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  • Ophorus Tours - HENNESSY 'A LA CARTE'

    HENNESSY 'A LA CARTE'

    € 250.00

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    BOOK AN UNFORGETTABLE EXPERIENCE IN COGNAC DURING YOUR FULL DAY COGNAC WINE TOUR

    The most private Hennessy tour

    After exploring the Cognac vineyards at the Domaine de la Bataille, a property belonging to Hennessy, this "à la carte" visit will reveal to you the craftsmanship of our artisans. Your dedicated guide will show you inside the cooperage, where the House coopers skilfully work with fire, wood and steel. Then, step into the heart of the Paradis Cellar, where some of the house’s oldest eaux-de-vie are stored. Between November and April – the distillation period – discover Le Peu distillery, where the traditional copper stills remain in use. After an exclusive multi-sensory journey through the Hennessy Saga, like a member of the Hennessy Tasting Committee, you will experience an age evolutive tasting of the sophisticated blends. You may also discover the refinements of how the eaux-de-vie are aged all while appreciating their aromas.
  • HENNESSY EXCEPTION

    € 150.00

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    BOOK AN EXCEPTIONAL VISIT & TASTING DURING YOUR FULL DAY COGNAC TOUR

    An exclusive tour behind the scenes of exceptional cognacs

    « An exceptional visit to Hennessy at its finest »
    After a select guided tour that unveils the history, craftsmanship and world of the Hennessy Maison from on both sides of the Charente River, slip behind the scenes and discover the Paradis Cellar where some of the house’s oldest cognacs are stored. In a private lounge, the high point of the visit is a tasting of some of the house’s finest cognacs, Hennessy X.O and Paradis.
  • Ophorus Tours - MARTELL COGNAC WINERY - CRAFTSMANSHIP EXPERIENCE

    MARTELL COGNAC WINERY - CRAFTSMANSHIP EXPERIENCE

    € 65.00

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    Get trained in the know how of cognac by Martell.

    Explore the Maison Martell cellars and bask in the tremendous heritage of this 300-year-old House. Top off this tour with a visit to the Creation Cellar. Within this exceptional space, usually closed to the public, lie the old Martell eaux-de-vie. Enjoy this unique experience steeped in history. You’ll then be invited to bottle one of the Martell cognacs yourself. Conclude this memorable and immersive experience with a tasting session.
  • Ophorus Tours - MEUKOW COGNAC WINERY - VISIT, TASTING & LUNCH

    MEUKOW COGNAC WINERY - VISIT, TASTING & LUNCH

    € 55.00

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    The house MEUKOW, founded in 1862, welcomes you right in the heart of the town for its informative visit and cognac tasting. Discover its history and savoir faire through its guided tour offering innovative and modern visual effects. From the Paradise to the Cellar Master and final product, immerse yourself in a world of emotion and magic. At the end of the tour, you will enjoy a tasting of 3 cognacs. This pleasure can be extended with lunch at our restaurant “Chai Meukow”. You will discover with our Chef, tailor-made recipes based on cognac (flambé, sauce, marinade…)
  • Ophorus Tours - REMY MARTIN COGNAC WINERY - FROM TASTING TO LUNCH

    REMY MARTIN COGNAC WINERY - FROM TASTING TO LUNCH

    € 195.00

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    EXPERIENCE
    From the barrels of the Francis cellar to the casks of the isly cellar, the spicy aromas of cognacs and wood that hang in the air entice you to a tasting.
    at lunch time, our chef Philippe saint Romas, a member of the maîtres cuisiniers de france, creates culinary delights from fresh market ingredients according to your tastes.
    PROGRAM
    - visit of the historic house and its cellars.
    - Tasting of three cognacs served with gourmet accompaniments.
    - a refined meal at the club, our table d’hôtes.
  • Ophorus Tours - REMY MARTIN COGNAC WINERY - GOURMET TASTING EXPERIENCE

    REMY MARTIN COGNAC WINERY - GOURMET TASTING EXPERIENCE

    € 110.00

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    A revelation of fruity, floral and spicy flavours

    L’ESPRIT
    A taste of freedom, some time out. You will choose your cognacs to taste around a selection of delicious spices, candied fruits, chocolates and gourmet appetizers.

