Private tour of Cognac from Bordeaux
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Cognac Tour

A day of cognac tastings and visits of the producers departing from Bordeaux

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Marie | about the guide

This private tour is a must for cognac lovers! Easy to access from Paris, the Nouvelle-Aquitaine region is home to both world-famous and more experimental cognacs. You’ve probably already heard of the big names like Hennesy, Martell and Remy Martin, which you can easily discover on your own. The real added value of this guided tour is the possibility of discovering lesser-known local producers that you wouldn’t be able meet otherwise. Did you know that according to French law, cognac must be distilled twice in cooper stills and then aged in oak barrels for at least 2 years to be defined as “cognac”? After your private day tour, you’ll be a real cognac connoisseur!

(1 reviews)
  • Bordeaux and the wine region
    France
  • 1 day
    DURATION
  • 7
    MAX. No. ON TOUR

TOUR DETAILS

keywords :
Cognac tastings, discover Cognac city
transport :
By private car
ACTIVITY LEVEL :
Moderate
ACCESSIBLE TO THE DISABLED :
no
Kid friendly :
Not adapted for children
LANGUAGES:
Français/French (native), Anglais/English (fluent)
MAX. No. OF PEOPLE :
7

INCLUDED IN THE TOUR

- Services of a private guide-driver - Private car transport from Bordeaux or Blaye or Angouleme in a 7-seat private vehicle - Cognac tastings in two different places (2 cognacs in each place) - Guided visit at two small cognac producers - Insurance provided for the travelers in the vehicle

NOT INCLUDED

- Lunch - Personal shopping

ITINERARY

During your private day tour, you will visit two different local cognac producers (maisons). If you start in Bordeaux, you’ll be driven by your guide to the Cognac region where you’ll meet the owners of the first family-run cognac house. During your guided visit, you’ll sample the local cognacs and learn more about how they were made. After that, you’ll head off the beaten track to the second maison for more tastings. Depending on the season, you’ll discover the different steps involved the production - the best time to see the distilling process is from late November to late January. The tour can be adapted to your needs and preferences e.g. visit famous cognac maisons or sample old unmixed cognacs at secrets addresses. Supplements may apply. *NOTE: When reserving, please indicate if you’d like to visit the most well-known cognac producers, so your guide can organize the visits for you. There would be a supplement to pay as the price of the tastings is not the same. Visitors must be accompanied by a professional guide.

WHERE AND WHEN?

MEET-UP LOCATION:
Blaye, Bordeaux or Angoulême station (flexible)
END OF TOUR LOCATION:
Blaye, Bordeaux, Angoulême station (flexible)

about
your guide

Marie

Bordeaux

languages :
Français/French, Anglais/English

I was born, brought up and studied in Bordeaux. I now live between Bordeaux and Cognac surrounded by vineyards. After taking part in a guided tour of the château de Bonaguil when I was about 15 years old, I remember telling my mother, “I know what I want to do when I’m older! I want to be a tour guide!” I studied tourism at the University of Bordeaux in 2001, obtained my professional guide certification in 2003 and travelled the world, before returning to my beloved home city. Guiding suits my curious and sociable personality - I love meeting people from all over the world. To give you the best guiding experience, I spend hours doing research and hunting out addresses where you’ll meet passionate specialists and fascinating locals. During my tours, you’ll explore the historic center of Bordeaux, its wine regions and small Cognac producers.

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1 reviews

average rate :
Scott
United States - 02.05.2018

We had a wonderful experience visiting several distilleries in Cognac with Marie. She planned the perfect day for our interests. The whole process was very professional from the beginning to end. This was a very educational experience. Marie seems to have a personal connection to the distilleries and this shows in the way we were treated throughout the day. All our expectations were met on this fabulous day in Cognac. I highly recommend this tour.

Cognac Tour Private tour of Cognac from Bordeaux
Rated 5.0/ 5stars based on 1 customer reviews
Product description: This private tour is a must for cognac lovers! Easy to access from Paris, the Nouvelle-Aquitaine region is home to both world-famous and more experimental cognacs. You’ve probably already heard of the big names like Hennesy, Martell and Remy Martin, which you can easily discover on your own. The real added value of this guided tour is the possibility of discovering lesser-known local producers that you wouldn’t be able meet otherwise. Did you know that according to French law, cognac must be distilled twice in cooper stills and then aged in oak barrels for at least 2 years to be defined as “cognac”? After your private day tour, you’ll be a real cognac connoisseur! Customer reviews:
Cognac Tour ,
5/ 5stars
We had a wonderful experience visiting several distilleries in Cognac with Marie. She planned the perfect day for our interests. The whole process was very professional from the beginning to end. This was a very educational experience. Marie seems to have a personal connection to the distilleries and this shows in the way we were treated throughout the day. All our expectations were met on this fabulous day in Cognac. I highly recommend this tour.