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Medoc or St-Emilion Small-Group Wine Tasting and Chateaux Tour from Bordeaux

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Medoc or St-Emilion Small-Group Wine Tasting and Chateaux Tour from Bordeaux

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Overview

Spend an afternoon wine tasting in the French countryside in one of two famous wine regions – St-Emilion or Medoc – during a tour from Bordeaux. On this half-day tour, stop at two charming châteaux to sample the local wines. Nibble on French cheese and cured meats with fresh bread as you sip. Cap off the small-group tour with a mini-class, during which you'll learn some wine-tasting tips from an expert.
  • Visit two châteaux and take a guided tour of the UNESCO World Heritage-listed St-Emilion (if option selected)
  • Taste four different wines and learn expert wine-tasting tips
  • Enjoy a French appetizer platter of local specialties including bread, cheese and cured meat
  • Small-group tour limited to eight people ensures a more personalized experience
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Transport by air-conditioned minivan
French appetizer platter
Wine tasting (2 wines per chateau)
Wine workshop
Local guide
Visit at two chateaux
Gratuities
2792 Pl. des Quinconces , 2792 Pl. des Quinconces, 33000 Bordeaux, France

In front of the Girondins Column Statue - Quinconces Square (Adresse / Address : 2792 Place des Quinconces, 33000 Bordeaux) Please be there 10min before tour departure (1.35pm)

1:45 PM
This activity will end right where it started.
Spend a relaxed half-day on an afternoon tour from Bordeaux to sample the famous wines of either the St-Emilion or Medoc wine regions. Visit two historic châteaux to taste wines along the way.

Medoc wine tour:

Enjoy the scenic drive along the Castle Road of the Medoc region, passing well-known châteaux like Mouton-Rothschild, Latour or Margaux. Pause at a few photo-worthy places – in between learning about the history of the Bordeaux wine region from your expert guide – on your way to the first stop.

Arrive at the first château for a vineyard visit and wine tasting. You may stop at any one of several classified growth châteaux, including Paloumey, Siran, Cantenac-Brown or Lagrange. Tour the wine cellars, hear about the wine-making process and sample more wine, along with an array of French cheeses, bread and sausage.

At the second stop, visit the wine cellars and tour the château of this family-run estate, after which you'll get some additional wine-tasting expertise with a wine workshop.

St-Emilion wine tour:

Admire the beauty along the drive from Bordeaux into the St-Emilion countryside on the way to one of the following classified growth châteaux: Ferrand, Grand Mayne, Soutard or Pressac.

Sip a glass of the château's wine as you nibble on an assortment of local cheeses, fresh bread and sausage and learn about the wine-making process from your guide.

From there, head for a tour of the village of St-Emilion itself, a UNESCO-listed town that is partly carved from the surrounding rock. There are almost 800 châteaux in and around St-Emilion, one of which is your next stop.

Arrive at a family-run estate and take a guided stroll through the vineyards before adding to your growing knowledge of French wines with a wine workshop.
Itinerary
Pass By:  
Saint-Emilion
Enjoy an afternoon wine tour with Bordovino discovering the St-Emilion region and enjoying visits and tastings at 2 lovely chateaux
Stop At:  
Margaux
Enjoy visits and tastings at two lovely chateaux in the famous Medoc wine region and its famous appelation such as Margaux, St-Julien, Haut-Medoc etc...
Duration: 5 hours 
Admission Ticket Free
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Must be 18 years of age to drink alcohol
  • Minimum age is 10 years
  • The tour may be cancelled if there is only 1 participant. We legally require a minimimum of two people to operate the tour. If so, we will contact the client and he will get a full refund.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers
  • OPERATED BY BORDOVINO
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Medoc or St-Emilion Small-Group Wine Tasting and Chateaux Tour from Bordeaux?
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
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What is the policy on sanitization during Medoc or St-Emilion Small-Group Wine Tasting and Chateaux Tour from Bordeaux?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
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What is the social distancing policy during Medoc or St-Emilion Small-Group Wine Tasting and Chateaux Tour from Bordeaux?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
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  • "All in all I highly recommend this tour for anyone (couples or solo) who want a great 1-day experience without doing any of the heavy lifting." See review
  • "We only had one full day in Bordeaux, so this tour allowed us to take our time in the morning then meet up to leave." See review

