It’s no surprise that Bordeaux was named “Best European Destination” in 2015.
Experience the world capital of wine in all its glory, from its medieval quarters, to picturesque quays along the Garonne River. Come discover this dazzling city – no matter what you’re looking for, you’re sure to find it in Bordeaux. Whether it’s gourmet food, architecture, or guided wine tours, we’ll show you the French ‘Art de vivre’.
For the ultimate ending to an amazing tour, an unforgettable experience amidst the breathtaking scenery of the Bay of Arcachon.
Day 1 – Welcome to Bordeaux
|2.5h guided city bike tour (o of Bordeaux. Pedal around the narrow streets just like the locals and take in the sights of the city’s main neighborhoods. Enjoy a french breakfast halfway through!|
|1 p.m.||Lunch at your leisure|
|1:50 p.m.||Small group wine tour : meet your guide in front of the Bordeaux tourist office. Please be on time in order to make the most of this tour.|
|2 p.m.||Departure to Saint-Emilion. Along the way, your guide will tell you about Bordeaux’s vineyards and you’ll see some of the region’s quintessential landscapes.|
|3 p.m.||Guided tour of the Cloître des Cordeliers, tasting vintage crémant wines|
|4 p.m.||Exploring the village of Saint-Emilion, tasting regional wines at a local wine cellar|
|5:15 p.m.||Tour of a family-owned winery in either the Saint-Emilion Grand Cru or Pomerol appellation, tasting wines, local cheese, jam, cured meats and chocolate just in time for cocktail hour.|
|7:15 p.m.||Back to Bordeaux|
|7:30 p.m.||Check-in to your hotel for a 2 night stay (double or twin room)
Day 2 – Into the vineyard
|10:30 a.m.||Free time on your own in the morning
Discover Bordeaux Wines workshop
Bordeaux wines vs New World wines tasting workshop
|12:00 p.m.||Lunch at your leisure|
Wine Tour! Explore another vineyard of our beautiful region
|2 p.m.||En route to the Médoc vineyards. Along the Route des Châteaux, your guide will tell you about Bordeaux’s vineyards and you’ll see some of the region’s quintessential landscapes.|
|3 p.m.||Tour at a Grand Cru Classé winery in the Margaux or St Julien appellation; wine tasting with cabernet sauvignon wine blends which have made Bordeaux so famous!|
|4:30 p.m.||Tour of a family-owned winery in the Listrac-Médoc appellation. Accompanied by the owner, you’ll participate in a fun-filled blending workshop following by wine tasting with a plate of local specialties such as cheeses and cured meats.|
|7 p.m.||Back to Bordeaux in front of the Office de Tourisme Dinner on your own
Day 3 – Bay of Arcachon (optionnal)
|9:00 a.m.||Departure to the Bay of Arcachon in your own vehicle (train is an option)|
|10:30 a.m.||Guided Stand-up paddle board or Kayak tour followed by an oyster tasting at the farm – you’ll be welcomed by the owner who will share the secrets of his business while you enjoy succulent oysters with a glass of wine!|
||Lunch at your leisure|
|3 p.m – 5.30 p.m||
OPTION: Catamaran boat tour around l’île aux Oiseaux (Bird Island) and its huts built on stilts. Length: 2h30
For those of you who prefer to stay on dry land, take a guided bike ride around Arcachon with a local guide, visit the seafront, port, and small villages nearby, enjoy a little ‘aperitif break’ too !
|6 p.m.||Departure to the Dune of Pilat|
|7 p.m.||For those who are more daring, climb to the top of Europe’s highest dune! The world seems to come to a standstill when you reach the summit. Have an unforgettable experience while drinking a bottle of wine and taking in the stunning view during sunset.|
|8 p.m.||Return to Bordeaux (flexible depending your flight)|