2 Nights / 3 Days
This luxurious and exclusive long weekend discovery of Bordeaux takes you to the heart of the famed wine region and to the spectacular beaches of Arcachon Bay.
- Visit exclusive, privately-owned wine estates in the heart of Bordeaux to discover the vineyards and cellars
- Enjoy a day aboard a private Riva to explore the idyllic Arcachon Bay
- Meet an oyster farmer and sample the famous Arcachon Bay oysters
- Relax with renowned grape-based treatments in the hotel’s Vinothérapie Spa
DAY 1: You will be welcomed on arrival in Bordeaux by your English speaking guide and transferred to your accommodation, the beautiful Les Source de Caudalie. Check-in, relax and enjoy the evening at leisure with dinner in one of the fine restaurants.
DAY 2: This morning you will start your wine experience by discovering the Château Phelan Segur. Proudly overlooking the Gironde Estuary since the early 19th century, the vineyards expand to about 70 hectares of vines. Here enjoy a private lunch in the vineyards. In the afternoon, visit Château Beychevelle where you will enjoy an in-depth guided tour of the Château and its wines. Your visit will end with a guided tasting of five of their finest wines in company of Philippe Blanc, the director of the Château. Return to Les Source de Caudalie for dinner and overnight.
DAY 4:This morning you will swap vineyard vistas for coastal seascapes as you head to the dreamy Arcachon Bay. Covering an area of 150 km², the bay is a place of extraordinary beauty and has its own unique climate, with perfect sunshine pretty much all year round. Having taken the time to enjoy the bay in all its glory, you will be welcomed aboard a private Riva and set sail for the area’s most remarkable locations. Sample a couple of the finest farmed oysters you will ever taste, as you visit a local oyster hut with a farmer who will educate you on how they are cultivated.
Afterwards, enjoy a delicious lunch served onboard your Riva, complimented, of course, with some carefully selected wine. Later in the afternoon, as you continue your sail along the Ferret-Capienne coast towards Banc d’Arguin, you will have the opportunity to relax on the deck and take in the views, or hop overboard for a swim in an idyllic spot that only the locals know about. If you are feeling energetic, we can organise some water-skiing or wakeboarding. After an unforgettable day on the water, journey back to the airport
in the capable hands of your private chauffeur.
Our Suggested Accommodation:
Les Sources Des Caudalie: This treasure-filled farmhouse hotel of fascinating heritage is inspired by the French outdoor lifestyle. Expect oodles of year-round sunshine, serene relaxation and an infinite glass of wine throughout your entire stay. Perfectly located to explore the Bordeaux region it blends perfectly in harmony with the picturesque surroundings. Rooms each boast uniquely chic décor, antiques, and collectable furniture. Take your pick from the hotel’s three pools and hot tub, try the Vinothérapie Spa for a heavenly treatment, then head to the two-Michelin-star awarded La Grand’Vigne for some serious fine dining or La Table du Lavoir for a relaxed bistro-style banquet.