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Médoc Region Half-Day Wine Tour with Winery Visit & Tastings from Bordeaux

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Bordeaux, France
Médoc Region Half-Day Wine Tour with Winery Visit & Tastings from Bordeaux

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Enjoy the idyllic scenery and world-class wines on a half-day wine tour of the Médoc region from Bordeaux. Visit two classified growth chateaux wine estates for guided wine tastings. Admire the spectacular scenery surrounding them and along the drives. Pass other famous chateaux, such as Palmer and Chateaux Margaux.
  • Half-day wine tour through the Médoc region from Bordeaux
  • Enjoy a wine tasting at two classified growth chateaux
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
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All-wine tasting fees
Professional English-speaking tour guide
1 small bottle of water per person
Transport by air-conditioned minibus
Free WiFi access on board
Gratuities
Food and drinks, unless specified
Hotel pickup and drop-off
12 Cr du 30 Juillet , 12 Cr du 30 Juillet, 33000 Bordeaux, France

In front of the Bordeaux Tourism Office. Please arrive 10 minutes before departure time. 12 Cours du 30 Juillet, 33000 Bordeaux, France.

This activity will end right where it started.
Meet your guide in Bordeaux for your morning or afternoon small-group wine tour of the Médoc region and climb aboard the waiting vehicle to start the tour. Admire the natural and beauty of the landscape as your guide drives you from Bordeaux toward the first winery stop of the day. All wine estates visited will either be Classified Growth or Crus Bourgeois appellations.

The Médoc produces some of the most renowned red wines in the Bordeaux area and it’s also one of the best places in France to go wine tasting. Start your half-day wine tour at a prestigious classified growth chateau, where you’ll sample some of the esteemed wines and hear about what it takes to make it.

Back in your comfortable minivan, continue your tour along the Castle Road (Route des Chateaux) past famous chateaux like Palmer and Margaux. Learn about the history of the Médoc region en route to another classified growth chateau in the region for another wine tasting. Learn about the history of the wine estate and get another perspective on wine-making in the Médoc.

Relax and enjoy the beautiful scenery as you head back to Bordeaux.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Médoc
A Four-Hour Tour to One of France’s Most Famous Wine Region.
Duration: 4 hours 
Admission Ticket Free
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Adult only tour, children under 18 years of age are not allowed
  • At least 2 adults are required for this activity to take place
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Ophorus
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 Médoc Region Half-Day Wine Tour with Winery Visit & Tastings 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
See all safety measures taken by Médoc Region Half-Day Wine Tour with Winery Visit & Tastings from Bordeaux.
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What is the policy on sanitization during Médoc Region Half-Day Wine Tour with Winery Visit & Tastings from Bordeaux?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Médoc Region Half-Day Wine Tour with Winery Visit & Tastings from Bordeaux.
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What is the social distancing policy during Médoc Region Half-Day Wine Tour with Winery Visit & Tastings from Bordeaux?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Médoc Region Half-Day Wine Tour with Winery Visit & Tastings from Bordeaux.
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What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Médoc Region Half-Day Wine Tour with Winery Visit & Tastings from Bordeaux?
A:The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
See all safety measures taken by Médoc Region Half-Day Wine Tour with Winery Visit & Tastings from Bordeaux.

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  • "Two wineries is the perfect number to visit in a day." See review

