Find your DMC in Bordeaux

Find your DMC in Bordeaux

If you are planning trips to Bordeaux don't hesitate to contact these four preferred partners: 


-    Mary Dardenne – DMC Decanter Tours

Since 2009, we have been providing wine lovers with exclusive experiences in all major wine destinations in France.  Based in Bordeaux, we have a team of over 30 well-trained, dedicated guides.  One of the fundamental differences we bring to our tours: all our wine guides hold qualifications such as the MW (Master of Wine), WSET (wine & spirits education trust), DUAD tasting degree from the Bordeaux oenology faculty, work in the wine industry or are wine-makers or owners. 

Tailor made wine tours for individuals.  Our first passion has always been sharing the Bordeaux region and its rich cultural heritage with wine lovers.  Acquainting visitors with the French way of live through visits to the top chateau paired with sumptuous lunches and dinners in Michelin restaurants or chateau. From day trips to weeklong total immersion, we aim to educate the wine consumer in French wines.

Tours for special interest groups.  With the resurgence of cruising (river and ocean), we have seen the growth of Wine clubs and other special interest groups visiting France.  Whether it be Viking Cruises, AMA Waterways, Uniworld, Scenic, Crystal Symphony or Serenity, we have supplied custom wine tours for many different groups and individuals in their port of call in France.  Some of our most recent clients include The Wine Society (UK), Meritage Wine Market, Papapietro Winery, Faulkner Winery and the World Presidents Organisation. 
Since 2014 we have been mandated to organize all the shore excursions and guides for Viking Rivers.



FR:  +33 (0)6 08 25 00 54

US: 1-888-727-8127


-    Christophe Tissinier – DMC Bordeaux Excellence (Virtuoso member)

Bordeaux Excellence is a DMC/incoming tour operator, located in Bordeaux for over 15 years, a recognized partner of the world’s largest tour operators specialized in business travel, excursions for cruise ships passengers and personalized luxury travel.  With our team of trusted travel experts we offer you unique trips to discover places with limited access.

Personalization is paramount. Base your experiences on the theme of your choice for a more private tour, a unique trip, confidential spots, unexplored or privatized venues.


Who would have thought ten years ago that river cruising in Bordeaux region could generate such an interest nowadays! Bordeaux Excellence offers you a wide range of excursions and activities created by our team of experts whose creativity and organization is highly esteemed by the largest cruise line companies.

The evolution of the river cruises market:

Bordeaux has completed a record breaking 2016 season with 50 calls of ocean cruise vessels and since the French company CroisiEurope started the challenge of river cruising on Garonne and Dordogne tidal rivers in 2010, some of the big industry players have followed. Today, Viking, Uniworld, Scenic and AmaWaterways river ships are part of the Bordeaux landscape. These 90 to 150 passenger’s ships typically sail between April and November.

River cruising allows to go further inland and reach the other jewels of greater Bordeaux region. To name a few: Medoc vineyards, home of Chateaux Margaux, Latour, Mouton and Lafite Rothschild; Cognac, home of famous distillery houses of Hennessy, Martel or Remy Martin; Perigord, land of the early man and of Lascaux prehistoric cave; Saint Emilion and its UNESCO Classified vineyards and villages landscapes; the Arcachon Bay, its oyster farming culture and its highest sand dune (115metres) in Europe by the Atlantic ocean…

Bordeaux region will rise substantially in near future since the travel guide Lonely Planet recently picked Bordeaux as 2017 top urban destination! The wine Museum “Cité du Vin” opened last June, and the “TGV” high speed rail line due mid-2017 linking Paris to Bordeaux in just 2 hours, must have contributed to this decision. Bordeaux will certainly benefit from easier arrangements of cruise combination between the Seine river and Bordeaux rivers.

Another great combination of cruise which is developing among operators, as a source of enhancement, is the geographic axis Bordeaux to Porto. Indeed, the cruises on the Douro and Bordeaux rivers have developed in parallel and offer close gastronomic and wine themes, in addition to proximity.
Enough to convince more cruise operators to come and taste Bordeaux!



FR: +33 (0)5 56 44 27 68 


-   Loic Gourvennec - DMC Bordeaux Executive Travel

Our DMC Bordeaux Executive Travel organizes your stay or your clients' one to offer you an unforgettable trip.

We suggest you entire customized options, that do include both wine tours and wine tastings along the road of châteaux according to your convenience. From our world-renowned Bordeaux vineyards to our peaceful Arcachon Bay, not forgetting our preserved Perigord and wonderful Basque reliefs, you will discover that Aquitaine overflows with uncommon advantages.

Our team will use their know-how to offer you the most exclusive services in the region you have chosen.



FR: +33 (0)5 57 85 99 21


-   Marine Gabillet - DMC Bordeaux Travel

Bordeaux Travel is an Incoming agency, specialized in tailor-made programs in Bordeaux and the region destined to individuals and groups who needs best advise.

The region being full of strenghs we are pleased to provide a large panel of services adapted to need and requirements of your guests: From private transportation, wine tours, activities on the Arcachon bay passing by a charming accomodation to a dinner reservation in the best places of Bordeaux. Enjoy the chance to make your own program thanks to our expertise !

Discover the French culture and the French art de vivre with Bordeaux Travel. Meet, share and leave as a local, you will have the time of your life !



FR: +33 (0)5 57 22 72 72