The journey to Grands Châteaux region
Welcome to Bordeaux. This city will admire you by it's strong resemblance to Paris and even to Saint Petersbourg. It's monuments, inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage Liste, bear the millenium history. Aquitany region, the Bordeaux' region is one of the principal producer of the rare and the most exquisite wine in the world.
In order to discover the mysteries of the divine nectar we invite you to visit the most famous Châteaux of the Bordeaux region and to discover culinary «savoir-faire» to accentuate all the gustative delights of wine and food fusion.
This region will attract you by the diversity of it's haute cuisine. Here you will take thousand opportunities to taste foie gras and duck cooking skills, or entrecote à la Bordelaise accompanied by ceps or....
And don't forget Bordeaux is in the 50 km vicinity from the ocean. You will have all the opportunities to taste newly caught fish and fresh seefood, local oysters on the seaside while enjoying the beautiful siteseeings and the fresh air full of iodine and of vivified energy.
We hereby propose you a basic programme of the holidays in Bordeaux region. This programme can be modified according to your desires, tastes and aspirations:
The 1st day – Bordeaux
(2-3 hours visit of Bordeaux) walking tour is the best to discover the sightseeings.
Bordeaux city is looking forward to show you all it's beauties. It's a diamand of history and of art. One of the world's capital of the mark wines is known from the Antiquity under the name of Burdigala. The city itself is the most valued architectural monument. Bordeaux counts multitude of museums, siteseeings and simply remarkable squares, streets and other places.
Bordeaux is famous not only by it's wine, magnificient quais and architectural beauty, but it's also a starting point for wine tours.
The 2nd day – peninsular Medoc (8 hours)
You will follow the road of Grand Châteaux in Medoc, the most famous winemaking region of the entire world. Here due to the estonishing diversity of the soil, grape varieties and winemakers' skill, wine provesd the exquisite and luxiourous way of life of Bordeaux region inhabitants.
Visit Châteaux, taste elite wines, comprehend the vinification and aging processes, contact the winemakers, participate in the receptions in the châteaux, blend your own wine!
The 3d day – Saint Emilion (8 hours)
The programme comprises walking tour in the Midieval City-Fortresse Saint Emilion, which gave it's name to the fine wines, diamands in the crown of the Bordeaux wines. The vines of Saint Emilion are the most ancient of Bordeaux region. Due to it's uniqeness the medieval city of St. Emilion and St. Emilion winemaking territory are on UNESCO World Heritage List from 1999.
While visiting Saint Emilion, tasting it's famous wines, contemplate the beautiful vine landscape... you can as well visit the Monolithic Church and the Hermitage where lived the monk Emilion in the 8th century, whose name the city bears till nowadays. Your guide will open the door of these unique monuments by her own keys.
The 4th day – Arcachon (8 hours)
Silver coast on the Atlantics – it's an endless 230 beach of sand, dominated by the biggest in Europe Dune du Pilat.
Oysters production farm, tour of the 19th century balnear town Arcachon, climbing the Dune, pleasure of work in the oyster parc with the oyster producer... all those activities wait for your presence on the Atlantic coast.
The 5th day – Pessac-Léognan + Sauternes (8 hours)
During this day you will visit the famous winemaking region of Bordeaux - Pessac-Léognan, known by it's white and red dry wines. You can have a visit et a tasting in one of those prestigious Châteaux, many of which are artworks of architecture.
You will make a trip to the universally known winemaking region Sauternes, where natural liquourous wines from «nobly rotten grapes» is produced.
The 6th day – Cognac (10 hours)
Your arrival point is a town Cognac, where french cognacs are produced. You will visit the most known cognac houses and taste this health bringing potion. You can visit the cognac house according to your choice. We will assure reservation!
The price tasting in Châteaux: from EUR 7.00 to EUR 20.00 per person (maybe more), depending to the class of Château, quantity of tasted wines and the phylosophy of a proprieter
The price of cognac tastings: from EUR 10.00 to EUR 50.00 per person, depending on the chosen cognac marks and the producers
There is a possibility to organize rendezvous with wine producers, the receptions and dinners in the well-known Châteaux or Cognac Houses (according to the demands the price depends on the quantity of persons)
We can organize Wine Master-Class, conducted by Wine School professional, who will personally sign the Honorary Diploma of wine expert for your wine study (On demand the cost is according to the quantity of participating persons)
You can compile a list of Chateaux which you would like to visit, and we will do our best to satisfy your choice. Or even better, trust our experience, and according to our point of view we will make the most interesting and worth while seeing visits and tastings.
Less than 72 hours - 100% of total
Rates and commission to agencies - ON REQUEST
For more details about transfers from Bordeaux - please read here.