Get to Know the enchanting Cognac and Bordeaux regions
Price: $1,425 per person
Enjoy an ultimate visit to both the Cognac and Bordeaux regions of France. TGV rail direct from Paris to Bordeaux makes for a quick journey (not included in price). And the Cognac region is right next door. You'll visit 2 famous Cognac houses (can be adjusted to preference), have a local food tour in Bordeaux, visit the famed Cite du Vin wine museum, and enjoy gourmet meals. Let us know your Cognac house preference and, based on seasonal availability, we will arrange it.
Day 1 - Bordeaux
Train station pickup and transfer to your hotel. Settle in and enjoy a walk or a rest before heading to your pre-reserved dinner at one of Bordeaux's traditional restaurants.
Day 2 - Cognac
Private tour and tasting at such cellars as Remy Martin, Camus and Maison Naud. Discover the nuances of cognac's distillation and aging process with generous tastes included. Gastronomic lunch in Cognac. Return and free evening to enjoy the lively atmosphere of the city.
Day 3 - Bordeaux "Gourmand"
Private tour of the city of Bordeaux, a French city with the most preserved historical buildings besides Paris. With wine-making going back to the 8th century, the city is a natural hub for the wine business. Nothing is made for food more than wine, so you'll appreciate a food tour focusing on distinct local products. Specialty cannelles and macarons are renowned, as are caviar, oysters, cepe (earthy mushrooms) and beef (a red wine natural). You won't go hungry. Offers vary by season.
Day 4 - Bordeaux
Start the day with a visit of the Cité du Vin, the cities new wine museum. Tastings, food pairings, the history of wine. It is all here. Finish your visit with a walk through the heart of the famous Chartrons district or along the Garonne quays before your transfer to the airport or train station.
Your Hotel in Bordeaux
As a thriving wine destination, hotels in Bordeaux are a cut above. We work with the wonderful Hôtel de Seze, Le Boutique Hôtel Bordeaux, Hôtel Bordeaux Bayonne Etxe Ona and the Hôtel de Tourny, all 4-star. 5-star accommodations available upon request. If traveling in September and October, harvest season, we recommend you book by June to assure you get your chosen Cognac tastes and preferred hotel.
What's Included on this Tour?
- Transportation to and from the Bordeaux St. Jean rail station
- Three nights hotel in a 4-star hotel
- Three breakfasts
- Two lunches
- Bordeaux One Day City pass
- Two Cognac cellar tours and tastings
- Personal Expenses
- Upgraded drinks at lunch