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Bordeaux: Wine Country Vineyards Tour w/ Local Wine Tastings

1. Bordeaux: Wine Country Vineyards Tour w/ Local Wine Tastings

If you have only a few hours to see the Bordeaux wine country this tour is just for you. Discover Medoc, Saint-Emilion, Graves, and Sauternes or Entre-deux-Mers — each with its own charm. The wine region depends on the day of your visit. The tour leaves from the Bordeaux Tourist Office; it gives you the opportunity to discover different types of châteaux and taste the colors of the wines according to the wine region. During the trip, your guide will explain Bordeaux wine and give a lot of information. Tuesday to Saturday: Stop at 2 wine estates (around 1 hour and 15 minutes at each), visit the technical part with the oak barrels, the vats, learn about the wine process, the seasons, the varieties, and more. At the end of each visit, enjoy a tasting of two wines of the property with advice about the steps of the art of tasting (the quantity is limited by French law). Sunday and Monday:The destination is Saint-Emilion, one of the most famous places in the world for wine and heritage. Follow your guide through the Saint-Emilion village to admire some of the old remarkable buildings and go into the amazing underground church. The second part of the afternoon includes a visit to a wine estate and a tasting of two wines. On the way back to Bordeaux your guide can answer any questions or give advice. Arrive in Bordeaux in the evening. Monday: Saint-Emilion or Fronsac Tuesday: Medoc Wednesday: Graves and Sauternes Thursday: Bourg and Blaye Friday: Entre-deux-Mers Saturday: Medoc Sunday: Saint-Emilion

From Bordeaux: Full-Day St Emilion Wine Tasting Tour

2. From Bordeaux: Full-Day St Emilion Wine Tasting Tour

The wine region of Libournais encompasses much of what is referred to as the Right Bank. Named after its historical capital, the expression Right Bank typically refers to wines from the Pomerol and St-Emilion areas of the Libournais. There are several villages around the region that share the Saint-Émilion name, such as Montagne-Saint-Émilion and St-Georges-Saint-Émilion which are named the satellite appellations. The area is bordered to the west by Pomerol. Merlot is the dominant grape in this area, followed by Cabernet Franc and a very small quantity of Malbec that is tending to disappear. The climate and damper, cool soils of the area make it difficult for Cabernet Sauvignon grapes to fully ripen and as such is less often used. Depart for the Saint Emilion wine region and enjoy a visit and wine tasting at a famous classified growth Chateaux of the Pomerol or Saint Emilion appellation. Afterward, arrive in the village of Saint Emilion and enjoy a guided walking tour with your guide to discovering the main monuments of this quaint hilltop village. During your free time for lunch and personal discovery, visit the underground monuments of Saint Emilion. In the afternoon, experience another visit and wine tasting session in one of the selected Classified Chateaus of Saint Emilion.

Bordeaux: Brunch & Cruise Aboard the Yacht "Le Luna"

3. Bordeaux: Brunch & Cruise Aboard the Yacht "Le Luna"

Brighten up your Sunday with a yacht cruise aboard Le Luna accompanied by a 100% homemade sweet and savory meal for brunch. Take advantage of this exclusive experience on the only yacht cruise with brunch offered on the Garonne River. Come aboard and prepare to enjoy a continental buffet with homemade and seasonal foods. Sit back, relax, and enjoy scenic views of Bordeaux from the Garonne River. 

Bordeaux Cheese and Wine Tasting

4. Bordeaux Cheese and Wine Tasting

Tantalize your taste buds in an historic cheese cellar and taste different cheeses and the wines that make the Bordeaux region so famous throughout the world. Soak up the fun and informative atmosphere as you savor 9 AOC cheeses from all over France, complemented by 3 regional wines from Bordeaux. Discover how to pair wine and cheese and experience a wide range of flavors and aromas on this exciting tour.

Bordeaux: Introduction to Bordeaux Wines Tasting Workshop

5. Bordeaux: Introduction to Bordeaux Wines Tasting Workshop

Take an unconventional wine course in downtown Bordeaux. Let your host share their passion for wine with you as you immerse yourself in local wine in this event that hovers between a class and an night out at a wine bar.  Be welcomed by your host and start with a white wine. Listen as your host provides easy-to-follow instructions on how to taste wine like a pro. Follow your white wine with two red wines, a rich-tasting Saint Emilion and a Medoc. Delight your palate as you, as you pair these tastings with an expertly selected board of cheeses and cold cuts from local producers. Hear about grapes varieties, the importance of soils, climate, blending and labels like 'AOC.' Leave with skills that will last a lifetime.

