Medoc Wine Tour Half Day Trip From Bordeaux (private)

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Location: Bordeaux
Category: Private Tours
Duration: 4.0 hours
Trip difficulty: Moderate
Max Group Size: 8
Currency: EUR
Language: English
TimeZone: Europe/Paris
Highlights Discover 2 carefully selected classified growth Châteaux
Taste fabulous medoc red wines, guided by a knowledgeable hand
Pre-Booked Visits to Our Selection of Wineries.
Tour can be customized to suit your interests.
Summary
On this small group half day private wine tour from Bordeaux, you’ll enjoy scenic drives through the Médoc wine region and taste some delicious French wines! During this half-day tour, visit two famous wineries with a wine guide, and enjoy wine tastings at both. This half day wine tour from Bordeaux will remain in the Margaux or Haut Medoc wine regions.
Description
8.50am or 1.50pm - Pick up by your driver / guide at your hotel or accommodation in Bordeaux or surrounding.

9.00am or 2.00pm am Depart from Bordeaux
10.00am or 3.00pm Visit & Wine tasting 1st Winery
11.00am or 4.00pm Visit & Wine tasting 2nd Winery
1.00pm or 6.00pm return to Bordeaux
Commentary
Included Hotel pick up from Bordeaux or surrounding area.
Enjoy live commentaries from your wine expert guide.
Reservations for 2 selected wineries of the medoc.
Travel in recent, comfortable and fully equipped minivans.
Bottled water in the vehicle.
Free WiFi access on board.
Excluded Tasting fees in the wineries.
Meals and drinks.
Personal insurance, expenses.
Entrance fees unless mentioned.
Gratuities
Know before you book Price is per group, not per person.
This product is on request. We will confirm availability within the shortest possible time after we receive your order.
Tour requires minimum 2 passengers (adults) to operate.
Tour is operated in English, other languages on request.
This tour is not recommended for persons with reduced mobility.
Not wheelchair accessible.
Currency is in Euro.
Minimum drinking age 18 years old.
Know before you go Please be ready 10 minutes before departure time
Additional Information
This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate.
Offered all year round on request. 
Tour does not run on January 1st, May 1st and December 25th.
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Infant seats available
Minimum age:
Not recommended for: people with medical conditions
Health Items

Operating Info

Booking Cut-off 72 hours
Minimum 2 guests per booking
Maximum 8 guests per booking
Valid 4 hours Only on date on reservation

Operating Type:

Fixed Times

Season:

All year: From 09-01-2020 To 12-31-2021
Sunday 09:00, 14:00
Monday 09:00, 14:00
Tuesday 09:00, 14:00
Wednesday 09:00, 14:00
Thursday 09:00, 14:00
Friday 09:00, 14:00
Saturday 09:00, 14:00

Locations

Cancellation

Cancellation Policy: standard
Cancellation Cut-off: 48 hours
Cancellation Notes: Operator strictly adheres to its cancellation policy and will make no exceptions to the policy. If Guest chooses to cancel his or her reservation, Operator must receive written notice of said cancellation in writing via certified mail, fax or e-mail sent to [email protected] (with confirmation of receipt from Operator), and Guest shall be subject to the following cancellation fee schedule: Ophorus requires full payment by credit card, internet payment (through our website) or wire transfer (Wire transfer fees at the charge of the Guest) to make a reservation. We accept payment by AMEX, Visa and Master Card. There is no charge or service fee for processing credit card payments except with American Express +3%. For any cancellation, the following fees will be deducted from the refund: Up to 48 hours prior to departure: no cancellation fees except the booking fees. 48 hours prior to departure and less > no refund. No show - no refund.

Pricing

GROUP PRICING RETAIL PRICE NET RATE
Adult 18-99 years €350.00 Available on request

Options

Option Name Group Pricing
Option Description Indicated price is per group from 2 to 8 persons maximum. This is not a per person price.

Other Information

Terms and Conditions

Please contact us for all our terms & conditions

Voucher Info

If any hotel or predetermined meeting place changes, notify Orphorus immediately.  Otherwise be at location 10 minutes prior to pick up time.

FAQ Is this Wine Tour adapted to beginers?

All our wine tours are for both novice or wine aficionados. Our Expert Guides will be pleased to introduce you to Bordeaux wines & appellations if you are not familiar with them. All our vehicles are equipped with a P/A system that allows for questions and answers during driving time. If you are a Bordeaux Wine Fan and already know about the wines of Bordeaux, then this will be the perfect time to deepen your knowledge. History of the wine region, vinification techniques, terroirs, grape varieties, just ask and your passionate guide will be happy to share his knowledge.

Who will be conducting this Wine Tour?

All our private wine tours from Bordeaux are conducted by Expert local guides that are specialists of Bordeaux wines. Most of them hold the WSET level 2 in wines or other similar French Wine diplomas. Some are National Certified Guides while others are professional sommeliers. Your guide will also be your driver for the day. He will be with you during the Chateau visits so don't hesitate to ask questions to make this day such a special one.

Which Wineries will we visit?

We work with a very large number of wineries. On this specific tour, we usually combine the visit of a Grand Cru Classé of 1855 with the visit of a family owned, boutique winery. This will give you a broader idea of the type of wineries that are present in Bordeaux in general and in the Medoc more particularly.

Can we choose the wineries we want to visit?

Yes, absolutely! If you have wineries that you would like to visit all you need to do is to send us the list of wineries and our partnership team will do their best to obtain an appointment just for you. All visits to wineries in Bordeaux are to be made by appointment only that is why we ask that you book your tour first before we start making the necessary reservations. Also, please note that not all wineries are opened for visits and this includes wineries such as Latour, Ruazan Ségla, Léoville Las Cases to name a few. Chateau Margaux is open for visits but please inquire at least 12 to 6 months prior to travel.

Is 4 hours enough for a half day wine tour?

First of all, we do not rush any guests on one of our tours. From Bordeaux, it will take us around 45 minutes to reach the first winery. Winery visits in Bordeaux last around one hour, to one hour and a half. The second winery is located just a few miles away. For someone who has limited time in the region and wants to experience Medoc wines in a relaxed way, this tour is perfect. If you want to delve deeper into Bordeaux wines, then a full day tour is certainly a better option.

Where will the pick up take place and do we return where the tour began?

Pick up will be at your accommodation in Bordeaux. If vehicle cannot reach your street (pedestrian, limited access) then we will suggest a nearby meeting point. We can also come and pick you up in the surrounding area of Bordeaux (15 miles) at no extra charge. Let us know your exact location and we will inform you if there is an extra charge or not. Return is usually made at exact location of where the tour began but it is possible for us to drop you off at a predetermined location of your choice in Bordeaux or surrounding area if you wish.

When do we pay the wine tasting fees?

On our private tours, we never include the wine tasting fees of the wineries as guests have different expectations on wine tours. Some would like to wine taste 3 or 4 times, while others prefer 1 or 2 and a nice lunch.

With Ophorus, you have two options to pay the wine tasting fees. First, during our booking process, you will be asked if you want to purchase a number of wine tasting fees depending on the number of wineries you would like to visit. Just choose the number of winery visits and the tasting fees per person will adapt accordingly. Your other option is to not choose any option during the booking process and to let us know by email how many wineries you would like to visit and your budget for tasting fees. We will then adapt your tour to your budget and tasting fees will be paid by your party directly on site, at the winery.

What kind of Wine is Medoc or Haut Medoc Wine?

Medoc and Haut Medoc wines are red wines. The main grape varieties used are Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot and Petit Verdot. The wines are usually quite bold and tannic.

Confirmation necessary? No
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