Private Tours

Private One Day Ultimate Medoc wine tour from Bordeaux.
This very high end Medoc wine tour is not for everyone.  A lot of folks ask us for visits only to the top chateau. Well, here it is.
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This very high end Medoc wine tour is not for everyone.  A lot of folks ask us for visits only to the top chateau. Well, here it is.

Visits at Chateau Mouton Rothchild, Lafite, Margaux, Cos d'Estournel, Palmer and other great names are in store for you in this Bordeaux one day wine tour in the Medoc.  Exceptional tastings and sumptuous settings along with excellent guiding services will make for a truly memorable day.

*The actual choice of chateau depends on the availability at the time of booking.  3 - 6 months notice is suggested. NB: Avoid August and Harvest time for this tour.  Best booked in April - July. If your choice of chateau is not available, we will work with you to establish a suitable alternative.

This tour available Monday - Friday only.

 

Included in the Private Medoc Wine Tour:

All winery visits and tastings, transportation in a luxury Mercedes mid-size van with wifi.

 

Not Included:

Gratuities, accommodation, lunch, wines with meals, anything generally not stated in the itinerary.

 

Practical information

Wear sensible shoes and layers. Cellars can be cool and we may walk through the vines.

Each visit lasts between 1 to 1-1/2 hrs. and is conducted by an English speaking guide in the chateaux. The visits cover the vines, grape varieties, wine making  and end with a tasting of several wines.

NB:  Tasting sizes are small in France, generally 2-3 oz.

All visits are depending on availability at the time of booking.

** A supplement will be charged for pick-up outside Bordeaux depending upon location.

Prices may vary depending upon the visits chosen.

If this tour doesn't suit you. Try our other Private tours. We have something for everyone.

Bordeaux7 - 8 hrs
Wine & Yoga Private tour
Improve your yoga skills and your wine tasting technique amongst the vines and Chateaux of Bordeaux. Yoga tones the mind as well as the body, increasing sensory perception - perfect for tasting the fine wines of Bordeaux.
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Wine and yoga,  the perfect pairing !

Improve your yoga skills and your wine tasting technique amongst the vines and Chateaux of Bordeaux. Yoga tones the mind as well as the body, increasing sensory perception - perfect for tasting the fine wines of Bordeaux.

And you get to hang out at some top Bordeaux properties in your yoga kit!

Do not hesitate to contact us if you would like to extend your trip and visit other areas of the region.

 

Your tour leader: Wendy Narby 

 

British born Wendy's wine experience is based upon study and over 20 years working as a marketing consultant, journalist, wine coach and guide. Her wine travels take her around the globe teaching the world wine trade about Bordeaux.

Opening the doors of the world’s most famous vineyards, explaining the wonderful world of Bordeaux wines; Wendy loves to share her passion of the region with you.

Author of  “Bordeaux Bootcamp - The Insider Tasting Guide to Bordeaux Basics”  her new liver-friendly, lifestyle guide, 'The Drinking Woman's Diet’, will be published in 2018.

 

Price with hotel from : 2300 € per person based on double occupancy and 8 participants
Single supplement from 326€

 

The Program includes : Accommodation for 3 nights (double occupancy), 3 breakfasts, tourist tax, transportation for the entire programme , tour organisation, 2 yoga classes of 1h15, a chocolate and wine meditation class, a wine tasting class, a professional guide for the 2 days, all Chateau entry and tasting fees for all guests, 2 lunches, dinner at the Restaurant Le Confidentiel and at Chateau Coutet, complementary signed copy of "The Drinking Woman's Diet", guides and drives lunches.

 

Not included  Transfers from airport or train station (available upon request), travel insurance, gratuities, any other extras not stated in the itinerary. Consult us for a single room supplement .

Bordeaux4 days
Private St Emilion wine tour
See St Emilion on your own terms.  Visits at Angelus, Canon, La Gaffeliere and many other Classified Growths. A full day in this splendid UNESCO World heritage site is enough to please even the most discerning travellers.
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See St Emilion on your own terms.

Exclusive visits at Angelus, Canon, La Gaffeliere and many other Classified Growths.

A full day in this splendid UNESCO World heritage site is enough to please even the most discerning travellers.

Click on the calendar to reserve your St Emilion Wine tour NOW

 

INCLUDED IN THE PRICE 

Full day tour 9:30am - 5pm

Private tour (8 max)

Private transportation in a luxury Mercedes mid-sized van

Accompanied by a fluent & comprehensible English-speaking wine expert

Commented visit & tasting at three Chateaux (all visit fees included!)

 

Chateau we may visit:

Chateau Beauregard, Chateau Clinet, Chateau La Conseillante, Chateau l'Evangile, Chateau Petit Village, Chateau Angelus, Chateau Pavie, Chateau Beau-Sejour Becot, Chateau Canon, Chateau La Dominique, Chateau Laniote, Chateau Figeac, Chateau Soutard, Chateau Troplong Mondot, Chateau Villemaurine and many others.

