Experience the beauty of Bordeaux city and its environs...From the vineyards with world renowned names, to UNESCO and historical towns and villages such as Saint Emilion and the Chartrons district, this corner of France offers plenty to entertain the visitor. Enjoy a guided tour of Bordeaux followed by an excursion to a number of vineyards and a gourmet dinner of French cuisine and wines. Explore the traditional center of the Bordeaux wine trade before a delicious tasting lunch and a visit to some prestigious vineyards.
A welcome package with your vouchers, and itinerary, city map(s) and train tickets (where relevant) and any other touristic information that we deem you may find useful will be waiting for you upon your arrival at your first hotel on your trip.
The Quality Sainte Catherine Hotel (3*) has a fantastic location in the heart of Bordeaux and just off Sainte Catherine Street, which is said to be the longest pedestrian street in Europe. It is set in an attractive 18th century building with modern decor throughout. Adjacent to the Grand Theatre, many attractions and famous restaurants are nearby the hotel. The on-site bar and restaurant provide excellent meals and drinks, ensuring a comfortable and pleasant stay for guest who base themselves in the hotel as they explore Bordeaux and its surroundings.
Enjoy a private 2 hour walking tour of Bordeaux centre and learn about the fascinating history of the buildings and the city as you walk through the streets in the company of your English speaking Guide.
Spend time with a private driver (who is also a licensed guide) and vehicle today as you are brought out of the city and in the wine growing region of the Medoc, north of Bordeaux. Enjoy a wine tasting in one of the wineries and appreciate the quality wines produced in this region - at the end of the experience you'll no doubt have a better understanding as to why the region of Bordeaux is one of the highest regarded wine growing regions in the world.
Citizens of other countries may require a visa. Please ask your Sales Advisor. These requirements change often and therefore it is best that you check with the Embassy of France for the most up to date visa information.
HEALTHHealth insurance is recommended. Medical facilities are good quality. We recommend that you see a health-care provider who specializes in Travel Medicine. The doctor or health-care provider will determine what vaccinations and medication you will need, depending on factors such as your health and immunization history, areas of the country you will be visiting, and planned activities. For more information on travel requirements, visit the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) website: http://wwwn.cdc.gov/travel/destinations/france.aspx COUNTRY INFOCapital: Paris. Government: Republic since 1792. Language: French is the official language. Many people speak at least some English. Religion: Approximately 83% Roman Catholic; Protestant 2%; Muslim 5% Time: GMT + 1 (GMT + 2 from last Sunday in March to last Sunday in October). Electricity: 220 volts AC, 50Hz. Two-pin plugs are widely used. Telephone: Country code +33. Mobile Telephone: Roaming agreements exist with most international mobile phone companies. Coverage is excellent. Internet: Public access is available at Internet cafes in most cities.
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