Hidden Gem- Hotel de l’Yeuse

Unforgettable three and four day Cognac tours based at the beautiful Hotel de l'Yeuse

Cognac Tours

At a glance

Region: Cognac
Type of Tour:
Duration: 3/4 Days
Guide Price: from £402 to £1,059 per person
Number of Meals: 3 Days: 2 breakfasts + 1 lunch
4 Days: 2 breakfasts, 1 lunch + 1 dinner
Number of Winery Visits: 3 Days: 3 Cognac Houses + 1 tasting session
4 Days: 5 Cognac Houses + 1 tasting session
Number of Wines Tasted: 3 Days: Approximately 11 Cognacs
4 Days: Approximately 21 Cognacs
Tour Transport: Taxi transfers to your visits
Dates / Availability: Available mid-week and weekends throughout the year, however the Cognac House tours are not possible on Sundays

Trip Summary

Cognac ToursFor those looking to taste a wide variety of Cognacs in a unique and characterful setting, our three and four day Hidden Gem Cognac tours are perfect for you! Based at the beautiful 4* Hotel de l’Yeuse in the picturesque countryside, taste some of the world’s most sought-after eaux-de-vie, enjoy delicious cuisine and relax in the hotel’s warm and friendly atmosphere.

Upon arrival in the rural village of Chateaubernard, check into your preferred room grade, and after settling in, enjoy an introductory tasting session of three Cognacs by the fireside in the cosy setting of the hotel’s traditional Cognac library. The remainder of the afternoon and evening will be entirely free to enjoy your pleasant surroundings, perhaps taking a dip in the outdoor pool or relaxing in the spa.

On day two, a pre-booked and pre-paid taxi will take you to the pretty riverside town of Cognac, and each of your Cognac tours will be a short walk. You will firstly enjoy a visit to the prestigious Rémy Martin Maison. Here, you will be taken on a tour of this world-famous House and the rest of the estate, learning about the secrets of the Rémy Martin heritage and expertise. Your visit will conclude with tastings Cognact Tours- Credits Charente Tourismeof three Cognacs and gourmet appetisers. A three course lunch will then be served as the guests of Meukow Cognac. Michel Coste and the architect Pascale de Redon completely refurbished the estate three years ago and after lunch, you will be taken on a tour of the Maison, with tastings of three Cognacs. Please note that drinks are not included as part of the lunch package and can be ordered and paid for locally on the day. Before being taken back to the hotel, we will arrange an exclusive tour for you at the largest and grandest Cognac House, Hennessy. The visit entails a boat ride across the Charente River with a detailed explanation of Hennessy’s history, savoir-faire and international standing, an immersive 360o experience in the traditional ageing cellars, a visit to the revered Paradis Cellar and a tasting of Hennessy X.O and Paradis in a private tasting lounge.

For those opting for the four day break, a third night will be arranged for you at the hotel and on day three, you will be taken to the spectacular town of Jarnac. Here, you will firstly be welcomed as the VIP guests of Courvoisier, entering the estate through the doors of the private Courvoisier Château, separately from other guests. Learning about the estate’s amazing history, enjoy a “Midnight in Paris” Cognac cocktail before sampling the hallowed Napoléon Cognac in an opulent lounge in the Château. A sensory experience, enhanced by a selection of desserts will then guide you Cognac Toursthrough the complex aromas of the Courvoisier XO. You will then have some free time for lunch and to explore the beautiful town centre before being taken out into the vineyards for a tour and tastings at a small, family-run Cognac House. At this estate, you will be greeted by a member of the family who have owned the estate for several generations and you will have the opportunity to see first-hand the fascinating Cognac-making process. After returning to the hotel, a three course Cognac tasting dinner will be served in the elegant setting of the hotel’s gastronomic restaurant. Each course will be served alongside a different Cognac.

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Outline Itinerary

Cognac ToursDay One of the Hidden Gem Cognac Tours

  • Upon arrival at Hotel de l’Yeuse, check into your chosen room grade.
  • After settling in, enjoy an introductory tasting session of three Cognacs by the fireside in the cosy setting of the hotel’s traditional Cognac library.
  • Free afternoon and evening to relax and enjoy your pleasant surroundings.
  • We will provide you with a comprehensive list of nearby recommended restaurants and we would be very pleased to reserve you a table at any of these for dinner.

