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From Bordeaux: Saint-Émilion Food and Wine Tour

1. From Bordeaux: Saint-Émilion Food and Wine Tour

Depart from Bordeaux at 9:30 AM and drive to the beautiful town of Saint-Émilion, known for its vineyards and beautiful hills scattered with 1,000 castles. Learn what makes Bordeaux wines so special as you drive through vineyards and wine estates where bold contemporary cellars compete with 18th-century classical buildings. Take a walking tour of the village and enjoy a tasting of authentic handmade Saint-Emilion macarons. Visit 2 wineries on the same site, taste their wines, and take a short break with a fresh picnic lunch at the Château. Enjoy another guided tour at a Saint-Emilion Grand Cru property and have a lively tasting of the wines. Return to Bordeaux around 3:30 PM.

From Bordeaux: Full-Day St Emilion Wine Tasting Tour

2. From Bordeaux: Full-Day St Emilion Wine Tasting Tour

The wine region of Libournais encompasses much of what is referred to as the Right Bank. Named after its historical capital, the expression Right Bank typically refers to wines from the Pomerol and St-Emilion areas of the Libournais. There are several villages around the region that share the Saint-Émilion name, such as Montagne-Saint-Émilion and St-Georges-Saint-Émilion which are named the satellite appellations. The area is bordered to the west by Pomerol. Merlot is the dominant grape in this area, followed by Cabernet Franc and a very small quantity of Malbec that is tending to disappear. The climate and damper, cool soils of the area make it difficult for Cabernet Sauvignon grapes to fully ripen and as such is less often used. Depart for the Saint Emilion wine region and enjoy a visit and wine tasting at a famous classified growth Chateaux of the Pomerol or Saint Emilion appellation. Afterward, arrive in the village of Saint Emilion and enjoy a guided walking tour with your guide to discovering the main monuments of this quaint hilltop village. During your free time for lunch and personal discovery, visit the underground monuments of Saint Emilion. In the afternoon, experience another visit and wine tasting session in one of the selected Classified Chateaus of Saint Emilion.

From Bordeaux: Afternoon Wine Tasting in the Medoc Region

3. From Bordeaux: Afternoon Wine Tasting in the Medoc Region

Enjoy a drive from Bordeaux to the Medoc region along the Chateaux Route. On this 5.5-hour afternoon tour you’ll learn about the history of Bordeaux wines. Spend some time touring the vineyards and winery at a family run estate. Hear the story of the passionate family that has kept the vineyard alive for generations. Discover the intense colors, woody aromas and distinct tastes of Bordeaux wines during a tasting class. Visit a stunning Great Classified Growth wine estate, in one Bordeaux's most prestigious chateaux areas. Learn about their wine-making process and taste the estate's wines, accompanied by French delicacies, including cheese, fresh bread and dried sausage.

Bordeaux: Wine Masterclass

4. Bordeaux: Wine Masterclass

Be welcomed with a nice glass of white wine and learn how to taste like a pro with a Bordeaux wine Masterclass, located in the heart of the historical centre. Taste red grape varieties from Bordeaux and get a fun and entertaining introduction to the fundamental notions of Bordeaux wines (terroir, grape varieties, AOC…) and the different stages of vinification. Continue the wine program with the different systems of "Grand Cru" classifications, and the main concepts of sommellerie. Enjoy two great red wines typical of Bordeaux with some delicious cold cuts and cheeses.

Bordeaux food tour

5. Bordeaux food tour

Meet your friendly guide at Place de la Bourse then set out on a food-lovers walking tour through the charming streets of Bordeaux. The tour takes you to a number of historic eateries, modern cafes, and trendy restaurants where you can sample the true gastronomic wonders of this city. Get into the groove with a little wine tasting. White, red, or rosé, you will taste a glass of a high-quality organic vino, and discover how it is made. Try one of the best traditional French dishes, the homemade multiple courses, grilled meat with parsley potatoes Limousin beef tartar, chips Chef's fish, or a vegetarian skillet of seasonal vegetables. End with refined chocolate bonbons from a local female chocolatier who has won several awards, and the keepsake, a little caramelized hazelnut treat from a small local family business. Come and discover this famous ice cream parlor with a selection of 80 flavors, 60 of which are organic, made in an artisanal way. An exclusive and natural experience.

