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Walking in the Bordeaux wine region

Reference: UT

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS 

  • Absorbing this quintessential wine growing region on foot
  • Sampling the exquisite cuisine this region is renowned for and tasting the superb wines
  • Soaking up the atmosphere in charming guesthouses
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Walking in the Bordeaux wine region

 

Staying in charming guesthouses, hotels and magnificent castles or wine chateaux, this trip is full of postcard perfect landscapes, cultural heritage and many opportunities to sample world famous wines of the Bordeaux region. Accessed from the city of Bordeaux, you will spend two delightful days and nights in and around St Emilion. Marvel at the monuments and vestiges from Roman times and visit the fascinating underground galleries. Hike among the surrounding landscape - a series of narrow, vine-covered valleys listed as a UNESCO World Heritage region. Wander through woods, vineyards and old world villages in the Entre-Deux-Mers area between the Dordogne and Garonne rivers and stay in the medieval city of St Macaire with its historic buildings. Sample sweet white and red wines from vignerons such as Chateau d'Arche and Chateau Gravas in the vicinity of Sauternes, the latter with a wine history dating back to the 12th century.

Cost per person twin-share accommodation: $2,150

Trip Grading  - Moderate


Itinerary

  • Day 1 Arrive in Bordeaux and transfer to St Emilion
  • Day 2 St Emilion vineyards (2.5 or 4hrs)
  • Day 3 Guided visit of St Emilion winery and underground, transfer to Entre-Deux-Mers area
  • Day 4 Camiran and Garonne Valley walk (4hrs)
  • Day 5 To the medieval town of Saint-Macaire (3hrs)
  • Day 6 Loop walk to Ste Croix du Mont, transfer to Sauternes (2.5 or 4.5hrs)
  • Day 7 Sauternes to Barsac exploring vineyards, overnight chateau hotel (4.5hrs)
  • Day 8 Trip ends with transfer to Barsac or Langon train station

Inclusions
  • 7 breakfasts – continental breakfasts are served and usually consist of breads, jams, coffee, tea and juices
  • 5 dinners – usually 3 courses with regional specialties featured - table wine & coffee
  • 7 nights in a combination of charming guesthouses, 3 star hotels and a chateaux hotel on a twin share basis with ensuite facilities
  • Information pack including route notes and maps per room booked
  • Guided city tour of St Emilion plus wine tasting at the Couvent des Jacobins
  • Taxi transfers as per itinerary
  • Emergency hotline