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

    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
  • BORDEAUX PRIVATE FULL DAY WINE TOUR - TASTING FEES FOR 3 WINERIES

    € 90.00

    /pers - all participants
    Visit & Wine tasting fees per person in 3 carefully selected wineries during your full day wine tour in Bordeaux
  • PICNIC LUNCH IN A CHATEAU WINERY OF THE BORDEAUX VINEYARD

    € 50.00

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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 - From Bordeaux City to Le Verdon Cruise Port Small Group Private Medoc Wine Tour

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From Bordeaux City to Le Verdon Cruise Port Small Group Private Medoc Wine Tour

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Pick up in Bordeaux City and Medoc Wine Tour before reaching your Cruise Ship in Le Verdon

Highlights

  • Medoc Wine Tour with pick up in Bordeaux and drop off in Le Verdon
  • Visit and Wine tasting in carefully selected Bordeaux Wineries
  • Local Tour Guide, Expert in Bordeaux Wines
  • Tour can be customized to suit your interests

Program & Itinerary

Embark on a vibrant Sightseeing Shore Excursion from Bordeaux Port of Call and reach Le Verdon.First, we will come and pick you up directly at your Cruise Ship in Bordeaux. Meet your driver/guide who speaks impeccable English - other languages are possible on request. Your guide will go over the itinerary and program with you. It will then be time to board your A/C vehicle and begin to make your way ...

Embark on a vibrant Sightseeing Shore Excursion from Bordeaux Port of Call and reach Le Verdon.

Pick up at your Cruise Ship in Bordeaux City

First, we will come and pick you up directly at your Cruise Ship in Bordeaux. Meet your driver/guide who speaks impeccable English - other languages are possible on request. Your guide will go over the itinerary and program with you. It will then be time to board your A/C vehicle and begin to make your way to the Médoc Wine producing region.

Begin your Sightseeing Day Trip From Bordeaux

Departing from Bordeaux City, this Bordeaux Wine Tour Sightseeing Shore Excursion will take you to some of the most famed wine-producing appellations of Bordeaux. With a full day wine tasting tour in the Medoc, you’ll discover one of France’s most admired wine-growing regions. Beginners and seasoned wine connoisseurs alike will find plenty to love on this guided tour of Medoc led by local experts.

Drawing on local knowledge and a real love of wine, our guides will fill you in on this unique and beautiful region, and you’ll discover what makes Medoc wines so special. Ophorus guides are hand-picked and English-speaking (other languages on request), so you’ll get the most out of your experience. After your wine tour in the Médoc, you will be dropped off in Le Verdon Cruise Port.

Commented Tastings in 2 or 3 top rated Wineries

Today, you will visit two or three wineries in the local area, which are carefully selected Classified Growth Chateau or Cru Bourgeois estates. This gives you a chance to gain an excellent understanding of the wines produced here, whether as an introduction to wines or to expand on your existing knowledge.

You will participate in your first stop for a visit and wine tasting at a chateau. This will be followed by a scenic drive along the mythical ‘Route des Chateaux’ or castle road, which is a road lined with several renowned wineries. After this, you’ll have some free time for lunch in Pauillac.

In the afternoon, you’ll partake in 1 or 2 more chateau visits and tastings. Once you’ve been guided around the Medoc wine region you’ll gain expert knowledge of this world-renowned wine making region.

On an Ophorus guided tour you’ll taste the rich reds that the area is famous for whatever your tastes, a full-day tour is a wonderful chance to have a fun day out and learn more about one of France’s most beloved exports.

In addition to the local wines, you’ll find the delightful surroundings of the various wine estates a perfect way in which to appreciate the region’s rural beauty. You’ll find the local guides both knowledgeable and friendly, making a real difference to your experience for the day. Travel in comfort on our minivans, and you’ll soon be on your way to discovering the wonders of Medoc wines.

Please note that this tour ends in Le Verdon Sur Mer Cruise Port and does not go back to Bordeaux City Center.

This tour is highly recommended for those whose Cruise Ship makes the first stop in Bordeaux before moving Le Verdon Cruise Ports. If your Cruise Ship docks in Bordeaux without moving, then you can participate in one of our full-day tours that depart and return to Bordeaux Port of Call.

Information for these tours is here: Shore Excursions from Bordeaux Cruise Port. Please note that this tour can be fully customized to your wishes and we can include all tasting fees, restaurant reservations and meals.

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  • Pick up at Your Ship in Bordeaux or Bassens Cruise Port

  • Visit and wine tasting at 1st winery

  • Follow the Chateau Road, lined with World Famous Wineries

  • Visit and wine tasting at 2nd winery

  • Free time for lunch near Pauillac

  • Visit and wine tasting at 3rd winery

  • Drop off at Cruise Ship in Le Verdon Cruise Port

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Ophorus Tours - From Bordeaux City to Le Verdon Cruise Port Small Group Private Medoc Wine Tour
Ophorus Tours - From Bordeaux City to Le Verdon Cruise Port Small Group Private Medoc Wine Tour
Ophorus Tours - From Bordeaux City to Le Verdon Cruise Port Small Group Private Medoc Wine Tour

Know before you book

  • If you want to share your tour with others, you can put it on Cruise Critic. Most of the time this gives good results. You must do this yourself as we are not accepted on their site as a professional business. We accept split payment transactions by credit card.
  • Small group, personalized experiences
  • 8 hour Private Tour to Medoc - pick up Bordeaux - drop off Le Verdon
  • Worry free shore Excursion, guaranteed return to Ship
  • Tasting fees can be included during the booking process
  • Tour involves some walking, comfortable walking shoes are recommended
  • 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

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

Quai Louis XVIII Cruise Berth Bordeaux

Departure

Pick up at Cruise Ship – Bordeaux or Bassens Ports of Call.
Please proceed to exit where your guide will be waiting for you with a sign bearing lead traveler name.

