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

Bordeaux, France
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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.
  • 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 Travelers Choose This Tour

This super saver tour saves both time and money by visiting two popular day trip destinations in one day.
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.
Stop At:  
Dune du Pilat
Climb the Pyla Sand Dune
Duration: 60 Minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Pass By:  
Bordovino Wine Tours
Enjoy a tour with Bordovino a la francaise !
Admission Ticket Free

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Exceptional tour
Pauline B
, Oct 2019
The day was filled with exceptional experiences from seeing the Pilat Dune where coffee was served to the group on the dune to lunching in the premises of Bordovino with nice wine to visiting the nice winery and tasting wine accompanied with cheese, sausages and chocolate. We had an amazing girl who accompanied us all day. This tour was worth every penny we paid.
Vincent leads the way
, Aug 2019
Warmly welcomed by Vincent, we travelled to the Pilat Sand dune which was a delightful surprise, much more interesting than I expected. On to oyster tasting at Arcechon, a quaint, rustic seaside village; beautiful oysters. Back to Bordeaux for a picnic lunch where my dietary requirements were well catered for and off to the Medoc for two wine tastings at different chateaux. A great way to explore the surrounds of Bordeaux with a very hospitable and knowledgeable guide- bravo Vincent!
Wonderful fun filled day!
, Jul 2019
We very much enjoyed Guil our host and driver and I was not expecting the trip to the sand dunes and a wonderful oyster or prawns lunch and wine and also the picnic lunch as well back at the office! Great trip and would do again!
Lots of surprise at all !!
, Aug 2018
Cold white wine served at the top of the sand dome, Arcachon, wonderful !! 1st surpriseDelicious #2 Arcachon oysters, of course at our own cost, 2nd supriseGood lunch at over few hundred-year-old mansion in Bordeaux old city, with red wine, 3rd surpriseVisit two chateau, with wonderful wine tasting and guide tour, 4th surpriseThanks to cheerful tour guide Jim, left us a wonderful memory of Bordeaux !!!
A great day with a friendly, helpful...
Audrey H
, Aug 2017
A great day with a friendly, helpful and informative guide. So sorry as I cannot remember his name but he was young and previously lived in Paris. The size of the group and vehicle were also good. The sand dunes were amazing with stunning views of the sea and the forest at the top. Be prepared for a well worth climb up the dunes. I did it fine at the age of 68! Then we drove to the oyster farms and had a delicious lunch of oysters outdoors overlooking the boats and sea - magic! The afternoon was also most informative and pleasant . I learnt a lot of new facts about wine making and enjoyed sampling some good wines! In all, a wonderful day in which you also saw much of the surrounding scenery around Bordeaux without having to drive yourself!
It was a nice combination of sand...
Kristin A
, Jul 2017
It was a nice combination of sand, oysters and wine. First part was very good, nice host. Lunch/picnic was not what I have expected. A baguette and a glass of wine in a crowded kitchen where I was put on a chair with a little space on a table. Second half, the wine in Medoc, was dissapointing because I have chosen an english tour, but we were three which spoke english and five french, so I felt that it was a lot waste of time since they had to do all in two languages.
The tour hardly offered any...
Irene Y
, Jul 2017
The tour hardly offered any commentary during the hours of transportation which was a waste of our time. You pay for transfers and brief tours by 2 château operators. Tasting was ok but did not include premium wines we tasted at similarly priced tours. The baguette lunch was embarrassingly cheap.
A wonderful day out with a large...
Ken W
, Jul 2017
A wonderful day out with a large variety of things to do, Jerome our guide was great and very entertaining. Loved the oysters and the wine especially!
So nice!!!! I highly recommend...
Andrea L
, May 2017
So nice!!!! I highly recommend this tour,nice guide,small group,the dune is great,the oysters were fresh and tasty
Amazing experience climbing the sand...
Priscilla C
, Jul 2016
Amazing experience climbing the sand dune. View at the top was spectacular and we were even rewarded with a glass of wine. Both tour guides were knowledgeable and very approachable. Also enjoyed our time at the different wineries.. Very educational trip and the food platter offered along with the wine tasting during the last stop was delicious. Highly recommended.

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