- Tour Departure Dates:
* The Grand Tour of Bordeaux 1: May 24 - May 29 (6 days, 5 nights), SOLD OUT!
* The Grand Tour of Bordeaux 2: July 5 - July 10 (6 days, 5 nights)
* The Grand Tour of Bordeaux 3: September 6 - September 11 (6 days, 5 nights)
- Tour Rates: $5999 USD p/p, double occupancy.
- Accommodation: During your tour with the Bordeaux Wine Experience you’ll stay at our beautiful Château Coulon Laurensac. On the riverbanks of the Garonne River, just outside Bordeaux this enchanting Château (built in 1790) is the perfect starting point for tours in all the famous wine regions of the Bordeaux area.
Do something extraordinary! This ultimate wine tour for Bordeaux lovers, is as good as it gets. Can you believe that we have included tastings and visits at all five First Growths and Superior First Growth Chateau d’Yquem? Add to this the best of Pomerol and Saint and you’ll see that this dazzling Grand Tour of Bordeaux is your chance to visit and taste the very best that Bordeaux has to offer.
Discover the very best Bordeaux has to offer! Why settle for less?
- The Best Wine Experience there is
- Taste at Top Classified Growths
- Expert Guidance
- Chateau Accommodation
- Sumptuous Gourmet Meals
- Luxury Transportation
Accept no substitutes!
On this unparalleled Grand Tour of Bordeaux, you’ll have the opportunity of visiting and tasting at leading Chateaux of Saint Emilion and Pomerol that normally are closed to the public. Be among the first to taste the 2008 vintage. Of course you will wander around in the UNESCO World Heritage Site: Saint Emilion and will learn about the special way that sweet wines of Sauternes are produced. And that's not all: On this tour you'll indulge in gourmet meals at no less than two Bordeaux Chateaux!
And there is more! This Grand Tour of Bordeaux includes a dinner at a two star Michelin rated Relais & Chateaux Restaurant with its unique view of Bordeaux. The restaurant is surrounded by its own vineyards. And if that is not enough, you'll be invited into the private dining room of our own Château Coulon Laurensac.
What you can expect from The Grand Tour of Bordeaux:
- Visits and tastings at all five First Growths and Château d'Yquem! All estates visited on this tour are Classified Growths.
- Accommodation at a privately owned 18th century chateau.
- Taste more Classified Growths than on any other Bordeaux wine tour!
- Grand Cru farewell dinner with all Grand Cru wines (including First Growth Mouton Rothschild and Superior First Growth Chateau d'Yquem!)
- Indulge in gourmet meals at three Bordeaux Chateaux and in a famous two Michelin star restaurant!
- Grand Cru wines with meals; great food and a lot of fun!
- A small group (10 guests maximum) and Expert Guidance.
- All in the company of your tour host and Bordeaux Wine Expert Ronald Rens, M. Sc., Wine Master.
Most people that come on our tours are wine lovers, people who have an appreciation of wine. Usually this is their first trip to the Bordeaux region. Most of our guests want to learn more about wine and wine tasting. And what better place to start than in Bordeaux, the world’s most famous wine region. Why not discover these "old world gems" in an informal and relaxed atmosphere?
It is true: Bordeaux and its wines can seem a bit intimidating at first. Don't worry, on this tour I will guide you through all this like an insider. Remember: we tour prestigious estates, not pretentious people. You’ll develop a preference for “Left Bank” or “Right Bank”, while visiting some of the best chateaux in the world. Our tours are both entertaining and informative; we prefer a down to earth approach without the snobbery that is the enemy of true wine lovers.
Dear Wine Lover,
Just imagine visiting Bordeaux and tasting at the world’s most famous chateaux like Margaux, Latour or Haut Brion. Picture yourself in the famous round aging cellar of Lafite Rothschild or visiting the private wine museum of Mouton Rothschild and tasting First Growths directly from the barrel. Every wine lover in the world would like to visit these places but they are not easy to get in to. Allow me to open these doors (and bottles) that usually stay closed for outsiders. I will guide you through the entire experience like an insider! When you tour with me, you'll taste more Classified Growths than on any other Bordeaux wine tour! Indulge yourself!
On our tours you tour with me. It's my job to make this wonderful world of Bordeaux accessible to all levels of wine lovers. I have 25 years experience in tasting and touring Bordeaux, so I know my way around. And I love sharing my knowledge and my sense of humor with you on our tours. And my cellar of course... That's why with me, you'll taste more Classified Growths than on any other Bordeaux wine tour! For me touring with you is my passion!
Our tours are different because we see things different: Let me take a minute to tell you how I see things. I know that the wine world can be a bit pretentious and elitist at times and Bordeaux is no exception. Don't worry, I have a more down to earth approach. With us you'll taste, learn and enjoy in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. Leave your tuxedo, suits and ties at home! A wine tour is a vacation and you are on vacation to have fun! With us you'll visit the good stuff, the best Grand Cru Chateaux but without the snobbery.
Our wine tours are truly gourmet and wine experiences, but they are certainly not stuffy. Sure, you will dine at Michelin starred restaurants, but we don’t chase stars. We’ll take you to the good ones, not the stuffy ones. No impressive, formal restaurants where eating sometimes turns into an exam! We prefer the more contemporary "younger" ones. Forget the snobbery that is the enemy of true wine and food lovers. For me wine is fun and is to be enjoyed and shared with friends. I love wine and hate snobbery, so there you go.
All your wine friends will envy you because you'll have been there and tasted those legendary First Growths. You’ll taste the latest vintage right from the barrel or savor older vintages. You will get to know the major appellations of Bordeaux and taste the best of the bunch. Don’t worry if some of this is new to you. We are not snobbish at all. All the opposite, we love to uncork a passion for Bordeaux and its wines.
You'll stay at a privately owned Chateau. Be our guest at our 18th century Chateau Coulon Laurensac. It just doesn't get more personal than that. Combine the best of old world charm with all modern comfort. Our chateau is Michelin rated and you'll have all the comfort and luxury you need, but you won't pay for facilities you are not going to use. This is one of the reasons why our prices are so competitive. We think you'd be better off spending that part of your budget on wine...
Your personal Invitation to create memories for a lifetime… Now that you have survived my introduction and I invite you to have a look at those wine tours we offer. By now you must have understood that they're not just wine tours. This is an invitation to an exceptional Wine Experience which you will remember forever. I hope you'll join us so I can share those great bottles of wine with you!
Ronald Rens, M. Sc., Wine Master; Wine Writer and President, The Bordeaux Wine Experience.
Note: Itinerary is subject to change: every effort will be made to keep the itinerary as close as possible to what appeared here; however the final itinerary may vary due to wine chateaux schedules, availabilities and factors beyond our control.
The abuse of alcohol is dangerous for your health. Drink and appreciate it in moderation.
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