Please note that Simply tours are online offers only and cannot be customised. Please use our online booking form in the pricing table below to secure your booking.
|Type of Tour:||Simply|
|Guide Price:||from £257 to £408 per person|
|Number of Meals:||1 breakfast (2 Days)
2 breakfasts (2 Days)
|Number of Winery Visits:||2 Châteaux and 1 tasting session|
|Number of Wines Tasted:||Approximately 10|
|Tour Transport:||Half day transported tour and 1 visit on foot in Bordeaux|
|Dates / Availability:||Available mid-week and weekends from April to the end of October.
This tour is designed for those on a tighter budget who would like a simple short break in Bordeaux. However, in common with all Grape Escapes tours, we don’t skimp on quality just because it is inexpensive. Upon your arrival on day one, you will enjoy a tutored tasting session of five French red wines (including three Bordeaux wines), in a quaint wine bar, located within walking distance of your hotel. The tasting will be accompanied by a platter or cheeses and meats.
On day two, you will meet your English-speaking guide at a central departure point for a half day transported and guided tour of either the internationally famed left-bank Médoc or the UNESCO Classified appellation of Saint-Emilion. If you choose to visit the Médoc, you will visit two Châteaux, learning particularly about the Cabernet Sauvignon grape and gaining an insight into what makes those big, bold reds so renowned. If you choose to visit Saint-Emilion, you will discover the singularities of the softer wines, predominantly made from the Merlot grape. On this tour you will also visit two Châteaux. During the half day, you will learn all about the fascinating wine-making process from press to bottle, and each tour will conclude with a tasting of one of two of the Château’s wines. This is a small group tour and each Château that you visit will be a Cru Classified estate. At the end of the tour, you will be escorted back to the centre of Bordeaux, where the evening will be free for you to do as you please.
(ii) The outline itinerary is indicative and is subject to minor changes depending on supplier availability. Availability cannot be guaranteed until we have received a confirmed booking, together with the deposit payment (or payment in full where the dates of travel are in less than 60 days). If the named accommodation / visits are not available, we will endeavour to find suitable alternatives of a similar grade; this may be subject to a supplement or a rebate depending on the price available.
The hotel was absolutely excellent. The room, the staff, the service and the location. Everything was great.
Paul- Middlesex, UK
These prices are per person excluding any discounts and include all of the package elements detailed.
Due to market volatility following the UK’s decision to exit the EU, these guide prices are subject to confirmation at the time of booking.
A discount of £15 per person on the two day break or £30 per person on the three day break applies for travel in April.
Given the wide range of travel options, the package price does not include travel. Please see our Bordeaux travel page for detailed information.
For more information on our simply tours please see our Simply tours page.
To secure your booking, a deposit of £100 per person is required. Your remaining balance will then be due 60 days before travel. Please call us on +44 (0) 1920 46 86 66 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org to request a booking form.
"Aided by the weather, which was beautiful throughout, and the pleasant nature of the other participants, this proved to be an outstandingly enjoyable experience."
Mr Willenbruch- Cardiff, UK
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