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Bordeaux: Cognac Terroir and Distillery Day Tour

Product ID: 362755
With a maximum of 8 people, explore the world of Cognac with an official guide. During this day-tour you'll visit a traditional distillery to taste their craft cognacs. Following that, visit a world famous trading house to sample their products.
About this activity
Duration: 9 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English
Cancellation policy
Cancel up to 2 days in advance for a full refund

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Experience

Highlights
  • Visit a world-famous cognac house
  • Visit a craft distillery and meet the distiller
  • Taste various cognacs and receive explanations on the tastings
  • Tour with a certified "cognac educator" as your guide
Full description
Throughout this tour you will meet local people whose families have produced craft cognacs for generations. They will show you their estates and distilleries, and even let you sample some of their production. With such a visit you'll truly come to understand the meaning of the French saying "give time to time", as well as the different philosophies behind the production of cognac. Have this experience with a certified "cognac educator" who has been awarded by WSET Spirits.

Your first distillery visit will end with a tasting of a part of the family's production. This tour is also an opportunity to discover Romanesque churches and enjoy the typical scenery of a terroir considered by many as the “French Tuscany”. You'll have lunch with your guide at a typical restaurant popular with the local people. This will be a great opportunity to taste a delicious meal with local drinks, throughout which you will also enjoy an insight into French lifestyle.

In the afternoon you will reach the town of Cognac where you will enter a world-famous cognac trading house. There the role of the houses consists of a process ranging from the ageing of "eaux-de-vie" to the final bottle. The visit later ends with a tasting of 2 cognacs, and after this second experience you can wander through the old town of Cognac to discover its rich history.
Includes
  • A selection of famous cognac brands
  • Certified expert guide
  • Transportation
  • Craft spirits tasting
  • 2 cognac tastings
  • Pickup and drop-off at the tourism office
What’s Not Included
  • Lunch (your guides will suggest a local restaurant)
  • Personal purchases and souvenirs
  • Insurance
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Children under 18 years

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

Arrive 15 minutes before the tour starts. The guide arrives in the morning from Cognac, so the departure may be delayed by 15 minutes depending on traffic conditions in Bordeaux and the suburbs.

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Important information
Know before you go
This tour requires smart casual dress.