Essential Bordeaux

Bordeaux Wine Tour - 3 or 4 day flexible stay in Bordeaux

Bordeaux wine tour - T Sanson

At a glance

Region: Bordeaux
Type of Tour:
Duration: 3/4 Days
Guide Price: from £476 to £1030 per person
Number of Meals: 2 breakfast and 1 dinner (3 Days)
3 breakfasts and 1 dinner (4 Days)
Number of Winery Visits: 3 Châteaux and 1 tasting session (3 Days)
6 Châteaux and 1 tasting session (4 Days)
Number of Wines Tasted: Approximately 14 (3 Days)
Approximately 19 (4 Days)
Tour Transport: Full day transported tour from a central departure point + 1 tasting session and dinner on foot in Bordeaux (3 Days)
2 full day transported tour from a central departure point + 1 tasting session and dinner on foot in Bordeaux (4 Days)
Dates / Availability: Available mid-week and weekends throughout the year. Not available for Sunday start.

Trip Summary

Essential Bordeaux Wine Tour

For those looking for a mid-week or weekend wine tour with a good introduction to the various tastes and styles of Bordeaux wines available, this Bordeaux wine tour may be the answer. Your trip will start with a tutored tasting session of five French red wines (including three Bordeaux wines), in a quaint wine bar, located within walking distance of your hotel. The tasting will be accompanied by a platter of cheeses and meats and takes place at 5.15pm.

Bordeaux tasting - credits Pape Clement
Bordeaux Wine Tour- Credits HEURISKO

On day two, you will meet your guide at a central departure point, where you will begin your full day journey of discovery in either the internationally famed left-bank Médoc or the UNESCO classified appellation of Saint-Emilion and its satellite appellation, Pomerol. If you choose to visit the Médoc, you will visit three Châteaux, learning particularly about the Cabernet Sauvignon grape and gaining an insight into what makes those big, bold reds so renowned. If you choose to visit Saint-Emilion, you will discover the singularities of the softer wines, predominantly made from the Merlot grape. On this tour you will also visit three Châteaux. During the day, you will learn all about the fascinating wine making process from press to bottle, and each tour will conclude with a tasting of the Château’s wine. This is a small group tour and each Château that you visit will be a Cru Classified estate. You will have free time for lunch on the tour, and your guide will be more than happy to make recommendations depending on how hungry you are feeling on the day.  In the evening a three course gourmet dinner will be served in a premium city centre restaurant. Your dinner will be accompanied by a ½ bottle of wine, water and tea or coffee.

If you opt for the four day break, then day three will comprise of a tour of whichever appellation you didn’t visit on day two. The four day break ensures that you have the opportunity to discover both Saint-Emilion and the Médoc, obtaining a breadth of knowledge and experience when it comes to Bordeaux wines.

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Outline Itinerary

Day One of your Bordeaux wine tour

  • Upon arrival in Bordeaux, check into your chosen hotel in the city centre.
  • Free afternoon to explore the city and relax.
  • Enjoy an early evening tutored tasting session of five French red wines including Médoc, Saint-Emilion and Graves. Your wine will be accompanied by a platter of cheeses and meats.

Day Two of your Bordeaux wine tour

  • After breakfast, meet your English-speaking guide at a central departure point for a full day guided and transported tour of your choice of the Médoc or Saint-Emilion and Pomerol, visiting three Châteaux.
  • You will have free time for lunch on the tour, and your guide will be more than happy to make recommendations depending on how hungry you are feeling on the day.
  • In the evening, a three course gourmet dinner will be served in a premium city centre restaurant, accompanied by wine, water and coffee.

 

Bordeaux Wine Holiday F Poincet (1)
Luxury Bordeaux Wine Tour- Credits Deepix and CIVB

Day Three (Optional) of your Bordeaux wine tour

  • In the morning, meet your English-speaking guide at a central departure point for a full day guided and transported tour of your choice of the Médoc or Saint-Emilion and Pomerol, visiting three Châteaux

Final Day of your Bordeaux wine tour

  • 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.

Accommodation

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.

  • 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). Discounts often apply for travel out of season (usually November to the end of March). 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 Name Room Grade Star Rating Duration Price Per Person
Hotel de Sèze - Bordeaux Classic 4* 3 Days £546 Book Now
Hotel de Sèze - Bordeaux Classic 4* 4 Days £777 Book Now
Intercontinental Bordeaux - Le Grand Hotel Superior 5* 3 Days £714 Book Now
Intercontinental Bordeaux - Le Grand Hotel Superior 5* 4 Days £1030 Book Now
Bordeaux Winery Tour
Bordeaux Wine Tour © A. Benoit

Enhance your Experience/Tour Upgrades

Enhance your Bordeaux Wine Tour

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 which of the hotels you prefer and we would be delighted to arrange an additional night’s stay.
  • Experience the region’s gastronomy. Bordeaux is brimming with unique gastronomic dining opportunities and what better way to enjoy a glass or two of Bordeaux wine than with a mouth-watering meal in the city? We offer a variety of menus to suit every budget.
  • Stay in the vineyards. Why not stay a little longer in Bordeaux and indulge yourself in a stay in one of our unique rural 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. See our essential tours page to find out more.
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Bordeaux Wine Tour

Further Information

Travel

Given the wide range of travel options to Bordeaux, the package price does not include travel. Please see our travel page for detailed information about how best to travel to the region.

About Essential Breaks

For more information on our essential tours please see our Essential tours page.

Further Information / To Book

To secure your booking, a deposit of £100 per person is required (or 20% if the price of your trip exceeds £500 per person). 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.

Bordeaux Wine Tour © Deepix

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