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Bordeaux Super Saver: Small-Group Trip to Arcachon with Oyster Tasting and Lunch plus Médoc Wine Tour

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Bordeaux Super Saver: Small-Group Trip to Arcachon with Oyster Tasting and Lunch plus Médoc Wine Tour

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Overview

Combine two of the most popular Bordeaux excursions into one full-day including magnificent châteaux, picturesque vineyards, wine tasting and fresh oysters in the Bay of Arcachon and Médoc wine region. With this Bordeaux Super Saver, you'll experience the best of the region in one day at a discount. Group size is limited to eight people, ensuring more personalized attention from your guide.
  • Travel to the Bay of Arcachon, known for its oysters and home to Europe's largest sand dune
  • Visit two châteaux in the Médoc wine region for vineyard tours and wine tastings paired with small bites
  • Learn about the Bordeaux region from your knowledgeable guide
  • Picnic lunch and all tastings included
  • Small-group tour limited to eight people ensures a more personalized experience

Why Travelers Choose This Tour

This super saver tour saves both time and money by visiting two popular day trip destinations in one day.
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Professional guide
Wine and oyster tastings
Picnic lunch
Transport by air-conditioned minivan
Gratuities
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Food and drinks, unless specified
Office de Tourisme et des Congrès de Bordeaux Métropole , 12 Cr du 30 Juillet, 33000 Bordeaux, France

In front of Bordeaux Tourist Office Please be there 5 min before tour departure (8.25am)

8:30 AM
This activity will end right where it started.
Arcachon Bay Half-Day Trip (morning)Get picked up near Place des Quinconces in the center of Bordeaux in a climate-controlled minivan to begin the 45-minute drive to the Bay of Arcachon. During the trip, enjoy the view as you learn about the region from your knowledgeable guide.

Your first stop a the Bay of Arcachon is Pyla Dune (Dune du Pyla), Europe's largest sand dune. Join your guide for an invigorating hike to the top, affording you excellent views over the bay, the Atlantic Ocean and the Landes Forest.

Descend the dune and climb back into the minivan for a driving tour of some of the charming bay-front towns, followed by a visit to one of the famous local oyster farms. There, meet an oyster farmer to hear about the traditional cultivation methods they still use today while you sample a half-dozen fresh Arcachon oysters. Wash it down with some white wine.

Return to Bordeaux for a picnic lunch with the group before the start of the afternoon tour.

Médoc Wine Tour (afternoon)After an enjoyable lunch, get back into the minivan for the scenic drive along what's known as the Château Route in the Médoc wine region. Pass famous wine châteaux like Mouton-Rothschild, Latour or Margaux, and enjoy a few stops en route for photos as you learn more about Bordeaux wine from your guide.

Stop at the first of two winery visits of the afternoon at a family-run château for a tour of the vineyard, traditional vat room and cellar. Learn what it takes to properly taste wine and try your new skills as you taste some of the château's wines.

The next stop is one of the most distinguished classified growth châteaux in the region. Though the precise château you visit will vary depending on the day, it may include Lagrange, Siran, Chasse-Spleen, Gruaud-Larose, Lascombes or Lamarque. At the second château, see both the vineyards and vat room as you hear about what it takes to make these esteemed wines. Sample the estate's wines with some traditional French hors d'oeuvres such as freshly baked bread, cured meats and local cheeses.

Return to Bordeaux in the evening.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
La Grande Dune du Pilat
Climb the Pyla Sand Dune
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Included
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Good walking shoes are recommended for this tour
  • The minimum age to drink alcohol is 18
  • Minimum age is 10 year
  • The tour may be cancelled if there is only 1 participant. We legally require a minimimum of two people to operate the tour. If so, we will contact the client and he will get a full refund.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers
  • OPERATED BY BORDOVINO
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • 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.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Bordeaux Super Saver: Small-Group Trip to Arcachon with Oyster Tasting and Lunch plus Médoc Wine Tour?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
See all safety measures taken by Bordeaux Super Saver: Small-Group Trip to Arcachon with Oyster Tasting and Lunch plus Médoc Wine Tour.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Bordeaux Super Saver: Small-Group Trip to Arcachon with Oyster Tasting and Lunch plus Médoc Wine Tour?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Bordeaux Super Saver: Small-Group Trip to Arcachon with Oyster Tasting and Lunch plus Médoc Wine Tour.
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What is the social distancing policy during Bordeaux Super Saver: Small-Group Trip to Arcachon with Oyster Tasting and Lunch plus Médoc Wine Tour?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Bordeaux Super Saver: Small-Group Trip to Arcachon with Oyster Tasting and Lunch plus Médoc Wine Tour.