    - Visit of the historic House and its cellars.
    - Tasting of two cognacs of your choice from our collection served with a selection of delectable accompaniments.

    This tour is private: A dedicated ambassador as your host and guide, a surprise gift.
  • Ophorus Tours - REMY MARTIN COGNAC WINERY - INTRODUCTION TO LOUIS XIII

    REMY MARTIN COGNAC WINERY - INTRODUCTION TO LOUIS XIII

    € 290.00

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    LOUIS XIII cognac is blended from the most precious Grande Champagne eaux-de-vie, matured over time in centuries-old oak casks. Starting with its mahogany colour, then its floral aromas, and notes of Cuban cigars and dried fruits, you will discover LOUIS XIII through its infinitely subtle flavours.
    PROGRAM

    - Private visit of the historic House and its old cellars.
    - Exclusive entry into the Salle des Références, a room reserved for a privileged few.
    - Tasting of our XO cognac.
    - Ceremonial tasting of our LOUIS XIII cognac.

    THIS VISIT IS PRIVATE
    A dedicated ambassador as your host and guide for the visit and tasting, entry into the Salon LOUIS XIII and Salle des Références, a surprise gift.
  • REMY MARTIN COGNAC WINERY - STOPOVER AT THE HISTORIC HOUSE

    € 35.00

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    Admire 300 years of History
    In cognac, walk in the footsteps of the founders and cellar masters who have shaped Rémy martin, and explore our historic cellars where our old eaux-de-vie age. Listen to the story of nearly three centuries of cognac creation.

    Program
    - visit of the historic house and its cellars.
    - Tasting of three cognacs served with gourmet accompaniments.
  • Ophorus Tours - REMY MARTIN COGNAC WINERY - THE LOUIS XIII EXPERIENCE

    REMY MARTIN COGNAC WINERY - THE LOUIS XIII EXPERIENCE

    € 1,200.00

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    PARTICIPATE IN ONE OF THE MOST EXCEPTIONAL EXPERIENCES IN COGNAC
    ART & AROMAS
    There is a place in Grande Champagne devoted to our finest cognac, the legendary LOUIS XIII. A true family garden of Eden where only those invited are admitted, the Grollet Estate. The experience begins with a discovery of the precious collection and oldest cellars. Then crystal will celebrate the quintessence of LOUIS XIII during a ceremonial tasting where its aromas will weave a harmonious blend of flowers, fruits and spices.

    PROGRAM
    - Visit of the production Estate or the historic House.
    - Exclusive entry into the Salle des Références, a room reserved for a privileged few.
    - Visit of the Grollet Estate including a gourmet lunch in the old distillery.
    - Ceremonial tasting of LOUIS XIII cognac served with creations by designer Christophe Pillet.
  • HENNESSY X.0 EVOLUTION

    € 50.00

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    BOOK A FABULOUS VISIT & TASTING AT HENNESSY DURING YOUR COGNAC FULL DAY TOUR

    Sensory experience celebrating Hennessy X.O cognac
    Uncover the secrets of one of the Maison’s most iconic cognacs, Hennessy X.O, through a journey across both banks of the Charente river that’s sure to delight all your senses. After an introduction into the history, savoir-faire and world of the Hennessy brand against a contemporary backdrop, you will move on to the cellar named “Paradis” by the Maison, where some of the our oldest eaux-de-vie are stored.

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Ophorus Tours - A Private Day Trip from Bordeaux to Cognac Distilleries & Tasting Tour

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A Private Day Trip from Bordeaux to Cognac Distilleries & Tasting Tour

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Come On An Insider’s Journey Of The Famed Cognac Region. Our Private Day Trip from Bordeaux to Cognac distilleries will have you tour in the most famous Cognac Houses. Why not taste the best: Louis XIII Cognac, Martell, Rémy Martin, Camus

Highlights

  • Visit Two Famous Cognac Distilleries
  • Why not try the Louis XIII Cognac Experience?
  • Stop for Lunch in the Historic City of Cognac
  • Tour can be customized to suit your interests
  • Local Tour Guide, Expert in tours to Cognac
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Program & Itinerary

Today’s day tour destination is the town of Cognac, which lies to the northeast of Bordeaux region and lends its name to the famous brandy that has been produced in the surrounding wine region for the last 300 years.In the morning, we will come and pick you up at your Hotel or Accommodation in Bordeaux. Meet your English speaking driver / guide who is an expert on Cognac. Once you have met your guide, ...

