INTRODUCTION TO THE BORDEAUX BLENDS - MULTI DAY SHARED PACKAGE FROM BORDEAUX
- Duration: 4 Days (approx.)
- Location: Aquitaine
SHARED TOUR PACKAGE FROM BORDEAUX - 4 DAYS / 3 NIGHTS
On this wine tour based in the recently declared UNESCO world heritage city of Bordeaux, your semi private driver/wine guide will take you to the most famous wine producing regions of the Bordeaux vineyard to make you discover the best of Bordeaux wines. Pick up will be at the centrally Tourist Office of Bordeaux. Come and follow us on this unique Bordeaux wine tour that has been carefully designed for those who wish to increase their personal knowledge in the Bordeaux wines. This tour will cover both the left and right bank where you will see, discover and visit the most famous appellations and Chateau's known for the quality of their wines but also for the expertise of the men behind the wines. All visits have been personalized for your group only and will be conducted by our most knowledgeable wine guides. This tour also includes a dinner in a traditional restaurant in Bordeaux as well as a special ‘Grands Crus’ Wines tasting session in a selected local Wine Bar of Bordeaux.
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 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 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…
DAY 2 – FULL DAY MEDOC WINE TOUR
Breakfast at your hotel.
9.30am Pick up at the Tourist Office of Bordeaux
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 hectoliters 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.
6.00pm return to Bordeaux
DAY 3 – FULL DAY SAINT EMILION WINE TOUR
Breakfast at your hotel.
9.30am Pick up at the Tourist Office of Bordeaux
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-SaintÉmilion 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.
5.30pm return to Bordeaux.
Enjoy a pre- booked diner in a selected restaurant of Bordeaux
This evening we have pre- booked dinner for you in a carefully selected local restaurant. The Bordeaux food scene has taken center stage, and today, the city is cluttered with interesting new offerings like experimental modern bistros, elaborate sanctums of haute cuisine and cozy 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. End of our services.
INCLUSIONS1. Arrival/departure transfer in Bordeaux
2. 3-night accommodation in 4* or 3* Hotel Double room sharing
3. Breakfast from day 2 to 4
4. The services of an expert English speaking driver/wine guide
5. Medoc full day wine tour with 3 Classified 1855 Chateau visits and tasting
6. Follow the Chateau road in the Medoc wine region
7. Saint Emilion day wine tour with 3 Classified Growth Chateau visits and tasting
8. All tasting fees in the Chateaus
9. One diner (2 course meal) at a restaurant in Bordeaux
10. Private tasting 3 Grand Crus at a local wine bar
11. Travel in recent, comfortable & fully equipped Mercedes Minivans
12. Bottles of water in the minivan
EXCLUSIONS1. Meals, drinks unless mentioned in the program
2. Personal insurance and expenses
3. Entrance fees to monuments, museums, attractions other than mentioned in the program
4. Gratuities for the guide
- English speaking tour.
- Minimum number of 2 participants applies.
- Maximum of group size 19
- Prices are per person.
- Adult tour only, no children allowed under 18 years