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star-5
A must in Bordeaux.
John_W
, Aug 2022
Interesting visit to two vineyards with very good winetasting. Excellent guide who gave thorough explanations of all of visit.
star-5
Most enjoyable half day tour!
Albert_H
, Aug 2022
Just the right size group (8) and half day tour worked well. Visited St Emilion region, two Chateau tasting 5 wines. Excellent vineyard tour and explanations. Would recommend highly.
icon Response from Host , Aug 2022
Thank you very much for this excellent review! We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed the visit! Do not hesitate to contact us the next time you come to France, to visit Bordeaux again or another "A la Française" region: Provence, Loire Valley, Champagne. Bordeaux A la française team
star-5
Great guide, beautiful views, delicious wine (and bread/cheese)!!
Samantha_B
, Jul 2022
This tour was really wonderful!! Our guide was knowledgable and made the drive to St-Emilion really interesting with an introduction to the tour and general information about the area and vineyards. We first got to walk through the St-Emilion church and had some free time for shopping in the centre before visiting two different vineyards. At each we learned much about the wine making process, the history of wineries in Bordeaux, and the flavours to pick out of the wine. We also got some delicious charcuterie at the second stop. My friends and I had a wonderful time and got some really nice pictures (and drank some REALLY good wine)! Would recommend.
icon Response from Host , Jul 2022
Thank you very much for this excellent review! We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed the visit! Do not hesitate to contact us the next time you come to France, to visit Bordeaux again or another "A la Française" region: Provence, Loire Valley, Champagne. Bordeaux A la française team
star-5
Amazing day in St Emilion
Giuseppe_S
, Jul 2022
We got an amazing guide for this tour. The places were stunning and the wine awesome. We went to chateau St Georges and Chateau Fombrauge. We learned a lot about wine production and grapes. We loved it. 10/10
icon Response from Host , Jul 2022
Dear Giusep, Thank you very much for your comments! We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed the tour! It was a great pleasure to welcome you Sincerely, Bordeaux Team
star-5
Must do when in Bordeaux
GanKwee_N
, Jul 2022
Very good experience visiting 2 Medoc area chateaus. Our guide Remy was very friendly and his knowledge of wine and the region was top.
icon Response from Host , Jul 2022
Thank you for your excellent comments! We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed the A la Française experience with our guide Rémi! Do not hesitate to contact us the next time you come to France, to visit Bordeaux again or another "A la Française" region: Provence, Loire Valley, Champagne. Sincerely, Bordeaux Team
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Great option for a half day visit
Anup_J
, Jun 2022
Our trip guide Theo was amazing. The wine game was also a lot of fun. We went first to the St. Emillion old town area, and then visited two chateaux. Highly recommend it.
icon Response from Host , Jul 2022
Dear Anup_J, Thank you very much for visiting us in Bordeaux and thank you for your excellent comments! We are delighted that the guide Théo advice met your expectations. Sincerely, Bordeaux Team
star-5
Two beautiful chateaux.
Lawrence_W
, Jun 2022
Galaad was an excellent tour guide, adding to the experience with a couple of unexpected extras. Both chateaus we visited were unique, it was interesting to learn their family histories, and the wines were good too!
icon Response from Host , Jul 2022
Dear ******, Thank you very much for visiting us in Bordeaux and thank you for your excellent comments! We are delighted that the guide Galaad advice met your expectations. Sincerely, Bordeaux A la Française Team
star-5
More than worth it
Glenn_N
, Jun 2022
Excellent trip. Our guide, Carol, was amazing. The vineyard guides at both locations were amazing as well.
icon Response from Host , Jul 2022
Dear Glenn_N, Thank you very much for your comments! We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed the tour! It was a great pleasure to welcome you Sincerely, Bordeaux Team
star-5
Efficient, enjoyable, and educational tour of Bordeaux wineries
Shigeki_M
, Jun 2022
This was a great way to see 2 chateaus and learn about wines in the Bordeaux region. The small group, the single van and length of the excursion were perfect. Highly recommend!
icon Response from Host , Jul 2022
Dear Shigeki, Thank you very much for your comments! We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed the tour! It was a great pleasure to welcome you Sincerely, Bordeaux Team
star-5
Wonderful tour
Ai_L
, Jun 2022
Our guide Galaad was incredible! Great knowledge with wonderful personality. Very good driver too. Highly recommended!
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
- Dear ******, Thank you very much for visiting us in Bordeaux and thank you for your excellent comments! We are delighted that Galaad advice met your expectations. Sincerely, Bordeaux Team
star-5
Great experience
Anna_P
, Jun 2022
This was a really fun and informative tour! I went with my husband and my mother-in-law, who used to work at a winery in California, and she was impressed by the knowledgeable guides. We also didn't spend too terribly long in the van, which was a nice bonus (although it was comfortable and spacious). Thanks for a great day!