Today’s day tour destination is the town of Cognac, which lies to the northeast of Bordeaux region and lends its name to the famous brandy that has been produced in the surrounding wine region for the last 300 years.

Meet your English speaking driver/guide who is a local expert in Cognac

In the morning, we will come and pick you up at your Hotel or Accommodation in Bordeaux. Meet your English speaking driver / guide who is an expert on Cognac. Once you have met your guide, he/she will go over the program and itinerary of the day with you. Then, board your comfortable, air conditioned vehicle and begin to make your way to the Cognac. 

Travel in a spacious premium minivan 

Your private Bordeaux Day Trip to Cognac will take place in one of our very spacious premium Minivans. This vehicle can take up to 8 persons normally but on this occasion, the vehicle will only be for you. This allows you to choose the seat that you think best in terms of social distancing while still enjoying the information passed on by your guide. 

All our vehicles are equipped with an on board P/A system that allows you to hear the commentary of your driver/guide no matter where you are seated. Also, there is free Wi-Fi access in all vehicles. Bottled water is also available in all our vehicles.

Depart for a full day private tour to Cognac

Begin to make your way to the Cognac wine region. Your excursion will include a visit and tasting at two different Cognac distilleries: one with a name that is known all over the world like Hennessy, Martell, Remy Martin or Camus, and one that is less known and is still family owned and operated.

The two visits will allow you to visit the installations and participate in a Cognac tasting to compare the differences between large and small-scale productions of Cognac. The visits also cover topics such as the grape varieties used, the fermentation and distillation methods, as well as the aging and blending process. After each visit, you will have the chance to taste several different kinds of brandy produced by the House of Cognac.

During the day, enjoy some free time for personal discovery and lunch in the historical town of Cognac. If you wish, we can organise a special lunch experience in one of the many Cognac Houses so as to enhance your experience. All tasting & dining options will be available during the booking process.

More information about Cognac

The region authorized to produce cognac is divided into six zones, including five crus. The six zones are: Grande Champagne, Petite Champagne, Borderies, Fins Bois, Bon Bois and finally Bois Ordinaire. A blend of Grande and Petite Champagne Cognacs, with at least half coming from Grande Champagne, is known as Fine Champagne.

The local wine is very dry, acidic, and thin, “virtually undrinkable”, but excellent for distillation and aging. It can be made only from a strict list of grape varieties. If it is to carry the name of one of the crus then it must be at least 90% Ugni Blanc (known in Italy as Trebbiano), Folle Blanche and Colombard, although 10% of the grapes used can be Folignan, Jurançon blanc, Meslier St-François (also called Blanc Ramé), Sélect, Montils or Sémillon.

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  • Meet your Guide at your Accommodation in Bordeaux

  • Visit and tasting session in the 1st Cognac Distillery

  • Free time for lunch in the town of Cognac (at own expense)

  • Visit and tasting at the 2nd Cognac Distillery

  • Drop off at your accommodation in Bordeaux

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Ophorus Tours - A Private Day Trip from Bordeaux to Cognac Distilleries & Tasting Tour
Ophorus Tours - A Private Day Trip from Bordeaux to Cognac Distilleries & Tasting Tour
Ophorus Tours - A Private Day Trip from Bordeaux to Cognac Distilleries & Tasting Tour

Know before you book

  • Cognac Tour available all year round (except Dec. 25th and Jan. 1st)
  • 8 hour Day Trip from Bordeaux to Cognac 
  • Cognac tasting fees can be included during the booking process
  • Louis XIII Experience can be included during the booking process
  • Lunch in a Cognac House can be included during the booking process
  • Tour is operated in English, other languages on request
  • Prices are per group from 2 to 8 persons - Larger groups please contact us
  • Cognac Houses will be booked once you have made your reservation
  • Tour is not wheelchair accessible

Meeting point

Train Station, Hotel or AirBnB in Bordeaux

Departure

We will come and pick you up at Train Station, Hotel or Airbnb in Bordeaux or surrounding area, circle of 30 kms (20 miles) around Bordeaux at no extra cost.