Full-Day Medoc Wine Tour

6. Full-Day Medoc Wine Tour

Departing from a central location in Bordeaux, this small group tour explores the beautiful Medoc wine-growing region of France. You will head towards the famous wine-producing appellations such as Margaux, Saint Julien, Pauillac and Saint Estephe. You will enjoy 3 visits in Classified Growth or Cru Bourgeois estates that have been carefully selected for their exceptional setting and quality of wine. You will learn all there is to know about the history of the estates, the wine making process, as well as the techniques used during wine making. A wine tasting session follows the visits. The Medoc area covers approximately 5,700 hectares of declared vineyards, producing an average 300,000 hectoliters of wine per year. Of the grape varieties permitted, 50% of the viticultural area is planted with Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot, and to a lesser extent Petit Verdot and Malbec. Also allowed within the AOC regulations are the varieties Cabernet Franc and Carménère. After your tasting sessions, follow the castle road to see some of the most famous châteaux of the region, such as Chateau Margaux, Chateau Palmer, or Chateau Pichon Longueville.

Bordeaux: Nighttime Highlights Walking Tour

7. Bordeaux: Nighttime Highlights Walking Tour

Enjoy Bordeaux's highlights as they are lit at night and soak up the nighttime atmosphere in this marvelous city. Savor a sweet local Cannelé pastry along the way. Exploring amazing landmarks, understand more about the history behind them, and find old touristic squares all lit and shining. Take in the nightlife in a city that doesn't sleep.

Sarlat Gourmet Tour & Market Visit with Tastings

8. Sarlat Gourmet Tour & Market Visit with Tastings

Welcome to Sarlat, one of the most fascinating small towns of France. Take a tour on market day and follow your guide through the winding streets and stroll through the colorful stalls as he introduces you to local delicacies. In addition, discover all the main sites the town has to offer including the Lantern of the Dead, Saint Sacerdos Cathedral, Saint Mary church and covered market, the house of La Boétie and so much more. The Dordogne is world-renowned for its traditional gastronomy. High quality products used to prepare local cuisine include foie gras, duck and goose dishes, the famous black truffles of the Périgord, chestnuts, walnuts (which have been awarded their own AOC Label) and Périgord strawberries. Learn about the Bergerac and Monbazillac wines (13 of which are AOC) which are produced from top grape varities that are neighbors to the Grands Crus Classés of Bordeaux. Your tour will include stops where you will tast delicious specialities of the region including duck, cheese, walnuts and wine. It's the perfect way to explore the tastes of the area and learn more about Sarlat and the Dordogne.

Bordeaux Essentials Full Day Small Group Wine Tour

9. Bordeaux Essentials Full Day Small Group Wine Tour

This full day guided tour is the ultimate Bordeaux lifestyle experience. Impress your taste buds and get a real sense of life in France. You'll spend the day relaxing and exploring the remarkable richness and diversity of Bordeaux's wines. By the end of the day, you'll be a Bordeaux wine expert!  Start the tour with the Grand Cru Classé winery in the Graves region. Enjoy a variety of their red and dry white wines. Next, visit a family-owned wine estate in Entre-Deux-Mers, considered Bordeaux's 'Little Tuscany'. Here, indulge in a traditional French picnic with local produce, cheese, and cured meat. After lunch, visit the medieval village of Saint-Emilion. Your guide will show you the charming streets and tell you about the history of the region, which is classified as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. After visiting the village, you'll enjoy one last wine tasting at an authentic family-owned wine estate in Saint-Emilion or Pomerol. However, all good things must come to an end and you'll soon be comfortably returned to central Bordeaux.

Bordeaux food tour

10. Bordeaux food tour

Meet your friendly guide at Place de la Bourse then set out on a food-lovers walking tour through the charming streets of Bordeaux. The tour takes you to a number of historic eateries, modern cafes, and trendy restaurants where you can sample the true gastronomic wonders of this city. Get into the groove with a little wine tasting. White, red, or rosé, you will taste a glass of a high-quality organic vino, and discover how it is made. Try one of the best traditional French dishes, the homemade multiple courses, grilled meat with parsley potatoes Limousin beef tartar, chips Chef's fish, or a vegetarian skillet of seasonal vegetables. End with refined chocolate bonbons from a local female chocolatier who has won several awards, and the keepsake, a little caramelized hazelnut treat from a small local family business. Come and discover this famous ice cream parlor with a selection of 80 flavors, 60 of which are organic, made in an artisanal way. An exclusive and natural experience.

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The guide was very helpful and nice person. His knowledge goes far behind ordinary facts and things, and he really enjoys guiding. Pastries were interesting, as well as pastry shops (preferred one is with hazelnut products). Definetely recomended tour.

Well chosen wine chateaus, each featuring a unique strength. One organic, one Grand Cru Classe, one from an adjacent area that produces fine wines at a lower price point making for an excellent value. Stan was a wonderful host/guide.

Loved the day. Emilie was an amazing guide. She was knowledgeable of the history, vineyards, wines and the local activities. She really shared her joy of the area and really was amazing.

Very enjoyable and informative. The wines and cheeses were delicious and the atmosphere was lovely and low key. We learned a lot and will try these pairings at home too.

Adrian was very knowledgeable and informative explaining wine tasting and the Bordeaux region at the right level to enable everyone to understand.