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Food and Wine Lovers Tour of Paris and Bordeaux

7 Days  | Wine & Food

An immersive food and wine experience in Paris and Bordeaux

from $4,299

Taste your way through Bordeaux and the City of Light. Visit famous bakeries and try the best pain and pâtisserie with a private guide. Discover why Chef Alain Ducasse is one of France’s finest chefs, all the while taking in the city’s sites aboard a Seine dinner cruise. Next, you’ll head to Bordeaux to uncover the secrets of the region’s world-class wines. Meet local producers in Saint-Émilion and Médoc and sample their award-winning grands crus.

Day by Day

Day 1: Paris

Private transfer from the airport to your accommodation

Paris orientation private tour

Meet your licensed guide at your hotel.

Your guide will give a private presentation that will give information about Paris such as description of the city, historical sites to visit, how to get around, events not to be missed during your stay, itinerary proposals and the do’s and don’ts.

Your guide will be happy to answer any questions you may have about your Paris trip and also give you some tips that will make your stay a memorable one.

This presentation is followed by an orientation tour around the hotel to help you locate yourself and give you some ideas and independence for your stay. The tour will end in the vicinity of your hotel.

 

Day 2: Paris

Private guided French bakery tour in Saint-Germain-des-Pres

Saint-Germain-des-Près, located on the left bank of Paris, has established quite a reputation over the years. It is especially known for being a foodies dream visit because it offers such a wide selection of places to savor the French cuisine.

You will visit some famous bakeries and find out why French bread and pastries are a reference in the world and taste different kinds of french delicacies like the traditional pain au chocolat, macarons, and other pâtisserie.

Your guide will stop at several shops and make you taste a selection of the best French specialties along the way. The tour will be tailored accordingly to your tastes and special dietary restrictions to either include more sweet or salty food.

You will have a tasting at:

  •  a cheese maker with a tasting of 4/5 cheeses to be defined according to your taste.
  •  a pastry chef with a shop that offers creations imagined by the media French pastry chefs to make you discover original creations.
  •  one of the oldest chocolate factories in Paris

Day 3: Paris - Bordeaux

Private transfer from your hotel to Paris railway station.

A private driver will pick you up from the hotel and drive you safely to the railway station in a Peugeot 508, VW Sharan, VW Caravelle or similar.

 

High-speed Train in 1st Class – Paris To Bordeaux

 

Private transfer between the train station and your accommodation in Bordeaux

 

2-hour private walking tour of Bordeaux

It is truly exciting to stroll through a city with as rich a history as Bordeaux. Your private guide takes you to Bordeaux’s essential sites and its most impressive monuments, churches, and squares. Continue your tour with a walk along the river banks to admire the panorama over the Garonne River. Nearby, Bordeaux’s old town is a treat filled with charming squares and restaurants.

Learn about the city’s architectural heritage and where it is headed next at the Bordeaux Patrimoine Mondial center. The tour ends at Place de la Bourse by the emblematic reflecting pond.

   

Day 4: Bordeaux - Médoc

Full-day Médoc tour for wine lovers

Pick-up and drop-off is at your hotel in Bordeaux for a wine tour of the Médoc. This is an introduction to Bordeaux wines, the Médoc appellation, and the profound effect of terroir on your wine.

Your first visit and tasting is to Château Kirwan, a producer of Margaux troisième cru classé. It’s been in the same family for eight generations, and its wines were known to Thomas Jefferson when he was U.S. Ambassador to France. Learn about the history of the estate and the family behind it, and what makes their winemaking special. You’ll taste two Château Kirwan wines paired with Bordelais cannelés.

After a break for lunch (at your own expense), you’re off to Château Lamothe-Bergeron, a producer of Cru Bourgeois located between Margaux and Saint-Julien. Their wine is considered a benchmark in the Haut-Médoc. Enjoy an interactive tour of their renovated 19th-century estate that wraps up with a short class and tasting three vintages.

The day ends at Château Lafon-Rochet, a producer of Saint-Estèphe quatrième grand cru classé.

The estate dates back to the 17th century and has been in the Tesseron family since 1960. Your tour takes you through the vat room, which was completely renovated in 2015. Taste a  primeur wine directly from the barrel and enjoy a full tasting including a Pèlerins de Lafon-Rochet and two Château Lafon-Rochet vintages.

Day 5: Bordeaux - Saint Emilion

Private full-day Saint Émilion for wine lovers

Spend a day getting to know Saint-Émilion’s fine wine appellations.

Pick up is at your hotel in Bordeaux with a scenic drive through the rolling hill and enchanting vineyards of the Saint-Émilion region.

Your first visit is to Château Bernateau, a Saint-Émilion grand cru. This estate has been in the same family for 8 generations and produces organic wines. Taste 3 grand crus and learn about their path from the vineyard to your glass.

Lunch follows in downtown Saint-Émilion looking out over a sea of vines and the Dordogne valley. Enjoy an à la carte selection of seasonal dishes.

This tour and tasting of Château Guadet is led by the owner himself. The vineyard has earned the prestigious Saint Émilion Grand Cru classé label. The vast limestone cellars were dug in the 17th and 18th centuries in the heart of the Saint-Émilion. They offer the optimal conditions to store the wine at a constant temperature around 55°F (13°C)

At Château Grand Barrail Lamarzelle Figeac, Saint Émilion Grand Cru, Discover the secrets of the wines, grape varieties, wine assembly and wine classification of the vineyard through a unique and complete experience with a technical tour followed by themed tasting workshop “Discover of Bordeaux’s Grands Crus” in the private tasting room at La Cave Dourthe’: Discovery of different terroirs, aromas and tasting 3 Grands Crus appellation included Château Grand Barrail Lamarzelle Figeac, 1 Dry White Bordeaux Wine and 1 Sweet Bordeaux Wine.

Day 6: Bordeaux - Paris

Private Transfer from your accommodation to the Bordeaux train station

 

High-speed Train in 1st Class – Bordeaux to Paris

 

Private transfer from the Paris train station to your hotel

 

Dinner Cruise on the Ducasse sur Seine – Menu “Nuit Etoilée”

Enjoy a delicious 4-courses menu with a cold starter, a warm starter, a fish or meat, a dessert, champagne & food and wine pairing.

We invite you for a diner cruise to experience a unique immersion in the heart of Paris, capital of art and culture by day, City of Light by night.

Seasonal products are in the spotlight, delivered fresh, in the early morning. Everything is prepared on board by Chief Francis Fauvel and his brigade, which are part of the Ducasse restaurants.

Day 7: Paris

Private transfer from your hotel to the airport


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