Bordeaux needs to be your next holiday destination
Bordeaux is – well, it’s Bordeaux. It’s the wine world’s beating heart. The most sought-after Cabernet and Merlot based wines in the world! It’s the nexus point through which all great wine flows. A visit to Bordeaux is nothing less than a pilgrimage to the viticultural holy land and, thanks to the opening of France’s new high-speed TGV line direct from Paris to Bordeaux, there also happens to be no better time to visit. Whether it’s a cycling experience through the vineyards, a private one-off tour or even a small part of a larger trip, Bordeaux is one of the few wine regions around the world which can truly be described as unmissable.
The Classic Experience
The Bordeaux Wine Experience is a classic tour of a classic region. Over the course of three days, you’ll soak up the delights of Bordeaux City before venturing out into the gorgeous Bordelaise countryside for a full day’s private wine tasting tour in the vineyards and wineries of the legendary Médoc region. Affordable, exciting and educational (but in a good way, we promise), this trip is an excellent all-rounder for wine beginners and connoisseurs alike.
The Fly-By Tour
If you’re after something a little more intimate – and luxurious – then there’s always our fly-by, one-day gourmet tour. You’ll fly out of London (with the option to upgrade to a private jet, of course) before being whisked into the countryside to visit an esteemed château in Pauillac for a series of tastings, followed by a three course meal with accompanying pairings at a vineyard restaurant in the heart of the Médoc region. After a final visit to a Médoc château, you’ll return to the airport for a late flight home. It’s everything the region has to offer in the space of a single day.
The Cycling Adventure
Sometimes, no matter how pretty the place, the idea of being driven around somewhere just might not be enough. For days like those, you can always hope on a bicycle instead. On this cycling and wine experience, you’ll discover the vineyards of Saint-Émilion by bike, quenching your thirst at a number of châteaux along the way. Lunches will be taken in the gardens of the vineyards, naturally, while you’ll recuperate your energy at a hotel situated in the heart of Bordeaux City itself.
The Full Measure
If there was one part of the world of wine which you’d want to experience as a full measure, it’d have to be Bordeaux, and this trip – part of our French Luxury Collection – is no half-measure. Over the course of five days, you’ll unwind at a luxury vinotherapy spa hotel in the vineyards of Smith Haut Lafitte and explore the countryside around it on a private tour featuring a series of tastings. A visit to a 2-star Michelin restaurant with pairings to accompany your meal will be followed by a sojourn to the stunningly romantic seaside town of Archachon, where you’ll stay in a five-star hotel and explore the Bay of Arcachon. There’s no better way to do it.
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