4 Days Bordeaux Wine Tour Private Travel Package - Based in Bordeaux
Food & Wine
Small Groups ( 2~7 )
- Know before
- Meeting point
- Explore the UNESCO world heritage city of Bordeaux
- Discover the famous wines from both the left and right banks
- Special grands crus classés wines tasting
- Drive along the scenic Route des Chateaux
- Visit the enchanting village of Saint Emilion
- Local Tour Guide, Expert in Bordeaux Wines
Program & Itinerary
On this unique wine tour package based in the recently declared UNESCO world heritage city of Bordeaux, your driver/wine guide will take you to the most famous wine producing regions of the Bordeaux vineyard to make you discover the best of Bordeaux wines. Pick up will be at your centrally located hotel. Come and follow us on this “Grands Crus of Bordeaux” wine tour that has been carefully designed for those who wish to increase their personal knowledge in the Bordeaux wines.
This tour will cover both the left and right bank where you will see, discover and visit the most famous appellations and Chateaus known for the quality of their wines but also for the expertise of the men behind the wines. All visits have been personalized for your group only and will be conducted by our most knowledgeable wine guides.
ARRIVAL IN BORDEAUX / PRIVATE HOTEL TRANSFER / OPTIONAL BORDEAUX GRANDS CRUS WINES TASTINGPick up at Bordeaux Airport or Train Station. Transfer to your centrally located hotel and check in.Enjoy some free time to discover the lively city of Bordeaux!Bordeaux is classified "City of Art and History" and has been inscribed on UNESCO World Heritage List as "an outstanding urban and architectural ensemble"....Pick up at Bordeaux Airport or Train Station. Transfer to your centrally located hotel and check in.
Enjoy some free time to discover the lively city of Bordeaux!
Bordeaux is classified "City of Art and History" and has been inscribed on UNESCO World Heritage List as "an outstanding urban and architectural ensemble". It is home to one of Europe's biggest 18th century architectural urban areas and stands out as one of the first French cities to have entered an era of urbanism and metropolitan big scale projects, with the team Gabriel father and son, architects for King Louis XV, under the supervision of two Governors, first Nicolas-François Dupré de Saint-Maur then the Marquis de Tourny.
OPTIONAL - A First Exploration of Grands Crus Bordeaux Wines
For your first evening in Bordeaux we have booked a very special tasting experience that will be the perfect introduction to the Wines of Bordeaux. Reach one of Bordeaux’s centrally located wine bar and participate in a special “Grands Crus Classés Wines” commented tasting session. A mysterious hallway that opens up into an immense modern art deco room, strange machines made of stainless steel, a tall ceiling where, hung by their feet, hundreds of wine glasses seemingly float, suspended in mid-air.
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MEDOC GRANDS CRUS WINE TOUR PRIVATE DAY TRIP FROM BORDEAUXBreakfast at your hotel.9.30am Pick up at your hotel.Depart from Bordeaux and reach the left bank wine region Take an exclusive, private Medoc full day wine tour and you’ll discover delicious red wines with cabernet sauvignon blends in the heart of this celebrated Bordeaux wine region. With Ophorus, experience is the...Breakfast at your hotel.
9.30am Pick up at your hotel.
Depart from Bordeaux and reach the left bank wine region
Take an exclusive, private Medoc full day wine tour and you’ll discover delicious red wines with cabernet sauvignon blends in the heart of this celebrated Bordeaux wine region. With Ophorus, experience is the most important factor when it comes to our personalized private sightseeing tours.
On your Medoc region wine tasting tour full day, you’re sure to discover hidden gems and taste prestigious wines in one of France’s most celebrated wine regions in an informal yet expertly guided way. This highly recommended wine tour from Bordeaux will introduce you to some of the most prestigious appellations such as Margaux, Saint Julien, Pauillac, Saint Estèphe & Haut Médoc where some of the most famous chateaux are located.
Follow the Castle road, lined by prestigious wineries
As you reach the Medoc vineyards, we will take you to 2 or 3 carefully selected wine estates that are ranked as Grand Cru, classified growth Château or cru bourgeois estates. As you leave, reach the famous castle road along which many of the Grands Crus Classés wineries are located.
At each winery, you will be introduced to the history and wine making facilities of the domains. You will also have the opportunity to understand the wine making process. Then, your tour of the médoc region will continue with commented wine tastings in each winery. You’ll then get the chance to sample delicious cabernet sauvignon wines on this full day Bordeaux excursion.
