|Type of Tour:||Exclusive|
|Guide Price:||From £427 to £642 per person|
|Number of Meals:||1 lunch|
|Number of Winery Visits:||3 Châteaux|
|Number of Wines Tasted:||Approximately 9|
|Tour Transport:||Full day guided and transported tour in a luxury vehicle (Mercedes S Class)|
|Dates / Availability:||Available mid-week and weekends throughout the year.
The gourmet Château lunch is not available on Sunday, Monday or Tuesday, or between December and February, and will be substituted with a premium restaurant of equal standard.
This day tour is designed to showcase the very best that Bordeaux has to offer, with unique wine tastings, VIP experiences and luxury chauffeured transport. In the morning, you will be met at you preferred pick up point (your hotel, the train station or Bordeaux city centre) by an executive Mercedes E or S Class and English-speaking driver/guide, who will accompany you throughout the day on your private discovery of the Bordeaux vineyards. Today, you will visit your preferred region between the internationally renowned left-bank Médoc, home to Cabernet Sauvignon and Bordeaux’s big, bold reds or the UNESCO classified appellation of Saint-Emilion, home to the Merlot grape and much smoother red wines. If you wish to visit the rarer side of Bordeaux, then exploration of white wines can indeed be arranged, with visits in Graves and Sauternes, where you will taste predominantly Sauvignon Blanc and sweet wines.
Guests are free to choose their preferred 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.
In the afternoon, you will be invited to dine in a gourmet restaurant in the Médoc. Your lunch will be served in a quaint Château, surrounded by beautiful grounds. If you are visiting Saint-Emilion, Graves or Sauternes, this lunch will be substituted with an alternative highly-regarded premium restaurant.
At the end of the day, you will be chauffeured back to your desired drop-off point in Bordeaux.
(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.
A discount of £200 per person applies to groups of four people or more.
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 the country! See below for some of the most popular upgrades.
For more information on our Exclusive tours please see our Exclusive tours page.
To secure your Bordeaux day tour 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.
I just wanted to say a big thank you for organising such a fantastic trip for us. We had a fab time and all your bookings and recommendations were excellent.
Claire - Pembrookshire, Wales