private wine tasting tour in castles and appellations of Bordeaux area
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Médoc full day tour

Discover the Grands Crus Classés of famous Médoc appellations like Pauillac, Margaux and St-Julien

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Elodie's TEAM | about the guide

Famous for its refined red wines, the Medoc is one of the most famous areas of the Bordeaux region. Located on the west side of the Bordeaux area, it retains many stunning Châteaux producing some of the best wines in the world, also called Grands Crus Classés. On this private day tour, become a wine connoisseur, following a local expert guide in a comprehensive tour of the Medoc area. After meeting your chauffeur guide in the center of Bordeaux, you will travel about an hour and half, driving down the scenic Route des Châteaux where are lined up many vineyards and wineries such as Château Pichon Baron, Château Lafite Rothschild, Château Mouton Rothschild, Château Cos d’Estournel and Château Margaux. In the wine-growing appellations of Margaux, St-Julien, Pauillac and St-Estephe, learn about the Grands Crus Classés elite and their history, while visiting the most emblematic Châteaux and enjoying a tasting of their best wines. And to make sure you treat your taste buds, you will experience the delicious regional gastronomy during a lunch in a traditional brasserie (or a gourmet restaurant if you prefer), learning how to pair your food with the local fine wines. You will return to the city of Bordeaux with your guide at the end of the day.

(3 reviews)
  • Bordeaux and the wine region
    France
  • 9 hrs
    DURATION
  • 8
    MAX. No. ON TOUR

TOUR DETAILS

keywords :
Bordeaux wine tour, Bordeaux wine region visit, Bordeaux wine day tour, Medoc wine Bordeaux, Médoc day tour, wine Médoc tour, Grands crus classés wine tour Bordeaux, Médoc tour, Château Margaux, Château Pichon Baron, Château Lafite Rothschild
transport :
comfortable and spacious private vehicle (minivan)
ACTIVITY LEVEL :
Light
ACCESSIBLE TO THE DISABLED :
yes
Kid friendly :
Children are welcome
LANGUAGES:
Espagnol/Spanish (Bilingual), Anglais/English (Bilingual), Français/French (native)
MAX. No. OF PEOPLE :
8

INCLUDED IN THE TOUR

- Service of a private English-speaking local guide expert in wine for 9 hours - Private transportation - Entrance fees, visit and wine tasting in 2-3 prestigious Châteaux in the Pauillac, St-Julien and Margaux appellations.

NOT INCLUDED

- Food and drinks - Personal expenses - Extra fees for transfer when pickup and drop-off points are not in Bordeaux

ITINERARY

Discover the beautiful wine region of Medoc on an exclusive full-day tour led by a local expert guide. Departing from the center of Bordeaux together with your chauffeur guide, you will travel on a comfortable private vehicle, heading to the scenic countryside. On your way, you will take the small Route des Châteaux, passing through some of the world’s most renowned wine-growing villages such as Margaux, St-Julien, Pauillac, and St-Estèphe, where you will discover some magnificent historical wineries including Château Pichon Baron, Château Margaux, Château Lafite Rothschild and Château Mouton Rothschild, part of the famous Grands Crus Classés. Your first stop will be the charming town of Margaux where you will visit a Grand Cru Classé Château dating back to 1855, followed by a wine tasting (or you will go to a family-run cooperage to learn about the importance of French oak in the Bordeaux winemaking process). After a delicious lunch in a local brasserie or gourmet restaurant (your choice), you will leave Margaux and head to Pauillac where you will visit another Grand Cru Classé and taste its wines. Your last stop will be the beautiful appellation of St-Julien where you will visit a third winery Grand Cru Classé followed by a wine tasting. Your guide will drive you back to Bordeaux at the end of the day.

WHERE AND WHEN?

MEET-UP LOCATION:
Your hotel in Bordeaux center (or other location close to Bordeaux)
END OF TOUR LOCATION:
Your hotel in Bordeaux center (or other location close to Bordeaux)

about
your guide

Elodie

BORDEAUX

languages :
Espagnol/Spanish, Anglais/English, Français/French

I was born and raised in the Bordeaux area, few steps away from the picturesque village of Saint-Emilion and its endless vineyards. In my family, wine runs through the veins. My grandfather was a wine-maker, my brother manages a winery, and my cousin sells wine. Working in the fine food industry abroad (US and Latin America) for twelve years, I decided to change my life and career from marketing director to professional tour guide, coming back to my beautiful region to share its treasures. Passionate about meeting with people from different countries and cultures, becoming a guide was quite a destiny, especially after organizing several amateur wine tours for friends visiting from the US. Today I am never tired of showing the beauty, culture and bustle of the Bordeaux region. Holding a level 3 WSET (certificate in wines and spirits education trust), I can lead wine-oriented tours in the Medoc, Saint-Emilion, Pomerol and many other areas of the Bordeaux region, in Spanish, French and English languages. I also work with two other guides and wine experts, Laura and Laetitia. Exploring my region with visitors is always a new and inspiring experience. I invite you to follow me in the top wineries and discover the Bordeaux area through the eyes of a native. NB: My tours are always tailor-made to suit your needs and interests.

