Experience the art of living with all your senses in Bordeaux, France! Renowned as the world capital of wine, this dynamic port city set on the Garonne River in southwestern France is recognized by connoisseurs and wine enthusiasts for its exceptional appellations, and welcomes 5.5 million tourists every year, who split their visits between the region's castles and vineyards, exploring the city's UNESCO-listed area and the seashores of the Aquitaine coast. Get a true taste for this beloved region with two guided full-day small-group wine tours that will take you to classified chateaus as you learn about the vinification process and sample merlots and cabernets.
With half of the city listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Bordeaux is a place of history looking to the future. The beautiful stones rub shoulders with avant-garde buildings, statues and fountains, literature, and gastronomy. The city is characterized by its exceptional heritage, both architectural and intangible, that dates back to the 18th century, and of course the incredible wine that bears its name. The wine tourism activities are numerous: tastings, oenology, discovering the sommelier, guided tours of castles, meeting with winemakers, visiting museums, wine pairings - the list goes on.
You'll enjoy your stay at the four-star Hotel de Seze, which is set among the shops and restaurants along Allées de Tourny, a Mecca for shopping, luxury goods, and gastronomy. This upscale hotel in an 18th-century building features a private 11-acre golf course, located a 15-minute drive away and puts you within minutes of Saint-Catherine Street, the lake, and Bordeaux City-Centre. You can also walk from the lovely hotel to both Grand Théâtre de Bordeaux and the historic riverfront square, La Place des Quinconces.
The crown jewel of your stay will be your two full-day wine tours to the regions of Saint-Emilion, Pomerol and the Medoc, where you'll be treated to exceptional wines and classic blends, all while visiting beautiful chateaus and villages. Saint Emilion is known for vineyards that date back to Roman times, and one of the most prolific appellations in all of Bordeaux. During your visit to the classified growth chateau, you'll learn how the vinification process works. Next you'll visit Pomerol, home of world renowned Petrus. Here, the predominant grape variety is Merlot, often blended with Cabernet Franc and smaller quantities of Cabernet Sauvignon. Unlike other Bordeaux regions, Pomerol has no official wine ranking or classification. Your second tour will take you to Medoc, where you'll love three wine tastings at three classified growth or Cru Bourgeois estates.
Your trip for two includes:
• 6 days/5 nights accommodation at Hotel de Seze in a Superior Double Room
• Daily breakfast
• Full-day small group Merlot Wines of Saint-Emilion & Pomerol Tour
• Full-day small group Great Cabernets of the Medoc Tour
• All room-related taxes (including VAT)
• Free concierge reservation service
Terms and Conditions
Travel package is non-refundable and subject to availability. Certificates/gift cards cannot be replaced. Passport required for travel outside the U.S. Tours run on specific days of the week at specific times. Hotel may be substituted with equal or similar accommodations. Travel is valid through 03/3½020 (closed December through February). City taxes are the responsibility of the passenger and required to be paid directly to hotel at check-out. Blackout dates: Vinexpo, Jun 17-22. A minimum 30 day advance reservation is required.