Bordeaux wine tours often include an insightful overview of the city -a refined, bourgeois ville with regal monuments and a magnificent architecture; a special mention to the region and of course, its world-famous wines. Bordeaux consistently seduces tourists and French people alike with its air of promised land where the sun shines, nature is plentiful and Bordeaux wine tastings abound.
For many years, Bordeaux was referred to as la Belle Endormie (“Sleeping Beauty”). Well… she is clearly wide awake now and eager to share with you its remarkable art-de-vivre.
If you prefer to leave the city behind for some fresh air and breathtaking landscapes of vineyards extending as far as the eye can see, then join a Bordeaux wine tour direction: Médoc.
The Médoc -north-west of the city- is probably one of the most recognized wine regions in France. Its appellations are collectively known as the “Châteaux Route” as over 6,000 splendid wine castles dot the region, each one more beautiful and elegant than the other. This breathtaking and distinctive landscape is wine tourism heaven and attracts hundreds of travelers from all over the world each year. Exclusive Bordeaux wine tours give visitors the extraordinary chance to go through the doors of these magnificent French castles and enjoy the wonders their vines have to offer. Some châteaux are small family-owned vineyards; some are historic manors with impressive art collections and ancient cellars, and others are modern design jewels conceived by renowned international architects: all will make for an unforgettable experience.
The best way to make the most of a trip to the area and indulge in all the treasures it can unveil is to create a customized Bordeaux wine tour: do a little research before-hand to know which châteaux will be open during your trip, pick and choose the ones that best suit your interests (art & culture, nature, wine-making, etc.) and book in advance to avoid disappointing surprises on the day of your visit. If you get lost in an ocean of offers and proposals, a local travel expert is your best ally to ensure you have the best possible time and don’t miss out on anything. They can even point you in the direction of some hidden gems!
There are many interesting places to discover, activities to partake in and wines to taste for anyone who visits this amazing region. Whether it is sparkling, white, rosé, red or sweet that you are after, there are Bordeaux wine tours for every taste (no pun intended!). Come see for yourself!