2 Days Private Tour in Medoc & Sauternes
One day of visit and tasting in the red wine region and one day in the sweet wine region
This tour is a nice way to discover all the diversity of Bordeaux (red, white, sweet wines) and famous Chateaux Grands Crus Classes.
Note that Chateaux accept tours only by appointments and are subject to availaibilities but you will have the privilege to visit some of the best ones.
Based on our local connection, we will arrange all the reservations in order to give you a large overview of the different Bordeaux styles.
You could also enjoy French regional cuisine in our selection of gourmet restaurant. To give you the best experience, this tour is private (except visits), customized specifically for you and not scheduled for mixed group. You will explore the vineyard in our private minivan with you personal tour guide.
Option : Chateau d'Yquem (€ 75 pp)
The legendary Chateau d'Yquem classified as a Premier Grand Cru Superieur in 1855 welcome you in a luxury ambiance. Visit the Chateau, learn about the Terroir and then finish with a wine tasting of 2 wines : a dry and a sweet one.
For each of our tours and packages there is a detailed section showing what is included or not included. With
Hotel Category 3*** -> € 740 per person
Hotel Category 4**** -> € 800 per person
Hotel Category Deluxe -> € 990 per person
2 days exclusive private minivan A/C transportation - personal guide - 2 nights accommodation in Bordeaux - 2 breakfast - 2 Lunches - visits & tasting fees - Wifi access- insurance - taxes.
Extra charge :
Drinks, option & any personal expenses or service not mentioned in the above itinerary.
Language available : English spoken tour (with french accent)
Can be in a hotel, attractive private guest house or boutique hotel (depending on availability). Located in Bordeaux close from all the main centers of interest, we have selected it on quality, services & strict standards of comfort.
See example of hotel in Bordeaux.
Visits are not private & only by appointment. Chateaux visited & schedules depend on availabilities but most of them are members of "Union des Grands Crus de Bordeaux" which is a mark of quality. We can only confirm visited properties after your payment and a definitive itinerary will be sent to you before your arrival. Usually a tour with wine tasting takes around 1h/1h30 and they propose 2 different wines from the estate. Chateaux & wineries are closed from 12am until 2pm.
The left bank (Medoc)
This day will bring you to the big red cabernet wines. From Margaux to Pauillac you will visit and taste in different chateaux located in distinct regions. Red wines from Margaux are usually softer than the Pauillac one. This is due to the soil (terroir) wich is not the same. Sandy in Margaux it produces a soft Cabernet as we like to say as « feminine » but further North in Pauillac the soil becomes more stony and rocky and makes a stronger and more « masculine » wine. You will learn and experience this during this tour.
During this day you will learn about the sweet wines of Bordeaux. Not so sweet as you could imagine they are usually wines that we like to drink as an aperitif. Young, the range of aromas goes from the citrus, pineapple, mint and move to the coocked fruits, marmelade and honey when it turns older.
Enjoy this during a vertical tasting of old and young vintages.
Grand Hotel de Bordeaux Intercontinental hotel in Bordeaux Deluxe accommodation Hotel de Seze, Bordeaux accommodation in Bordeaux Hotel Majestic, Bordeaux
If you prefer only red wines, you might be also interested in our 2 days Bordeaux wine tasting tour in Medoc and St Emilion regions. If you have less time, see our shorter Bodeaux vineyard tour which is 1 day and half tour.