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Exclusive Cognac Experience from the Loire Valley to Bordeaux

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Country
France
Travel Departs
Loire Valley
Travel Ends
Bordeaux
Travel Periods
01 Apr 2022 - 20 Dec 2022
Experience
Food & Wine
Travel Style
Independent Holiday Packages
Based in a 5-Star Luxury Hotel located in the heart of Cognac, visit famous Cognac Houses and take part in unique experiences and workshops and explore Saint Emilion wine region with a local guide, expert in Bordeaux wines.

Highlights

Enjoy a unique experience in one of the most famous Cognac Houses: Hennessy

Enjoy a picnic lunch or Cheese & Charcuterie plate at the Château

Relax at the Spa of Hotel Chais Monnet. Le Spa, selected as a “Luxury Spa Guide” by the renowned Condé Nast writer Johansen, offers personalised body and facial cares according to your specific needs, desires or goals.  

Visit & Wine Taste in a Grand Cru Winery of Saint Emilion

This journey will take you from the Loire Valley to Bordeaux including an incredible stop in Cognac. At first you will be collected from your Amboise accommodation in the Loire Valley, Tours or any other town in the area. Then it will be time to transfer you to Cognac where you'll enjoy a unique stay at the 5* Hotel Chais Monnet & Spa.

The next day is dedicated to the world famous Brandy that you will (re)discover thanks to carefully selected visits, experiences and workshops in prestigious Cognac Houses. Your next day includes free time to enjoy the Hotel's wellness activities, massages and treatments or spa offers.

Then, depart from Cognac and reach the wine capital of the world, Bordeaux. On your way, stop in the Saint Emilion wine region where we have organised a visit of a Chateau Winery followed by a commented tasting of the Chateau wines. Then, take part in a delicious lunch on the site of the Chateau paired with wines. Following lunch, it will be time for your guide to take you to the medieval village of Saint Emilion. Stroll through the narrow streets with your guide and enjoy some free time for personal discovery. After the stop in the village, it will be time for us to transfer you to Bordeaux. 

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Included

2 nights in Cognac at the Luxury Hotel Chais Monnet & Spa - 5*
Arrival transfer from Loire Valley to Cognac
Transfer from Cognac to Bordeaux
Daily Breakfast
Hennessy Visit & Tasting Experience
Visit, tasting & lunch at Rémy Martin Cognac House with lunch at " The Club" included
Visit & wine tasting in a Grand Cru Winery of Saint Emilion with lunch included
Day 1
Loire Valley → Cognac

In the morning around 09.00am, we will come and pick you up at your Hotel in the Loire Valley. Meet your English speaking driver and board your premium A/C vehicle. Your transfer from the Loire Valley to Cognac will be of less than 3 hours. Upon arrival in Cognac, check in at Luxury Hotel & Spa Chais Monnet.

Free time for lunch in Cognac (at own expense)

In the afternoon, we have pre-booked a visit and unique experience in one of the most famous Cognac Houses - Hennessy. Located just a few minutes walk from your hotel, reach the Hennessy cellars where your experience will take place. Enjoy a sensory experience celebrating Hennessy X.O cognac.
Uncover the secrets of one of the Maison’s most iconic cognacs, Hennessy X.O, through a journey across both banks of the Charente river that’s sure to delight all your senses. After an introduction into the history, savoir-faire and world of the Hennessy brand against a contemporary backdrop, you will move on to the cellar named “Paradis” by the Maison, where some of the the oldest eaux-de-vie are stored. 

The highlight of the tour includes tasting the eaux-de-vie and learning about how Hennessy X.O is blended in a demonstration of the unparalleled savoir-faire of the Master Blender and his Tasting Committee to select, age and blend the finest cognacs.

Overnight stay in Cognac at the Luxury Hotel Chais Monnet & Spa.

Loire Valley → Cognac
Day 2
Cognac

After breakfast at your hotel, enjoy a visit, tasting with lunch at Rémy Martin Cognac House.

This morning, visit the Historic House of Rémy Martin Cognac winery located at just a few minutes walk from your hotel. At first, visit the Historic House and its cellars with a dedicated ambassador as your host and guide. Your tour will then be followed by a tasting of VSOP and X.O cognacs served with gourmet accompaniements.

After the tasting, enjoy a refined meal at "The Club" the guesthouse of Rémy Martin. There, the Chef creates culinary delights from fresh market ingredients according to your taste.

Your afternoon is at leisure so why not take advantage of the spa, massages and treatments available at Hotel Chais Monnet. To slow down the time, stress or tiredness, come and enjoy a total relaxing break.

Overnight stay in Cognac at the Luxury Hotel Chais Monnet & Spa.

Breakfast, Lunch
Cognac
Credit: Luxury Hotel Chais Monnet & Spa
Day 3
Cognac → Bordeaux

After breakfast at the hotel, transfer from Cognac to Bordeaux.
Meet your English speaking local guide who is an expert in Bordeaux wines. Board your premium A/C vehicle and begin to make your way to the wine capital of the world Bordeaux.

On your way to Bordeaux, stop in the Saint Emilion wine region. Here, we have booked a visit & wine tasting session in a Grand Cru Château winery of the appellation. Visit the winery, understand the different steps of the winemaking process, the ageing of the wine in the oak barrels and participate in a commented tasting session of the Château wines. 

Enjoy a picnic lunch or Cheese & Charcuterie plate at the Château
Your visit and wine tasting will be followed by a picnic lunch or cheese and cold meat plate at the Château. If you choose the picnic option, you will enjoy a picnic basket made of a selection of fresh and local products including jam, salad, roasted meat, cheese, fruits, bread and mini-pâtisserie. The Cheese & Charcuterie option includes different types of charcuterie from local producers with paté and foie gras along with a selection of aged French cheeses.

After lunch, your driver-guide will take you to the village of Saint Emilion. Here, enjoy a stroll through this charming village and listen to the story of Saint Emilion. After the stroll, enjoy some free time for personal discovery. The village is also a great location for those who would like to purchase some wine to ship back home as there are a number of wine shops specialising in Saint Emilion wines.

After the visit of Saint Emilion, you'll return to Bordeaux. After a short drive, reach Bordeaux where your tour will end.  

Breakfast, Lunch
Cognac →  Bordeaux
Saint Emilion

Additional information

Official language
French
Local currency
EUR
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Exclusive Cognac Experience from the Loire Valley to Bordeaux

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