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  • "A great way to explore the surrounds of Bordeaux with a very hospitable and knowledgeable guide- bravo Vincent!" See review

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star-5
Exceptional tour
Pauline B
, Oct 2019
The day was filled with exceptional experiences from seeing the Pilat Dune where coffee was served to the group on the dune to lunching in the premises of Bordovino with nice wine to visiting the nice winery and tasting wine accompanied with cheese, sausages and chocolate. We had an amazing girl who accompanied us all day. This tour was worth every penny we paid.
star-5
Vincent leads the way
AFJMerc
, Aug 2019
Warmly welcomed by Vincent, we travelled to the Pilat Sand dune which was a delightful surprise, much more interesting than I expected. On to oyster tasting at Arcechon, a quaint, rustic seaside village; beautiful oysters. Back to Bordeaux for a picnic lunch where my dietary requirements were well catered for and off to the Medoc for two wine tastings at different chateaux. A great way to explore the surrounds of Bordeaux with a very hospitable and knowledgeable guide- bravo Vincent!
star-5
Wonderful fun filled day!
VALERIE_R
, Jul 2019
We very much enjoyed Guil our host and driver and I was not expecting the trip to the sand dunes and a wonderful oyster or prawns lunch and wine and also the picnic lunch as well back at the office! Great trip and would do again!
star-5
Lots of surprise at all !!
Judy_L
, Aug 2018
Cold white wine served at the top of the sand dome, Arcachon, wonderful !! 1st surpriseDelicious #2 Arcachon oysters, of course at our own cost, 2nd supriseGood lunch at over few hundred-year-old mansion in Bordeaux old city, with red wine, 3rd surpriseVisit two chateau, with wonderful wine tasting and guide tour, 4th surpriseThanks to cheerful tour guide Jim, left us a wonderful memory of Bordeaux !!!
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
A great day with a friendly, helpful...
Audrey H
, Aug 2017
A great day with a friendly, helpful and informative guide. So sorry as I cannot remember his name but he was young and previously lived in Paris. The size of the group and vehicle were also good. The sand dunes were amazing with stunning views of the sea and the forest at the top. Be prepared for a well worth climb up the dunes. I did it fine at the age of 68! Then we drove to the oyster farms and had a delicious lunch of oysters outdoors overlooking the boats and sea - magic! The afternoon was also most informative and pleasant . I learnt a lot of new facts about wine making and enjoyed sampling some good wines! In all, a wonderful day in which you also saw much of the surrounding scenery around Bordeaux without having to drive yourself!
star-3
It was a nice combination of sand...
Kristin A
, Jul 2017
It was a nice combination of sand, oysters and wine. First part was very good, nice host. Lunch/picnic was not what I have expected. A baguette and a glass of wine in a crowded kitchen where I was put on a chair with a little space on a table. Second half, the wine in Medoc, was dissapointing because I have chosen an english tour, but we were three which spoke english and five french, so I felt that it was a lot waste of time since they had to do all in two languages.
star-1
The tour hardly offered any...
Irene Y
, Jul 2017
The tour hardly offered any commentary during the hours of transportation which was a waste of our time. You pay for transfers and brief tours by 2 château operators. Tasting was ok but did not include premium wines we tasted at similarly priced tours. The baguette lunch was embarrassingly cheap.
star-5
A wonderful day out with a large...
Ken W
, Jul 2017
A wonderful day out with a large variety of things to do, Jerome our guide was great and very entertaining. Loved the oysters and the wine especially!
star-5
So nice!!!! I highly recommend...
Andrea L
, May 2017
So nice!!!! I highly recommend this tour,nice guide,small group,the dune is great,the oysters were fresh and tasty
star-4
Amazing experience climbing the sand...
Priscilla C
, Jul 2016