With Ophorus, rest assured that your Medoc vineyard tour will be everything you imagined. All our drivers are fully accredited guides, meaning you’ll get double the expertise on this great Medoc tour. Every one of our expert guides holds at least the WSET level 2 certification in wines and spirits, and they take great pride in their region and craft.
You’ll learn how to judge a wine with all the senses, using your eyes, nose, tongue, and memory. These licensed guides are not only wine connoisseurs, they’re also authorities on the local area, ready to share a wealth of information about the stunning Bordeaux region.
Taste delicious Medoc Wines
Medoc wines produce wonderfully perfumed yet very intense french wines. Margaux wines have a distinctive fragrant taste, attributed to the high gravel content of the soil in these vineyards. The soil’s excellent drainage means the plants need to root down further to find moisture, making them particularly strong, and bringing up the flavors of the deeper earth.
The Haut Medoc appellation is vast, with almost 400 different wine producers operating there, the different wineries produce wine that have a wide variety of textures and flavors. If time permits, your guide will try and organise a stop at Chateau Margaux for photo opportunities. Saint Julien wines are known to be tannic, powerful and are usually coined as being quite masculine type of wines while the wines produced in Pauillac are generally are rich, full bodied and stern.
World renowned wines & wondrous ocean views
As well as producing some of the world’s most exquisite wines, the Médoc region also boasts over 60 miles of sandy beaches and is dotted with stunning castles. The Castle Route, running from the vibrant city of Bordeaux to the tip of the Médoc peninsula, is packed with breathtaking vistas and secluded fairytale classified growth Châteaux. Unlike saint emilion wines that are mainly composed of Merlot grapes, the Medoc wines are known for their high quantities of Cabernet Sauvignon in the final blending. The most famous region includes Margaux, Saint Julien, Pauillac and Saint Estephe.
Gentle hills, sand dunes, deep lagoons, and sweeping Atlantic coastal views highlight a trip to another part of the Médoc region. The best way to see different things in the Medoc is to program a full day private tour that we will set up for you and that will allow you to experience the diverse flavors of the region in expert hands.
Flanking the town of Pauillac, some of France’s most acclaimed vineyards cover the eastern side of the Médoc peninsula. This area is home to many fabulous castles, including Château Margaux, Château Latour and Château Mouton Rothschild. Another highlight of the region is the Gironde estuary. Formed from the convergence of the Garonne and Dordogne rivers, it is home to a monument that is known as the ‘Versailles’ of lighthouses.
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SAINT EMILION GRANDS CRUS WINE TOUR DAY TRIP FROM BORDEAUXBreakfast at your hotel.9.30am pick up at your hotel.Discover the Magic of the ‘Right Bank’ Wine Region of BordeauxThe wine region of Libournais encompasses much of what is referred to as the Right Bank. Named after its historical capital, the expression Right Bank typically refers to wines from the Pomerol...Breakfast at your hotel.
9.30am pick up at your hotel.
Discover the Magic of the ‘Right Bank’ Wine Region of Bordeaux
The wine region of Libournais encompasses much of what is referred to as the Right Bank. Named after its historical capital, the expression Right Bank typically refers to wines from the Pomerol and St-Emilion areas of the Libournais. There are several villages around the region that share the Saint Émilion name, such as Montagne-Saint-Émilion and St-Georges-Saint-Émilion that are named the satellite appellations.
The area is bordered to the west by Pomerol. Merlot is the dominant grape in this area, followed by Cabernet Franc and a very small quantity of Malbec that is tending to disappear. The climate and damp, cool soils of the area make it difficult for Cabernet Sauvignon grapes to fully ripen and, as such, they are less often used.
Mix Incredible Wineries With the Enchanting Village of Saint Emilion
This full day tour consists in the visit & wine tasting in 2 very carefully selected Wineries of the Right Bank as well as the discovery of the enchanting medieval village of Saint Emilion. Conducted by a professional English speaking driver guide, your tour will at first lead you to the right bank of the River Garonne where the Saint Emilion wine region is located.
Your morning will include the visit and tasting in a winery which produce wines that perfectly reflect their ‘terroir’ – a very important notion for French Wines as it is the local soils and climate that truly define the main aromas and flavors that are to be found. But not only! The winemaker also contributes in a large manner to the quality of the wines that is why our tours combine both prestigious names to lesser known ones in which the visits are usually taken care of by a family member or the winemaker himself.
