Graves Wine Tour Half Day Trip From Bordeaux (private)
Visit the heart of Bordeaux’s famed wine regions
Discover 2 carefully selected Wineries of the Graves wine region
Pre-Booked Visits to Our Selection of Wineries.
Tour can be customized to suit your interests.
English-speaking, hand-picked, local guides expert in Bordeaux Wines
Why take this tour?
9.00am or 2.00pm Depart from Bordeaux
10.00am or 3.00pm Visit & Wine tasting 1st Winery
11.30am or 4.00pm Visit & Wine tasting 2nd Winery
1.00pm or 5.00pm return to Bordeaux
This morning, we will come and pick you up at your hotel or accommodation in Bordeaux.
Upon arrival at the meeting point, you will be welcomed by your English speaking guide who is an expert on Bordeaux Wines. Once you have met your guide, he/she will go over the program and itinerary of the day with you. Then, board your comfortable, air conditioned Mercedes minivan and begin to make your way to the Graves wine producing region.
Your private Bordeaux Wine Tour in the Graves will take place in one of our very spacious Mercedes Minivans. This vehicle can take up to 8 persons. All our vehicles are equipped with an on board P/A system that allows you to hear the commentary of your driver/guide no matter where you are seated. Also, there is free Wi-Fi access on all tour vehicles. Bottled water is also available in all our vehicles.
This private half day small group wine tour packs a lot of delights into a few hours. On this exclusive private tour for 2 to 8 persons maximum of Graves organized by Ophorus, you will enjoy tasting delicious Bordeaux wines. Add to this the rich historical attractions of this UNESCO World Heritage site and you see why the half day option makes for such a great tour.
Starting in the city of Bordeaux, a short drive in a comfortable air-conditioned minivan brings you out of the city to the picturesque countryside plains and rolling hills of the left bank wine producing area. This is the heart of Bordeaux’s famous wine region, where many vineyards carry the Graves and Pessac Léognan AOC designation. Each of these local wineries produce vintages with distinct soil features backed by a long winemaking heritage.
This quite recent appellation used to be part of the Graves. Due to its recognition of producing high quality red and white wines, the area was rewarded with a communal appellation in 1987. The red wines of Pessac Léognan are based on Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc grape varieties. The white wines produced here are generally made of Sauvignon Blanc and Semillon grapes. The soil is quite similar to the one that can be found in the Graves region which is mainly gravel, stone and sand.
One of the most prestigious wineries of the appellation is Chateau Haut-Brion that was granted the 1er Grand Cru Classé level of 1855, sole chateau to be located outside the Medoc & Sauternes wine producing regions. Upon arrival in the wine region, we stop at a carefully selected winery. Here, you will have the opportunity to taste the different wines of the estate including white and red wines.
Hotel pick up from Bordeaux or surrounding area.
Enjoy live commentaries from your wine expert guide.
Reservations for 2 selected wineries of the Graves.
Travel in recent, comfortable and fully equipped minivans.
Bottled water in the vehicle.
Free WiFi access on board.
Tasting fees in the wineries.
Meals and drinks.
Personal insurance, expenses.
Entrance fees unless mentioned.
Gratuities for the Guide
Things to 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.
Before you go
Please be ready 10 minutes before departure time
- Face masks required for travelers in public areas
- Face masks required for guides in public areas
- Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
- Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
- Guides required to regularly wash hands
- COVID-19 vaccination required for guides
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.
If any hotel or predetermined meeting place changes, notify Orphorus immediately. Otherwise be at location 10 minutes prior to pick up time.
Your voucher will be collected or scanned on redemption
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