A Travel Price Comparison for Families, Couples, and Backpackers Bordeaux vs. Podgorica for Vacations, Tours, and Honeymoons

Should you visit Bordeaux or Podgorica?

Which is cheaper to visit? Which is more expensive for vacation?

Should I visit Bordeaux or Podgorica? This is a common question asked by many travelers. By figuring out which city has activities that align with your interests along with knowing which is more affordable, you'll understand where you can get more bang for your buck. So, let's dive into the details and the data, which all comes from actual travelers.

Where Should I go: Bordeaux or Podgorica?

Bordeaux

Bordeaux is the place to go for fine wines. It's a very mellow, cultural city where you can enjoy the relaxed atmosphere of a quaint cafe or restaurant without being rushed. The city is the capital of Gironde, and the entire metropolitan area has over one million residents. The city also has a rather large and vibrant university and the population is known to be very tolerant and liberal. There is a very strong artistic vibe in the city and, due to it's history of English rule, there is an English flair to the area. The large student population means that there is no shortage of opportunities to see shows, hear music, or visit a museum.

Podgorica

Podgorica is Montenegro's capital city, and also its largest. Dating back to the Ottoman Empire, World War II destroyed much of this history, but there are a few Turkish remnants worth visiting. Podgorica's central location often makes the city a good starting point for day trips to coastal cities or mountain resorts.

For some great organized tour ideas, see The Best 10-Day Tours from Paris, The Best 2-Week Tours from Paris, The Best Budget Tours to Montenegro, and The Best Hiking & Trekking Tours in Montenegro.


Which place is cheaper, Podgorica or Bordeaux?

These are the overall average travel costs for the two destinations.

The average daily cost (per person) in Bordeaux is €118, while the average daily cost in Podgorica is €105. These costs include accommodation (assuming double occupancy, so the traveler is sharing the room), food, transportation, and entertainment. While every person is different, these costs are an average of past travelers in each destination. What follows is a categorical breakdown of travel costs for Bordeaux and Podgorica in more detail.



Accommodation
  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    Bordeaux 63
    Podgorica 46
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Bordeaux 126
    Podgorica 92
Compare Hotels in Bordeaux and Podgorica

Looking for a hotel in Bordeaux or Podgorica? Prices vary by location, date, season, and the level of luxury. See below for options and compare which is best for your budget and travel style.

Hotels in Bordeaux


Hotels in Podgorica


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Our Analysis
We've analyzed the average and typical hotel prices based on guest reviews, star ratings, and hotel amenities here: Bordeaux Hotel Prices and Podgorica Hotel Prices.

Local Transportation
  • Local Transportation Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    Bordeaux 15
    Podgorica 20

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Bordeaux

Some specific examples of transportation prices in Bordeaux:

  • Private Transfer Bordeaux City to Bordeaux Airport BOD by Car: $51
  • Arrival Private Transfer Bordeaux Airport BOD to Bordeaux by Van: $74
  • Transfer Airport, Hotel, Station and others places: $77
  • Private Transfer from Bordeaux Airport to City of Bordeaux: $88
  • Private Transfer from Bordeaux to Bordeaux Airport: $88
  • Arrival Private Transfers : Bordeaux Airport BOD to Bordeaux in Business Car: $103
  • Bordeaux Airport Transfers: Bordeaux Airport BOD to Bordeaux in Business Car: $103
  • Bordeaux Airport Transfers: Bordeaux to Bordeaux Airport BOD in Business Car: $103
  • Airport Transfer: Bordeaux Airport BOD to Bordeaux by Luxury Van: $103
  • Private Transfer Service: $107
  • Bordeaux to Airport Private Transfer in Business Sedan: $108
  • Bordeaux Airport Transfers: Bordeaux to Bordeaux Airport BOD in Luxury Van: $108

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Podgorica

Some specific examples of transportation prices in Podgorica:

