- Visit Saint-Julien to learn how to taste fines wines
- Tour Bordeaux to sample the finest wines in various appellations
- Experience the subterranean church and cemetery at Saint-Emilion
- Sample cognac and learn how to pair it with food in the Cognac region
- Enjoy a private cruise on the River Seine followed by dinner at a renowned Parisian restaurant
Curated by Verity
Day 1 Arrival Medoc Wine Region
Upon arrival at the airport you’ll be escorted by car to your vineyard accommodation in the Medoc wine region.
After settling in, enjoy a wine tasting at one of the region’s most renowned vineyards.
Day 2 Saint-Julien – Pauillac
After breakfast at your vineyard accommodation, you’ll be transferred to the Saint-Julien appellation. Here, you’ll meet with a local expert who’ll teach you about Bordeaux wines, tasting techniques, and how to appreciate quality wine.
In the afternoon, enjoy a private wine tasting in the Pauillac region.
Day 3 Arcachon – Pessac-Leognan
Your first stop today is at the pretty seaside town of Arcachon, famous for oyster harvesting. After a stroll around town, you’ll savour a seafood lunch at one of the harbour restaurants.
After lunch, it’s off to Pessac-Leognan for another wine tasting. While there, try the wine-related treatments in the hotel’s superb spa, and dine at its Michelin two-starred restaurant.
Day 4 Saint-Emilion
Today, you’ll explore the medieval UNESCO-listed town of Saint-Emilion.
Enjoy a private tour of the town, including a visit underground to its famous subterranean church and cemetery.
While here, you have the opportunity to blend your own Bordeaux wine, before enjoying a gourmet dinner complemented by fine Bordeaux wines at your hotel.
Day 5 Bordeaux
Enjoy a day at leisure exploring the city of Bordeaux. Stroll around the town appreciating its architecture, shop for souvenirs, and choose some Bordeaux wines to send home.
Day 6 Bordeaux - Cognac
After breakfast, you’ll be escorted north of Bordeaux to the region of Cognac to sample their renowned cognac brandies. Visit Remy Martin to experience new ways of drinking cognac and learn how to match it with food, and enjoy a visit to two of the oldest storehouses in town.
Day 7 Paris
Your final stop is Paris, the City of Lights. After checking into your hotel, enjoy a private cruise along the River Seine on a luxury yacht, before visiting a famous Parisian restaurant for dinner and more wine pairing lessons.
The following day, you’re free to explore Paris at leisure.
Your Lightfoot Travel Designer can recommend activities that suit your interests prior to departure.
Day 9 Departure
Today you’ll be escorted to the airport for your onward journey.