On this 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, next to the tourism office. From the famous “Grand Cru Classé” Chateaus of the Médoc to the more intimate garage wine makers that produce only 3000 bottles a year in Saint Emilion, this tour has been designed to bring you where wine tasting has become an art. These two tours are the perfect introduction to Bordeaux wines for those who wish to comprehend the different techniques involved during the wine making process, understand the relationship between the wine grower and his/her vineyard and most of all get the feel and authenticity in a region where traditions and values are as deeply rooted as the vineyard itself. Certainly one of the main features of the tour will be the visit and wine tasting in some of the most famous classified growth Chateau's of the different appellations: Margaux, Saint Julien, Pauillac, Saint Emilion or Pomerol.
DAY 1 ARRIVAL IN BORDEAUX
Arrival in Bordeaux (Airport / Train station) and private transfer to your centrally located hotel. Check in. Night at your hotel.
DAY 2 FULL DAY GREAT CABERNETS OF THE MEDOC WINE TOUR – SHARED
Breakfast at your hotel
9.20am Pick up in front of Bordeaux Tourism Office. Today, depart from a centrally located pick up point in Bordeaux and head towards the famous Medoc wine region. During this full day tour you will experience 3 visits and wine tasting sessions in Classified Growth or Cru Bourgeois estates 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 wine making. The visits are followed by a wine tasting session. The wineries are usually located in Margaux, Saint Julien, Pauillac or the Saint Estèphe appellations. During your day you will also follow the castle road to admire some of the most famous chateaus such as Chateau Margaux, Chateau Palmer or Chateau Pichon Longueville.
6.00pm return to Bordeaux and night at your hotel.
DAY 3 FULL DAY MERLOT WINES OF SAINT EMILION & POMEROL WINE TOUR - SHARED
Breakfast at your hotel.
9.20am Pick up in front of Bordeaux Tourism Office. Today, depart for the Saint Emilion wine region and enjoy a visit and wine tasting in a famous Classified Growth Chateau of the Pomerol or Saint Emilion appellation. Then, arrive in the village of Saint Emilion and enjoy a guided walking tour with your guide to discover the main monuments of this quaint hilltop village. During your free time for lunch and personal discovery, why not discover the underground monuments of Saint Emilion? In the afternoon experience another visit and wine tasting session in one of our selected Classified Chateaus of Saint Emilion.
5.30pm return to Bordeaux and night at your hotel.
DAY 4 BORDEAUX
Breakfast at your hotel. Transfer to the airport or train station. End of our services.