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VIP Fall Bordeaux wine tour: Sept 18 - 24 2022

Book your space now for our Fall Wine Tour.  Only 12 spaces are available on this trip.

From September 18 - 24

You will have the opportunity to discover several appellations, delve deeper into the wines of the Medoc, Pomerol, Sauternes and Graves and explore the bay of Arcachon for something a little different.   A day in Bordeaux will set the scene for this week long discovery of Bordeaux wine.

 

Included: 6 nights accommodation in a double room (classic category) with breakfast, tourist tax, all
visits and tastings, 2 hour bordeaux walking tour, 4 lunches with wines, 2 dinners with wines,
transportation, airport or station transfers, a guide for the entire stay, Arcachon boat tour, oyster and
white wine tasting, Bordeaux City passes allowing entry to the following

  • La Cité du Vin (before 12pm)
  • Les Bassins de Lumières
  • Unlimited access to tram, bus, river shuttle
  • 20 museums and monuments

Not included: dinners when not mentionned, travel insurance, gratuities.
*The choice of chateaux is dependant upon availbility at the time of booking. No reservations have

minimum 8 participants are required to run this tour. The maximum number of participants is 12.

DETAILS
DURATION 7 Days
GROUP 8 - 12 people
TRANSPORTATION Luxury bus
STARTING FROM 4,545
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Advantages of Touring with Decanter Tours
  • Everything is included! You dont have to pay anything extra.
  • You will become an expert in Bordeaux wines. Our guides are trained by the WSET, MW or similar.
  • Your tour your way. Only private wine tours for personalized attention and safety.
  • 80% more information given than from our competitors
  • 99% of our customers recommend us to their friends.
  • In 2019 our Bordeaux wine tours reached the following numbers:
    • Over 800 chateau visited
    • More than 1600 glasses of wine tasted
    • More than 300 wine tours
    • More than 1000 wine lovers like you served
  • You will leave Bordeaux knowing all there is to know about our wines.

TOUR ITINERARY:

Day 1 Pessac-Leognan, Graves & Sauternes

10 am
Pick up at your hotel.

11 am
A morning of cellar visits and tastings in a Classified Growth of Pessac-Leognan. (sample properties: Chateau Haut Brion, Chateau Pape Clement, Smith Haut Lafitte, Carbonnieux, Haut Bailly, Domaine du Chevalier)

12:30 pm
Lunch in a winery restaurant in the Graves appellation. (not included)

2 pm
Two Chateau visits with tastings in Sauternes Classified Growth properties. (Chateau Yquem, Chateau Suduiraut, Chateau de Fargues, Chateau Sigalas Rabaud, Chateau d'Arche, Chateau Guiraud, Rayne Vigneeau)

5 pm
Return to your hotel.

Day 2 The Great Wines of Saint Emilion

10 am
Pick up at your hotel.

11 am
A morning of cellar visits and tastings in a Classified Growth of Pessac-Leognan. (sample properties: Chateau Haut Brion, Chateau Pape Clement, Smith Haut Lafitte, Carbonnieux, Haut Bailly, Domaine du Chevalier)

12:30 pm
Lunch in a winery restaurant in the Graves appellation. (not included)

2 pm
Two Chateau visits with tastings in Sauternes Classified Growth properties. (Chateau Yquem, Chateau Suduiraut, Chateau de Fargues, Chateau Sigalas Rabaud, Chateau d'Arche, Chateau Guiraud, Rayne Vigneeau)

5 pm
Return to your hotel.

Day 3 Discover the Great Medoc wines Margaux to St Julien

10 am
Pick up at your hotel.

11 am
A morning of cellar visits and tastings in a Classified Growth of Pessac-Leognan. (sample properties: Chateau Haut Brion, Chateau Pape Clement, Smith Haut Lafitte, Carbonnieux, Haut Bailly, Domaine du Chevalier)

12:30 pm
Lunch in a winery restaurant in the Graves appellation. (not included)

2 pm
Two Chateau visits with tastings in Sauternes Classified Growth properties. (Chateau Yquem, Chateau Suduiraut, Chateau de Fargues, Chateau Sigalas Rabaud, Chateau d'Arche, Chateau Guiraud, Rayne Vigneeau)

5 pm
Return to your hotel.

