If there is one region of France, a country renowned for its fine wines, that is synonymous with the drink then it's Bordeaux! Visit the city with tour designed by a trained sommelier, discovering the secrets of the region's most famous product.
Bordeaux Wine Tour
Learn about the art of wine tasting as much as the wine itself, as you are taken through the UNESCO World Heritage streets of the centre. Bordeaux region is perhaps the world's most important wine-producing region, with over 50 "Appellation d'origine contrôlées" (protected designation of origin) - the French classification which marks out special local products. The right bank of the Garonne river produces, principally Merlot, while on the left Cabernet Sauvignon is more common - and there are eight "Appellation d'origine contrôlées" that cover the entire Gironde region.
Confusing, right?! To demystify this most special of wines you'll meet your expert guide outside the tram station, and set off on an unforgettable day in which your palate will be put to the test. You'll try three specially chosen wines, each paired with cheese of course. And as your guide will attest, your nose is just as important to the appreciation of good wine as your mouth - in fact, some sommeliers have their noses insured for millions!
Bordeaux wine has a long history, from its introduction by the Romans around 43 AD, to the 12th-century marriage of Henry Plantagenet and Aliénor d’Aquitaine and the exportation to England which was the beginning of its international recognition. And by the end of the day, you'll be just a little more expert in the wines of Bordeaux and their long, storied history - sure to impress at your next dinner party!
All of our providers comply with local legislation and applicable health recommendations regarding protection and safety, to help avoid the spread of Covid-19. Specifically, the provider of this tour will apply the following measures:
- Tours or activities will not consist of more than 9 people per group.
- A safe distance of one metre between clients will be maintained whenever possible.
- The use of masks is obligatory.
- Masks will be given to those clients who do not have their own.
- Alcohol gel will be available before, during, and after the service.
- All those taking running the service (guide, driver etc...) will wear a mask throughout its duration.
- Handing out of printed material such as maps or brochures will be avoided.
- Showing your voucher on your phone will be enough, and it is not necessary to print anything.
The tour is exclusively in English.
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Tasting of 3 wines with cheese pairings.
When to book?
Book as soon as possible to guarantee availability, especially during public holidays and festivities.
You can book up until the same day (5:30 PM local time) if there are still places available.
Once your booking has been confirmed, you will receive an email containing your booking voucher. Please print it out or download on your smartphone/tablet to show on the day of the activity.
Frequently asked questions
Q - How to book?
A - To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.
Q - Is a minimum number of participants required?
A - This activity requires a minimum of 2 participants. Should this number not be reached, we'll get in touch with you to offer alternatives.
Chartrons Tram Stop