WSET LEVEL 2 QUALIFICATION & WINE TOURS IN BORDEAUX

Spend a Week in Bordeaux and Obtain the WSET Level 2 Qualification in Wines & Spirits

Organized by One of the Most Prestigious Training Centers in Bordeaux

Introduction to the Bordeaux Wines through Fun & Informative Wine Tours

See the Medoc & Saint Emilion Wine Growing Areas

We Will Take Care of All Transfers, Accommodation, Inscription for the Qualifications

All You Need to Do is Focus on Obtaining Your Diploma

Trip Details

Prices:

€1,790.00 per person Based on 3-Star (Double Room Sharing) – single supplement: €480

 

€2,350.00 per person Based on 4-Star (Double Room Sharing) – single supplement: €890

 

 


Package Dates:

1st session: Arrival in Bordeaux May 26th – training on May 27th, 28th & 29th. Wine Tours on May 30th and 31st 2019.

 

2nd session: Arrival in Bordeaux July 14th – training on July 15th, 16th & 17th. Wine Tours on July 18th and 19th 2019.

 


Meeting Point:

Pick up in Bordeaux (Airport/Train Station)


Inclusions:

1. Arrival/departure transfer in Bordeaux
2. 6-night accommodation in 4* or 3* Hotel Double room sharing
3. Breakfast from day 2 to 7
4. 3 days WSET Level 2 Qualification training and exam
5. The services of an expert English speaking driver/wine guide for 2 days
6. Medoc full day wine tour with 3 Classified 1855 Chateau visits and tasting
7. Follow the Chateau road in the Medoc wine region
8. Saint Emilion day wine tour with 3 Classified Growth Chateau visits and tasting
9. All tasting fees in the Chateaus
10. Travel in recent, comfortable & fully equipped Mercedes Minivans
11. Bottles of water in the minivan


Exclusions:

1. Meals, drinks
2. Personal insurance and expenses
3. Entrance fees to monuments, museums, attractions other than mentioned in the program
4. Eventual gratuities

DAY 1 > SUNDAY - ARRIVAL TRANSFER IN BORDEAUX

Pick up in Bordeaux (Airport/Train Station). Transfer to your centrally located hotel and check-in.

Enjoy some free time to discover the lively city of Bordeaux!
Bordeaux is classified “City of Art and History” and has been inscribed on UNESCO World Heritage List as “an outstanding urban and architectural ensemble”. It is home to one of Europe’s biggest 18th century architectural urban areas and stands out as one of the first French cities to have entered an era of urbanism and metropolitan big scale projects, with the team Gabriel father and son, architects for King Louis XV, under the supervision of two Governors, first Nicolas-François Dupré de Saint-Maur then the Marquis de Tourny. Night at your hotel.

DAY 2 > MONDAY - WSET LEVEL 2 - 1/3

Breakfast at your hotel.
9.00am Meet at the training center in Bordeaux.

We will provide all necessary indications so that you may arrive at the training center in a smooth and relaxed way. All training is in English. The Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET) It was founded in 1969 in London to provide high-quality education and training in wines and spirits for those already in or intending to join the trade, and also enthusiastic consumers. Since then, WSET has grown into the foremost international body in the field of wines and spirits education, with a suite of sought-after qualifications ranging from basic introduction to wine tasting to the deepest knowledge on all aspects of the wine industry. WSET works through a network of 700 Approved Program Providers in 70 countries around the world. Its certificates became international references for anybody wishing to work in the wine industry. More than 85.000 candidates have experienced WSET qualifications between 2016 and 2017.

Today’s program

  • Style, Quality et Price of the wine.
  • Wine service, storage and tasting
  • The main international grape varieties (part. 1)

5.30pm End of the day, evening at leisure
Night at your hotel.

DAY 3 > TUESDAY - WSET LEVEL - 2/3

Breakfast at your hotel.
9.00am Meet for the training in the center of Bordeaux.