  • Podgorica Airport (TGD) to Kotor Cruise Port - Arrival Private Transfer: $47
  • Podgorica Airport (TGD) to Kotor Cruise Port - Round-Trip Private Transfer: $94
  • Budva to Podgorica one way transfer: $118
  • From One-Way Private Transfer to/from Virpazar: $57
  • Kotor to Podgorica one way transfer: $203
  • Podgorica airport: Private Transfer to/from Budva: $75
  • Private Transfer to Budva: $39
  • Private transfer to Kotor: $53
  • Private transfer to Tivat: $53
  • Private Transfer From Podgorica Airport TGD To Kotor Cruise Port: $47
  • Private Transfer from Podgorica Airport (TGD) to Bar : $97
  • Private Transfer from Podgorica Airport (TGD) to Dubrovnik: $214

Is it cheaper to fly into Bordeaux or Podgorica?

Prices for flights to both Podgorica and Bordeaux change regularly based on dates and travel demand. We suggest you find the best prices for your next trip on Kayak, because you can compare the cost of flights across multiple airlines for your prefered dates.





Food
  • Food Meals for one day
    Bordeaux 45
    Podgorica 41

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Bordeaux

Also, here are some specific examples of food and dining related activities in Bordeaux.

  • Bordeaux - sweet food tour of the old city: $59
  • No Diet Club : Bordeaux Food Tour in Les Chartrons !: $63
  • NO DIET CLUB - Unique food tour in Bordeaux !: $65
  • Bakeries, Chocolate and Pastries Food Tour: $69
  • 2-Hour River Dinner Cruise: $74
  • Bordeaux Bakery Food Tour - Boulangeries and Pâtisseries : $84
  • 4h Night Food Tour of Bordeaux: $93
  • Bordeaux Organic Food Tour - French Apéro Style: $93
  • Guided Food Tour with Tastings: $106
  • Food Tour in the Historic District: $106
  • Bordeaux : Dinner Food Tour: $106
  • 3.5-Hour Old Town and Market Food Tour: $107

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Podgorica

Also, here are some specific examples of food and dining related activities in Podgorica.

  • Hard Rock Cafe Podgorica with Set Lunch or Dinner: $17

Entertainment
  • Entertainment Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    Bordeaux 7.89
    Podgorica 21

Tours and Activities in Bordeaux

Here are a few actual costs in Bordeaux for available activities, ticket prices, and tours:

  • Bordeaux : Discovery Stroll and Reading Walking Tour: $2.13
  • Free Walking City Tour (English): $2.14
  • First Discovery Walk and Reading Walking Tour: $3.21
  • City Exploration Game and Tour on your Phone: $6.41
  • Bordeaux Scavenger Hunt and Best Landmarks Self-Guided Tour: $6.57
  • Old Town Port of The Moon Quest Experience: $6.94
  • City Exploration Game and Tour: $6.95
  • City Highlights & Self-Guided Scavenger Hunt Tour: $6.95
  • The Best of Self-Guided Audio Tour: $6.99
  • City Highlights Self-Guided Audio Tour: $6.99
  • Bordeaux Old Town: Port of the Moon Quest Experience: $7.10
  • Centre of Explore 2,000 years of history on a self-guided audio tour: $8.99

Tours and Activities in Podgorica

Some specific costs of activities, tours, and entrance tickets for Podgorica are as follows:

  • Kayak Rental Adventure through Lake Skadar from Virpazar: $5.46
  • Skip the Line Tickets: National Park Biogradska Gora: $7.64
  • Skip The Line: National Park Skadar Lake - Tickets: $8.18
  • Lake Skadar Guided Tour: Discover the Montenegrin Alcatraz: $11
  • Skadar lake - Falcon kayak tour: $13
  • Lake Skadar: Guided Sightseeing Boat Tour with Refreshments: $16
  • Two Hours Sightseeing Lake Cruise at Montenegro National Park: $16
  • Boat Cruise Viktor Skadar LakeVirpazar Kom MonasteryVirpazar: $16
  • Podgorica City Walking Tour: $22
  • Lake Skadar: Early-morning Birdwatching and Photography Tour: $27
  • Lake Skadar: Guided Panoramic Boat Tour to Kom Monastery : $27
  • From Virpazar: Guided Lake Skadar cruise and Crnojevića River: $33