Return

Tour returns to original departure point.

Reviews

2 reviews
  • Greta K

    15, Jun 2021

    My boyfriend has always wanted to go to Cognac to experience house of Cognac, to see how they produce Cognac. So for his 30th birthday, I wanted to give...
  • WI_Gypsy_Pair

    23, May 2021

    Do not hesitate to book a wine and cognac tour! First rate service and our guide was amazing.
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Included / excluded

Included

  • Pre-booking for visits of 2 selected Cognac Distilleries
  • English-speaking driver/guide
  • Travel in premium, spacious vehicles
  • Bottled water in the minivan
  • Free WiFi access on board

Excluded

  • Cognac tasting fees
  • Entrance fees to monuments or attractions
  • Personal insurance & expenses
  • Meals & drinks
  • Gratuities for the driver/guide

FAQ

  • What is difference between Cognac and Brandy?

    In the same sense that Scotch is a type of whisky, cognac is a specific type of brandy that’s made in accordance with strict regulations.

     
  • What is Cognac made of?

    In order to qualify as cognac, the brandy must be produced using white grapes from one of six different terroirs in the Cognac region of Southwest France. The juice must be double-distilled in a copper pot still and aged in French oak barrels for a minimum of two years.

     
  • Where does the name Cognac come from?

    Cognac is the name of a small French town located in southwestern France. Here, local winemakers have been distilling wines since the 16th century. The spirit (Brandy) was then simply referred to by the name of the town where it was produced - Cognac.
  • What type of vehicles are used during your Bordeaux private tours?

    Our company uses only premium cars & minivans that are recent, comfortable and fully equipped including individual A/C, shaded windows and large leg space.
  • Who conducts your private tours from Bordeaux?

    We only employ accredited and licensed tour guides that are also the drivers for all tours that need visits to be conducted by certified guides. Good examples are: the visit of museums, guided walking tours in cities, visit of historical monuments and so on.

    In some regions, where wine tours prevail (Bordeaux, Alsace, Burgundy) the tours are conducted by professional local guides or sommeliers, that are experts in Wines. On this particular tour, we will include the services of one of our guides, expert in Cognac.
  • Are the Cognac Houses Tours private on this Day Trip from Bordeaux?

    This all depends on the tour that you have chosen. For the introductory tours, these are usually grouped tours but in general the numbers remain low as the Cognac Houses privatize larger group tours. In that case you might follow the tour with other guests. 

    On the more exclusive tours, the visits and the tastings will be for you and your party only.

  • What can we expect on this private Cognac Tour from Bordeaux?

    On our Cognac private tour you can expect to be in good hands with one of our English speaking local guide that is an expert in Cognac. Ask all the questions you always wanted to as you drive from Bordeaux to Cognac. If you are a novice and booked the tour as an introduction to Cognac, then listen to your guide as he explains during the driving time the origins of Cognac, how it is distilled and what to expect during the tasting sessions. All this is done safely thanks to our on-board P/A system that allows everyone to hear even if you are seated at the back.

    Then, depending on the Cognac Houses you have booked, we will take you directly there where you will follow the tours & tastings. If you have not made any choices we will include the visit & tastings in two Cognac Houses for you. For lunch you will have some free time in the historical town of Cognac. Don't hesitate to ask your guide for some recommendations. 
  • Is it possible to visit or choose some famous Cognac Houses on this Tour from Bordeaux?

    Yes, absolutely. You will be able to choose one of our selected visits in the some of the most prestigious Cognac Houses during your booking process. From tours that will introduce you to Cognac to high-end luxury tastings, we have included visits to Hennessy, Martell, Meukow, Rémy Martin and Camus. If the Cognac House you wish to visit is not on this list, just let us know and our team of travel advisors will contact them directly to find out if it is possible to organize a visit for you and your party.
  • Is lunch included on this Private Tour from Bordeaux?

    No, we never include lunch on our private tours. If you would like to include lunch then just let us know and our team of travel designers will be happy to select a local restaurant for you and make the necessary arrangements. It is also possible for you to ask your guide for suggestions in the morning, on the day of the tour.
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