Médoc Half-Day Wine Tour From Bordeaux

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 4 Hrs
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    Morning tour : 9 am, Afternoon tour: 2 pm
  • Departure Details :
    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

On this wine tour from Bordeaux, youll enjoy scenic drives through the Mdoc wine region and taste some delicious French wines! During this half-day tour, visit two famous wineries both are classified growth chateaux with a wine guide, and enjoy wine tastings at both. On the picturesque journey between the wineries, you will pass by well-known chateaux such as Chateaux Margaux and Palmer. Return to Bordeaux.

Highlights

  • Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city
  • Free drinks included
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Pickup from a centrally located meeting point
  • Small-group tour by minibus

Know More about this tour

Experience one of the highlights of French culture on this small-group wine-tasting tour. From Bordeaux, head out with your guide to the Mdoc area, and take in the beautiful natural scenery while enjoying local wines.

The Mdoc produces some of the most renowned red wines in the Bordeaux wine region and offers some of the best wine-tasting opportunities in the whole of France. Start your half-day tour with a wine tasting at a prestigious classified growth chateau known for its high-quality wine. During your tasting, learn about the wine-making process and techniques involved.

Back in your comfortable minivan, enjoy the drive along the Route des Chateaux (the Castle Road), which will take you past some beautiful French chateaux, including the iconic Margaux, as well as Palmer. As you admire the scenic views, your expert guide will explain the fascinating history of the chateaux in the Mdoc region.

Arrive at your next stop, another classified growth chateau, where you will enjoy a wine-tasting and learn more about the estate, the wine-making process and the different wines of the region. Relax on the drive back to Bordeaux, admiring the beautiful countryside once more.

The estates visited will either be from the Classified Growth or Crus Bourgeois appellations.

Inclusions

All-wine tasting fees

Professional English-speaking tour guide

1 small bottle of water per person

Transport by air-conditioned minibus

Free WiFi access on board

Exclusions

Gratuities

Food and drinks, unless specified

Hotel pickup and drop-off

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Not wheelchair accessible

NOTE: Adult only tour, not suitable for children under 18 years of age

At least 2 people are required for this activity to take place

On high frequency dates minivan can be replaced by 19 seat minibus

Minimum age is 18 years

Traveler Reviews

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  • 21-Oct-2019

    We thoroughly enjoyed this tour of two wineries in the Medoc region. Our guide Lea met us on time and shared her impressive knowledge of wine growing in the Bordeaux region as we drove through the beautiful countryside to and from the wineries. The experience at each of the wineries, although quite different, were both very informative and enjoyable including tastings.
    we were not hesitate to do additional tours with this group and highly recommend them.

  • 11-Oct-2019

    Luigi was a perfect guide and for someone, who visited Bordeaux for the first time, it has been very interesting and educative tour.We recomend it as a very pleasant and useful experience.

  • 19-Sep-2019

    Tour guide very friendly and knowledgable, however the medoc area quite flat and barren and the chateaux we visited not as grand as I was expecting.Only 2 wines in second tasting and very small measures. We however have went on wine tours in New Zealand south Africa and Australia, so maybe our expectations where high to begin with. 2nd winery guide a very 5h

  • 04-Sep-2019

    Did the half-day wine estate tour- nice guide and driver- safe- visited 2 wineries and stopped at the premium Margeaux Chateau for photos. Nice intro to the exceptional Bordeaux wine region and tasty samples of several levels of red wines. Would do it again or take the full day tour.

  • 25-Jul-2019

    Hugo was excellent and very informative. We stopped at two wineries and had an explanation and tasting at both. Estates were lovely.

  • 15-Jul-2019

    This half day tour was the greatest. Two wineries is the perfect number to visit in a day. Each winery was unique with their respective winemakers being very knowledgeable, and wonderful people. The two wineries also complimented each other very well with little overlap. Helen, our tour guide was fantastic. She was energetic, entertaining, and fun. The time went by quickly and the ride home was made quite amusing with a game that she played with us.

  • 08-Jul-2019

    Rudolphe was fantastic! We really enjoyed the tour. The experts at the chateaus were great and very knowledgeable.

  • 03-Jul-2019

    The tour was interesting, educational. The guide Luigi is sommelier and knows a lot about winemaking. Comfortable minibus.

  • 03-Jul-2019

    Good fun wine trip with a very knowledgeable guide. We really enjoyed the sensory evaluation test on the way back.

  • 17-Apr-2019

    Picked up by our lovely, helpful, knowledgable and enthusiastic guide Helen, spot on time in new Mercedes mini-van. I had low expectations as these types of tours can be touristy and poor, but it surpassed all expectation. Seven of us on the our, I'd say all 30s to 50s. We visited Ch. Prieure- Lichine and Ch Marquis de Terme, both 4th growth Margaux. Both had exceptional visitor centres including 'lifestyle' shops and gave us a wonderful tour of vinyard , wine making process and cellars. Both guilds excellent. We tasted one red and one white at the first and a rose and two reds at the second. I'd expected to visit lower classed chateau, but we sampled the Grand Vin at each and both were beautiful properties. As someone in my 50s who buys some pretty good wine and has WSET Level 3, I was still impressed and learned a bit too. Superb all round.

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