Bay of Arcachon: Guided Food Tour

6. Bay of Arcachon: Guided Food Tour

Over 2 hours, your local guide takes you on a walk to discover the secret places of the villages. Visit an oyster farm, ask everything you want to know about oysters and taste.  Listen to your guide tell you many anecdotes, in French or English, as they introduce you to the local producers. Each tasting will be accompanied by a drink, a glass of wine, coffee, or tea. You can choose to have the food tour in Cap Ferret village of Le Canon village.  Enjoy one sweet tasting with a famous specialty of the Cap Ferret peninsula, and an oyster tasting. Your guide will be happy to share their knowledge about the region and its people and will give you tips regarding the best places to visit on the peninsula of Cap Ferret.

Bordeaux Cheese and Wine Tasting

7. Bordeaux Cheese and Wine Tasting

Tantalize your taste buds in an historic cheese cellar and taste different cheeses and the wines that make the Bordeaux region so famous throughout the world. Soak up the fun and informative atmosphere as you savor 9 AOC cheeses from all over France, complemented by 3 regional wines from Bordeaux. Discover how to pair wine and cheese and experience a wide range of flavors and aromas on this exciting tour.

Cognac Masterclass & Tasting

8. Cognac Masterclass & Tasting

Cognac is a spirits unlike any others. Cognac has a long history starting 2.000 years ago, it may be considered as one of the first products resulting of globalization. As food or drink, it is one of those with the most different aromas, up to 40 aromas in the greatest cognacs. It can be drunk as an aperitif or digestive, as a long drink or cocktail, paired with an amazing list of food dishes. It is all this that you will discover during the workshop set up as a long journey where luxury and terroir are the red threads. Your expert will introduce you the elixir of gods, help you discover the various distinctive flavors, characteristics, vintages and blends of the great cognacs. Your expert is totally independent of any brand and any producer. He will not hesitate to answer your questions, unveil manufacturing secrets even those most jealously guarded by the world of cognac professionals.

Sarlat Gourmet Tour & Market Visit with Tastings

9. Sarlat Gourmet Tour & Market Visit with Tastings

Welcome to Sarlat, one of the most fascinating small towns of France. Take a tour on market day and follow your guide through the winding streets and stroll through the colorful stalls as he introduces you to local delicacies. In addition, discover all the main sites the town has to offer including the Lantern of the Dead, Saint Sacerdos Cathedral, Saint Mary church and covered market, the house of La Boétie and so much more. The Dordogne is world-renowned for its traditional gastronomy. High quality products used to prepare local cuisine include foie gras, duck and goose dishes, the famous black truffles of the Périgord, chestnuts, walnuts (which have been awarded their own AOC Label) and Périgord strawberries. Learn about the Bergerac and Monbazillac wines (13 of which are AOC) which are produced from top grape varities that are neighbors to the Grands Crus Classés of Bordeaux. Your tour will include stops where you will tast delicious specialities of the region including duck, cheese, walnuts and wine. It's the perfect way to explore the tastes of the area and learn more about Sarlat and the Dordogne.

Margaux: Wine Tour with Lunch

10. Margaux: Wine Tour with Lunch

Eat a sumptuous lunch in the park, or on the terrace of Château Haut-Breton Larigaudière. Learn the history and the peculiarities of the terroir of Château Haut-Breton Larigaudière. Discover its traditional vat room and the cellar, followed by a tasting. Enjoy lunch, under the shade of the centenarians plane trees on the grass in the park, or on the terrace of Château Haut Breton Larigaudière, accompanied by a glass of Margaux wine. Taste local cheeses and an assortment of meat paired with fresh salads.

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What people are saying about Nouvelle-Aquitaine

It was a great day out, Our Guide Estelle was fantastic. Very friendly and had a great sense of humour too! Very knowledgeable and also provided us with a picnic lunch (baguette, cheese, cured meat, quinoa salad and an apple crumble for desert.).

Super, and Said even took some of us for a short tour since our flight got delayed and we missed the main tour. Thanks so much!! Would highly recommend.

Our guide was friendly and very informative. The tastings were lovely and he recommended a fabulous restaurant for lunch that we really enjoyed.

Exceptional and fun tour! Well worth the money and it was an excellent educational experience!

A great experience, totally worth the money. Superbly hosted. Well recommended