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Bordeaux Super Saver: Small-Group Trip to Arcachon with Oyster Tasting and Lunch plus Médoc Wine Tour provided by A la Francaise! Bordeaux

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

Bordeaux Super Saver: Small-Group Trip to Arcachon with Oyster Tasting and Lunch plus Médoc Wine Tour
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Enjoy a full day of gorgeous vineyards, stunning châteaux, fine wine and fresh oysters as you visit the Médoc wine region and the Bay of Arcachon for guided tours and tastings. Combining two best-selling tours at a discounted price, this Bordeaux Super Saver lets you take advantage of the Bordeaux region’s many delights in one day. Numbers are limited to eight people on this small-group tour, ensuring a more personalized Bordeaux experience. Please notice that picnic lunch is included. Please advise us if you have any food allergies - special requirements. No alternatives will be available the day of the tour.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 10h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English, French
What to expect
  • 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.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 10h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English, French
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
  • 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.
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Important information
Inclusions
  • Professional guide
  • Wine and oyster tastings
  • Picnic lunch
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
  • Entry/Admission - La Grande Dune du Pilat
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
Duration
10h
Departure details
  • Tourist Information Office, 12 Cr du 30 Juillet, 33000 Bordeaux, France In front of Bordeaux Tourist Office Please be there 5 min before tour departure (8.25am)
Additional information
  • 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 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
Inclusions
  • Professional guide
  • Wine and oyster tastings
  • Picnic lunch
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
  • Entry/Admission - La Grande Dune du Pilat
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
Departure details
  • Tourist Information Office, 12 Cr du 30 Juillet, 33000 Bordeaux, France In front of Bordeaux Tourist Office Please be there 5 min before tour departure (8.25am)
Duration
10h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • 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 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
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Tourist Information Office
    12 Cr du 30 Juillet, 33000 Bordeaux, France
    In front of Bordeaux Tourist Office Please be there 5 min before tour departure (8.25am)
    See address & details
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    La Grande Dune du Pilat
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission included
    Climb the Pyla Sand Dune
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  • You'll return to the starting point
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Artconsulto
139 contributions
A most comfortable, all encompassing trip to France guided by wit, humour and warmth
Aug 2019 • Couples
Crossing the ocean to UK, we decided to join a Trafalgar trip to France. It covered a circular trajectory from Paris to Lyon going South towards the Riviera and back North to Paris.
I’ll describe the trip but leave the best to the end.
All this in a highly comfortable, clean bus, where one simply does not feel the road. The driver, a most adorable man made sure we were all comfortable and had all we need. He kept watch over our stuff when we were off the bus, making it a very safe trip.
The venues were tremendous, we were left at close range near the sites, and everything was explained beforehand.
There was just enough freedom to let you snack, have coffee or just look around and maybe shop.
Unbelievable wisdom in getting us to some very overpopulated sites early in the morning, when no one is there, so we can easily take pictures and enjoy seeing those sites.
Trafalgar has a way of taking you to unexpected venues, not on the itinerary. They are most charming and definitely won the unanimous approval of everyone.
Some extra trips have to be paid beforehand while others can relax in the hotel.
Now the best to last:
Our guide was a travel director. A fine woman with unequalled wit, a beautiful sense of humour, knowledgeable to the ultimate degree about practically everything we asked about. Simple enough for the lay person, sophisticated enough for the intellectual.
The trip itself was excellent, but being guided by Sarah was a privilege!
I have travelled much, but never ever enjoyed a trip like this one.
Written December 31, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

D S
Nice, France17 contributions
EXCELLENT Tour Combining Dune, Arcachon Bay and Wine Tasting All in One Day!
Oct 2019
This is a great way to see a bit of the region, taste the best oysters in France and visit two wine estates for wine tastings. Small, cozy group of 8.

Quick Summary:

Bordovino –
I was very impressed with the warm greeting at the office before the tour started. Clearly, the reception staff and guides enjoy their work and each other’s company, and they made everyone feel welcome. The tour was very well organized with optimum use of time to see and do everything you are expecting. Exceeded all of my expectations!!!

Guides:
– Mathilde: Mathilde took our group to Pilat Dune and Arcachon Bay. She’s a lovely person and an excellent guide. A very knowledgeable guide indeed. She’s so easy to talk to, kind and generous, and will make sure everyone is comfortable and having fun.
– Quentin: Quentin took our group to the Médoc region. Quentin is such a friendly guy with a great sense of humor and he really knows Médoc wine and the wine region of Bordeaux! He speaks slowly (in French and in English) and makes a point to spell out the names of regions and wine varieties to help with the learning experience.
– Vincent: I didn’t take a tour with Vincent but met him and his group at the Pilat Dune. Vincent and I had a nice conversation while descending the dune. What a friendly guy with a permanent smile on his face!

