Explore the beautiful landscapes of the Bay of Arcachon and Medoc vineyards with this full day wine tour!
The Bay of Arcachon is a beautiful bay located just 55 minutes away from Bordeaux. Arcachon Bay boasts the biggest dune in Europe - Dune du Pyla.
8.30 am: Meet and drive to 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 quick picnic in the centre of Bordeaux.
1.45 pm: Leave Bordeaux and drive through the "Chateau Route" of the Medoc.
2.45 pm: Arrive at a charming and authentic family-run estate (Chateau Paloumey, Chateau Chasse-Spleen, Chateau Siran). Feel the intimacy and authenticity of a private chateau which has been run by a passionate family for generations. Start the visit in the vineyards, visit the château, tour around the traditional vat room and discover the cellar.
Become a wine expert in 20 minutes with a wine tasting class. Learn the steps of a proper tasting and educate your nose in order to identify the wines' aromas. You will learn tips and tricks to taste like a pro! At the end of the visit, put what you've learnt into practice with a tasting of the chateau's wines.
4.30 pm: Visit a Great Classified Growth estate (Chateau Gruaud-Larose, Chateau Lagrange, Chateau Dauzac, Chateau Cantenac-Brown). Visit the vineyards, the vat room and the cellars of one of the most prestigious chateaux of Bordeaux. Enjoy some explanations about the wine making process from the vine to the bottle.
Finish the visit with a tasting of the estate's wines while enjoying an aperitif of French delicacies (cheese, fresh bread).
7.15 pm: Back in Bordeaux.
- Tasting of 5 wines (1 with oysters and 2 wines tasted per Chateau)
- Friendly and professional guide
- 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