Mont Blanc Ascent

Firstly may I just say I absolutely loved the Mont Blanc trip, and when talking to the other climbers who had gone with other agencies, our trip had the best mix of mountain huts, walks and training, so thank you, it really was superb.

J Kamming | United Kingdom

Bordeaux - from Wine to Cognac with WineFriend's Yvonne Lorkin

Can you truly tell the difference between a Merlot and a Malbec.Perhaps you only enjoy a small glass of wine at dinner.Maybe you just like the smooth taste of that cheeky cognac whilst curled up with a good book.Or is your love to travel and explore the history, culture and cuisine of the world.Join WineFriend's wine expert, Yvonne Lorkin, on a fabulous tour of Bordeaux, France. Visit vineyards and distilleries, learn about various varieties of grapes, wines and cognacs, sample local cuisine and experience the history and culture of this region.Bordeaux is the largest finest vineyard in France renowned the world over. This vineyard covers half of the largest county within France called the Gironde. It spreads out over 120 000 hectares and 500 communes representing 100 km from west to east, and 130 km from north to south. So how do we go about discovering 57 appellations of origins, choose from over 8000 chateaux, nearly 13000 wine producers while exploring a great diversity of vine-clad landscapes? On foot, because the vineyards are to be discovered little by little. With your guide and Yvonne, you will explore all that the grapes of Bordeaux have to offer.No matter what your wine or cognac tastes may be, this tour has something for everyone!!

Brief Itinerary

DAY 1 Arrive Bordeaux
DAY 2 Vineyards of Fronsac
DAY 3 Vineyards of Saint-Emilion
DAY 4 Vineyards of the Medoc
DAY 5 Vineyards of Graves
DAY 6 Bordeaux - La Cite du Vin
DAY 7 The Estuary
DAY 8 Bordeaux to Cognac
DAY 9 Tour of Cognac
DAY 10 Tour ends

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Trip Code: TWT
Trip Grading: Introductory to Moderate
Duration:  10 days
Next Trip:  05 May 2018
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price: $6,990.00 NZD

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