Bordeaux, Secrets des grands vins © Olivier Harrassowski
Bordeaux, Secrets des grands vins  © F.Poincet - Château Giscours
Bordeaux, Secrets des grands vins © Loïc Graniczny - Musée du Vin et du Négoce
Bordeaux, Secrets des grands vins © APC VIAUD - Château Maucaillou
Bordeaux, Secrets des Grands Vins © JordyMeow
Bordeaux, Secrets des grands vins © Olivier Harrassowski
Bordeaux, Secrets des grands vins  © F.Poincet - Château Giscours
Bordeaux, Secrets des grands vins © Loïc Graniczny - Musée du Vin et du Négoce
Bordeaux, Secrets des grands vins © APC VIAUD - Château Maucaillou
Bordeaux, Secrets des Grands Vins © JordyMeow
Excursion

Bordeaux, secrets of great wines

79 € / adult

A day spent in the city and the vineyards to understand the secrets behind the wines of Bordeaux! In Bordeaux, the world of wine revolves around producers and négociants (merchants) - 70% of all wines are sold by the latter.

  • Walking tour to discover the history of wine in Bordeaux
  • Visit of the Museum of Wine Trade
  • Lunch in a local restaurant Baud & Millet
  • In the afternoon excursion to Saint-Emilion (Wednesday) or Medoc (Saturday)
  • Tour conducted by official guide with professional card, French and English

09:30am: departure from the Bordeaux Tourist Office by coach to the Wine Museum.

Your day will begin with a walking tour of the Chartrons district, which has been the centre of the wine trade for several centuries. The museum devoted to negociants shows how they came from Northern Europe in the 17th century and contributed greatly to Bordeaux's prosperity. The role of the Port of Bordeaux in exporting wine is also stressed.

12:00am: relaxed lunch in the restaurant Baud & Millet

01:30pm: After lunch it is time to go to Saint-Emilion or the Médoc (depending on the program).

Wednesday in Saint-Emilion: the afternoon begins with a visit to the famous medieval town and its amazing underground church followed by a tour at an estate including a tasting. The secrets of making fine wine will be explained in detail: terroir, grape varieties, winemaking, barrel ageing, etc.

Saturday in the Medoc: two tours with tasting are planned, one in a family-owned estate and the other one in a château famous for its typical regional architecture. 

06:30pm: return to Bordeaux (arrival)

Organised by the Bordeaux Tourist Office

by Bordeaux Tourism & Conventions
Bordeaux Tourist Office partner
Bordeaux Tourism & Conventions
Bordeaux Tourist Office partner

The Tourist Office is at your disposal 7 days 7 to advise you, refer, offer tours and guided tours. Do not hesitate to contact us, it is with pleasure that we will discover the heritage and the vineyards of Bordeaux.

They had this experience with Bordeaux Tourism & Conventions

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A good opportunity to discover a famous wine region of France
Jeff M 09/14/2019
Interesting tour of the region covering three chateaux and an opportunity to taste a variety of wines. The coach from central Bordeaux was comfortable and the bi-lingual tour guide on board was clearly highly knowledgeable and passionate about the region. The setting of the first vineyard was stunning. The lunch at the second vineyard was excellent and we were fortunate to have the host of that chateau on our table who was fluent in both English and French describing how she came to be an expert in this industry. The third visit was also nice but perhaps the day was beginning to stretch at that stage, possibly due to the effect of the long lunch! Nevertheless, would certainly recommend.
T
Fantastic Tour!
Tom Dickson 09/11/2019
My wife and I enjoyed the tour very much. Tour guide was very knowledgable and kept us informed and entertained. The vineyard tour was also lovely, and the wine was fantastic. Great value and highly recommended. Thank you!
J
Excellent value wine tour
Jane Lumsden 09/10/2019
Wonderful afternoon in the Medoc region. Knowledgeable guide. Both wineries we visited were beautiful, with interesting tours and delicious tasting. I really don't think you could find a better value wine tour from Bordeaux. We also had the Bordeaux City Pass which meant we got an additional discount
J
High expectations, bad results
Juan Antonio Rivera 09/08/2019
I've bought a ticket to Blaye & Bourg, ended in Entre-deux-Mers. Apparently every ticket says "Chateaux & Terroirs" without specifying where you should go. From a total of 6 wines we tasted, only one was red. I wouldn't pay 42 euros again for the tour.

Answer from Visiter Bordeaux

Dear Sir, We thank you for your message. As you can see in the description above, the destination is different every day. Your visit was booked for tuesday, September 3. The destination planned on tuesday is Entre-deux-Mers, an appellation famous for its white wines. According to the schedule, Blaye and Bourg is planned on Mondays. We are sorry for this misunderstanding, and regret that this tour didn't fit your expectations. Best regards - Bordeaux Tourism Office Team
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A fine wine
Kaal Kaczmarek 09/07/2019
A lovely experience with an enthusiastic and very knowledgeable guide . The trip proceeded very smoothly and the winery experience was very enjoyable and the only difficulty was putting down our wine glasses and leaving! Highly recommended.
T
Exceptional Wine tour close to Bordeaux city
Tony O'Connell 08/29/2019
The people involved in the tour were most informative and friendly. The tour of the Chateau was most interesting and I learned a lot. The wine tasting was very comprehensive. The visit to the wine bar was a treat. The owner was as amusing as he was knowledgeable. Booking was simple online, with a reduction for holders of the Citypass. It was the best morning I spent in Bordeaux and I didn't want it to end. The highlight of my visit to Bordeaux and I have no hesitation in recommending it to anyone visiting the city.
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Duration

9 hours

What's included

Guide, transportation, visits, wine tasting, lunch according to the program.

Not included

Personal expenses

Number of participants

From 5 to 15 in the morning, from 5 to 53 in the afternoon

Meeting point

12 Cours du 30 Juillet, Bordeaux, France

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Nice guide.
Vita Ramiņa 07/18/2019
Much information. Good lunch. Yes.
K
All day tour
Kayla Bond 05/09/2019
I participated in the all day tour which was definitely worth the money! We had an amazing lunch and got to drink lots of wine. However, the tour guide was spitting information at us non-stop. Great value for the price especially if you want to know a lot of history and information about the wine, but I sensed that many of the other travelers were hoping for a few breaks and opportunities to talk amongst each other sometimes rather than being lectured at the entire tour. Also should provide designated bathroom breaks because many people did not go when they needed to making sure they didn’t miss any part of the tour.
D
Great day touring Bordeaux.
Diandra 11/03/2018
We really enjoyed our tour. We only had the weekend in Bordeaux so this was the perfect was to see a bit of the town and the wine region. A great balance of history, walking the town, Château and Wine! The lunch was good too. I would recommend to anyone visiting!
O
Interesting and well organised
Orcadia 10/31/2018
Super and well-informed guide (Veronique); excellent and skilled coach driver: very clear and easy to understand Vigneronne (also Veronique) at Chateau Champion. Bravo les deux Veroniques!