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

Spend a full day exploring the famous wine regions around Bordeaux with this Bordeaux Super Saver tour to Médoc and either St-Emilion or Graves. Visit both smaller family-run wineries and well-respected classified growth châteaux during your tour, learning about Bordeaux wines and wine-making from your knowledgeable guide. Take guided vineyard and wine cellar tours and sample the wines produced at the châteaux, accompanied by local cheese and bread. Take a midday break for a picnic lunch in Bordeaux. Group size is limited to eight people to ensure more personalized attention from your guide.

Highlights

  • Full-day wine tour from Bordeaux
  • Choose a day trip combining Graves and Médoc or Médoc and St-Emilion, a UNESCO World Heritage-Listed village
  • Visit châteaux and family-run wine estates for guided vineyard and cellar tours
  • Sample several red and white wines paired with French bread and cheese
  • Learn about Bordeaux winemaking and proper tasting techniques
  • Enjoy a picnic lunch in Bordeaux
  • Small group limited to eight people ensures a more personalized experience

What You Can Expect

Bordeaux Super Saver: Médoc Wine Tour and Lunch plus St-Emilion or Graves

If you choose to go to St Emilion, wander the streets of this UNESCO World Heritage-listed village

Indulge in a wine lover's delight with this full-day Bordeaux Super Saver experience. Visit the famed Médoc wine region and combine that with either a visit to the UNESCO-listed town of St-Emilion or the Graves region, the only wine region where Grand Cru wines in both colors are produced. Both options include visits to wine estates and châteaux for vineyard tours and guided wine tastings, and both include a picnic lunch in Bordeaux.

Itinerary

Graves and Médoc Full-Day Wine Tour
Leave Bordeaux and drive southeast to Graves, a wine region situated on the left bank of the Garonne river. Stretching more than 31 miles (50 km), Graves is named for its gravelly soil, resulting from Ice Age glaciers that left quartz deposits underground. Unique among Bordeaux’s subregion, Graves is famed as much for its red wines as for its whites. It is the only district producing Grand Cru wines of both colors, most notably the Premier Grand Cru châteaux Haut-Brion (dry red and dry white) and d'Yquem (sweet white).

Visit a classified-growth château and a family-owned wine estate for guided tours, followed by wine tastings paired with French bread and cheese. During the tours, you’ll learn about the winemaking process, from vine to bottle, and discover the different varietals made in the Bordeaux regions.

Return to Bordeaux for a picnic lunch before driving north along the Château Route to Médoc, a famous wine region located on the left bank of the Gironde estuary. Médoc is known for its red wines, particularly merlot and cabernet sauvignon.

Visit a charming family-owned château estate for a guided tour followed by an informative tasting session. You’ll learn proper tasting techniques and discover how to identify flavors and aromas as you sample some of the château’s wines.

Your last stop is one of the most prestigious châteaux in Bordeaux. Take a tour of this classified-growth estate before tasting its wines with bread and cheese. Afterward, head back to Bordeaux to conclude your full-day wine tour.

Médoc and St-Emilion Full-Day Wine Tour
Venture north of Bordeaux to the Médoc region, where you’ll visit a classified-growth château and family-owned wine estate for guided tours and wine tastings with bread and cheese (same itinerary as above).

Return to Bordeaux for a picnic lunch with your group before making your way to St-Emilion, a UNESCO World Heritage-listed village with Romanesque churches and prehistoric ruins stretching along steep, narrow streets. Though St-Emilion is one of the smaller regions, it is one of the main red wine areas of Bordeaux along with Médoc, Graves and Pomerol. The primary grapes grown here are merlot and cabernet franc.

Visit a charming, intimate family-run estate on the right bank, where you’ll learn tasting tips and sample the château’s wines during an informative wine-tasting session.

In the late afternoon, visit a classified-growth estate overlooking the St-Emilion vineyards. Take a tour of this prestigious château and then enjoy an aperitif with bread and cheese in the tasting room.

Follow with an evening tour of the village of St-Emilion. Learn about the history and architecture of this atmospheric village as you explore with your guide, before heading back to Bordeaux to conclude your full-day wine tour

Customer Reviews

Hiu Kwong L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

A lot of time well spent in the wine wasting. The aroma workshop also help us to understand wine better

Lynette A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Loved this tour. Amazing chateaus. Good guides.
The only comment would be that it would have been good to know up front that we could buy wine and ship back to Australia from the tour office. Instead we purchased at cellar doors where the shipping was incredibly expensive. Had we of known we would have purchased from the tour office and shipped heaps home for 50 euro. Otherwise great day

Cookie

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2014

Wonderful day and a wealth of information about the French wine making processes. The guides were lovely and very knowledgable and patient!
It can get a bit drawn out with four winery tours on the one day, but I definitely learned something new at each place!
Would recommend this to anyone

Jennifer K

3 star rating: Worth doing April 2015

The chateaus were beautiful. My biggest problem was lunch. You are gone from 9:44am-7:30pm and all we got was a cup of couscous and a muffin. It was also weird eating in the tour guides office. I've been to other torus where they bring you a bag lunch and you eat on the property. Not sufficent for a day.

David M

2 star rating: It was OK, but could have been better June 2015

Not very well organised. This tour operator was not directly connected to The Bordeaux Office of Tourism and so the standards were not as high. The guides were late, the transport was small and cramped and many things were disorganised. The wineries were also not of the same quality in terms of tour information and enthusiasm as the ones offered by The Bordeaux Office of Tourism. The guides were friendly and nice but the overall package was not great. The lunch was a hastily put together plastic bag pack lunch and not a nice sit down lunch as with the other tours we went on.

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