Hidden Gem – Château Pape Clément

Tours and Bordeaux tasting based at the famous Château Pape Clément

Bordeaux Tasting - Credits Pape Clément

At a glance

Type of Tour:
Duration:3/4 Days
Guide Price:From £1174 to £2384 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

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Trip Summary

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.

Saint-Emilion wine tour Credits Pape Clément
Bordeaux wine tour - Credits Pape Clement

In the afternoon, you will be escorted in a luxury vehicle to the town of Leognan. Here, you will be taken on an exclusive tour of the famous Château Haut-Bailly followed by a tasting session of several of the Château’s wines with bread and cheese. 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 six course gastronomic dinner will be served. Please note that drinks have not been included as part of the package and can be ordered and paid for locally.

Bordeaux tasting - Credits MCellard©
Bordeaux tasting - credits MCellard©

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.

Bordeaux wine tour
Bordeaux tasting- Credits Heurisko

Region Map

Bordeaux tasting - Credits Anne Lanta
Bordeaux tasting- Credits Chateau Giscours

Outline Itinerary

Day One

  • Upon arrival in Pessac, check into your preferred room at the stunning Grand Cru Classé Château Pape Clément.
  • The remainder of the afternoon and evening will be free for you to do as you please.
  • In your travel pack there will be a comprehensive list of recommended restaurants in nearby Bordeaux. We would be pleased to reserve you a table at any of these for dinner.
France self-drive holiday - Credits Pape Clement 2
Bordeaux day tour credits Pape Clement

Day Two

  • After a relaxing morning at the Château, make your way to the winery for a full tour of the estate, a fantastic wine-making workshop and tastings followed by a gourmet picnic lunch served in the beautiful grounds.
  • In the afternoon, you will be taken by a luxury chauffeured vehicle to Château Haut-Bailly, where you will have a insider’s tour of the estate followed by a tasting session of several of the Château’s Grand Cru Classé wines.
  • You will be taken to the Château at the end of the tour to freshen up and relax.
  • In the evening, your vehicle will return to take you to la Grande Maison in Bordeaux for a delicious six course double Michelin starred dinner (excluding drinks).
  • You will be taken back to Pape Clément at the end of the evening.
Saint-Emilion wine tour- Credits Office de Tourisme de Saint-Emilion
Bordeaux Tasting - La Grande Maison

Day Three (Optional)

  • After breakfast, you will be met at the hotel by an English-speaking driver/guide, who will accompany you throughout the day in a luxury vehicle.
  • During the course of the day, tours and tastings will be arranged for you at your three preferred Châteaux in the Médoc, Saint-Emilion, Pomerol, Graves or Sauternes.
  • We would be delighted to arrange lunch for you in any of the appellations you choose to visit. Please contact us for prices.
  • You will be taken back to the Château at the end of the day.

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.


Such a beautiful setting, we loved this hotel!

Margaret- Plymouth, UK

Package Prices

  • These prices are per person and based on two people travelling together and sharing a twin or double room.
  • These are realistic guide prices, based on travel in standard season (usually April to the end of October). Considerable discounts often apply for travel out of season (usually November to the end of March) or if there are more than two of you travelling together. Please let us know your preferred travel dates for a definitive price.
  • Although we propose specific hotels as part of our standard packages, we enjoy excellent relationships and preferential rates at the majority of the hotels in each of our featured destinations. Therefore if you would prefer to stay in a different hotel, this can be arranged. Please contact us for the relevant supplements/discounts.
  • Other room grades are available at most of the hotels that we work with. Just let us know which hotel you prefer and we will send you the relevant supplements for the various room grades.
  • Single supplements and extra night prices are available upon request.
Hotel NameRoom GradeStar RatingDurationPrice Per Person
Château Pape Clément - PessacClassic roomN/A3 Days£1616Book Now
Château Pape Clément - PessacClassic roomN/A4 Days£2406Book Now

Special Offers

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.

Bordeaux Winery Tour-Veronality
Bordeaux tasting © V. Bengold

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! Just let us know your preferred hotel and room grade, and we will provide you with the relevant supplement for extra nights with 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.
Bordeaux tasting - credits Pape Clement

Our guide was a fountain of knowledge- excellent

Adele - York, UK

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.

About Hidden Gems

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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.