Numbers are limited to eight people on this small-group tour, ensuring you'll receive personalized attention from your local guide.
- Half-day wine tour through the Médoc region from Bordeaux
- Enjoy a wine tasting at two classified growth chateaux
- Transport by air-conditioned minivan
- Maximum of 8 people on this small-group tour offers a personal wine experience
What You Can Expect
The Médoc produces some of the most renowned red wines in the Bordeaux wine region and offers some of the best wine-tasting opportunities in the whole of France. Start your half-day tour with a wine tasting at a prestigious classified growth chateau known for its high-quality wine. During your tasting, learn about the wine-making process and techniques involved.
Back in your comfortable minivan, enjoy the drive along the Route des Chateaux (the ‘Castle Road’), which will take you past some beautiful French chateaux, including the iconic Margaux, as well as Palmer. As you admire the scenic views, your expert guide will explain the fascinating history of the chateaux in the Médoc region.
Arrive at your next stop, another classified growth chateau, where you will enjoy a wine-tasting and learn more about the estate, the wine-making process and the different wines of the region. Relax on the drive back to Bordeaux, admiring the beautiful countryside once more.
The estates visited will either be from the Classified Growth or Crus Bourgeois appellations.
It was a very fun and informative tour. Our guide, Marion, was very knowledgeable and attentive towards us during the trip. We liked that she also showed us attractions in Bordeaux itself and not only the vineyards and chateaux. Overall, it was a great tour and a nice way to spend the day.
Trip was great. Very knowledgeable guide.
Perfect, just the right intro to Bordeaux, the guide was very helpful and gavee good info for the rest of our visit.
Good experience to see actual wineries and to know the difference in making wine by each winery.
All in all a good tour and entertaining
The guide was great, very dedicated to his job and we had a lovely day! The wineries were lovely and the people very friendly, saw some beautiful scenery. It was very easy to do the booking in the Iphone and just show the voucher rather than having to print it off - I would definitely recommend this trip.
The Medoc tour we took via aviator from Bordeaux was underwhelming. The tour operator did did seem very organized and the chateau's we visited were not as grand as I was expecting. A positive note is that both wineries staffed professional, knowledgeable wine experts. Our guide talked way too much.
We were the only two people on the tour which made it nice and private. Our driver/tour guide was fluent in English and knowledgeable about wines - like us. Now the bad news.....Because we rented a car, we could have easily driven to the two wineries ourselves. We had no control over which wineries the company chose and how well they were rated. In France, you have to take a tour of each winery before a tasting - seeing the same vats, barrels and listening about how to make wine over and over again. Some interesting facts were gathered and fun seeing the different wineries, but overall boring and time consuming. In all led up to....We were very disappointed that only 2 wines were poured for tasting and very, very small pours. That was it. For $157 plus tip to guide, we spent over $180 - big rip off. I would recommend renting your own car, calling the wineries you want to see, and book yourself.
The tour guide picked us up 30 minutes late, she was harried and rushed during the entire tour. She rushed us because she said she was late, she continued to rush us through the tastings and then told us we did not have enough time to drive down the road of the Chateaus in Medoc, which was one of the main reasons we booked the tour. She rushed back and dropped us off 15 minutes early. The result was our tour was cut short by 45 minutes and because of this one of the main aspects of the tour was omitted. all of this, through no fault of our, but because she was late and wanted to be back early. I intend to ask for a refund of part of the fee that I paid for this tour since the tour was incomplete.
Dale Coco MD