Return

Drop off at Cruise Ship in Le Verdon Port of Call

Included / excluded

Included

  • Pick up at Cruise Ship in Bordeaux
  • Drop off at Cruise Ship in Le Verdon
  • Pre-booking in 2 or 3 Selected wineries
  • English speaking driver wine/guide
  • Bottled water in the minivan
  • Travel in fully equipped A/C minivans
  • Wifi on board the vehicle

Excluded

  • Tasting fees in the wineries
  • Meals and drinks
  • Personal insurance and expenses
  • Gratuities for the guide

FAQ

  • Who conducts these Bordeaux Shore Excursions?

    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, like the St Emilion underground monuments and so on.

    In some regions, where wine tours prevail (Bordeaux, Alsace) the tours are conducted by professional local guides, that are experts in Wines.
  • What type of vehicles are used during a Bordeaux Shore Excursion?

    Our company uses only premium cars & minivans that are recent, comfortable and fully equipped including individual A/C, shaded windows and large leg space.
  • What should I expect on a Shore Excursion with Ophorus?

    As a specialized France Tour Operator and tours & activities provider, we organize worry free shore excursions departing from all cruise ports in France. Our professional team of travel advisors, drivers and guides speak fluent English, are experts in the destination and all our shore excursions take place on board premium vehicles.

    All our shore excursions in France include pick up and drop off at your ship, once you have exited the Cruise Port terminal. We will always indicate where your driver/guide will be waiting for you. Our itineraries and programs are customized to suit your needs and never include side visits or stops that you had not confirmed. We guarantee your return to ship on time and have a very flexible cancellation policy. All tours can be cancelled up to 48 hours before the tour.

    All our shore excursions are for small groups only, we do not cater for groups larger than 20 persons. Typically, we use premium minivans that will take up to 7 or 8 persons maximum. If your group is larger, then we will provide a small minibus but no larger than 20 passenger seats.
  • Can we choose which wineries we will visit on this trip to Medoc?

    Yes, we will be happy to make the pre-bookings for your winery tours of Medoc. Please note that most wineries open their doors to visitors but some high end wineries such as Chateau Margaux, Chateau La Tour 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 tour with Ophorus.
  • Can one visit Chateau Margaux, Chateau Latour, Château Mouton Rothschild or Château Lafite Rothschild?

    Chateau Margaux is the lead winery located in the appellation that bears its name. This is certainly one of the most frequent questions that we have. YES, it is possible to visit Chateau Margaux. Don't hesitate to contact us at the time of planning your coming to Bordeaux. If you want to book Chateau Margaux just a few days before you arrive then forget it!

    To book a tour to Margaux, you need to take into consideration that the number of visits per day are limited as are the number of guests. All bookings must be made a long time ahead of your tour date. If you contact us directly, our dedicated team of Bordeaux Winery Bookings will be pleased to design your Bordeaux wine tour itinerary.

    YES, it is possible to visit Chateau Mouton Rothschild in the Pauillac appellation. We do not include the visit of this winery on our regular scheduled tour as the cost of the visit & tasting is of 80€ per person (2020 season). If you would like us to book a visit for you and your party, don't hesitate to contact our team and we can organise a fully customizable private tour just for you that will include this winery.

    YES, it is possible to visit Chateau Lafite Rothschild in the Pauillac appellation. We do not include the visit of this winery on our regular scheduled tour as the number of visits & guests are limited per day. If you would like us to book a visit for you and your party, don't hesitate to contact our team and we can organise a fully customizable private tour just for you that will include this winery.

    NO, it is not possible to visit Chateau Latour. Only wine professionals or wine merchants can follow a visit and participate in a wine tasting session at this winery. If you want to visit & wine taste you will have to prove that you are in the wine trade as this will be asked by the administration of the winery.
  • Are the Winery Tours private in Bordeaux?

    Yes, we do our best to privatize the wine tasting sessions during our Private Bordeaux Shore Excursions. This means that you will follow a private visit of the winery, followed by a private commented wine tasting session.
  • How many / much wines are served in the Wineries?

    In Bordeaux, the Wineries will typically serve 1 to 3 wines during the tasting sessions. It is always the wine produced by the chateau that will be tasted. Usually the first and second wine of the estate.

    Important note: For all our guests who have experienced wine tours in other countries, please note that the average pour of wine in Bordeaux is less important than in other destinations. Even though we strive to work with Wineries that are more generous, they remain the only ones that can determine the quantity of wine poured in a glass.
  • Is it possible to visit a Barrel making facility?

    Yes. Instead of visiting 3 wineries during the day it is possible to add the visit of a barrel making facility - Cooperage. During the booking process it will be possible for you to choose from different options. If you would like to visit a barrel making facility then choose the option with 2 wine tastings sessions and the barrel making tour.  

    Please note that this option is only possible from Monday to Friday.
  • Should I bring something specific for this Shore Excursion?

    Always check the weather before you follow one of our shore excursions. By doing so, adapt your clothing to the local weather conditions. On one of our shore excursions we will not require you to bring your passport but it is always better to have some type of ID just in case. We strongly recommend that you bring with you a photocopy of any ID. Good walking shoes are always recommended in France as you never know on what type of grounds you might be walking.
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