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Bordeaux Tour Details – Bordeaux Tour Price Includes:
OTBP Bordeaux Tours are designed to appeal to BOTH walkers and non-walkers!
This exclusive small group, Bordeaux Walking & Wine Tasting Tour is both owner led, and led by professional Off the Beaten Path, LLC Company Tour Guides.
Authentic Bordeaux Wine Country Experiences that only we can deliver! Spend 6 days experiencing Bordeaux wine country like family friends going beyond the expected to meet and spend time with some of France’s best loved and highly recognized artisans, chefs, and winery owners who are our family friends, and welcome you to their workshops, kitchens, and family homes for authentic and fun French experiences unlike any other!
We are France history, culinary and wine specialists, and are also UNESCO Heritage Award Winners, published authors, photographers and regular contributors to several travel guides series about the Loire Valley and other regions of France. Our Tour guides are professional France history and Loire Valley-specific history specialists who make learning the tidbits, gossip, and ludic stories of France fun and memorable throughout the tour.
Our dedicated Bordeaux “Wine Industry Insider” Guides bring the prestigious world of Bordeaux wine to life daily.
2018 – 5-nights boutique hotel accommodations. Please note OTBP will use a different boutique hotel partner for this 6 day tour in 2018 — NO HOTEL HOPPING.
Tour and taste in an informal and unpretentious small group at leading, 1st classified growth “Grand Cru” wine estates (chateaux) that are inaccessible to the public!
For WALKERS – Share in authentic local experiences along the roads less traveled during 4 different walks through prestigious vineyards and countryside in Medoc, the Saint Emilion Jurisdiction, Sauternes, and Graves appellations.
For NON-WALKERS – shuttle to/from all restaurants, activities, excursions, winery tours and wine tastings daily.
11 MEALS included – 5 Breakfasts, 4 Lunches, 2 Dinners – Savor sumptuous gourmet meals of “Bordelaise” specialties at private estates, Michelin-star restaurants, and cooking class.
Classified Bordeaux wines and non-alcoholic beverages included at all group meals.
Participate in a hands-on “COOKING AT HOME” cooking class with our friend, a local, celebrity master chef and cookbook author at his family home!
Dine as VIP guests during exquisitely chosen wine estates throughout the tour.
Pause to take photos during walks, pick grapes, smell the flowers, and talk to cellar masters.
Visit Barrel Makers to learn how French forests are selected for barrel-making, about toasting, and the rhyme and reason behind barrel selection.
Bottled water provided throughout the tour.
All ground transportation throughout the tour.
Due to the exclusivity of this Bordeaux Harvest Tour, the group size is limited to 12 guests.
Comfort Zone – Designed for the interests of and to appeal to both the Active and Occasional Walker. For those who don’t walk or elect not to participate in the daily walks, enjoy being shuttled to all of our activities, winery tours and tastings, and restaurants.
NOT INCLUDED IN THE PRICE – airfare to/from France, train fare to/from Bordeaux Saint Jean rail station, 3 dinners, personal purchases.