Medoc Wine Tour Full Day From Bordeaux

A Full Day Tour of the Famed Medoc Wine Region

In-Depth Visits of 3 Wineries Including Tasting Sessions

Taste Fabulous Wines, Guided By a Knowledgeable Hand

Hand-Picked Guides Only. English-Speaking, Local Experts

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Trip Details

Prices:

120€ per person

 

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

Shared trips are available to be booked by different groups of people. For a tour to be confirmed, we need a minimum booking of 2 people.


When:

From 9.30am to 6.00pm

Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday

From April 1st to November 30th 2019

 

 


Duration:

8 ½ hours


Trip Style:

Shared Wine Tour.

Minimum 2, Max Group Size 19. Larger groups please contact 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.

Shared trips are available to be booked by different groups of people. For a tour to be confirmed, we need a minimum booking of 2 people.


Meeting Point:

In front of the Bordeaux tourism office, 12 cours du 30 Juillet 33000.
Hotel pick-up not available.
Tour returns to departure point.


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
  • Maximum 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

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 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.

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.

Good to Know

  • Tour requires minimum 2 passengers (adults) to operate.
  • Maximum 19 persons per tour.
  • Tour is operated in English.
  • This 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.
  • Currency is in Euro.

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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