4 Days Bordeaux Wine Tour Travel Package (shared)

Highlights

  • > Explore the UNESCO world heritage city of Bordeaux

  • > Discover the famous wines from both the left and right banks

  • > Special grands crus classés wines tasting in a local wine bar

  • > Drive along the scenic Route des Châteaux

  • > Visit the enchanting village of Saint Emilion

  • > Participate in 5 winery visits including commented tasting sessions

  • > Enjoy a evening dinner in a carefully selected local restaurant

Summary

Participate in a 4 day travel Package based in Bordeaux that includes arrival and departure transfers (airport or train station), accommodation in centrally located hotel (3*, 4* or 5* options), breakfast, 2 days of shared tours in the Médoc & Saint Emilion wine producing areas, one dinner in a carefully selected local restaurant as well as a private wine tasting of 3 Grands Crus Wines in a local wine bar.

Tour info

Duration
4 days
Group Size
8
Pricing (From)
Adult: (18-99 years)
€790.00
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Commentary
English
Meeting Point
Dropoff location

Why take this tour?

Discover the famous Wines from Both the Left and Right Banks.

DAY 1 - ARRIVAL TRANSFER FROM BORDEAUX AIRPORT OR TRAIN STATION TO BORDEAUX CITY
DAY 2 - MEDOC WINE TOUR SHARED FULL DAY TRIP
DAY 3 -SAINT EMILION WINE TOUR SHARED FULL DAY TRIP
DAY 4 - DEPARTURE TRANSFER FROM BORDEAUX CITY TO AIRPORT OR TRAIN STATION

DAY 1 > ARRIVAL TRANSFER IN BORDEAUX
Pick up in Bordeaux (Airport/Train Station). Transfer to your centrally located hotel and check in.

Enjoy some free time to discover the lively city of Bordeaux!
Bordeaux is classified “City of Art and History” and has been inscribed on UNESCO World Heritage List as “an outstanding urban and architectural ensemble”. It is home to one of Europe’s biggest 18th century architectural urban areas and stands out as one of the first French cities to have entered an era of urbanism and metropolitan big scale projects, with the team Gabriel father and son, architects for King Louis XV, under the supervision of two Governors, first Nicolas-François Dupré de Saint-Maur then the Marquis de Tourny.

A First Exploration of Grands Crus Bordeaux Wines
For your first evening in Bordeaux we have booked a very special tasting experience that will be the perfect introduction to the Wines of Bordeaux. Reach one of Bordeaux’s centrally located wine bars and participate in a special “Grands Crus Classés Wines” commented tasting session. A mysterious hallway that opens up into an immense modern art deco room, strange machines made of stainless steel, a tall ceiling where, hung by their feet, hundreds of wine glasses seemingly float, suspended in mid-air welcome to your first exploration of Bordeaux Wines.
Night at your hotel.

DAY 2 > FULL DAY MEDOC WINE TOUR
Breakfast at your hotel.
9.30am Pick up at the Tourist Office of Bordeaux

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.

Taste Fabulous Wines, Guided By a Knowledgeable Hand
This morning, head towards the famous Medoc wine region. On this full day tour, experience 3 visits and wine tasting sessions in Grands Crus Wineries 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.

Stop along the famous Route des Chateaux for great photo opportunities
During the day you will inevitably drive along the D2 road or Route des Chateaux as it is known locally. It is along this route that some of the most famous Wineries such as Chateau Margaux, Chateau Palmer, Chateau Latour or Chateau Pichon Longueville are located. Depending on the timing of the tour, your driver/guide will certainly make a stop in front of one of these world renowned wineries so that you may have the opportunity to take some photos.
6.00pm return to Bordeaux

DAY 3 > FULL DAY SAINT EMILION WINE TOUR
Breakfast at your hotel.
9.30am Pick up at the Tourist Office of Bordeaux

Discover the Magic of the ‘Right Bank’ Wine Region of Bordeaux
The wine region of Libournais encompasses much of what is referred to as the Right Bank. Named after its historical capital, the expression Right Bank typically refers to wines from the Pomerol and St-Emilion areas of the Libournais. There are several villages around the region that share the Saint-Émilion name, such as Montagne-Saint-Émilion and St-Georges-SaintÉmilion that are named the satellite appellations. The area is bordered to the west by Pomerol. Merlot is the dominant grape in this area, followed by Cabernet Franc and a very small quantity of Malbec that is tending to disappear. The climate and damp, cool soils of the area make it difficult for Cabernet Sauvignon grapes to fully ripen and, as such, they are less often used.

