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Ophorus Tours - Cognac Wine Tour Private  Day Trip From Bordeaux

Bordeaux

Cognac Wine Tour Private Day Trip From Bordeaux

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Come On An Insider’s Journey Of The Famed Cognac Region

Highlights

  • Visit Two Famous Houses of Cognac
  • Stop for Lunch in the Historic City of Cognac
  • Tour can be customized to suit your interests
  • Local Tour Guide, Expert in Bordeaux Wines and Cognac

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 House

  • Free time for lunch in the town of Cognac

  • Visit and tasting at the 2nd Cognac House

  • Drop off at your accommodation in Bordeaux

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Ophorus Tours - Cognac Wine Tour Private  Day Trip From Bordeaux
Ophorus Tours - Cognac Wine Tour Private  Day Trip From Bordeaux
Ophorus Tours - Cognac Wine Tour Private  Day Trip From Bordeaux

Know before you book

  • Tour available all year round (except May 1st, Dec 25th and Jan 1st)
  • 8 hour Cognac wine tour from Bordeaux 
  • Cognac tasting fees 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
  • Currency is in Euros

COVID-19 SAFETY MEASURES
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available for travelers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands

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

  • Reservation for 2 selected Cognac Houses
  • 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 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.
  • 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 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.

     
  • 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.

     
  • 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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