Tour:
This is a very well organized small group tour, which allows you to experience a lot of different things in one day. From the Pilat Dune (Atlantic Ocean and Landes Forest) to the Arcachon Bay and two wineries in the Médoc region.

NOTE: We had plenty of wine on this tour. I’m not sure I understand why some reviews complained that they hardly had any wine. On my tour we had a glass of white with oysters, a glass of red (or two) with lunch, the equivalent of at least a glass of wine during the first winery tasting, a glass of white during a picnic stop along the river Garonne, the equivalent of at least a glass of wine during the second winery tasting. That is minimum 5 glasses or a full bottle of wine per person! And in fact, I, and many of my fellow travellers actually ended up having the equivalent of around 7 or 8 glasses of wine during the day. Good thing someone else was driving!

For those interested in details of the Tour:

Pilat Dune is a must see. Mathilde, our guide, climbed the dune with us, donning a backpack full of pastries and coffee for us to enjoy at the top. Excellent view of the Atlantic Ocean and the Landes forest, and of course, the enormous sand dune. After descending the dune, someone in our group realized she had forgotten her reading glasses at the top of the dune. Before we knew it, Mathilde was sprinting up the stairs to retrieve them, and within a couple of minutes, was back at the bottom of the dune, reading glasses in hand. What a considerate person and attentive guide!

After a short drive we arrived at Gujan-Mestras on Arcachon Bay and were seated on the terrace of the oyster shack called La Baraque à Huîtres (The Oyster Shack). We were treated to a plate of six “Arcachon creuse” oysters, a selection of bread and butter and a glass of white or rosé wine. A large plate of shrimp was offered to those who didn’t want oysters. One person in the group didn’t want oysters or shrimp so she was given duck liver pâté. Everyone was very pleased with the offerings. The oysters and wine were so good most of us ordered more and a very generous family in our group ordered a large plate of sea snails to share with everyone.

We returned to the Bordovino office where I joined another group for our lunch and afternoon tour of the Médoc wine region. The lunch was nice and filling. Fresh baguette sandwich, a side of couscous salad and a delicious crumble dessert. We enjoyed a glass (actually 2 glasses each) of Saint Jacques de Siran (a red Bordeaux Supérieur from Médoc) with our lunch and after, an espresso before heading out on the Médoc tour.

Quentin was our guide for the Médoc tour. During our drive to the first wine estate, Quentin distributed maps to us and explained in detail the different wine regions in the greater Bordeaux area. This included soil types, climate differences, and kinds of wine produced. It was very informative and interesting (Quentin is very knowledgeable).

Our first stop was at the wine estate Château Siran. We took a lovely tour of the property and gardens. Then we did a fun olfactory test to try to identify 5 odors associated with wine followed by the wine tasting.

On our way to the second winery, we stopped along the Garonne River where Quentin treated us to a glass of white Bordeaux. We had a chance to stretch our legs and enjoy the banks of the river (and our wine) before heading out to the next winery.

The second wine estate we visited was Château la Tour Carnet. We took a tour of this amazing property, which includes a moat and a drawbridge. We tasted both whites and reds paired with bread, Comté cheese, saucisson (dried sausage), and dark chocolate. The wine at this winery was truly amazing!

We started the day at 8:30 and returned to Bordeaux around 19:15. This was an EXCELLENT full day tour allowing you to see and experience the region in a short time: Beaches, dunes, Altantic coast, Arcachon Bay, wine estates and vineyards, and the greater Bordeaux countryside.

Thank you Bordovino staff for a truly memorable experience. You’ve got a great group of friendly, hardworking staff and you offer very interesting, well organized tours.
Written October 14, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

