BORDEAUX TO SAN SEBASTIAN FOOD & WINE                                                  7 DAYS / 6 NIGHTS - From 2450€ per person

Are food & wines of some interest to you? Then this tour might just be what you are looking for. Our travel advisors have designed this unique tour, exclusive to Ophorus, that will take you from word famous Bordeaux wine region to the foodie region of San Sebastian in Spain. In Bordeaux, experience tastings in Grand Cru Classé chateaus that have been carefully selected for the quality of their wines. In San Sebastian, a hands on cooking experience awaits followed by an all inclusive early evening Pintxos tour. Your tour will also take you to one of the most famous wine regions of Spain: Rioja.

ITINERARY

 

DAY 1      ARRIVAL TRANSFER IN BORDEAUX               

Pick up in Bordeaux (Airport/Train Station). Transfer to your centrally located hotel and check in. Night at your hotel.

 

DAY 2      BORDEAUX GOURMET WALKING TOUR / CLASSIFIED GROWTH CHATEAUS OF MARGAUX  B, L

Breakfast at your hotel.

9.30am Pick up at your hotel.

This morning follow your guide for a gourmet walking tour. Visits include you will visit one of the oldest and most famous cheese shops in Bordeaux. Here you will participate in a tasting of three cheeses all the while enjoying the atmosphere of the ancient underground caves.  Your next stop is in a world-renowned Bordelaise company known for their resurrection of the canelé, the dessert originally prepared by the nuns for school children. Finally, finish with the pleasure of a wine tasting. A small boutique wine bar will welcome us and we will taste three Bordeaux wines each with its own unique style, selected for us and introduced by their wine steward. After some time for lunch, depart for the Margaux wine region where you will visit and wine taste in two carefully selected wineries of the appellation.

6.30pm return to Bordeaux and night at your hotel.

 

DAY 3      MERLOT WINES OF ST EMILION & POMEROL WINE TOUR          B

Breakfast at your hotel.

9.30am pick up at your hotel.

Today the wine region known as the right bank is on your program. Your main destination will be the Saint Emilion wine area where Merlot is the predominant grape variety. Here you will first enjoy a private visit and wine tasting in a Classified Growth Chateau. Arrive in Saint Emilion and enjoy another visit of a Classified Growth Chateau followed by a special wine tasting session in the village composed of numerous appellations. Guided walking tour of the medieval village and free time for lunch and personal discovery. Finally, depart for a visit and wine tasting session in Classified Growth Chateau in a satellite appellation of the Libournais wine region.

6.30pm return to Bordeaux and night at your hotel.

 

DAY 4      TRANSFER TO SAN SEBASTIAN STOPOVER IN BAYONNE             B

Breakfast at your hotel.

9.30am pick up at your hotel.

This morning start your trip towards Spain. On your way, stop in Bayonne the capital of the French Basque country and discover two major regional food specialties: the Jambon de Bayonne a slightly sweet and delicately flavoured air dried ham and Chocolate as Bayonne was the French capital of chocolate in the 16th century. After lunch, head towards San Sebastian and check in to your centrally located hotel.

 

DAY 5      BASQUE CUISINE COOKING CLASS / PINTXOS TOUR              B, L

Breakfast at your hotel.

9.30am pick up at your hotel.

Depart for a morning dedicated to Basque food. Get a firsthand look at the famous cuisine of the Basque Country in a private hands-on cooking class where you will be introduced to all the local specialties. You will then conclude the cooking class by a gourmat lunch with wines. After some free time in the afternoon, follow your guide on an early evening Pintxos tour. These small snacks, typically eaten in bars, are especially popular in the Basque country. They are related to tapas, the main difference being that pinchos are usually 'spiked' with a skewer or toothpick, often to a piece of bread. From bar to bar, taste some of the most typical Pintxos of the area paired with local wines.

 

DAY 6      A DAY IN THE RIOJA FULL DAY WINE TOUR                             B, L

Breakfast at your hotel.

9.30 am pick up at your hotel.

Today the Rioja wine region is on your program. Land of the Tempranillo, the secrets of the different styles of Traditional Rioja wines will be revealed just for you. Your tour includes visits and tastings in 3 wineries of the area as well as a local lunch. But that's not all! This day is also dedicated to architecture: no other wine region in the world can offer the mixture of cutting edge modern architecture along with historic vineyards. In a region where medieval history is seen everywhere and rustic and timeless landscapes surround you, the contrast with avant-garde winery architecture couldn’t be more spectacular.

 

DAY 7 RETURN TRANSFER                                                                             B

Breakfast at your hotel.
Today we bid you farewell and transfer you back to the airport or train station - possible drop off cities: Bordeaux, Biarritz, Bilbao and San Sebastian.

  BASE 2 BASE 4 BASE 6 SINGLE SUPPLEMENT
Price per person     3695€ 2790€ 2450€ 780€

PRICE & TOUR INFORMATION

Prices are per person double occupancy
Tour is available from March to November included
Departs everyday

 

INCLUSIONS

  1. Arrival and departure transfers
  2. 3 night accommodation in 4* Hotel in Bordeaux, double superior room sharing
  3. 3 night accommodation in 4* Hotel in Biarritz, double room sharing
  4. Breakfast from day 2 to 7
  5. Services of an expert English speaking accredited guide/driver
  6. Private Guided walking tour of Bordeaux
  7. Margaux half day wine tour including 2 Classified Growth Chateau visits & tastings
  8. Saint Emilion wine tour including 2 Classified Growth Chateau visits and tastings
  9. All tasting fees in the Chateaus
  10. Private guided tour of the underground monuments in St Emilion
  11. Private transfer from Bordeaux to Biarritz
  12. Private Guided walking tour of Biarritz and Saint Jean de Luz
  13. Visit of traditional Basque villages – Espelette, Ainhoa or Sare
  14. Lunch in a local restaurant on day 6
  15. Full day tour to the Spanish Basque country
  16. Entrance fees to the Guggenheim museum including audio guide
  17. All inclusive Pintxos tasting in old San Sebastian (to the limit of 30€ per person) drinks not included
  18. Travel in recent, comfortable & fully equipped Mercedes Minivans
  19. Bottles of water in the minivan

 

EXCLUSIONS

  1. Meals, drinks unless specified
  2. Personal insurance and expenses
  3. Entrance fees to monuments, museums, attractions other than mentioned in the program
  4. Eventual gratuities

 

ACCOMMODATION IN LUXURY B&B OR 5* HOTELS IN BORDEAUX OR BIARRITZ ON REQUEST

Telephone

+33 556 152 609

Email

contact@bordeaux-wine-tours.biz

Website

www.bordeaux-wine-tours.biz

 

Tour Operator n° : IM031130002

Transport Licence : 2011/73/00593

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