BORDEAUX EXCELSIOR

This program takes place over 3 days

Book your tour and discover the wine and spirits routes like you’ve never seen them before.

This itinerary schedule has been carefully created and individually tailored after a rigorous selection. It enables you to experience the diversity of the Bordeaux « terroir » and compare both its left and right banks’ most famous wine regions. Our private, tailored tours allow you to meet some of the property owners who will introduce you to the art of winemaking. All these package tours are completely flexible and can be drawn up to meet all your requirements and needs. Discover the hidden delights of Bordeaux vineyards at your own pace. Here are some examples of what we propose. Please note that châteaux visits and tastings are subject to availability. Visits last for about 1h-1h15 and include tastings of one, two or three different wines. We can also suggest Grand Cru Classé Château or hotel accommodation on demand. Customized quotation on request.

Day 1

N

Morning

  • Pick-up at your Hotel. Medoc region by the scenic Route des Châteaux
  • First stop in the town of Margaux for a short panoramic driven tour.

9 AM
N

Margaux

  • Private visit & tasting at a Top Growth Château (Grand Cru Classé)
  • Tour of this 19th century domain, followed by a technical tour and a tasting of the 2 wines produced by the Chateau.

10 AM
N

Saint-Julien

  • Private visit & tasting at a Top Growth Château (Grand Cru Classé)
  • Tour of the cellar and vat house, followed by a tasting of 3 wines

11:30 AM
N

Lunch

Lunch at a typical restaurant in the heart of Pauillac, Saint-Julien or Haut-Medoc regions. Local dishes, wines by the glass or by the bottle.

LUNCH
N

Pauillac

  • Private visit & tasting at a Top Growth Château (Grand Cru Classé)
  • Visit of the underground cellar, of the prestige old bottle collection, followed by a Tasting of 3 wines

3 PM
N

Saint-Estèphe

  • Private visit & tasting at a Top Growth Château (Grand Cru Classé)
  • Family-run Chateau, tour hosted by the owner. Tasting of 4 wines

4 PM
N

Return

  • Drop off at your hotel or elsewhere at your convenience.

6 PM

Day 2

N

Morning

  • Pick-up at your Hotel. Drive to Saint-Emilion (approx. 50 min from Bordeaux)

9 AM
N

Saint-Émilion

  • Private visit & tasting at a 1st Top Growth Château (Premier Grand Cru Classé) Tour of the vineyards, of the vat room, of the cellar, of the underground old wine collection, and of the unique 13th century underground quarries. Tasting of 4 wines.

10 AM
N

Saint-Julien

  • Private visit & tasting at a Top Growth Château (Grand Cru Classé)
  • Tour of the cellar and vat house, followed by a tasting of 3 wines

11:30 AM
N

Saint-Émilion

  • Private visit & tasting at a family-run Top Growth Château (Grand Cru Classé)
  • Organic viticulture on clay and gravely soils. Technical tour, followed by a tasting of 3 wines.

12 AM
N

Lunch

Lunch at a rooftop restaurant. Typical dishes and view overlooking the vineyards.

LUNCH
N

Guided tour of the medieval village of Saint-Emilion, UNESCO classified: the narrow streets, the Bell Tower, the Cloisters, the King’s Tower, the ruins of the Great Wall, the gates of the fortified town.

3 PM
N

Pomerol

Private visit & tasting at a family-run Château

The owner will welcome and introduce you to the art of the winemaking. After a barrel tasting of the current vintage, you will taste several wines.

4 PM
N

Saint-Émilion

Private tasting at Château (Grand Cru).

Experience a tasting of 4 or 5 different wines from various terroirs, such as clay, limestone, gravel & sand, clay & sand, and their influence on the Merlot grapes. Wine tasting paired with chesses.

5 PM
N

Return

  • Drop off at your hotel or elsewhere at your convenience.

6 : 30 PM

Day 3

N

Morning

  • Pick up at your hotel.

9 : 30 AM
N

Graves

  • Private visit & tasting at a Top Growth Château (Grand Cru Classé des Graves) This may be the oldest domain from the Graves region, situated in the Bordeaux’ suburbs. Visit of the vat room, of the cellar, and tasting of 2 wines (red & white)

10 AM
N

Pessac-Léognan

  • Private visit & tasting at a Château
  • Discover a unique blend of Cabernet Franc and Merlot, nestled in the heart of the city of Bordeaux. Tasting of the 2 red wines produced.

11:30 AM
N

Lunch

Lunch at traditional restaurant overlooking the vineyards of the Pessac-Leognan.

LUNCH
N

Pessac-Léognan

  • Private visit & tasting at Top Growth Château (Grand Cru Classé des Graves) One of the few chateaux to be classified for both red and white wines.
  • Tour in the vineyard and of the Château, followed by a vat room visit, a cellar visit and a tasting of two wines (white & red)

3 PM
N

Sauternes

  • Private visit & tasting at a Top Growth Château (Premier Grand Cru Classé)
  • After a short tour in the vineyards, you will visit the vat room, the cellar, the 17th century gardens and experience a vertical tasting of 3 wines.

4 : 30 PM
N

Return

  • Drop off at your hotel or elsewhere at your convenience.

6 : 30 PM

Day 2

N

Morning

  • Pick-up at your hotel or elsewhere at your convenience

9 AM
N

Pessac-Léognan

  • Private visit & tasting at a 1st Top Growth Château (Premier Grand Cru Classé) Tour of the vineyards, of the vat room, of the cellar, of the underground old wine
  • collection, and of the unique 13th century underground quarries. Tasting of 4 wines.

10 AM
N

Saint-Émilion

  • Private visit & tasting at a family-run Top Growth Château (Grand Cru Classé)
  • Organic viticulture on clay and gravely soils. Technical tour, followed by a tasting of 3 wines.

12 AM
N

Lunch

Lunch at a rooftop restaurant. Typical dishes and view overlooking the vineyards.

LUNCH
N

Guided tour of the medieval village of Saint-Emilion, UNESCO classified: the narrow streets, the Bell Tower, the Cloisters, the King’s Tower, the ruins of the Great Wall, the gates of the fortified town.

3 PM
N

Pomerol

Private visit & tasting at a family-run Château

The owner will welcome and introduce you to the art of the winemaking. After a barrel tasting of the current vintage, you will taste several wines.

4 PM
N

Saint-Émilion

Private tasting at Château (Grand Cru)

Experience a tasting of 4 or 5 different wines from various terroirs, such as clay,

limestone, gravel & sand, clay & sand, and their influence on the Merlot grapes. Wine tasting paired with chesses.

5 PM
N

Return

  • Drop off at your hotel or elsewhere at your convenience.

6 : 30 PM

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