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Bordeaux Grands Crus Exclusive Collection package
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Departure from Bordeaux

From May to October included, not available in August

Hours

Duration

1080
   
Total: 1080

Description

On this unique wine tour based in the recently declared UNESCO world heritage city of Bordeaux your driver-guide will take you to the most famous wine producing regions of the Bordeaux vineyard to make you discover the best of Bordeaux wines. Pick up will be at a centrally located meeting point in Bordeaux next to the tourism office. Come and follow us on this unique very small group, 2 day EXCLUSIVE COLLECTION Bordeaux wine tour that has been carefully designed for those who wish to increase their personal knowledge in the Bordeaux wines. This tour will head towards both the left and right bank where you will see, discover and visit the most famous appellations and Chateau's, known for the quality of their wines but also for the expertise of the men behind the wines. All visits have been personalized for our group only and will be conducted by our most knowledgeable wine guides.


ITINERARY


DAY 1 ARRIVAL IN BORDEAUX (arrival date must be a Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday)

Arrival in Bordeaux (Airport / Train station) and transfer to your carefully selected 4**** hotel in central Bordeaux. Check in. Night at your hotel.


DAY 2 1855 CLASSIFIED GROWTH CHATEAUS OF THE MEDOC WINE TOUR – SHARED

Breakfast at your hotel

9.20am Pick up in front of Bordeaux Tourism Office.

For the 1855 "Exposition Universelle" of Paris, Emperor Napoleon III requested a classification system for France's best Bordeaux wines which were to be on display for visitors from around the world. The Medoc wine region spans from the mouth of the Gironde River down south and includes the four famous communes of St-Estephe, Pauillac, St. Julien and Margaux. On this Exclusive full day wine tour you will enjoy private visits and wine tasting in 3 prestigious Classified growth Chateaus of different appellations. Your tour will begin in the Margaux appellation with a private "Prestige Visit" in Classified Growth Chateau Ferriere. Here, the richness and personality of a soil created over more than two million years by the accumulation of Pyrenean gravel, together with the climate and the flora, make up the precious DNA of the estate. Over time, mankind has learned to develop and communicate knowledge, discovering ways to innovate so as to better express the originality and authenticity of the Château's terroir. After a visit of the technical installations, you will wine taste two wines and discover the famous Cannelés cakes.

Then, follow the legendary Castle road that is lined up with some of the most prestigious wineries that the Medoc region is composed of including Chateau Palmer, Chateau Margaux, Chateau Pichon Longueville and so many more. After some time for lunch, continue on to Classified Growth Chateau Camensac. The estate borders the Saint-Julien appellation, in the commune of Saint-Laurent-Médoc. The vines are located on the area's finest gravelly rise. The topography is fairly steep and the pebby soil quite deep. Here, your private visit will focus on the 1855 Classification system as well as on the unique methods of marketing linked to Bordeaux wines.

Finally, you will participate in a vertical tasting during which you will sample similar wines but from different vintages. Your last visit will take place in Classified Growth Chateau Lagrange located in the west of the Saint-Julien appellation. With an altitude of 24 metres, the centre of the domain marks the highest point of Saint-Julien. The estate covers 157 hectares (390 acres), of which 115 hectares (284 acres) are under vine. The red grape varieties planted are those that typically thrive on the Médoc terroir, with 65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 28% Merlot and 7% Petit Verdot. The Cabernet Sauvignon contributes structure and ageing potential, the Merlot roundness and body, and the Petit Verdot fruit and complexity. After a private visit of the installations, your last wine tasting of the day will be paired with some of the finest cheeses aged by a famous local master "Fromager" so as to discover complementary or contrasting flavors with the wines tasted.

6.30pm Return to Bordeaux and night at your hotel.


DAY 3 FULL DAY EXCLUSIVE SAINT EMILION WINES & VILLAGE VISIT - SHARED

Breakfast at your hotel

9.20am Pick up in front of Bordeaux Tourism Office.

Your main destination will be the Saint Emilion wine producing appellation where Merlot is the predominant grape variety. At first, enjoy a private visit and wine tasting in classified growth Chateau de Ferrand. Here not only will you discover and understand the work,chemistry & technical complexity involved in the wine making process, you will also be introduced to special tasting with wine taken directly from the Oak Barrel.
Then, discover the village of Saint Emilion and enjoy a unique private guided tour of the underground monuments of the village including the fascinating monolithic church and hermitage. After some free time for lunch and personal discovery, depart for 1st Classified Growth Chateau Beauséjour Bécot. After the visit of the installations and of the underground quarries, participate in a wine tasting session of these fabulous wines paired with a local delicacy, the macarons of Saint Emilion.
Finally, end the day with a visit and wine tasting session in one of the most famous appellations of the region, Pomerol. Chateau de Sales, one of the largest Chateaus of the appellation will welcome our group and after discovering the long history of the Chateau as well as the beautiful grounds, your wine tasting session will be paired with a selection of carefully selected cheeses. Return to Bordeaux.

6.30pm Return to Bordeaux and night at your hotel.


DAY 4 BORDEAUX

Breakfast at your hotel.

Transfer to Bordeaux airport or train station. End of our services.


Inclusions / Exclusions

Inclusions

1. Private arrival and departure transfers in Bordeaux
2. Accommodation in 4* hotel, double room sharing
3. Breakfast from day 2 to 4
4. Services of an expert English speaking driver/wine guide
5. Shared tour: 1855 Classified Chateaus of the Médoc
6. Shared tour: Exclusive Saint-Émilion wines & village visit
7. 6 exclusive Chateau visits for the small group only
8. Visit of the underground monuments of Saint-Émilion
9. All tasting fees in the Chateaus
10. Travel in recent, comfortable and fully equipped minivans
11. Small group tour of 8 passengers maximum
12. Bottles of water in the minivan
13. Free Wifi access on board

Exclusions

1. Entrance fees other than mentioned in the program
2. Meals and drinks
3. Personal expenses and insurance
4. Gratuities for the driver/guide

Meeting point

in front of Bordeaux Tourism Office, 12 Cours du 30 Juillet 

Pick up information

Hotel pick up for transfers
Hotel pick up for tours not available

Tour returns to departure point 

Additional information

Additional information

- Arrival date must be a Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday
- Confirmation of the tour will be received within 72 hours, subject to availability
- Hotel selection depends on availability at time of booking
- Tour is operated in English unless otherwise stated
- Days 2 and 3 can be inverted
- This tour is not wheelchair accessible


Price information

- Program and prices are listed as a guide only

- Prices are per person in double occupancy
- Currency is in EUR

- Price :1030€ per person
- Single supplement: 360€


Possible languages: Deutsch, English, Español, Français