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

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Book this Bordeaux super saver, with lunch included, and save 8% compared to booking the tours separately

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.

Highlights

  • 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

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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

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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.

Customer Reviews

Lisa N

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2018

This tour was amazing!

Audrey H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 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!

Ken W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 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!

Andrea L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2017

So nice!!!!
I highly recommend this tour,nice guide,small group,the dune is great,the oysters were fresh and tasty

Kim S Australia

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2016

Fantastic tour, enjoyed everything.

Sing A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

Very good

Kenneth S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

The tour was a very fun and interesting side trip in the middle of Bodeaux wine country. Manon was an excellent guide. Loved the hike to the top of the dune. Oysters were awesome as well. Ken from Virginia.

simon m

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

We loved this day. The sandhills are immense, like going up Uluru in the Northern Territory of Australia. The view from the top over the Atlantic was mind-blowing; so beautiful. Next came the oyster tasting, washed down with a crisp white. The picnic lunch, wine tasting, lovely guide - superb

SinGwanNatalie L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

We love the combination of visiting Arcachon with Oyster Tasting and wine tasting at Medoc region! Very good mix of exercise and good food and wine!

Adrian G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

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

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