* Some chateau require a supplement.

 

Included:

All winery visits and tastings, transportation in a luxury Mercedes mid-size van with wifi.

 

Not Included:

Gratuities, accommodation, lunch,  wines with meals, anything generally not stated in the itinerary.

 

Practical information

Wear sensible shoes and layers. Cellars can be cool and we may tried through the vines.

Each visit lasts between 1 to 1-1/2 hrs. and is conducted by an english speaking guide in the chateaux. The visits cover the vines, grape varieties, wine making  and end with a tasting of several wines.

NB:  Tasting sizes are small in France, generally 2-3 oz.

** A supplement will be charged for pick-up outside Bordeaux depending upon location.

See our group pages for +8 people.

Bordeaux8 - 9 hrs
Private Medoc Wine Tour
Have it just the way you like it with this private Medoc wine tour.  Visit the most famous names in Bordeaux.  Favorite wines? Suggest them and we will check their availability. All visits are included in the price.
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Have it just the way you like it with this private Medoc wine tour.  Visit the most famous names in Bordeaux.  Favorite wines? Suggest them and we will check their availability. All visits are included in the price. When a wine tour is private it should be just the way you want.  We are here to make suggestions and to guide you to the best chateau where you will taste the best wines.

Decanter tours has been operating since 2009. We have helped over 3000 wine enthusiasts discover the Bordeaux vineyards.  With over 50000 visits and over 2 million glasses of wine tasted, we know our stuff. Run by an American in France, we know exactly what you want.  All our tours are accompanied by wine experts so you will learn about Bordeaux wines in a fun and relaxed atmosphere.

 

Some of our partners for our Private Medoc wine tours include:
Chateau Palmer,  Chateau Kirwan, Chateau Prieure Lichine, Chateau Cantenac Brown, Chateau Giscours, Chateau Marquis de Terme, Chateau Rauzan Segla, Chateau Siran, Chateau du Tertre, Chateau Beychevelle,  Chateau Leoville Barton, Chateau Leoville las Cases, Chateau Leoville Poyferre, Chateau Talbot, Chateau Mouton Rothschild, Chateau Lafite Rothschild, Chateau Clerc Milon, Chateau Pedesclaux, Chateau Lynch Bages, Chateau Pichon - baron Chateau Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande, Chateau Phelan Segur and many others!

 

Included in the price:

  • Full day tour 9:30am - 5pm
  • Private tour (8 max)
  • Private transportation in a luxury Mercedes mid-sized van or similar
  • Accompanied by a fluent & comprehensible English-speaking wine expert
  • Commented visit & tasting at three Chateaux (all visit fees included!)

*Some chateau require a supplement (Margaux, Cos d'Estournel, Marquis d'Alesme)

 

Included in the Private Medoc Wine Tour:
All winery visits and tastings, transportation in luxury transportation.
Not Included:  Gratuities, accommodation, lunch, wines with meals, anything generally not stated in the itinerary.

 

Practical information

Wear sensible shoes and layers. Cellars can be cool and we may walk through the vines.

Each visit last between 1 to 1-1/2 hrs. and is conducted by an English speaking guide in the chateaux. The visits cover the vines, grape varieties, wine making  and end with a tasting of several wines.
NB:  Tasting sizes are small in France, generally 2-3 oz.

All visits are depending on availability at the time of booking.

** A supplement will be charged for pick-up outside Bordeaux depending upon location.

See our group pages for +8 people.
Bordeaux8-9 hrs
Provence Wine Tour
An ideal itinerary to add before or after a Mediteranian cruise or a Rhone river cruise.
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Vineyards of Provence

DAY 1 Olive Oil & Wines, Les Baux de Provence

Visit Chateau d’Estoublon in the Vallée des Baux de Provence.

Cellar visit, a stroll through their park and olive groves, finishing with a wine and olive oil tasting.

Lunch at an elegant gastronomic restaurant overlooking the Alpilles.

Explore les Baux de Provence, a charming Provencal town with an exceptional hilltop postion.

Visit the stunning underground cellars of Chateau Romanin and enjoy a tasting on the terrace viewpoint next to the 13C castle. 

Return to your hotel in Marseilles

DAY 2. Bandol, Cassis and the National Calanques Park

Visit and tasting at Domaine de Fregate, AOC Bandol

Lunch at a two Michelin stared restaurant or enjoy a picnic on the beach.

Visit Clos Sainte Madgaleine, the only AOC Cassis vineyard on the waterfront. This family owned, organic estate is in the Calanques National Park, well known for its wonderful landscapes and its wide biodiversity.

Return to Marseille before dinner

Day 3. Bouillabase & Contemporary Art

Bouillabase cooking lesson at le Miramar restaurant. Lunch is included

Château La Coste, Le Puy Ste Reparade

An exceptional vineyard where Art and Architecture meet the landscape. A guided walk through the vines and olive groves, with works Frank Gehry, Guggi, Prouve, Tunga, Andy Goldsworthy and Calder. Visit the Jean Nouvel designed cellars and finish with a tasting of their wines.

