Bordeaux Vineyards Wine Tasting Half-Day Trip

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  • Duration: 5 Hrs
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    1:30 PM
  • Departure Details :
    Tourist Information Office, 12 Cours du 30 Juillet, 33000 Bordeaux, France
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

Overview

Explore the cellars and vineyards of Bordeaux's wineries on this 5-hour tour, and enjoy tastings along the way. Travel into the countryside outside Bordeaux by air-conditioned coach and hear your local guide talk of the area's winemaking history. With the precise itinerary changing daily, perhaps discover wineries in the Mdoc or Saint-Emilion territories. Tour the cellars with a guide and marvel at the row after row of vines disappearing into the distance. Enjoy two tasting sessions on your tour and gain an understanding of the delicate flavors at work.

Highlights

  • Led by a local guide
  • Free drinks included

Know More about this tour

Leave the hustle and bustle of Bordeaux behind you and travel out into the countryside to discover the vineyards and wineries for which the area is famous. From well-known estates in Saint-Emilion and Sauternes to family-run vineyards across the region, Bordeaux has a fascinating winemaking heritage and a strong reputation for quality. This half-day tour is ideally suited to those keen to discover the Bordeaux wine country but with limited time to spare.

As the views from your coach change from urban city to the rural countryside, listen as your guide goes into detail about the areas winemaking history and traditions. Wine is believed to have been produced in the region from as far back as the 8th century and its an industry of which many of the locals are very proud.

The tour visits two different wineries and vineyards every day (except in Saint-Emilion where only one is visited) and each one has something different to offer. Perhaps head to the beautiful Mdoc territories to explore the cellars and discover the delicious wines produced there. Meet the winery owner or manager and enjoy a guided tour of the estate.

Stroll the rolling hills along row after row of grape-laden vines, and admire the beautiful scenery this part of France has to offer. Enjoy two tastings along the way and gain an appreciation of the delicate fruitiness of the wines produced.

After five hours exploring the Bordeaux wine country and enjoying tastings, your tour will come to an end.

Itinerary:

• Monday: Blaye / Bourg
• Tuesday: Bordeaux / Entre-Deux-Mers
• Wednesday : Saint-Emilion and the medieval town (one chateau visited only)
• Thursday: Medoc
• Friday: Graves and Sauternais
• Saturday: Medoc
• Sunday: Saint-Emilion and the medieval town (one chateau visited only)

Inclusions

Air-conditioned vehicle

Wine tasting (volume according to French regulations)

Professional guide (who will be speaking both French and English during the tour)

Exclusions

Gratuities

Hotel pickup and drop off

Food and drinks, unless specified

Additional Info

Not wheelchair accessible

Near public transportation

Most travelers can participate

This tour is open to adults over 18 only

Not recommended for pregnant travelers

No heart problems or other serious medical conditions

Please note the tour is conducted in English and French at the same time

Confirmation will be received at the time of booking unless booked within 4 days of travel. In this case, a confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability

Traveler Reviews

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  • 17-Feb-2020

    excellent tour for the price you pay - we went for half day to the Médoc region. good and cheap way to quickly visit the region and learn so much from the guide about the different wines and Chateau. it also included a tasting of 4 wines at 2 different chateau!

  • 13-Feb-2020

    A lovely day out - got to see a lot of the Bordeaux region,
    Glass on wine and onion soup in St Emilion village

  • 07-Oct-2019

    I went on Thursday 3rd of October. The guide on the bus was SO good. He didnt just give us a history of Bordeaux that he had read in 5 mins from a lonely planet book as many often do. He gave us history, word etymologies, explained culture and language, al in the trip to the vineyard. Such an excellent guide, very pleasant and professional and didnt even ask if we "could leave a review".

    The first lady at Chateux Auzac (brown hair) was formidable, a wealth of information, no question she did not know the answer to. The tour was great, and we got to learn a lot about the wine making process.

    The second location was less commercial so got to see the process a bit. Tour guiding wasnt super like the last one.

    My only criticism is that we didnt get to go to a vineyard or see any of the processes really of wine making. If possible, this could be added on for when I bring my mum next time!

    The coach was super clean and comfortable.

  • 27-Sep-2019

    There were way too many people on this trip to make it enjoyable and the journey between wineries was very long.

  • 19-Sep-2019

    We went on two half-days trips, to two different regions of Bordeaux, with two different guides, and found both tours equally interesting and enjoyable. Both trips were with large groups,

    Our first tour was to the Medoc region. Our guide Christine explained as we travelled the history of wine growing, speaking both in French then in English. We visited two chateaux where upon arriving we were split into French and English speaking groups. We learnt further about the chateaux we were visiting, the grapes they were growing and the wine they produced, sampling two wines at each chateaux.

    Our second tour was to St Emillion and the beautiful Chateaux Pressac. Brigitte, our tour guide, once again explained the history of wine growing as we travelled, but delivered the explanation in a different style to our first guide so it was still very interesting (speaking both in French then in English). Brigitte also explained the history of St Emillions in both languages, pointing out lots of interesting items as we walked through the village and churches. We remained in one large group on arriving at the Chateaux Pressac, where the company guide spoke French then in English about the grapes which were being grown and the wine produced. Again we sampled two wines.

    As non-drivers we think these tours are a good experience to see in a very short space of time the countryside, villages and chateaux of Bordeaux whilst at the same time learning more about the wine industry.

  • 16-Sep-2019

    Very knowledgeable tour guide . Nice bus with a friendly driver. Worth the price considering renting a car would be more,

  • 03-Jul-2019

    So glad we did this trip and got to see the amazing St Emillion. Our tour guide Beatrice was great, as was the winetasting tour at the chateau

  • 24-Sep-2018

    The sights were beautiful, but my group and I did not love this tour. It seems we spent more time listening to people talk about wine than actually getting to sip or enjoy the gorgeous chateau. It was quick off the bus, listen to a long presentation, taste a few sips of wine while standing around, and then quick back on the bus. I would not recommend this trip if you are looking for a relaxing day in the vineyards.

  • 01-Jul-2018

    During this tour we visited two wineries with about 50 other participants. We only received 4 very small tastings. I think there are probably better options elsewhere.

  • 03-May-2018

    My friend and I booked this tour as it had great reviews, but we were somewhat disappointed by the tour overall.

    We went to Merdoc and the two châteaux we visited were lovely. The first one was run by a company so didn't feel as authentic, but the second one which had a great staff member telling us all about the history. Also the guide on our coach gave a lot of comprehensive info in both French and English about the area and history.

    However, we were totally rushed around. We set off 15 minutes late due to the coach being blocked in which of course couldn't be helped, but then we didn't get to spend much time at the first château enjoying the garden. We had brought lunch with us and were told there'd be time to eat it understandably we couldn't eat on the coach of course but the only stop was a random one to take photos of a château you aren't allowed to visit. The weather was bad by this point but we didn't stop at all afterwards at the second château.

    The tour was supposed to be 5 hours and it lasted just over 4 hours. We think that the tours that include 3 châteaux visits are probably better, but we wouldn't recommend this one for this price.

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