Shore excursion to Saintes & Cognac tasting from La Rochelle port

Tour Number

Activity Level

273615


Categories

Day Trip / Out of Town, Food and Wine, Museums / Culture, Shore Excursion

Details

Kid Friendly: No.

Friendly: No.

Maximum travelers: 7

Language(s)

explanation

French (fluent), English (fluent)

Discover the historical city of Saintes and Cognac tasting tour


After pick-up at the port of La Rochelle, drive to Saintes.

This historical city has been awarded as an history and art city. The panoramic drive will take you to the highlights such as the ruins of the roman amphitheater or the roman arc on the river Charente banks, but also the beautiful romanesque churches.

Then, you will enjoy a nice lunch in town before driving to the vineyards for a Cognac tasting tour. In the estate, you will be explained all the steps for making the famous brandy from the harvest, the distillation in the specific cooper pot still and the art of blending.

After the tasting drive back to La Rochelle to join your waiting ship.

Itinerary

Leave La Rochelle port in the morning

One hour drive to reach Saintes - Guided tour of this beautiful city

Lunch (not included)

Drive to the vineyards and visit in a Cognac estate (including a tasting)

Drive back to La Rochelle Port of call

Meeting Point + Tour Duration

Meeting Point Options: Rail or Bus Station, Cruise Ship Port, Airport, Hotel

End Point Options: Rail or Bus Station, Cruise Ship Port, Airport, Hotel

Duration: 8 hours 30 min.

Transportation

*** I will be your guide and driver. I am said to be cautious and good driver (and modest too).

***9 seater minivan (air-conditionned and comfortable clean vehicle)

*** Ford Tourneo Custom : roomy space on board (more than enough for 7 passengers + wine cases and suitcases :-), footboards and sliding doors for easy access, ooportunity to charge connected devices

What’s Included

  • Guiding Services

Other: A guided tour of Saintes with a licensed guide

The transportation from the port of La Rochelle for a full day excursion in a air-conditionned minivan (bottles of water and insurance while onboard included)

The booking for a visit to a Cognac distillery (from my partners database)

Estimated Local Cash Needed

25 euros - consider 25€ on average for a nice lunch in a french brasserie

What’s Extra

Other: Lunch (consider 25€/person on average for having lunch in a nice french brassrie)

Tasting tour in a Cognac distillery which is not involved in my partners database

Restrictions

No restriction with a licence allowing me to guide you in museums and monuments

Fully knowledgeable with wine making and Cognac distillation but one restriction is mandatory : "Alcohol abuse is bad for your health, please consume in moderation"

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    Currency
    Tour Price

    940 USD(for up to 7 people) (duration: 8 hours 30 min.) deposit ?

  • Tour Number

    Activity Level

    273615


    Categories

    Day Trip / Out of Town, Food and Wine, Museums / Culture, Shore Excursion

    Details

    Kid Friendly: No.

    Friendly: No.

    Maximum travelers: 7

    Language(s)

    explanation

    French (fluent), English (fluent)

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