Great Wine of Bordeaux
Immerse yourself in all things Bordeaux enjoying tours that will take you to the Medoc and Saint Emilion wine regions and travel along the Château Route, enjoy special wine tastings in carefully selected châteaux, and discover the medieval charm of Saint-Emilion village in a small group with no more than 20 travellers!
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Day 1: Bordeaux
Welcome to Bordeaux! Arriving at Bordeaux airport or railway station you’ll find your driver waiting and ready to bring you comfortably to your hotel in central Bordeaux. Check-in and enjoy some free time before this evening’s very special Wines of Bordeaux tasting experience, held in one of Bordeaux’s famed wine bars. For your first evening in Bordeaux, we have booked a very special tasting experience that will be the perfect introduction to the Wines of Bordeaux. Reach one of Bordeaux’s centrally located wine bars and participate in a special “Grands Crus Classés Wines” commented tasting session. A mysterious hallway that opens up into an immense modern art deco room, strange machines made of stainless steel, a tall ceiling where, hung by their feet, hundreds of wine glasses seemingly float, suspended in mid-air… Welcome to Max Bordeaux and its magical concept!
Day 2: Medoc Wine Tour
This morning, head towards the famous Medoc wine region. On this full day tour, experience 3 visits and wine tasting sessions in Grands Crus Wineries that have been carefully selected for their exceptional setting and quality of the wine. During these visits, you will learn all there is to know about the history of the estates, the winemaking process as well as the techniques used during the winemaking. Each visit is followed by a wine tasting session. The wineries are usually located in Margaux, Saint Julien, Pauillac or the Haut Medoc appellations. During the day you will inevitably drive along the D2 road or Route des Chateaux as it is known locally. It is along this route that some of the most famous Wineries such as Chateau Margaux, Chateau Palmer, Chateau Latour or Chateau Pichon Longueville are located. Depending on the timing of the tour, your driver/guide will certainly make a stop in front of one of these world-renowned wineries so that you may have the opportunity to take some photos. (B)
Day 3: Saint Emilion Wine Tour
Today, depart for the Saint Emilion wine region and enjoy a visit and wine tasting in a famous Classified Growth Chateau of the Saint Emilion appellation or surrounding appellations (Pomerol, Fronsac, Lalande de Pomerol…). Then, arrive in the village and participate in another visit of a Classified Growth Chateau, followed by some free time for personal discovery and lunch. In the afternoon, after a walking tour of Saint Emilion village, experience another visit and wine tasting session in a local winery of the Chateau of the Saint Emilion appellation or surrounding appellations (Pomerol, Fronsac, Lalande de Pomerol…). The wine tasting fees, the guided walking tour of the village and bottled water in the minivan are all included. A return to Bordeaux is planned for 5:30 pm giving you time to refresh before ending the day with a pre-booked 2-course dinner in a carefully selected local restaurant of Bordeaux. (B.D)
Day 4: Bordeaux
This morning you’ll have breakfast at your hotel before your transfer returns you to the railway station or the airport to begin your journey home. (B)