Today’s program

  • The main international grape varieties (part. 2)
  • Other important white grape varieties and white wines
  • Other important red grape varieties and red wines

5.30pm End of the day, evening at leisure
Night at your hotel.

DAY 4 > WEDNESDAY - WSET LEVEL 2 - 3/3

Breakfast at your hotel.
9.00am Meet for the training in the center of Bordeaux.

Today’s program

  • Other styles of wine
  • Spirits & liqueurs
  • Final exam with 50 Multiple Choice questions (1h)

5.30pm End of the day, evening at leisure
Night at your hotel.

DAY 5 > THURSDAY - FULL DAY MEDOC WINE TOUR

Breakfast at your hotel.
9.30am Pick up at the Tourist Office of Bordeaux

A Full Day Including Visits to 3 Renowned Estates
The Medoc area covers approximately 5,700 hectares of declared vineyards, annually producing on average 300,000 hectoliters of wine. Of the grape varieties permitted, 50% of the viticultural area is planted with Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot, and to a lesser extent Petit Verdot and Malbec. Also allowed within the AOC regulations are the varieties Cabernet Franc and Carménère.

Taste Fabulous Wines, Guided By a Knowledgeable Hand
This morning, head towards the famous Medoc wine region. On this full day tour, experience 3 visits and wine tasting sessions in Grands Crus Wineries that have been
carefully selected for their exceptional setting and quality of wine. During these visits you will learn all there is to know about the history of the estates, the wine making
process as well as the techniques used during the winemaking. The visits are followed by a wine tasting session. The wineries are usually located in Margaux, Saint Julien, Pauillac or the Haut Medoc appellations.

Stop along the famous Route des Chateaux for great photo opportunities
During the day you will inevitably drive along the D2 road or Route des Chateaux as it is known locally. It is along this route that some of the most famous Wineries such as Chateau Margaux, Chateau Palmer, Chateau Latour or Chateau Pichon Longueville are located. Depending on the timing of the tour, your driver/guide will certainly make a stop in front of one of these world renowned wineries so that you may have the opportunity to take some photos.

6.00pm return to Bordeaux

DAY 6 > FRIDAY - FULL DAY SAINT EMILION WINE TOUR

Breakfast at your hotel.
9.30am Pick up at the Tourist Office of Bordeaux

Discover the Magic of the ‘Right Bank’ Wine Region of Bordeaux

The wine region of Libournais encompasses much of what is referred to as the Right Bank. Named after its historical capital, the expression Right Bank typically refers to wines from the Pomerol and St-Emilion areas of the Libournais. There are several villages around the region that share the Saint-Émilion name, such as Montagne-Saint-Émilion and St-Georges-SaintÉmilion that are named the satellite appellations. The area is bordered to the west by Pomerol. Merlot is the dominant grape in this area, followed by Cabernet Franc and a very small quantity of Malbec that is tending to disappear. The climate and damp, cool soils of the area make it difficult for Cabernet Sauvignon grapes to fully ripen and, as such, they are less often used.

Mix Incredible Wineries With the Enchanting Village of Saint Emilion

Today, depart for the Saint Emilion wine region and enjoy a visit and wine tasting in a famous Classified growth Chateau of the Saint Emilion appellation or surrounding (Pomerol, Fronsac, Lalande de Pomerol…). Then, arrive in the village and participate in another visit of a Classified Growth Chateau, followed by some free time for personal discovery and lunch. In the afternoon after a walking tour of the village, experience another visit and wine tasting session in a local winery of the Chateau of the Saint Emilion appellation or surrounding (Pomerol, Fronsac, Lalande de Pomerol…). The wine tasting fees, the guided walking tour of the village and bottled
water in the minivan are all included.

5.30pm return to Bordeaux.
Night at your hotel.

DAY 7 > SATURDAY - BORDEAUX

Breakfast at your hotel and return transfer from your hotel in Bordeaux to the Airport or to the train station. End of our services.

Good to Know

  • English speaking tour and training.
  • Minimum number of 2 participants applies.
  • Prices are per person.
  • Our standard cancellation policy applies to this tour – Read More Here.

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