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    BORDEAUX PRIVATE FULL DAY WINE TOUR - TASTING FEES FOR 2 WINERIES

    € 60.00

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    Visit & Wine tasting fees per adult in 2 carefully selected wineries during your full day wine tour in Bordeaux
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    Take part in a wine tasting tour in a Bordeaux Chateau followed by a delicious picnic made up of local produce and wine from the estate.
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Ophorus Tours - Saint Emilion & Medoc Wine Tour Private Day Trip From Bordeaux

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Saint Emilion & Medoc Wine Tour Private Day Trip From Bordeaux

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A Full Day Tour Taking in Some of Bordeaux’s Most Famous Appellations

Highlights

  • Combine the Medoc & Saint Emilion wine regions in a day
  • Visit the magical village of Saint Emilion
  • Selection of 2 classified growth Châteaux
  • Two distinct, expert-commented wine tastings
  • Tour can be customized to suit your interests
  • Local Tour Guide, Expert in Bordeaux Wines

Program & Itinerary

Take an exclusive, private combined Medoc and Saint Emilion full day wine tour and you’ll discover delicious red wines with cabernet sauvignon blends in the heart of this celebrated Bordeaux wine region, while in the afternoon it will be time to taste Merlot based wines. With Ophorus, experience is the most important factor when it comes to our personalized private sightseeing tours.  On your ...

A Full Day Trip to the Most Important Wine Regions of Bordeaux

Take an exclusive, private combined Medoc and Saint Emilion full day wine tour and you’ll discover delicious red wines with cabernet sauvignon blends in the heart of this celebrated Bordeaux wine region, while in the afternoon it will be time to taste Merlot based wines. With Ophorus, experience is the most important factor when it comes to our personalized private sightseeing tours. 

On your Medoc and Saint Emilion 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, Haut Médoc, Saint Emilion or Pomerol.

Meet your English speaking driver/guide who is an Expert in Bordeaux Wines

In the morning, we will come and pick you up at your Hotel or Accommodation in Bordeaux. Meet your English speaking driver / guide who is an expert on Bordeaux Wines. Once you have met your guide, he/she will go over the program and itinerary of the day with you. Then, board your comfortable, air conditioned vehicle and begin to make your way to the Medoc wine producing region.

Travel in a Premium Vehicle

Your private Bordeaux Day Trip in the medoc and Saint Emilion will take place in one of our very spacious Mercedes Minivans. This vehicle can take up to 8 persons. All our vehicles are equipped with an on board P/A system that allows you to hear the commentary of your driver/guide no matter where you are seated. Also, there is free Wi-Fi access in all vehicles. Bottled water is also available in all our vehicles.

Depart from Bordeaux and reach the Left Bank wine region of the Medoc

The Medoc wine region spans the left bank of the Gironde from the mouth of the river to the city of Bordeaux and includes the four famous communes of St Estèphe, Pauillac, Margaux and St Julien. It is about 60 km north to south, and about 10 km wide, with around 10,600 hectares under vines and a production of about 50 million liters per year. All the wine produced here is red and the main grape variety used is the Cabernet Sauvignon but other varieties include Cabernet Franc, Merlot and Petit Verdot.

In the morning, depart for the Medoc vineyards, we will take you to a carefully selected wine estate that is ranked as Grand Cru Classé, classified growth Château or cru bourgeois. Here, you will be greeted by an expert guide who will introduce you to the history of the property. Then, follow your guide for a tour of the technical installations to learn about how the grapes are slowly and patiently transformed into wine. After a stroll through the different cellars, it will be time to taste the Chateau wines. Your commented tasting session will allow you to better understand the flavors and aromas that can be found in the wines produced in this particular wine region of Bordeaux.

Then experience Saint Emilion wines & visit the Medieval village

After your first Château visit, follow the Gironde Estuary and cross the River to experience right bank wines. Your destination is now the Saint-Emilion & Pomerol wine areas, a real treat for wine lovers. Saint Emilion centers on the commune of the same name. There are several villages around the region that share the Saint-Emilion name, such as Montagne-Saint-Emilion and St-Georges-Saint-Emilion, and are permitted to label their wines under the same name. Merlot is the dominant grape in this area, followed by Cabernet Franc. 

The climate and damper, cool soils make it difficult for Cabernet Sauvignon grapes to fully ripen and as such is less often used. The wines take a little longer to mature than the ones in Pomerol but are still able to be drunk relatively young for a Bordeaux (4–8 years). In favorable vintages the wines have a very good aging potential. At first you will visit and wine taste in a carefully selected winery of the appellation. 

Once the wine tasting session is over, we will take you to the medieval village of Saint-Emilion where you will be able to follow your guide for a short walking tour (please note that the order of the visits may change depending on the day). After some free time for personal discovery, it will be time to head back to Unesco world heritage city of Bordeaux and this will be the end of our services. 

