Goway's special booking conditions protect your 2021 travel plans - Read more
Specials Trip Finder Brochures Menu

Eat + Drink: Paris to Bordeaux

Duration
8 Days
Prices From:
AU$ 3,164

Enjoy the culinary highlights of France on this small group experience. Starting in Paris, discover famous markets and patisseries with tasting, then, visit the Louvre in a special way. In Bordeaux, explore important wine regions, wines and cheeses. Finally, discover the Bay of Arcachon with its traditional culture of oysters.


At Goway we are experts at designing personalized itineraries to suit your special interests, tastes and budget. Let us arrange your ultimate travel experience today.
Duration
8 Days
Prices From:
AU$ 3,164

Itinerary View Trip Map

Day 1

Paris Airport to Paris Central Hotels

Duration1 Hour

Hotel Le Tourville

This 4-star boutique hotel is located in the heart on the 7th district of Paris, a place bustling with life and poetry. In the beating heart of the city, halfway between the Eiffel Tower and Hotel des Invalides, it is where literature lovers flock to. Themed around belles-lettres, this boutique hotel is a must-go choice for artistic minds wishing to stay in central Paris. This hotel invites its guests to enjoy its breakfast room and relaxing lounge area.

Meal Plan Buffet Breakfast
Duration3 Nights
Accommodation

Hotel Le Tourville

More Info

  • starstarstarstar

    Hotel Le Tourville


    This 4-star boutique hotel is located in the heart on the 7th district of Paris, a place bustling with life and poetry. In the beating heart of the city, halfway between the Eiffel Tower and Hotel des Invalides, it is where literature lovers flock to. …

    This 4-star boutique hotel is located in the heart on the 7th district of Paris, a place bustling with life and poetry. In the beating heart of the city, halfway between the Eiffel Tower and Hotel des Invalides, it is where literature lovers flock to. Themed around belles-lettres, this boutique hotel is a must-go choice for artistic minds wishing to stay in central Paris. This hotel invites its guests to enjoy its breakfast room and relaxing lounge area.

    Facilities

    • Air Conditioning
    • Breakfast Room
    • Business Centre
    • Child Friendly
    • Free WiFi
    • Laundry Service
    • Lounge
    • Restaurant
    • Room Service

    More Details

Day 2

Small Group Gourmet Food Tour plus Lunch

Join a small group excursion with a professional tour guide and indulge in a 'Tour de France' French regional gastronomy! Your journey begins in a typical French-style bakery where you will enjoy a coffee, delicious butter croissants, and pick up some traditional baguettes to enjoy later. Next stop is Les Halles, home to the huge food market and known as a mecca for food lovers. The streets are lined with specialty food stores, restaurants, cafes, and kitchen supplies. Shop amongst the locals on the popular rue Montorgueil, stopping along the way to savor some local treats like artisanal cheeses and fine chocolates direct from the 'fromagerie' and 'chocolatier'. You will also have the opportunity to visit one of the oldest and most beautiful patisseries in Paris, famous for winning the award for the Best Chocolate Eclair! The last stop will be a beautifully restored epicerie. Along the way, your expert guide will ensure to share stories from centuries-old traditions. Finally, stop at a wine bar and with the help of an expert sommelier, sample various wines from different regions in France and how to pair each wine with your food.

Duration3 Hours
Day 3

Must-See Louvre + French Breakfast

Start your small group tour in a relaxed way with a typical French breakfast in a magnificent and chic cafe terrace, located inside the Cour Napoleon of the Louvre. Enjoy the sublime views over the iconic glass pyramid as the museum opens for the day as you savor typical French viennoiseries with fresh fruit salad, freshly squeezed orange juice with coffee or tea. After breakfast, you will skip the lines and take a journey through the famous Louvre museum, visiting the the 'Top 10' must-see works of art in the Louvre and more! Some highlights will include the mysterious Mona Lisa, the exquisite Venus de Milo, the spectacular Winged Victory and many other of the most famous masterpieces in the world. Travel back in time and explore the Italian Renaissance, discover ancient Egypt, Greece and Rome, and the great French paintings of the 19th century. The visit inside the musuem will take approximately 1.5 hour tour and is specially designed to ensure that you cover all the must-see masterpieces in the Louvre, as well as showing you other fascinating artworks along the way. Your expert local guides will share stories behind the art and artists, helping you to understand what makes these iconic works so special. After your tour, you may remain inside the museum to explore at your own pace.

