Bordeaux, France - Deluxe 5 days / 4 Nights with Guided Wine Tour/ Michelin Restaurant

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108
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$6,500 USD
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Gastronomy and Wines by the Glass in Gothic Bordeaux for Five Days & Four Nights in one of our Two-Bedroom Apartments for Four guests.  Package includes a Full-Day Guided Tour of Medoc with Wine Tastings, Dinner at a Michelin-Starred Restaurant (Land Only).  The 1 Star Michelin restaurant is Pavillon des Boulevards.

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 gourmet taste for this beloved region on a tour of two wineries, dinner at an award-winning restaurant.

Discover the Medoc, homeland of the best Cabernet in the world, when you go on two wine tastings at two wineries on a full-day tour! While the Medoc has been populated since Roman times, the area did not become what wine lovers consider to be the world's epicenter for fine wine until the start of the 18th century. It was at that point that the majority of the land in the Medoc switched to the cultivation of grapes for the production of Bordeaux wine. Prior to that, much of the land was used for other agricultural products, hunting grounds and vacation escapes for the wealthy. The most popular grape used for Bordeaux wine from the Medoc is Cabernet Sauvignon, followed by Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot, Malbec and Carmenere - you'll only find red wine produced here!

Delight in an amazing experience dining in a one-star Michelin restaurant, Pavillon des Boulevards located in Bordeaux. This is French cuisine adapted into a modern concept, where you will sample seven mouth-watering courses for dinner.

Link: https://guide.michelin.com/us/en/nouvelle-aquitaine/bordeaux/restaurant/le-pavillon-des-boulevards


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. With rich diversity and typicality in its soils, 60 appellations spread over 115,000 hectares, 10,000 properties, and 300 dealers, it's no wonder Bordeaux is known as the largest and oldest fine wine region in the world! 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. The nickname "Bordeaux Gourmande" illuminates the region's spectacular cuisine, famous for being creative, sensational and surprising.

Your trip for four includes:
? 5 days/4 nights accommodations in a two-bedroom apartment
? Full-day guided Medoc wine tour, including tastings, lunch and transportation
? A dinner at a Michelin-starred restaurant, Pavillon des Boulevards.
? Room-related taxes (including VAT)