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star-5
Perfect winery tour experience in the Left Bank region of Bordeaux
Tessa_C
, Jul 2022
Our winery tour experience was absolutely perfect - we were lucky enough to end up in a mini van with our group of friends (5) so it felt like a private tour, and our guide Angie was lovely, friendly and professional. She talked us through the local area and shared some interesting facts about the wine industry in France; and just made us feel welcome and accommodated throughout the day. The first chateau tour was impressive and the local guide was knowledgeable and passionate - the second was a tasting only (no tour), but this fit well within the four hours we had & did not feel rushed. Highly recommend this tour to any cab sav lovers!
star-5
Excellent tour.
Shuna_S
, Jul 2022
Luigi, our guide, was excellent and very knowledgeable. He also made the tour fun as we played an aroma smelling game in the mini bus on the way back to Bordeaux.
star-5
Camille was excellent and...
Deeksha_C
, Jul 2022
Camille was excellent and a very friendly and informative guide! We really enjoyed the tour and learning about the Bordeaux region
star-4
Great afternoon in the Medoc
Prudence_M
, Jul 2022
Interesting afternoon with Stan, as our guide. Stan was very helpful and the group were all very pleasant! Two great wineries and some delicious wines, would recommend!
star-2
Service can be better
Jing_H
, Jul 2022
Service can be better. We have a interesting combined group of people for the trip, the guide is just ok but I wish he could give some intro about the famous châteaux we passed through super fast or even stop for a sneak peek for that’s one of the highlight of the médoc trip. But he seems to in a rush and just wanna get it done and over with. the wineries we visited were disappointing. The staff of both wineries do not have enough knowledge to give an informative intro and some of very expected questions they couldn’t answer about the history of thé châteaux. E.g. people asked why one of thé châteaux we visited was painted in pink as obviously this is not commonly seen elsewhere. The answer was « because it was paint like that a long time ago ». I google everything myself eventually. The full day trip in saint-émilions by guide Camille was way better.
icon Response from Host , Jul 2022
Bonjour Jing_H, Thank you for taking the time to let us know about your experience. Indeed, you should have had more information about the Chateaux you passed through. The service is a key point to us. That being said, sometimes due to the traffic, the eventual delay at the departure, the itinerary may change and the guide has to adapt the pace of the tour. Regarding the service offered into the Chateaux, I am a little bit surprise as we select carefully the wineries for our visits. However, I really take seriously your comment and will check your reservation to know more your tour. Thanks for the comment about Camille! I am pleased to know you enjoyed one tour with us. We sincerely hope to have the opportunity to regain your confidence during a future excursion in France. Best Carole from Ophorus team
star-5
Recommended for anyone and everyone!
Henrietta_D
, Jun 2022
Everyone involved in the tour was wonderful, including our guide Luigi who made the experience fun and light while also being very knowledgeable. The information was understandable for a novice but even those more educated on the subject learned new things! All in all a wonderful experience!
star-5
Had Karin as our tour...
Hainro_E
, May 2022
Had Karin as our tour guide and he was excellent, had a deep knowledge of French wine and made the tour fun with all his jokes and games. Would highly recommend this
star-4
Enjoyed seeing an area in...
Lisa_H
, May 2022
Enjoyed seeing an area in person that I had only known through wine tastings at home. Our guide had an infectious personality and shared useful information en route.
star-4
Good, quick Medoc overview
AlanG
, May 2022
Our guide was super nice and entertaining. He made the trip enjoyable. The first stop was great. A full experience. At the second stop the winery was not aware we were coming or they forgot. Our guide made the best of it.
star-5
Our guide was very...
MarieSimard
, May 2022
Our guide was very welcoming and engaged everyone in conversation. She knew a lot about the region and shared her expertise with us. The wineries visited were very nice especially chateau prier-lichine.
star-5
Great day out!
Nikki_B
, Apr 2022
We had a great day! Camille was brilliant fun, very interesting and bubbly. The chateaus were lovely and the wine was fab. There was a good balance between information and tasting and Camille kept everyone’s attention with interesting facts and quizzes. Would definitely recommend!
star-5
Ilia was a great guide....
Hayden_H
, Apr 2022
Ilia was a great guide. Really knowledgeable and customised the tour based on the group. Would strongly recommend.
star-5
Great way to spend the afternoon
Stephen_C
, Apr 2022
Karime was an excellent tour guide, the whole tour was informative and fun….visited 2 wineries both gave a good short talk/tour & tasting … but the tour guide was the star - excellent day
star-5
Well worth it ☺️
Tracy_C
, Sep 2021
Luigi, our guide, was well-versed in the Bordeaux wine area and gave us many insights about the history of the city as well as details about wine production. He had a sense of humour which was much appreciated too! We went to two châteaus and tried a total of 5 wines and bought a few bottles too! Great tour ☺️
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-3
Not your typical wine tasting
Lauren_R
, Aug 2021
Not a lot of wine tasting, especially for this price…. It’s not your normal wine tasting… it’s more history + process + showing their cellar. I was bored and there were kids on this tour which was a little annoying with their banging on everything + the never ending childish questions to our guide for an hour drive…
