Spain

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Set off an a first class vinicultural voyage through the iconic Left and Right Bank vineyards of legendary Bordeaux. Sip the finest in first, second and third growth vintages and delve into the sophisticated winemaking pedigree of Sauternes and refined distilling history of Cognac, as you taste the gastronomic triumphs of the region from the 18th century civic grandeur of Bordeaux to elegant Medoc and medieval Saint-Émilion.

Trip Details

7 Days / 6 Nights

Day One

Your vinicultural voyage through Bordeaux will begin with arrival to Bordeaux Airport, where your private chauffeur will welcome you. Set off for your grand five-star stay situated on the Left Bank. This afternoon will be an exclusive introduction to the region’s world class vintages with a premium five-flight tasting, before savoring an elegant welcome dinner at your hotel’s revered Michelin-starred restaurant.

Stay: Hotel Name
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day Two

Experience Bordeaux’s iconic Left Bank with a day in the vines. Visit the hallowed cellars of a pre-eminent, first growth estate for an exclusive, private tasting, before touring the maison of a storied producer of a seminal French aperitif wine. Lunch will be enjoyed in the divine ambiance of a historic chateau, before traveling onward to the 16th century Chateau de Cadillac for free time to explore. Your afternoon will be dedicated to the golden nectar that is Sauternes. Be welcomed at the enchanting estate of renowned producer to learn about the process of “noble rot” during a private cellar tour, before tasting a flight of Premier Cru Classé wines paired with local artisan cheeses.

Stay: Hotel Name
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day Three

Spend a leisurely morning in the brilliant city of Bordeaux with free time to discover its UNESCO World Heritage center, a resplendent example of 18th century French architecture, from the magnificent Place de la Bourse to the Place de la Comédie. Your afternoon will be an exploration of the Medoc and its finest second and third growth crus, with tasting visits at two of the regions finest estates. Dinner will be a foray into the gastronomic flavors of the region with a Michelin-starred tasting menu of contemporary Bordelais inspired cuisine at an exquisite 17th century chateau in the vineyards.

Stay: Hotel Name
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day Four

From the Left Bank of Bordeaux, your chauffeur will whisk you away to uncover the legendary viticulture and antique treasures of Cognac. Tour the historic halls and fabled aging cellars of an illustrious chateau from the 10th century, before being treated to a one of a kind private tasting experience. Led by an expert sommelier, you will discover the nuances of exceptional cognac as it is paired with gastronomic bites prepared exclusively for you by a renowned chef. While away the afternoon exploring the town’s medieval Vieux Cognac district or taking a leisurely stroll along the picturesque Charente river front. This evening you’ll arrive to your sublime Right Bank five-star hotel for check-in.

Stay: Hotel Name
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day Five

After a leisurely breakfast and morning of relaxation at your hotel’s world class Cinq Mondes Spa, you will be chauffeured to the ancient village of Saint-Émilion, a UNESCO World Heritage dream encircled by velvety Bordeaux vineyards. Spend free time traversing the town’s medieval heart of undulating stone streets, wine cellars, and Romanesque churches. Crown the evening with a dinner of traditional Bordelaise cuisine at a romantic family owned eatery in the center of town.

Stay: Hotel Name
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day Six

Today you will be introduced to the illustrious Right Bank vineyards surrounding Saint-Émilion. Set off on an exclusive visit of one of the region’s five, coveted Premier Grand Crus chateaux, where you’ll privately tour the estate’s esteemed cellars. Be welcomed at an acclaimed Michelin-starred restaurant for a gourmet lunch of creative French cuisine paired with Grand Crus and Premier Grand Crus vintages. Your afternoon will be punctuated with a winemaker led visit and private tasting at a prestigious boutique estate, before traveling to the village of Libourne for free time to peruse the lovely boutiques and sidewalk cafes of its charming centre-ville.

Stay: Hotel Name
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day Seven

Bid Bordeaux adieu as you are chauffeured to Bordeaux Airport for departure, or continue your Encounter onward in the Loire Valley or Occitanie region.

Stay: Hotel Name
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Pricing

The price of this Crafted Encounter begins at $0,000/per person*, based on double occupancy and a travel party of two.  

Groups of four or more are eligible for our small group preferred pricing, and will enjoy 25% off the total trip price. 

*The price of your Crafted Encounter will be determined by your travel party size and requested dates.This Encounter is also available for solo travelers at an additional cost.

Included

A seamless travel experience from arrival to departure

Firsthand local knowledge & insights by our expert team 

24/7 support during your Encounter

Chauffeured, private transportation for touring & transfers

Private touring with our professionally licensed & English speaking Regional Ambassadors

Stays at five & four-star boutique luxury accommodations

Engaging activities led by our family of cultural experts 

Signature experiences with insider access

All tickets/entrance fees associated with touring

Regionally authentic dining

Traveler Welcome Package

Taxes & base gratuities

Not Included

International or regional airfare

Airport taxes and charges, airport parking or excess baggage charges

Expenses for activities/excursions not included or identified in the Encounter itinerary

Transportation expenses incurred during free time

A-la-carte food orders, alcoholic beverages or wines outside of pre-arranged menus during organized meals

Any meals or beverages during free time

Personal expenditures and personal spending money

Hotel incidentals including room service, laundry services and hotel bar tabs

Hotel room upgrade requests and/or fees/supplements incurred from any room changes

Travel insurance including health, accidents, lost baggage and trip cancellation

Passport and Visa expenses

All other items that are not mentioned or included in your Encounter itinerary

Requesting Dates

Once you submit your Booking Request, our team will get to work confirming whether your preferred travel dates are available. Within 72 hours of receiving your Booking Request, we will provide you with a quoted trip price for your preferred dates and travel party size, along with booking instructions that will include steps on how to submit your required trip deposit.

Why is my quoted trip price different than the published starting price per person?

While our Crafted Encounters are pre-designed and ready to book travel experiences, there are important factors that may impact the quoted trip price, namely hotel availability, number of travelers in your party, and whether you are requesting to travel during high or low season in a specific region or during a national holiday/special event.

What happens if my requested travel dates are not available?

Should your requested travel dates not be available, or if they happen to encompass a national holiday or special event that will significantly impact your quoted trip price, we will certainly let you know and work with you to identify alternate travel dates.

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Arrival & Departure

This Crafted Encounter includes a chauffeured private transfer from xxxxx Airport or xxxxxx Train Station upon arrival, and a chauffeured private transfer to xxxxx Airport or xxxxxx Train Station for departure.

Private transfers to and from alternate locations not included as part of this Crafted Encounter, such as a residence, hotel, car rental office, etc., can be requested at an additional cost.

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