Alcohol
  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
    Bordeaux 26
    Podgorica 20

Sample the Local Flavors in Bordeaux

Also in Bordeaux, these are the prices for nightlife and alcohol related activities from various tour providers:

  • Wine and Trade Museum Entry Ticket & Wine Tasting: $11
  • Distillery Tour in Bordeaux with Spirits Tasting: $16
  • Wine Tasting Cruise: $22
  • Cité du Vin Direct Ticket and Wine Tasting: $24
  • Taillan-Médoc: Château Visit and Wine Tasting in Bordeaux: $27
  • Discover Bordeaux vineyard : special wine tasting with two cellar men brothers: $29
  • Wine Tour and Tasting: $30
  • Unusual Wine Tasting Experience - Wood & Wine: $30
  • Unusual wine tasting in DARWIN (Bordeaux)!: $31
  • Chateau du Taillan and Park including Wine Tasting Tour: $44
  • Bordeaux Cheese and Wine Tasting: $52
  • Vineyards Wine Tasting Half-Day Trip: $59

Sample the Local Flavors in Podgorica

Some specific costs for nightlife related activities in Podgorica:

  • Private Wine Tasting Activity at Lipovac Winery: $27
  • Podgorica Car Trip - Architecture, History, Wine tasting, Churches, Doclea city: $97
  • Podgorica Car Trip, Doclea city, Wine tasting, Niagara falls: $106
  • Montenegro: Nature, Locals & Wine Tour: $128
  • Full Day Private Podgorica Wine Tour Experience: $158
  • National parks and wine tasting (NP Lovcen, NP Skadar lake, Cetinje, Njegusi): $170
  • SOUL HEALING Wine Tour Montenegro - BEST PRIVATE TOUR : $213


When comparing the travel costs between Bordeaux and Podgorica, we can see that Bordeaux is more expensive. However, the two cities are actually relatively comparable in price, as the difference is somewhat minimal. Generally, this means that you could travel with generally the same travel style and level of luxury in each place. Since both cities are in Europe, it's no surprise that their costs are relatively close, as many destinations here have somewhat similar travel prices overall.

If you're trying to decide if either of these two destinations are within your price range, also see Is Bordeaux Expensive? and Is Podgorica Expensive?.


Which is Bigger, Bordeaux or Podgorica?

Bordeaux has a larger population, and is about 2 times larger than the population of Podgorica. When comparing the sizes of Bordeaux and Podgorica, keep in mind that a larger population does not always imply the destination has more attractions or better activities. So, always research the type of place that you want to visit along with the activities and attractions that interest you.


When is the best time to visit Bordeaux or Podgorica?

Both destinations experience a temperate climate with four distinct seasons. And since both cities are in the northern hemisphere, summer is in July and winter is in January.

Should I visit Bordeaux or Podgorica in the Summer?

The summer attracts plenty of travelers to both Bordeaux and Podgorica. Many travelers come to Bordeaux for the city activities and the family-friendly experiences.

In July, Bordeaux is generally cooler than Podgorica. Daily temperatures in Bordeaux average around 21°C (69°F), and Podgorica fluctuates around 26°C (80°F).

People are often attracted to the plentiful sunshine in Podgorica this time of the year. In Bordeaux, it's very sunny this time of the year. Bordeaux usually receives less sunshine than Podgorica during summer. Bordeaux gets 276 hours of sunny skies, while Podgorica receives 341 hours of full sun in the summer.

In July, Bordeaux usually receives more rain than Podgorica. Bordeaux gets 47 mm (1.9 in) of rain, while Podgorica receives 40 mm (1.6 in) of rain each month for the summer.


  • Summer Average Temperatures July
    Bordeaux 21°C (69°F) 
    Podgorica 26°C (80°F)

Should I visit Bordeaux or Podgorica in the Autumn?

The autumn brings many poeple to Bordeaux as well as Podgorica. Many visitors come to Bordeaux in the autumn for the city's sights and attractions, the shopping scene, and the natural beauty of the area.

Bordeaux is cooler than Podgorica in the autumn. The daily temperature in Bordeaux averages around 14°C (58°F) in October, and Podgorica fluctuates around 17°C (63°F).

