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
79 € / adult
(17 reviews)
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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

(526 reviews)
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Saint-Emilion, a world heritage site with lunch
Debra Linkert 07/14/2019
This was a wonderful tour...the wineries we visited were beautiful with well kept grounds. Explanations about making wine were very interesting. Loved the taste testing. Lunch was delicious and there was lots to eat. Of Course the wine was wonderful too. The heritage site of Saint-Emilion was well worth the money...The village is so quaint. Our Guide was very informative and spoke English very well. Trip well worth the money. Thanks.
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Fantastic tour in Graves
Karin Wastring 07/14/2019
Great tour with professional guide, we visited two estates and the lunch was fantastic.
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Really good experience
Kat F. 07/12/2019
It was a really nice day, well organised and thought out. It is quite an intense day, with a lot packed in! The wines were excellent and the vineyard staff friendly and knowledgeable without being condescending.
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Day out in the Medoc
Kenneth Millsteed 07/12/2019
We visited 3 wineries in the Medoc region on our 'Best Of' tour. The wineries featured beautiful gardens, diverse architecture and of course great wine. The representatives who managed our visit at each of the wineries were very professional and welcoming. The presentations on the history and operation of the wineries was very interesting and surprisingly diverse with insights to the various issues and challenges in managing the business. Our tour guide and the driver were intent on providing a memorable day and were very much appreciated by the participants. The only issue was a general issue in touring in France, that is a lack of catering for vegetarians. A lunch was included and was fine for non vegetarians, but a vegetarian salad was a challenge. Please ask at booking if there are dietary needs. Very much enjoyed the day and recommend this tour.
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DO NOT BOOK THIS TOUR
Patrick Magill 07/10/2019
This company does not work well with others. They are extremely unhelpful and their customer service is terrible. They have a horrible refund/exchange policy.
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Origins of Bordeaux
Dorothy Swann 07/07/2019
Easy to book on line. Nice small group and good basis of history of the city. Easy walking and insights. Would recommend.
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  • french
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Good to know

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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(17 reviews)
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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.
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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!
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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!
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tres belle activite
JL 10/06/2018
Je recommande cette très belle activité qui nous a permis de découvrir certaines des facettes de Bordeaux par l'entremise de notre guide, Yanes, qui fut excellente. Le repas du midi était aussi une belle expérience dans un bistro spécialisé dans les fromages. Les deux Châteaux visités l'après-midi furent intéressant surtout le premier (château Lanessant) grâce aux talents de l'experte du site qui a fourni multitude d'informations autant en français qu'en anglais. Seul bémol, sur environ 50 personnes nous n'étions que 4 personnes de langue française et le reste anglaise. Ceux-ci parlait entre-eux pendant que la guide nous faisait la présentation, pas toujours évident de bien entendre. Malgré-tout nous avons bien aimé et recommandons fortement cette visite qui offre un excellent rapport qualité prix. Un gros merci à Yanes notre guide.