The Bordeaux Wine Festival

4 days

A fabulous weekend at the “Bordeaux Wine Festival”. Spend three nights in Bordeaux city for a celebratory wine-filled weekend away.

Trip Highlights

  • Bespoke SmoothRed itinerary with personalised travel app

  • Relax with a three-night stay in a three-star hotel in the heart of Bordeaux with breakfast and city taxes included

  • Enjoy a unique wine and cheese tasting experience in an underground cheese and savour 9 AOC cheeses with wines

  • Explore the 2km Wine Route between the eighteenth-century facades and the river Garonne with twelve tasting tickets coupled with "Privilege" tramway ticket

  • Travel in style with a small-group chauffeured wine tour across to the Right Bank and discover Pomerol and Saint-Emilion. Visit and wine tasting in three Classified Growth Chateaux

from $657 per person

This is a guide price based on 2 people travelling and sharing a room, 23/06/2022 to 26/06/2022.



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Trip details

Evening view of Bordeaux
Day 1

Enjoy a wonderful wine weekend on the quayside, listed on UNESCO’s World Heritage list, lovers of wine, gastronomy and culture are invited to share four days of celebration at the Bordeaux Wine Festival. In the afternoon, enjoy the best of France while in Bordeaux with a cheese and wine tasting experience. Meet in one of Bordeaux’s most unique locations and discover the underground vaulted “100 cheese cellar”!  Savour 9 AOC cheeses from all over France that will be complemented by three regional wines of Bordeaux!

Day 2

A day to enjoy the wine festival! Glass in hand and with the tasting-pass in pocket, wander a 2km Wine Route between the eighteenth-century facades and the river Garonne tasting fabulous wines.

For this special edition, the city’s quayside will be a hive of activity during the festivities, with 33 magnificent sailing ships calling into the Port de la Lune to mark the occasion. You’ll be able to visit the ships, meet winemakers and enjoy a wide range of entertainment along the banks of the Garonne.

Day 3

Your Bordeaux wine tasting trip continues with a full day of tours around the delightful village of Saint-Émilion and its surrounding vineyards on a small group wine tour. Throughout the day your guide will take you for tastings at three Saint-Émilion Grand Cru Classé Châteaux, as well as a tour to discover the fascinating history of Saint-Émilion itself where you will also enjoy free time for lunch.

Day 4

On your final day in the city, soak up the ambience, with free time to visit the famous food market in Bordeaux and discover the Marché des Capucins, one of the oldest markets in France.

A chance to 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.

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