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  • Meet your Guide at your Accommodation in Bordeaux

  • Visit and wine tasting in the Margaux appellation

  • Panoramic Drive towards St Emilion

  • Free time for lunch in St Emilion

  • Visit and wine tasting in a Grand Cru Chateau of St Emilion

  • Drop off at your accommodation in Bordeaux

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Ophorus Tours - Saint Emilion & Medoc Wine Tour Private Day Trip From Bordeaux
Ophorus Tours - Saint Emilion & Medoc Wine Tour Private Day Trip From Bordeaux
Ophorus Tours - Saint Emilion & Medoc Wine Tour Private Day Trip From Bordeaux

Know before you book

  • Tour available all year round (except May 1st, Dec 25th and Jan 1st)
  • 8 hour Saint Emilion & Medoc wine tour from Bordeaux
  • Tasting fees can be included during the booking process
  • Tour is operated in English, other languages on request
  • Prices are per group from 2 to 8 persons - Larger groups please contact us
  • Chateaux reservations will be made once the booking is confirmed
  • Tour is not wheelchair accessible
  • Currency is in Euros

COVID-19 SAFETY MEASURES
  • 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

Meeting point

Train Station, Hotel or AirBnB in Bordeaux

Departure

We will come and pick you up at Train Station, Hotel or Airbnb in Bordeaux or surrounding area, circle of 30 kms (20 miles) around Bordeaux at no extra cost.

Return

Tour returns to original departure point.

Reviews

2 reviews
  • emmaaelizaa

    31, Jul 2021

    Luigi was our guide and made the trip so relaxing and fun. He is so knowledgeable and kind. Saint Emilion is beautiful and the winery we visited was lovely....
  • Tim C

    22, Sep 2021

    Fantastic tour of St Emilion with Luigi. We took the Medoc tour in the morning and this one in the afternoon. It was a lot - especially with a 6 hour...
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Included / excluded

Included

  • Reservation for 2 selected wineries
  • English-speaking driver/guide
  • Travel in premium, spacious vehicles
  • Bottled water in the minivan
  • Free WiFi access on board

Excluded

  • Wine tasting fees
  • Entrance fees to monuments or attractions
  • Personal insurance & expenses
  • Meals & drinks
  • Gratuities for the driver/guide

FAQ

  • Do you organize pick up and return at accommodation for Bordeaux private tours?

    Yes, absolutely. We will come and pick you up at your hotel or accommodation in Bordeaux or within a 30kms (20 miles) radius at no extra cost. If you are not staying in Bordeaux, we will arrange for a convenient meeting point.
  • What type of vehicles are used during a Bordeaux private wine tour?

    Our company uses only premium cars & minivans that are recent, comfortable and fully equipped including individual A/C, shaded windows and large leg space.
  • Who conducts your private wine tours from Bordeaux?

    We only employ accredited and licensed tour guides that are also the drivers for all tours that need visits to be conducted by certified guides. Good examples are: the visit of museums, guided walking tours in cities, visit of historical monuments and so on.

    In some regions, where wine tours prevail (Bordeaux, Alsace) the tours are conducted by professional local guides or sommeliers that are experts in Wines.
  • Can we choose which wineries we will visit during your Bordeaux private wine tours?

    Yes, we will be happy to organize and pre-book your winery visits. Please note that most wineries open their doors to visitors but some high end wineries such as Chateau Latour, Petrus and a few others do not welcome any visitors. Also, it is important to mention that we only make the required Chateau reservations once you have booked your private wine tour with Ophorus.
  • Are the winery Tours private on your Bordeaux Private tours?

    Yes, we pre-book winery visits and tasting session just for you and your party. This means that you will enjoy a private visit of the installations followed by a private commented wine tasting session.
  • How many Bordeaux wines will I taste during this tour?

    Unlike other wine tasting sessions that you might have followed around the world, the tastings in Bordeaux are not as generous in terms of pours . The amount of wine tasted is not what many would expect but here it is all about elegance, fruit, quality, aromas and flavors rather than quantity.

    Each Chateau will have you taste their premium wine and what we call the 'second' wine of the estate. Sometimes, Chateau owners also add a tasting of some other wine if they happen to be the owners of another Chateau in Bordeaux. So basically, at each winery visited it will be 2 to maximum 4 wines tasted.

    If you wish to taste more wine, lunch in Saint Emilion is a perfect location to sample other appellations - it is easy to order wines by the glass. To further enhance your wine experience, it is always possible to buy some bottles at the wineries visited. Bordeaux has also a very large number of wine bars where you can enjoy a further tasting experience. Ask your guide for great recommendations.
  • Is lunch included on this private wine tour from Bordeaux?

    No, we never include lunch on our private tours. However, if you would like to include lunch don't hesitate to reach out to us and we will be happy to make the necessary arrangements for you. It is also possible to ask your guide for suggestions. On this full day tour, free time for lunch will be given in Saint Emilion where there are different possible options.
  • What is a Margaux Wine?

    Margaux wine refers to one of the most famous wines produced in the Bordeaux wine region called the Medoc. At its best, Margaux wine is the most seductive and perfumed of all Bordeaux wines. The grape varieties often found in Margaux wines are a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and to a lesser extent Cabernet Franc. Petit Verdot occasionally makes it into the blend but this being a very delicate grape to grow, the climate of the vintage has its importance.

    Margaux wines have a complex bouquet with fruity aromas of raspberry, cherry, and red currant, but also floral, spicy, and roasted aromas. The wines on the palate are powerful and the ageing of the wines can last from 5 to 30 years.

    We usually include a visit & wine tasting in a Chateau of the Margaux appellation on this Medoc & Saint Emilion wine tour.
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