BORDEAUX WINE COUNTRY
Unwind over fabulous French red and whites while exploring the charming medieval village of Saint Émilion, stunning Médoc Peninsula, and the so-called Château Route renowned for its vineyards, historic castles, and much more! Our leisurely sample itinerary gives you time to pamper your palate and discover Bordeaux’s winemaking secrets!
DAY 1: USA – PARIS [DEPART USA]
Dinner and movie aloft as you make your way to Paris (overnight flight)
World Heritage Site to visit the famous Trinity Chapel, remarkable for its medieval paintings, the catacombs and the underground church! A wine stop is planned at the Clinet wineries to savor the local vintages!
DAY 5: BORDEAUX – LA GARONNE – BORDEAUX [EXPLORE THE SHORE & ENJOY OYSTER]
A day dedicated to the South Shore of la Garonne! Pass hundreds of vineyards with time to stop on the way home! Time to visit the remarkable Dune de Pilat with a chance to climb to the top for great views! Adjourn then to a horticulture farm (commercial oyster raising). Also, consider visiting Pinchon Longueville on the way back to Bordeaux.
DAY 6: BORDEAUX – MEDOC – BORDEAUX [WINE TASTING IN MEDOC]
Spend your day at the north shore of Medoc to sample the exquisite wines. Tasting at Pichon Baron Longueville, plus Grauaud Larose and many more! Promise to be a great day!!
DAY 7: BORDEAUX – PARIS [REACH PARIS]
Train ride today into Paris, then meet your driver for the private transfer to your centrally located hotel (Left Bank preferred). Enjoy your leisurely free afternoon to explore this charming city.
DAY 8: PARIS [INTRODUCTORY SIGHTS]
Meet your knowledgeable guide for a detailed private sightseeing through the City of Lights! Spend time visiting the Eiffel Tower, Arc de Triomphe, Notre-Dame, Champs-Elysee, Notre-Dame, and more! Free time in the afternoon will give you a chance to explore the vibrant Left Bank along the river.
DAY 9: PARIS – VERSAILLES – GIVERNY – PARIS [EXPLORE VERSAILLES & GIVERNY]
Ready for the exciting day exploring the stunning Louis’s XIV’s Palace of Versailles. Learn about Versailles history and the absolute monarchy of the Ancien Regime. Then, proceed to Giverny to tour the beautiful gardens that inspired Monet and pay a visit to his charming house.
DAY 10: PARIS – USA [RETURN HOME]
Transfer to the airport for your home-bound flights. Same day arrival in the USA. Welcome home!
DAY 2: PARIS – BORDEAUX [ARRIVE BORDEAUX]
Arrive in Bordeaux, where you will be met for the transfer to your centrally located hotel. Allow time to rest and relax after your day of travel, perhaps step out to explore your new enchanting neighborhood. Restaurants suggestions will be provided throughout.
DAY 3: BORDEAUX [INTRODUCTORY SIGHTS]
Daily breakfasts in each of your hotels. Enjoy your privately guided tour with your expert local guide. Time to explore this charming historic city and its iconic attractions, including the Monument aux Girondins, Place de la Bourse, the Grand Theater in Place de la Comedie, and many more. Free afternoon at leisure to stroll along the picturesque Garonne River, or walk down the famous Rue Sainte-Catherine.
DAY 4: BORDEAUX – SAINT ÉMILION – BORDEAUX
Enjoy your day trip to the charming Saint Émilion, a UNESCO