Duration2 Hours
Day 4

Paris Hotel to Paris Train Station/Port

Duration1 Hour

Saint Jean Train Station to Bordeaux City Centre

Duration0 Minutes

Hotel Burdigala - MGallery Collection

Located in the heart of Bordeaux, the Burdigala Hotel was completely refurbished in summer 2011, and its elegant yet relaxed atmosphere provides a welcome sanctuary from the hustle and bustle of the city. Whether traveling for business or leisure, come and enjoy the "urban chic" and warm welcome for which we are renowned.

Meal Plan ROOM and ONLY
Duration4 Nights
Day 5

Full day tour to Saint Emilion and Medoc, including lunch

This full day tour takes you to the two most important wine regions in Bordeaux. Start the day with a visit of the village of Saint-Emilion. Enjoy a guided tour in the little streets of the old town of Saint Emilion dating back from the 9th century and still perfectly preserved thanks to its classification on the UNESCO heritage list. Continue to a beautiful Classified Growth chateau (Grand Cru Classe in French) just outside the village. Be welcomed in front of the chateau with a glass of white wine. Enjoy a little walk in the middle of the vines. Take a tour of the cellars. And finally enjoy a tasting of wines of the property inside the castle, while enjoying an aperitif made of local and fresh delicacies: bread, cheese and charcuterie. For lunch drive back to Bordeaux and enjoy a quick picnic lunch and a glass of wine at the Bordovino's Apartment. Then, after lunch, you will head outside Bordeaux, towards the mythical "Chateau Route" of Medoc and arrive in a charming and authentic family-run estate. Visit the vineyards, tour around the traditional vat room and discover the cellar. Take a tasting class and become a wine expert. At the end of the visit, you will enjoy some tasting of the chateau's wines. Next, visit will be to a Great Classified Growth estate. Visit the vineyards, the vat room and the cellars of one of the most prestigious chateaux of Bordeaux. Enjoy a last tasting of the day!

Duration10 Hours
Day 6

Bordeaux Cheese and Wine tasting (Afternoon)

Enjoy the best of France while in Bordeaux on this small group cheese and wine tasting session. Meet in one of Bordeaux's most unique locations and discover the underground vaulted "100 cheese cellar". In a fun & informative atmosphere, you will savor 9 AOC cheeses from all over France that will be complemented by three regional wines of Bordeaux. Learn about the magic of pairing food and wine and experience a wide range of flavors and aromas.

Duration1 Hour
Day 7

Bay of Arcachon with Oyster tasting

The Bay of Arcachon is a beautiful bay located only 1 hour away from the center of Bordeaux. Arcachon is a bay of 1500 hectares fed by the Atlantic Ocean forming an inland sea with the colors of a lagoon, bordered on one side by a blond fine sand dune culminating at 110 meters at the Dune du Pilat, Europe's highest sand dune. From its summit, you can also admire the beautiful Landes' forest. On this small-group excursion, you will explore this oyster-harvesting area on the southern side of France. Climb the Pyla's sand dune and enjoy there the amazing views of the ocean, the bay, and the forest. Be brave enough to walk down the dune and put one foot in the water. The bay of Arcachon is also home to the traditional culture of oysters! Enjoy an oyster's tasting at a local producer with a glass of white wine.

Duration5 Hours
Day 8

Bordeaux City Centre to Saint Jean Train Station from 7:00pm to 7:00am

Duration0 Minutes

Other Information

DEPARTURES:

Thursdays, Saturdays: April to October

PRICE INCLUDES:

  • Private arrival and departure transfers 
  • 3 nights first class accommodations in Paris
  • 3 nights first class accommodations in Bordeaux
  • Private transfer services between train stations and hotels
  • Small Group Gourmet Food Tour with Lunch - max 20 guests
  • Small Group Must-See Louvre with French breakfast - max 12 guests
  • Small Group Saint Emilion and Medoc with Lunch - max 8 guests
  • Small Group Bordeaux Cheese and Wine tasting - max 15 guests
  • Small Group Bay of Arcachon with Oyster tasting - max 8 guests
  • 3 breakfasts, 2 lunches, Gourmet tour and tastings, Wines tastings, Cheese tasting, Oyster tasting

PRICE EXCLUDES:

  • Train tickets between cities
  • Travel insurance
  • Visa fees if applicable
  • Excursions
  • Meals and beverages not specifically indicated
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Gratuities

TERMS AND CONDITIONS:

Prices are "from" per person based on twin/double share accommodation and for travel in low season. Seasonal surcharges and blackout dates may apply. Limited seat/spaces and all pricing is subject to change and availability. Rates for single or triple travellers are available on request - please inquire

DP PARTPK8DBORFR
1 Apr 2021
Trip Finder

What our travelers say

Goway Toolkit


Need help planning your holiday? Our toolkit is a great place to get started.