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Food & Wine of Bordeaux, France

May 2nd – May 11th 

*Please note that this is a sample itinerary and does not include any transportation, lodging, restaurant, or vineyard details; however, all clients receive a detailed, tailor-made itinerary created according to their personal interests, goals, and budget. All arrangements depend upon availability.

 

Day 1: Thursday, May 2nd

 

Depart from your preferred U.S. airport.

 

Day 2: Friday, May 3rd

 

Bienvenue en France!

 

Arrive at Bordeaux-Mérignac Airport (BOD)

           

Pick up your reserved (electric) rental car in the terminal.

           

Check into your lodging at a locally owned bed and breakfast, located in a charming Bordeaux neighborhood.

Double – King-size bed – Breakfast included.

Check in: 2 p.m.

 

Day 3: Saturday, May 4th

 

Exploring Bordeaux

 

A.M.

10:30 am: Reservation for a tour of Basilique Saint-Michel, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

 

Next, head over to the Marché Royal for the Saturday morning produce market and pick up some fresh fruit, cheese, baguette, etc.                for a picnic lunch.

 

Take a leisurely stroll along the Quai Richelieu and the River Garonne to Porte Cailhau, Place de la Bourse, and the Miroir d’Eau to the         Jardin Public where you can relax and enjoy your picnic.

 

P.M.

Head back toward your BnB with a meander through Vieux Bordeaux (Old Bordeaux).

 

4 pm:  Reservation for a Bordeaux wine and food tour. (3 hrs.)

 

8 pm:  Dinner at one of the many local restaurants located in the quartier.

 

Day 4: Sunday, May 5th

 

Exploring the Bordeaux Countryside

 

A.M.  Enjoy a relaxed breakfast before departing for the countryside.

 

Guesthouse à la Campagne

Double, King bed, Breakfast included.

Check-in: 2 p.m.

 

P.M. Enjoy a walk on the grounds, horseback riding, or a swim in the guesthouse pool.

8 pm: Dinner at a local restaurant

 

Day 5: Monday, May 6th

 

A.M. 

9 a.m.: Reservation for an electric bike day tour with wine tasting and lunch. (7 hrs)

 

P.M.

Upon your return, relax poolside at the guesthouse.

8 pm: Dinner at a local restaurant.

 

Day 6: Tuesday, May 7th

           

A.M.

Enjoy a leisurely morning at the guesthouse or go hiking or horseback riding on a nearby trail.

 

P.M.

Reservations for two sustainable chateau vineyard tours (approx. 1 ½ hours each).

8 pm: Dinner at a local restaurant.

 

Day 7: Wednesday, May 8th

 

Exploring the Atlantic Coast

 

A.M. 

Check out of your lodging for a drive to the coast.

 

Guesthouse Sur la Mer

Double – King bed – Breakfast included

Check in: 2 p.m.

           

P.M.

Enjoy an afternoon by the sea with a good book and lazy strolls along the beach.

8 pm: Dinner at a local restaurant

 

Day 8:  Thursday, May 9th

 

A.M./P.M

A free day to explore the coast. 

 

Day 9:  Friday, May 10th

 

A.M. Depart for your final day at this guesthouse, located in a green area near Bordeaux.

 

Guesthouse Près de la Ville

Double – King bed – Breakfast included.

Check in: 2 p.m.

 

 P.M.  Take the time to regroup, repack, and reflect.

 8 p.m.: Dinner at a local restaurant.

 

Day 10: Saturday, May 11th

Return rental car.

Flight departing Bordeaux-Mérignac Airport (BOD)

Arriving at your preferred U.S. airport

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