Explore the UNESCO world heritage city of Bordeaux

Discover the famous wines from both the left and right banks

Special grands crus classés wines tasting

Drive along the scenic Route des Chateaux

Visit the enchanting village of Saint Emilion

Trip Details


3-Star Hotel – Double sharing: €870.00

3-Star Single supplement: €330.00


4-Star Hotel – Double sharing: €1,099.00

4-Star Single supplement: €510.00


5-Star Hotel – Double sharing: €1,300.00

5-Star Single supplement: €680.00


4 DAYS / 3 NIGHTS – Based in Bordeaux

Departures daily From April to October 2020 included

Trip Style:

Shared Multi Day Sightseeing Tour.
Minimum 2, Maximum 19.


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


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

Meeting Point:

In Front of Bordeaux Tourism Office – 12 cours du 30 Juillet 33000 Bordeaux


  • Arrival/departure transfer in Bordeaux
  • 3-night accommodation in 3*, 4* or 5* Hotel Double room sharing – depending on your selection
  • Breakfast from day 2 to 4
  • The services of an expert English speaking driver/wine guide
  • Shared Medoc Full day Wine Tour with 3 Classified 1855 Châteaux visits and tastings
  • Follow the Château road in the Medoc wine region
  • Saint-Emilion day wine tour with 3 Classified Growth Châteaux visits and tastings
  • All tasting fees in the Châteaux
  • One dinner (2 course meal) at a restaurant in Bordeaux
  • Private tasting of 3 Grand Crus at a local wine bar
  • Travel in recent, comfortable & fully equipped Mercedes Minivans
  • Bottles of water in the minivan
  • WiFi on board the vehicles

  • Meals, drinks unless mentioned in program
  • Personal insurance and expenses
  • Entrance fees to monuments, museums, attractions other than mentioned in the program
  • Gratuities for the guides


Pick up in Bordeaux (Airport/Train Station). Transfer to your centrally located hotel and check in.

Enjoy some free time to discover the lively city of Bordeaux!

Bordeaux is classified “City of Art and History” and has been inscribed on UNESCO World Heritage List as “an outstanding urban and architectural ensemble”. It is home to one of Europe’s biggest 18th century architectural urban areas and stands out as one of the first French cities to have entered an era of urbanism and metropolitan big scale projects, with the team Gabriel father and son, architects for King Louis XV, under the supervision of two Governors, first Nicolas-François Dupré de Saint-Maur then the Marquis de Tourny.

A First Exploration of Grands Crus Bordeaux Wines

For your first evening in Bordeaux we have booked a very special tasting experience that will be the perfect introduction to the Wines of Bordeaux. Reach one of Bordeaux’s centrally located wine bars and participate in a special “Grands Crus Classés Wines” commented tasting session. A mysterious hallway that opens up into an immense modern art deco room, strange machines made of stainless steel, a tall ceiling where, hung by their feet, hundreds of wine glasses seemingly float, suspended in mid-air… Welcome to Max Bordeaux and its magical concept…

Night at your hotel.


Breakfast at your hotel.
9.30am Pick up at the Tourist Office of Bordeaux

A Full Day Including Visits to 3 Renowned Estates

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.

Taste Fabulous Wines, Guided By a Knowledgeable Hand

This morning, head towards the famous Medoc wine region. On this full day tour, experience 3 visits and wine tasting sessions in Grands Crus Wineries 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 winemaking. The visits are followed by a wine tasting session. The wineries are usually located in Margaux, Saint Julien, Pauillac or the Haut Medoc appellations.

Stop along the famous Route des Chateaux for great photo opportunities

During the day you will inevitably drive along the D2 road or Route des Chateaux as it is known locally. It is along this route that some of the most famous Wineries such as Chateau Margaux, Chateau Palmer, Chateau Latour or Chateau Pichon Longueville are located. Depending on the timing of the tour, your driver/guide will certainly make a stop in front of one of these world renowned wineries so that you may have the opportunity to take some photos.

6.00pm return to Bordeaux


Breakfast at your hotel.
9.30am Pick up at the Tourist Office of Bordeaux

Discover the Magic of the ‘Right Bank’ Wine Region of Bordeaux

The wine region of Libournais encompasses much of what is referred to as the Right Bank. Named after its historical capital, the expression Right Bank typically refers to wines from the Pomerol and St-Emilion areas of the Libournais. There are several villages around the region that share the Saint-Émilion name, such as Montagne-Saint-Émilion and St-Georges-SaintÉmilion that are named the satellite appellations. The area is bordered to the west by Pomerol. Merlot is the dominant grape in this area, followed by Cabernet Franc and a very small quantity of Malbec that is tending to disappear. The climate and damp, cool soils of the area make it difficult for Cabernet Sauvignon grapes to fully ripen and, as such, they are less often used.

Mix Incredible Wineries With the Enchanting Village of Saint Emilion

Today, depart for the Saint Emilion wine region and enjoy a visit and wine tasting in a famous Classified growth Chateau of the Saint Emilion appellation or surrounding (Pomerol, Fronsac, Lalande de Pomerol…). Then, arrive in the village and participate in another visit of a Classified Growth Chateau, followed by some free time for personal discovery and lunch. In the afternoon after a walking tour of the village, experience another visit and wine tasting session in a local winery of the Chateau of the Saint Emilion appellation or surrounding (Pomerol, Fronsac, Lalande de Pomerol…). The wine tasting fees, the guided walking tour of the village and bottled water in the minivan are all included.

5.30pm return to Bordeaux.

Enjoy a pre-booked dinner in a selected restaurant of Bordeaux

This evening we have pre- booked dinner for you in a carefully selected local restaurant. The Bordeaux food scene has taken center stage, and today, the city is cluttered with interesting new offerings like experimental modern bistros, elaborate sanctums of haute cuisine and cozy button-down gastro-bars.

Night at your hotel.


Breakfast at your hotel and return transfer from your hotel in Bordeaux to the Airport or to the train station. End of our services.

Good to Know

  • English speaking tour
  • Minimum number of 2 participants applies
  • Maximum of group size 19
  • Prices are per person
  • Adult tour only, no children allowed under 18 years
  • Our standard cancellation policy applies to this tour – Read More 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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