Bordeaux Shore Excursion to Le Verdon Medoc Wine Tour

Pick up at Bordeaux Cruise Port

Drop Off at Le Verdon Cruise Port

Sightseeing Wine Tour in the Medoc

Visit and Wine tasting in carefully selected Bordeaux Wineries

Trip Details


750€ per group of 2 to 8 persons

  • If you want to share your tour with others, you can put it on Cruise Critic. Most of the time this gives good results. You must do this yourself as we are not accepted on their site as a professional business.
  • For larger groups don’t hesitate to contact us we can accommodate groups of up to 19 persons with transportation in a VIP Mercedes Minibus.


Daily departures

Departure time will depend on Cruise Ship timing – TBC at time of booking.


8 Hours (approx.)


Trip Style:

Full Day Wine Tour – Shore Excursion.
Minimum 2, Maximum 8. Larger groups please contact us.

Meeting Point:

Pick up at Cruise Ship in Bordeaux or Bassens Ports of Call

Drop of at Cruise Ship in Le Verdon Port of Call

  • Pick up at Cruise Ship in Bordeaux
  • Drop off at Cruise Ship in Le Verdon
  • Pre-booking in 2 or 3 Selected wineries
  • Medoc Wine Tour
  • English speaking driver wine/guide
  • Bottled water in the minivan
  • Travel in fully equipped A/C minivans
  • Wifi on board the vehicle

  • Tasting fees in the wineries (unless booked as extras)
  • Entrance fees to monuments, museums attractions
  • Meals and drinks
  • Personal insurance and expenses
  • Gratuities for the guide

*Please note that it will be possible for you to book the desired Wine tasting fees adapted to this tour during the booking process.

Embark on a vibrant Sightseeing Shore Excursion from Le Verdon Port of Call and reach Bordeaux City.

Embark on a vibrant Sightseeing Shore Excursion from Bordeaux City to Le Verdon Port of Call.

Pick up at your Cruise Ship in Bordeaux City

First, we will come and pick you up directly at your Cruise Ship in Bordeaux. Meet your driver/guide who speaks impeccable English – other languages are possible on request. Your guide will go over the itinerary and program with you. It will then be time to board your A/C vehicle and begin to make your way to the Médoc Wine producing region.

Begin your Sightseeing Day Trip From Bordeaux

Departing from Bordeaux City, this Bordeaux Wine Tour Sightseeing Shore Excursion will take you to some of the most famed wine-producing appellations of Bordeaux. 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 makes Medoc wines so special. Ophorus guides are hand-picked and English-speaking (other languages on request), so you’ll get the most out of your experience. After your wine tour in the Médoc, you will be dropped off in Le Verdon Cruise Port.

Commented Tastings in 2 or 3 top rated Wineries

Today, you will visit two or 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.

You will participate in your 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 1 or 2 more chateau visits and tastings. Once you’ve been guided around the Medoc wine region you’ll gain expert knowledge of this world-renowned wine making region.

On an Ophorus 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 minivans, and you’ll soon be on your way to discovering the wonders of Medoc wines.

Please note that this tour ends in Le Verdon Sur Mer Cruise Port and does not go back to Bordeaux City Center.

This tour is highly recommended for those whose Cruise Ship makes the first stop in Bordeaux before moving Le Verdon Cruise Ports. If your Cruise Ship docks in Bordeaux without moving, then you can participate in one of our full-day tours that depart and return to Bordeaux Port of Call. Information for these tours is here: Shore Excursions from Bordeaux Cruise Port. Please note that this tour can be fully customized to your wishes and we can include all tasting fees, restaurant reservations and meals.

We are a proud partner of the Bordeaux tourist office wine tours.

Good to Know

As we have limited space on board the vehicles we use for this tour, we are sorry, but it is not possible to carry in our vehicles any of the following:

Wheelchairs (including fold up types)
Mobility scooters
Walking frames

English speaking shore excursion. Other languages on request.

  • Minimum number of 2 participants applies.
  • Prices are per group of 2 to 8 persons.
  • This tour is not wheelchair accessible.
  • 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)

Read more about the Ophorus experience.