Bordeaux Vineyards

6 days tour tasting at the best 1st growth classified (Grand Cru) wine producers of Bordeaux wine country and discovering the natural beauties of Cap Ferret and Arcachon Bay.
DAY 1DAY 2DAY 3DAY 4DAY 5DAY 6INFORMATIONSPrice includes

DAY 1 – ARRIVAL IN BORDEAUX

Where? Saint Jean Rail Station
When? 3:00 PM

Meet and greet by your tour guide at the scheduled group pick-up time at 3:00 PM at Bordeaux St. Jean Rail Station.

Walking in the Saint Emilion Wine Jurisdiction, Tour of Château Villemaurine with wine Grand Clu Classé Tasting, discovery of the fermenting rooms and guided visit to its underground quarries.

Return to the hotel and preparation to the dinner cooked by chef Alexandre Baumard who chooses the best local produce to concoct inventive dishes that are refined and subtle, following the seasons and his inspiration of the moment.

DAY 2

Breakfast at hotel (always concocted with local outstanding products).

LATE MORNING : Start of the winery tour at Château Bardins (AOC-ISO Standard) situated in Pessac Léognan district in the northern part of the Graves region of Bordeaux (Left Bank) . We will spend a good time with a guide, visiting all the wine makers around between lunch and wine tasting of 4 regions : Médoc, Saint Emilion, Bordeaux and Graves and their 5 most known grapes : Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Sauvignon and Sémillon.

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LUNCH : Exclusive private picnic lunch Walkers and NON-Walkers alike – A friendly welcome to Château Bardins a warmful and historic site managed by Stella the owner of the castle where wine tasting are conducted by Pascale the oenologist. Lunch is comprised of local specialities accompanied by the estate’s “Grand Cru” wines.

DINNER in the Hotel.
Breakfats & lunch & dinner included today

Day 3

Breakfast in the Hotel.

OPTION #1 – Departure for a leisure day in historical downtown Bordeaux. Guests are invited for a quick introductory walking tour of the city’s historical sites before setting off to explore on their own. Excellent shopping, wine boutiques, and exceptional scenery walking along the renovated banks of the Garonne River. There are endless ways to spend the day here. Exploring Bordeaux is a true step back in French history, and has something to offer and interest every traveler.

OPTION #2 – Any guests interested in the Caudalie & Vinotherapy Spa services (additional fees apply), please contact us in advance and we can help you organise a reservation for a spa treatment or a half-day spa session. Today offers a perfect opportunity to pursue independent interests, try the caudalie spa, a massage or other spa service for anyone not heading to Bordeaux for the day.

Bicycles are also available to borrow to enjoy a ride around the local vineyard filled countryside or simply enjoy a walk in the village.

LUNCH: Independently in Bordeaux or in the village for those not venturing into the city today. Return to the hotel and dinner.

Dinner in the hotel

Breakfast & Dinner included today

DAY 4

Day at Sauternes & Cérons districts

Breakfast in the hotel
Morning Walking Bordeaux Graves Vineyards & Sauternes district
Historic Visit in classified Wine Makers

Gourmet Picnic Lunch composed with outstanding local products in the gardens of a Chateau (BestOf Travel Leisure Magazine)
Wine Tasting at Grand Cru Estates
Dinner in the hotel

Breakfast & Lunch & Dinner Included Today

Day 5

Breakfast in the Hotel

Head to Cap Ferret for Oyster farm visiting and oyster tasting in a shack (or other local seafood if you do not appreciate oysters) Located in Piraillan harbour the shack enjoys a view of the Pyla Dune and the idyllic backdrop of Bird Island.

Back to Hotel for preparation to a Farewell dinner at Château Troplong Mondot’s restaurant.

Breakfast & Dinner included today

DAY 6 – Tour Conclusion, Group Departure

When? 10:00 PM

Breakfast in the Hotel

Trip concludes today at 10 am. Earlier and later departures can be organised.

Tour Length:

6 days/5 nights – Featuring daily options for BOTH walkers and non-walkers.

Tour Hotel:

The Logis de la Cadène founded in 1848 in the heart of Saint Emilion village and property of Boüard de Laforest family.

Hubert de Boüard de Laforest joined the family business at Château Angélus (also property of he same family) in 1985. Along with several modernising changes, the practice of maturing in new oak was begun in 1980. The estate has been classified as a Premier grand cru classé since 2012, was previously a Premier grand cru classé since 1996, and was before that classified as Grand cru classé. But according to research of journalist Isabelle Saporta, Hubert de Boüard is judge and jury in the preparation of the classification.– NEVER ANY HOTEL HOPPING.

Dietary requests:

We cater to all dietary requirements (vegan, pescatarian, vegetarian) and all food allergies.

Tour Begins and Ends:

3 pm on Day 1 and 10 am on Day 6 at Bordeaux St. Jean Rail Station, Bordeaux, France

Group size:

Limited to 12 guests per tour date.

NEVER ANY HOTEL HOPPING

INCLUDED IN THE PRICE

  • This exclusive small group, Bordeaux Grand Cru Walking Tour is owner-led along with Bordeaux wine industry insiders. They are culinary and French wine industry insiders.
  • 5 nights in a luxury hotel accommodations : Le Logis de la CadèneNO HOTEL HOPPING.
  • Tour and taste at leading, 1st classified growth “Grand Cru” wine estates (ISO standard).
  • Discover and learn about differing vinification processes from one vintner to another daily.
  • 13 MEALS included – 5 Breakfasts, 3 Lunches, 4 Dinners – Savor sumptuous gourmet meals of “Bordelaise” specialties.
  • Classified “Grand Cru” Bordeaux wines and non-alcoholic beverages included at all group meals, excepted the 4 dinners at Le Logis de la Cadène.
  • Enjoy a private gourmet “picker’s lunch” at a “Grand Cru” wine producer in SAINT EMILION.
  • We conclude this exclusive, once in a lifetime Bordeaux wine tasting experience with a spectacular Gala dinner hosted at the Château Troplong Mondot – Les Belles Perdrix a “Grand Cru” estate.
  • Enjoy a guided, historical walking tour of Bordeaux city, and spend leisure time exploring and shopping in the beautiful, historical downtown of Bordeaux. Lunch not included.
  • Bottled water provided throughout the tour.
  • All ground transportation throughout the tour via luxury cabs.

NOT INCLUDED IN THE PRICE

  • Airfare to/from France
  • Train fare to/from
  • Bordeaux Saint Jean rail station
  • Some meals and drinks as detailed above
  • Gratuities to Tour Guides and Professional Driver
  • Personal purchases.
  • Caudalie Vinotherapy Spa services (additional fees apply & cab as well).
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