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Date

30 Sep - 4 Oct 2024

Duration

3.5 days / 4 nights

Pricing

From € 2,400 p.p.

Booking

Bordeaux with the Winemaker

a Grapetrotters Adventure in October 2024 

Imagine visiting one of the World's most historical and important wine regions with a winemaker who helped shape the wines of France! This is a unique opportunity to join Pierre Gouttenoire for an insider's trip through Bordeaux as you could never experience it otherwise.

Monday, September 30 - 2024

ARRIVAL IN BORDEAUX, VISIT TO CITE DE VIN & WELCOME DINNER

 

We meet in the lobby of our 4-star hotel at around 4 pm and you will join Pierre Gouttenoire, winemaker and co-founder of Grape Tours, for a visit of Bordeaux's new Cite de Vin & a lovely welcome dinner as we get ready to explore 3 of the most important Bordeaux regions over the next 3 days.

 

Tuesday, October 1 - 2024

RIGHT BANK

 

We'll go discover the right bank and visit three wineries to discover the complexity of Merlot in different terroirs (Fronsac, Pomerol and Saint-Emilion), with a fabulous lunch at one of the wineries.

We'll stop in picturesque St. Emilion for a guided tour.

Free time after the tour to try a restaurant of your choice or to relax in the hotel.

 

Wednesday, October 2 - 2024

LEFT BANK

On this day we'll head to the West side of the river where Cabernet-Sauvignon prevails, to the iconic areas of Margaux, Pauillac -Saint Estèphe and Saint-Julien to explore the diversity of styles according to the terroir.

We will meet a barrel maker to understand the art of the ageing in wood.

We'll enjoy a delicious lunch at the second winery during which we'll enjoy more wines. A third winery in the afternoon will be with a chocolate tasting.

Free time after the tour to try a restaurant of your choice or to relax in the hotel.

 

Thursday, October 3 - 2024

SAUTERNES & PESSAC-LEOGNAN

On the third morning, we will start the day by a stop in Pessac-Leognan to taste delicious top white wine and red (a blend of Cabernet-Sauvignon and Merlot). Then we head to the amazing area of Sauternes where we will get to try world-class wines, with lunch at the winery. There's a good chance that it'll be harvesting time for the grapes in Sauternes, so it's really a very unique time to visit.

Goodbye aperitif with plenty of good wines, cheese & charcuterie.

Friday, October 4 - 2024

Au Revoir!

Breakfast and check-out from the hotel.

 

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What's included

4 nights' accommodation with breakfast in 4-star Hotel in Bordeaux

Private bus with driver for 3 full days

3 full lunches, and 2 dinners

8 winery visits with tastings

City lodging visitor tax 

Grape Tours' tour leader (Pierre Gouttenoire - French winemaker & agronomist)

Not included

Airfare & travel to and from starting/departure point.

 

Drinks at meals unless host-ordered

Entry to any museums, historical sites unless noted

Personal charges, laundry, phone calls, internet, mini fridge consumed items

Travel Insurance

Gratuities for maids, baggage handlers, drivers or guides

Other trip details

The tour will start and end in Bordeaux (fly into Bordeaux airport or arrive by train)

This tour will be confirmed with a minimum of 8 people and a max of 18.

We recommend booking well in advance (see more booking info here).

Pricing

All-inclusive cost per person (based on double room occupancy): 2400 euro

(single occupancy 2900 euro/p.p.)

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