Luxury Wine & Gastronomy: Bordeaux and Dordogne Retreat
Luxury | From $8,299 pp
Day by Day
Day 1: Bordeaux
Luxury Transfer from the Airport to your Accommodation
A private driver will pick you up from the airport in Bordeaux and drive you safely to your hotel, in a luxury vehicle.
Welcome to Bordeaux!
The Vibrant and dynamic Bordeaux is southwest France’s largest city. Its mixture of art, food culture, shopping, and nightlife makes it a must-see, while its exceptional 18th-century architecture has earned it the nickname ‘Little Paris’ and a spot on UNESCO’s World Heritage list.
You will discover the fine modern architecture that shares the spotlight with the classic – the Herzog & de Meuron stadium, decanter-shaped Cité du Vin, and the Jean-Jacques Bosc Bridge are particularly noteworthy.
The best time of year to visit Bordeaux is undoubtedly between May and November for walking or exploring the vineyards. If you want to attend the grape harvest which is an important time in the life of the region, visit Bordeaux in September.
Day 2: Médoc
Full Day Private Tour of Medoc
Your licensed driver-guide will pick you up at your hotel in a luxury vehicle.
Cradled between the Gironde estuary and the Atlantic, the Medoc is bathed in a unique climate and light, fully deserving its reputation as the most beautiful wine producing region in the world. Throughout the day, you’ll learn to identify the different types of wines, the “appelations”, as well as the different types of grapes used, the “cépages” while visiting three “châteaux”.
Lunch could either be at a Michelin starred table or a local bistrot dependent upon your preferences.
During the wine tastings you’ll be able to accompany your wines with either cheese samples or the local sponge cake named “cannelé”.
Day 3: Bordeaux
Private Wine Walking Tour with an Oenology Expert
Enjoy a private two-hour walking tour of Bordeaux’s highlights and vintages with an oenology expert.
This tour serves as an introduction to wine tasting while taking you through the Place de Quinconces, the Chartrons district, the Place Pey Berland, the Place de la Bourse and its massive reflection pool, and the docks. Taste four wines, which may include the dry white Entre-Deux-Mers, the elegant red Saint-Emilion, a full-bodied red Médoc, and the sweet and fruity Sauternes.
You’ll taste these well-known appellations at traditional Bordeaux wine shops.
Private Driver for the Afternoon
A private driver in a luxury vehicle will pick you up at your hotel at the beginning of the afternoon and drive you safely to your spa appointment. At the end of your treatment, your driver will drive you back to your hotel.
Vinothérapie® combines natural active ingredients from vines and grapes with exceptional skin care rituals to provide face and body treatments that are unique in the world. The genesis of the brand is at the Sources de Caudalie, just outside of Bordeaux.
At their spa boutique in the city center of Bordeaux, Caudalie welcomes you for a discovery treatment, with 50 minutes of face care and 50 minutes of body care.
Restaurant Booking at Le Pressoir d’Argent Gordon Ramsay – Dinner
Relish exceptional cuisine in Bordeaux, from the menu created by Gorden Ramsay on which locally produces take pride. Savor the Gironde black truffles, foie gras from the Charante region, or the iconic Britanny lobster.
Day 4: Sarlat - Castelnaud-la-Chapelle - Monbazillac - Bergerac
Full-Day Private Guided Dordogne Gastronomy and Wine Traditions Tour
A day that will be focused on the gastronomy and wine in the region!
First, you will stop to discover a farm located 10 minutes from Sarlat called “The geese of the black périgord”. You will discover livestock breeding and taste the local products. Then you will head in the direction of Vezac, home of a mill, and where the famous Foie gras, walnut oil, hazelnut oil, truffle oil, and walnut floor are produced.
Next, we will go to the village Castelanau La Chapelle, where you will have the opportunity to visit an eco-museum of walnuts and a truffle farm. The next stop will be the Castle of Monbazillac, producer of a world-famous wine, located in the heart of the vineyards. Visit the Wine Museum, where you will discover the best bottles of the vintage,
Finally, you will end your visit in Bergerac, where you will visit a chocolate factory, where a variety of chocolate flavors await you.
Day 5: Pessac-Leognan
Full Day Private Tour of Pessac – Leognan
Your licensed driver-guide will pick you up at your hotel in a Luxury vehicle.
Situated in the south of Bordeaux, ʺLes Gravesʺ (the gravels) appellation was the first vineyard planted in the region. This appellation, especially the town appellation called Pessac/Leognan is really well known by wine experts and wine critics and much appreciated by the ʺBordealaisʺ (Bordeaux dwellers). A major strong point of this area is that you can find some wine estates producing red, dry white and rosé wines!
Throughout the day, you’ll learn to identify the different types of wines (appelations) as well as the different types of grapes used (cépages) while visiting three châteaux.
Lunch could either be at a Michelin-starred table or a local bistrot, depending on your preferences.
You will be introduced to the most famous Grand Cru Classés such as Château Haut Brion, Château Pape Clément, Château Malartic-Lagravière, Château Smith Haut Lafitte and many others.
Day 6: Bordeaux
Luxury Transfer from Bordeaux to the Train Station or Bordeaux Airport
A chauffeur will pick you up in the city center of Bordeaux for a transfer to the train station or the airport, in a luxury vehicle.
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- Enjoy 24/7 English-spoken telephone assistance while traveling
- This itinerary includes transport, activities, guides, accommodations with breakfasts, and other listed services
- Price is in USD per person, assuming double occupancy. Note that prices and availability are subject to change.
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