|Type of Tour:||Essential|
|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. |
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.
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.
(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.
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 see our travel page for detailed information about how best to travel to the region.
For more information on our essential tours please see our Essential tours page.
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 email@example.com to request a booking form.
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