Bordeaux


The Region

The Bordeaux region dates back thousands of years to when Cro- Magnon man began to exhibit the French talent for artistic endeavors with the famous cave writings in Lascaux, Perigord. It is also home to France's oldest trading port where wine exports to the British began in the 12th century. And thanks to this, the rest of world has come to know Bordeaux as the world's wine capital! What to see...The incredible countryside, historical chateaux, quaint villages, the contemporary art museum and architectural masterpieces dating hundreds of years, now a UNESCO World Heritage site.

Accommodation

Chateau Franc-Mayne, a 9 room chateau-hotel about 1 km outside of St. Emilion. Upgrade properties available.

Wineries

Properties you may visit will be a selection of "Classified" growths and small producers including at least one 1st Growth chateau such as Mouton Rothschild, Latour, Lafite, Margaux, Lynch- Bages, Pichon Comtesse, Cos d'Estournel, Montrose, Palmer, Leoville, Lascases, Leoville Barton, Ducru Beaucaillou, Maucaillou, Gazin, Beauregard, Figeac, Cheval Blanc, Clos Madeleine, d'Yquem and Guiraud.


Suggested Tours


5 Star Deluxe Paris-Bordeaux 7 Nights 8 Days

Inclusions

  • Transfers – from and to airports/hotels
  • 7 nights hotel accommodations for shared double
  • 6 days bi-lingual driver – wine expert guide
  • 6 days private car for transport
  • 7 breakfasts
  • 3 lunches
  • 5 dinners including 2 with Michelin Star status
  • 1 1/2 day private tour of Louvre
  • 1 cooking school experience
  • 1 Lido or Moulin Rouge Dinner Show
  • 11 wineries / tastings

Exclusions

  • International airfare
  • Meals and wine not stated as included.
  • Personal items: tips, taxes, laundry /dry cleaning, and liquor not stated as included.

Pricing

Price Per Person (pp): $8,495.00 double occupancy but can be as low as $6,695.00 per person with 6 like-minded wine lovers (e.g. 3 couples) traveling together.

The Fine Print

Prices are per person double occupancy and subject to change due to currency fluctuations until deposit made.

N.B. Restaurants, Hotels and Winery Owner/Wine Consultant Lunches may change based on availability of seats, rooms, or individuals. Substitutes will be of equal or greater value and interest.


Bordeaux: World of First Growths - 5 Nights 6 Days

Inclusions

  • 6 days and 5 Nights hotel in shared double/twin room including taxes.
  • 6 days Bilingual driver-wine expert guide with expert wine commentary and local insider history.
  • Private vehicle and fuel for 6 days
  • 5 breakfasts
  • 1 Lunch at Chateau Maucaillou, including fine wines and...
  • 2 dinners, without wine
  • 8 VIP winery visits, including all wine tasting fees
  • Artisan visit - foie gras producer

Exclusions

  • International airfare
  • Meals and wine not stated as included.
  • Personal items: tips, taxes, laundry /dry cleaning, and liquor not stated as included.

Pricing

Pricing per person – $4,679 double occupancy but can be as low as…$2,799 when 6 like-minded wine, food and culture enthusiasts travel together (e.g. 3 couples).

The Fine Print

Prices are per person double occupancy and subject to change due to currency fluctuations until deposit made.

N.B. Restaurants, Hotels and Winery Owner/Wine Consultant Lunches may change based on availability of seats, rooms, or individuals. Substitutes will be of equal or greater value and interest.

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