th century neo classical architecture. If you want an experience book us - if you want a tour go to the tourist office Tour does not include entrance to any museums or historical monuments
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  • 3 hours to 3 hours 40 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$178.92
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Private Tour of Bordeaux By Night in a Citroën 2CV - 1h30

Private Tour of Bordeaux By Night in a Citroën 2CV - 1h30

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In the evening, Bordeaux lights up and offers you a sumptuous show! Get onboard your 2CV and enjoy its convertible roof. Your chauffeur will reveal the most unexpected anecdotes that have made the history of this city... You will discover the must-see monuments and squares of Bordeaux By Night, such as the Place de la Bourse and its famous water mirror or the Grand Théâtre. Your chauffeur will take you to emblematic spots like the Chartrons district linked to the wine trade, or the St-Michel district known for its pleasant atmosphere. You will also pass on the other side of the Garonne River to enjoy a breathtaking view of the historic part of Bordeaux! The perfect place for taking unique pictures at night. You will keep a dazzling memory of this night ride in 2CV! * Each 2CV can take a maximum of 3 people (plus the chauffeur). If you book for 2 people you will have one 2CV. If you book for 6 people you will have two 2CVs, etc. When there are several 2CVs, we drive in convoy.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$139.56
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$139.56
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Bordeaux Private tour with a native guide

Bordeaux Private tour with a native guide

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In a 2h tour let's explore, with your native guide, Bordeaux and it is rich history. The roman time, the Middles ages and it is majestic gates, the 18e century and it is beautiful Neo classic architecture. I will show you my city in an interactive and interesting way.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$143.14
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The Best of Bordeaux: Find more than wine in the city centre on this audio tour

The Best of Bordeaux: Find more than wine in the city centre on this audio tour

Want to get to know the best of Bordeaux in 45 minutes? Then join me on this unique self-guided audio tour of its city centre where I’ll share my favourite parts of its rich and fascinating history. I’ll take you to some of the main sights like the Bordeaux Cathedral, and the famous neoclassical theatre, Grand Théâtre de Bordeaux. But I’ll also show you some tucked away places that aren’t well known. You’ll hear about everything from disappearing monuments and almost-forgotten Roman temples to wild stories of medieval queens and bloody revolutionaries. Some of the landmarks you’ll see along the way include: • The Monument aux Girondins • The Grand Théatre de Bordeaux • The Bordeaux Cathedral • The Pey Berland Tower • The Cailhau Gate Bordeaux You think Bordeaux is good only for its wine? Let me show you otherwise! Whether it’s your first time in Bordeaux or you’ve been living here for years, this tour is a brilliant introduction to the historic centre.
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  • 45 minutes to 1 hour
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$5.20
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$5.20

Bordeaux History & Wine tour

Bordeaux History & Wine tour

Welcome to a new way of discovering Bordeaux. Its stunning medieval and classical architecture, its vibrant history, and its world renowned local gastronomy will remind you that Bordeaux was once the most influential centre of power in France. Best explored on foot to witness the details no one sees, we’ll hit all the major highlights of the city and show you the unnoticed and the unexpected! Bonus: a local wine tasting on us! In this 4-hour walking tour, your local private guide, a true Bordelais, will retrace the city’s past, from its Roman origins, to the dark Medieval times and to today’s vivacious local cultural scene.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$178.33
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Discover Bordeaux in 60 Minutes with a Local

Discover Bordeaux in 60 Minutes with a Local

This Experience is provided by a private local. Each LocalBini Experience is conducted in a small group of up to 8 people. You only have an hour to fall in love with Bordeaux? Challenge accepted! Discover Bordeaux during a short but sweet excursion, in which you will learn the most interesting facts about the city, the local lifestyle and the modern transformation of the city. We will meet at the Place de la Bourse and will go on our stroll from there :-) Discover what the everyday life of a local looks like and learn where the city gets its characteristic ambience from, by seeing it through the eyes of a local. Walking through the city, you will discover exactly what makes Bordeaux special! This is also your chance to get insider tips about the best cafes, restaurants and bars to visit during your time here, and learn how to make the most out of your visit. This is the perfect experience for someone visiting the city for the first time, or someone that wants to rediscover it!
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
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$45.89
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Grand tour of Bordeaux by bike

Grand tour of Bordeaux by bike

If you arrive in the Bordeaux region and you know nothing, this visit is for you because for 3 hours, I show you all the interesting monuments of the city. Passing from one district to another by crossing the small hidden squares of the city, and even crossing the bridges to see Bordeaux from the most beautiful point of view!
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$71.57
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GAILY TOUR in BORDEAUX - Gay & Lesbian Tour

GAILY TOUR in BORDEAUX - Gay & Lesbian Tour

Bordeaux • Gay Tour & Wine's Secrets Bordeaux by Night • Gay Tour • Gay or Lesbian Friendly Tour Guide for City Tour (3 hours) • Entrance Fee – Palace of Versailles
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  • 3 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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$201.87
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$201.87
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Cultural Walk - Experience like a local - Historic Bordeaux & Wine Tasting Tour

Cultural Walk - Experience like a local - Historic Bordeaux & Wine Tasting Tour

This walking tour is provided by a local who has lived in Bordeaux for almost 10 years and who has been a professional guide for over 6 years. Guides also have a wine certification of the WSET level 3. The tour includes a tasting & discussion at a favorite local wine bar along with a sample of the city's local pastry - the canele. It's a fun filled tour with a balance of history and current life with a wine tasting included at the finish.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$56.06
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What are Porte Cailhau hours of operation?
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Porte Cailhau hours of operation: Open daily from 10am to 12pm, and from 1pm to 6pm. Closed on January 1st.. Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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Should I book Porte Cailhau tickets in advance?
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Porte Cailhau can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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How much does it cost to visit Porte Cailhau 2021?
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Porte Cailhau costs USD 5.20. Guided Porte Cailhau tours start around USD 5.20 per person.
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