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Enjoy a full day discovering the french « art de vivre »
Visit at two wonderful chateaux and sample fine wines
Learn the tips and tricks to taste wines like a pro
Taste the delicatessen from three local producers
What to expect
Begin your 3-hour gourmet exploration small group guided tour of Bordeaux by meeting your guide at the Tourist Office. This food tour will take you through Bordeaux at a very leisurely pace, giving you time to admire the historic beauty of the city's architectural gems. Listen as your professional foodie guide offers insight into Bordeaux's culinary history as you walk through the cobbled streets.
Different days brings different opportunities. On Mondays, you'll be able to visit one of the most famous chocolatiers in the city. On Wednesdays and Fridays, follow your guide to a cheese shop to sample cheeses from different parts of the country, such as Roquefort, Brie and Comté. On Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, you'll be able to stop at a local pork butcher shop and enjoy Basque charcuterie.
You'll finish the food tour with a visit to a typical apartment and taste all the products you gathered during the tour. Take your pick from the generous array of food offerings, including many of the items you sampled earlier in the tour, accompanied by a glass of wine.
Around 1.45pm, you will leave Bordeaux in a minivan and follow the "Route des châteaux" of the Médoc. Your guide will provide all the information you need to know about the wine regions of Bordeaux and the Médoc. You will stop in a charming and authentic family property. You will visit the vineyards, take a tour of the traditional winery, and discover the cellar. You will also take part in a tasting class where you will be able to educate your nose to identify the aromas of the wines. At the end of the visit, you will have a tasting of the château's wines.
Around 4.30 pm, you will visit a Grand Cru Classé and more specifically the vineyards, the vat room, and the cellars where you will learn about the winemaking process, from the vine to the bottle. Finally, you will enjoy the visit with a tasting of the estate's wines while enjoying an aperitif with French delicacies (cheese, fresh bread...).
COVID-19 informationThe following health and safety measures are in place, so you can relax and enjoy your experience.
Visitor numbers are limited to reduce crowds
The experience complies with government regulations
Social distancing is enforced
Areas frequented by visitors are regularly disinfected
Hand sanitizers are provided for staff and visitors
All gear/equipment is sanitized between use
Visitors are required to bring and wear masks
Guides and all other staff are required to wear masks
Visitors over 18 must show their ID and proof of one of the following: a full vaccination or first vaccination (this requirement varies depending on the country) received at least 15 days prior, recovery from a COVID-19 infection in the past 6 months, or a negative result from a PCR or antigen test taken no more than 48 hours before the experience starts. This may also apply to those aged 12 and above
Professional and friendly guide
Transportation in minivan
Walking tour of Bordeaux city
Tasting at 3 local producers
Picnic at our appartment
Visits and tastings at two chateaux
4 wine tastings
What's not included
Tips and gratuities
Hotel pick-up and drop-off
Bordeaux Tourist Office, 12 cours du 30 Juillet, 33000, Bordeaux
Meet your guide in front of Bordeaux Tourist Office.
Please arrive 15 minutes prior to tour departure.
BORDOVINO WINE TOURS
Receive a 100% refund if you cancel up to 24 hours before the activity begins.
Important to know
- Confirmation will be received at the time of booking
- A minimum of 2 participants is required for a tour
- This activity has a maximum of 6 people
- The tasting class is not allowed to people who are less than 18 years old
- Children from 10 years old only can join
- The duration of the tour includes transportation