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Bordeaux Vineyards Wine Tasting Half-Day Trip

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Bordeaux, France
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iconOffered in: English and 1 more

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Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Face masks required for guides in public areas
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Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Guides required to regularly wash hands
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Overview

Discover the subterranean cellars and winemaking secrets of the Bordeaux wine region on a half-day tour from Bordeaux. Admire sweeping vistas of the picturesque countryside as you travel by air-conditioned coach to prestigious wineries in the appellations of either Saint-Emillion or Mèdoc. Descend into the ancient cellars and see oak barrels of refined wines before marveling at expansive sprawls of vineyards. Pamper your palate with delicious samples of wine and gain fascinating insight into the wines’ delicate flavors and meticulous manufacture.
  • Tour of two wine chateaux, including tastings
  • Discover Bordeaux's winemaking history and heritage with your guide
  • Explore winemaking territories such as Médoc, Saint-Emillion, and Sauternes
  • Tour the cellars and stroll through the vineyards of some of Bordeaux’s age-old wineries
  • Taste the wines for yourself and gain an insight into their delicate flavors
  • Travel by air-conditioned coach
Wine tasting (volume according French regulations)
Professional guide (who will be speaking both French and English during the tour)
Air-conditioned vehicle
Gratuities
Food and drinks, unless specified
Hotel pickup and drop off

Departure Point

Tourist Information Office, 12 Cours du 30 Juillet, 33000 Bordeaux, France

Departure Time

1:30 PM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
After pickup from a centrally located spot, escape the metropolitan bustle of Bordeaux and travel to lands of verdant vineyards in an air-conditioned coach. Marvel as the views from your coach transform from city sprawl to a spellbinding natural tableau of rolling hills and beautiful vineyards, and listen as your guide offers fascinating insight into the rich geological and historical heritage of the winemaking region, which dates back to the 8th century.

Depending on the day of your tour, visit two different wineries and vineyards unless touring St-Emilion. See the picturesque territories of each region and delve into the underground cellars of the wineries to taste refined samples produced on the property. Please see the Itinerary section for a daily schedule of each winery. 

After two tastings, return to your vehicle and relax during the journey back to central Bordeaux.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Office de Tourisme de Bordeaux
This is the meeting point for the tour. Please wait for the guide and follow him to the coach. You can also visit the boutique with lots of nice souvenirs.
Duration: 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • This tour is open to adults over 18 only
  • Please note the tour is conducted in English and French at the same time
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Max travelers: 40 people
  • This tour is made to give a good overview of the Bordeaux vineyards
  • Bourg & Blaye and Entre-deux-Mers: regions with small wine estates, the opportunity to meet the owner
  • A minimum of 5 people is required to confirm the tour; in case minimum numbers are not reached we will offer to reschedule or refund
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 40 travelers
  • OPERATED BY OT Bordeaux

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Bordeaux Vineyards Wine Tasting Half-Day Trip?
A:
The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
See all safety measures taken by Bordeaux Vineyards Wine Tasting Half-Day Trip.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Bordeaux Vineyards Wine Tasting Half-Day Trip?
A:
The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Bordeaux Vineyards Wine Tasting Half-Day Trip.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Bordeaux Vineyards Wine Tasting Half-Day Trip?
A:
The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
See all safety measures taken by Bordeaux Vineyards Wine Tasting Half-Day Trip.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Bordeaux Vineyards Wine Tasting Half-Day Trip?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 40 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Bordeaux Vineyards Wine Tasting Half-Day Trip.

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Traveler Tips


  • "Half a day was just the right amount of time." See review
  • "A great look at the traditional Château and beautiful countryside." See review
  • "It was a very nice trip, would be nice to have more time on the vineyards but is totally understandable due to the limited time we had." See review

Reviews

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HIGHLY RECOMMEND
Ginelle_B
, Sep. 2020
This was excellent! Christine was a gem and we really appreciated the warmth and interaction . Highly recommended
star-3
If you speak French recommended
Diana_D
, Sep. 2020
Ok but for native French speakers. Translate was not accurate and waste of time in translation. Wine was good
star-5
Amazing
Negin_R
, Mar. 2020
Beautiful view, amazing experience and it was really comfortable for a solo traveler like me! I really enjoyed it, thank you!
star-4
the guide was amazing and shared so much with us
mohamadsabbah7
, Feb. 2020
excellent tour for the price you pay - we went for half day to the Médoc region. good and cheap way to quickly visit the region and learn so much from the guide about the different wines and Chateau. it also included a tasting of 4 wines at 2 different chateau!
star-5
Wine tasting in February
edelcallaghan5
, Feb. 2020
A lovely day out - got to see a lot of the Bordeaux region, Glass on wine and onion soup in St Emilion village
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Too much talking, not enough tasting.
ashaleemd
, Feb. 2020
The tour involved just so much talking and history of wine. We didn't really get to taste much, just two wines per vinyard, after standing in cold store rooms for more than an hour each.
star-3
It was ok!
goa_ele_love
, Oct. 2019
It was ‘ok’. The tour guide talked the whole journey, and I mean non-stop, which was a bit annoying. When we arrived at St Emilion, a few of us went to the toilet and told her we were, and asked she wait for us so we could join the tour to the underground church, which was optional. She said ‘yes’ of course, but despite us only taking a few minutes, she walked off without us. We literally had to run to catch up. Don’t say yes, but then leave! The underground church viewing took far too long. What started as interesting, quickly became boring. I’d strongly recommend you opt out and spend the time in the town instead. There’s nothing of interest in there. It’s dark, dank, cold and like I said, biting after about 10 mins. I think we were in there for about half hour!!! We tried to get out but the door was locked, so had to endure it. I wish we’d gone for a glass of wine or shopping in the pretty town instead. We then had about 20 mins in the town before boarding the coach again to go for wine tasting. Again, it was just ok. To call it wine tasting is overdoing it. It was literally a ‘drip’ of wine. We got to test two wines. Nobody expects a glass of wine, not even half or quarter of a glass, but honestly, despite not being a ‘drinker’, it barely wet my lips. Very disappointing. Many people were saying the same thing! It was nice to visit St Emilion, even if briefly. I’d have liked to score higher and be more enthusiastic about it but I can’t.
star-4
Pleasant evening for wine tasting
antwniailia
, Oct. 2019
Beautiful feedback across the whole trip about wine and châteaux. A day to spent if you are in Bordeaux.
star-4
Highly recommend
93dinam
, Oct. 2019
I went on Thursday 3rd of October. The guide on the bus was SO good. He didnt just give us a history of Bordeaux that he had read in 5 mins from a lonely planet book as many often do. He gave us history, word etymologies, explained culture and language, al in the trip to the vineyard. Such an excellent guide, very pleasant and professional and didnt even ask if we "could leave a review". The first lady at Chateux Auzac (brown hair) was formidable, a wealth of information, no question she did not know the answer to. The tour was great, and we got to learn a lot about the wine making process. The second location was less commercial so got to see the process a bit. Tour guiding wasnt super like the last one. My only criticism is that we didnt get to go to a vineyard or see any of the processes really of wine making. If possible, this could be added on for when I bring my mum next time! The coach was super clean and comfortable.
star-3
Overall disappointing but good sights
Nomad31725
, Oct. 2019
Disorganised at the start. Group too large. Guide should have used a marker eg flag to find him. One part was a steep downhill walk - we should have been advised to bring strong shoes. The wine tasting was brief and the group too large. Water should have been offered. The English of the young French woman at the winery wasn’t quite adequate in this setting.

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