Not worth your time if you are interested in a day long wine tasting tour. The guide was very knowledgable however it felt that she was just talking at the group for the whole day even on the bus ride out to the vineyards it was non stop talking and because there was a different group that joined us after lunch, she pretty much just went over everything she had already told us in the morning. The morning part was far too long. We were in a Museum from 9.45am - 11.15am, and the guide talked us through every point where there were many times where the info was already written on the wall displays. We just walked through Bordeaux city to a restaurant after -The lunch was good, however it wasn't a wine tasting match as stated on the itinerary. We had one bottle of wine per table of 4 people and the wine was pre chosen and not explained at all.
The wineries we were taken to 2 in total were very average and the busload of people meant everyone was trying to get a taste of a wine all at the same time. Seems a bit of a shame when you're in one of the best wine regions in the world. If you are under 40 this likely isn't the wine tour for you!
J'ai bien aimé la journée de découverte des vins de Bordeaux. En avant-midi, nous avons visité le quartier des marchands à Bordeaux et un musée qui explique l'histoire de la fabrication du vin à Bordeaux dégustation de 2 vins au musée. Par la suite, nous avons eu le repas du midi dans un restaurant à proximité j'ai visité ''la caverne'' des fromages du restaurant, un local maintenu à basse température pour conserver les différents fromages environ une centaine de fromages différents. Ensuite en après-midi, nous sommes allé à St-Émilion pour visiter l'église, qui a été creusé à même le roc, et visite libre du village pendant 1 heure. Ensuite, nous sommes allé visiter un vignoble et déguster 2 vins. Tout autour du village de St-Émilion, nous pouvons voir des rangés de vignes à perte de vue. C'est un très beau spectacle à voir. J'aurais aimé passer 1 heure de plus à visiter le village de St-Émilion. Bonne visite !
Excellent tour! A great deal for the money - 9am til 6pm - and a museum and two chateau included with two wine tastings at each place plus a wonderful lunch with more wine there. Our guide was very knowledgeable and very competent for a bilingual tour. For students, the price was a little daunting at first, but we were easily able to follow the descriptions in French and came away very satisfied from a full day very much worth the money. Learned a ton, got to see a lot outside of the city of Bordeaux. Overall an excellent experience.
Had a great day with out tour guide Brigette, loved the slower pace of the tour, it made you feel like you were actually on holidays, not rushing from one sight to another. Lunch at the Fromages restaurant was delightful as was the visit to the two chateaus, I came away with so much more knowledge on wine... And a few bottles under my wing!