Join a truly tantalising tour of Bordeaux

Written by on February 13, 2019 in Tours in France

Fountain in the middle of a pedestrianised square in Bordeaux, France, lined with busy restaurants and bars

Join a ladies-only small group tour of sunny Bordeaux. This sun baked wine loving region is packed with luscious vineyards, gorgeous little villages and historic towns. You’ll stay in the medieval village of Saint-Emilion, tour the UNESCO world heritage sites of the city of Bordeaux, known as the “pearl of Aquitaine” and visit local vineyards. You’ll also discover the picture perfect seaside town of St Jean de Luz and the quaint village of Espelette in the area known as Basque country.

Wonderful wines, gorgeous gastronomy, sensational sites and a lot of fun is guaranteed on this unique Girls Guide to Paris “Basquing in Bordeaux” tour.

Delicious small group tour of Bordeaux and the Basque

A group of women hold bunches of flowers smiling widely as they enjoy a small group tour of Bordeaux

Doni Belau is your charming hostess on this women-only tour of Bordeaux and the Basque area. She has hand-picked every single aspect of your visit from hotels to vineyards, restaurants and much more. On this tour you’ll stay in an exquisite wine town Saint Emilion, the gorgeous historic city of Bordeaux and in the middle of Grand Cru vineyards of Bordeaux at a stunning spa hotel that is known as the palace of the vines and facing the Atlantic Ocean in the delightful St. Jean de Luz. Doni says “As we are all gals, we come together as strangers from around the world and we always leave as friends. Women are just amazing at bonding and that’s the secret magic to my tours”.

Tour of Bordeaux city and Saint Emilion

A medieval town at the top of a hill, Saint Emilion is surrounded by vineyards

Bordeaux was recently named “Europe’s Best Destination”. Its graceful streets and UNESCO listed buildings are lined with amazing restaurants, wine bars and authentic cafés. While here you’ll soak up the ambiance as you tour the city, explore its culture and enjoy gastronomic meals and even go to the Opera House to enjoy a play. “Most tours” says Doni ” don’t include all meals plus wine, but mine do. As a food writer and author of Paris Cocktails, I have extremely demanding tastes”…

It’s impossible not to fall head over heels for the exquisite hilltop town of Saint-Emilion. Its hilly cobbled streets, captivating old buildings and delicious wine bars and restaurants are like a real life fairy tale. But this is no ordinary tour so you’ll also join your host at her home on the river and have a delectable meal cooked by a private chef as you savour the sunset over those famous vineyards.

A brilliant small group, ladies only tour of Bordeaux

Cheese, Champagne and antiques enjoyed by women on a small group tour of Bordeaux, France

You’ll stay in an award-winning Relais & Chateaux Spa hotel with a chance to enjoy some of their most amazing treatments.

Then you’ll head for the coast and the chocolate box lid pretty town of St Jean de Luz. You’ll also take in the famous pepper producing town of Espelette with its charming buildings and olde worlde vibe.

Wine tasting, chocolate tasting, the most incredible Bordelaise dishes and the freshest seafood. Wonderful street markets, shops and museums. You’ll meet and make new friends and have so much fun you won’t want your tour to end. “When it comes to lodging, tours and experiences I strive for unique, inspiring and out of the ordinary. There are way too many tour companies that take the easy route and put people in standard name-brand hotels. Girls’ Guide like to veer off the well-worn tourist path because we don’t believe in doing anything less than extra-ordinary”. 

This is not your average tour. It’s a truly special and luxurious visit where you’ll make memories to cherish, get to know France like a local and be inspired daily by your surroundings and adventures

Find out more and book your Bordeaux and Basque tour in May, the best time to visit, at

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