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Bordeaux beaches and vineyards tour

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Availability: Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays
Duration: 10 hours
Language: English, French
Mobile voucher accepted
Do this because
  • Climb the tallest sand dune in Europe, the Pyla Sand Dune
  • Scenic views over the Atlantic Ocean and the Landes Forest
  • Taste a local production of fresh oysters from Arcachon Bay
  • Visit 2 chateaux of the Médoc Region, enjoy 2 wine tastings
  • Professional and very friendly guide
What to expect

Explore the full Bordeaux countryside while discovering the atlantic coast and the famous vineyards of the Medoc region. Discover the magnificent Arcachon Bay, famous for its oyster production as well as the renowned Medoc wine region where the majority of Bordeaux wines come from!

At 8.30am, you'll be driven off from Bordeaux (50min), climb the majestic Sand Dune and enjoy a stunning view on the locally called “Bassin”, an inland sea open to the Atlantic Ocean creating a lagoon of splendid colours. The Pyla Sand Dune offers one a gorgeous view over the ocean and the Landes’ Forest from its summit. Arcachon Bay is equally famous for its oyster production. Enjoy tasting fresh oysters with a glass of white wine from a local oyster producer. At the end of the tasting, drive back to Bordeaux and arrive at around 1.15pm to enjoy a casual picnic lunch.

After the picnic lunch, you'll head to the Medoc Region. Enjoy the journey along the mythical "chateaux route" and learn from your guide about this history of Bordeaux and Medoc wines.
Shortly afterwards, you will arrive at a charming family run estate of the region, and spend a few hours touring its vineyards, vat room, and cellars, and hearing the story of the passionate family who has kept the vineyard alive for many generations. Reward yourself with a tasting class, and discover the intense colors, woody aromas, and tannic tastes of the world of wine.

In the late afternoon, make your way to a beautiful Great Classified Growth estate, one of the most prestigious chateaux of Bordeaux. You'll enjoy some explanations about their wine-making process and finish the visit with a tasting of the estate's wines while enjoying an aperitif of French delicacies, including cheese, fresh bread, and dried sausage.

You'll be back in Bordeaux at 7.15pm

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What's included
  • Oyster tasting and glass of white wine
  • Picnic lunch, French apéritif
  • 2 chateaux entrance fees
  • 4 wine tastings (2 per château)
  • Tasting class learning a proper wine tasting
  • Transportation in minivan
  • Professional and friendly guide
What's not included
  • Tips and gratuities
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
Where

Bordovino à la française, 3 rue d'Enghien - 33000 Bordeaux

Meeting point:

Present your voucher to your guide upon arrival 10 minutes before departure time of the tour. Bordovino A La Française is located in Central Bordeaux, close to Place des Quinconces

What to remember
  • Must be 18 years of age to drink alcohol
  • Minimum age is 10 years
  • Minimum of 2 participants
  • Returns to original departure point
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When
  • Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays
    Departure time: 8.30am
    Return time: 7.15pm
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Provider
BORDOVINO WINE TOURS
Booking fee
Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
Cancellation policy
Receive a 100 % refund if you cancel up to 1 week before the activity begins.
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