Scheduled Group Wine Tour June/September/October 2019: Premium 5-Day Bordeaux Tour

Scheduled Group Wine Tour June/September/October 2019: Premium 5-Day Bordeaux Tour
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Visit Bordeaux First Growths

Tour type: Group , Duration: 4 Nights/5 Days

Product ID: 54665
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This Premium Bordeaux tour is the ultimate once-in-a-lifetime trip for any Bordeaux wine lover! Across three full days of transported tours with a specialist guide, nine of the region’s top Châteaux (including five First Growth estates) will be visited and many of these estates are opening their doors exclusively for the Grape Escapes tour. You will see what goes on behind the scenes at each of these famous estates, allowing a unique insight into how some of the world’s best wines are made.
The first day will start in true style with a tour of the Premier Cru Classé Château Mouton Rothschild. Not only will you be taken on a VIP tour of the opulent estate and cellars, you will also taste the 2014 vintages of Châteaux d’Armailhac, Clerc Milon and Mouton Rothschild. A three course lunch with drinks will then be served in one of the best restaurants in the region, a Michelin-starred establishment in the heart of the Pauillac vineyards, owned by Château Lynch-Bages. In the afternoon, you will be taken for full tours and tastings at two Grand Cru Classé Châ...

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This Premium Bordeaux tour is the ultimate once-in-a-lifetime trip for any Bordeaux wine lover! Across three full days of transported tours with a specialist guide, nine of the region’s top Châteaux (including five First Growth estates) will be visited and many of these estates are opening their doors exclusively for the Grape Escapes tour. You will see what goes on behind the scenes at each of these famous estates, allowing a unique insight into how some of the world’s best wines are made.
The first day will start in true style with a tour of the Premier Cru Classé Château Mouton Rothschild. Not only will you be taken on a VIP tour of the opulent estate and cellars, you will also taste the 2014 vintages of Châteaux d’Armailhac, Clerc Milon and Mouton Rothschild. A three course lunch with drinks will then be served in one of the best restaurants in the region, a Michelin-starred establishment in the heart of the Pauillac vineyards, owned by Château Lynch-Bages. In the afternoon, you will be taken for full tours and tastings at two Grand Cru Classé Châteaux, Gruaud-Larose in the Saint-Julien appellation and Giscours in Margaux. By visiting three estates in different sub-regions on the Médoc, you will have the opportunity to taste Cabernet Sauvignons made from a variety of different terroirs.
On Thursday, you will be focusing primarily of Bordeaux’s white wines made from Sémillon and Sauvignon Blanc. Starting in the highly-regarded village of Pessac-Léognan in the Graves appellation, you will firstly be welcomed as the VIP of guests of the second First Growth Château of the trip, the revered Haut-Brion estate. A representative of the estate will firstly accompany you on a tour of the Château and its cellars and a tasting will conclude your unforgettable experience. Next stop will be Grand Cru Classé Château Pape Clément, also in Pessac-Léognan, where following a tour, a gourmet picnic lunch with a selection of the Château’s wines will be served in the stunning gardens. After lunch, we will be truly spoiling you with the final visit of the day, an exclusive tour of yet another Premier Cru Classé, Château d’Yquem. Here, you will taste the world’s most prestigious sweet wine and discover the secrets of how these highly sought-after botrytised wines are made.
And if you thought that the Bordeaux First Growths trip couldn’t possibly get any more magical, Friday will be spent in the true home of the Merlot grape, Saint-Emilion and Pomerol. The wines here are smooth and velvety and this will be illustrated perfectly at Château Canon la Gaffeliere, a Premier Grand Cru Classé Château. After a tasting of some of Saint-Emilion’s very best wines, we will then move on to the neighbouring Pomerol appellation and more specifically to the estate of the esteemed Château Petit Village, where you will enjoy a tour and tastings at the estate. A delightful four course lunch with wines, water and coffee will then be served in a fantastic rooftop restaurant which offers breath-taking views across the vineyards. The final visit of our Bordeaux wine odyssey will be the majestic Château Canon, the fifth First Growth of the trip. After a tour of the beautiful estate and cellars, you will of course taste these celebrated wines. Before heading back to Bordeaux, your guide will accompany you on a short tour of the village of Saint-Emilion, which is a UNESCO world heritage site.
Outline Itinerary
Day 1
Upon arrival in Bordeaux check into your chosen hotel in the city centre and enjoy some free time to explore the city. Your guide will be able to reserve a table for dinner in a restaurant in the city.
 
Day 2
After breakfast you will be picked up from your accommodation by your chauffeur and English speaking guide. You day will include, a VIP tour and tastings at Premier Cru Classé Château Mouton Rothschild. A three-course lunch with drinks in a Michelin-starred restaurant in Pauillac, A tour and tastings at Grand Cru Classé Château Gruaud-Larose in Saint-Julien and a tour and tastings at Grand Cru Classe Château Giscours in Margaux.
 
Day 3
You will be picked up from your hotel by your chauffeur and guide and your day will comprise of a VIP tour and tastings at Premier Cru Classé Château Haut-Brion in Pessac-Léognan, a tour and tastings with a picnic lunch at Grand Cru Classé Château Pape Clément, also in Pessac-Léognan and an exclusive tour and tastings as the guests of Premier Cru Classé Château d’Yquem.

Day 4
After breakfast you will be collected from the hotel by your chauffer and guide. Today will comprise of a  VIP tour and tastings at Premier Grand Cru Classé Canon la Gaffelière in Saint-Emilion, a tour and tastings at the prestigious Château Petit Village in Pomerol. a four-course lunch with drinks will then be served in a local restaurant. Afer lunch there will be ann exclusive tour and tastings as the guests of Premier Grand Cru Classé Château Canon in Saint-Emilion. Your day will finish wiith a short guided tour on foot of the UNESCO Classified village of Saint-Emilion.
Day 5
After breakfast, check out of the hotel.
 


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Tour Timings
Tues 4th to Sat 8th June, Tuesday 10th to Saturday 14th September, Tuesday 15th to Saturday 19th October
Group size
2 - 10
Languages
English, French
The meeting point
Hotel pick up

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Includes
  • 4 Nights accommodation in a 4/5 star hotel
  • Visits to 9 premium Châteaux
  • Approximately 30 wines tasted
  • 4 breakfasts 3 lunches
  • 3 full day guided and transported tours

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Cancellation Policy

Cancellation charge per person cancelling 60 days or more - loss of deposit;

  • 59-28 days - 50%;
  • 27-14 days - 70%; 
  • 13-8 days - 90%
  • 7 days or less - 100%. 

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Created in 2004 by wine connoisseurs, we are a specialist wine tour operator offering a broad selection of holidays and trips to the premium wine regions of France, Italy and Spain. From our traditional Premium tours to the regions of Champagne, Bordeaux and Burgundy to bespoke self-drive circuits and birthday weekends, our expertise is creating perfect trips for individuals, groups or companies. We have a large number of clients who return to us year on year and many more come through recommendations. The reason we attract such loyalty from customers is that not only do we provide an excellent trip, we also pride ourselves on giving superb customer service.


Product ID: 54665

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