|Type of Tour:||Hidden Gems|
|Guide Price:||From £448 to £818 per person|
|Number of Meals:||3 Days: 2 breakfasts + 1 lunch
4 Days: 2 breakfasts, 1 lunch + 1 dinner
|Number of Winery Visits:||3 Days: 3 Cognac Houses + 1 tasting session
4 Days: 5 Cognac Houses + 1 tasting session
|Number of Wines Tasted:||3 Days: Approximately 11 Cognacs
4 Days: Approximately 21 Cognacs
|Tour Transport:||Taxi transfers to your visits|
|Dates / Availability:||Available mid-week and weekends throughout the year, however the Cognac House tours are not possible on Sundays
For those looking to taste a wide variety of Cognacs in a unique and characterful setting, our three and four day Hidden Gem Cognac tours are perfect for you! Based at the beautiful 4* Hotel de l’Yeuse in the picturesque countryside, taste some of the world’s most sought-after eaux-de-vie, enjoy delicious cuisine and relax in the hotel’s warm and friendly atmosphere.
Upon arrival in the rural village of Chateaubernard, check into your preferred room grade, and after settling in, enjoy an introductory tasting session of three Cognacs by the fireside in the cosy setting of the hotel’s traditional Cognac library. The remainder of the afternoon and evening will be entirely free to enjoy your pleasant surroundings, perhaps taking a dip in the outdoor pool or relaxing in the spa.
On day two, a pre-booked and pre-paid taxi will take you to the pretty riverside town of Cognac, and each of your Cognac tours will be a short walk. You will firstly enjoy a visit to the prestigious Rémy Martin Maison. Here, you will be taken on a tour of this world-famous House and the rest of the estate, learning about the secrets of the Rémy Martin heritage and expertise. Your visit will conclude with tastings of three Cognacs and gourmet appetisers. A three course lunch will then be served as the guests of Meukow Cognac. Michel Coste and the architect Pascale de Redon completely refurbished the estate three years ago and after lunch, you will be taken on a tour of the Maison, with tastings of three Cognacs. Please note that drinks are not included as part of the lunch package and can be ordered and paid for locally on the day. Before being taken back to the hotel, we will arrange an exclusive tour for you at the largest and grandest Cognac House, Hennessy. The visit entails a boat ride across the Charente River with a detailed explanation of Hennessy’s history, savoir-faire and international standing, an immersive 360o experience in the traditional ageing cellars, a visit to the revered Paradis Cellar and a tasting of Hennessy X.O and Paradis in a private tasting lounge.
For those opting for the four day break, a third night will be arranged for you at the hotel and on day three, you will be taken to the spectacular town of Jarnac. Here, you will firstly be welcomed as the VIP guests of Courvoisier, entering the estate through the doors of the private Courvoisier Château, separately from other guests. Learning about the estate’s amazing history, enjoy a “Midnight in Paris” Cognac cocktail before sampling the hallowed Napoléon Cognac in an opulent lounge in the Château. A sensory experience, enhanced by a selection of desserts will then guide you through the complex aromas of the Courvoisier XO. You will then have some free time for lunch and to explore the beautiful town centre before being taken out into the vineyards for a tour and tastings at a small, family-run Cognac House. At this estate, you will be greeted by a member of the family who have owned the estate for several generations and you will have the opportunity to see first-hand the fascinating Cognac-making process. After returning to the hotel, a three course Cognac tasting dinner will be served in the elegant setting of the hotel’s gastronomic restaurant. Each course will be served alongside a different Cognac.
(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.
The quirky Cognac library was fab, and the views from the terrace were just so pretty!
Anna- Kent, 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.
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.
Given the wide range of travel options to Cognac, the package price does not include travel. Please contact us for detailed information about how best to travel to the region.
For more information on our Hidden Gems Please see our Hidden Gems 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 firstname.lastname@example.org to request a booking form.