Excursions in Bordeaux
Get a taste of the region of Medoc, where some of the most prestigious wines are made.
Leave Bordeaux at 1.45pm and drive along the chateau route of the Medoc region, passing by legendary names such as Margaux, Saint-Julien, Pauillac and Saint-Estèphe, while your friendly, English speaking guide explains all you have ever wanted to know about Bordeaux wines.
Journey to the beautiful Bay of Arcachon, renowned for its oysters, and located a mere 45 minute drive away from Bordeaux.
Its 1,500 hectares are fed by the Atlantic Ocean forming an inland sea, bordered on one side by the largest sand dune in Europe, reaching a height of 104 meters: the Dune du Pyla. This tour will walk you to its summit, where you will have a chance to admire the view, stretching over the Ocean and inland over the beautiful Landes forest.
Have a fantastic day savouring the wines of Saint-Emilion and cycling through its vineyards.
The tour will depart at 10.15 from the centre of Bordeaux and you will cycle to a charming family run chateau, located in the heart of the St. Emilion vineyards, where you will receive a warm welcome and a delicious lunch served in the gardens of the chateau (or inside the orangerie), accompanied by the estates own wine.
There is no better way of spending a morning than getting to know and taste the wines from the vineyards around Bordeaux in the Médoc or the Graves, where some of the most prestigious wines are made.
Enjoy a warm welcome in a beautiful Great Classified Growth chateau steeped in history. Wander through the vineyards, tour around the vat rooms and the cellars, learn everything youve always wanted to know about the wine-making process, going all the way from the vine to the bottle, and taste two of the estates wines.
Explore the famous medieval village of Saint-Emilion, a Unesco World Heritage Site, and visit two chateaux: a Great Classified Growth estate and a beautiful family-run estate, the symbol of French savoir vivre.
Leave Bordeaux at 1.45pm and drive to the first chateau, a Great Classified Growth estate overlooking the Saint-Emilion vineyards, where you will learn all you have ever wanted to know about the wine-making process, all the way from the vine to the bottle.
You may never feel lost again when choosing from the huge diversity of French wines. If you love wine and, during your holiday in Bordeaux, would like to perfect your wine knowledge during a friendly and informative lesson, these experiences were designed just for you:
Tasting tips: Learn the basic steps of wine tasting with a welcoming glass of white and red wines.
Tour de France of wines: Through a tasting of four wines from the four main wine regions of France, you will learn about French wines and their diversity, and understand the notions of terroir and appellation.