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2 wine regions within a day : Saint-Emilion and Medoc

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    The program:

    9.00 am: Meet your guide in front of the Bordeaux tourist Office and jump into our minivan. Drive around 40 minutes to Saint-Emilion. On the way, your guide will give you loads of information about our region, our wines and our culture. He / she will be more than happy to answer all your questions!

    9.45 am: Visit of the village of Saint-Emilion. Enjoy a guided tour in the little streets of the old town of Saint Emilion dating back from the 9th century and still perfectly preserved thanks to its classification on the UNESCO heritage list. The village is located at the top of a hill and offers breathtaking views on the surrounding vineyards.

    10.45 am: Be warmly welcome at a beautiful Classified Growth chateau (Grand Cru Classé in French) just outside the village. Be welcomed in front of the chateau with a glass of white wine. Enjoy a little walk in the middle of the vines. Take a tour of the cellars. Have a description of the wine making process from the grape to the bottle. And most important! Enjoy a tasting of 2 wines of the property inside the castle, while we will serve an aperitif made of local and fresh delicacies: bread, cheese, charcuterie, chocolate…

    12.00 pm: Time to drive back to Bordeaux and enjoy a quick pic-nic lunch and a glass of wine at the Bordovino apartment.

    1.45 pm: Back on the road & drive through the mythical “Chateau Route” of the Medoc. Here you are Medoc! 

    2.30 pm: Arriving in a charming and authentic family-run estate (Chateau Lamothe-Bergeron, Chateau Chasse-Spleen, Chateau Siran…). Feel the intimacy and authenticity of a private chateau run by a passionate family for generations. Start the visit in the vineyards, in front of the château, tour around the traditional vat room and discover the cellar. 

    Tasting class – Become a wine expert in 20min!

    « Intense color, woody aromas, tannic taste… » Ouch !! What does it mean? You will learn the steps of a proper tasting and will educate your nose in order to identify the wines aromas. We will give you our tips and tricks to taste like a pro!

    At the end of the visit, you will enjoy some tasting of the chateau’s wines.

    4.30 pm:  Visit a Great Classified Growth estate (such as Chateau Cantenac-Brown, Chateau Lagrange…). Visit the vineyards, the vat room and the cellars of one of the most prestigious chateaux of Bordeaux. Enjoy some explanations about their wine making process, from the vine to the bottle. Finish the visit by a tasting of the estate’s wines while enjoying an aperitif with French delicacies (cheese, fresh bread…).

    7.15 pm: Back in Bordeaux.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    12 Cours du 30 Juillet, 33000 Bordeaux, France
    Departure Time
    9:00 AM
    Duration
    10h
    Return Details
    12 Cours du 30 Juillet, 33000 Bordeaux, France
    Inclusions
    • Picnic Lunch
    • Snacks
    Exclusions
    • Gratuities
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Visit at a beautiful family run estate, part of the prestigious Classified Growth estates of St-Emilion
    • Tour in the medieval village, Unesco World Heritage Classified in 1999
    • Aperitif with traditional French products
    • Picnic Lunch
    • Visits and tastings at two beautiful chateaux in the Medoc Region : one family run estate and one prestigious classified growth estate
    • Tasting class : learn Bordeaux wine tasting tips
    • Sightseeing along the chateaux route
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Hi there, We opted for the tour which went to both Medoc & Saint-Emilion as we were only in Bordeaux for a few days. This option ended up being perfect. My wife, who is new to wine, learned a lot and we both believe this tour was the highlight to our tour. I think the Chateaus
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    Our Bordovino tour was excellent and it was my favourite part of our trip to Bordeaux. Matilde, our guide, was so knowledgeable, friendly, and a conscientious driver. She gave us the history of both regions as we drove there, was able to answer all our questions, and was just so
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    Great day in Bordeaux ! My friend and I went to visit the beautiful village of saint Emilion where we enjoyed the fact that we took our time to walk around in the alley ways of the village. The rest of the day was great and well animated by our guide Deborah.
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    We had an absolutely fabulous trip. Our guide Quentin was fantastic from the beginning, when we discovered we had an issue with one of our group members being put in another group because she signed up late. She had traveled a long way to join us on this tour, and Quentin made
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    We have just returned from Bordeaux, and took the full day wine tasting tour with Bordovino. We had Phillipe as our driver..but he was also our teacher..telling us lots of interesting and useful information about different classifications of wine, the chateaus, the grapes..just
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