The sun comes out a lot this time of the year in Podgorica. In the autumn, Bordeaux often gets less sunshine than Podgorica. Bordeaux gets 165 hours of sunny skies this time of year, while Podgorica receives 203 hours of full sun.

It's quite rainy in Podgorica. Bordeaux usually gets less rain in October than Podgorica. Bordeaux gets 88 mm (3.5 in) of rain, while Podgorica receives 166 mm (6.5 in) of rain this time of the year.


  • Autumn Average Temperatures October
    Bordeaux 14°C (58°F) 
    Podgorica 17°C (63°F)

Should I visit Bordeaux or Podgorica in the Winter?

Both Podgorica and Bordeaux are popular destinations to visit in the winter with plenty of activities. Most visitors come to Bordeaux for the museums, the shopping scene, and the cuisine during these months.

In the winter, Bordeaux is around the same temperature as Podgorica. Typically, the winter temperatures in Bordeaux in January average around 6°C (43°F), and Podgorica averages at about 6°C (42°F).

Bordeaux usually receives less sunshine than Podgorica during winter. Bordeaux gets 86 hours of sunny skies, while Podgorica receives 121 hours of full sun in the winter.

It rains a lot this time of the year in Podgorica. It's quite rainy in Bordeaux. In January, Bordeaux usually receives less rain than Podgorica. Bordeaux gets 100 mm (3.9 in) of rain, while Podgorica receives 192 mm (7.6 in) of rain each month for the winter.


  • Winter Average Temperatures January
    Bordeaux 6°C (43°F) 
    Podgorica 6°C (42°F)

Should I visit Bordeaux or Podgorica in the Spring?

Both Podgorica and Bordeaux during the spring are popular places to visit. The spring months attract visitors to Bordeaux because of the activities around the city and the natural beauty.

In April, Bordeaux is generally cooler than Podgorica. Daily temperatures in Bordeaux average around 12°C (53°F), and Podgorica fluctuates around 14°C (58°F).

In the spring, Bordeaux often gets around the same amount of sunshine as Podgorica. Bordeaux gets 190 hours of sunny skies this time of year, while Podgorica receives 194 hours of full sun.

Podgorica gets a good bit of rain this time of year. Bordeaux usually gets less rain in April than Podgorica. Bordeaux gets 72 mm (2.8 in) of rain, while Podgorica receives 144 mm (5.7 in) of rain this time of the year.


  • Spring Average Temperatures April
    Bordeaux 12°C (53°F) 
    Podgorica 14°C (58°F)

Typical Weather for Podgorica and Bordeaux

Bordeaux Podgorica
Temp (°C) Rain (mm) Temp (°C) Rain (mm)
Jan 6°C (43°F) 100 mm (3.9 in) 6°C (42°F) 192 mm (7.6 in)
Feb 7°C (45°F) 86 mm (3.4 in) 8°C (46°F) 167 mm (6.6 in)
Mar 9°C (48°F) 76 mm (3 in) 11°C (51°F) 159 mm (6.3 in)
Apr 12°C (53°F) 72 mm (2.8 in) 14°C (58°F) 144 mm (5.7 in)
May 15°C (59°F) 77 mm (3 in) 19°C (67°F) 89 mm (3.5 in)
Jun 18°C (65°F) 56 mm (2.2 in) 23°C (73°F) 63 mm (2.5 in)
Jul 21°C (69°F) 47 mm (1.9 in) 26°C (80°F) 40 mm (1.6 in)
Aug 20°C (68°F) 54 mm (2.1 in) 26°C (79°F) 66 mm (2.6 in)
Sep 18°C (65°F) 74 mm (2.9 in) 22°C (72°F) 121 mm (4.8 in)
Oct 14°C (58°F) 88 mm (3.5 in) 17°C (63°F) 166 mm (6.5 in)
Nov 9°C (49°F) 94 mm (3.7 in) 11°C (53°F) 239 mm (9.4 in)
Dec 7°C (44°F) 99 mm (3.9 in) 7°C (45°F) 217 mm (8.5 in)