Tour code: 5617BEACHWINE

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Book this Bordeaux super saver, with lunch included, and save 8% compared to booking the tours separately

Combine two of the most popular Bordeaux excursions into one full-day including magnificent châteaux, picturesque vineyards, wine tasting and fresh oysters in the Bay of Arcachon and Médoc wine region. With this Bordeaux Super Saver, you'll experience the best of the region in one day at a discount. Group size is limited to eight people, ensuring more personalized attention from your guide.

Highlights

  • Full-day wine, château and oyster tasting tour around Bordeaux
  • Travel to the Bay of Arcachon, known for its oysters and home to Europe's largest sand dune
  • Visit two châteaux in the Médoc wine region for vineyard tours and wine tastings paired with small bites
  • Learn about the Bordeaux region from your knowledgeable guide
  • Picnic lunch and all tastings included
  • Small-group tour limited to eight people ensures a more personalized experience

Why Our Insiders Chose This Tour

The climb to the top of the Dune du Pyla isn't easy, but the views from the top are well worth the effort! Combining this with oyster and wine tasting is a perfect way to experience the highlights of Aquitaine.

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What You Can Expect

Bordeaux Super Saver: Small-Group Trip to Arcachon with Oyster Tasting and Lunch plus Médoc Wine Tour

Learn about the famous Medoc wines on the second part of your super saver tour

Arcachon Bay Half-Day Trip (morning)
Get picked up near Place des Quinconces in the center of Bordeaux in a climate-controlled minivan to begin the 45-minute drive to the Bay of Arcachon. During the trip, enjoy the view as you learn about the region from your knowledgeable guide.

Your first stop a the Bay of Arcachon is Pyla Dune (Dune du Pyla), Europe's largest sand dune. Join your guide for an invigorating hike to the top, affording you excellent views over the bay, the Atlantic Ocean and the Landes Forest.

Descend the dune and climb back into the minivan for a driving tour of some of the charming bay-front towns, followed by a visit to one of the famous local oyster farms. There, meet an oyster farmer to hear about the traditional cultivation methods they still use today while you sample a half-dozen fresh Arcachon oysters. Wash it down with some white wine.

Return to Bordeaux for a picnic lunch with the group before the start of the afternoon tour.

Médoc Wine Tour (afternoon)
After an enjoyable lunch, get back into the minivan for the scenic drive along what's known as the Château Route in the Médoc wine region. Pass famous wine châteaux like Mouton-Rothschild, Latour or Margaux, and enjoy a few stops en route for photos as you learn more about Bordeaux wine from your guide.

Stop at the first of two winery visits of the afternoon at a family-run château for a tour of the vineyard, traditional vat room and cellar. Learn what it takes to properly taste wine and try your new skills as you taste some of the château's wines.

The next stop is one of the most distinguished classified growth châteaux in the region. Though the precise château you visit will vary depending on the day, it may include Lagrange, Siran, Chasse-Spleen, Gruaud-Larose, Lascombes or Lamarque. At the second château, see both the vineyards and vat room as you hear about what it takes to make these esteemed wines. Sample the estate's wines with some traditional French hors d'oeuvres such as freshly baked bread, cured meats and local cheeses.

Return to Bordeaux in the evening.

Customer Reviews

Adrian G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

very enjoyable with a lovely guide. We had a lovely day.

Calfejj

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

We met our guide, Stephane, at the Bordovino office in Bordeaux and started our adventure. Our small group of eight travelers quickly bonded and had a delightful day. The dune climb was a bit challenging but we were rewarded with a spectacular view and a refreshment break of fresh oysters and a crisp, dry white wine. After lunch, Stephane, switched our focus to wine tastings at Chateau Chasse Spleen and Chateau Gruaud La Rose, the latter of which was a gorgeous property. Stephane was well versed in his extensive knowledge of wines and the rich history of the region. He also helped us assemble a selection of wines for shipment back to the States. In addition to the wines we purchased at the Chateaux, Bordovino has a large selection available at their office and, if you are shipping out of the area, you can avoid the value added tax. A great day overall!

Sally L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

I really like our tour guides. They are very humble and tell us everything about our tour in Bordeaux.

Terje N

4 star rating: Recommended October 2015

Comfortable transport, knowledgeable guides / drivers. Recommend this trip for anyone.

Bisola W

4 star rating: Recommended July 2015

The trip was fantastic value for money and a great way of exploring the region. The trip to the Dune du Pilat was definitely a highlight and the view was amazing. The trip to Medoc in the afternoon provided a great introduction to wine making and the guides were very knowledgeable and very keen to answer questions.

Evelynne S

4 star rating: Recommended July 2014

We loved the experience and content. Kevin was a great tour guide and we highly recommend him. Only recommendation relates to the van - morning van was good, but we got changed in the afternoon to a van that did not have A/C in the back and it was very hot (and after some wine and with twisty roads it was not good). Also, if the guide could have their commentary amplified when in the van - hard to impossible to hear in the back. Overall, good day - would have been a 5 star if we had A/C in the afternoon van.

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