Private Tour: Médoc Route Des Châteaux Wine Tasting From Bordeaux

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Duration: 9 Hrs
  • Departure Time :
    Suggested departure time: 9am, This can be flexible so please contact the supplier after booking to arrange an exact time
  • Departure Details :
    Your centrally located Bordeaux hotel (includes airport hotels)
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    This activity is non-refundable

Overview

Head deep into French winemaking country on this 9-hour private Mdoc castle tour from Bordeaux. Explore the so-called 'route des chteaux' du Mdoc and discover Margaux, Saint-Julien, Pauillac and other famous appellations. Along the way, visit three winemaking estates and learn the techniques and traditions at play from vine to glass. Enjoy a traditional French apritif among the vines. Sample varietals such as merlot and cabernet, and blend them to your taste to create your own wine. Pick your own route to the castles of your choice with a private guide.

Highlights

  • Private tour is operated with just your party and a guide/driver
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Day trip (destination A to B)
  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included

Know More about this tour

Choose the morning pickup time to suit your schedule, and then meet your guide at your Bordeaux hotel before you head out of the city to begin your private Mdoc castle tour. With fertile soils, warm climate and a winemaking heritage that stretches back centuries, the Mdoc region around Bordeaux is home to some of the finest vineyards in France.

Travel along the 'route des chteaux' du Mdoc with your guide and discover prestigious appellations such as Margaux, Saint-Julien and Pauillac some of the names on which Bordeauxs winemaking reputation is built. The rolling hills and sun-drenched soil here produce some of Europes most powerful red wine, with complex flavors and fruity scents to the fore.

Visit three winemaking estates with your guide to gain insight into the ancient traditions and complex processes the grapes go through in their journey from vine to glass. Taste the wine for yourself to appreciate fully the depth and complexity of flavour they offer. Merlot and cabernet are just a few of the varietals you may be lucky enough to try, alongside an apritif and light snack of delicacies from the local markets. If there are any castles you specifically want to visit, feel free to ask your guide if they can be included in your tour.

In the afternoon, gain further insight into Bordeaux wine with a blending session in a local tasting room. Sample a selection of different grape varietals, and then blend them to your taste to produce your own wine.

At the conclusion of your wine tasting, hop back inside your vehicle for the return journey to your Bordeaux hotel.

Inclusions

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (select hotels only)
  • Transport by private vehicle
  • Professional guide
  • Two wine tastings per estate visit
  • Castle entrance fees
  • Apritif in the vineyards

Exclusions

  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Lunch

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

The minimum age to drink alcohol is 18 years

Please include any castle preferences and food allergies in the 'special requirements' field when booking

Hotel pickup and drop-off is only included for hotels within an 18 mile (30km) radius of Bordeaux, including airport hotels

Minimum age is 10 years

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