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Great Cabernets of the Medoc
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Departure from Bordeaux

From March to November included

130
   
Date  
Number of visitors
Adults (12+)
Children (4-12)
Total: 130

Description

The Medoc area covers approximately 5,700 hectares of declared vineyards, annually producing on average 300,000 hectoliters of wine. Of the grape varieties permitted, 50% of the viticultural area is planted with Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot, and to a lesser extent Petit Verdot and Malbec. Also allowed within the AOC regulations are the varieties Cabernet Franc and Carménère. The region you will head to spans from the mouth of the river down south and includes the four famous communes of St-Estephe, Pauillac, St. Julien and Margaux.


Today, depart from a centrally located pick up point in Bordeaux and head towards the famous Medoc wine region. During this full day tour you will experience 3 visits and wine tasting sessions in Classified growth or Cru Bourgeois estates that have been carefully selected for their exceptional setting and quality of wine. During these visits you will learn all there is to know about the history of the estates, the wine making process as well as the techniques used during the wine making. The visits are followed by a wine tasting session. The wineries are usually located in Margaux, Saint Julien, Pauillac or the Haut Medoc appellations.


Then, follow the castle road to admire some of the most famous chateaus such as Chateau Margaux, Chateau Palmer or Chateau Pichon Longueville. Wine tasting fees are included and there is bottled water in the vehicles.

Inclusions / Exclusions

Inclusions

1. Visit and wine tasting session in 3 Classified Growth chateaus and/or Cru Bourgeois estates
2. Follow the Castle road
3. English speaking driver guide
4. Travel in recent, comfortable & fully equipped minivans
5. Small group of 8 passengers maximum
6. Wine tasting fees
7. Free Wifi access on board

Exclusions

1. Personal insurance & expenses
2. Meals & drinks
3. Entrance fees to monuments or attractions
4.  Eventual Gratuities

Meeting point

Bordeaux Tourism Office: 12 cours du 30 Juillet, 33000 BORDEAUX
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Pick up information

Hotel pick up is not available
Tour returns to departure point

Additional information

Additional information

- Maximum 8 persons per tour
- Tour requires minimum 2 passengers (adults) to operate
- Tour is operated in English unless otherwise stated
- This tour is not wheelchair accessible
- Chateau visits are not private


Price information

- Prices are listed as a guide only
- Not suitable for infants under age of 4
- Children aged 4 - 12 years: half price
- Prices are per person
- Currency is in Euro


Possible languages: English