Here is a selection of the most recent reviews of the Bordeaux Vineyards Wine Tasting Half-Day Trip submitted by actual travelers. Read what travelers liked, what they loved, and what they thought could be improved.
Excellent tour. Very interesting and well organised. The amount of information both on the coach and at each winery was just right and extremely useful being in English! Both wineries were very generous with their 'samples', even at Chateau Dauzac where the premium wine sells(from them) at 45 Euros a bottle!Reviewed by: Mrs Rita J H, October 2013
Convenient and well organized day tripReviewed by: Samora C, December 2013
We did the Sunday trip to the Medieval town of St. Emillion followed by a St. Emillion winery tour. The town of St. Emillion is stunning- you have a beautiful view of the lower town and the surrounding wine country from the upper town, and if you decide to stay with the tour (which we did) the guide takes you into an old Monolithic Church (the largest ever built, a Unesco World Heritage Site) as well as a cathedral and some catacombs- all of which you cannot see if you decide to explore the city on your own as it can only be entered with a tour group. The downside of sticking to the group tour is you only have about 40 minutes to explore the rest of the city on your own time, and like any new town, you could easily spend half a day walking the streets and looking around. I would note that the cobblestone streets are not very forgiving, so comfortable walking shoes and good balance are a MUST. Not to mention the streets are incredibly steep, (they actually have railings on some of them), so if you would find this to be a physical barrier I would recommend doing one of the tours that don't go to St. Emillion. After the tour of St. Emillion we went to a winery in the same region. The lady giving the tour at the winery (her and her husband own it and do all the work) was AMAZING. She gave incredible amounts of detail and was very informative about the entire wine making process. Her french and english was also great- being fluent in both I found she did a much better translation of the two languages than our actual tour guide did when she told us about Bordeaux/ St. Emillion (she tended to give more detail when she spoke in French, so I was constantly telling my boyfriend what he had missed out on). At the winery tour we got two wine tastings- both red, and both amazing- we actually bought a bottle to take with us. Other than being slightly disappointed by our tour guides tendency to explain more in French, I would highly recommend this tour.Reviewed by: Victoria P, November 2013
All in all a good tour for the amount paid, but I would likely choose to pay a bit more to do the tour in a smaller group. I found a coach of 60+ people made it very impersonal and too crowded in the smaller wineries.Reviewed by: msmctavish, September 2013
Wel organized and vlaue for money. It would have been better to visit one more chateu.Reviewed by: Fatma K, September 2013
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