|Type of Tour:||Hidden Gems|
|Guide Price:||From £930 to £1591 per person|
|Number of Meals:||2 breakfasts and 1 dinner (3 Days)|
3 breakfasts, 1 dinner and 1 picnic lunch (4 Days)
|Number of Winery Visits:||3 Châteaux (3 Days)|
4 Châteaux (4 Days)
|Number of Wines Tasted:||Approximately 10 (3 Days)|
Approximately 13 (4 Days)
|Tour Transport:||Full day private transported tour (3 Days)|
Full day private transported tour and pre-paid taxi transfers to Pessac (3 Days)
|Dates / Availability:||Available mid-week and weekends throughout the year (except January, when the hotel is closed)|
Location location location! This trip is based at the architecturally astonishing le Saint James, a luxurious 5* hotel located 20 minutes from the centre of Bordeaux. A true haven of peace and tranquillity, the hotel boasts a Michelin-starred restaurant, and we have included a five course dinner here as part of the Grape Escapes package.
On day two, you will be met at the hotel by an English-speaking Grape Escapes chauffeur/guide, who will accompany you throughout the day on a private tour of the famous vineyards of the Médoc or Saint Emilion. Guests are free to choose their preferred three Châteaux for tours and tastings. The Grape Escapes Bordeaux specialists are happy to offer advice and make suggestions if you would prefer. Please note that a number of the more exclusive estates do not tend to receive visitors at weekends and some of them do not receive visitors at all. We would be pleased to discuss the various options with you and contact the individual estates accordingly.
For those opting for the four day/three night break, we will arrange for a pre-booked and pre-paid taxi to collect you from the hotel on the morning of day three and take you to the Graves appellation, more specifically the highly-regarded village of Pessac-Léognan to focus on the region’s white wines made from Sémillon and Sauvignon Blanc together with their world renowned red wines. You will be welcomed as the guests of the Grand Cru Classé Château Pape Clément, where following a tour, a gourmet picnic lunch with a selection of three of the Château’s wines will be served in the stunning gardens. For the remainder of the afternoon, choose between exploring the village further or relaxing at the hotel, perhaps taking a dip in the pool.
(ii) The outline itinerary is indicative and is subject to minor changes depending on supplier availability. Availability cannot be guaranteed until we have received a confirmed booking, together with the deposit payment (or payment in full where the dates of travel are in less than 60 days). If the named accommodation / visits are not available, we will endeavour to find suitable alternatives of a similar grade; this may be subject to a supplement or a rebate depending on the price available.
Laying on the bed and looking across the vineyards was a perfect moment!
Joanna- Surrey, UK
Please contact us to request further details and a full list of tour upgrades.
If you would like to make your Grape Escapes holiday even more special, there are a number of additional activities that we can arrange for you. To complement the experience, these could be arranged to fit in/around your current itinerary or we can arrange additional nights and room upgrades at your hotel, as well as your travel arrangements, a stop-over en route and even a visit to another part of France! See below for some of the most popular upgrades.
Given the wide range of travel options to Bordeaux, the package price does not include travel. Please contact us or see our Bordeaux travel page for further information.
For more information on our Hidden Gems please see our Hidden Gems page.
To secure your booking, a 20% deposit is required. Your remaining balance will then be due 60 days before you travel. Please call us on+44(0) 1920 46 86 66 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org to request a booking form.
Our best holiday ever...thank you! We will come back again soon
Graeme - Hampshire, UK
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