icon Response from Host , Oct 2021
Dear laurenh, Sorry to read that you did not enjoy this tour. However, please note that Ophorus does not take any children on wine tours, so probably posted in the wrong location for the wrong operator!
star-1
Enclosed van with careless maskers made this a terrible day
SusanColette_D
, Jul 2021
This was a dreadful day for us. The tour guide was very good. The two chateaux we visited were fine. The problem with the experience was that there were 8 people in a closed van, and 4 people were not careful to keep their masks on. All three in my group are older people who have struggled during the pandemic to remain safe. We are all vaccinated. We came to France as soon as it was possible because of a baby grandson who was born in France during the pandemic; it is our first chance to meet him. We felt vulnerable during the 45-min rides to and from the Medoc region. The tour guide knew I was worried, and reminded all the attendees several times to wear their masks over nose and mouth, but could not wield any power to ensure cooperation. It did not occur to me that we would have to ride in a van with windows closed and strangers exhaling freely and talking non-stop. These are conditions very conducive to virus transmission. I realize that lax maskers the world over are a problem that is difficult to solve, but if the van had had windows open there wouldn't be as dangerous a situation. (Circulation of air-conditioned air is not a protection against the virus.) The tour company feels righteous, and responded to me that I should have booked a private tour if I was worried about Covid. I would never have done that due to the cost, but we would have done our own Medoc tour, which we have done in the past, and did in St. Emilion today (the day after the Medoc tour). If you are at all worried about Covid, for yourself or for grandchildren or other loved ones, make sure before you book whether there will be ventilation in your vehicle.
icon Response from Host , Jul 2021
Dear SusanC, After having responded to your email, I will now respond to your review that, as you can imagine, I was expecting. First of all, I am happy that you point out that the tour guide and the wineries visited were good which is the main objective of this tour. It seems that ventilation of our vehicles is the main concerne of your commentary. As everyone knows, all vehicles have windows that can open which is the case of our Mercedes minivans with their two front windows. In any case, and this is what I mentioned to you in my email, all our vans are disinfected before every tour with an anti-virus disinfectant that is specifically adapted to tour companies! How does this work? Before each tour, the interior of the van is completely sprayed, then closed and the ventilation is operated so that the disinfectant spreads through the whole vehicle. The venitlation and A/C used during the short time you were in the van insures that the antivirus product continues to circulate in the vehicle. Concerning your other comment about mask wearing by the other travelers, as you mention, our guide went out of her way to talk the clients into wearing their masks properly several times. Unfortunately, they did not comply with this and in the end there was not much more she could do about it. Our employees are professional tour guides, not law enforcement! I find it therefore unfair that you should blame our company for this at a time when small businesses like ours have just re-opened and are doing their very best to welcome all guests in the safest possible way! Since our re-opening in February, not one single negative comment has been made concerning our Covid safety procedures.
star-5
Medoc the underrated gem of Bordeaux
April_S
, Mar 2020
We took a day train to Bordeaux and this tour was perfect! Angie was our tour guide. She was very friendly, funny and super knowledgeable. What was also great was that we were the only couple who decided to go to Medoc because everyone usually goes to St. Emilion, so we basically had a private tour! It was beautiful driving through the countryside, and Angie took us to some other chateaus as well just to take pictures and give us some more history about the area. We visited Chateau Dauzac and Chateau Marquis de Terme. The staff at both were so friendly and inviting and the wine was delicious! Angie even offered to drive us back much closer to the train station since we ran into some traffic on the way back from the wineries and we had an earlier train to catch. We actually had to leave France early because of the coronavirus scare and the US issuing a travel ban, so this was basically the only thing we got to do in our short stay but it was very worth it. We will definitely do the full tour next time we come! Ask for Angie!!!
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Medoc Half-Day Wine Tour
John_D
, Oct 2019
We thoroughly enjoyed this tour of two wineries in the Medoc region. Our guide Lea met us on time and shared her impressive knowledge of wine growing in the Bordeaux region as we drove through the beautiful countryside to and from the wineries. The experience at each of the wineries, although quite different, were both very informative and enjoyable including tastings. we were not hesitate to do additional tours with this group and highly recommend them.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-4
Couple from Vienna, Austria
Olga G
, Oct 2019
Luigi was a perfect guide and for someone, who visited Bordeaux for the first time, it has been very interesting and educative tour.We recomend it as a very pleasant and useful experience.
star-5
Excellent
Patrick_M
, Oct 2019
Very enjoyable. Our guide, Karim, was very knowledgable and personable. Unrushed but not draggy either.
1 traveler found this review helpful

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