Medoc Wine Tour Full Day Trip From Bordeaux (shared)
English-speaking, hand-picked, local guides expert in wines
Taste fabulous wines, guided by a knowledgeable hand
All wine tasting fees 100% included.
Why take this tour?
9.30am Depart from Bordeaux
10.30am Arrive at the first winery for a visit & tasting
12.30pm Free time for lunch in Pauillac
2.30pm Visit & wine tasting at 2nd winery
4.00pm Visit and wine tasting at 3rd winery
6.00pm return to Bordeaux
Important information: Since we work with a very large number of wineries and that every visit is by appointment only, the order of the winery visits in the program above is subject to change. This itinerary is the most common.
This morning, we will come and pick you up at in front of the Bordeaux Tourism Office. The Bordeaux tourist office is located at 12 cours du 30 Juillet, 33000 BORDEAUX, in the heart of the city, facing the CIVB Bordeaux wine syndicat building. The tourism office is located close to all the hotels located in the city center, usually a maximum 10 minutes walking distance.
For all our shared day trips from Bordeaux, we ask our clients to be present 10 minutes before departure time. It is important to be on time as Bordeaux wine tours imply strict timing as all the wineries visited have been pre-booked especially for our clients.
Upon arrival at the meeting point, you will be welcomed by your English speaking guide who will be waiting with a sign bearing the name of the tour and with the Ophorus logo on it. Also, all our guides have a nominative badge so that it will be easy for you to recognize them.
On this highly recommended full day small group 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 wine tasting tour of Medoc led by local expert wine guides. Drawing on local knowledge and a real love of wine, our tour guides will fill you in on this unique and beautiful region, and you'll discover what make Medoc wines so special.
After your first visit, your drive will continue and if time permits your driver/guide will probably stop along the way for great photo opportunities. The number of Wine Estates that can be seen along the famous wine route is also a perfect element of commentary for your guide who will explain the historic facts behind the building of some many estates in this area.
After lunch, it will be time to slowly make our way back towards Bordeaux. Along the way, we will stop in two different carefully selected wineries so that your full day wine tour from Bordeaux to the Medoc is complete. On a typical day, we will include different appellations. This is an important aspect of the tour as the wines in France are based on the importance of the terroir (a combination of the soil, the climate and the expertise of the winemaker).
Historically, the word comes from latin: Meduli Litus that could mean 'in between seas' or middle of the land. Another theory is that it bears its name from the Medulles tribe that was present in the area during the Iron Age.
We also organize other wine tours from Bordeaux to the major wine producing areas such as Cote de Bourg, Fronsac, Sauternes, Saint Emilion and Graves.
Pick up and drop off at centrally located meeting point in Bordeaux.
Visit & Wine tasting in 3 Chateau Wineries
All wine tasting fees
English-speaking driver / guide.
Bottled water in the vehicles.
Personal insurance and expenses.
Hotel pickup and drop-off.
Meals and drinks.
Gratuities for the driver/guide.
Things to know
Before you book
Instant booking confirmation
Tour requires minimum 2 passengers (adults) to operate
Adult tour only, no children accepted under the age of 18
Prices are per person
Currency is in Euros
Before you go
Chateaux visits are not private
Tour is operated in English
Small group option, maximum 8 persons
Tour is not wheelchair accessible
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 24 hours prior to departure: no cancellation fees except the booking fees.
> 24 hours prior to departure and less > no refund
All semi private tours depart on time. Clients should present themselves at the allocated meeting point at least 10 minutes before the beginning of the tour. Driver/guide will not wait unless Ophorus has been previously informed that the client will be late with a maximum waiting time of 10 minutes. Beyond that waiting time, tours will depart and Ophorus cannot be held responsible for clients missing their tour.
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