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1855 Classified Chateaus of the Medoc
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Departure from Bordeaux / Bassens ports of call

All year except December 25th, January 1st

Hours

Duration

510
   
Total: 510

Description

The Medoc area covers approximately 5,700 hectares of declared vineyards, annually producing on average 300,000 hectoliters of wine. Of the grape varieties permitted, 50% of the viticultural area is planted with Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot, and to a lesser extent Petit Verdot and Malbec. Also allowed within the AOC regulations are the varieties Cabernet Franc and Carménère. The region you will head to spans from the mouth of the river down south and includes the four famous communes of St-Estephe, Pauillac, St. Julien and Margaux.

Today, depart from your ship and head towards the famous Medoc wine region. During this full day tour you will experience 3 visits and wine tasting sessions in Classified growth or Cru Bourgeois estates that have been carefully selected for their exceptional setting and quality of wine. During these visits you will learn all there is to know about the history of the estates, the wine making process as well as the techniques used during the wine making. The visits are followed by a wine tasting session. The wineries are usually located in Margaux, Saint Julien, Pauillac or the Saint Estephe appellations.

Then, follow the castle road to admire some of the most famous chateaus such as Chateau Margaux, Chateau Palmer or Chateau Pichon Longueville. Return to Ship.


This private tour ensures you enjoy full attention from your guide.

Inclusions / Exclusions

Inclusions

1. Reservations for 3 Classified wineries
2. Follow the Chateau road
3. Pick up and return at ship
4. English speaking driver guide
5. Travel in recent, comfortable and fully equipped minivans
6. Bottled water in the minivan
7. Free Wifi access on board

Exclusions

1. Tasting fees, entrance fees
2. Meals and drinks
3. Personal expenses
4. Gratuities for the driver/guide

Meeting point

Pick up at ship in Bordeaux or Bassens

Pick up information

Pick up at ship in Bordeaux or Bassens


Drop off at ship

Additional information

Additional information

- Pick up in Bordeaux or Bassens ports of call
- Maximum of 8 passengers per vehicle
- Tour is operated in English unless otherwise stated
- This tour is not wheelchair accessible


Price information

- Program and Prices are listed as a guide only
- Prices are per minivan (not per person)
- Currency is in Euro


Possible languages: English, Español, Français