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From Bordeaux: Private Wine Tour to Medoc, St Emilion & Graves Vineyards

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From Bordeaux: Private Wine Tour to Medoc, St Emilion & Graves Vineyards

What you'll do

Experience a captivating wine tour from Bordeaux, exploring the renowned wine regions of Médoc, Saint Emilion, and Graves. Indulge in tastings of exquisite red and white wines at prestigious Grands Crus Chateau Wineries. Our knowledgeable guide ensures a memorable journey through vineyards and enlightens your wine-tasting experience. Join our private small group tour and savour the best of Bordeaux's wine heritage.

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Highlights

  • Exquisite Wine Tasting: Delight in the exquisite red and white wines of Médoc, Saint Emilion, and Graves regions accompanied by a knowledgeable local Tour Guide well-versed in Bordeaux Wines. Experience the essence of Bordeaux through three meticulously curated tastings at handpicked wineries, expertly explained.

  • Pre-Booked Winery Visits: Join us for pre-booked visits to a selection of Bordeaux Wineries, where you'll have the opportunity to savor exceptional wines in a tailored setting.

  • Leisurely Lunch: Relish leisurely moments for lunch (at your own expense) in the enchanting ambiance of Saint Emilion, or explore the captivating charm of this picturesque destination.

  • Tailored Experience: Our Bordeaux Wine Tour can be tailored to perfectly align with your interests, ensuring an unforgettable exploration amidst breathtaking landscapes and captivating flavors.

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Itinerary

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    Duration: 9 hours
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    Start time: 8.30 am
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    Group Size: 1 plus
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    Meeting Point: This tour includes pick-up/drop-off (if your accommodation is within a 20 mile radius of Bordeaux. Embark on an exclusive private small group wine tour from Bordeaux and immerse yourself in the enchanting realms of Médoc, Saint Emilion, and Graves. Witness the mesmerizing beauty of vineyards as you visit prestigious Grands Crus Chateau Wineries and indulge in the exquisite flavours of both red and white wines, all under the discerning guidance of our knowledgeable hands.
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    If time is of the essence, our meticulously tailored comprehensive small group private day trip and vineyard tour in Bordeaux is perfect for you. Unveil the renowned Bordeaux wine regions as you unlock the doors to legendary wineries, tantalizing your senses with the most delightful wines.
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    Throughout the day, our erudite English-speaking expert wine tour guides will gracefully accompany you, ensuring an exhilarating and enlightening experience. Travel in utmost comfort and style, as our recent and air-conditioned minivans flawlessly transport you, accommodating up to 7 or 8 individuals.
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    Commence your wine adventure with a seamless pick-up from your Bordeaux accommodation in the morning. Meet your esteemed English-speaking driver/guide, an unparalleled connoisseur in Bordeaux wines. They will unveil the meticulously planned itinerary and program for the day, encompassing remarkable winery tours in three distinct wine regions of Bordeaux.
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    Embark on your journey through the splendid Médoc wine region, where you will delve into the esteemed Margaux appellation, savouring exquisite wines and unravelling the profound essence of this distinctive terroir. We kindly note that this visit does not include Château Margaux. However, subject to availability at the time of booking, we can arrange a visit to this prestigious wine estate, showcasing the pinnacle of viticulture.
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    Next, your enchanting small group tour will transport you to the captivating St. Emilion wine-producing area, known for its unparalleled charisma. Relish a captivating tour and picturesque tasting in another exceptional winery. Your erudite guide will also accompany you on a delightful walking tour of the medieval village, allowing you to immerse yourself in its timeless allure and historical charm.
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    Lastly, you shall venture into the prestigious Graves wine-producing area, celebrated for its illustrious red and white wines. Conclude your full-day wine tour with an extraordinary visit and a majestic wine tasting in this remarkable region, grasping the true essence of this oenological treasure.
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    Our private Bordeaux wine tours guarantee an extraordinary winery visit, unveiling the intricate art and science of wine-making as you explore the sacred vat rooms. All visits to the different wine regions are meticulously curated at Grand Cru or Grand Cru Classé properties, ensuring an exclusive and intimate encounter that bears witness to Bordeaux's rich winemaking heritage.
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    Indulge in an exquisite gastronomic experience during your tour, with various lunch options available. Savour a delightful picnic lunch, thoughtfully included in the price, amidst the idyllic setting of a Chateau. Alternatively, opt for a lavish set table lunch in esteemed Grand Crus wineries. Your guide, attuned to your preferences and budget, shall provide a range of exceptional restaurants to choose from.
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    Prepare to embark on a remarkable expedition of Bordeaux's legendary wine regions:
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    The Médoc & Margaux Appellation: Spanning from the Atlantic Ocean to the left bank of the Gironde estuary, the Médoc wine region encompasses the prestigious communes of Saint Estèphe, Pauillac, Saint Julien, and Margaux. Adorned with 10,600 hectares of vineyards and boasting an annual production of approximately 50 million litres, this region stands as an eternal sanctuary for wine enthusiasts. It primarily showcases exceptional red wines, skillfully crafted from grape varieties such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, and Petit Verdot. Notably, some exquisite white wines are also produced under the generic Bordeaux AOC classification.
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    Saint Emilion: Perched upon a picturesque hill along the Dordogne Valley, the medieval village of Saint Emilion holds the illustrious distinction of being the first wine region to achieve World Heritage status in 1999. Its profound roots trace back to the 2nd century when Romans introduced the illustrious art of grape cultivation. The village derives its name from Emilian, an enlightened monk who sought solace in one of the natural caves and eventually transformed into a central figure in the area's religious and winemaking evolution. Known for their robust flavours and rich earthy notes, Saint Emilion wines predominantly derive their exquisite character from Merlot, Cabernet Franc, and Cabernet Sauvignon grapes.
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    Graves: Embracing the flowing Garonne river, the Graves Bordeaux wine region encompasses captivating sub-regions such as Pessac Léognan, Sauternes, and Barsac, renowned for their exceptional sweet wines. This region boasts an exceptional distinction, portrayed through its intensely gravelly soil. While Chateau Haut Brion resides in the illustrious 1855 Médoc classification, the Graves appellation itself acquired recognition in 1953 for its red wines, followed by its white wines in 1959. Graves stands as the birthplace of claret, showcasing an exceptional array of grape varieties, including Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot, Sauvignon Blanc, Semillon, and Muscadelle. Prominent wineries within the area include La Mission Haut Brion, Domaine de Chevalier, Château Haut-Bailly, and Château Bouscaut, many of which are classified as Crus Classes wines.
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    Indulge in an extraordinary wine tour experience as you unlock the captivating charm of Bordeaux's three major and emblematic wine regions: Médoc, Saint Emilion, and Graves. Allow our erudite guides and luxurious transportation to guide you through an unforgettable journey within the realm of Bordeaux wines.
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    Bordeaux Wine Tour is available all year round (except Dec. 25th and Jan. 1st). The tour is not available on Sundays in December, January & February.
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    Upon completion of your tour, you'll be able to purchase wine directly from the source. If you're interested, you can also inquire about the vineyard's shipping options.