Return to Marseilles, Avignon, Lyon or stay overnight in the vienyard.

See what previous clients say about this tour.

All tours can be adapted to suit your time and requirements.

An ideal itinerary to add before or after a Mediteranian cruise or a Rhone river cruise.

Provence
3 Regions Wine Tour Champagne Burgundy Bordeaux
The ultimate French wine tasting tour! Wine Tour Champagne - Burgundy - Bordeaux This is the best we have to offer to initiate you into the world of French Wines. This wine tour Champagne Burgundy Bordeaux covers it all.
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The ultimate French wine tasting tour!

Wine Tour Champagne - Burgundy - Bordeaux

This is the best we have to offer to initiate you into the world of French Wines. This wine tour Champagne Burgundy Bordeaux covers it all!

Day 1 : Arrival in Paris

Arrival and check in to your hotel, in Paris.

Day 2: Transfer to les Crayeres, Reims and explore Champagne

Transfer to Champagne and check in to the Relais & Chateaux les Crayeres, Reims.

Lunch in a delightful local restaurant.

Visit and tasting at a major Champagne house in Reims. Mercier, Moet and Chandon, Taittinger etc.

Return to your hotel for a tasting dinner with champagne in Le Parc restaurant.

Day 3:  Discovery of Champagne

Visit of the chalk cellars of Champagne Mumm followed by a tasting.

Experience a private lunch at Pommery, menu includes, starter, main course, cheese and dessert and three different champagnes.

Afternoon guided walking tour of the major monuments of Reims on the UNESCO World Heritage list, Notre Dame Cathedral, The Tau Palace, former palace of the Archbishops, Place Royale, Place du Forum and Place de l’hotel de Ville.

Return to your hotel, dinner in the Brasserie le Jardin of your hotel.

Day 4: Travel to Beaune

Transfer to Burgundy.

Arrival and check in to your hotel le Cep, in the afternoon.

Free time to explore Beaune and visit the hospice de Beaune.

Dinner at l'Oiseau des Vignes (1* Michelin) .

Overnight at le Cep, Beaune.

Day 5 Burgundy: Cote de Beaune & Montrachet

Start your day with a talk about the Burgundy region with your guide. (40 to 60 minutes)

Visit and wine tasting in a small private domaine in Côte de Beaune.

Lunch at Aupres du Clocher in Pommard.

Tasting in a second Domaine in Côte de Beaune.

Return to Beaune for a private visit of the Hospices de Beaune.

Visit the Grand Cru Vineyards of Côte de Beaune: Montrachet & Corton.

Drop back to the Hotel. Relax before dinner.

Dinner with the Cook with Marjorie Taylor (BYO possible)

Overnight at le Cep, Beaune.

Day 6 Burgundy: discover of the Cote de Nuits

Domaine LamarcheTasting in the Côte de Nuits

Drive through the  Romanée Conti Vineyards towards your

Lunch at La Cabotte restaurant in Nuits Saint Georges

Visit the Clos de Vougeot Chateau & Vineyard

Visit a small producer in the Côte de Nuits

Return to the hotel.

Dinner at Lameloise, Chagny.

Day 7: Depart for Bordeaux

Drive or fly to Bordeaux.

Arrival late afternoon and check in to your hotel The Grand Hotel, Bordeaux

Day 8: The Prestigeous vineyards of Pomerol and St Emilion

Visit and tasting at a Chateau at a classified growth chateau in St Emilion.

Lunch in a charming restaurant in a winery.

Cellar visit and tasting at a Pomerol winery

Free time to explore the UNESCO town of St Emilion, its boutiques and charming cobble stoned streets.

Return to your hotel

Diner at gastronomic restaurant or a small wine bar in the medieval center of Bordeaux.

Day 9: Exploring the Medoc

Visit and tasting at a Classified Growth Chateau in Margaux.

Lunch at Relais & Chateau Cordeillan Bages, Pauillac

Cellar visit and tasting at a Classified Growth Chateau in St Julien.

Cellar visit and tasting at a classified growth in Pauillac

Return to your hotel

Day 10: Sauternes the Sweet Wines of Bordeaux and Pessac Leognan

Visit and tasting at a chateau in Pessac Leognan.

A reservation for lunch will be made for you.

Cellar visit and tasting at a classified growth Chateau in Sauternes

Return to your hotel

Day 11: Departure

Departure for Bordeaux Merignac airport after breakfast.

All our itineraries can be adapted to suit you.

Bordeaux, Burgundy & Champagne
WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING
"The tours were perfectly organized in a short period of time, the Wineries matched exactly our requests and expectations, our guide Julie was the Best, very professional, friendly and great person to be following us all around all day long!! I highly recommend both Decanter Tours and our Guide Julie!!"
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