Bordeaux Luxury Winter Warmer

3 days

Visit the world famous wine region of Bordeaux and experience two full days of chauffeured wine tours along the scenic ‘Route des Chateaux’ warming yourself on the hearty red wines for which this region is so famous. You’ll visit both the Medoc and St Emilion wine regions on each of the days with visits to both classified growth and Grand Cru Classe Chateaux – sampling wines along the way. This getaway is perfect for the winter months as the vibrant city of Bordeaux is very much bustling with brasseries, bars and a magical winter market during December

Trip Highlights

  • Return flights to Bordeaux (hold luggage not included at this stage)

  • Enjoy a two night luxury stay in the luxury Bordeaux Grand hotel with complimentary spa access

  • Enjoy an evening tutored wine tasting of 3 Cru Classés wines at a boutique wine gallery in the heart of the city. The perfect way to orient yourself in the tastes and terroirs to come

  • Day two is a full day tour of Saint-Émilion (Bordeaux’s right bank) famous for Merlot grape varieties

  • Enjoy visits at tastings at three Grand Cru Classé Châteaux

  • If visiting in Nov/Dec enjoy the traditional Christmas market or stay cosy in your spa hotel

from $1,020 per person

This is a guide price based on two people travelling together. Use this itinerary to inspire your bespoke luxury wine holiday in France.

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Trip details

Day 1

Arrive by plane and unwind in your luxury 5* accommodation The Grand Hotel and Spa is located in the heart of Bordeaux’s golden triangle and opposite the stunning Grand Théâtre. That afternoon/evening you will begin your wine tour of Bordeaux with a unique wine tasting experience at a wine gallery just a short walk from your hotel. Alongside a selection of local canapés you’ll sample three local Cru Classés – the perfect way to introduce you to the tastes and terroirs of Bordeaux! Then it’s time to venture out into Bordeaux bustling and cosmopolitan bars and brasseries for dinner

Day 2

The second day is devoted to the delightful village of St-Émilion – and its surrounding vineyards. Throughout the day your guide will take you for tastings at two  at three Grand Cru Classé Châteaux, as well as a tour to discover the fascinating history of the historic village of St-Émilion itself

Day 3

The last day is yours to explore beautiful Bordeaux. Boasting over 350 historical monuments, it’s easy to see why this UNESCO World Heritage sight is so beloved, and the European Best Destination 2015!

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