Medoc Half Day Wine Tour From Bordeaux

A Four-Hour Tour to One of France’s Most Famous Wine Region

Discover 2 carefully selected classified growth Châteaux

Taste fabulous medoc red wines, guided by a knowledgeable hand

All winery visits and wine tastings are included!

English-speaking, hand-picked, local expert guides

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Trip Details

Price:

Morning tour: 65€ per person / 70€ per person

Afternoon tour: 70€ per person / 75€ per person

NOTE: Adult only tour, not suitable for children under 18 years of age


When:

From April 1st to November 30th 2019 :

Morning tour:
Tuesday and Friday from 9:00am to 1:00pm

Afternoon tour: 
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday from 2:00pm to 6:00pm

 

From December 1st 2019 to March 31st 2020 :

Afternoon tour: 
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday from 2:00pm to 6:00pm

 

From April 1st to October 31st 2020 :

Morning tour:
Tuesday and Friday from 9:00am to 1:00pm

Afternoon tour: 
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday from 2:00pm to 6:00pm

 


Duration:

4 hours


Trip style:

Shared wine tour
Minimum 2 people, maximum 19
If your group is larger than 8, please get in touch with us.

A great majority of the tours take place in 8 seater Mercedes minivans. On dates with high demand, tour will be conducted in VIP Mercedes 19 seater minibus.


Meeting point:

In front of the Bordeaux tourism office, 12 cours du 30 Juillet 33000

Note: Hotel pick-up not available


Inclusions:
  • Visit & wine tasting in 2 classified Châteaux
  • All tasting fees included
  • English-speaking qualified guide & driver
  • Recent, fully equipped Mercedes minivans
  • Bottled water in the minivan
  • Free WiFi access on board

Exclusions:
  • Personal insurance and expenses
  • Entrance fees to monuments, museums, and attractions
  • Meals and drinks
  • Gratuities for the driver/guide

Discover the Magic of Medoc Wine

MEDOC HALF DAY WINE TOUR FROM BORDEAUX

Take a Medoc half day wine tour, and you’ll discover delicious red wines with cabernet sauvignon blends in the heart of this celebrated Bordeaux wine region.

With Ophorus, experience is the most important factor when it comes to our small group sightseeing tours. On your Medoc region wine tasting tour half day, you’re sure to discover hidden gems and taste prestigious wines in one of France’s most celebrated wine regions in an informal yet expertly guided way. This highly recommended wine tour from Bordeaux will introduce you to the Margaux & Haut Medoc appellations where some of the most famous chateaux are located.

Meet your passionate tour guide who will take you to 2 carefully selected wine estates that are ranked as Grand Cru, classified growth Château or cru bourgeois estates. As you leave, reach the famous castle road along which many of the Grands Crus Classés wineries are located. At each winery, you will be introduced to the history and wine making facilities of the domains. You will also have the opportunity to understand the wine making process. Then, your tour of the médoc region will continue with commented wine tastings in each winery. You’ll then get the chance to sample delicious cabernet sauvignon wines on this half day excursion that can be taken as a morning tour or an afternoon one.

Both the Margaux and Haut Medoc produce wonderfully perfumed french wines. Margaux wines have a distinctive fragrant taste, attributed to the high gravel content of the soil in these vineyards. The soil’s excellent drainage means the plants need to root down further to find moisture, making them particularly strong, and bringing up the flavors of the deeper earth. The Haut Medoc appellation is vast, with almost 400 different wine producers operating there, the different wineries produce wine that have a wide variety of textures and flavors. If time permits, your guide will try and organise a stop at Chateau Margaux for photo opportunities.

With Ophorus, rest assured that your Medoc vineyard tour will be everything you imagined. All our drivers are fully accredited guides, meaning you’ll get double the expertise on this great Medoc tour. Every one of our expert guides holds at least the WSET level 2 certification in wines and spirits, and they take great pride in their region and craft. You’ll learn how to judge a wine with all the senses, using your eyes, nose, tongue, and memory. These licensed guides are not only wine connoisseurs, they’re also authorities on the local area, ready to share a wealth of information about the stunning Bordeaux region.

Most of our bordeaux wine tours in the medoc area run primarily with an 8-seat minivan but sometimes also in a 19-seat luxury minibus depending on time of the season. There is free Wi-Fi access on all tour vehicles. All visits and wine tastings are included in the price, so there’s no unexpected additional fees to worry about. The group size of this adult-only Medoc wine tour (not available for persons under 18 years) is limited to 19 guests, meaning you can enjoy this luxury tour in comfort making for a great tour. Our cancellation policy is one of the best as it is 100% guaranteed up to 24h before tour date, so you can book ahead with peace of mind.

WORLD RENOWNED WINES & WONDROUS OCEAN VIEWS

As well as producing some of the world’s most exquisite wines, the Médoc region also boasts over 60 miles of sandy beaches and is dotted with stunning castles. The Castle Route, running from the vibrant city of Bordeaux to the tip of the Médoc peninsula, is packed with breathtaking vistas and secluded fairytale classified growth Châteaux. Unlike saint emilion wines that are mainly composed of Merlot grapes, the Medoc wines are known for their high quantities of Cabernet Sauvignon in the final blending. The most famous region includes Margaux, Saint Julien, Pauillac and Saint Estephe.

Gentle hills, sand dunes, deep lagoons, and sweeping Atlantic coastal views highlight a trip to another part of the Médoc region. The best way to see different things in the Medoc is to program a full day private tour that we will set up for you and that will allow you to experience the diverse flavors of the region in expert hands.

Flanking the town of Pauillac, some of France’s most acclaimed vineyards cover the eastern side of the Médoc peninsula. This area is home to many fabulous castles, including Château Margaux, Château Latour and Château Mouton Rothschild. Another highlight of the region is the Gironde estuary. Formed from the convergence of the Garonne and Dordogne rivers, it is home to a monument that is known as the ‘Versailles’ of lighthouses.

Good to Know

  • Instant booking confirmation
  • Tour requires minimum 2 passengers (adults) to operate
  • In case minimum numbers are not reached we will offer to reschedule or refund your tour
  • Limited to 19 passengers per tour
  • Tour is operated in English
  • Tour is not wheelchair accessible
  • Visits in the wineries are not private
  • Adult tour only, no children accepted under the age of 18
  • Prices are per person
  • Currency is in Euros
  • Our standard cancellation policy applies to this tour — you can read about it here

The Ophorus Difference

Contagious Enthusiasm – ‘We had the most terrific guide! Very knowledgeable and enthusiastic’ – Virginia B. (Delaware, US)

Flexibility – ‘The guides really took an interest in what WE wanted to do’  Paul C. (UK)

Area Locals – ‘He was so much more than a driver. He really added local color and local flavor.’ Daniel W. (Georgia, US)

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