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
Dear Anna_P, Thank you very much for this excellent review! We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed the visit! Do not hesitate to contact us the next time you come to France, to visit Bordeaux again or another "A la Française" region: Provence, Loire Valley, Champagne. Bordeaux A la française team
star-5
Great time in merdoc
Patrick_S
, Jun 2022
Our Driver and guide Pascal was very friendly and informative. The two merdoc châteaux that we visited were both well presented and had lovely wines for us to taste. Would definitely recommend.
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
- Dear Patrick_s, Thank you very much for visiting us in Bordeaux and thank you for your excellent comments! We are delighted that Pascal advice met your expectations. Sincerely, Bordeaux Team
star-5
Memories that will last a lifetime
Kristin_P
, May 2022
My boyfriend and I took the St Emilion tour and will cherish the memories. Our tour guide Léopold was knowledgeable and showed us the town and two fantastic wineries. Can't recommend enough!
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
- Dear Kristin_P, Thank you very much for visiting us in Bordeaux and thank you for your excellent comments! We are delighted that Leopold advice met your expectations. Sincerely, Bordeaux Team
star-4
Our guide was lovely and...
Niklas_H
, May 2022
Our guide was lovely and funny. We got to taste more wines than we expected so it was a nice surprise.
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
Dear Niklas_H, Thank you for your excellent comments! We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed the A la Française experience with our guide. Do not hesitate to contact us the next time you come to France, to visit Bordeaux again or another "A la Française" region: Provence, Loire Valley, Champagne. Sincerely, Bordeaux Team
star-5
Recommend
Michaela_T
, May 2022
Absolutely fantastic! We loved the setting, the wine, the company and so much more! Far exceeded our expectations!
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
Thank you very much for this excellent review! We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed the visit! Do not hesitate to contact us the next time you come to France, to visit Bordeaux again or another "A la Française" region: Provence, Loire Valley, Champagne. Bordeaux A la française team
star-5
I enjoyed the guide’s...
AlexanderW
, May 2022
I enjoyed the guide’s description and history of wine making in Medoc. I enjoyed the whole experience.
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
Thank you for your excellent comments! We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed the A la Française experience with our guide Do not hesitate to contact us the next time you come to France, to visit Bordeaux again or another "A la Française" region: Provence, Loire Valley, Champagne. Sincerely, Bordeaux Team
star-4
Enjoyable 1/2 day in Medoc
Mary_F
, May 2022
Friendly and knowledgeable guide, Theo, provided color and information. We enjoyed good wines to taste and vistas of beautiful chateau and grounds.
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
Thank you for your excellent comments! We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed the A la Française experience with our guide Théo Do not hesitate to contact us the next time you come to France, to visit Bordeaux again or another "A la Française" region: Provence, Loire Valley, Champagne. Sincerely, Bordeaux Team
star-5
Bordeaux Wine tour
Ian_B
, May 2022
Tour really well done by Jerome , very helpful and knowledgeable. We stopped at several small producers and their tours were terrific. Our guide choose an excellent spot in Saint Emilion for lunch.
icon Response from Host , May 2022
Dear Ian_B, Thank you very much for your comments! We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed the tour and that Jerome's advice met your expectations! It was a great pleasure to welcome you ! Best regards, Bordeaux Team
star-5
Do this!
Natasha_K
, Apr 2022
Such a fun day tour to 2 Medoc region chateaus. Air conditioned transport, a very knowledgeable and kind guide, private interactive tours of the chateaus, ending with some yummy snacks to eat. Absolutely sign up for this tour- it made our Bordeaux trip perfect!
star-1
Disappointing
Matt_B
, Apr 2022
Arrived at 1.30pm, 15min early, walked around the monument (meeting point) and could not see the guide or any reference. As it was very wet we went to the visitor information center (100m away) - there were some other winery tours meeting here and we were told by the staff in the center that our guide would meet us out the front. At 1.45pm we walked around the monument again, no guide to be seen. At 1.59pm called the tour company to find out what was going on - only to be told the group had left. They advised me they had called my mobile but no call was received. No options were given to us to rebook or to get a refund, just told we were considered a 'no show' and subsequently lost our money. While we didn't go on the tour (and it may have been great) this review is for them to improve there process - perhaps an orange/red/yellow umbrella that defines where the guide is. As you can imagine very disappointed.

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