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Bordeaux City Add-On

Capital of the wine trade
Spend time in this elegant city with its grand 18th-century centre as an add-on to another Inntravel holiday. We offer a choice of hand-picked, centrally located hotels, and include notes for a self-guided city walking tour.
Bordeaux City Add-On. 2 nights
Bordeaux City Add-On. 2 nights

Holiday information



Surrounded by some of the world’s most celebrated vineyards, Bordeaux is a city whose history has always been inextricably linked to the wine trade. That it has enjoyed great prosperity over the centuries is evident in its broad avenues and squares lined with grand mansions and public buildings.

Its 18th-century architecture and urban planning have earned it a place on the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites, underlining the fact that the renowned clarets are not the only thing deserving of appreciation in Bordeaux. 
Indeed, following the cleaning, restoration and pedestrianisation of much of the city centre at the turn of this century, it has been transformed into one of France’s most attractive and vibrant cities, with plenty of cultural events throughout the year. Wander along the elegant streets; admire works by Rubens, Matisse and others in the museum of fine arts; contemplate the reflections in the ‘mirror’ water feature in front of the impressive stock exchange; and perhaps enjoy a dégustation before dinner, followed by a stroll along the riverbank.


The key to Inntravel holidays is flexibility. You can start on the day of your choice, and are free to add extra nights.
  • Notes for a self-guided walking tour included
    Bordeaux boasts some remarkable buildings – not least the colonnaded Grand Théâtre, the stately Palais de la Bourse (stock exchange), and the cathedral where Eleanor of Aquitaine married her first husband, the future Louis VII – but it’s best to get a feel for its elegant 18th-century heart as a whole, rather than simply making a bee-line for the key sights. Our self-guided walking tour has been designed to do just that. Be sure to watch the world go by from a pavement café on the leafy Allées de Tourny, and to stroll along the broad quais that run alongside the river – the atmosphere here on Sundays is particularly special, as throngs of locals come out to walk, cycle or roller-blade.

    There is not one, but two, art galleries: the Musée des Beaux Arts (closed Tuesdays) and the Musée de l’Art Contemporain (closed Mondays), plus museums devoted to the local Resistance movement, decorative arts, customs and excise, natural history, and the region of Aquitaine. 
  • Call in for tastings
    Whether you are interested in claret itself or rather in how it has impacted on Bordeaux’s history, another museum, the Musée du Vin et du Négoce, is well worth a visit, as it explores the story of the city’s wine and its traders.

    To taste the wines to which Bordeaux owes its prosperity, you can call in at some of the numerous small wine merchants, or head to one of the special centres which stock a wider range of wines. We provide recommendations in the documentation pack that you receive.


We offer a choice of two hotels, both ideally located for exploring the city. Please state your preference when booking.

We provide suggestions for where to eat out in the documentation that we send you prior to your holiday.
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  • Hotel La Tour Intendance, 2 nights: 01 April 2019 - 31 October 2019

    Start any day | End by latest date(s) shown above

    Starting Add on 2 nights Single supplement
    1 Apr - 29 Oct 2019 £200 £72

    Includes accommodation and meals as described. No travel is included as it is assumed that you are travelling via the city as part of your main Inntravel holiday.

    If you are flying via a different airport and would like us to arrange connecting travel, please contact us for a quotation.

  • Room upgrades (£ per person per night)

    Hotel La Tour Intendance, Bordeaux
    Standing superior: 01 Apr - 31 Oct 2019 £22

    Extra nights (£ per person per night) in a double or single room

    Hotel La Tour Intendance, Bordeaux (B&B) Double room Single room
    01 Apr - 31 Oct 2019 £90 £122
  • £ per person based on 2 sharing

    Hotel Bayonne Etche-ona Add on 2 nights Single supplement
    1 April - 21 July £278 £180
    22 July - 31 August £248 £172
    1 September - 18 October £278 £180
    19 - 29 October £248 £172

    For room upgrades and extra night prices, please contact us.

  • This information is for guidance only; no travel is included in our prices and you should pay locally for your chosen option.

    For more information about the airport, visit the Bordeaux airport website.

    Getting between Bordeaux airport and the city:

    Public transport Approx. duration Frequency
    Bus 45-75 minutes (traffic depending) every 45 minutes
    Other options Approx. duration Approx. cost
    Taxi 25 minutes TBA
What is included
  • 2 nights
  • 2 breakfasts
  • street plan
  • notes for a self-guided city walking tour

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