Private Full-Day Wine Tour of the Magical Médoc

Private Full-Day Wine Tour of the Magical Médoc
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An authentic taste of Bordeaux's most famous châteaux

Tour type: Private , Duration: 9 Hours 30 Minutes

Product ID: 66390
Description

Discover Bordeaux and the Medoc wine region with this behind the scenes visits to three of the classifed châteaux - Margaux, St Julien, Pauillac, St Estephe with this full-day wine tour.
 
You will be picked up from your hotel or boat in Bordeaux and then drive 45 minutes or so to the Medoc.
 
You will travel the length of the D2 'route de chateaux' to see all of the sites of the famous villages and grand châteaux such as Margaux, Lafite Rothschild and Latour. As you ascend the Medoc the proportion of Cabernet Sauvignon grows in relation to the increased amount of gravel stones in the soil.
 
Impressive grand châteaux are located here in the flattish landscape of this peninsular. Estates are bigger and this is the land where the 1855 Classification rules still today. Smaller Haut Médoc properties or from less prestigious appellations offer wonderful value for money just being on the wrong side of the line!
 
You will visit three châteaux with the chance to lunch in between at a local restaurant where you will rub shoulders with the Bordeaux world of wine! This will...

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Discover Bordeaux and the Medoc wine region with this behind the scenes visits to three of the classifed châteaux - Margaux, St Julien, Pauillac, St Estephe with this full-day wine tour.
 
You will be picked up from your hotel or boat in Bordeaux and then drive 45 minutes or so to the Medoc.
 
You will travel the length of the D2 'route de chateaux' to see all of the sites of the famous villages and grand châteaux such as Margaux, Lafite Rothschild and Latour. As you ascend the Medoc the proportion of Cabernet Sauvignon grows in relation to the increased amount of gravel stones in the soil.
 
Impressive grand châteaux are located here in the flattish landscape of this peninsular. Estates are bigger and this is the land where the 1855 Classification rules still today. Smaller Haut Médoc properties or from less prestigious appellations offer wonderful value for money just being on the wrong side of the line!
 
You will visit three châteaux with the chance to lunch in between at a local restaurant where you will rub shoulders with the Bordeaux world of wine! This will give you a wonderful insight into Bordeaux, its wines and its people. We will try and meet those involved with the winemaking process to get an insider's view. We will visit a grand cru classé château in two of these famous villages.
 
Lots of properties are still family-owned, most are classified and all produce great wine. A smaller independent producer (SIP) will be included if possible, where you can meet the winemaker to see the 'other side' (there are 7000 properties in Bordeaux and only around 200 of them belong to the elite group called the Grand Cru Classé).

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About this activity
Tour Timings
9:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Group size
2 - 8
Languages
English, French
The meeting point
Your hotel or ship in Bordeaux

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Includes
  • Three chateaux visits
  • Three wine tastings
  • Expert local wine guide
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
  • Transportation by private vehicle
  • Third party insurance
  • Tailor-made organisation
  • Lunch (around 25€pp in a local brasserie)

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Full payment upon booking.

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Cancellation Policy

If you cancel your tour more than 60 days (two months) before the start date, you receive a full refund.
You will be refunded 25% of the total cost of the tour should you cancel less than 60 days before your tour.
There is no refund if the tour is cancelled 14 days or less before the start date.
Any changes to dates, content or duration of itineraries after one week of the initial demand will be billed 50€ per itinerary day for the time involved.

Organized by

Nicolle

Over twenty years of experience, enables Nicolle to open doors and organise visits that truly go behind the scenes and meet the passionate people that make the wine. The big famous châteaux are wonderful to see and we love to show too the smaller producer in private wine tours that get to the real heart of Bordeaux wines! My guides are all professional wine people specialist in winetasting and having fun!


Product ID: 66390

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