A morning tour to the Arcachon Bay

69 € / adult

The Arcachon’s Bay is a beautiful bay located at a 55 minutes’ drive away from Bordeaux. Arcachon is a bay of 1500 hectares fed by the Atlantic Ocean forming an inland sea with the colors of a lagoon. The Dune du Pyla is the biggest sand dune in Europe!

  • Friendly and professional guide
  • Climbing of the Pyla’s Sand Dune
  • Oyster tasting at a local producer
  • Tours in English and French
  • Small groups of 8 people
  • Transportation by minivan

8:30 am: Meet your guide inf ront of the Bordeaux Tourism Office and be driven to the atlantic coast. Look for the sign "Bordovino - A la française Bordeaux". On the way to the coast, the guide will provide you with information about the Arcachon’s Bay.

10:00 am: Climb the Pyla’s Sand Dune, the biggest Sand Dune in Europe. Enjoy there the amazing views on the ocean, the bay and the forest! Be brave enough to walk down the dune and put one foot (or more!) into the water!

11:30 am: Arcachon’s bay is home of the traditional culture of oysters! Savour an oyster’s tasting at a local producer with a glass of white wine. Share a nice moment of conviviality overlooking the bay !

1.15pm : Drop off in Bordeaux.

by Bordovino À la Française
Bordeaux Tourist Office partner
Bordovino À la Française
Bordeaux Tourist Office partner

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Amazing tour!!
Hyerim Lee 02/20/2020
It was a small group when I joined. I like wine but I had no idea actually. The guide explained a lot of information about the wine and winery in Bordeaux from the baby steps. His explanation was so nice. Also, I asked everything I felt curious although it sounds very stupid, the guide answered well and kindly to all our questions. This tour is very useful because you can get information about wine. and it was fun, you can taste wine and some food for wine. we visited two wineries, we can try over two kinds of wine on both. it would be good if I can try upper-level wine in that winery we visited. but considering price, it was reasonable. overall, it was the fun, tasty, good, useful tour!
Great Tour!
it was wonderful experience for us. I recommend this tour to my friends and would like to join again, next time. Thank you!!!
Claudia Pinto 11/22/2019
Quentin our guide was very nice and with good knowledge of the local history. The visited chateaux were amazing and St. Emilion village is beautiful. Excelent experience!
Fantastic 1/2 day tour
Morgan P (Texas) 11/04/2019
We coupled this afternoon tour with a morning wine education class that we booked through Viator and the two paired perfectly together (FYI - apparently you can buy a whole day ticket that also includes the morning class through the tourism website, but we didn’t know this at the time. If you do that it includes lunch too. Several couples in our group did this). There were 8 people in our van and that is the max, and we liked the small intimate group for this tour. This tour included visits at 2 different “Chateaus”, one in Fronsac and another in St Emillion (our guide, Gideon, said the vineyards chosen vary by day with each booking, and they work with about 40 different top rated vineyards overall). The first tour stop gave us a tour of their vintage family home, the production facilities and an education about the region/wine making process; included 2 tastings. The second stop also gave us a tour of the original family’s castle like home and where the wine production process happens, but was slightly less “educational” than the first stop and more laid back which was a nice end to the day; included 2 tastings and yummy charcuterie board. The second stop also had a super helpful property manager who answered all our questions and helped us understand more about how to taste their wine as we sipped on a “classe” grade “rouge vin” and enjoyed our snack — we LOVED this guy almost as much as his wine. Then we finished the day up with about an hour of free time to explore inside St Emillion. Our tour guide Gideon was very knowledgable about the area and utilized the time driving in the car to share interesting info about the region and then how to navigate St Emillion at the end of the day. He also gave us a list of bars and restaurants in Bordeaux to try which we really appreciated. Would highly recommend this tour overall if you’re wanting the chance to see and taste a few vineyards and have a tour guide who is passionate about the region, and is the perfect balance of actually “touring” whilst giving an appropriate amount of free time to explore. I scowered loads of reviews for the various 1/2 day tours available and am so glad we went with this one. It was perfect!
Wonderful experience for a couple of wine novices
Dawn Orlowski 11/04/2019
Our guide, Quinton, was very personable and quite knowledgeable. He gave us a nice overview of the wine making process from the growing of the grapes to the final product. We learned how different grapes and processing contribute to different “flavors”. We visited 2 chateaus and tasted 6 different wines of a few quality levels for comparison. Our guides at the chateaus were also very nice and informative. The side trip to St Emilion was a nice addition. The wine tasting instruction was very basic but this was perfect for our group of novices. If you already have a good base of wine knowledge, this is probably not the tour for you. However, if you are just starting out and want some basic info and an enjoyable afternoon, I would definitely recommend this tour. Booking was easy. Our trip was late Oct. 2019.
Excellent tour with an excellent guide
Mogens Hallander 10/30/2019
Hugo, out driver and guide for the day, a very knowledgeable guy, took the small group of 8 turist around the region of Medoc. It became a very pleasant and informative afternoon with tastings of some interesting wines. We can highly recommend this tour.
  • english
  • french
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4 hours

What's included

Entrance Fee to the Pyla Sand Dune

Oysters tastings at a local producer


Not included

Pick up and drop off at the hotel

Number of participants

We require a minimum of 2 participants to operate the tour. Otherwise, Bordovino will have to cancel the tour and offer a full refund to the customer.

Good to know

This tour is operated by Bordovino à la Française

Meeting point

12 Cours du 30 Juillet, 33000 Bordeaux, France

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Paysage spectaculaire
Paul Dumont 11/08/2019
La dégustation d'huîtres…! Sur l'heure du lunch, nous laisse sur notre faim…! Visite du village d'Arcachon aurait été un plus! Dans l'ensemble, le tour fut plaisant.
Très belle excursion avec un super guide
Claudine Tremblay 10/28/2019
Ce fut très agréable. Je n’ ai eu aucune difficulté. Je vais recommander cette activité avec joie
Belle escapade sur la dune du Pyla
Maya Aeschlimann 10/21/2019
Je recommande vivement cette excursion au bassin d'Arcachon... belle vue depuis la dune du Pyla, escaladée par l'escalier en bois... top ! Puis descente à flanc de coteau... tranquillement. Bonne dégustation de huîtres et crevettes.. visite enrichissante (avec un petit groupe de personnes) présentée par un guide sympa et très intéressant.
Lieu magnifique!!
ANNIE GERMAIN 09/29/2019
Une randonnée des plus intéressante et de belles decouvertes !!