|Type of Tour:||Hidden Gems|
|Guide Price:||from £992 to £1943 per person|
|Number of Meals:||2 breakfasts + 1 picnic lunch + 1 dinner (3 Days)|
3 breakfasts + 1 picnic lunch + 1 dinner (4 Days)
|Number of Winery Visits:||2 Châteaux (3 Days)|
5 Châteaux (4 Days)
|Number of Wines Tasted:||Approximately 7 (3 Days)|
Approximately 13 (4 Days)
|Tour Transport:||1 Half day and evening transported tour (3 Days)|
1 ½ day + 1 evening transported tour (4 Days)
|Dates / Availability:||Available mid-week and weekends throughout the year|
Our three and four day Hidden Gem break at Château Pape Clément gives you the amazing opportunity to stay as the guests of the world-famous Grand Cru Classé Château Pape Clément. The location is truly unique, as the stunning Château is surrounded by vineyards as well as being at the heart of Pessac, a sought-after town on the outskirts of Bordeaux city centre.
After a leisurely breakfast on day two, make your way to the winery, where you will enjoy a full tour of the estate and cellars as well as a fascinating wine making workshop. Here, you will be able to create your own blend and take a bottle home with you. Following the visit, an unforgettable gourmet picnic lunch with a selection of four of the Château’s wines will be served in the beautiful gardens.
In the afternoon, you will be escorted in a luxury vehicle to the village of Martillac. Here, you will be taken on an exclusive private tour of the famous Château Smith Haut Lafitte followed by a tasting session of several of the Château’s wines. You will be taken back to the Château at the end of the tour. Your vehicle will return in the evening and take you to the double Michelin-Starred restaurant La Grande Maison, where a five course gastronomic dinner paired with wine will be served.
For those booking the four day break, you will be met on the morning of day three by an English-speaking specialist chauffeur/guide, who will accompany you throughout the day on a private tour of the famous vineyards of the Médoc or Saint-Emilion (or Graves and Sauternes) in a Mercedes S Class vehicle. 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.
Day Three (Optional)
(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.
Such a beautiful setting, we loved this hotel!
Margaret- Plymouth, UK
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.
Bring friends and spend less! A discount of £275 per person applies to groups of four people or more who are travelling together on the three day break. This discount increases to £475 per person on the four day break.
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.
Our guide was a fountain of knowledge- excellent
Adele - York, UK
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.