5 nights – Discover Bordeaux Wines

Immerse yourself in the wines of Bordeaux with a bespoke tour that is created for you. Learn about the culture, the regions history, while enjoying tastings and tours.

Description

Discover Bordeaux wines and  spoil yourself with visits to prestigious estates as you taste some world-renowned wines from the area. The selection of chateaux and estates will help you to experience and note the differences in the local appellations.

Chateau visits must be scheduled ahead and some may not available for you dates. If if you have requests for certain chateaux, let us know and we will do our best to make these arrangements if possible.

Day 1 Bordeaux

Upon arrival at Bordeaux Merignac or Bordeaux St. Jean station you will be greeted by your private driver and transferred to your hotel in the heart of the historic district. The  Enjoy the remainder of the the day on your own to relax or explore the city. If you prefer a guided tour of the city, one can be arranged or discover La Cité du Vin which will help you learn about the cultures of wine.  Dinner this evening might be at Pressoir d’Argent, the Michelin starred restaurant at your hotel.

Overnight in Bordeaux –  Intercontinental Bordeaux – Le Grand Hotel

Day 2 Medoc / Pauillac

Today your wine guide will help you explore the route of the Médoc chateaux and nearby Pauillac. See incredible First Growth Chateaux,  that are some of the most expensive and famous in the world. Visit a famous winemakers like Mouton Rothschild, Lafite Rothschild, Latour, Pichon Longueville Baron, Palmer, Lynch Bages, and Cos d’Estournel.

This evening you will have an invitation from your hotels Michelin star chef to the Chef’s Table where you will experience what goes on with the preparation of the days grande cuisine. The Sommelier will also assist with food and wine pairings as you enjoy dinner at the Michelin star restaurant. B, D

Overnight in Pauillac at Château Cordeillan-Bages

Day 3 Pessac / Sauternes 

Departing this morning your wine guide will meet you at the hotel and depart for Pessac-Leognan. A cellar visit and tasting at one of the top estates in the classiefied growth Pessac Leognon like Domaine de Chevalier, Chateau Haut Brion, Chateau Haut Bailly. Then visit Chateau Smith Haut Lafite, classified grown Pessac-Leognon appellation before heading to Sauternes for a tour and tasting at the renowned first growth Chateau d’Yquem. This is evening is on your own. B

Overnight in Pauillac at Château Cordeillan-Bages

Day 4 Pomerol / Saint Emilion

Your guide will be waiting to take you to Pomerol this morning where you will visit one of the top estates like Petrus, Lafleur, or Le Pin. Although none of the appellations in Pomerol are classified, it is sure to be a fantastic day as Pomerol is thought to be the world’s best terroir for Merlot. From here, the remainder of the day to discover the renowned wines of Saint Emilion with visits to area estates like Chateau Cheval Blanc, Chateau Ausone, ChateauAngelus, Chateau Figeac or Chateau Canon. Once your tastings are finished you will enjoy the beautiful and picturesque village of Saint Emilion. B

Overnight in Saint Emilion at Hostellerie de Plaisance

Day 5 Saint Emilion

Today is free to discover Saint Emilion. This charming wine village is full of boutiques, galleries, wine shops and historic sites to explore. As a UNESCO heritage site you will want to explore the 11th century Monolithic Church and its underground monuments. We will schedule a guided tour this morning and the remainder of the day is on your own.. B

Overnight in Saint Emilion at Hostellerie de Plaisance

Day 6

Driver will take you to the Bordeaux Merignac airport or St. Jean station for your onward journey or trip home. B

Option:

  • Add an extra night or two in the Cognac area
  • Add several days heading south towards the French Basque region and the Atlantic coast near Spain.
  • Add a couple of days in the Dordogne
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