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The perfect introduction to Bordeaux – a region that’s famous for its wine. Explore the city and surrounding area with tours and tastings in the region’s best vineyards and chateaux.
– Return flights or Eurostar, and transfers
– 4nts in 4* accommodation
– Bed & Breakfast
– Services of an expert tour manager
– Checked luggage
– Visit a chateau and winery in Saint Emilion
– Head underground to explore Les Cordeliers, seeing their impressive wine cellars
– Explore Bordeaux on a guided tour
Day 1 – Arrive in Bordeaux
Travel by plane or train to Bordeaux, before transferring to your hotel. The rest of the day is at leisure. Bordeaux, known as the “Pearl of the Aquitaine” is known for its wine and cuisine meaning you’re spoilt for choice as you search for a restaurant for dinner tonight.
Day 2 – Bordeaux
This morning, tour the city, on foot and by coach. Along the way, stop to admire the Place de la Bourse and the famous Miroir d’Eau, one of the city’s main attractions. As the tour continues, marvel at the Opera house and the charming waterfront. After the tour, the rest of the afternoon is free for you to spend as your wish.
Day 3 – Saint Emilion
Saint Emilion is known for some of the most famous wines, and today you’ll get the chance to visit a chateaux for a tour and tasting. The guide will tell you about the history of the chateaux and the grapes used here before you have the chance to taste some of the final product. In the late morning, there will be some time to explore the village and have lunch.
In the afternoon, visit the cloisters of Les Cordeliers. Here you’ll venture underground to see some of the 3km of tunnels that run under the citadel and nearby vineyards. In the restored church, take the opportunity to try their bubbly crémant.
Day 4 – City of Wine
Visit the city of wine, a museum dedicated to wine. Learn about the history of wine, digitally touring vineyards across the globe and learn about the tastes and textures with hands-on examples. End the visit with a wine tasting at top the museum, with views out over the city. The rest of the day is at leisure.
Day 5 – Return home
Transfer to the airport or train station for your journey home.
This Signature Tour includes everything from the Classic Tour as well as the following:
– Enjoy a wine-tasting at an organic, biodynamic wine merchant.
– Have a delicious lunch at a chateaux, accompanied by a glass of their famous wine
– Visit Bassins des Lumieres, a digital art centre in Bordeaux’s former submarine
Plus, enjoy the more exclusive atmosphere of travelling in a small group of 25 or fewer guests.
For dates and prices, please enquire or call 0800 707 6229
Mercure Bordeaux Chateau Chartrons Hotel
Located in the historic Chartrons area of Bordeaux, the hotel has easy access to the tram system – perfect for exploring the city on your own during time at leisure. Just a short walk away is the Quai des Chartrons with a waterside promenade leading to some of the city’s most popular meeting spots and attractions.
Novotel Bordeaux Centre Gare Saint Jean
The Novotel Bordeaux Centre Gare Saint Jean is located in the Saint-Jean district – part of the Port of Moon UNESCO World Heritage Site that encompasses half of the city. It has excellent transport links. It’s just a few hundred meters away from the beautifully restored Gare St Jean Station and right outside is a tram stop. You’re just 3 stops away from the heart of Bordeaux – perfect for exploring the city during time at leisure.
UK Citizens do not require a visa to enter France however must have a valid passport.
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