Bordeaux wine trip from Paris – 2 days – Private Tour

Chateau Tour of Medoc and Saint Emilion with a full-time bilingual wine expert

Duration

2 days

Group

Min. 2 / Max. 7 pers.

Departure

Departure from Paris
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Tasting

Min. 5
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Language

French or English

Transport

Train + Car or Minivan

+33 610 23 56 34

geraldine@winedomini.com

for more information

From 700€/person

Geraldine, our bilingual guide, is a wine expert.

She has been conducting wine tasting and wine trips for the past 15 years.

She is a knowledgable and friendly guide who will guide and assist you during the whole trip.

Géraldine is CEO of Wine Domini, WSET, CWS, DTO Institute of Oenology – Burgundy

ITINERARY – Private Wine Tour to Bordeaux – 2 days

DAY 1 : Medoc area – Home of Cabernet Sauvignon

Medoc means « in the middle of the waters » in old French. Those former marshlands are now famous worldwide for their age-worthy and expensive Cabernet Sauvignon.

 

  • Meeting point at Gare Montparnasse, Paris
  • Early morning speed train from Paris to Bordeaux (2h)
  • Arrival in Bordeaux Saint Jean. Transfer to car or mini van
  • Leave Bordeaux and drive to the Graves area.  The vineyards, which are located just South of the city, are famous for their gravel soils, home of Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Visit Smith Haut Lafitte. The Classified Chateau, nestled in a 78 hectares vineyard, will unveil for you its 16th century tower, its impressive underground cellars with more than a 1000 barrels and its unique cooperage. The visit will be followed by a tasting of their delicious white and red wines.
  • Lunch at La Table du Lavoir.  This Bistrot style restaurant belongs to the Sources de Caudalie, a fantastic 5 stars-Hôtel built in the middle of the vineyards. Enjoy a typical French cuisine lunch
  • Drive through the Chateau route and pass by mythical names such as Margaux, Saint Julien, Pauillac, Saint-Estephe
  • Visit and Tasting at Château Lamothe Bergeron. Feel the intimacy of a private château which has just been restored. Start the visit in the vineyards, in front of the chateau, tour around the traditional vat room and cellar and finish in the beautiful modern tasting room.
  • Drive back to Bordeaux, cross the estuary of la Gironde to enter the Right Bank
  • Arrive  in Saint-Emilion. Check in at the hôtel Logis de la Cadène*. The hôtel is located on a small square in the very centre of the medieval town. With its steep cobbled street, its old golden stone facade and its wisteria arbour, this is a lovely, quiet haven ideal for enjoyment.
  • Dinner at l’Envers du Décors. Right in the heart of St Emilion, L’Envers du Décors is the most  Bistrot in Saint-Emilion well known its delicious local cuisine and its outstanding list of local wines

*  Logis de la Cadène is a very charming luxuous guest house with only 3 rooms.  Depending on availability.  Double Room, breakfast
included. 

DAY 2 - Saint Emilion – The vineyards and the medieval village

With Saint-Emilion, UNESCO registred for the first time a vinyard landscape at the world heritage.Saint-Emilion is a charming medieval village located in the heart of the famous Bordeaux wine area. It is a very unique site were world-famous wineries, fine wine, beautiful architecture and great monuments are a perfect match.

  • Morning departure to discover Saint-Emilion vineyards. Saint-Emilion produces elegant and supple wines based on the Merlot grape.
  • Visit and Tasting of Château La Dominique. The guided tour will allow you to discover the new spectacular winery built by the worldwide famous architect Jean Nouvel. , the barrel cellars of this exceptional Saint-Emilion Grand Cru
  • Lunch at “La Terrasse Rouge”, a very chic bistrot style restaurant overlooking the vineyards. Following spectacular renovation of La Dominique in 2013,  the Chateau naturally wanted to associate their  wines to the South-Western lifestyle and fine cuisine. Rouge”. The chef closely work with local producers to ensure the freshness of the products to be sure that you will enjoy the true fine taste of the South-West, whether you are sampling market garden vegetables, black truffle from Périgord, Marennes-Oléron oysters or Bazadais beef.
  • Guided tour of Saint-Emilion Village. Now world-famous for its wines, Saint-Emilion boasts a very long and rich history from a pilgrimage to a powerful economic town.This guided walking tour will tell you more on the main development stages of the city, from its origins to our times. Wander along the city walls, imagine the monks’ life through the remains of the monasteries and immerse yourself into the secrets of the stone quarries.
  • Scenic drive through the vineyards back to the city of Bordeaux*
  • Late afternoon train to Paris
  • Arrive in Paris around 9pm

* To visit the beautiful city of Bordeaux and the Cité du Vin, a 3rd day is necessary. For general inquiries, please contact
geraldine@winedomini.com

Prices & Departure dates

All year long

2 days in Bordeaux
700 to 950 € (*)
  • 2 days trip from Paris. (*) Price depending on the number of participants, from 2 to 7 participants.

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A la carte
Price on request
  • Custom Made Wine trip. Choose your departure day and the lenght of your stay. Up to 7 participants max.
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* Price depends on the number of participants in your group:

2 participants: 950 € / pers
3 to 4 participants: 800 €/ pers
5 to 7 participants: 700€/ pers

Includes

  • Train tickets from Paris to Bordeaux
  • Transportation by car or minibus
  • Visit to all chateaux
  • All the wine tastings
  • Guided Tour of Saint-Emilion
  • All lunches
  • Hotel Night to a 4 stars luxuous guest house, double room, breakfast included
  • Full time bilingual wine expert

Excludes

  • Saturday night dinner
  • Optional activity costs
  • Personal expenses

Deposit

50% deposit at the time of reservation

Cancellation Policy

Due to hôtel and train booking fees, there will be a 50% fee incurred if a confirmed tour is cancelled more than 7 days before the actual tour date . For cancellations made within 3 days, no refund will be provided.

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