French Collection – Paris to Bordeaux

6 days

From the City of Lights to the world-famous region of Bordeaux, immerse yourself in French wine on this six day tour of two of France’s most enthralling regions. Enjoy the best of two worlds: luxury spa accommodation in Bordeaux coupled with an elegant stay in the heart of Paris.

Trip Highlights

  • Standard premier (first class) Eurostar travel to Paris and TGV to Bordeaux

  • Spend two nights in a luxury 5-star hotel located on the famous Place des Vosges in the Marais

  • Iconic dining at La Tour d'Argent, the emblematic Parisian restaurant

  • Private local transfers on arrival in Bordeaux and a luxury chauffeured wine tour in the St Emilion and Pomerol vineyards

  • The second wine tour of your holiday is devoted to the majestic Médoc with lunch in a fabulous vineyard brasserie

  • Two Star Michelin lunch in a lovely restaurant in St Emilion paired with wine

  • Taste up to 25 wines in appelations like Margaux, Saint Julien, Pauillac, St Emilion and Pomerol

from $4,348 per person

This is a guide price based on 2 people travelling together and sharing a room. Eurostar travel is included with this package.


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Trip details

Day 1

Sit back and relax with standard premier (first class) travel to Paris. Your local driver will pick you and and take you to your luxury 5-star hotel in Marais. Set on one of Paris’ oldest and most beautiful squares classic, white, 17th-century building, draped in ivy, a delightful haven, hidden behind a discreet entrance, on Place des Vosges. This is a secret world away from the bustle of the city with a pretty flower-filled courtyard, a relaxing lounge and recently opened spa – your home for the next two nights.

Day 2

Iconic lunch at La Tour d’Argent, the emblematic Parisian restaurant. The rest of the day is yours to explore the city of lights – perhaps enjoy a stroll along the Seine. Or, to satisfy a sweet tooth, cross the river and head to rue Montorgueil, the birthplace of the delectable Rum Baba.

Day 3

Relax by the pool before taking the train to your next destination where you will be picked up and chauffeured to a 5-star vinotherapy luxury Spa hotel in the vineyards of Bordeaux. Here you’ll begin to unwind straight away as you enjoy the views across the surrounding vineyards and maybe indulge in a spa treatment or two. But don’t get too confortable – in the afternoon it’s off for a Bordeaux wine tasting at a nearby world-famous château.

Day 4

After breakfast you’ll be chauffeur-driven to a Premier Grand Cru Classé Château in St Emilion and Pomerol to explore its cellars and winery before a morning wine tasting. Then for lunch you’ll visit a 2 star Michelin restaurant in the heart of St Emilion – to enjoy three delicious courses with accompanying wines, before making your way to another Grand Cru Classified Château in Pomerol for the final tasting of the day.

Day 5

The second wine tour of your holiday is devoted to the majestic Médoc. Along with your English-speaking guide you’ll follow the famous “route des châteaux”, stopping for tastings at a prestigious classified growth châteaux along the way. Lunch with accompanying wine is served at a restaurant in the heart of the Pauillac vineyards. Your tour and further tastings continue after lunch.

Day 6

The last day is yours to enjoy the numerous spa treatments on offer in your hotel, before heading back to the station in time for the journey home.

 

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