Cruise Excursion from Bordeaux to Médoc HD (private)


  • Taste fabulous Medoc red wines

  • Discover 2 carefully selected classified growth Châteaux

  • Local Tour Guide, Expert in Bordeaux Wines

  • Tour can be customized to suit your interests


Taste fabulous Medoc wines, guided by a knowledgeable hand on this small group half day Bordeaux Wine tour. Your vineyard tour will be conducted by an English speaking driver guide, expert in Bordeaux red wines.

Tour info

4 hours
Group Size
Pricing (From)
Adult: (5-99 years)
Meeting Point
Dropoff location

Why take this tour?

Take part in a small group private half day wine tour that will take you to the most famous wine region of the Bordeaux vineyard: the Medoc.

During this half day tour, you’ll discover delicious red wines with cabernet sauvignon blends in the heart of this celebrated Bordeaux wine region.

With Ophorus, experience is the most important factor when it comes to our small group sightseeing tours. On your Medoc region wine tasting tour half day, you’re sure to discover hidden gems and taste prestigious wines in one of France’s most celebrated wine regions in an informal yet expertly guided way. This highly recommended wine tour from Bordeaux will introduce you to the Margaux & Haut Medoc appellations where some of the most famous chateaux are located.

Meet your English speaking local guide, expert in Bordeaux wines

As you exit your Cruise Ship located in either Bordeaux City or Bassens Cruise Ports, meet your passionate, English speaking tour guide (other languages on request) who will go over the itinerary and program of the day. Then, board your air conditioned vehicle and begin to make your way, through vine covered countryside, to the Grand Cru Wineries of Bordeaux.

As you leave, reach the famous castle road along which many of the Grands Crus Classés wineries are located. At each winery, you will be introduced to the history of the property and you will then visit the wine making facilities.

Visit and wine tasting in 2 Wines Estates of the Medoc

This is where you will have the opportunity to understand the wine making process. Then, your tour of the médoc region will continue with a wine tasting session that includes commented tastings by the guide in each winery. You’ll then get the chance to sample delicious cabernet sauvignon wines on this half day trip that can be taken as a morning tour or an afternoon one.

Both the wine growing regions of Margaux and Haut Medoc produce wonderfully perfumed french wines. Margaux wines have a distinctive fragrant taste, attributed to the high gravel content of the soil in these vineyards. The soil’s excellent drainage means the plants need to root down further to find moisture, making them particularly strong, and bringing up the flavors of the deeper earth.

The Haut Medoc appellation is vast, with almost 400 different wine producers operating there, the different wineries produce wine that have a wide variety of textures and flavors. If time permits, your guide will try and organise a stop at Chateau Margaux for photo opportunities.

With Ophorus, rest assured that your Medoc vineyard tour will be everything you imagined. All our drivers are fully accredited guides, meaning you’ll get double the expertise on this great Medoc tour. Every one of our expert guides holds at least the WSET level 2 certification in wines and spirits, and they take great pride in their region and craft.

You’ll learn how to judge a wine with all the senses, using your eyes, nose, tongue, and memory. These licensed guides are not only wine connoisseurs, they’re also authorities on the local area, ready to share a wealth of information about the stunning Bordeaux region.

Our half day bordeaux shore excursions to the medoc area run with an 8-seat minivan. There is free Wi-Fi access on all tour vehicles as well as bottled water in the vehicles. All tours are conducted by expert local guides.

World renowned wines & wondrous ocean views

As well as producing some of the world’s most exquisite wines, the Médoc region also boasts over 60 miles of sandy beaches and is dotted with stunning castles. The Castle Route, running from the vibrant city of Bordeaux to the tip of the Médoc peninsula, is packed with breathtaking vistas and secluded fairytale classified growth Châteaux.

Saint emilion wines that are mainly composed of Merlot grapes, the Medoc wines are known for their high quantities of Cabernet Sauvignon in the final blending. The most famous region includes Margaux, Saint Julien, Pauillac and Saint Estephe.

Gentle hills, sand dunes, deep lagoons, and sweeping Atlantic coastal views highlight a trip to another part of the Médoc region. The best way to see different things in the Medoc is to program a full day private tour that we will set up for you and that will allow you to experience the diverse flavors of the region in expert hands.

Flanking the town of Pauillac, some of France’s most acclaimed vineyards cover the eastern side of the Médoc peninsula. This area is home to many fabulous castles, including Château Margaux, Château Latour and Château Mouton Rothschild. Another highlight of the region is the Gironde estuary. Formed from the convergence of the Garonne and Dordogne rivers, it is home to a monument that is known as the ‘Versailles’ of lighthouses.

If you hesitate upon your Bordeaux Shore Excursion destination, we also strongly suggest the visit of the St Emilion wine region. The medieval village of Saint Emilion is a real treat and we organise walking tours in the village that include the underground monuments; the red wines produced here are also fantastic with merlot being the main grape variety used in the blend. Discover right bank wines guided by a knowledgeable hand.

What’s included?

  • Pick up and drop off at Cruise Ship

  • Pre-booking in 2 Selected wineries

  • English speaking driver wine/guide

  • Travel in fully equipped A/C minivans

  • Tasting fees in the wineries

  • Entrance fees to monuments, museums attractions

  • Meals and drinks

  • Personal insurance and expenses

  • Gratuities for the guide

Things to know

Before you book

  • Tasting fees can be included during the booking process

  • Prices are per group from 2 to 8 persons - Larger groups please contact us

  • Chateau reservations will be made once the booking is confirmed

Before you go

  • Please be ready 10 minutes before arrival time

  • Tour involves some walking, comfortable walking shoes are recommended

  • Currency is in Euros

Cancellation Policy

    Up to 48 hours before the beginning of the activity: full refund Less than 48 hours before the beginning of the activity or no-show: no refund

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. 

Our in house team of licensed, multilingual Tour Guides are local Experts that can conduct any type of tours including (but not limited to) Cultural & Historical, Food & Wine, Luxury, Battlefields, Active, Family friendly, Faith-based etc...