4 day weekend in Bordeaux

Explore the region of Bordeaux at your own pace. Walk through the majestic old streets of Bordeaux and stop by the Grand Place de la Bourse to have a lovely view over la Garonne. Explore also around the city to discover the multiple vineyards in the area and its world famous wine.

Bordeaux

Bordeaux, hub of the famed wine-growing region, is a port city on the Garonne River in southwestern France. It’s known for its Gothic Cathédrale Saint-André, 18th- to 19th-century mansions and notable art museums such as the Musée des Beaux-Arts de Bordeaux. Public gardens line the curving river quays. The Grand Place de la Bourse, centred on the Three Graces fountain, overlooks the Miroir d’Eau reflecting pool.

Saint Emilion

Saint-Émilion is a commune in Southwestern France. In the heart of the country of Libournais, in a region of wine hills, Saint-Emilion is a medieval city located at the crossroads of Bordeaux, Saintonge and Périgord. Now World-famous for its wines, Saint Emilion boasts a very long and rich history from a pilgrimage to a powerful economic town. You can wander along the city walls, imagine the monks’ life through the remains of the monasteries and immerse yourself into the secret of the stone quarries.

ITINERARY

Day 1

Bordeaux

Arrival at Bordeaux Mérignac airport and Transfer to the hotel in Bordeaux Center.
Our driver will be waiting for you at the arrival lobby with your name board, and take you directly to the hotel.
Bordeaux City Pass 72 Heures (included) with this Pass, you can visit :
• Cité du Vin
• Bassin des Lumières
• Transports illimités
• 15 Museums and Monuments (Cap Sciences, Arts Museum, Wine Museum, Bernard Magrez Cultural Institute, Bordeaux Museum, Aquitaine Museum, etc)
•1 free visit (of your choice) of the CITY TOUR.


*Note 1: Hotel is available for check-in only after 15:00
*Note 2: Driver will wait for you max 1 hour after landing time.
Stay at our selected 4-star hotel in Bordeaux City centre for 3nights


(suggestion) Night visit Le Palais Gallien

The oldest monument in Bordeaux, dated from IInd century after JC, it was a huge amphitheatre built for the venue of Emperor Caracalla in Aquitaine.


Overnight stay in Bordeaux at Mercure Chateau Chartrons or similar.



Day 2

Bordeaux


Breakfast at hotel


We can suggest La Cite du Vin in the morning.
(Included in the city pass)
A unique place offering a new generation museum where the wine comes to life through an immersive, sensorial approach, all set within an evocative architectural design. The Cite du Vin gives a different view of wine, across the world, across the ages, across all cultures and civilisations.


Visit Bassin des Lumières
(Included in the city pass)
Booking mandatory

Until Jan 2021 : Gustave KLIMT, Paul KLEE, Ocean
A breathtaking old German submarine base from World War 2, transformed into a numerical museum of art.


Recommended Lunch place (Not included)
Lunch at Place du Parlement
A beautiful small place, Italian style, with a gorgeous water fountain in the very middle. Delicious french restaurant offers a beautiful view for lunch.


Recommended Dinner place (Not included)
Dinner Cruise on Garonne River
2 hours long navigation and dinner, for a wonderful expérience facing Unesco registered monuments.

Discount available with your Bordeaux City Pass.



Overnight stay in Bordeaux at Mercure Chateau Chartrons or similar



Day 3

Bordeaux


A unique day in Bordeaux Medoc Vineyards.

A private car will be arranged for you this day for 8H service (included)
Discover the no-pair ROAD OF CHATEAUX from Bordeaux to Saint-Estephe AOC
1-hour drive from Bordeaux to Pauillac. Both on the left and right of the D2 road, you will be astonished by wonderful Châteaux and bright colours of vineyards.

Château Margaux – First Growth – Margaux
Not possible to enter but worth walking in the surrounding gardens.


Back to Bordeaux for dinner and night.

Overnight stay in Bordeaux at Mercure Chateau Chartrons or similar.



Day 4

Bordeaux


Breakfast at the hotel

A private car will be arranged for you this day for 3H service (included)

Saint Emilion Day!

If you are interested in history, wine and culture, you can go through 2000 years of history in Saint Emilion.


  • Visit Unesco’s site of Saint Emilion

Now World-famous for its wines, Saint Emilion boasts a very long and rich history from a pilgrimage to a powerful economic town. You can wander along the city walls, imagine the monks’life through the remains of the monasteries and immerse yourself into the secret of the stone quarries.


  • The Largest monolithic church in Europe

Built out of a single block a stone, this is definitely worth a visit. Stories and legends intermingle in this incredible monument.


  • A Gourmet Destination

With Saint Emilion, you can also think delicacies and traditional recipes.

Saint Emilion’s Macaron: this tradition has been passed down from generation to generation since Ursuline’s sister in 1620.

Also, this delicious fish called lamprey of Sainte Terre. Also called « Vampire of the Seas », it is cooked in local red wine and is so tasty!

Lunch at Saint Emilion Recommended Lunch place 

(Not include)

Lunch at restaurant LA TERRASSE ROUGE

Back to Bordeaux.


Pick up at the hotel by the driver and departure for the airport.
(Pick up time will be 3 hours before your flight departure)
*Note: Your room can be used until noon without supplement
Hotel in Bordeaux: 4 stars or equivalent

Included

• 3 nights accommodation with breakfast
• 72 hours of Bordeaux Pass
• Full day private car for day 3
• Half-day private car for day 4
• Transfers between Airport (or Railway station) and hotel on the 1st and last day

Not Included

• Personal expenses such as telephone, laundry and Tips
• City tax to be paid to the hotel upon check-in or check out
• Travel insurance
• Anything not specifically mentioned in “Service includes”.
• All meals mentioned “not included”

Please note that this tour will be subject to any social distancing measure taking place in this country and some modifications may apply to any activity per the requested period of travel. Please consult us for more information.

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