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).
You’ll visit 2 famous Cognac houses*, have a local food tour in Bordeaux, visit the famed Cite du Vin wine museum, and enjoy gourmet meals along the way.
*Let us know your Cognac house preference when booking and, based on seasonal availability, we will arrange it.
Day 1 – Bordeaux
Train station pickup at Gare St. Jean in Bordeaux and transfer to your hotel.
Settle in and enjoy a walk or a rest before heading to your pre-reserved dinner at one of the city’s wonderful traditional restaurants.
Day 2 – Visit Cognac!
Private tour and tasting at such cellars as Remy Martin, Camus and Maison Naud. Discover the nuances of the cognac distillation and aging process. Generous cognac tastes included.
Gastronomic lunch in Cognac. Return and free evening to enjoy the lively atmosphere of Bordeaux.
Day 3 – Bordeaux “Gourmand”
Private tour of the city. Bordeaux has the most preserved historical buildings anywhere in France besides Paris and you will soak that in.
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 great 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).
Offers vary by season.
Day 4 – Cité du Vin
Start the day with a visit of the Cité du Vin, the city’s new wine museum. Tastings, food pairings, and the history of wine.
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.
About Your Hotel…
As a thriving wine destination, hotels in the city are a cut above. We work with the wonderful Hôtel de Seze, Le Boutique Hôtel, and the Hôtel de Tourny, among others. All 4-star. 5-star accommodations available upon request.
If traveling during harvest season (September and October) we recommend booking by June to assure you get your chosen Cognac visits.
What’s Included on this Tour?
- Transportation to and from the Bordeaux St. Jean rail station
- Three nights hotel in a 4-star hotel with breakfast included
- Two lunches
- One Day City pass
- Two Cognac cellar tours and tastings
- Personal Expenses
- Upgraded drinks at lunch