A Feast for the Senses: Wine, Food and History in Bordeaux

Enjoy private excursions to famed vineyards and cellars as you explore the heart of French wine country, including the prehistoric cave of Lascaux and the Cave of the Mammoth.
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Program No. 19359RSBLOG
13 days
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At a Glance

In the South of France, wine is a beloved part of everyday life. It’s also big business. Voyage along the Dordogne and Garonne rivers and explore some of the world’s great vineyards in Saint-Emilion, Medoc and Graves. Learn about AOC’s, microclimates and the development of the French wine industry. From prehistoric cave drawings to Roman times to the Hundred Years’ War, learn this region’s story.
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Extensive walking along unpaved lanes and cobblestoned streets; some stairs without railings and/or uneven. Participants should be able to stand for at least one hour.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • On private field trips to vineyards and cellars, learn about AOC’s, microclimates and the development of the French wine industry.
  • Discover this region’s succulent cuisine through a visit to a local market and the sampling of local cuisine.
  • Examine cave drawings in the prehistoric caves of Lascaux and Rouffignac.
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Bill Snowden
Bill Snowden was a geography master at Harrow school, a boy's boarding school which counts Winston Churchill and Lord Byron among its former pupils. In 2014, Bill retired from teaching to devote more of his time to travel and leading travel adventurers. Since 1984, Bill has worked during spring and summer breaks as a group leader or guide. He is fluent in French and Spanish, providing him the opportunity to lead travel programs across Europe, most notably in France and Spain.

Please note: This expert may not be available for every date of this program.

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