Visit: Bordeaux, St. Emilion, Medoc wine region, Strasbourg, Colmar, Alsace
Get the best of both worlds by sampling Bordeaux’s bountiful wines before heading to the cultural melting pot of Strasbourg and the surrounding Alsatian areas.
Can’t decide whether you prefer a French Bordeaux or an Alsatian Riesling? With this tour, you don’t have to. Start off in the UNESCO World Heritage site of the city of Bordeaux (also known as the Sleeping Beauty due to enjoying less popularity than Paris and other French cities) where you will enjoy a walking tour of all the sights the city has to offer, from Saint Andrews Cathedral to the Monument of the Girondins. As well as the history of the Bordeaux region, you will sample the products of its renowned wine-producing villages, from the complex Merlots of Saint Émilion to the Cabernet Sauvignons from the Chateaux and wineries of the Medoc region. To contrast you’ll then have the delight of staying in the quaint, canal peppered city of Strasbourg, which will be your launch pad for exploring the sloping valleys and vineyards of the Alsatian wine region, famed for its Rieslings, Pinot Gris, Sparkling Crémant, Sylvaner, and many more.
Day 1 (Friday): Arrival Bordeaux
On arrival in Bordeaux, make your own way to your hotel for your overnight stay.
Day 2 (Saturday): Bordeaux & St. Emilion
Welcome to Bordeaux! Guided private visit of the city. Coined the “Sleeping Beauty”, the city has over gone a radical transformation leading it to be declared UNESCO World Heritage in 2007. Follow your guide on this 3 hour tour and walk through imposing squares and handsome avenues, discover Saint Andrews Cathedral, the Monument of the Girondins, the Grand theatre and all the most important landmarks this city has to offer. In the afternoon, join a small group tour to St. Emilion.
Discover the wines & village of Saint Émilion. Begin the tour with the visit of a carefully selected Grand Cru winery that elaborates complex Merlot based red wines. Then follow your guide on a walking tour of the village. Finally, you have the option to taste more wines in the village at no extra cost or enjoy some free time for personal discovery as the village is without a doubt one of the most beautiful in the region. Overnight in Bordeaux.
Meals: Breakfast, Wine Tasting