Medoc Wine Tour Full Day From Bordeaux

A Full Day Tour of the Famed Medoc Wine Region

In-depth visits of 3 wineries -- includes tasting sessions!

Taste fabulous wines, guided by a knowledgeable hand

English-speaking, hand-picked, local expert guides

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Trip Details

Price:

120€ per person

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


When:

Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, & Sunday from 9.30am to 6.00pm

April 1st to November 30th 2019

 

 


Duration:

8.5 hours


Trip style:

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

IMPORTANT NOTE: 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.


Pick-up & drop-off:

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

Note: Hotel pick-up is not available.


Inclusions:
  • Visit and wine tasting session in 3 Classified Growth chateaus and/or Cru Bourgeois estates
  • Follow the Castle road
  • English-speaking driver & guide
  • Travel in recent, comfortable & fully equipped vehicles
  • Limited to 19 persons per group
  • Wine tasting fees
  • Free WiFi access on board

Exclusions:
  • Personal insurance & expenses
  • Meals & drinks
  • Entrance fees to monuments or attractions
  • Gratuities

A Full Day Including Visits to 3 Renowned Estates

With a full day wine tasting tour in the Medoc, you’ll discover one of France’s most admired wine-growing regions. Beginners and seasoned wine connoisseurs alike will find plenty to love on this guided tour of Medoc led by local experts. Drawing on local knowledge and a real love of wine, our guides will fill you in on this unique and beautiful region, and you’ll discover what make Medoc wines so special. Ophorus guides are hand-picked and English-speaking, so you’ll get the most out of your experience.

Today, you’ll visit three wineries in the local area, which are carefully selected Classified Growth Chateau or Cru Bourgeois estates. This gives you a chance to gain an excellent understanding of the wines produced here, whether as an introduction to wines or to expand on your existing knowledge. Your full day medoc wine tour from Bordeaux tour starts off with a first stop for a visit and wine tasting at a chateau. This will be followed by a scenic drive along the mythical ‘Route des Chateaux’ or castle road, which is a road lined with several renowned wineries. After this, you’ll have some free time for lunch in Pauillac. In the afternoon, you’ll partake in 2 more chateau visits and tastings. Your tour usually includes chateaus located in the Margaux, Pauillac, St Julien or St Estephe appellations.

Once you’ve been guided around Medoc wine region and Bordeaux, you’ll gain expert knowledge of this world-renowned wine making region. On an Ophorus Medoc guided tour you’ll taste the rich reds that the area is famous for whatever your tastes, a full day tour is a wonderful chance to have a fun day out and learn more about one of France’s most beloved exports. In addition to the local wines, you’ll find the delightful surroundings of the various wine estates a perfect way in which to appreciate the region’s rural beauty.

You’ll find the local guides both knowledgeable and friendly, making a real difference to your experience for the day. Travel in comfort on our luxury minibuses, and you’ll soon be on your way to discovering the wonders of Medoc wines. We are a proud partner of the bordeaux tourist office wine tours.

Why Visit Medoc on a Wine Tasting Tour?

Medoc is a unique wine-growing region. Sitting on the Left Bank of the Gironde river estuary, it’s close to the Atlantic coast and in proximity to sprawling forests. The geographic diversity of this fascinating wine region gives the final products a distinct character. Often blending cabernet sauvignon, malbec, and petit verdot grapes, the wines are full-bodied and a real treat for oenophiles. ‘Bordeaux Supérieur’ labeling is reserved for those wines which have undergone the strictest appellation processes. These bottles are renowned for their excellent aging potential and make for ideal investments.

The Médoc region is located within the famed Bordeaux region, which is famous for its red wines. Indeed, Bordeaux wines feature proudly in the cellars of connoisseurs around the world, and whites including the popular Sauternes are also wonderful. There are 54 appellations of Bordeaux wines in total. The Bordeaux region is a popular visitor destination, boasting a rich cultural heritage and fascinating history. The city was the site of an ancient Celtic tribe over 2,500 years ago, before falling under Roman rule and evolving into one of France’s most appealing cities. It can be reached from Paris by high-speed train in two hours, making it a convenient destination for visitors to France.

In terms of weather, Bordeaux’s temperatures are mild even in winter, with warm and sunny summers. This is a popular destination for global travelers who enjoy combining wine tasting, history, classic French culture, and picturesque natural surroundings. The chateaus themselves are masterpieces, and a real highlight of any wine tour in the area. Visit the Musée d’Aquitaine in Bordeaux, which features ancient artifacts collected around the local area. The Art Gallery is another must-see, with a rotating series of exhibitions in a world-class venue. The Musée du Vin et du Negoce focuses on Bordeaux wines and is another excellent stopping point on any wine lover’s trip in town.

The full day médoc tour has been designed with a wine lover’s desires in mind. Ophorus is one of only a few tour companies that have been selected an official bordeaux tourist office wine tours partner. On this  wine tour, you’ll be taken across three vineyards, either Classified Growth or Cru Bourgeois estates, and learn about the history of these locations while you’re here. Along the “Route des Chateaux”, admire some of the most famous chateaus such as Chateau Pichon Longueville, Chateau Margaux and Chateau Palmer. Wine tasting fees are included as part of the tour package, and you can also enjoy free Wi-Fi on board the minibuses as you travel between the estates. Another great option is to take a tour on the other side of the Garonne to Saint Emilion.

At the end of your tour, you’ll be taken back to your pickup point in Bordeaux, where you can continue to explore this dazzling city. Of course, the local wines make for superb gifts to bring back for loved ones. Bordeaux is easily reached by plane and the local Bordeaux airport is only a 30-minute drive to and from city center. Also well located is the Bordeaux train station that is but a 15-minute drive from the historic center. Fast train TGV will get you from Paris to Bordeaux in 2 hours only!

Good to Know

  • Tour requires minimum 2 passengers (adults) to operate
  • Maximum 19 persons per tour
  • Tour is operated in English
  • Tour is not wheelchair accessible
  • Chateau visits are not private
  • Adult tour only, no children accepted under the age of 18
  • Prices are per person
  • 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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