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What's not included

  • Tips/gratuities

  • Lunch or snacks

  • Unfortunately, this tour is not suitable or accessible to wheelchair users, pregnant travellers or strollers

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Meeting Points

This tour includes pick-up/drop-off (if your accommodation is within a 20 mile radius of Bordeaux). Alternatively, complimentary pick-up from the train station is available at 9am.

Kindly inform us of your hotel's name and address once your booking has been confirmed.

Please reach the meeting point 10-15 minutes before your departure time.

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Notes

Enquiries and Bookings

Please note that selecting 'Confirm and Book' for this tour expresses your interest to book, but this does not guarantee a reservation. The confirmation of your booking is subject to availability.Our team is always available to help, contact us via live chat or email at [email protected] if you need support.

Important Information

  • No matter what the weather, our tour runs rain or shine

  • The tour includes wine tastings if selected when booking as outlined in the itinerary

  • Additional orders placed during the tour must be paid for by the individual who orders them. If unsure, the tour guide will be happy to assist

  • Comfortable clothes and shoes are recommended as there is some walking involved during your tour

  • If you're under the age of 18, unfortunately, you cannot consume alcohol. However, there are plenty of delicious non-alcoholic options available 

  • Your tour will be conducted in English, however other languages are available on request

  • The tour lasts approximately 9 hours starting at 8:30am

  • Your tour will be led by an expert guide, who is local and has a passion for sharing extensive knowledge about French. food and wine, history, and culture

  • This tour accommodates smaller groups. If you require a booking for a larger group, please don't hesitate to Reach out to us, on our live chat, or [email protected] and we'll help create the perfect experience for you

Pricing

The prices stated for this extraordinary tour experience are predicated on a collective of 8 individuals. However, should the attendance be fewer than 8, the price will be duly adjusted. For a meticulous quotation tailored to your precise preferences, please do not hesitate to reach out to us at [email protected].

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