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  • Location:Bordeaux, France
  • Duration:10 hours (approx.)

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

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Book this Bordeaux super saver, with lunch included, and save 9% compared to booking the tours separately

Enjoy a full day of gorgeous vineyards, stunning châteaux, fine wine and fresh oysters as you visit the Médoc wine region and the Bay of Arcachon for guided tours and tastings. Combining two best-selling tours at a discounted price, this Bordeaux Super Saver lets you take advantage of the Bordeaux region’s many delights in one day. Numbers are limited to eight people on this small-group tour, ensuring a more personalized Bordeaux experience.


  • 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)
You’ll be picked up from central Bordeaux near Place des Quinconces for your half-day trip to Arcachon. Travel 45 minutes by air-conditioned minivan to the beautiful Bay of Arcachon, learning facts about the region from your guide along the way.

When you arrive, start with a visit to Pyla Dune (Dune du Pyla), the biggest sand dune in Europe. Hike to the top of the dune and enjoy amazing views of the Landes forest, the Bay of Arcachon and the Atlantic Ocean.

Next, drive through the beautiful villages surrounding the Bay of Arcachon. Your guide will then take you to one of the many local oyster farms, for which this area is famous.

Meet an oyster producer and learn about the traditional methods of oyster cultivation as you enjoy a tasting of six fresh Arcachon oysters paired with a glass of white wine.

Then, head back to Bordeaux to enjoy a picnic lunch with your group before your afternoon tour.

Médoc Wine Tour (afternoon)
After lunch, drive along the scenic Château Route of Bordeaux's lovely Médoc wine region. Admire views of famous châteaux such as Margaux, Latour or Mouton-Rothschild, and stop along the way for photo opportunities and commentary from your guide.

Arrive at the first château, a charming family-run estate. Visit the vineyards, tour the traditional vat room and discover the cellar before taking part in a wine workshop. You'll experience the steps of a proper tasting and learn to identify the flavors and aromas. Practice these techniques as you sample some of the château's wines.

Next, head to a classified growth château, one of the most prestigious châteaux in the region. The exact château visited varies, but may include Lamarque, Chasse-Spleen, Siran, Gruaud-Larose, Lagrange or Lascombes. Visit the vineyards and the vat room, and learn about the winemaking process from vine to bottle. Taste more wine paired with French appetizers including local cheese, fresh bread and saucisson (dried sausage).

You’ll head back to Bordeaux in the evening to conclude your full-day tour.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

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

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!

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.

4 star rating: Recommended October 2015

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

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.

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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