Mix Incredible Wineries With the Enchanting Village of Saint Emilion
Today, depart for the Saint Emilion wine region and enjoy a visit and wine tasting in a famous Classified growth Chateau of the Saint Emilion appellation or surrounding (Pomerol, Fronsac, Lalande de Pomerol…). Then, arrive in the village and participate in another visit of a Classified Growth Chateau, followed by some free time for personal discovery and lunch. In the afternoon after a walking tour of the village, experience another visit and wine tasting session in a local winery of the Chateau of the Saint Emilion appellation or surrounding (Pomerol, Fronsac, Lalande de Pomerol…). The wine tasting fees, the guided walking tour of the village and bottled water in the minivan are all included.
5.30pm return to Bordeaux.

Enjoy a pre-booked dinner in a selected local restaurant of Bordeaux
This evening we have pre- booked dinner for you in a carefully selected local restaurant. The Bordeaux food scene has taken center stage, and today, the city is cluttered with interesting new offerings like experimental modern bistros, elaborate sanctums of haute cuisine and cozy button-down gastro-bars.
Night at your hotel.

DAY 4 > DEPARTURE TRANSFER FROM BORDEAUX
Breakfast at your hotel and return transfer from your hotel in Bordeaux to the Airport or to the train station. End of our services

What’s included?

  • Arrival/departure transfer in Bordeaux

  • 3-night accommodation in 3*, 4* or 5* Hotel Double room sharing – depending on your selection

  • Breakfast from day 2 to 4

  • The services of an expert English speaking driver/wine guide

  • Travel in spacious, comfortable & fully equipped Mercedes Minivans

  • Shared Medoc Full day Wine Tour with 3 Classified Châteaux visits and tastings

  • Follow the Château road in the Medoc wine region

  • Saint-Emilion day wine tour with 3 Classified Growth Châteaux visits and tastings

  • All tasting fees in the Châteaux

  • One dinner (2 course meal) at a restaurant in Bordeaux

  • Private tasting of 3 Grand Crus Wines at a local wine bar

  • Bottled water in the vehicles

  • WiFi on board the vehicles

  • Meals, drinks unless mentioned in program

  • Personal insurance and expenses

  • Entrance fees to monuments, museums, attractions other than mentioned in the program

  • Gratuities for the guides

Things to know

Before you book

  • English speaking tour

  • Minimum number of 2 participants apply

  • Maximum group size of 8 participants on the shared tours

  • Prices are per person, double room sharing

Before you go

  • All tours depart from a centrally located meeting point

Covid Policy

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • COVID-19 vaccination required for guides

Cancellation Policy

    - 60+ days: €20 fee per person - 59 to 30 days prior to arrival: 30% of the overall price (deposit) except the booking fees - 29 to 15 days prior to arrival: 75% of the overall price except the booking fees - 14 days or less prior to arrival: no refund

Pricing

3* HOTEL - DOUBLE ROOM SHARING

Adult: (18-99 years)
€790.00

4* HOTEL - DOUBLE ROOM SHARING

Adult: (18-99 years)
€910.00

5* HOTEL - DOUBLE ROOM SHARING

Adult: (18-99 years)
€1,300.00

About operator:

Ophorus Tours is both a licensed Tour Operator, member of Atout France and ETOA, and a Transportation company with headquarters in Bordeaux. We operate since 2005 and conduct Walking Tours, Day Trips, Private Tours, Shore Excursions and multi-regional Tours throughout France. 

Our multilingual office staff is made up of France Travel Experts that design unique itineraries for both individuals and groups. Their perfect knowledge of the destination allows them to suggest carefully crafted programs to professionals of the Travel Trade all over the world. 

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