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The Best of Bordeaux Wines

The Best of Bordeaux Wines

4 Days/3 Nights From
AU$1,385 Per Person
 
  • Tour Type
    Escorted TourEscorted Tour
  • France Region
    Bordeaux
  • Tour Code
    OPH-19-5662
  • Operating Days
    Daily
4 Days/3 Nights From
AU$1,385 Per Person
 
  • Tour Type
    Escorted TourEscorted Tour
  • France Region
    Bordeaux
  • Tour Code
    OPH-19-5662
  • Operating Days
    Daily
Description 
  • Tour Highlights
    AccommodationAccommodation Accommodation includedActivityActivity Wine tasting sessionsMealsMeals Daily breakfast & 1 dinnerEscorted TourEscorted Tour English-speaking driver/guideToursTours Guided tour and wine tasting sessions at Bordeaux, the Medoc area, and St. EmilionTransportationTransportation Transportation by minibus/van

Summary

The 4-day shared tour package leads you on a journey to taste the best wines of Bordeaux. Spend 3 nights in a 3-star or 4-star hotel and enjoy the company of a semi private driver/wine guide as he takes you to the most famous wine producing regions.

Explore the UNESCO World Heritage city of Bordeaux at your own pace. In the evening, delight in a commented tasting session, sampling Grands Crus Classés Wines in a local wine bar. The next day, embark on a journey towards the Medoc area to visit 3 famous estates. Treat your senses with stunning landscapes the day after, departing for the beautiful village of Saint Emilion. Medieval villages and delectable selections of wines make the whole experience unforgettable.

Available daily from March 1 to November 30

Itinerary

Day 1, Arrival Transfer in Bordeaux
Pick up in Bordeaux (airport/train station). Transfer to your centrally located hotel and check in.

Enjoy some free time to discover the lively city of Bordeaux!
Bordeaux is classified "City of Art and History" and has been inscribed on UNESCO World Heritage List as "an outstanding urban and architectural ensemble". It is home to one of Europe's biggest 18th century architectural urban areas and stands out as one of the first French cities to have entered an era of urbanism and metropolitan big scale projects, with the team Gabriel father and son, architects for King Louis XV, under the supervision of two Governors), first Nicolas-François Dupré de Saint-Maur then the Marquis de Tourny.

A First Exploration of Grands Crus Bordeaux Wines
For your first evening in Bordeaux, a very special tasting experience that will be the perfect introduction to the Wines of Bordeaux is waiting. Reach one of Bordeaux’s centrally located wine bar 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…

Night at your hotel 3* or 4*.

Day 2, Full Day Medoc Wine Tour
Breakfast at your hotel.
Pick up at the Tourist Office of Bordeaux at 9:30 am.

A Full Day Including Visits to 3 Renowned Estates
The Medoc area covers approximately 5,700 hectares of declared vineyards, annually producing on average 300,000 hectolitres of wine. Of the grape varieties permitted, 50% of the viticultural area is planted with Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot, and to a lesser extent Petit Verdot and Malbec. Also allowed within the AOC regulations are the varieties Cabernet Franc and Carménère.

Taste Fabulous Wines, Guided By a Knowledgeable Hand
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 wine. During these visits you will learn all there is to know about the history of the estates, the wine making process as well as the techniques used during the winemaking. The visits are followed by a wine tasting session. The wineries are usually located in Margaux, Saint Julien, Pauillac or the Haut Medoc appellations.

Stop along the famous Route des Chateaux for great photo opportunities
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.

Return to Bordeaux at 6:00 pm.

Day 3, Full Day Saint Emilion Wine Tour
Breakfast at your hotel.
Pick up at the Tourist Office of Bordeaux at 9:30 am.

Discover the Magic of the ‘Right Bank’ Wine Region of Bordeaux
The wine region of Libournais encompasses much of what is referred to as the Right Bank. Named after its historical capital, the expression Right Bank typically refers to wines from the Pomerol and St-Emilion areas of the Libournais. There are several villages around the region that share the Saint-Émilion name, such as Montagne-Saint-Émilion and St-Georges-Saint-Émilion that are named the satellite appellations. The area is bordered to the west by Pomerol. Merlot is the dominant grape in this area, followed by Cabernet Franc and a very small quantity of Malbec that is tending to disappear. The climate and damp, cool soils of the area make it difficult for Cabernet Sauvignon grapes to fully ripen and, as such, they are less often used.

Mix Incredible Wineries with the Enchanting Village of Saint Emilion
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 (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 the village, experience another visit and wine tasting session in a local winery of the Chateau of the Saint Emilion appellation or surrounding (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.

Return to Bordeaux at 5:30 pm. 

Enjoy a pre- booked dinner in a selected restaurant of Bordeaux
This evening, a pre-booked dinner is waiting for you in a carefully selected local restaurant. The Bordeaux food scene has taken centre stage, and today, the city is cluttered with interesting new offerings like experimental modern bistros, elaborate sanctums of haute cuisine and cosy button-down gastro-bars.

Night at your hotel.

Day 4, Bordeaux
Breakfast at your hotel and return transfer from your hotel in Bordeaux to the airport or to the train station.

Inclusions

  • Arrival/departure transfer in Bordeaux
  • 3-night accommodation in 4* or 3* hotel - Double room sharing
  • Breakfast from day 2 to 4
  • The services of an expert English speaking driver/wine guide
  • Medoc full day wine tour with 3 Classified 1855 Chateau visits and tasting
  • Follow the Chateau road in the Medoc wine region
  • Saint Emilion day wine tour with 3 Classified Growth Chateau visits and tasting
  • All tasting fees in the Chateaus
  • One dinner (2-course meal) at a restaurant in Bordeaux
  • Private tasting 3 Grand Crus at a local wine bar
  • Travel in recent, comfortable & fully equipped Mercedes Minivans
  • Bottles of water in the minivan

Exclusions

  • Meals, drinks
  • Personal insurance and expenses
  • Entrance fees to monuments, museums, attractions other than mentioned in the program
  • Eventual gratuities

Important Notes

  • Single supplement applies.
  • Additional night is possible. Contact us for the rate.

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