Small-Group Gourmet Bordeaux Day Trip from Paris with Wine Tastings

Small-Group Gourmet Bordeaux Day Trip from Paris with Wine Tastings
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$323.53
Duration: 14 hours
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Feast your senses on the sights, smells, and especially the tastes of Bordeaux in this VIP day trip with an all inclusive lunch and wine tastings. You’ll also visit the lovely town of Saint-Émilion, learn lots of wine history and lore, try eight different varieties of local wine and even stop by a scent garden to test just how good your palate really is.

Catch the high speed train from Central Paris to Bordeaux and arrive in just two hours, then hop in a private transport to Saint-Émilion. Take a full tour of the historic town with your guide before stopping in a small winery for an introduction to the wide range of wines produced in the region. Then enjoy a tasting in their historic cellars with local cookies as a palate cleanser.

Hopping back in your minibus, head to a nearby chateau for a full tour of the premises, including a stop in the lovely scent garden to test your palate on the various smells and flavors you might encounter in Bordeaux wines. Finally, head to the chateau’s old tower to taste two of their most popular wines.

Before you leave, you’ll sit down for lunch on a terrace overlooking the vineyards. The menu changes seasonally, but think local meat and produce; fresh, natural ingredients; and of course, another glass of wine, on the house.

Your final stop is a much smaller winery that has some of the oldest grapevines in Bordeaux. You’ll learn the story of these wines and enjoy a dégustation à la barrique, in which the owner will tap some of his barrels and fill your glasses straight from them. This tasting includes two different white wines and one claret which is a very old style of wine unique to the region.

Finally, hop back on the bus to Bordeaux city, then catch the train back to Paris. You’ll arrive back in Montparnasse with plenty of time to enjoy a late dinner.  

Feast your senses on the sights, smells, and especially the tastes of Bordeaux in this VIP day trip with an all inclusive lunch and wine tastings. You’ll also visit the lovely town of Saint-Émilion, learn lots of wine history and lore, try eight different varieties of local wine and even stop by a scent garden to test just how good your palate really is.