Bordeaux Super Saver: Small-Group Trip to Arcachon with Oyster Tasting and Lunch plus Mdoc Wine Tour
Enjoy a full day of gorgeous vineyards, stunning chateaux, fine wine and fresh oysters as you visit the Mdoc 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 regionís many delights in one day. Numbers are limited to eight people on this small-group tour, ensuring a more personalized Bordeaux experience. Arcachon Half-Day Trip (morning)Youíll be picked up from central Bordeaux near Place des Quinconces for your half-day trip to Arcachon. Travel 45 minutes by air-conditioned minivan to the beautiful Bay of Arcachon, learning facts about the region from your guide along the way.When you arrive, start with a visit to Pyla Dune (Dune du Pyla), the biggest sand dune in Europe. Hike to the top of the dune and enjoy amazing views of the Landes forest, the Bay of Arcachon and the Atlantic Ocean. Next, drive through the villages surrounding the Bay of Arcachon, passing impressive town houses that are popular with wealthy French families during the summer holidays. Your guide will then take you to one of the many local oyster farms, for which this area is famous. Meet an oyster producer and learn about the traditional methods of oyster cultivation as you enjoy a tasting of six fresh Arcachon oysters paired with a glass of white wine.Then, head back to Bordeaux to enjoy a picnic lunch with your group before your afternoon tour. Mdoc Wine Tour (afternoon)After lunch, drive along the scenic Chateau Route of Bordeaux’s lovely Mdoc wine region. Admire views of famous chateaux such as Margaux, Latour or Mouton-Rothschild, and stop along the way for photo opportunities and commentary from your guide.Arrive at the first chateau, a charming family-run estate. Visit the vineyards, tour the traditional vat room and discover the cellar before taking part in a wine workshop. You’ll experience the steps of a proper tasting and learn to identify the flavors and aromas. Practice these techniques as you sample some of the chateau’s wines.Next, head to a classified growth chateau, one of the most prestigious chateaux in the region. The exact chateau visited varies, but may include Lamarque, Chasse-Spleen, Siran, Gruaud-Larose, Lagrange or Lascombes. Visit the vineyards and the vat room, and learn about the winemaking process from vine to bottle. Taste more wine paired with French appetizers including local cheese, fresh bread and saucisson (dried sausage).Youíll head back to Bordeaux in the evening to conclude your full-day tour. Special Offer – Book this Bordeaux super saver, with lunch included, and save 9% compared to booking the tours separately – Book Now!