Uncover the Magic of Saint Emilion
After the morning winery visit, reach Saint Emilion. The village is all the more charming because it is so different from all the other French medieval villages. Emilian, a Benedictine monk, was born in Brittany in the 8th century, to a modest family. The count who ruled the province chose him to be his financial steward, which turned out to be an unfortunate distinction in his life: jealous rivals accused him of thievery to discredit him in the eyes of his master and confidant.
After some turmoil, his path eventually led him to a forest where, captivated by the serenity of the area, he dug out a cave and dedicated his life to God. The hermit had performed so many miracles and done so much good around him that his name was given to the place where he had lived (after his death in 767), which became known as Saint Emilion.
Follow your guide on a walking tour and unusual place not to be missed: the underground monolithic Church. 125 ft long, 66 ft wide and 36 ft high, all you can see from the exterior are a few windows on the one facade and the steeple, topped with a Gothic arrow 174 ft high. Benedictine monks were the inspiration for this church carved out of solid rock which is Europe’s largest monolithic cathedral!
The tour will also include some information about the world-renowned wines of Saint Emilion through the history of the Jurade. When John ‘Lackland’ succeeded his brother, Richard Lionheart, to the throne of England in 1199, he signed the ‘Falaise Charter’ which accorded Saint Emilion the statute of a free and independent commune, with the right to be administered by a mayor, twelve members of the Jurade (the town council) and twelve advisers elected by the town’s notables.
These councilmen had vast power that included rendering justice, regulating the manufacturing process and the sale of wine, and even publicly announcing the start and the end of the grape harvests. After your walking tour, enjoy some free time for lunch and personal discovery. Finally, your tour will include a visit & wine tasting session in a 2nd winery.
At opposite ends from your morning visit and located in a different appellation, this will be the perfect opportunity for you to understand how two wineries that are located in the same wine region can produce such very different wines. Color, Aromas, Tannins, Flavors are just some of the notions that will be evoked but undoubtedly the commented tasting will constitute the highlight of this afternoon tour!
5.30pm return to Bordeaux.
OPTIONAL - Enjoy a pre-booked diner in a selected restaurant of Bordeaux
This evening we have pre- booked dinner for you in a carefully selected local restaurant. The Bordeaux food scene has taken center stage, and today, the city is cluttered with interesting new offerings like experimental modern bistros, elaborate sanctums of haute cuisine and cozy button-down gastro-bars.
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DEPARTURE TRANSFER FROM BORDEAUXBreakfast at your hotel and return transfer to Bordeaux Airport or Train Station. End of our services.Breakfast at your hotel and return transfer to Bordeaux Airport or Train Station. End of our services.Read moreRead less
3* Hotel OptionFrom € 920.00
4* Hotel OptionFrom € 1,200.00
5* Hotel OptionFrom € 1,300.00
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Know before you book
- Tour available all year round (except May 1st, Dec 25th and Jan 1st)
- Tour requires minimum 2 passengers (adults) to operate
- Order of Tours can be modified
- Tour is operated in English, other languages on request
- Prices are per person - based on the number of persons travelling toghether
- Tour is not wheelchair accessible
- Currency is in Euros
- Face masks required for travelers in public areas
- Face masks required for guides in public areas
- Hand sanitizer available for travelers and staff
- Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
- Guides required to regularly wash hands
Do you organize pick up and return at accommodation for Bordeaux private tours?Yes, we will come and pick you up at your accommodation (or as close as possible if you are in a pedestrian zone) in the departure city of your tour. We will return you at the exact same location unless you wish to end your tour somewhere else. This must be specified at time of booking especially if your drop off point is in a different town.
What type of vehicles are used during a Bordeaux private wine tour?Our company and partner agencies only use premium sedans or minivans that can take up to 8 passengers.
Who conducts these Bordeaux Private Wine tours?All our tours are conducted by professional drivers or driver / guides that are local experts and that speak impeccable English. Other languages are possible on request - Spanish, Italian, German, Portuguese, Japanese, Russian or Chinese.
How many Bordeaux wineries can be visited per day?We have pre-booked 2 or 3 winery visits per day on this program. If you wish to add some wine tastings to your tour, you will need to organize this directly with your driver / guide.
Is it possible to visit the 1er Grand Cru Classé wineries in the Médoc wine region (Margaux, Latour, Mouton, Lafite, Haut Brion)?Before the Covid situation, it was possible to organise visits to Château Lafite, Château Margaux, Château Haut-Brion and Château Mouton Rothschild, but requests were to be made months in advance as visits and numbers are limited. If you would like to visit these prestigious wineries dont hesitate to inquire, our team will do its best to get you an appointment.