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Gourmet Touring

5.0 | Excellent
  • 100% Recommend
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  • Budget
  • Local Specialist
  • 2003
  • Bordeaux, France
  • 3

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Great experience in Bordeaux January 2010

  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
I cannot say enough great things about the experience we just had in Bordeaux under the guidance and care of Gourmet-Touring! John laid out a fascinating tour, took care of every detail for us, and then programmed our GPS so we always arrived at exactly the right place. His knowledge and customer care took all the anxiety out of trying to find our way through the labyrinth of "streets" in the small towns in this area. A stand out experience was our cooking class with Chef Luc and his lovely wife, Melinda, at La Petite Source, a charming B&B. His contacts alone were more than worth the cost of doing business with this wonderful firm. If you are heading to Bordeaux, do it with Gourmet Touring!
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Gourmet Touring was formed in 2003 to give travelers an experience of Bordeaux through food and wine. 

What Makes Them Stand Out? 

Travelers visit restaurants, take cooking classes, experience gastronomy, and visit bustling markets, medieval villages, abbeys, and wineries, all on tailor-made itineraries. 

Who Travels With Them?

Gourmet Touring is suitable for adults who are excited to experience the wine, food, and culture that Bordeaux has to offer. 

Where Do They Operate? 

Gourmet Touring operates in Bordeaux, France, and the nearby coastal towns of Arcachon, Pilat, and Cap Ferret.

How Does it Work?

Guests are provided with personalized touring guidebooks, and pre-programmed GPS devices with 24-hour support, or chauffeured tours, depending on their preferences.  

Why Travel with Them?

Gourmet Touring journeys include accommodations, transportation, and tastings, all personalized to the traveler’s needs and interests.  

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From Gourmet Touring

Gourmet Touring was formed in 2003 by, British couple, John & Siân Mears. Their passion for food and wine, combined with their meticulous attention to detail in impartially reviewing and reporting places of interest to visitors of the Bordeaux region, is the corner stone of GT’s success.

John & Siân, live permanently in the Bordeaux region and still manage all key elements of the business. They personally research every recommended restaurant, vineyard and cultural attraction and take responsibility for ensuring that every client gets the most from their stay.

All self-drive guests are provided with personalised touring guidebooks in advance of their arrival and everyone benefits from 24-hour support and assistance, for any issue or question, once they are in the region.

From a clients’ point of view the simplicity and flexibility of a GT holiday is what makes the experience so enjoyable. The hard work and detailed planning is all taken care of leaving you to enjoy your holiday at your own pace, calling upon local knowledge that is aligned to your own particular interests.

GT does not have an advertising budget. They let their customers do that for them by striving to exceed their expectations so that they tell others about what GT offers.

Whether you are buying the holiday experience for another person, organising a trip for a group or holidaying yourself, GT has the ability to bring things to life in a complete and unforgettable holiday experience

Trips & Specials

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5 days
Self-guided / Independent Tour
Value - 3 star
Physical :
From: $ 1,502


  • Enjoy a private, introductory, wine class at a vineyard
  • Exclusive visit to St Emilion Grand Cru Classé Château
  • Explore the numerous and varied cultural sights of Entre-deux-Mers
  • Explore Bordeaux city
  • Tasting at an exclusive Médoc wine château
5 days
Self-guided / Independent Tour
Value - 3 star
Physical :
From: $ 1,379


  • Explore St Emilion
  • Explore Pomerol
  • Visit and tasting at an exclusive St Emilion Grand Cru Classé château
  • Explore the coast - climb up the largest sand dune in Europe
  • Enjoy a nice walk along long secluded stretches of beach
5 days
Self-guided / Independent Tour
Value - 3 star
Physical :
From: $ 1,169


  • Visit and tasting at an exclusive St Emilion Grand Cru Classé château
  • Wander around St Emilion’s famous cobbled streets
  • Visit and tasting at a Premières Côtes de Bordeaux or Entre-deux-Mers family run vineyard

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