Cognac ToursDay Two of the Hidden Gem Cognac Tours

  • After breakfast, your tour day will comprise of:
  • Return pre-booked and pre-paid taxi transfers between the hotel and Cognac.
  • A tour and three tastings at Rémy Martin.
  • A tour, three tastings and three course lunch (excluding drinks) at Meukow Cognac.
  • An exclusive tour and two tastings at Hennessy.

Day Three (Optional) of the Hidden Gem Cognac Tours

  • After breakfast, your tour day will comprise of:
  • Cognac ToursA taxi transfer from the hotel to Jarnac.
  • A VIP tour and tastings at Courvoisier.
  • Free time for lunch and to explore the beautiful riverside town centre.
  • A taxi transfer from Jarnac to the vineyards.
  • A tour and tastings at a small, family-run Cognac House.
  • A taxi transfer from the vineyards back to the hotel.
  • In the evening a three course Cognac tasting dinner will be served in the hotel’s gastronomic restaurant. Each course will be served alongside a different Cognac.

Final Day of the Hidden Gem Cognac Tours

  • After a leisurely breakfast, check out of the hotel.

Cognac tours(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.

Accommodation

The quirky Cognac library was fab, and the views from the terrace were just so pretty!

Anna- Kent, UK

Package Prices

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.

  • All prices are per person and based on two people travelling together and sharing a twin or double room.
  • A £35 per person early bird discount applies to bookings confirmed and paid over 60 days before travel.
  • Single supplements and extra night prices are available upon request.
Hotel Name Room Grade Star Rating Duration Price Per Person
Hôtel de l'Yeuse - Cognac Superior with Shower 4* 3 Days £467 Book Now
Hôtel de l'Yeuse - Cognac Superior with Shower 4* 4 Days £798 Book Now
Hôtel de l'Yeuse - Cognac Superior with Bath 4* 3 Days £504 Book Now
Hôtel de l'Yeuse - Cognac Superior with Bath 4* 4 Days £854 Book Now
Hôtel de l'Yeuse - Cognac Deluxe 4* 3 Days £519 Book Now
Hôtel de l'Yeuse - Cognac Deluxe 4* 4 Days £876 Book Now
Hôtel de l'Yeuse - Cognac Suite 4* 3 Days £641 Book Now
Hôtel de l'Yeuse - Cognac Suite 4* 4 Days £1059 Book Now

Special Offers

Bring friends and spend less! A discount of £30 per person applies to groups of four people or more who are travelling together on the three day break. This discount increases to £60 per person on the four day break.

Enhance your Experience/Tour Upgrades

If you would like to make your Grape Escapes holiday even more special, there are a number of additional activities that we can arrange for you. To complement the experience, these could be arranged to fit in/around your current itinerary or we can arrange additional nights and room upgrades at your hotel, as well as your travel arrangements, a stop-over en route and even a visit to another part of the country! See below for some of the most popular upgrades.

  • Stay longer! Just let us know your preferred hotel and room grade, and we will provide you with the relevant supplement for extra nights with breakfast.
  • Additional tours and activities! We would be delighted to provide inspiration for more wine tours and cultural activities. The possibilities are endless!
  • Experience the region’s gastronomy. The wine regions are brimming with unique gastronomic dining opportunities and what better way to enjoy a glass than with a mouth-watering meal? We offer a variety of menus to suit every budget. Contact us for prices.
  • Tailor-made tour extensions. The team at Grape Escapes have travelled extensively in Europe, not just in the wine regions and can therefore recommend and arrange tailor-made tour extensions to other regions and cities, for example Paris in France or Bilbao in Spain.

Further Information

Travel to our Cognac Tours

Given the wide range of travel options to Cognac, the package price does not include travel. Please contact us for detailed information about how best to travel to the region.

About Essential Breaks

For more information on our Essential tours Please see our Essential Tours Page.

Further Information / To Book

To secure your booking, a deposit of £100 per person is required (or 20% if the price of your trip exceeds £500 per person). Your remaining balance will then be due 60 days before you travel. Please call us on +44(0) 1920 46 86 66 or e-mail info@grapeescapes.net to request a booking form.