Get to know the enchanting Cognac and Bordeaux regions
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Tour Both Bordeaux and Cognac
Escape to the south of France on our 3-day Bordeaux and Cognac trip! Savor the rich flavors of world-renowned Bordeaux wines and the finest Cognac spirits, explore stunning chateaus and vineyards, and immerse yourself in the charming culture of this beautiful region. Book now and experience the best of France!
Bordeaux and Cognac Trip from Paris
Price: $2,225 per person. Rail not included. This can be added on after the order, or client books per LinkParis.com instructions.
Departure Time: Before 10:00 a.m.
Duration: 3 days
Meeting Point: Gare St. Jean rail station in Bordeaux
Group Size: 8 person maximum
Availability: Tour is available seven days a week from February through mid December.
For off-season requests, which usually can be accommodated, please contact us directly.
About This Tour
Start your journey with your arrival by train in Bordeaux. You’ll drive to nearby Cognac for a day of exploring renowned distilleries* and tasting fine spirits, with a stay at François Premier hotel.
Day two delves into the artisanal side of Cognac at family-run estates, followed by a return to Bordeaux for an evening at Hotel de Seze.
Conclude with a wine tour in the UNESCO-listed village of St. Emilion, enjoying its famed vineyards and scenic views, before leisure time in Bordeaux.
*Let us know your Cognac house preference when booking and, based on seasonal availability, we will arrange it.
3-Night Bordeaux and Cognac Trip Itinerary
Day 1: Arrival and Cognac Discovery
- Arrival in Bordeaux: Meet your driver/guide upon landing at Bordeaux Airport or train station.
- Cognac Tour: Embark on a private full-day tour to Cognac, including private visits to a major Cognac house such as Remy-Martin, Hennessy or Martell. The afternoon will feature a lengthy visit at a family-run estate. Learn about Cognac production and enjoy guided tastings.
- Time for lunch set aside
- Scenic Stops: Explore the vineyards and delve into the local history and architecture.
- Hotel Check-In: Stay at the François Premier 4* (or similar) on a bed and breakfast basis. Meals on your own.
- Overnight in Cognac.
Day 2: Immersive Experience in the Heart of Cognac
- Morning Start: Enjoy a hearty breakfast at your hotel before checking out.
- Deep Dive into Cognac: Spend the day exploring the lesser-known yet equally fascinating side of the Cognac region. A generous lunch break (cost not included) is timed between visits.
- Visit Independent Estates: Discover the artisanal world of Cognac by visiting small, family-run estates. These hidden gems represent a more intimate and authentic side of Cognac production.
- Exclusive Tastings: Engage in tastings of exceptional Cognacs, some aged over 40 years, showcasing unique flavors and characteristics.
- Meet the Makers: Interact with the families who have nurtured their vineyards and distilleries for generations, learning about their contributions as suppliers to major houses and their pride in selling their own distinct Cognacs.
- Exploration and Education: Delve into the nuances of Cognac making, understanding the intricate process from grape cultivation to the distillation and aging process.
- Scenic Journey Back to Bordeaux: After a day of discovery, return to the charming city of Bordeaux.
- Hotel Check-In: Settle into the Hotel de Seze 4* (or a similar accommodation) for a relaxing evening. The stay includes a delightful breakfast for the following morning.
- Evening at Leisure: The night is yours to enjoy. Whether you choose to explore the local cuisine or simply unwind at the hotel, the vibrant city of Bordeaux offers a perfect backdrop.
Day 3: Saint-Émilion Wine Tour and Departure
- Breakfast at Hotel: Enjoy breakfast before checking out.
- Saint-Émilion Wine Tour: Experience a 4-hour private wine tour to St Emilion. Discover the exquisite Merlot wines of a local Chateau and enjoy a cultural tour of the UNESCO-listed village of Saint Emilion, offering stunning views of the surrounding vineyards.
- Return to Hotel: Conclude the morning tour with a drop-off at your hotel.
- Leisure Time: Spend your lunch and afternoon at leisure, exploring as you wish. We highly recommend a visit at the Cite du Vin, the extraordinary wine museum that offers history, sensory experiences and caps each visit with a glass of wine to be enjoyed with a rooftop view of Bordeaux.
- End of Services: Marking the conclusion of your memorable journey.
This itinerary blends luxury, culture, and exclusive experiences, ensuring a memorable trip through the heart of southern French wine and Cognac country.
About Your Hotels in Bordeaux and Cognac
As a thriving wine destination, hotels in the region are a cut above. We work with the wonderful Hôtel de Seze, Le Boutique Hôtel, François Premier and the Hôtel de Tourny, among others. All 4-star. 5-star accommodations available upon request.
If traveling during harvest season (September through October) we recommend booking by June or July to assure you get your chosen Cognac visits.