Explore the beautiful landscapes of the Bay of Arcachon and Medoc vineyards with this full-day wine tour from Bordeaux! Taste oysters and visit the best châteaux.
The Bay of Arcachon is a beautiful bay located just 55 minutes away from Bordeaux and this wine tour allows you to combine a visit to Arcachon Bay and oyster tasting where you'll also see the biggest sand dune in Europe - Dune du Pyla, and, tour Bordeaux's best châteaux.
Medoc and Bay of Arcachon Full Day Wine Tour from Bordeaux Itinerary
8.30 am: Meet in Bordeaux, leaving for your drive to Arcachon Bay on the Atlantic coast.
10.00 am: Climb the Pyla sand dune, the biggest Sand Dune in Europe. Enjoy the amazing views of the ocean, the bay and the forest!
11.30 am: Arcachon Bay is home to a traditional oyster culture! Savour an oyster tasting at a local producer with a glass of white wine as you overlook the bay!
12.30 pm: Drive back to Bordeaux and enjoy a picnic in the centre of Bordeaux.
1.45 pm: Leave Bordeaux and drive through the "Châteaux Route" of the Medoc.
2.45 pm: Arrive at a charming and authentic family-run estate (either Château Paloumey, Château Chasse-Spleen or Château Siran). Feel the intimacy and authenticity of a private château which has been run by a passionate family for generations. The wine tour will start with a visit to the vineyards, followed by a tour of the château, the traditional vat room and wine the cellar.
You'll learn how to be a wine tasting expert in 20 minutes with a wine-tasting class. You'll learn the steps of a proper wine tasting and train your nose to identify the wines' aromas. You will learn tips and tricks to taste wine like a pro! At the end of the château visit, you will get to put what you've learned into practice with a tasting of the château's wines.
4.30 pm: Visit a Great Classified Growth estate (either Château Gruaud-Larose, Château Lagrange, Château Dauzac or Château Cantenac-Brown). Visit the vineyards, the vat room and the wine cellars of one of the most prestigious châteaux of Bordeaux. Enjoy some explanations about the wine-making process from the vine to the bottle.
You'll finish the château visit with a tasting of the estate's wines while enjoying an aperitif of French delicacies (cheese, fresh bread).
7.15 pm: You'll finish your Arcachon Bay and Wine tour back in Bordeaux.
- Friendly and professional guide
- Tasting of 5 wines (1 with oysters and 2 wines tasted per Chateau)
- Tours in English and French
- Transportation by minibus
- Food and Drink not mentioned
In front of the Bordeaux Tourist Office
Fully Refundable up until 24 hours before departure