jrcouzens
Meadow Vista, CA6 contributions
Excellent tour!
Oct 2019 • Couples
The day started with the tour to the dune. Our excellent guide, Estelle, took us to and up on the dune. She even brought hot coffee and pastry as a snack on the dune! The view of the forest and ocean from the top was magnificent! Be prepared to climb 163 steps to the top! But it is well worth the effort!
We then went to an oyster farmer’s restaurant for a plate of oysters, bread and wine - they served shrimp to those who didn’t want the oysters. We learned about the process of culturing and harvesting the oysters. The drive out took about 1 1/4 hours, mostly through French farm country.
Our picnic lunch consisted of a fresh baguette with cheese, meat and vegetables; a salad of couscous; and a dessert called a clafoutis- fruit and cookies. And of course wine!
We then went with Mathilde to the Modoc wine region. She is an excellent and very knowledgeable guide. We visited two chateaus- both with very good wine and interesting tours. We had a little wine break - with local white wine - under the trees of one of the wineries. The trip took us through beautiful wine country, with magnificent vineyards and chateaus, and quaint French farming communities.
This is the second full day tour we have taken with this company - Bordovino Tours - they have been excellent! Their guide staff is knowledgeable and engaging and highly professional. It is a group of 17 young adults who really have created a wonderful opportunity for tourists to see a beautiful part of France.
Written October 4, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Odyssey361804
Park City, UT3 contributions
Great experience
Guillaume has so much energy. His enthusiasm was infectious. Wonderful itinerary with attention to detail and punctuality. Highly recommend.
Written September 3, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Colleen Elizabeth
3 contributions
Wonderful day exploring the Bordeaux region
Jun 2019 • Couples
I wasn't quite sure what to expect when I booked the "Beaches and Vineyards" full day tour with Bordovino. I thought it would be a good way to see different parts of the region without having to worry about getting around ourselves. The tour was so much more than that! It is a long day (11+ hours), but the Bordovino team does a wonderful job of pacing and keeping things interesting without being exhausting. You can tell that the company and our guide had great relationships with the oyster farm and chateaus we visited, which made the experience feel more personal and special. We learned so much about Bordeaux history, wine, geography, and oysters in such a short period of time! Absolutely worth every penny. Also our guide, Quentin, in addition to being very knowledgeable was a blast to spend the day with!
Written July 21, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Global324755
2 contributions
Awesome All-Day Adventure
Jul 2019 • Couples
My husband and I had a wonderful time on the all-day trip to Arcachon and Medoc, led by Remi. The morning consisted of a shuttle ride and small hike up the largest sand dune in Europe, a picturesque sight, followed by an oyster or prawn tasting (with wine) at the coastal village of Arcachon. After the drive back, a picnic-type lunch was ready at the Bordovino suites, and then we headed off in the opposite direction north to the Medoc region of Bordeaux's wine country. We visited two wonderful, very different chateaux wineries in the region. We especially liked the second one, in which we had time to enjoy the landscape and take in a glass of wine with the rest of the small group (tours are capped at eight people). We had a wonderful time - Remi was knowledgeable and great to talk to!
Written July 11, 2019
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AnnaScorpio
Oslo, Norway220 contributions
Fantastic day trip!
May 2019 • Solo
As a solo traveler, I book this tour with Bordovino and didn't regret for a second. The whole day was so well organized, the guide (Vincent) was so positive, funny and had so many interesting things to tell about Bordeaux region. Starting at 8:30 he drove us to Dune det Pilat. Even though it was rainy weather, Vincent insured us that we will enjoy :) And indeed, we were almost the only tourists there and the Dunes were all for us! What a beautiful and unique place, must see! We also got served french pastries and coffee on the top of sand dunes.
Then we continued to oysters farm. There was an introduction from the local "farmer" followed by the most delicious oysters I ever tasted and white or rose wine to chose. When we were back to the office, I got served simple, but tasty french lunch with very good red wine ; ) Then the second part of the day started, we headed to Medoc for wine tasting. I won't tell you more details about it, just come over and experience Medoc wineries, awesome nature and wine! See pictures for more inspiration!
Great job, @Bordovino! Merci beaucoup!
Written June 30, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Mayssa A
Beirut, Lebanon26 contributions
Lovely day ....Lovely Tour
May 2019 • Solo
I booked this tour online and it was really beneficial since it included a visit to archachon, oyster tasting, lunch and 2 wineries in Medoc. I would like to thank Quentin D. He was super helpful and gave us all info needed. I would highly recommend this tour. Thank you Bordovino A La Francaise
Written May 6, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Eric Y
2 contributions
Amazing Arachon and Medoc Day tour
Aug 2018 • Couples
Wonderful tour hosted by Quentin our guide who was knowledgeable and great with sharing his passion of oysters and French wines!

The Arachon bay was amazing, as we visited the sand dunes and enjoyed a glass of wine up top and taking beautiful pictures. We headed down to the oyster farms and enjoyed beautiful oysters and white wine overlooking the bay.

After a simple lunch of baguette sandwich with salad and desserts at the office, we headed out for the Medoc Wine Tour and enjoyed 2 different wineries.

Highly recommend if you visit Bordeaux.
Written October 19, 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Tina K
4 contributions
Fantastic day!!!
Oct 2018 • Family
Both the morning and the afternoon were fantastic. Quentin was a great guide - knowledgeable, funny and a great driver!!!
Written October 11, 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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Quentin made the trip a positive experience!
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Great day in Saint Emilion!
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Superbe!
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Pathetic
AWFUL service concerning reimbursement. Our train was cancelled and we couldn’t make it on time and they gave NO OP
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Had a fun day and learned a lot
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Best tour, made my trip to Bordeaux very memorable
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