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TOUR 6: Bordeaux/Tuscany June 2013 PDF Print E-mail

Historic centre of Bordeaux.

Absolutely stunning modern aparatment, with parking place if needed.

Sleeps 2+2.

First floor with juliet balcony and stone steps. In very sought after area of Bordeaux.

From 155 euros per night. Minimum 4 nights.

Incredible value and more luxurious than a 4 star hotel.




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9140205810In the first week we will be visiting Bordeaux, a very beautiful and historical city, Saint Emilion town, a Unesco site, taste St Emilion Grand Cru Classe the Arcachon basin, some of the most prestigious chateau wineries and others also.

Staying in a chateau hotel in both Bordeaux and Umbria, you will start to feel like royalty, together with Michelin starred restaurant meals and some just as wonderful fabulous local bistros, eat fresh oysters in Bordeaux with other local specialties.

Taste truffles in Italy, visit ceramics, cachemere farm, wine museum, eat, drink, shop.

One afternoon free time in each location. We will be in Bordeaux first week then in Tuscany/Umbria for week 2. Typically there will be approximately 5 winery visits in each location.

Winery visits in Bordeaux will include TWO of following: Cheval Blanc, Chateau Margaux, Chateau Latour and Pichon Lalande, then we will aslo visit some of the smaller family wineries, another 3 or 4 wineries.


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913844970Bordeaux and Tuscany, wine tour.

Day one: Arrive from Rome , settle in and welcome dinner. Maybe have a swim in the pool, just 5 minutes walk up the hill.

Day two: Leave to visit Cashmere farm near Chianti and then on to Castell Gabbiano and Castell Fonterutoli. A walk around Radda in Chianti or Gaiole in Chianti.

Day three: Visit some smaller places in Umbria, first the capital Perugia, then dried porcini mushroom and truffle factory, shoe outlet store and very quaint hilltop villages.

Day four: Have a look at Assisi, San Francesco's home. San Francesco is the patron saint of Italy and his baptistery with Giotto's frescoes is a true masterpiece in art.

Visit Adanti Winery near Bevagna.

Day five: The world famous wine museum is nearby and definitely worth a visit. After that we go to the nearby small town of Deruta is devoted to ceramics and has been producing artisan pieces since 1500's. We look at this and then go on to Montefalco to visit a famous Sagrantino winery.

Day six: Lets look at Siena, the most famous of all small medieval towns, followed by San Gimignano, famous for powerful families who built there huge towers, 14 of which remain.

Day seven: Mystery day, this is where the group has a say in where we go for the last day. There are many proposals, which we will look at in the beginning of the week.

Day eight: Transfer to Florence. Winery visits in Bordeaux will include TWO of following: Cheval Blanc, Chateau Margaux, Chateau Latour and Pichon Lalande, then we will aslo visit some of the smaller family wineries, another 3 or 4 wineries.

 

 

 

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