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From £1,875pp

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A Wine Infused Tour of Bordeaux

Roam the streets of World Heritage-listed Bordeaux, discovering its medieval and 18th-century masterpieces. On our Bordeaux itinerary, you can explore the ancient fortified hilltop town of St Emilion, sampling the finest of its wines at nearby vineyards. Trace the Route du Medoc, stopping for a cellar tour and tastings. Enjoy traditional Bordelaise cuisine and wines. For an unusual experience, indulge in a vinotherapy spa at your chic hotel amid the vineyards of Chateau Smith Haut Lafitte.

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UK - Bordeaux - Martillac

On arrival in Bordeaux you'll be met by a member of our team and driven to Les Sources de Caudalie, your home for the next four nights. This elegant hotel is set among the vineyards of Chateau Smith Haut Lafitte, a short distance south of Bordeaux. Its rooms, suites and stilted cabins are individually designed, most with a balcony or terrace overlooking the vineyards or serene lake.

Martillac - Bordeaux

Take a guided tour of Bordeaux this morning. Start at quayside Place de la Bourse before exploring Saint Andre Cathedral and Palais Rohan. Wander along the river through the old town and up to Place du Parlement and the Grand Theatre. Our local Bordeaux host, Marie-Annick, will host you for a typical Bordelais lunch in her historic apartment. In the afternoon, we recommend a wine-inspired treatment at the Vinotherapy Spa.

Martillac - St Emilion

The stone houses of the fortified medieval town of St Emilion tumble down the southern slopes of a vine-blanketed hill overlooking the Dordogne River. It’s just a short drive east of Bordeaux. Discover the story of that eponymous saint, an 8th-century Benedictine hermit whose followers started commercial wine production in the area. After time for lunch, it's time to sample St Emilion's legacy, with wine tastings at nearby vineyards.

Martillac - Medoc

Spend a full day exploring the Medoc wine region north of Bordeaux with your knowledgeable guide. As there are more than 800 crus and eight appellations of controlled origin to discover, that expertise will help you master the subtleties of various vintages along the Route du Medoc. Learn about the skilful cultivation of Medoc wines with a cellar tour, then taste the results at one of the region's top estates.

Martillac - Bordeaux - UK

Today you'll be driven to Bordeaux airport for your onward flight. But if there's no rush to return home, you could head south to sample some of Spain's gastronomic highlights on our Culinary Delights of Northern Spain tour.

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