Bordeaux Wine Vacation 2018

Few areas in the wine world are more closely associated with its’ fabulous vineyards and represent historical significance more than Bordeaux.

May 2, 2018 – May 10, 2018

From the grandest premier grands crus—the Lafite-Rothschilds, the Margaux—to the modest supérieur in your picnic basket, Bordeaux wines command respect around the world. We will venture out in the nearby wine regions of Médoc and its appellations, Pessac-Léognan, the Right Bank areas of Pomerol and St.-Emilion in Bordeaux to discover the local châteaux and vineyards that make Bordeaux the international wine capital.

WineTastic Wine Vacations is proud to offer this private-luxury wine vacation, limited to 10 guests, in one of the most beautiful regions of France, Bordeaux, with an emphasis on wine tasting and dining.

What are our trips like? Our wine trips are extraordinary. Our trip offers insider experiences and private tastings you can’t find just anywhere, at any price; it’s fun and relaxed, and all about “authenticity”. Meals are gastronomic or rustic, local, and truly authentic. Some meals include private chateau dining; or alternately, sitting in charming bistros or by open fires. Visit multiple amazing chateaus and estates with private tastings throughout Bordeaux. Venture to the coastal area of the famous Arcachon region and board a ‘Pinasse’ boat; then north to Cognac where you may taste and learn how Cognac is made. It’s simple, yet so magical!
For this entire trip you will have a private guide (owner/sommelier of WineTastic).

Join us for an extraordinary 9 day/8 night wine tasting and gourmet luxury Bordeaux wine vacation for unparalleled fun, incredible regional cuisine and exceptional wines in an unpretentious, small group as we journey along the back roads of Bordeaux. As wine industry insiders, we secure winery tours and VIP wine tasting that are unavailable to the public, and open the doors to experiences for our guests to experience Bordeaux. Designed for the discerning and active traveler, our small group tours offer wine lovers a very different perspective and unique experience unlike traditional tours into the world of French Wine.

I am pleased to offer this private-luxury wine vacation (exclusively designed for 10 people) to discover Bordeaux with an emphasis on wine tasting and dining.

Bordeaux Wine Vacation 2018 May 2 – May 10 2018

Itinerary

Day 1 – Wednesday 5/02/18 – Wine Region

~ Arrive at Bordeaux Airport (on your own), then receive a private transport to Bordeaux

~ VIP Tour and Wine Tasting

~ Check into Hotel – free time to relax after your flight

~ Welcome cocktail hour and dinner. A first taste of local French gourmet cuisine

~ Overnight at Mercure Bordeaux Cité Mondiale Centre Ville  (or similar) – 6 nights

Day 2 – Thursday – 5/03/18 – Wine Region – Saint-Émilion

~  Breakfast

~ Saint-Émilion and Pomerol –  Day 1 -The most charming town in all of Bordeaux: Delicious Wines, Relative Values

~ VIP Tour & Wine Tasting

~ VIP Tour & Wine Tasting

~ Lunch, free time to stroll the village or shopping in Saint-Émilion

~ VIP Tour and Wine Tasting at a Grand Cru Classé A

~ Back to hotel and evening on your own

~ Overnight in Bordeaux

Day 3 – Friday- 5/04/18 –   Wine Region Medoc    

~ Breakfast

Medoc – Day 1 – Taste the powerful wines of Medoc – The Left Bank  

~ VIP Tour & Wine Tasting

~ VIP Tour and Wine Tasting with Lunch at a winery

~ VIP Tour & Wine Tasting at a Grand Cru Third Growth

~  Wine Dinner at winery

~ Overnight in Bordeaux

Day 4 – Saturday- 5/05/18 –   Wine Region –  Medoc 

~ Breakfast

Medoc – Day 2 – Home to some of world’s most famous estates

~ VIP Tour and Wine Tasting

~ VIP Tour and Wine Tasting

~ VIP Tour and Wine Tasting     

~ Back to Hotel and evening on your own

 ~ Overnight in Bordeaux

Day 5 –  Sunday – 5/06/18 Bordeaux Wine Region – Wine Region – Cognac

~ Breakfast

~ Private transportation to Cognac – Learn how this liquid gold is made (hint: distilled white wine and copper pot stills play a big part)

~ VIP Cognac Tasting & Historical Tour

~ Lunch in Cognac – Visit Cognac’s vibrant central market for farm-fresh produce, crusty baguettes, delectable pâtés, and local cheeses – Picnic anyone?

~ VIP Tour and Cognac Tasting

~ Back to hotel and evening on your own

~ Overnight in Bordeaux

Day 6 – Monday 5/07/18 Bordeaux Wine Region – Saint-Émilion

~ Leisurely Breakfast   – Free time in the morning for shopping.

Saint-Émilion – Day 2 – Visit the landscapes of Saint-Émilion, a UNESCO World Heritage Site

~ VIP Tour and Wine Tasting at a winery

~ VIP Tour and Wine Tasting at a winery

~ Make your own Dinner – Château Ambe Tour Pourret “hands on” cooking classes/dinner.

~ Overnight in Bordeaux

Day 7 – Tuesday- 5/08/18 –  Arcachon and Entre-Deux-Mers   

~ Breakfast, check out and head out to the resort town in southwest France that’s known for oyster harvesting.

~ Discover the Bay, as the locals do, from your ‘Pinasse’  boat

~ Check in to Chateau Biac – Welcome drinks/tasting on the terrace (weather permitting)

~ Special Gourmet Wine Dinner at Chateau Biac. A unique experience and more tasting!

~ Overnight at Chateau Biac  – 2 nights

Day 8 – Wednesday- 5/09/18 –  Wine Region – Entre-Deux-Mers & Blaye

~ A leisurely breakfast and free time at the guest house.

~ VIP Tour & Wine Tasting at Chateau Biac

~ VIP Tour & Wine Tasting

~ Chateau des Tourtes – VIP Tour, Wine Tasting & Blend your own bottle of wine! ~ Grand Finale Wine Dinner with the family at Chateau des Tourtes. 45 euros pp.

~ Overnight Chateau Biac

Day 9 – Thursday 5/10/18 – Bordeaux, France

~ Breakfast and Departure – private transfer to BOD airport included.

**Depending on the availability of the wineries, the schedule is subject to change. Reconfirmation of the final itinerary will be finalized closer to the date of departure.

***In case of inclement weather, we will arrange a “city” day in the center of Bordeaux so that you can enjoy shopping and wine tasting.

Price: $3,839.00 per person (credit card price) (USD) Price: $3689.00 per person (cash price) (USD)

Currency exchanges are provided for information only. Reservation rates are only guaranteed in the local country’s currency at the time of booking.

 What’s included:

  • All lodging (8 days), including a 2-night stay at a boutique French Guest House
  • Daily breakfast with fresh squeezed juices, fresh baked bread, etc
  • All wine tastings are included in venues and of wines not available to the public unless there is a special request by someone and there is a charge of $50 and up.
  • Unique customized experiences
  • Bottled water and snacks provided during the trip.
  • Unique customized experiences
  • City taxes for the hotel stay

Not included:

  • Airfare to and from France
  • All others meals
  • Personal Expenses such as Telephone, Minibar, etc.
  • Tips and Gratuities (Guides, Restaurants, etc.)
  • Travel Insurance (Strongly recommended)
  • Cancellation Insurance

This tour will sell out fast! For more information or to book your tour please email me at: terri.burney1@gmail.com or call Terri at 214-402-2012.

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