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3 reviews

average rate :
Sylvia
Hong Kong - 21.06.2019

I have the pleasure to join Unique Tours Factory's Medoc and St Emilion wine tours in June. I am glad I made the choice as it gives me and my husband, who don't want either a pricy and lengthy wine tour or a standard group tour, privacy and leisure to enjoy the visits. The choice of Chateaus is unique for both tours and the guide, Lea, is absolutely most professional. Lea is very knowledgeable about Bordeaux, and her introduction is interesting even for us who already have some ideas about Bordeaux wines. She also brought us to two restaurants which are really fabulous; St Julien in Medoc is one of our best meals in 5 France visits. One last note is in the St Emilion tour, we made a private chateau visit, which led us to taste and actually buy other selection of wine which may not be famous as a brand, yet with very good price performance.

Jameson
United States - 04.05.2018

My family and I spent a week in France, including Paris, Bordeaux and Normandy. Without question, the day we spent with Laetitia was the highlight of the trip. The chateaux were incredible, and her knowledge of them, of Bordeaux and of the area was spectacular. The lunch she arranged was probably the best meal of the entire trip, and we were all sad when it finally finished. Would recommend without reservation and would absolutely book again!

James
United States - 06.11.2017

Laura was a fantastic guide we enjoyed the tour the whole day was a lot of fun

Médoc full day tour private wine tasting tour in castles and appellations of Bordeaux area
Rated 5.0/ 5stars based on 3 customer reviews
Product description: Famous for its refined red wines, the Medoc is one of the most famous areas of the Bordeaux region. Located on the west side of the Bordeaux area, it retains many stunning Châteaux producing some of the best wines in the world, also called Grands Crus Classés. On this private day tour, become a wine connoisseur, following a local expert guide in a comprehensive tour of the Medoc area. After meeting your chauffeur guide in the center of Bordeaux, you will travel about an hour and half, driving down the scenic Route des Châteaux where are lined up many vineyards and wineries such as Château Pichon Baron, Château Lafite Rothschild, Château Mouton Rothschild, Château Cos d’Estournel and Château Margaux. In the wine-growing appellations of Margaux, St-Julien, Pauillac and St-Estephe, learn about the Grands Crus Classés elite and their history, while visiting the most emblematic Châteaux and enjoying a tasting of their best wines. And to make sure you treat your taste buds, you will experience the delicious regional gastronomy during a lunch in a traditional brasserie (or a gourmet restaurant if you prefer), learning how to pair your food with the local fine wines. You will return to the city of Bordeaux with your guide at the end of the day. Customer reviews:
Médoc full day tour ,
5/ 5stars
I have the pleasure to join Unique Tours Factory's Medoc and St Emilion wine tours in June. I am glad I made the choice as it gives me and my husband, who don't want either a pricy and lengthy wine tour or a standard group tour, privacy and leisure to enjoy the visits. The choice of Chateaus is unique for both tours and the guide, Lea, is absolutely most professional. Lea is very knowledgeable about Bordeaux, and her introduction is interesting even for us who already have some ideas about Bordeaux wines. She also brought us to two restaurants which are really fabulous; St Julien in Medoc is one of our best meals in 5 France visits. One last note is in the St Emilion tour, we made a private chateau visit, which led us to taste and actually buy other selection of wine which may not be famous as a brand, yet with very good price performance.
Médoc full day tour ,
5/ 5stars
My family and I spent a week in France, including Paris, Bordeaux and Normandy. Without question, the day we spent with Laetitia was the highlight of the trip. The chateaux were incredible, and her knowledge of them, of Bordeaux and of the area was spectacular. The lunch she arranged was probably the best meal of the entire trip, and we were all sad when it finally finished. Would recommend without reservation and would absolutely book again!
Médoc full day tour ,
5/ 5stars
Laura was a fantastic guide we enjoyed the tour the whole day was a lot of fun