Amazing experience climbing the sand dune. View at the top was spectacular and we were even rewarded with a glass of wine. Both tour guides were knowledgeable and very approachable. Also enjoyed our time at the different wineries.. Very educational trip and the food platter offered along with the wine tasting during the last stop was delicious. Highly recommended.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
The tour was a very fun and...
Kenneth S
, Jun 2016
The tour was a very fun and interesting side trip in the middle of Bodeaux wine country. Manon was an excellent guide. Loved the hike to the top of the dune. Oysters were awesome as well. Ken from Virginia.
star-5
We loved this day. The sandhills are...
Simon_M
, Jun 2016
We loved this day. The sandhills are immense, like going up Uluru in the Northern Territory of Australia. The view from the top over the Atlantic was mind-blowing; so beautiful. Next came the oyster tasting, washed down with a crisp white. The picnic lunch, wine tasting, lovely guide - superb
star-4
Tour gudes were great with good...
Christine A
, Jun 2016
Tour gudes were great with good English. Dune du Pila was a humbling climb with the most gorgeous views over the Arcachon basin and the Atlantic. Enjoyed oysters at an ancient fishing harbor. You don't really see Arcachon itself but the other sites were great. Back into Bordeaux to pick up more people to go to the Medoc wine tours which were lovely. A lot of driving and picnic lunch in their office was mediocre and sounded more inviting than it actually was
star-5
We love the combination of visiting...
SinGwanNatalie L
, May 2016
We love the combination of visiting Arcachon with Oyster Tasting and wine tasting at Medoc region! Very good mix of exercise and good food and wine!
star-4
Comfortable transport, knowledgeable...
Terje N
, Oct 2015
Comfortable transport, knowledgeable guides / drivers. Recommend this trip for anyone.
star-5
very enjoyable with a lovely guide. We...
Adrian G
, Oct 2015
very enjoyable with a lovely guide. We had a lovely day.
star-5
We met our guide, Stephane, at the...
Calfejj
, Sep 2015
We met our guide, Stephane, at the Bordovino office in Bordeaux and started our adventure. Our small group of eight travelers quickly bonded and had a delightful day. The dune climb was a bit challenging but we were rewarded with a spectacular view and a refreshment break of fresh oysters and a crisp, dry white wine. After lunch, Stephane, switched our focus to wine tastings at Chateau Chasse Spleen and Chateau Gruaud La Rose, the latter of which was a gorgeous property. Stephane was well versed in his extensive knowledge of wines and the rich history of the region. He also helped us assemble a selection of wines for shipment back to the States. In addition to the wines we purchased at the Chateaux, Bordovino has a large selection available at their office and, if you are shipping out of the area, you can avoid the value added tax. A great day overall!
star-4
The trip was fantastic value for...
Bisola W
, Jul 2015
The trip was fantastic value for money and a great way of exploring the region. The trip to the Dune du Pilat was definitely a highlight and the view was amazing. The trip to Medoc in the afternoon provided a great introduction to wine making and the guides were very knowledgeable and very keen to answer questions.
star-5
I really like our tour guides. They...
Sally L
, Jun 2015
I really like our tour guides. They are very humble and tell us everything about our tour in Bordeaux.
star-4
We loved the experience and content...
Evelynne S
, Jul 2014
We loved the experience and content. Kevin was a great tour guide and we highly recommend him. Only recommendation relates to the van - morning van was good, but we got changed in the afternoon to a van that did not have A/C in the back and it was very hot (and after some wine and with twisty roads it was not good). Also, if the guide could have their commentary amplified when in the van - hard to impossible to hear in the back. Overall, good day - would have been a 5 star if we had A/C in the afternoon van.

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