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La Rochelle Shore Excursion - Wines of Bordeaux


This 8 Hour Private Shore Excursion Includes:
  • Pick up from Port in La Rochelle
  • Private Vehicle with English Speaking Driver / Local Guide
  • Included: Visit 2 Bordeaux Wineries with Wine Tastings
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Group Size (Prices in USD)*:
2 People - $1002 Per Person (Private Tour)
3 People - $720 Per Person (Private Tour)
4 People - $566 Per Person (Private Tour)
5 People - $472 Per Person (Private Tour)
6 People - $410 Per Person (Private Tour)
7 People - $370 Per Person (Private Tour)
8 People - $336 Per Person (Private Tour)

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La Rochelle Shore Excursion

This full day La Rochelle shore trip visits the Blaye Côtes de Bordeaux wine producing region where you have reservations to visit two wineries for you to learn the art of wine-making, followed by wine tastings of the local wines. Between your two winery visits you have free time for lunch.

After meeting your driver-guide at La Rochelle pier, you start the shore trip with a drive south until you reach the northern vineyards of Bordeaux. This is the heart of Bordeaux's famous wine region. The wines produced here are a blend of Merlot grapes with deep, bold flavors, along with other local grape varieties, including Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon. The red wines that are produced in the area are powerful while the white wines tend to be intense and complex with a slight acidity.

Your tour today will include both a morning and afternoon visit in carefully selected Chateau Winery, based on availability at the time of reservation.

Between your two winery visits you will visit the town of Blaye where you have some free time for lunch (meal not included) and exploration. The town is only about 5,000 people but it is rich in military history and this is evident by the one mile long rampart walls which constructed between 1685 and 1689. It is free to enter the Citadel and explore the village streets and ramparts, as this is the most interesting part of Blaye, outside of the red wines produced in the region.

At the end of this La Rochelle shore trip you will be brought back to La Rochelle pier.

Mobility: NO wheelchairs.

If you cannot find what you are looking for, our La Rochelle shore excursions can also be customized to fit your needs. If you have a larger group, we can offer you a private La Rochelle tour using a mid-size bus or full size coach. Please contact us with any questions or to receive a customized quote.
Shore Trip Timing is approximate based on your interests & traffic
  • Meet and drive to Bordeaux- 1 Hour and 45 Minutes
  • Morning Winery Visit - 1 Hour
  • Free Time for Lunch in Historic Blaye- 2.5 Hours
  • Afternoon Winery Visit - 1 Hour
  • Return to pier in La Rochelle- 1 Hour and 45 Minutes