Local private licensed guide in Bordeaux

Alessia Sirel 

Alessia Sirel - local private licensed guide in Bordeaux.

Discover Bordeaux and Aquitaine with your private guide

Personalized tours, adapted to your rhythm and your areas of interest.


I’ve been living in Bordeaux since 2003 and working as a local guide since 2008. Having been fascinated by the French language and French history and culture since my childhood, I came here to continue my studies and ... of course, I fell in love with Bordeaux at first sight!


Bordeaux is a charming city! Its history is fascinating, its culture is multifaceted, its architecture is gorgeous, and the Bordeaux wine is a special, unique world that you want to understand and want to talk about.


Having graduated in French linguistics and the history of language, as well as the history and civilization of France and intercultural communications, I became so passioned about Bordeaux wines that I graduated from the wine and spirits school, got a WSET 3 certification and worked for wine chateaux in Saint-Emilion and Pomerol.


In 2008, I began teaching at the University of Bordeaux and gave conferences to international students on winemaking and wine business in Bordeaux, as well as on intercultural negotiations.

At the same time, I was fortunate enough to organize several professional MICE tours to Bordeaux, which were very successful and emotional. Therefore, since 2008, I’ve begun to offer my services as a professional guide in Bordeaux and organize wine tours, gourmet tours and city tours in the Bordeaux region, both for private guests and for professional groups.


In 2014, I met Roman Tatarov, one of the most passioned and experienced guides in Bordeaux (local guide since 2004), and in 2015, we founded together the agency SAS Taste and Travel. We work as private guides in Bordeaux and Aquitaine, but also as a host agency – a tour operator. You can find more information about us on www.tasteandtravel.fr

Our best offers

With my services of a local guide, you’ll discover Bordeaux differently! I will create a unique tour for you to understand and love Bordeaux! You will remember your trip to Aquitaine. This will be a journey at your own rhythm, to your liking, without hurrying, without the feeling of missing out on things or not understanding…


I will be attentive to your concerns from our first contact and will compose a personalized program of you best tour in Bordeaux. I will help you to prepare your stay and give all the advice that is in my skills and experience, such as the choice of hotel or restaurant, the choice of tourist and cultural program, transport, etc.


We provide professional and licensed driver services for transfers in Bordeaux and Aquitaine.

Concierge service

If you require additional services, write to us and we will be happy to help you.


Professional translation and support of your business meetings and negotiations.

Roman Tatarov

Alessia Sirel 


How do I choose a private guide in France?

As a private local guide in Bordeaux I guarantee you high-end services and the absolute comfort of your stay in Bordeaux, whether it concerns my work, visits (always private and exclusive), or transport!


At any time, I will be at your disposal to answer all your questions and to adapt our tour to your rhythm and your areas of interests.


Thanks to my knowledge of the history, culture and wine of the Aquitaine region, I will introduce you to Bordeaux and its region in an exciting but also emotional and human way, because my greatest reward is the desire to my guests to come back to Bordeaux!


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