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A Focus On Wine Tasting

Gourmet Touring
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Travel Style: A lot of free time, with very few inclusions. Ideal for independent and/or low-key travelers and cruisers. Relaxed
Physical Level: Some walking over short or flat distances. Some trips may include cycling options. Some are wheelchair friendly (check for individual trips). Some cruises. Easy
Lodging Level: Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels. Value - 3 star
5 days
From: $ 1,169 $ 234 / day
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Overview

Highlights

  • Visit and tasting at an exclusive St Emilion Grand Cru Classé château
  • Wander around St Emilion’s famous cobbled streets
  • Visit and tasting at a Premières Côtes de Bordeaux or Entre-deux-Mers family run vineyard

Short Description

During this 5 days journey we will visit and tasting at St Emilion Grand Cru Classé château, Premières Côtes de Bordeaux or Entre-deux-Mers family run vineyard and an exclusive Grand Cru Classé wine château in the Pauillac appellation and also explore Bordeaux’s city.

A travel company plans your itinerary and arranges all the logistics including lodging, local activities, and transportantion. You have the flexibility of a solo trip while still getting the convience and time savings of expert planning. Get 90% of the benefits of a tour, without a guide.
Trip Type Self-guided / Independent Tour
Off the beaten track trips will stretch your comfort zone. They don't always feature tourist highlights, but dive deeper into local life and culture.
Itinerary Focus Off the Beaten Path
Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels.
Lodging Level Value - 3 star
Flights & Transport Only ground transport
Start City Saint-Émilion
End City Bordeaux

Travel Theme

Culinary & Wine

Destinations

France

Cities & Attractions

Bordeaux

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Trip Includes

  • Hire car
  • Accommodation
  • Breakfasts
  • Touring guidebook & pre-programmed GPS sent in advance of arrival
  • Vineyard tours and tastings & meals as specified

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Itinerary

Day 1: St Emilion

Collect your hire car & drive to St Emilion and check in to your 4 star hotel, Château Grand Barrail, near St Emilion town.

Pre-paid visit and tasting at an exclusive St Emilion Grand Cru Classé château.

Dinner suggestions are provided in your guidebook (sent before you arrive). Choose to eat at your hotel, drive in to St  Emilion or to a romantic restaurant in the surrounding countryside. GT can reserve your table.

Day 2: Pomerol & St Emilion

Use your GPS & guidebook to see famous châteaux of note before your first appointment.

Pre-paid visit and tasting at a second St Emilion Grand Cru Classé château.

Pre-paid gastronomic light lunch platter, with wine, to be enjoyed in the grounds of a St Emilion château.

Free time to wander around St Emilion’s famous cobbled streets.

Pre-paid visit and tasting at a Pomerol château.

Dinner suggestions proposed and a table reserved for you if you wish.

Day 3: Premières Côtes de Bordeaux, Pessac/Graves & Bordeaux city

An interesting route past vineyards in the Entre-deux-Mers countryside will be proposed in your guidebook and GPS.

Pre-paid visit and tasting at a Premières Côtes de Bordeaux or Entre-deux-Mers family run vineyard.

Lunch (excl drinks) at a wonderful restaurant in Entre-deux-Mers.

Pre-paid visit and tasting at a Pessac or Graves wine château.

Check in to Hotel Majestic in the heart of Bordeaux city centre. Evening meal recommendations provided.

Day 4 - Médoc - Pauillac, St-Julien & Margaux and Bordeaux city centre

Drive up the Médoc wine region passing by many of the most famous châteaux in the world.

Pre-paid visit and tasting to an exclusive Grand Cru Classé wine château in the Pauillac appellation.

Enjoy a pre-paid lunch (excl drinks) at a good restaurant in Pauillac.

Drive to St-Julien & on to Margaux. Two further pre-paid visits & tastings at excellent Cru Classé wine châteaux.

Return to Bordeaux where you can select from dinner suggestions provided in your guidebook. GT can reserve your table.

Evening free to enjoy Bordeaux’s lively nightlife (venues recommended in your guidebook).

Day 5: Bordeaux city

Relax & enjoy Bordeaux city.

Return car to airport, post the GPS in its pre-paid envelope and depart with incredible memories!

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Flights & Transport

Only ground transport

Group Size:

Independent

Accomodations

Château Grand Barrail 4* St Emilion (2 nights, superior room including breakfast & taxes).

Hotel Majestic 3* Bordeaux city (2 nights, superior room including breakfast & taxes).

Upgrades to 4* or 5* hotels in Bordeaux city are available.

Cancellation Policy:

TO CANCEL YOUR BOOKING you must immediately advise us in WRITING (or must ensure that your travel agent does so on your behalf). You will then receive a notice of cancellation, detailing any charges due. No booking is cancelled until such a cancellation invoice is issued by us, so you (or your travel agent) should ensure you receive one in order to avoid incurring extra costs. Except where a ‘money back guarantee’ applies, if you cancel before the balance is due, only your deposits are forfeited. If you cancel within the following days of departure, your full holiday costs are due less the following refunds (or the deposit amount, if greater): 36-55 days – 25% refund; 14-35 days – 15% refund; 3-13 days – 10% refund; less than three days or after departure – no refund. The Refunds above apply to total holiday price excluding any insurance premiums, amendment charges or charges for goods sold and dispatched. *The conditions of your travel insurance policy may allow a refund claim.

Additional Information:

Travel: GPS guided self-drive - includes hire of medium-sized (manual transmission) car with insurance.

 

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Trip Excludes

  • International Flights
  • Passport and Visa Charges
  • Personal Expenses
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