Hidden Gem – Le Saint James

Luxury Bordeaux Food Tour and Wine Tour

Bordeaux Food Tour - Grand Hotel de Bordeaux- Hotel image facade

At a glance

Region: Bordeaux
Type of Tour:
Duration: 3/4 Days
Guide Price: from £716 to £1885 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)

Trip Summary

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.

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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.

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Outline Itinerary

Day One

  • If you would like us to arrange private transfers for you to and from Bordeaux airport, this costs £96 per person (return).
  • Upon arrival in Bouliac, check into your preferred room grade at the 5* le Saint James.
  • The remainder of the afternoon and evening will be free for you to relax and enjoy your pleasant surroundings.
  • We will provide you with a list of recommended restaurants in Bordeaux, and we would be delighted to reserve you a table at any of these for dinner.

Day Two

  • Your tour day will comprise of:
  • Full day private chauffeured vehicle and English-speaking driver/guide.
  • Tours and tastings at your three preferred Châteaux.
  • In the evening, a five course gastronomic dinner with wines, water and coffee will be served in the hotel’s Michelin-starred restaurant (please note that the restaurant is closed on Sundays and Mondays).
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Day Three (Optional)

  • Your tour day will comprise of:
  • Return pre-booked and pre-paid taxi transfers between the hotel and Pessac-Léognan.
  • A tour and tastings with a gourmet picnic lunch at Grand Cru Classé Château Pape Clément.

Final Day

  • After a leisurely breakfast, check out of the hotel.

(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

Package Prices

These prices are per person excluding any discounts and include all of the package elements detailed.

Due to market volatility following the UK’s decision to exit the EU, these guide prices are subject to confirmation at the time of booking.

  • All prices are per person and based on two people travelling together and sharing a twin or double room.
  • Single supplements and extra night prices are available upon request.
Hotel Name Room Grade Star Rating Duration Price Per Person
Le Saint-James - Bouliac Deluxe room 5* 3 Days £1001 Book Now
Le Saint-James - Bouliac Deluxe room 5* 4 Days £1468 Book Now
Le Saint-James - Bouliac Hautevrie Suite 5* 3 Days £1094 Book Now
Le Saint-James - Bouliac Hautevrie Suite 5* 4 Days £1607 Book Now
Le Saint-James - Bouliac Harley Davidson Suite 5* 3 Days £1187 Book Now
Le Saint-James - Bouliac Harley Davidson Suite 5* 4 Days £1746 Book Now
Le Saint-James - Bouliac Jacuzzi Suite 5* 3 Days £1280 Book Now
Le Saint-James - Bouliac Jacuzzi Suite 5* 4 Days £1885 Book Now

Special Offers

Bring friends and spend less! A discount of £150 per person applies to groups of four people or more who are travelling together on the three day break. This discount increases to £180 per person on the four day break.

Extra night free of charge on the four day break! Book the four day break anytime from the 31st of March and the 28th of June as well as from the 3rd of September and the 27th of October and enjoy a fourth night free of charge at the hotel.

Mid-season discount! Travel between the 31st of March and the 28th of June as well as between the 3rd of September and the 27th of October and enjoy a mid-season discount of between £45 and £135 per person depending on the length of your stay and your preferred room grade. Please contact us for more details.

Low season discount! Travel on the three day break between the 28th of October and the end of March (excluding events and special dates), and enjoy a discount of between £135 and £225 per person as well as a third night free of charge at the hotel.

Enhance your Experience/Tour Upgrades

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.

  • Stay longer! Prices for an extra night at the hotel start at just £180 per person including breakfast.
  • Stay in the city. Why not stay a little longer in Bordeaux and indulge yourself in a stay in one the fabulous city centre hotels?
  • Fall in love with Paris. Let us put together an itinerary for you in the city of love!
  • Discover more French wine regions. As well as trips to Bordeaux, we also arrange holidays to Burgundy, the Loire Valley, Champagne, the Rhône Valley, Alsace, Provence, Cognac and the Languedoc-Roussillon.

Further Information


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.

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Further Information / To Book

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 info@grapeescapes.net to request a booking form.

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Our best holiday ever...thank you! We will come back again soon

Graeme - Hampshire, UK

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