Bordeaux Wine Experience Saint-Émilion

3 days

Soak up the delights of Bordeaux with two nights staying in the heart of historic Bordeaux. Enjoy a tasting session introducing you to the terroirs and tastes of the region, followed by a full wine tour in the scenic vineyards of Saint Emilion – world famous for it’s fruity Merlots. Here you’ll visit three Grand Cru Classé Châteaux and explore the chocolate box village of Saint Emilion.

Trip Highlights

  • Enjoy a unique tasting experience at a wine gallery in the heart of Bordeaux to taste wines from across the region and learn about the terroirs for which this region is so famous

  • Explore the vineyards with a full day of chauffeured wine tour

  • Wine tastings at three famous Grand Cru Classé Châteaux in the St Emilion wine region; experiencing the very best of the Libournais red wines, known for their fruity nature and soft tannins

  • Spend time exploring Bordeaux’s newest attraction La Cité du Vin

  • Enjoy the hustle and bustle of brasseries, bars and monuments with two nights accommodation in the centre of Bordeaux

from £394 per person

This is a guide price based on 2 people travelling together and sharing a room.


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Trip details

Day 1

After arriving in the stylish city of Bordeaux, your wine tour begins with a pre-dinner tasting, with three wines along with local delicacies at a unique cosy restaurant a short walk away from your hotel. This is the perfect way to orient yourself in the wine region which has become so world famous with an introduction to the terroirs and tastes to come.

Day 2

Your Bordeaux wine tasting trip continues with a excursion into the vineyards themselves including a tour of the delightful village of of St Emilion, home to some of the most heavily-exported and popular wines in Bordeaux. Throughout the day your guide will take you for tastings at three St Emilion Grand Cru Classé Châteaux to learn about the complexities behind the production of the wines, as well as a tour to discover the fascinating history of St Emilion itself.

Day 3

On your final day in the city, soak up the ambiance of its many brasseries and bars and see for yourself why Bordeaux is a designated UNESCO world heritage site. A stroll along one of Europe’s longest shopping esplanades is also a must, passing over 350 historical monuments along your way. Discover the world of wine in Bordeaux’s La Cité du Vin. Embark on an adventure to discover the cultures and civilisations of wine, where wine comes to life through an immersive, sensorial approach, all set within an evocative architectural design. Nearly twenty different themed areas invite you to take a voyage of discovery and enjoy a unique experience exploring the many and varied facets of wine across time and space. The tour also includes access to La Cité du Vin’s Belvedere, where you will discover a 360° view of Bordeaux whilst tasting a glass of world wine.

 

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