The Essence of Bordeaux and it's Region -

The Essence of Bordeaux and it's Region

4 Days | History & Culture, Wine & Food

Bordeaux's Essence: Wine, Cheese, and Chic Comfort

Luxury | From $4,699 pp

Explore the beautiful essence of Bordeaux through various private tours of the city alongside private wine and cheese tastings, including testing five amazing Grand Crus in Saint-Emilion. Enjoy a picnic at one of Bordeaux's most fabulous Châteaux, and after, spend your nights in a glamorous and chic 5 star hotel with the utmost comfort and relaxation. A perfect getaway!

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.

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Bordeaux Food Gourmet Old City and Morning Market Private Walking Tour

In this gourmet food tour, you will dive into the culinary wonderland of Bordeaux. Your knowledgeable foodie guide will take you for a walking tour of the city, stopping in beloved local shops to sample the best things in the city.

The culinary stroll will start from Place Saint-Pierre. There, you can discover the history of the port and its merchandise. Here, you will have your first tastings of the city’s finest coffee and chocolate.

Your journey through this district will be punctuated by three sweet gourmet stops, where you will be introduced to an innovative grocery store, then to one of the city’s emblematic specialties, and finally to a fascinating subject: bread.

After a short stroll through the streets of the old town, you will arrive at the covered market, an intriguing old market in octagonal shape, built in the middle of the 19th century. There, you can savor cheese with wine and charcuterie.

You will end the tour with a meal at a local bistronomic restaurant. It will be accompanied by wine and/or followed by a small dessert.

Day 2: Bordeaux

Private Driver for the Day

A private driver in a luxury vehicle will pick you up at your hotel at the beginning of the day and drive you safely to your various appointment for the day. At the end of the day, your driver will drive you back to your hotel.

As a local and wine amateur, he will give you pieces of advice and explanation about the region troughout the day.

Private Visit, Tasting and Picnic Lunch at Chateau Fonplegade

Château Fonplégade is recognized for its fine Saint-Émilion grand crus. It represents the purest expression of Saint-Émilion’s terroir. Grapes have thrived on this limestone plateau since at least the 16th century. The vineyards were purchased in 1852 by the wine merchant Jean-Pierre Beylot who built the elegant château.

Current owners Denise and Stephen Adams acquired Château Fonplégade in 2004. They have revitalized the vineyards, renovated the cellar, and lovingly restored the château. They received organic farming certification in 2013. Their model demonstrates how biodiversity and holistic agriculture can help to elevate fine wines. Besides the vineyards, the estate boasts honeybees, chickens, and sheep!

You will be offered an individual picnic basket, to be savored in the shade of the oak trees, with a breathtaking view of the Saint-Emilion hillsides. The basket is filled with fresh products, prepared with care (gourmet sandwich, mixed salad, dessert of season…), accompanied by a bottle of wine.

The visit of the domain followed by the tasting can be done before or after the picnic.

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Discover 5 of Bordeaux’s Grands Crus in a Private Tasting Room in Saint Emilion

Established in Bordeaux since 1840, Dourthe soon became recognised as a reliable, innovative wine producer, who provides the benchmark in winemaking. This pioneering spirit can be witnessed at every stage of our history

At Chateau Grand Barrail Lamarzelle Figeac, Saint Emilion Grand Cru, discover the secrets of the wines, grape varieties, wine assembly and wine classification of the vineyard though a unique and complete experience with a technical tour followed by themed tasting workshop to discover the most prestigious wine producers of the Bordeaux region, in a private tasting room.

Discover different terroirs, aromas along with the tasting of 2 classified growths of Saint Emilion, 2 Red Wines from Pomerol, 1 White wine, confidential Cuvée.

Day 3: Saint-Loubès - Pessac

Private Driver for the Day

A private driver in a luxury vehicle will pick you up at your hotel at the beginning of the day and drive you safely to your various appointments for the day. At the end of the day, your driver will drive you back to your hotel.

As a local and wine amateur, he will give you pieces of advice and explanation about the region troughout the day.

Private Visit and Tasting at the Cellar of Chateau Smith Haut Lafitte

Following a customized tour of the estate and magnificent private cellar, you will taste the estate’s first wine in both white and red, among others. Experience what it is like to be a cellar master for a day, to understand the many facets of winemaking. You will take part in various tasks in the cellar depending on the season.

Guests will explore the owner’s cellar, Le Paradis where they can experience the wine tasting in the bar. This visit is complete and exciting if you are a wine lover.

Wine and Cheese Pairing at Château Pape Clément 

This is a visit to Château Pape Clément, a producer of grands crus classés wines in Pessac. Impress at your next dinner party! The sommelier leads you through a tasting of 8 great wines each paired with an exceptional cheese. Learn what pairs well with a variety of flavors.

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Day 4: Bordeaux

Luxury Transfer from your Accommodation to the Airport

A private driver will pick you up from your hotel and drive you safely to the airport in Bordeaux, in a luxury vehicle.

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About This Trip:

    • 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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