MEDOC PRIVATE WINE TOUR FOR 2 PERSONS HALF DAY TRIP FROM BORDEAUX

A Half Day Tour of the Famed Medoc Wine Region

In-depth visits of wineries

Taste fabulous wines, guided by a knowledgeable hand

English-speaking, hand-picked, local expert guides

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Trip Details

Price:

140€ per person, limited to 2 guests

 


When:

Every Day
Departure at 9.00 a.m. or 2.00 p.m.

 

 

 


Duration:

4 Hours (approx.)


Meeting Point:

We will pick you up at your hotel or accommodation in Bordeaux.


Trip style:

Exclusive Private Wine Tour from Bordeaux for 2 persons only

 


Pick-up & drop-off:

Pick up at your Hotel or Accommodation in Bordeaux.


Inclusions:
  • Visits in 2 Classified Growth Châteaux and/or Cru Bourgeois estates
  • Follow the Castle road
  • English-speaking driver & guide
  • Travel in a spacious Mercedes Minivan
  • Free WiFi access on board
  • Bottled water

Exclusions:
  • Personal insurance & expenses
  • Wine tasting fees
  • Entrance fees to monuments or attractions
  • Meals & drinks
  • Gratuities for the driver/guide

* Please note that it will be possible for you to book wine tasting fees, entrance fees to museums or attractions adapted to this tour during the booking process.

MEET YOUR ENGLISH SPEAKING DRIVER/GUIDE WHO IS A LOCAL EXPERT ON BORDEAUX WINES

In the morning or the afternoon, depending on your choice at time of booking, meet your English speaking guide who is an expert on Bordeaux Wines. Once you have met your guide, he/she will go over the program and itinerary of the day with you. Then, board your comfortable, air conditioned Mercedes minivan and begin to make your way to the Saint Emilion wine producing region.

TRAVEL IN A SPACIOUS MERCEDES MINIVAN

Your private Bordeaux Wine Tour in the medoc will take place in one of our very spacious Mercedes Minivans. This vehicle can take up to 8 persons normally but on this occasion, the vehicle will only be for you. This allows you to choose the seat that you think best in terms of social distancing while still enjoying the information passed on by your guide. All our vehicles are equipped with an on board P/A system that allows you to hear the commentary of your driver/guide no matter where you are seated. Also, there is free Wi-Fi access on all tour vehicles. Bottled water is also available in all our vehicles.

DEPART FROM BORDEAUX AND REACH THE LEFT BANK WINE REGION

Take an exclusive, private Medoc half day wine tour for 2 persons 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 personalized private 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.

FOLLOW THE CASTLE ROAD, LINED BY PRESTIGIOUS WINERIES

As you reach the Medoc vineyards, we 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.

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.

TASTE DELICIOUS WINES

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.

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 subject to availability
  • Private tour for 2 persons maximum
  • Tour is operated in English, other languages on request
  • Tour is not wheelchair accessible
  • Chateaux visits are not private
  • Adult tour only
  • Prices are per person
  • 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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