Day 4 Discover the Great Medoc wines Pauillac and St Estephe

10 am
Pick up at your hotel.

11 am
A morning of cellar visits and tastings in a Classified Growth of Pessac-Leognan. (sample properties: Chateau Haut Brion, Chateau Pape Clement, Smith Haut Lafitte, Carbonnieux, Haut Bailly, Domaine du Chevalier)

12:30 pm
Lunch in a winery restaurant in the Graves appellation. (not included)

2 pm
Two Chateau visits with tastings in Sauternes Classified Growth properties. (Chateau Yquem, Chateau Suduiraut, Chateau de Fargues, Chateau Sigalas Rabaud, Chateau d'Arche, Chateau Guiraud, Rayne Vigneeau)

5 pm
Return to your hotel.

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10:00
Sept 18 Arrival Day.
Pick up from Airport or Gare St Jean. Transfer to your hotel.
15:00
Drop off and check in at Intercontiental Grand Hotel

19:30
A welcome dinner and an informal introduction to Bordeaux wines, wineries, the people and the grapes with your hostess and guide for the week. We will lead you gently into this varied and complex wine region.The best way to start off your Bordeaux discovery.
10:00
Sept 19
Depart with your guide for a 2 hour Bordeaux City Walking Tour followed by a visit at La Cité du Vin (The Wine City). Your guide will meet you at your hotel. Departure for a guided walk in Bordeaux then on the tram to the Cite du Vin. Bordeaux, the city, once named the "Sleeping Beauty" of France, has definitely awakened! Discover the main historic monuments and the unique architecture of Bordeaux. This tour will cover the historic center of this UNESCO city and you will sample some of our local delicacies.For the rest of the day. We will provide you with a Bordeaux City Pass to use on your own. This is an all day pass which includes an all day tram ticket, entry into 20 different museums and the wine museum.
12:00
The rest of the day is yours to explore the town of Bordeaux, go shopping or relax in the spa of your hotel.
Sept 20
Graves and Sauternes Day.
Discover the delights of this predominantly white wine region. Taste the dry wines of the Graves, the sweet wines of Sauternes and the reds of the Pessac Leognan appellations. Lunch in a restaurant in Sauternes is a highlight of the day.
Sept 21
Pomerol and St Emilion.
A full day to discover the renowned wines of Pomerol, to stroll the streets of the UNESCO world heritage site of St Emilion and visit a classified growth or two in the area. Lunch is in a delightful chateau which has converted into a successful restaurant.
Sept 22
Classified Growths of the Medoc.
Today we have an in depth exploration into the Medoc wines. Discover aromas, why and how we smell. We will have a relaxed picnic lunch in a winery and taste the well known wines of Margaux and Pauillac. Discover the different classifications of this region. Yes there are more than one!
Sept 23
Arcachon.
The historic spa town of Arcachon is situated at the entrance to a tidal bay on the Atlantic coast and is surrounded by more than seven kilometers of sandy beaches. Follow the Bordelaise to their preferred holiday destination with a Day on the Bay.
10:00
Arrive at Arcachon, board a boat for your tour around the bay.
Between sea and sky, admire the emblematic cabins on stilts, traverse the hectares of oyster farms and sail along the waterfront oyster-farming hamlets of the Cap Ferret peninsula; Piquey, Le Canon, l'Herbe & la Vigne.

12:00
Stop at an oyster producer’s cabin for an oyster tasting, with white wine, on a waterfront terrace.
1:00
Continue by boat to charming fashionable town of Cap Ferret for a 3 course lunch facing the dune du Pyla, Europe’s largest sand-dune. Enjoy fresh food with a stunning view.
3:00
Return to Arcachon by boat then to Bordeaux.
8:00
Farewell dinner in a popular downtown brasserie.
Sept 24
Departure day
Transfers to the station or the airport are included.

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