|Highlights||Visit Two Carefully selected Armagnac Properties
Stop for Lunch in the beautiful village of Labastide d'Armagnac
Hand-Picked Guides Only. English-Speaking, Experts in Armagnac
8.50am - Pick up by your driver / guide at your hotel or accommodation in Bordeaux or surrounding.
9.00am Depart from Bordeaux
10.30am Visit & Armagnac tasting in a 1st Armagnac Property
12.00am Reach the village of Labastide d'Armagnac. Free time for personal discovery and lunch.
2.00pm Visit & Armagnac Tasting in a 2nd Armagnac Property
3.30pm Depart for Bordeaux
5.00pm Arrive in Bordeaux
Discover The Delights Of The Distinctive Armagnac Brandy
Armagnac is a type of brandy distilled from wine made from a blend of grapes. The resulting spirit is then aged in oak barrels before release. Today visit several family owned wineries where you will be shown and explained the distilling process followed by a comparative tasting. We will also have you visit one of the most traditional villages of the region.
After having picked you up from your centrally located accommodation in Bordeaux, let us take you to Gascony, one of the most delicious corners of France where Armagnac is produced. This tour will enchant those of you who wish to discover one of the most authentic areas of France. Dotted with pristine medieval villages, blessed with delicious food & wines, the region has retained its rural heritage and traditions as if frozen in time. Unknown to most tourists, it is the perfect destination for those of you that wish to experience France off the beaten path.
First, A Visit To A Local Winery Of Bas-Amargnac
Our first stop will be in one of the most famous Armagnac wine making estate. Armagnac is the oldest ‘eau-de-vie’ in France. Known since the mid 1400’s, it was the Dutch that made it popular under the distilled form that we can still taste today. Upon arrival, begin the visit with an introduction to the history of the family. You will be explained how today, the owners roam the estates on the best terroirs, that of the Bas Armagnac and its tawny sands, to select, cultivate and bottle the most beautiful discoveries. Around forty estates contribute to an extraordinary collection that complete and perfect their ageing in the family owned cellars. Then, take part in a commented tasting session so as to better understand what the ‘Grands Assemblages’ are all about.
Then, Discover The Village Of Labastide D’Armagnac
After your visit, head towards one of the most beautiful villages of the area. Labastide d’Armagnac was founded at the end of the 13th century by Bernard VI, Count of Armagnac, in a period when the region was under English rule. The village, built around the Place Royale, named in honor of the king of England, has maintained its architectural design and medieval fascination fully intact. Categorized as a fortified village, constructed around a harmonious village square, bordered by colorful houses, arches, porticos and colonnades, Labastide d’Armagnac is recognized as one the best conserved of all the bastides. Follow your guide as you stroll through the narrow streets of the village and are explained what a Bastide is all about and why these villages were built in those days. After some free time for lunch, depart for the second visit of the day.
Finally, end the day with a final tasting
Only a short distance from Labastide d’Armagnac, Chateau Garreau is next on our itinerary. Here, the fertile soil, the century old cellars and amazing stills (dating from 1919) are just a few of the components that allow the winery to obtain an incomparable taste and personality to the Armagnacs produced. Before tasting Armagnac, you will also have the opportunity to visit the winemakers & Alembic museums that house tools used in the vineyard and century old stills that are still in use today. After, the visit and tasting, return to Bordeaux.
This private tour ensures you enjoy full attention from your guide.
|Included||Hotel pick up from Bordeaux or surrounding area.
Enjoy live commentaries from your expert guide.
Pre-booked visits to 2 Armagnac Properties.
Travel in recent, comfortable and fully equipped minivans.
Bottled water in the vehicle.
Free WiFi access on board.
|Excluded||Tasting fees at the Armagnac properties.
Meals and drinks.
Personal insurance, expenses.
Gratuities for the Guide.
|Know before you book||Price is per group, not per person.
This product is on request. We will confirm availability within the shortest possible time after we receive your order.
Tour requires minimum 2 passengers (adults) to operate.
Tour is operated in English, other languages on request.
This tour is not recommended for persons with reduced mobility.
Not wheelchair accessible.
Currency is in Euro.
|Know before you go|
This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate.
Offered all year round on request.
Tour does not run on January 1st, May 1st and December 25th.
Confirmation will be received at time of booking.
Infant seats available.
|Booking Cut-off||72 hours|
|Minimum||2 guests per booking|
|Maximum||8 guests per booking|
|Valid||8 hours Only on date on reservation|
|Cancellation Cut-off:||48 hours|
|Cancellation Notes:||Operator strictly adheres to its cancellation policy and will make no exceptions to the policy. If Guest chooses to cancel his or her reservation, Operator must receive written notice of said cancellation in writing via certified mail, fax or e-mail sent to [email protected] (with confirmation of receipt from Operator), and Guest shall be subject to the following cancellation fee schedule: Ophorus requires full payment by credit card, internet payment (through our website) or wire transfer (Wire transfer fees at the charge of the Guest) to make a reservation. We accept payment by AMEX, Visa and Master Card. There is no charge or service fee for processing credit card payments except with American Express +3%. For any cancellation, the following fees will be deducted from the refund: Up to 48 hours prior to departure: no cancellation fees except the booking fees. 48 hours prior to departure and less > no refund. No show - no refund.|
|PRIVATE TOUR||RETAIL PRICE||NET RATE|
|Adult||18-99 years||€760.00||Available on request|
|Option Name||PRIVATE TOUR|
|Option Description||This is a private tour, price is per activity not per person. Group size from 2 to 8 travelers maximum.|
|Terms and Conditions||
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If any hotel or predetermined meeting place changes, notify Orphorus immediately. Otherwise be at location 10 minutes prior to pick up time.
|Redemption||Your voucher will be collected or scanned on redemption|