Bordeaux, one of the most famous wine regions in the world, is also a fabulous destination for a family trip.
This 4-day itinerary offers a selection of activities that will interest both adults and children of all ages making the trip an unforgettable experience for all.
Day 1: Bordeaux
With your private guide spend the morning exploring the magnificent city of Bordeaux listed by UNESCO. Start the day by boarding an electric Tuktuk, a fun way to visit the historic centre of Bordeaux. Your children will love the Water Mirror location along the Garonne River as well as the fun stories told by your guide. Stop along the way to taste some of the local specialties such as the world-famous cannelé or the less-known 'Dune Blanche' (cream puffs).
After lunch, explore the Cité du Vin Wine Museum. This very modern and interactive museum offers hi-tech audio guides that the whole family will enjoy using - end the visit on the 8th floor of the museum where you have a wine tasting and your children will enjoy a glass of organic grape juice!
Day 2: The Iconic Medoc Wine Region
There are few things that wine lovers enjoy more than driving along the Route des Châteaux north of Bordeaux -along both sides, row upon row of vineyards as far as the eye can see. The names on the road signs tick off a fabulous list: Latour, Lafite and Mouton Rothschild, Palmer, Pichon Baron, Cos d’Estournel.
Stop at the Chateau Marquis d'Alesme located in the world-famous village of Margaux. Whilst you explore this magical property your children will be taken care of by their own private guide and enjoy a treasure hunt through the property. An enjoyable and interesting experience for all.
For lunch we recommend that you relax in the vineyards of a Grand Cru Classé winery during a picnic lunch.
Day 3: Saint Emilion
Cross the Garonne River to arrive to the enchanting medieval village of Saint-Émilion, classified by UNESCO. A luminous, ochre-colored jewel built of limestone and Roman roof tiles, perched on a plateau and completely surrounded by a sea of vineyards. Explore the village with your private guide and hear all of the stories from the Medieval times.
After a bistro type lunch in the village, we recommend that you stop at one of the wine properties close by where a private chef will be waiting for you. Enjoy a pastry class where you will all learn how to make some of France's iconic pastries.
Day 4: Arcachon Bay
Head to the Atlantic coast and visit the protected natural Bay of Arcachon. Upon arrival, board a pinasse –a traditional wooden boat- to enjoy a tour of the bay, including a close-up view of the oyster farms. Discover the area ‘like a local’ with your skipper and learn all there is to know about the bay’s traditions and treasures.
At the end of the cruise, stop at the Dune de Pyla - Europe’s highest sand dune. Race to the top with your children and enjoy the fabulous views over the Cap Ferret Peninsula and the Arguin sand bank.
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